ASSAULT: Central District -- Police arrested a 21-year-old man yesterday and were holding him at the station pending assault charges. The man allegedly injured a woman when he threw a lighted firecracker at her. Police said Katrina Lucas, of the 2000 block of Guilford Ave., was arguing with the man near her home around 5 p.m. yesterday when he lighted the fuse of a firecracker and threw it at her. Police said the firecracker exploded in the woman's face, causing second-degree burns to an ear. Police said the man was arrested a short distance away. Lucas was treated at a hospital and released.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Anne Mar, 26, an employee of Market Salads in the Light Street pavilion at Harborplace, reported that she was about to make a night deposit at a bank on the second floor of the pavilion around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday when she was pushed aside by a man who stole the bank bag. Police said Mar was struck in the face during the robbery but refused treatment for a minor lip injury. Police said the man escaped with nearly $600.
ROBBERY: Central District -- April Powell, of the 1600 block of E. 32nd St., reported she was in the 200 block of W. Baltimore St. shortly before 11 p.m. yesterday when she was attacked by several females, one of whom ripped off the gold earrings she was wearing. Powell told police the earrings were valued at nearly $100. Police said the group was responsible for other attacks on women that resulted in jewelry and other items being stolen.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1700 block of McCulloh St. reported that someone broke into her apartment and stole a 25-inch TV valued at more than $500.
THEFT: Central District -- Curtis Lewis, of the first block of Brubar Court, western Baltimore County, told police that while his car was parked in the 300 block of W. Redwood St. someone broke into it and stole property valued at $300.
THEFT: Central District -- Eugene Owens, of the 1100 block of Stoddard Court, reported that someone entered his home and stole his 10-speed bike, which was valued at nearly $240.
THEFT: Central District -- An employee of Arrow Parking in the 300 block of N. Howard St. reported that someone entered the parking lot booth while it was unattended and stole a window air conditioner valued at $300.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Officials of the Theatre Project in the first block of W. Preston St. reported that someone broke into the building and stole stereo equipment of undetermined value.
THEFT: Central District -- Kimberly Emminizer, an out-of-town resident, reported that her car was parked in the first block of E. Lanvale St. when someone broke into it and stole property valued at more than $150.
THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a truck parked in the first block of W. Lafayette Ave. and stole property that the owner, Todd Bukantas, of the 5800 block of Windsor Mill Road, said was valued at $400.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Argyle Ave. reported that someone broke into her home and stole property valued at $700.
THEFT: Central District -- Melvin Royal, a resident of Virginia, said that while his car was parked in the 100 block of S. Eutaw Place Wednesday and yesterday, someone forced open a door and stole a bike and other items, all valued at $400.
THEFT: Central District -- John Steinberg, a resident of New York, told police someone broke into his car while it was parked in the 100 block of S. Eutaw St. and stole a plastic carrying case containing nearly three dozen cassette tapes, valued at more than $300.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Royal Witherspoon, of the first block of E. 21st St., reported he was walking in the 2100 block of Lovegrove St. around 8 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man with a handgun, who reached into his pockets and removed more than $200 in cash and a money order.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police today continued their search for two men who robbed Central Discount Furniture in the 800 block of W. Baltimore St. Police said the men, both of whom had handguns, forced an employee to give up $50 from the cash register and stole an AM-FM radio valued at less than $100.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Dionne Faulks, of the 4400 block of Franconia Drive, reported she was in the 1000 block of Madison Ave. shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday when she was attacked by a man who struck her in the face and robbed her of the denim jacket she was wearing, a $20 bill, her purse and a check for nearly $140.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that Rodney Brown, of the 1300 block of N. Calvert St., was in the 1800 block of Harlem Ave. when two men, one armed with a knife, threatened him and robbed him of $50.