THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that a photograph of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke was removed from a wall at City Hall in the 200 block of N. Holliday St. yesterday. Police said the photograph was reported missing about 10 a.m. and that an unidentified man seen leaving the building shortly before the theft was discovered may have taken the photo. Police said the photograph measures 11 by 14 inches and that its value is unknown.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary at the Eagles' Nest grocery store in the 2500 block of W. North Ave. yesterday found two men carrying a cigarette machine out the front door. Police said the men ran but that one of them was arrested. Police said Willie Mayfield, 34, of the 2100 block of Braddish Ave., was arrested and charged with burglary and was held overnight at the station lockup in lieu of $2,500 bail. The second man was being sought. Entry into the store was by forcing the front door.
THEFT: Western District -- Employees of People Production Inc., in the 1500 block of Whitelock St., reported to police that someone broke into a company-owned vehicle while it was parked near the business and removed a two-way radio and an automobile battery. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,500.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Walter Darden, of the 700 block of S. Charles St., reported he was in the 1500 block of Retreat St. when he was accosted by a man with a handgun who forced him to give up his money. Police said the gunman fled with more than $100 in cash.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 6800 block of Sturbridge Drive reported that someone entered her home through an unlocked bedroom window and removed a telephone answering machine valued at nearly $200.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into two vehicles parked outside the Oak Tree, a nightclub in the 5800 block of Pulaski Highway, and removed property having a total value of nearly $200. Police said someone entered a car owned by Lisa Bryson, of the 4200 block of Eldone Road, after breaking a window with a rock and stole her purse containing cash and property, all valued at $100. Police said a vehicle owned by a Pennsylvania mining company was entered by someone who removed a purse containing $80 in cash. Police said entry to the second vehicle was gained by breaking a window.
THEFT: Central District -- Nyung Cho Choi, an out-of-town resident, reported that while his 1983 Nissan was parked in the 300 block of W. Mulberry St., someone pried open the door and removed a saxophone from the rear seat. Police said the instrument was valued at more than $1,000.
CHURCH BURGLARY: Central District -- Officials of Bethel AME Church in the 1300 block of Druid Hill Ave. reported that someone broke into the main building through a window and stole two Bibles.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Officials of Good Samaritan Hospital in the 5600 block of Loch Raven Blvd. reported that someone entered a room yesterday afternoon and removed two VCRs. Police said the property was valued at more than $500.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Northern District -- Police yesterday arrested a man and were holding him at the station in connection with the burglary of a house in the 2700 block of Woodland Ave. Police had arrested the man inside the house. They said burglary charges were expected to be placed against him today and that he was to appear at a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner. Police said entry into the house was by kicking out a door panel.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported that a man fleeing a bank robbery in the 5800 block of York Road yesterday afternoon dropped the money he was carrying when a dye pack hidden among the bills exploded. They said the man entered the bank at noon and ordered a teller to give him money. Police said the teller placed a dye-pack inside the cash and gave the man an undisclosed sum of cash. Shortly after the man fled, the pack exploded, covering much of the money with a bright orange dye. Police said the money was recovered but that the man escaped.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2800 block of N. Calvert St. yesterday by opening a front window and removed a money order, electric saw and a camera. Police said the property was valued at nearly $700.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Anna Boone, of the 800 block of Cedarcroft Road, reported she was walking near her home yesterday when a man in his 20s shoved her to the pavement and stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the man escaped with the purse, $45 in cash and personal property.