ARSON: Western District -- Police reported that someone set fire to the back of a house in the 2700 block of Mosher St. early today by throwing a Molotov cocktail that exploded against the dwelling. Police said no injuries were reported and the fire, which was reported at 1:32 a.m., was brought under control less than 20 minutes later. They said an estimate of damage was not available and no arrest had been made.
SHOOTING: Northwestern District -- Police were seeking a man who shot Anthony Brown, 22, of the 2800 block of W. Lafayette Ave., during an attempted armed robbery early today in the 2400 block of Reisterstown Road. Police said Brown was walking alone about 1:25 a.m. when he was stopped by a man with a handgun who demanded he give up his money. Police said that when Brown refused and turned to flee, the gunman fired a shot that struck him in the lower back. Police said the gunman fled and Brown flagged down a passing Mass Transit Administration police officer, who called an ambulance. Brown was taken to Bon Secours Hospital for treatment and was listed in good condition.
SHOOTING: Southwestern District -- Earl Douglas, 28, of the 2600 block of Fairview Ave., was in fair condition today at the University of Maryland Medical Center after he was shot four times. Police said Douglas was in the 1200 block of N. Rosedale St. shortly after 10 o'clock last night when he was approached by a man who said he wanted to talk to Douglas about a robbery that had occurred earlier and that he accused Douglas of committing. Police said shortly after the men entered the 3000 block of Rosedale Court, several shots rang out and Douglas was seen staggering out of the court. Police said the gunman escaped. Douglas was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery for bullet wounds of the right hand, left leg, buttocks and stomach.
CAB HOLDUP: Southwestern District -- Police said a Yellow Cab driver was near his company's headquarters in the 3400 block of W. Lexington St. Wednesday night when a man with a handgun forced him to give up his money and ordered him out of the vehicle. Police said the gunman drove off in the cab. Total value of the cab and the driver's money was nearly $5,200.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 100 block of S. Monastery Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing the front door and stole property valued at $1,000.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A Royal Cab driver reported he was driving in the 3400 block of W. Saratoga St. yesterday afternoon when he was ordered to stop by a man he had picked up earlier. Police said the fare produced a gun, robbed the cabbie of $80, ordered him out of the vehicle, a 1987 Dodge, and drove off.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of Maryland Property Management in the 4600 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that someone broke into one of the firm's apartments in the 4600 block of Old Frederick Road by forcing the front door and stole property valued at $500.
ASSAULT: Central District -- Michael Harris, of the 700 block of W. North Ave., reported that a man who lives near him pointed a gun at him near his home Wednesday and threatened to shoot. Police said Harris was not injured and the other man was being sought.
ROBBERY TRY/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a 19-year-old resident of the 2400 block of Maryland Ave. and were holding him at the station pending charges that he attempted to rob another man at gunpoint on Charles Street. Police said the victim, Moses Lockhart, of the 200 block of W. Franklin St., was walking alone in the 1800 block of N. Charles St. when he was stopped by a man who demanded his money while pointing what appeared to be a BB pistol at him. Police said Lockhart resisted the gunman, who fled. Later, police arrested the suspect a short distance from the scene.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Central District -- Police responding to a burglary at Carson's, a clothing store in the 400 block of N. Charles St., arrested a man they believe entered by breaking a window. Police said property valued at more than $500 was stolen. Police said the 34-year-old suspect was being held at the station pending burglary, theft and malicious destruction charges, and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
ROBBERY/ABDUCTION: Central District -- Christopher Brooks, 41, of the 2100 block of Penrose Ave., reported he was in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. early Wednesday when two men, one with a handgun, forced him into his car and ordered him to drive. Police said that after Brooks drove the men around the area for several minutes, they forced him out of the car and drove away in it. Police said the 1988 Chevrolet Corsica, valued at $16,000, and the men who stole it continue to be sought.