THEFT: Northern District -- Officials of Bob Bell Ford in the 7900 block of Eastern Ave., reported that while one of their company-owned 1991 Nissans was parked in the 4100 block of Underwood Road over the weekend someone broke into the vehicle and stole an overcoat, a pair of leather driving gloves and a box of chocolate chip cookies. Police said the property was valued at more than $300 and that entry was gained by breaking one of the vehicle's windows.
THEFT: Northern District -- Hugh Metheny, of the 1200 block of Sandy Spring Road in Laurel in Howard County, told police his 1991 Mercury was parked in the 200 block of Wendover Road over the weekend when someone forced his way in and stole a leather jacket, a sports jacket, cassette tapes, credit cards, keys and several bottles of whiskey, vodka and bourbon. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window. The property was valued at $800.
SHOOTING: Northern District -- Police said Joseph Ensey, 30, of the first block of E. Elm Ave. in Overlea, was listed in critical condition today at a hospital after being shot in the back in an apartment in the 4100 block of St. George's Ave. Police said Ensey and a female friend arrived at the apartment around 9:30 p.m. Saturday and knocked on the door. Police said when the door opened a man armed with a gun pointed the weapon at Ensey's head. Ensey then told his companion to run down the stairs. Moments later, the woman told police, she heard a gunshot from inside the apartment. When police arrived, they found Ensey lying on the floor in the hallway near the front door bleeding from a gunshot wound to the back. Before going to the hospital, Ensey told police the man who shot him also robbed him of $60. Police said the gunman escaped.
THEFT: Northern District -- Angela Scott, an out-of-town resident, reported that her car was broken into yesterday while it was parked in the 500 block of Ready Ave. Scott told police entry was gained by breaking a window and the thief escaped with an in--- stereo radio. Police said the value of the radio was not known.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported that David Dinkins, of the 2500 block of Keyworth Ave., was walking in the 2600 block of Quantico Ave. last night when he was stopped by a man who implied he was armed with a handgun and demanded his overcoat. Police said Dinkins gave up his coat valued at more than $200. The man fled.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Northern District -- Police arrested a man and charged him with stabbing another man in the head with a knife inside a house in the 3000 block of Abell Ave. Police said the victim, Arthur Dixon, of the 4100 block of St. George's Ave., was visiting a woman friend at her home in the 3000 block of Abell Ave. last night when the woman's 29-year-old son arrived home. Police said the son drank two beers and then picked up a knife and threatened to stab Dixon. Moments later, the man stabbed Dixon twice in the head. Police arriving moments later summoned an ambulance, which took Dixon to Union Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released. Arrested at the scene and charged with assault by stabbing and possession of a deadly weapon was Alvin Bratley. Police said Bratley was being held at the station pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.
THEFT: Northern District -- Thomas Hall, of the 5000 block of Barton Ave., reported his 1984 Chrysler was parked in the 3000 block of Reese St. Saturday night when someone forced his way into the vehicle and stole property valued at more than $800. Police said the thief escaped with 17 computer game cartridges and other pieces of property.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 400 block of Southway reported that someone forced his way into his home Friday or Saturday and stole property valued at nearly $3,300. Police said the burglar entered the house by removing a pane of glass from a living room window and stole a compact disc player, several compact discs, a telephone, VCR, cassette player, amplifier, a telephone answering machine, checks and a watch.
ASSAULT: Northern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station in connection an incident Saturday morning inside a house in the 3900 block of Frisby St. Barry Wilson, a resident of the house, told police a man he knows pointed a rifle at him during an argument around 10 a.m. Saturday and pulled the trigger. Police said the rifle misfired and that Wilson was not injured. Later, police arrested a suspect in the case and that assault by pointing charges were pending against the man.
THEFT: Northern District -- Mary Jane Paul, of the 200 block of N. Conkling St., reported her 1973 Dodge was parked in the 1000 block of Cedarcroft Road Saturday when someone broke a window of the vehicle and stole a coat, cash and a check. Police said the property was valued at more than $200.