BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of the Hampden House in the 1100 block of W. 36th St. reported that someone broke into their building between Tuesday night and yesterday morning and stole an undisclosed sum and a bottle of liquor. Police said someone entered the business through a second-floor door and then stole the money from a cabinet in a room on the first floor.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone forced their way into Blankenship's clothing store in the 3200 block of Greenmount Ave. between Tuesday night and early yesterday and stole property of unknown value. Police said entry was gained through a rear door.
ROBBERY TRY/SHOOTING: Northern District -- Police said a suspect in an attempted armed robbery accidentally was shot late Tuesday night by his alleged accomplice. Police said a resident of the 3600 block of Maulden Ave. was in the 900 block of E. 43rd St. around 11:30 p.m. when he was stopped by two men, one armed with a shotgun, who demanded his money. Police said when the victim moved, the man holding the shotgun fired a shot that struck his accomplice in the leg. The gunman fled and his wounded partner was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police said the wounded man's name was not available. The victim of the attempted robbery was not injured.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police reported a man stole an undisclosed sum from a food market after diverting an employee's attention. Police said after a man entered the 25th Street Market in the 400 block of E. 25th St. around 10 a.m. yesterday, he asked a clerk to show him something that was on display. When the clerk's attention was diverted, police said, the man opened the cash register and removed the money.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 300 block of E. University Parkway reported that someone broke into his home yesterday and stole a VCR camcorder and 500 pennies. Police said the property was valued at $505.
SHOOTING: Northwestern District -- Police today were seeking three men in the shooting last night of a 27-year-old man on Springdale Avenue. Police said Kevin Hooker, of the 3900 block of Maine Ave., was in the 3700 block of Springdale Ave. shortly after 8 p.m. when he became involved in a conversation with one of three men. During the conversation, said police, one of the men pulled out a handgun and shot Mr. Hooker in the chest. The gunman and his two friends then fled. Police said Mr. Hooker was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was listed in critical but stable condition today. Police said they had no motive for the shooting.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 5600 block of Belle Ave. told police she was walking near her home shortly before midnight last night when two men got out of a car and approached her. The woman told police one of the men ordered her to give up her purse and the other man pulled a handgun and threatened to shoot if she didn't cooperate. Police said the men escaped with the purse which contained credit cards and personal property but no money.
SCHOOL BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into the Calverton Middle School in the 1100 block of Whitmore Ave. between Monday night and Tuesday morning and destroyed four pieces of office equipment and stole several tools. Police said two copying machines and two computers, with a total value of $7,000, were destroyed by the intruders. Taken in the burglary, police said, were five hammers valued at $75.
ASSAULT: Western District -- A resident of the 2000 block of Penrose Ave. reported he was near his home Tuesday afternoon when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who shot him. Police said the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the upper back.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a resident of the 1800 block of Ruxton Ave. was in the 2000 block of Wheeler Ave. Tuesday evening when she was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who demanded she give up her jewelry. Police said the gunman escaped with an 18-inch gold chain valued at $200.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said property valued at $500 was stolen from a dwelling in the 2600 block of Mosher St. Tuesday after someone gained entry with a key. Police said the intruder escaped with a computer game and several game tapes.
ASSAULT: Western District -- Police today continue their search for a man who struck a woman with a baseball bat Tuesday in the 2500 block of Salem St. Police said the victim, of the 2900 block of Clifton Ave., was not seriously injured.
ROBBERY: Western District -- An out-of-town resident reported he was in the 500 block of N. Gilmor St. late last night when he was accosted by a man in his mid-20s who struck him with his fists, knocking him to the pavement. The victim told police the man then went through his pockets and removed his money before escaping. Police said the man got away with $30.