THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a 1988 Nissan while the vehicle was parked in the 100 block of E. Pleasant St. and stole a radar detector and a cellular phone. James Price, the owner of the car and an out-of-town resident, told police the property was valued at $600.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Wanda Hawkins, of the 3900 block of Southclare Road, reported she was in the 3000 block of Druid Hill Ave. when she was accosted by two unarmed men who demanded her purse. Police said the men escaped with cash and property, all valued at less than $20.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the first block of E. Biddle St. reported that someone broke into his apartment by forcing the door and stole property valued at nearly $400.
THEFT: Central District -- Patti Martini, a resident of New Jersey, told police she was inside a building in the first block of W. Baltimore St. when someone stole her purse. Martini told police the purse contained jewelry valued at $400 and other items.
THEFT: Central District -- Lorraine Holmes, of the 700 block of Dolphin St., told police that while she was away from her home for a short period of time Tuesday property valued at nearly $700 was stolen by three people who had been visiting her.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Central District -- Police yesterday arrested a man in the first block of Marketplace and charged him with the assault and robbery of an employee of a pizza shop in the Pratt Street Pavilion at Harborplace. Police said the man walked into the shop and began talking to Mary Hines, 29, an employee. Police said the man, a former employee, then told Hines there was a phone call for her. Police said when Hines walked over to a pay phone that was off the hook, the man forced Hines to accompany him into the ladies restroom, where he told her he had a gun and demanded her money. Police said after the man robbed Hines of nearly $160, he fled the building. Later, police arrested Paige Townes, 21, of the 5500 block of Sarril Road, and charged him with assault and robbery. Police said Townes was held at the police station pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.
THEFT: Central District -- Elizabeth Tursell, of Ellicott City, Howard County, reported that someone entered her office in the 100 block of Marketplace and stole her purse containing a wrist watch and a gold rope chain with several charms. Police said the property was valued at $400.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into the first-floor office of Watson M. McNeill in the 1800 block of Eutaw Place and stole a typewriter valued at nearly $300.
BURGLARY: Central District -- An employee of Gruntal & Co., a brokerage firm in the First Maryland Building at 20 S. Charles St., told police that someone broke into the office between Tuesday and Wednesday and stole more than $30 and a gold pen set valued at $100.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said an employee of the Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co. was in the 400 block of W. Franklin St. yesterday afternoon when he was accosted by a man known to him who knocked him down and robbed him of three money orders, valued at $300.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Marsha Harris, of the 4900 block of Crenshaw Ave., reported she was walking near her home when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse after knocking her to the pavement. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at nearly $500. Harris, police said, was not injured.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Roland Hammett, of the 4900 block of Aberdeen Ave., told police he was in the 5500 block of Bowleys Lane when he became involved in an argument with a man known to him. Hammett told police that during the argument, the man pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him. Police said no injuries were reported and that a man was later arrested and was being held at the Eastern District pending assault charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Police reported Charles Blake, 21, of the 600 block of Willow Ave., was shot in the ear with a handgun during an incident Tuesday in the 5400 block of Sarril Road. Police said Blake was accosted by a man around 10 a.m. Tuesday who pulled out a .357 Magnum handgun and fired at least one shot at him. Police said the bullet grazed Blake's left ear and that he was treated at a hospital and released. Police have made no arrests.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Officials of Marcor Builders Inc. in the first block of Eyre Court in Baltimore County reported that someone broke into two vacant apartments they own in the 6000 block of Moravia Park Drive and stole two heat pumps and several feet of copper tubing. Police said the property was valued at more than $2,000.