ARREST: Southeastern District -- Police over the weekend arrested an 18-year-old man on a warrant charging him with the shooting death last week of Sheltry Holmes Jr., 22, of the 100 block of S. Exeter St., who was slain while fleeing a gunman in the 200 block of Albemarle St. Police said LeQuan High, of the first block of Albemarle St., was arrested at his home without incident Friday and charged with shooting Holmes over an argument about jewelry. Police said the two men were seen arguing about jewelry the night of Aug. 7 and that Holmes was running from a man with a gun when he was shot. Police said the victim was chased to a parking lot at President and Pratt streets, where he was shot in the back and fell to the pavement. Acting on information provided by witnesses, police obtained a warrant charging High with first-degree murder. Police said High is being held without bail in the city Detention Center.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Danielle Iannone, of the 1500 block of E. Fairmount Ave., reported she was walking near her home late Saturday night when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse, which contained cash and property valued at $400.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Police are calling an accident the shooting of an 8-year-old boy in the bedroom of his home over the weekend. Police said the boy, whose name was not disclosed because of his age, found a .38-caliber handgun in a bedroom dresser drawer in his home in the 2500 block of Edmondson Ave. early Saturday evening. Police said he was handling the weapon in a second-floor bedroom around 6 p.m. when it went off, striking him in the left leg. Police said the child was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was treated and listed today in good condition. Police said the handgun apparently belonged to a member of the boy's family and that the case remains under investigation. No charges have been placed, police said.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2200 block of Chesterfield Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through a basement window between Aug. 9 and Saturday and stole a shotgun, stereo equipment and a pearl necklace, all valued at more than $5,000.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Minnie McCullough, of the 1600 block of Carswell St., reported that someone entered her home over the weekend and stole a microwave oven and a bicycle from her kitchen. Police said the property was valued at nearly $200.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Marie Rhee, of the 1200 block of Brook Hollow Road in the Cowpens section of Baltimore County near Towson, reported she was about to enter her car in the 3200 block of Independence Ave. yesterday when she was accosted from behind by two men who stole her purse and fled. Police said the purse contained cash and property, all valued at more than $800, and that it appeared that one of the men was carrying a toy pistol.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Gregory Goods, of the 4100 block of Ardley Ave., told police someone entered the back yard of his home over the weekend and stole an 18-speed bike, lawn mower, power saw and hedge cutter, with a total value of nearly $900.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2300 block of Belair Road reported that someone broke into his home by forcing a rear door and stole a 19-inch TV of undetermined value.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said a 20-inch color TV valued at $400 was stolen from a dwelling in the 2900 block of Harford Road over the weekend after someone got in through a second-floor bedroom window.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Mary Mullaner, of the 2400 block of Chesterfield Ave., reported someone entered the bedroom of her home and stole two 14-karat rings, a gold chain and a gold bracelet. Police said the jewelry was valued at more than $1,100 and that a suspect in the theft was being sought.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Alvin Brown, of the 6200 block of Laurelton Ave., reported he was walking in the 5500 block of Perring Parkway Saturday when he noticed a gold-colored Mazda approaching him. Brown reported that as the vehicle neared him, the driver pointed a handgun at him and drove off. No arrest has been made, police said.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Linda Hood, of the 4400 block of Franconia Drive, told police that someone she knows entered her home and stole a telephone, a chair and a framed picture. Police said the property was valued at $500 and that a man Hood knows is being sought in the theft.