THEFT: Northern District -- John Trommer, of the 1200 block of Marywood Court in Bel Air, Harford County, reported that while his Dodge car was parked in the 2600 block of Lovegrove St. over the weekend someone broke into the vehicle and stole an AM-FM radio. Police said the radio was valued at more than $200.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3000 block of Guilford Ave. reported that someone forced their way into his home over the weekend and stole stereo equipment valued at more than $2,200.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Members of the Mount Washington United Methodist Church in the 5800 block of Cottonworth Ave. reported that someone broke into their main building over the weekend and stole a metal box containing several tools. Police said the tools were valued at more than $100.
THEFT: Northern District -- Virginia Espy, of the 4300 block of Underwood Road, told police that someone entered her garage yesterday and stole three bikes. Espy told police the bikes had a combined value of $500.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Morling Ave. told police that someone forced their way into her home Friday and stole Christmas gifts valued at more than $900. Police said entry was gained by forcing a locked door.
THEFT: Northern District -- Opal Wardwick, an out-of-town resident, reported that while her Dodge pick-up truck was parked in the 4000 block of Hickory Ave. someone entered the vehicle through an unlocked door Saturday night or yesterday morning and stole a briefcase containing several pieces of clothing and other personal items. Police said the property was valued at $600.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Maxine Johnson, of the 400 block of Winston Ave., reported she was walking in the 5800 block of York Road yesterday afternoon when she was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who forced her to give up her purse. Police said Johnson complied and the gunman escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $400.
THEFT: Northern District -- John Novotny, of the 2200 block of Erdman Ave., reported that while he was purchasing a newspaper at a newsstand in the 500 block of E. 32nd St. yesterday evening someone entered his car while it was parked a few feet away and stole a doe-skin jacket. Novotny told police the jacket was valued at $500.
THEFT: Northern District -- Officials of the Mount Washington Leasing Co. in the 2200 block of South Road reported that someone broke into one of their cars while it was parked near the company's building over the weekend and stole a mobile phone. Police said the phone was valued at nearly $750.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 1000 block of Braddish Ave. reported that someone forcibly entered his home over the weekend through a second-floor window and stole a handgun and a VCR. Police said the value of the property was not known.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Daniel Goult, of the 3300 block of Windsor Ave., reported to police that while he was in the 2000 block of N. Dukeland St. yesterday evening he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who robbed him of the leather jacket he was wearing. Goult told police the jacket was valued at $200.
SHOOTING/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a 49-year-old man yesterday and charged him with the attempted murder of his son during an incident at their home. Michael Doss, 26, of the 2600 block of Lauretta Ave., told police that his father was upset about something yesterday afternoon and threatened to kill him. The son told police he was standing at the bottom of the staircase around 4 p.m. when his father appeared at the top and fired at him with a 16-gauge shotgun, police said. Police said the shot missed the son, but damaged the last step in the stairway. Police said Nelson Doss, a resident of the house in which the shooting occurred, was arrested and charged. Police said the elder Doss was held overnight at the station lockup in lieu of $10,000 bail pending a bail review hearing today before TC District Court judge.
ASSAULT: Western District -- David Gregg, 62, of the 2000 block of N. Fulton Ave., told police he was driving in the 1100 block of W. Baltimore St. yesterday at 6:50 p.m. and was passing the first block of N. Arlington Ave. when he saw several men on the corner. Seconds later, Gregg told police, he heard the sound of gunshots and the sound of breaking glass. Gregg told police that one bullet shattered a side window of his car and that another destroyed his windshield. Police said a third shot struck the car's rear door and that another pierced the left front quarter-panel. Police said Gregg was not shot and that it appeared the men were firing at each other as Gregg drove past them. No arrests had been made.