ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Jacqueline Coleman, of the 1200 block of Rossiter Ave., reported that while visiting her ex-boyfriend at his home in the 2000 block of Woodbourne Ave., he assaulted her by striking her with his fists, then attempted to stab her with a knife. Police said Coleman fled the house and was expected to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Barbara Thomas, of the 3000 block of Wisteria Ave., reported she was walking in the 3200 block of Wisteria Ave. late last night when she was approached from behind by a teen-age male who grabbed her purse and fled. Thomas told police the purse contained cash and property, all valued at $20.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that Lucille Gray, of the 5500 block of Daybreak Terrace in eastern Baltimore County, was walking in the 5400 block of Frankford Ave. Tuesday night when she was assaulted by two men who robbed her of her briefcase, purse and other items. Police said the property was valued at several hundred dollars and that during the robbery, one of the men threatened to shoot Gray but did not display a weapon.
ARRESTS: Northeastern District -- Police responding to the attempted burglary of a garage in the 2600 block of Erdman Ave. yesterday afternoon arrested four teen-agers and charged them as juveniles with attempted burglary. Police said the boys were released to the custody of their parents pending action by juvenile authorities.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Gamel Brown, of the 3000 block of Harford Road, reported that someone entered her home yesterday and stole a tape deck, a jacket and a telephone. Brown told police the property was valued at $700 and that she suspects that a man who was in her home at the time took the property.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2000 block of E. 31st St. reported that someone broke into her home yesterday through an unlocked kitchen door and stole a TV, a VCR and a telephone. Police said the property was valued at $800.
BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Police reported that someone broke into the McDonald's restaurant in the 5300 block of Park Heights Ave. and stole a video camera and several containers of frozen food. Police said there were no signs of forced entry and that the value of the property was not immediately known.
BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 3200 block of Piedmont Ave. reported that someone broke into her home between Monday and Tuesday and stole more than $1,000 worth of stereo equipment.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Damien Mitchell, of the 4000 block of Cedardale Road, reported he was outside his home Monday evening when he was accosted by a man who demanded his money and property. Police said Mitchell complied, giving the unarmed man cash and valuables, all valued at more than $120.
ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Western District -- Anthony Ruffin, of the 300 block of Lyndhurst Ave., reported he was in the 200 block of N. Monroe St. early yesterday when he was accosted by three men he knows, who forced him to give up his money. Police said Ruffin handed over a $5 bill and the men escaped. Later, three men being sought in connection with the robbery were arrested in the Northwestern District and held overnight pending robbery charges and a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.
ASSAULT: Southwestern District -- Frank Mesenbrink, of the 300 block of Yale Ave., reported he was near his home Tuesday night when he was attacked by two men who struck him several times with an unknown blunt object. Police said Mesenbrink was not seriously injured and that the incident may have been an attempted robbery.
ASSAULT: Southwestern District -- Donald McCoy, of the 4600 block of Manordene Road, told police that during an incident near his home, he was attacked by a woman he knows, who struck him several times with a tire iron. Police said the woman escaped.
SHOOTING: Southwestern District -- Police today were seeking a man who shot Gary Diennan, of the 3400 block of W. North Ave., in the left leg during an incident early yesterday in the 1800 block of Poplar Grove St. Police said Diennan was taken to an area hospital for treatment and that a motive for the shooting was unknown.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 2100 block of Ramsay St. told police that someone broke into her home through the kitchen window and stole property valued at more than $300.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that property valued at nearly $150 was stolen from a dwelling in the 300 block of N. Monastery Ave. after someone gained entry through a basement door.
THEFT: Southwestern District -- Ralph Williams, of the 500 block of Drury Lane, reported that someone entered his property and stole several pieces of lawn furniture and other items. Police said the property was valued at $1,000.