ROBBERY: Central District -- Michael A. Stevens, 24, was arrested last night police and charged with armed robbery in the theft of a woman's money. Police said Mr. Stevens, whose address was not known, approached a woman in the 900 block of N. Calvert St. at 8:15 p.m. yesterday and pulled a gun on her. He took her purse, which contained $300 in cash and valuables. Police responded and caught Mr. Stevens in the 400 block of E. Eager St. He was being held last night at the central district station pending a bail review hearing today, police said.
THEFT: Central District -- Someone went into a private booth area of the Book Nook, in the 1800 block of N. Charles St., at 9:30 p.m. yesterday and took an undetermined amount of cash.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Central District -- A 21-year-old man is being charged with attempted burglary after kicking in the back door of a woman's home in the 500 block of Half Mile Court at 10:40 p.m. yesterday. Rufus Carter, address unknown, was charged in the incident, police said. He was being held at the Central District pending his bail review hearing today.
ATTEMPTED RAPE: Southeastern District -- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of trying to rape his former girlfriend in her home on South Mill Avenue between 12:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. yesterday. Police said the man locked the woman in a closet for a brief period and shattered her window with a shotgun before fleeing.
RAPE: Southeastern District -- A 19-year-old woman allowed five men into her home on Nome Avenue at 4:30 p.m. yesterday. They took money from her, police said, and two of the five forced her into her bedroom and raped her. Suspects were being sought in the incident, police said.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A couple were in their apartment building in the 1600 block of Waverly Way when they were approached by two men armed with shotguns. The men took an undetermined amount of money from the couple, police said.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A man was in the 2700 block of Hugo Ave. at 1:15 a.m. yesterday when a second man approached him with a revolver and demanded his 24-inch herringbone gold necklace valued at $1,600. Omar Kalith Little, of the 1400 block of Montpelier St., was arrested in the incident and was being held by police on a charge of armed robbery.
LARCENY: Northeastern District -- A man parked his car in the 5400 block of Lemmell Ave. at 1 a.m. yesterday, and returned 13 hours later to find that his Pioneer car stereo and speakers valued at $600 had been stolen.
LARCENY: Northeastern District -- A man who lives in the 5600 block of Frankford Ave. reported to police yesterday that someone removed 12 videocassette tapes valued at $100 and $200 in cash from the entertainment rack in his living room between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Two men are being sought by police after attacking two women in the 5100 block of Wesley Ave. at about 1:30 a.m. yesterday. Police said the men jumped from behind bushes and pointed a silver automatic weapon at the women, demanding cash and valuables. They took $5 in cash, a ring and a coat from one of the women.
ABDUCTION: Northwestern District -- A man giving two other men a ride in the 2900 block of Garrison Ave. about 1:15 a.m. yesterday was robbed when one of the men pulled a gun and made him drive to a nearby alley. He made the driver and another passenger, who already had been in the car, get out of the car and lie down in the alley. They took $237 from him and $305 from the passenger, police said. The bandits fled.
ASSAULT: Northwestern District -- A man failed to fool his attempted victims when he tried to hold them up with a starter pistol at the International House of Pancakes in the 6300 block of Reisterstown Road. The gunman and an accomplice approached a man at the restaurant, pulled out a starter pistol and demanded money. Police were called, and the men were arrested. Their identities were not available, police said.
SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Howard Dunbar, of the 2000 block of Walbrook Ave., was reported in good condition at Sinai Hospital after he was shot by a man at a bus stop yesterday afternoon. Police said Mr. Dunbar was waiting for a bus in the 5100 block of Park Heights Ave. at 4:39 p.m. yesterday when the gunman approached and demanded money. Mr. Dunbar tried to flee, but the man shot him in the buttocks. Police were searching for his assailant.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- A woman reported to police that her landlady tried to evict her at gunpoint. The woman said the landlady entered her apartment at 6 p.m. yesterday and pulled a handgun from a white handbag. The landlady, according to the woman's account, said she wanted the tenant out of the building immediately. No one was injured, however, and no arrest has been made.