ARSON: Northeastern District -- Fire and police department arson investigators are looking into an incident in which a flaming device was thrown onto an occupied 2-story rowhouse at 1614 E. 29th St. shortly after 3 a.m. today and caused a two-alarm fire that extensively damaged the structure. Police said the first alarm was pulled at 3:05 a.m. and that when the first of several firefighters arrived on the scene, they requested a second alarm at 3:15 a.m. A fire department spokesman said no injuries were reported but that the fire caused extensive damage, especially to the rear of the residence, before it was declared under control at 3:49 a.m. Police said the occupants were being questioned to learn who may have started the fire and why.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 800 block of Park Ave. reported that someone broke into her home over the weekend and removed property valued at more than $300. Police said an intruder entered through an unlocked window after climbing a fire escape.
BURGLARY/ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Police reported a resident of the 4000 block of Hillen Road answered a knock at the door and was assaulted yesterday evening by a man. Police said after the woman opened her front door, the man pushed her back inside and struck her about the face and head while demanding money. Police said after the man knocked the woman to the floor, he ransacked several rooms looking for valuables. Police said it was not immediately known if any property was taken and that the woman was not seriously injured.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Audrey Williams, of the 5500 block of Whitwood Road, reported she was getting out of a car near her home yesterday evening when she was approached by a man armed with a small caliber handgun who forced her to give up her purse. Police said the gunman fled the scene with cash and property, all valued at $30.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- William Burbridge, of the 5900 block of Cedonia Ave., reported that while his 1984 Nissan was parked near his home over the weekend, someone removed all four of the vehicle's 14-inch wheel covers. Police said the wheel covers were valued at nearly $200.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through the rear kitchen door and removed two VCRs. Police said the property was valued at $600.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that during an argument in his home yesterday evening, Francis Palmer, of the 4400 block of Franconia Road, was stabbed in the back with a knife, reportedly by his wife, Myrona. Police said the force of the blow was such that the knife's handle broke off. Police said the man was taken to the Francis Scott Key Medical Center for treatment and that the wife was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Police said she was being held at the women's detention center and was to have a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Troy Davis, of the 1900 block of E. 32nd St., reported he was in the 2800 block of Hillen Road yesterday evening when he was stopped by a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun who demanded his money. Police said the gunman escaped with less than $10 in cash.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into My Sister's Place in the 100 block of W. Mulberry St. over the weekend by forcing a rear door. Police said it was not immediately known what, if any, property was taken.
ASSAULT: Central District -- John P. Slater, of the 300 block of E. 25th St., reported that upon knocking on the front door of a home in the 800 block of St. Paul St. Saturday night, he was attacked by a resident of the house who struck him with a baseball bat. Police said Slater apparently knocked on the front door of a stranger and that the man who struck Slater had not been arrested. Police said Slater was taken to Mercy Medical Center, where he was treated for a broken right arm, head injuries and released.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Officials of HWS Foods in the first block of Marketplace reported that someone broke into the building and removed more than $800 in cash. Police said someone entered the building by unscrewing the bolts of a gate that secured the building's front entrance.
THEFT: Central District -- Herbert D. Haynes, of the 5300 block of Belleville Ave., reported that while his 1988 Hyundai was parked in the 400 block of N. Calvert St. yesterday, someone broke into the vehicle and removed a large quantity of tools, two recorders and several tapes. Police said the property was valued at nearly $4,000.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 500 block of Presstman St. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday between noon and 6 p.m. and removed cash and food stamps, all valued at more than $400. Police said someone entered the home by forcing a front door.