SUSPECT SOUGHT: Southwestern District -- Police today continued their search for a man wanted in the stabbing death early yesterday of Andre Lamonte Artis, 32, of the 2700 block of Mosher St. Police said a warrant charging William Garfield Brown, 31, of the 2800 block of W. Lafayette Ave., with first-degree murder was issued yesterday after police received information about a suspect. Police said that Artis was stabbed multiple times in the 800 block of Poplar Grove St., then staggered toward the intersection of Poplar Grove and Lafayette Avenue, where he found a police officer and told him he was injured. Police said Artis was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he died at 12:47 a.m. yesterday.
SHOOTING: Southwestern District -- Police said Irving Brown, 54, of the 2600 block of W. Lafayette Ave., was listed today in guarded condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center after he was shot in the stomach by another man in the 2700 block of Mosher St. Police said a man known as "Kip" is being sought in the shooting.
SHOOTING/ARRESTS: Southwestern District -- Police yesterday arrested three men and a woman in the shooting of Jereo Parson, age unknown, of the 2400 block of Winchester St. Police said Parson was in the 400 block of Yale Ave. around 2:30 a.m. yesterday when he was shot at least once by an occupant of a car that sped off. Later, police stopped a car in the 3300 block of W. Baltimore St. and arrested all four occupants. Under the hood of the car, police found a handgun they believed had been used in the shooting. They said Parson was taken to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where he was listed today in serious condition. Police said Michael Stratton, age unknown, of the 2700 block of Sethlow Road, Cherry Hill, was held overnight at the station lockup in lieu of $250,000 bail on a charge of assault with intent to murder and several narcotic violations. A second man, Kemail Ward, 20, of the 200 block of Bridgeview Road, Cherry Hill, was charged with assault with intent to murder and possession of heroin. When Ward was arrested, police recovered a briefcase that contained more than a dozen plastic bags of heroin. Clinton Wagner, 19, also of the Bridgeview Road address, was charged with assault with intent to murder and was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. No information was available on the woman, who was being held at the Women's Detention Center on similar charges.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Ronaldo Gaimato, of the 2700 block of The Alameda, reported that someone entered his home and stole a VCR and a baby stroller, for a loss of more than $700.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Janice Jones, of the 4000 block of Eierman Ave., reported that a woman threatened her with a handgun at her home early yesterday. Police said the woman, whose name was not released, was arrested and held overnight at the Women's Detention Center pending formal charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a truck owned by an out-of-town construction company while it was parked in the 5000 block of Holder Ave. and stole hand and power tools valued at more than $1,000.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Derrick Ellis, of the 4000 block of Lyndale Ave., reported that someone entered the back yard of his home yesterday and stole seven homing pigeons, valued at $500. He said they could be identified by the gold bands on their legs with the letters MTRC.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Jason Cronhardt, of the 5100 block of Harford Road, reported that someone entered the bedroom of his home recently and stole more than $1,000. Cronhardt told police he suspects a teen-age boy he knows and was advised to seek a warrant for his arrest.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Housing officials reported that someone entered a Baltimore City Housing Authority truck parked in the 7200 block of Dillehunt Ave., Hollander Ridge, and stole a battery and several hand and power tools, all valued at more than $600.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into Robert's Barber Shop in the 2000 block of Belair Road by forcing a rear door and stole $20 and a gold necklace valued at more than $200.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Ridge Lumber Co. in the 4300 block of Shannon Drive reported that someone broke into the building and stole three heavy-duty nail guns. Police said the equipment was valued at more than $1,000 and that entry was gained by prying a metal panel loose from the side of the building.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Tina Nemphos reported that someone entered a dwelling she owns in the 3400 block of Glenmore Ave. and stole two ladders, a camera and other pieces of property valued at more than $2,000.