BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police responding to a burglary in the 2500 block of W. Belvedere Ave. shortly after 9 a.m. yesterday spotted a fleeing man and gave chase. They said the man fired at least one shot at pursuing officers, who were not hit and returned the fire. Police said the man escaped and that it was not immediately known if any of their bullets hit him. They said a check of area hospitals failed to turn up anyone seeking treatment for a bullet wound.
ASSAULT ON OFFICER: Western District -- Police arrested a resident of Fairview Avenue early yesterday and charged him with aggravated assault on a police officer. They said Officer Maxwell Anderson was in the 2000 block of N. Smallwood St. around 1:15 a.m. yesterday when the driver of a car attempted to run him down. Police said Anderson was not injured and that a man was arrested without incident a short time later and charged with aggravated assault. They said Jerry McIntosh, of the 2600 block of Fairview Ave., was being held at the station's lockup in lieu of $50,000 bond pending a bail review hearing today before a District Court judge.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police today were seeking two men involved in a series of crimes that included shooting at people standing on a corner and robbing a cab driver. Police said Keith Jones, 36, a driver for Diamond cab in the 1900 block of Ashburton Ave., picked up two men at Edmondson and Swann avenues around midnight and drove them to the 2200 block of Edmondson Ave. There, one of the fares got out of the cab, pulled a handgun and fired several shots into a crowd of men standing on the corner. Police said the gunman got back into the cab and ordered Jones to drive him and his companion to the Cherry Hill section of South Baltimore. There, the cabbie was told to drive back to the city's west side and take them to the 500 block of Warwick Ave. Arriving there, police said, the two men forced Jones at gunpoint to hand over $60. Police said it was not known if anyone standing on the corner was shot.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Southeastern District -- Police responding to an armed robbery at Vizzini's Pizza in the 200 block of N. Highland Ave. last night arrested a man. They said a man with a .22-caliber starter's pistol entered the carry-out about 9:30 p.m. and forced an employee to give him money from the cash register. Police said a holdup alarm was pressed and, by the time the gunman was about to flee, he was surrounded by several police officers. They said Louis Wilgis, 29, of the 3400 block of Beech Ave., was charged with armed robbery, robbery and possession of a handgun. Police said Wilgis was being held at the station pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the first block of Englewood St. through a front basement window and removed property valued at more than $4,000, including photographic equipment.
THEFT: Northern District -- Officials of Loyola College in the 4500 block of N. Charles St. reported that someone entered an office Wednesday and removed a computer keyboard valued at $2,000.
ASSAULT: Northern District -- Police arrested a resident of the 800 block of Dartmouth Road and were holding him at the station pending charges that he stabbed a neighbor in the forehead with a small knife. Police said the neighbor, James Parker, also of the 800 block, was not seriously injured and refused medical treatment.
THEFT: Northern District -- Vanessa Taylor, of the 6100 block of Macbeth Drive, reported that someone entered her home over a period of nearly two weeks and removed property valued at more than $300, including a bracelet, a watch and computer game equipment.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police were seeking a man who entered the Neighbor Care Pharmacy in the 2800 block of Kirk Ave. yesterday and fled out the door moments later with a bag containing nearly $70 worth of items taken from the shelves.
THEFT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a woman yesterday and were holding her at the Women's Detention Center at the Central District pending theft charges. Police said she was stopped by a store security officer after she attempted to leave the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road without paying for property valued at nearly $12.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Hamilton Furnace Co. in the 3100 block of Harford Road reported that while a company truck was parked in the 3100 block of Moravia Road someone broke into it and removed nearly $400 worth of tools from a metal storage compartment.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- John Morgan, of the 8600 block of Quentin Ave., reported that while he was at a tavern in the 6800 block of Harford Road someone stole property valued at more than $100 that he had left on a table.