THEFT: Northern District -- A student at Johns Hopkins University in the 3400 block of N. Charles St. reported that someone broke into her 1984 Jeep while it was parked on school property and stole property valued at $400.
ARSON: Northern District -- Police reported that someone set fire to a trash can inside a utility room at the Wyman Towers Apartments in the 3100 block of St. Paul St. yesterday evening. Police said the fire, which was reported around 9 p.m., was confined to the room and caused minor damage. No arrest had been made in the case. No injuries were reported.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 200 block of W. 27th St. reported that someone broke into his home through a rear window and stole property valued at nearly $550. Police said the burglar escaped with a VCR, a computer game, several video tapes and coins.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a car while it was parked in the 3900 block of Canterbury Road between Tuesday and yesterday and stole property valued at nearly $140. Police said the owner of the car, also a resident of the 3900 block of Canterbury Road, reported that the thief took a gym bag and several pieces of clothing.
RAPE: Northern District -- Police today continued their search for a man who raped a woman inside a house in the 3400 block of Pall Mall Road Tuesday. Police said the victim, who lives elsewhere, reported she was forced to accompany a man she knows into the house around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, where she was raped. After the incident, police said, the victim was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment and was released.
BURGLARY: Southern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2400 block of Dorton Court Tuesday night and stole an electric clothes dryer. Police said the appliance was valued at nearly $200 and that entry was gained by forcing open the front door.
THEFT: Southern District -- Police said someone stole property valued at $600 from a dwelling in the 100 block of S. Carrollton Ave. Tuesday afternoon. The victim told police that the person who stole the property is known to him. Police said the suspect stole a combination TV and VCR.
BURGLARY: Southern District -- Power tools valued at more than $700 were reported stolen from a dwelling in the 1400 block of Patapsco St. The owner of the house, a resident of the 1400 block of Marshall St., told police entry was gained through a rear door and that the break-in occurred between Monday night and Tuesday morning.
THEFT: Southern District -- Employees of Metropolitan Management in the 100 block of Sudbrook Lane in Baltimore County reported that someone stole a set of security lights that illuminated a building the firm owns in the 900 block of E. Fort Ave. Police said the lights were valued at more than $700 and that the theft occurred early yesterday.
THEFT: Southern District -- Police said someone entered a room at the Pennington Hotel in the 4200 block of Pennington Ave. and stole a VCR. The owner of the property reported that someone entered his room yesterday and stole the property after a member of the hotel staff left the door unlocked after she cleaned the room.
ROBBERY: Southern District -- A resident of the 100 block of S. Schroeder St. reported she was inside a building in the 800 block of W. Lombard St. yesterday evening when she was assaulted by two men who stole her purse. Police said the men escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $40.
ROBBERY: Essex District -- Police reported a 19-year-old Essex-area man was robbed of his wallet last night by two men who accosted him outside a 24-hour bank machine in the 100 block of Back River Neck Road. Police said the victim was standing in front of the machine around 10 p.m. and was about to withdraw money when he was approached from behind by a man who sprayed him in the face with a chemical. Police said a second man stood nearby and acted as a lookout. When the victim was sprayed, the robber tried to take the man's wallet. During the struggle, the robber told the victim to let go or he would shoot him. Fearing he would be shot, the victim let go of his wallet and the two men fled. Police said the victim's wallet did not contain any money and that the victim sustained a minor burn on his face, the result of the spray. The victim told police the man did not display a gun when he threatened to shoot him.
PIPE BOMBPIPE BOMB: Westminster -- Police today continue to investigate a pipe bombing that caused about $300 damage to a car that was parked near the first block of W. Green St. Sunday night. Police said the car, a Toyota Corolla owned by a resident of the street, sustained interior damage when the bomb exploded around 11 p.m. Police said the pipe bomb appeared to have been homemade and that they had no motive for the incident. The car's owner told police she had no idea why anyone would want to damage her car. No arrest has been made.