ASSAULT: Northern District -- Police today were seeking four teen-agers in the assault last night of a mother and her son in a carry-out in the 4100 block of Falls Road. Police said Maxine Shortridge, 47, and her son, Karim, 16, both of the 2400 block of Keyworth Ave., were in the Falls Road Carry-out shortly before 11 p.m. when two male customers made racial slurs at them. Police said when Karim Shortridge responded, the two men began assaulting him. Police said when the youth's mother attempted to aid her son, she also was struck by the men, along with two other men in the carry-out who joined in the fray. Police said another customer who tried to help the woman and her son also was assaulted. Moments before the police arrived, the four attackers fled. Police said the woman, her son and the man who attempted to aid them sustained minor injuries but did not require medical treatment.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported that Brian Baker, of the 1500 block of Leslie St., was in the 1400 block of Mountmor Court late Tuesday night when he was attacked by a man who shot him in the upper right leg with a handgun. Police said Baker was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment and admitted in fair condition. Police said no arrest had been made.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Diana Haskins, of the 500 block of N. Arlington Ave., reported she was near her home when a man known to her as "Eddie" robbed her of property of unknown value and then fired a shot at her from a .22 rifle. Police said the bullet missed Haskins.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Linda Rouse, of the 1000 block of Ashburton St., told police she was walking near her home yesterday when she was approached from the rear by a man armed with a knife who robbed her of a gold chain she was wearing. Police said the jewelry was valued at $200.
CUTTING: Southwestern District -- Kim Baines, of the 2600 block of Round Road in Cherry Hill, reported that in the 3300 block of Windsor Ave. early yesterday she was assaulted by a man who cut her on the face with an unknown object. Police said Baines was not seriously injured and that her attacker was being sought.
ASSAULT: Southwestern District -- Nancy Johnson, of the 4200 block of Old Frederick Road, told police she was in the first block of S. Woodington Road yesterday when she was attacked by a man who struck her with his fists and kicked her. Police said the man escaped and Johnson was taken to an area hospital for treatment of various injuries, including at least one broken rib.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of Schreiber autos in 3100 block of Washington Blvd. reported that someone broke into their office and stole more than $800 from a locked cabinet.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Bernard Davenport, of the 1500 block of Poplar Grove St., reported he was in the 1300 block of Rosedale St. when he was accosted by a man armed with a knife who ordered him to give up his wallet. Police said Davenport complied and that the armed man escaped with the wallet and a small sum of cash.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 2800 block of Carroll St. reported that someone broke into her home through a first-floor window and stole her purse. Police said the purse contained $70.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police were seeking two men, one armed with a shotgun, who stopped a Jimmy's cab in the 2700 block of St. Paul St. early yesterday and robbed a passenger and the cabbie. Police said the passenger, Richard Hyson, of the 2400 block of St.Paul St., was robbed of $50 and that the cabbie, whose name was not available, was forced to give up $100.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone entered an apartment in the first block of S. Woodington Road yesterday and stole property valued at more than $1,000. Polie said the lack of signs of forced entry led them to believe the apartment was entered with a key.