ASSAULT ON OFFICER: Western District -- Police arrested an 18-year-old in an assault on Officer Chris Malecki during a drug arrest. They said Malecki was among several officers attempting to arrest a drug suspect in the 1800 block of Edmondson Ave. when the officer was bitten on the left hand. Malecki was treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center and released. In addition to drug charges, police said, the suspect, Kevin Forrest, of the 2100 block of Woodlawn Drive in Baltimore County, also was charged with assaulting a police officer. Forrest was being held at the station lockup pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
ARSON: Central District -- Police today continued to search for a man who entered the lobby of the White Rice Inn, in the 300 block of Park Ave., poured a flammable liquid onto the rug, threw down a lighted match and fled as flames erupted. They said the fire was quickly extinguished by restaurant employees and firefighters. The fire was confined to the lobby and caused an estimated $200 in damage, police said. No injuries were reported. When last seen, the suspect was wearing a dark cap, red shirt, dark pants and a white jacket.
SHOOTING: Northern District -- Police were seeking a man known as "Skitch" in the shooting of Melvin Moore, 39, of the 2400 block of Loyola Northway. Moore, who was shot in the upper left leg near his home, was listed in good condition at Sinai Hospital.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone forced a rear door to get into a dwelling in the 2800 block of Rayner Ave. and removed a TV valued at $100.
ASSAULT: Western District -- Alexander Williams, of the 1700 block of Gorsuch Ave., told police he was attacked in the 2200 block of Etting St. by a man who cut him on the head, hands and ears with a knife. Police said Williams was taken to a hospital for treatment and was released. They said a 43-year-old acquaintance of Williams was being sought in the attack.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Derrick Franklin, of the 3000 block of Frisby St., reported he was in the 2800 block of Clifton Ave. when two men, one with a handgun, robbed him of more than $100 in cash and escaped on foot. Police said the gunman placed the weapon to Franklin's head and threatened to shoot him if he didn't cooperate.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Officials of St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center in the 300 block of E. 25th St. reported that someone broke into a dwelling the firm owns in the 200 block of N. Mount St. through a second-floor window and removed lumber valued at $30.
THEFT: Western District -- Police reported that someone entered a house in the 2400 block of W. Baltimore St. and removed roofing material and equipment owned by a renovation company and valued at more than $3,200.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police were seeking an unarmed man who entered the New Deal Laundrymart in the 1700 block of Laurens St. and forced an employee to give up an undetermined amount of money she carried in her apron.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Claude Miller, of the 1100 block of N. Monroe St., reported he was in the 1000 block of N. Monroe St. when he was accosted by a woman who forced him to give up more than $100.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police responding to a burglary at a house in the 2300 block of Reisterstown Road entered and arrested a 25-year-old man. They said the suspect, a resident of the 2300 block of W. North Ave., is acquainted with the occupant of the house. Police said no property was removed and that the suspect was being held at the station pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Frank Curry, of the 4300 block of Parkton St., reported he was in the 2600 block of Frederick Ave. when a man with a handgun robbed him of his keys.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 4700 block of Amberley Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through a window and removed property valued at more than $2,000.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that property valued at $1,000 was removed from a dwelling in the 4300 block of Connecticut Ave. after someone got in through a window.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Ernest Baker, of the 2500 block of Emerson St., reported that upon answering a knock at his door, he was assaulted by two men who forced their way into his home. Police said Baker was grabbed around the neck and robbed of an undetermined sum of money. They said he was not seriously injured.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Robin Troutman, of the 2000 block of Ramsay St., told police she was in the 2200 block of Ashton St. when a man with a knife knocked her down and robbed her of more than $100.