BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Unity Beauty Supply Distributor in the 2400 block of Pennsylvania Ave. reported that someone broke into the building through a rear door and stole several pieces of equipment and beauty supplies. Police said the value of the property was not known.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending charges that he threatened a resident of the 1100 block of W. Lanvale St. with a knife during an incident at the victim's home over the weekend. Police said the suspect, a 34-year-old man, allegedly pointed the knife at the victim and threatened to cut him. Police said that after the man is charged, he will appear at a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
RAPE/ARREST: Western District -- A woman reported that over the weekend, a man forced her into a vacant house in the 1700 block of Edmondson Ave. and raped her. The woman told police the man struck her with his fists and kicked her before sexually assaulting her. After she was let go, the woman reported the incident and was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was treated and released. Later, police arrested a suspect in connection with the rape and were holding him at the station pending formal charges.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun accosted a resident of the 3700 block of Woodbine Ave. while he walked in the 1800 block of N. Monroe St. Saturday morning and ordered him to give up his money. Police said the victim complied, giving the gunman more than $70.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Western District -- A resident of the 1300 block of W. North Ave. reported that during an incident in the 2100 block of Etting St. over the weekend, he was attacked by a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun who struck him over the head with the weapon. Police said the victim was not seriously injured and that the suspect was held overnight at the station pending formal charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
ROBBERY TRY/SHOOTING: Northern District -- Police said a 17-year-old resident of the 1300 block of Homestead St. was shot early yesterday during an attempted robbery in the 800 block of Exeter Hall Ave. Police said the victim was walking along the street around 2 a.m. when he was stopped by a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun who ordered him to give up his money. Police said the victim turned and was about to flee when the gunman fired a shot that struck the victim in the left leg. The gunman fled without robbing the injured victim. Police said the wounded teen-ager was taken by ambulance to Union Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 400 block of Edgevale Road reported that while his 1988 Toyota minivan was parked near his home over the weekend, someone broke into the vehicle and stole an AM-FM cassette stereo radio. Police said the property was valued at $500.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of the Allegany Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. in the 1600 block of Union Ave. reported that someone broke into an office between Friday evening and yesterday morning and stole a metal box containing more than $500.
ARMED ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police said a resident of the 500 block of S. Pulaski St. was walking near her home about 9 a.m. yesterday when she was stopped by a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun who demanded her money. Police said the woman complied, giving the man more than $100.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police said a woman was walking in the 500 block of Swann Ave. yesterday afternoon when she was assaulted by a man who struck her with his fist then robbed her. The victim, a resident of the 1000 block of N. Ellamont St., told police the man escaped with more than $100.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A man armed with what appeared to be a 9mm semi-automatic handgun accosted a female resident of the 3200 block of Westmont Ave. yesterday afternoon as she walked in the 3000 block of Presstman St. and robbed her of her overcoat and carrying bag. Police said the property was valued at nearly $100 and that the man was the ex-boyfriend of the victim. Police said they expected to arrest the man shortly.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police said two men robbed the Merit Oil Co. yesterday evening of an undisclosed sum. The men, one armed with a handgun, walked into the company's office in the 500 block of N. Franklintown Road and ordered an employee to open an inner office door. After the employee did so, the men took money and fled.
CHURCH BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Members of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in the 2900 block of Belair Road reported that someone broke into the building over the weekend and stole at least $500 in cash and checks from a safe in a basement office. Police said entry into the building was by removing a metal grate from a window.