THEFT ATTEMPT: Southern District -- Thomas Hope, of the 4100 block of Townsend Ave. in Brooklyn, reported he was awakened about 1:30 a.m. yesterday by sounds made by two men who were attempting to steal his lawn mower. Police said the men fled empty-handed when Hope went to investigate.
THEFT: Central District -- Kenneth Furchgott, of the 1100 block of S. Kenwood Ave., reported that while his car was parked in the 200 block of E. Centre St. over the weekend, someone broke the driver's side window and stole property valued at nearly $3,000.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 700 block of W. North Ave. reported that someone broke into her home over the weekend through a side window and stole a TV and a VCR valued at nearly $800.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported that two people walking in the 500 block of N. Calvert St. late Saturday were robbed of cash and other property by a man with a handgun. Police said David Martz, an out-of-town resident, and Judith Martz, of the 1000 block of St. Paul St., were walking together around 11:10 p.m. Saturday when they were stopped by an armed man who demanded their money. Police said the gunman robbed David Martz of $50 and more than $100 in traveler's checks and robbed the woman of $9 in cash. Police said the relationship of the two victims was not immediately known.
THEFT: Central District -- Anthony Jacobs, of the 2800 block of Oakley Ave., reported that while his car was parked in the 1800 block of N. Charles St. early yesterday, someone broke into it and stole property valued at more than $600.
THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that property valued at nearly $450 was stolen from a car while it was parked in the 1800 block of N. Charles St. yesterday morning. Police said the theft was reported by the vehicle's owner, Tamika Harris, of the 1500 block of Moreland Ave.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Teresa Hart, of the 600 block of N. Washington St., reported she was in the 300 block of N. Paca St. yesterday afternoon when a man, wearing a blue sweat suit with white stripes, approached her from behind and stole her purse containing cash and property, all valued at nearly $100.
THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that photographic equipment valued at more than $200 was stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the 500 block of St. Paul St. over the weekend. Police said the equipment was the property of an out-of-town firm.
THEFT: Central District -- Vincent Conroy, a resident of the Marlboro Square Apartments in the 400 block of W. Lombard St., reported that while his car was parked in the 100 block of N. Greene St. over the weekend, someone broke into it and stole property valued at nearly $300.
THEFT: Central District -- Olaniyie Olugbodi, an out-of-town resident, reported that while his car was parked in the 500 block of E. Pratt St. over the weekend, someone broke into it and removed a carrying bag, luggage and a cashmere coat valued at nearly $900.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Anthony Price, of the 1800 block of E. 32nd St., reported that someone entered his home early yesterday and stole property valued at more than $100. Price told police he suspects a 20-year-old man he knows of taking the property.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- John Alfred, of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave., reported that he was attacked at his home early yesterday by a man who struck him over the head with a frying pan. Later, police arrested a suspect and were holding him at the Eastern District lockup pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Officials of the D&T Texaco service station in the 5900 block of Belair Road reported that someone got into the station by breaking a pane of glass in the garage door. Police said a teen-age boy was arrested a short time later and charged as a juvenile with burglary. It was not immediately known if any property was stolen.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4100 block of Northview Road reported that someone broke into his home over the weekend and stole $25 from a purse and a camera, for a total loss of more than $100. Police said entry was gained by opening a kitchen window.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Employees of Clark's grocery store in the 3200 block of Chesterfield Ave. reported that a man with a handgun entered the store around 5:30 p.m. yesterday and stole more than $100 from the cash register.
SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Richard Charles, of the 2700 block of Fenwick Ave., reported he was in his kitchen around 9:15 p.m. yesterday when someone in a passing car fired a shot that struck him in the neck. Police said Charles was admitted to a hospital for treatment. Police were attempting to determine if Charles was the gunman's intended target or if he was shot accidentally.