ARREST: Eastern District -- Police last night arrested a 17-year-old East Baltimore youth and charged him as a juvenile with attempting to kill an officer by ramming the stolen car he was driving into the officer's patrol car. Traffic Officer Tony Petralia said Officer Shirley Woods was on patrol at Washington and Federal streets about 11:40 p.m. when she saw a 1986 Nissan Sentra with New York plates that had been read out at roll call as being stolen yesterday from the 2100 block of E. Eager St. Officer Petralia said when Officer Woods began pursuing the car west on Federal Street, two other police cars joined the pursuit. Near Broadway and Federal Street, the teen-ager deliberately drove the Nissan into a police car driven by Officer Stacy Quinter, 25. Officer Quinter was not injured. The Nissan continued on, heading south in the northbound lane of the 1500 block of N. Broadway. At Oliver Street, the car went out of control and struck a traffic sign. Police arrested the youth after a brief foot chase and took him to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was treated for injuries sustained in the crash. After his release from the hospital, the youth also was charged with assault with intent to murder Officer Quinter with a motor vehicle, auto theft and multiple traffic violations. He was being held at a juvenile facility pending action by juvenile court authorities.
SHOOTING: Southwestern District -- Police reported that a 22-year-old resident of the 3000 block of Westwood Ave. was in very critical condition today at Maryland Shock-Trauma Center after being shot last night in the 1900 block of Longwood St. Police said Darnell Moore was found lying in the street shortly before 10 p.m. bleeding from at least one gunshot wound to the abdomen. At the scene, police found several empty shell casings, indicating that the victim was shot with a semiautomatic handgun. Police said two men were seen fleeing but no arrests had been made. Police said the area in which the man was shot has a history of heavy drug trafficking, but there was no evidence the shooting was drug-related.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- A 20-year-old resident of the 500 block of N. Lakewood Ave. reported she was walking near her home shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday when she was stopped by a man who approached her from behind and warned her not to turn around. The woman told police the man ordered her to give up her necklace.
BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- An elderly resident of the 700 block of S. Dean St. told police that someone broke into her home through a side door and stole her VCR valued at $400.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Police reported that a man with a handgun accosted a resident of the 2200 block of E. Preston St. after he withdrew money from a 24-hour bank machine and ordered him to give up the money. Police said the victim complied, giving the gunman his wallet that contained $100.
THEFT: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 3700 block of Boarman Ave. reported that someone entered her home this week and stole a TV set and VCR. Police said the property was valued at nearly $300 and that a man known to the victim is suspected in the thefts.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Police reported a resident of the 4000 block of Belvieu Ave. was near his home yesterday evening when he was accosted by two men, one with a .32-caliber handgun, who robbed him of $10 and his 1986 Ford Bronco. Police said neither the men or the vehicle, bearing Maryland truck license 431-230, have been found.
ASSAULT: Northwestern District -- Police said a resident of the 3700 block of Beehler Ave. was in the 4700 block of Park Heights Ave. yesterday afternoon when someone fired a shot at him. Police said the intended victim was not injured and was unable to identify the gunman or give a reason why someone would want to shoot him.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Northern District -- Police said a 44-year-old driver for the Royal Cab Co. in the 2500 block of W. Lexington St. was listed in critical condition today at Sinai Hospital after being beaten early yesterday by a man he picked up. Police said shortly after the cabbie, William Skinner, picked up the fare in the 4200 block of Rolandview Ave. about 5 a.m., the man began hitting the driver with a wooden table leg. Police said the man fled and was arrested a short time later. The cab driver, police said, was taken to the hospital, where his spleen was removed and he was treated for multiple internal injuries. Police said a 27-year-old man was being held at the station pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner. Police said it was not known if the man intended to rob the cabbie.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3700 block of Greenmount Ave. reported that someone broke into his home through a third-floor window and stole a TV set, several pieces of jewelry and clothing.