THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police reported a man, his mother and grandmother were detained yesterday evening at the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road when they attempted to leave without paying for toilet articles valued at nearly $60. Police said the 27-year-old man was arrested and held overnight at the Eastern District lockup pending theft charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner. His name was not immediately available. Police said the man's 51-year-old mother and his 72-year-old grandmother were allowed to leave the store and are expected to be issued summonses requiring their appearance in court to answer theft charges.
THEFT: Western District -- Ernestine Wilson, of the 2500 block of Edmondson Ave., reported she was walking in the 500 block of Whitmore Ave. about 9 o'clock last night when a man ran up from behind and stole the two-piece chicken dinner she was carrying. Police said the dinner, which included rice, beans and bread, was valued at nearly $4.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A 17-year-old resident of the 1400 block of E. Cold Spring Lane reported he was in the 4300 block of Old York Road when he was accosted by a man with a handgun who demanded he give up his money. Police said the victim handed over more than $15 in cash and the gunman fled.
THEFT: Northern District -- Jacques Kelly, of the 2600 block of St. Paul St., reported that between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. yesterday, someone removed the wrought-iron gate from his back yard fence. Kelly told police the gate was valued at $500.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 6100 block of Dunroming Road reported that someone broke into his home through the basement door and removed stereo receiving and recording equipment, a VCR and several pieces of jewelry. Police said the property was valued at nearly $3,800.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Dr. Albert Millan reported that someone broke into his office in the 300 block of E. 33rd St. Wednesday or yesterday and removed a typewriter and a copying machine. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,800 and that entry was gained through a basement window.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into the York Road Food Market in the 500 block of Rose Hill Terrace by forcing the rear door. Police said it was not immediately known what, if any, property was taken.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Ulersee Odoms, of the 900 block of Homestead St., reported she was walking in the 600 block of Homestead St. yesterday morning when a man ran up to her from behind and stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the purse contained nearly $60 in cash and property.
THEFT: Northern District -- Clarice Patterson, of the 1400 block of Weldon Place, told police that while her 1988 pickup truck was parked near her home, someone broke into the vehicle and removed tools valued at nearly $1,000.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police yesterday arrested a teen-age boy who attempted to leave the Giant food market in the 700 block of W. 40th St. without paying for several packages of meat valued at nearly $79. Police said the property was recovered and that the youth was released in the custody of his parents pending action by juvenile authorities.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 5500 block of Roland Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through the rear door and removed a video game, several video game cartridges, a game controller and two watches. Police said the property had a total value of nearly $800.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported clothing and coins were removed from a dwelling in the 2900 block of Miles Ave. yesterday after someone got in by forcing a rear basement door.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Margaret Lucas, of the 1800 block of Ramblewood Road, reported she was walking near her home early yesterday when she was stopped by a man with a handgun who demanded she give up her money. Police said Lucas gave the man $30 in cash and he fled.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4800 block of Hamilton Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through the kitchen window and removed two VCRs, cash and several pieces of jewelry. Police said the property was valued at more than $800.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- An employee of Stansbury Hi-Fi Inc., in the 6300 block of Frankford Ave., reported that someone broke into a company vehicle and removed two hand trucks and a CB radio. Police said the property was valued at more than $400.
ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Northeastern District -- Police arrested two teen-agers and were holding them at the station pending charges that they assaulted and robbed a 17-year-old resident of the 1600 block of Chilton St. of his jacket as he walked in the 3600 block of Tivoly Ave. Police said the jacket was valued at more than $100.