BURGLARY: Western District -- Someone broke into a dwelling in the 2000 block of W. Lanvale St. and stole a bedroom dresser valued at $500.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Property valued at nearly $500 was stolen from a house in the 200 block of N. Carey St. after someone got in through a rear door. Police said the burglar escaped with a VCR and a TV.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 1500 block of W. Baltimore St. reported that someone broke into her home Tuesday and stole a diamond ring valued at $100.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police today were seeking the person who broke into a dwelling in the 2500 block of Riggs Ave. through a basement door and stole a VCR, cash and several pieces of jewelry, all valued at more than $1,000.
SHOOTINGS: Western District -- Police said three men standing on the corner of Division and Baker streets late Tuesday night were shot by at least one occupant of a passing car. James Bollin, of the 700 block of E. Lanvale St., was shot in the right leg and Jerry Ham, of the 6700 block of Townbrook Circle in the Randallstown section of Baltimore County, was hit in the left leg. The third victim, Michael Shawn, of the 1800 block of Rambling Road, was shot in the right arm. Police said all three were treated at a hospital and released. No reason was given for the shootings and no arrests had been made.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Ethere Thompson, of the 700 block of Mulberry St., reported she was walking in the 1100 block of Edmondson Ave. early yesterday morning when a man struck her with his fists and stole her purse, which contained $40 and other property.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 1300 block of N. Carey St. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing the rear door and stole a microwave oven, TV, several pieces of clothing and VCR tapes. Police said the value of the property was not available.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of Chesapeake Building Services in the 2200 block of Maryland Ave. told police that someone broke into one of their buildings in the 400 block of N. Warwick Ave. Tuesday or yesterday and stole two telephones, a typewriter, tools, a drill and a paper shredder.
RAPE: Western District -- A woman told police she was accosted in the 1500 block of W. Lanvale St. early yesterday by a man who forced her into the back yard of a house and raped her. The victim was treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center and released.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Jacqueline Matthews, of the 800 block of W. Lexington St., told police she was in the 1200 block of W. Baltimore St. yesterday afternoon when she was attacked by a man who robbed her of nearly $400.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said property valued at nearly $200 was stolen from a dwelling in the 1000 block of N. Calhoun St. after someone got in through a rear door. Police said the burglar escaped with a TV and a refrigerator.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3500 block of Dudley Ave. reported that someone broke into his outdoor storage shed through a window and stole a bike valued at more than $100.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Gary Rider, an out-of-town resident, told police someone stole his Kawasaki jet-ski while the vehicle and its trailer were parked outside a friend's house in the 3100 block of Royston Ave. Rider said someone apparently hooked the trailer hitch to a vehicle and drove away between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. yesterday. Ride reported the jet-ski was protected by a canvas cover and the total value of the jet-ski, cover and trailer was more than $7,700.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Denise Gray, of the 4600 block of Bowleys Lane, reported she was walking near her home yesterday evening when a man armed with a handgun robbed her of more than $400.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Earl Koger, a resident of Miami, Fla., told police he was in the 600 block of Mount Holly St. around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a man placed a hard object in his back and demanded his money. Police said the man escaped with Koger's wallet and an undisclosed sum.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that Minnie Corey, of the first block of S. Monastery Ave., was about to enter a house in the 100 block of Edgewood St. yesterday when a man came up behind her and stole her purse, which contained cash and property of unknown value.
ESCAPE: Cub Hill -- State and county police today continued their search for two boys who escaped from the Charles H. Hickey School Tuesday evening. Police said the youths, whose names were not released, escaped from the juvenile detention facility shortly before 7 p.m. Since September, when an out-of-state firm took over the operation of the school from the state's division of juvenile services, 23 youths have escaped.