SHOOTING: Southern District -- Police said Charles Edwards, of the 800 block of Bethune Road in Cherry Hill, was shot early yesterday during an incident near his home. Police said an unknown man accosted Mr. Edwards in the 800 block shortly before 1:30 a.m. yesterday and shot him in the right leg. Following the shooting, Mr. Edwards was taken to Harbor Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Police said they had no motive for the shooting.
ROBBERY: Southern District -- A teen-age girl told police she was walking home from school and was in the 100 block of S. Arlington Ave. when she was attacked by several other girls who struck her with their fists and robbed her of the earrings she was wearing. Police said the earrings were valued at more than $100 and that no arrests had been made. Police said the incident occurred Friday afternoon and was reported yesterday.
ROBBERY TRY: Southern District -- A resident of the 700 block of Carroll St. reported he was in the 1000 block of W. Barre St. Monday night when he was stopped by a man armed with ahandgun who demanded his money. Police said the victim struck the man with his fist, causing him to lower the gun. Police said the victim took advantage of the gunman's action and escaped unharmed.
ROBBERY: Southern District -- Police said a woman was walking the 500 block of S. Charles St. around 6 p.m. yesterday when she was stopped by a man armed with a knife who ordered her to give up her money and valuables. Police said the victim, of the 2400 block of Seabury Road, was not injured and was not able to give a value of her property.
BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 4500 block of White Oak Ave. reported that someone broke into her home yesterday while she was out and stole several pieces of jewelry. Police said the jewelry was valued at nearly $800.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Police reported two men, one armed with a handgun, entered Rose's Gifts in the 5500 block of Park Heights Ave. around 4 p.m. and ordered an employee to give them money from the cash register. Police said the employee complied, giving the men more than $60. The gunman and his accomplice escaped on foot.
RAPE TRY/ARREST: Northwestern District -- Police yesterday arrested a man and charged him with assault with intent to rape a woman in her home. Police said the suspect is known to the victim and that his name was not revealed in order to protect the victim's identity. Police said the man was in the woman's house early yesterday when he attempted to rape her. The woman resisted and the man fled. Later, police arrested the man and charged him with assault and attempted rape. Following a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner, the man was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bail pending a bail review hearing today before a District Court judge.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported a woman who was robbed of a small sum yesterday evening in the 700 block of Ploy St. sprayed the man with a chemical agent when he attempted to disrobe her. Police said the victim, a resident of the 700 block of Park Ave., was walking on Ploy Street around 10:30 p.m.
yesterday when she was accosted from behind by a man who placed a hard object to the back of her neck and demanded her money. Police said after the woman gave the man $1, the man tried to disrobe her. She pulled out a can containing a chemical agent and sprayed the man in the face. Police said the man let go of the woman and fled.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of the Hard Times Bar in the 2700 block of Huntingdon Ave. reported that someone broke into the business early yesterday and stole several hundred dollars in coins and currency from at least one coin-operated poker machine. Police said entry into the machines was by prying loose its panels. Police said the bar was entered between closing time yesterday morning and 5 a.m. Police said the burglar entered the bar by forcing a rear window open.
ASSAULT: Northern District -- A resident of the 5200 block of Ivanhoe Ave. reported that a man he knows entered his house early Monday and struck him several times with a length of wood. During the assault, police said, the man pulled out a knife and cut the victim on both arms. Police said they had no motive for the attack.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Northern District -- Police arrested a man early yesterday and charged him with the aggravated assault of another man while the two of them were about to leave a dwelling in the 2500 block of Violet Ave. to attend a party. Police said the men were about to leave the house when one of them assaulted the other. Police said the victim was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was treated and released. Police said Douglas Williams, 34, of the 1700 block of E. Oliver St., was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Police said Williams was held overnight at the police station pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.