ARRESTS: Central District -- Police investigating suspicious behavior early yesterday in the 100 block of W. Lanvale St. noticed a van with Washington, D.C., license plates parked nearby occupied by several males. Looking inside the van, police found tools used to break into cars. Police said while officers detained the vehicle's occupants, others examined several cars parked nearby and found at least one that had been broken into. A further search of the van revealed a tool with the ignition of one car still attached to it and a radar detector that had been removed from another car. Police said seven males, including two juveniles, were arrested and were being held at the station pending charges and further investigation. Police said all seven were expected to be charged with attempted auto theft, larceny from autos and with being rogues and vagabonds.
FIRE BOMB: Northeastern District -- Police are seeking the person or persons who threw two Molotov cocktails at a house in the 1600 block of E. 29th St. shortly before 3 a.m. today. Police said neither device exploded. Police said the incident is under investigation by the arson squads of the city police and fire departments. Anyone having information concerning the attempted arson should call the district at 396-2444.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported a man entered the Shell food market in the 6000 block of Moravia Road yesterday and fled moments later after removing meat products from a freezer. Police said the value of the meat was not known.
ARRESTS: Northern District -- Police arrested two men and charged them with three robberies involving the drivers of United Parcel Service vehicles. Police said the robberies charged to the pair occurred between Oct. 30 and Jan. 4 and involved taking more than $100 from the drivers and removing packages bound for customers. Police said the arrests of Gary W. Wooten, 31, of the 2800 block of Garrison Blvd., and Wayne C. Gross Jr., 26, of the 2900 block of Hillen Road, came after police staked out a section of north Baltimore where many of the robberies occurred.
RAPE/ROBBERY: Western District -- Police today were seeking a man in connection with the rape and robbery of a woman inside a house in the 2200 block of Baker St. The victim, a resident of the 1900 block of Eutaw Place, told police that following the rape she was robbed of her gold watch, seven gold rings and two gold bracelets. Police said the jewelry was valued at more than $500. Police said the woman was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police said Michael Berti, 18, of the 6200 block of Eunice Ave., and a 17-year-old male who is a resident of the 4000 block of Glenmore Ave. were in the 5200 block of Frankford Ave. around 3 a.m. yesterday when they were accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who robbed Berti of cash and jewelry, all valued at more than $500. From the 17-year-old, the gunman and his accomplice took a knife valued at $60.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Western District -- Louis Barnado, of the 3400 block of Frederick Ave., reported that in the 1000 block of Sarah Ann St. yesterday he was attacked by a man armed with a knife who cut his hands. Later, police arrested a suspect and were holding him at the station pending aggravated assault charges.
CUTTING: Western District -- Paul Rice, of the 2300 block of Edmondson Ave., told police he was assaulted near his home yesterday by a man who robbed him of his coat and jeans and then cut him on the left chest, right arm and face with a knife. Police said the man escaped and Rice was taken to a hospital for treatment.
THEFT: Western District -- Police reported that someone entered a home in the 1500 block of Baker St. and removed more than $200.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Simmons Roofing Co. in the 1800 block of N. Payson St. reported that someone broke into their building and removed eight 5-gallon cans of cement. Police said a 1982 red pickup truck, the property of the company, also was stolen.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police responding to the Farm Fresh store in the 2900 block of Hamilton Ave. arrested a man who attempted to leave the store without paying for two cartons of cigarettes. Police said the property was recovered and the man, a 24-year-old resident of the 2900 block of Keswick Road, was being held at the Eastern District pending theft charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Doris Leimbach, of the 4100 block of Kingsway Road, reported she was walking near her home yesterday afternoon when a man pushed her to the ground and stole her purse. Police said the thief escaped with cash and property valued at nearly $40.