ASSAULTS/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man Saturday night and charged him with three counts each of assault by pointing a deadly weapon at three people and possession of a deadly weapon. Police said three people, two of them residents of the 2000 block of Belair Road and the third from the 1800 block of Lorman St., were in a house in the 1800 block of Lorman about 9 p.m. Saturday when a man pointed a 12-gauge shotgun at them and threatened to shoot. Someone in the house called police and Officer David Miller arrived a few minutes later. Police said Officer Miller confronted the man and arrested him without incident. Charged and being held at the police station in lieu of $10,000 bail pending a bail review hearing today in District Court is Danny Bryant, 42, also a resident of the 1800 block of Lorman St.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said an unlicensed taxi driver who lives in the 4300 block of Elderon Ave. reported he was driving in the 1800 block of Warwick Ave. about 2 p.m. yesterday looking for someone to give a ride to when he stopped to pick up a man. Police said the hacker had gone a short distance when the passenger demanded his money while keeping one hand in a plastic bag as though he was carrying a gun. Police said the hacker complied, giving the man nearly $20.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a resident of the 2000 block of Warwick Ave. was walking in the 2800 block of W. North Ave. early Saturday when he was stopped by a man in his 20s who grabbed him around the neck and demanded his money. Police said the man fled with $40.
ROBBERY TRY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested two men and were holding them at the station pending a bail review hearing after each was charged with attempted armed robbery and using a handgun in the commission of a felony. Two men, one of the 200 block of N. Payson St., and the other from the 2100 block of E. Fayette St., told police they were walking in the 100 block of N. Gilmor St. early yesterday when they were stopped by two men, one armed with a .32-caliber semiautomatic pistol and the other with a large-caliber semiautomatic, who demanded their money. Police said the incident was witnessed by two police officers, Frank Blucher and Michael Kain, who gave chase and caught both gunmen. Police said the .32-caliber handgun was recovered from one of the suspects but that a Glock 9mm handgun the other man was carrying was thrown away during the block-long chase. That gun, police said, was not found. Charged and held overnight on $15,000 bail each are Bryant Taylor, 22, of the 1500 block of Penrose Ave., and Wendell Morris, 17, of the 5600 block of Sinclair Lane, who was charged as an adult.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that an 11-year-old resident of the 5000 block of Denview Way was assaulted last week near his home by an older youth who also stole the victim's bicycle. Police said the victim was riding his bike when another youth struck him with his fist, causing him to fall to the pavement. Police said the other youth rode off on the bike, valued at nearly $200.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5000 block of Conant Way reported that someone broke into her apartment last week by forcing a window and stole property valued at nearly $500.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- An employee of Herr's Foods in the 8600 block of Cherry Lane in Laurel reported that someone broke into his company-owned truck while the vehicle was parked in the 4400 block of Forestview Ave. and stole a compact disc player valued at $400. Police said entry was gained by breaking one of the truck's windows.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 500 block of Sanford Place reported that someone broke into his home through a rear door and stole property valued at more than $2,000. Police said the intruder escaped with more than $500, several pieces of jewelry and several coats.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said property of unknown value was stolen from a dwelling in the 1000 block of Edmondson Ave. after someone gained entry over the weekend by forcing a door. Police said the burglar escaped with two pairs of tennis shoes, three hats and a jacket.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 900 block of N. Mount St. reported that property valued at $200 was stolen from his home over the weekend after someone gained entry by forcing the front door. Police said the burglar escaped with a 19-inch TV set.
RAPE: Western District -- A woman reported she was given a ride by a man early yesterday who drove her several blocks and then raped her inside the vehicle. The woman reported that after accepting the ride by a man driving a gray Pathfinder, the man drove to the 1400 block of Braddish Ave. There, the woman reported, the man struck her several times before raping her. After the man drove off, the woman called police, who took her to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment.