SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported that Neal Lawrence, of the 1900 block of McKean Ave., was standing by himself on a corner in the 2000 block of N. Pulaski St. shortly before 11 p.m. yesterday when he was shot in the left shoulder by an unknown gunman. Police said Lawrence was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was treated. Lawrence told police he knew of no reason why anyone wanted to shoot him.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Brian Mealy, of the 300 block of N. Grantley St., told police that during an argument with a man he knows in the 900 block of W. Saratoga St. Tuesday evening, he was shot. Police said Mealy was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center and treated for a gunshot wound of the left shoulder. Police said the man who shot Mealy was being sought.
RAPE: Western District -- Police were seeking a man who raped a woman on the second floor of a dwelling in the 2300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. Police said the victim, who lives elsewhere, reported she was in the 2300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. Tuesday night when she approached a man and asked him for a cigarette. The woman told police the man grabbed her by the arm and forced her to accompany him to a nearby house, where he raped her. The victim was treated at a hospital and released.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a car while it was being repaired at a garage in the 4800 block of Harford Road and removed property valued at more than $800. Police said the car was entered with a key and that a tape recorder, the spare tire and two cameras were taken.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3500 block of Erdman Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through the rear door and removed a VCR and several pieces of jewelry, all valued at more than $400.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Mary Chandler, of the 5700 block of Hazelwood Circle, reported that while her car was parked in the 4000 block of Sinclair Lane, someone entered it and stole speakers valued at $50.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- James Scherer, of the 4300 block of Harford Road, reported that someone entered the rear yard of his home yesterday and removed his multispeed bike, valued at nearly $150.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that James Muse, of the 5100 block of Goodnow Road, was near his home shortly after 9 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by a man with a handgun who demanded he give up his money and property. Police said the gunman fled with cash and jewelry, all valued at more than $300.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- James Finch, of the 1700 block of E. 25th St., told police he was attacked by three men who struck him with their fists and a piece of wood near his home late yesterday evening. Police said Finch was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was treated for lacerations to the head and released. Police said two of the men who attacked Finch were unknown to him, but that he knew the third as "Steve."
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Elizabeth Hinton, of the 2500 block of Kirk Ave., reported she was walking near her home yesterday morning when a man in his 20s stuck an object in her back and demanded her wallet. Police said the man escaped with nearly $250 in cash along with papers and other personal property.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police said a 14-year-old boy in the 4800 block of Aberdeen Ave. was attacked yesterday afternoon by three other youths who struck him in the face with their fists and stole his coat, valued at $40.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Katherine Miller, of the 3800 block of Falls Road, reported she was walking to her car, which was parked near her home, early yesterday when a man knocked her to the pavement and robbed her of a bag containing an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said Miller was shaken but not injured.
BURGLARY/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary in the 2400 block of W. Baltimore St. arrested four men who broke into the dwelling with the intent to steal property. Police said no property was removed and that the men were being held at the station pending formal burglary charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Charles Randolph, of the 3500 block of W. North Ave., told police he was in the 2000 block of Druid Hill Ave. about 6 p.m. Tuesday when two men became involved in an argument. Randolph said that as the argument escalated, one of the men pulled out a handgun and fired it at the other man. Police said the bullet missed its intended target and struck Randolph in the right leg. They said Randolph was treated at a hospital. The gunman and the other man fled.