SHOOTING: Western District -- Calvin Purnell, of the 2600 block of W. Fayette St., reported that during an incident near his home he was attacked by another man who shot him in the left hand. Police said Purnell was taken to Bon Secours Hospital for treatment.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Lawrence Hopson, of the 1200 block of Evesham Ave., reported that someone stole an American flag he had on display on the front porch of his home between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. yesterday.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a coin-operated auto vacuum cleaner at the Exxon station in the 2300 block of E. Northern Parkway and removed an undisclosed amount of coins. Police said the machine is owned by P.S. Air Inc. of Gaithersburg.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Rose Marie Diaz, of the 3200 block of Evergreen Ave., reported she was placing groceries in her car outside a food market in the 6800 block of Harford Road yesterday when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse. Police said the purse contained cash and property valued at nearly $150.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Aaron Powell, of the 3900 block of Bateman Ave., reported he was in the 2000 block of W. Saratoga St. when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who forced him to give up his money while threatening him. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with nearly $100.
ROBBERY: Western District -- ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Employees of Inez Inc., in the 4600 block of Frankford Ave., reported a man armed with a shotgun entered the office and demanded money. Police said the gunman was given more than $100 and escaped in a white car.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1100 block of N. Calvert St. reported that someone entered her apartment and removed stereo equipment and a compact disc player. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known and that it appeared the intruder entered with a key.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of Book Nook Inc. in the 1800 block of N. Charles St. told police someone broke into the store and removed $35. Police said someone knocked a hole in the wall of an adjacent vacant building to enter the store.
THEFT: Central District -- Richard Robinson, an out-of-town resident, reported that while his car was parked in the 1800 block of Maryland Ave. someone broke into the vehicle and removed three jackets, ski equipment and cassette tapes. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000.
RAPE: Central District -- Police were seeking a man in connection with the rape early yesterday of a 39-year-old Calvert Street resident who told police she was asleep about 2 a.m. when she was awakened by a man in her bedroom. The woman told police the man raped her and then fled. Police said the woman was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment and while there told officers that she recognized the man as the same person she had met earlier at a party near her home.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported a man in his mid-30s armed with a handgun walked into the Harford Cleaners in the 4900 block of Frankford Ave. and forced an employee to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the gunman escaped with more than $50.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- George Davis, of the 1900 block of Goose Neck Road in eastern Baltimore County, reported that while his car was parked in the 4600 block of Erdman Ave., someone broke into the vehicle and removed a radio, power amplifier and stereo speakers. Police said the property was valued at more than $600.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Homestead St. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing open a rear window and removed a VCR and other household items. Police said the property was valued at more than $300.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Raymond Mitchell, of the 1400 block of Division St., reported he was in the 1600 block of N. Hilton St. when he was stopped by a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun who demanded his money. Police said Mitchell gave the gunman 35 cents.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that Cynthia Dingle, of the 2200 block of W. Fayette St., was walking in the 2000 block of Hollins St. when she was stopped by a man who placed a hard object in her back and demanded she give him her money. Police said the man fled with an undisclosed sum of cash.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone entered the Provident Savings Bank in the 4500 block of Edmondson Ave. with a key and removed $100 in cash.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 3700 block of Cranston Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through a door and removed property valued at nearly $600.