ARRESTS: Northwestern District -- Police yesterday arrested two 13-year-old girls after they reportedly stole property from a house in the 4800 block of Liberty Heights Ave. and later arrested three men who the girls said had sex with them. Police said the two 13-year-old girls and a 12-year-old girl went to the house late Tuesday night and had sex with three men. While leaving the house around 1 a.m. yesterday, the girls stole property valued at about $30. When the three men reported the theft, the two older girls were arrested and charged as juveniles with theft of property under $300, a misdemeanor. At the police station, the girls told police the men raped them. Later, police arrested the three men and were holding them pending charges of statutory rape. The two girls were released in the custody of their parents. The third girl was not charged. Police said that even though the girls apparently consented to the sex act, state law requires that the men be charged because of the girls' ages.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 4100 block of Hayward Ave. reported he was about to enter his home about 3 a.m. yesterday when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who ordered him to give up his money and the two suitcases he was carrying. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with cash and property of unknown value.
ARSON: Northwestern District -- Police were seeking a man who entered a house in the 3100 block of Ferndale Ave. early yesterday and set several fires. Police said none of the occupants of the house was injured. The man entered the house, police said, about 1 a.m. and placed paper on top of a kitchen stove. He then turned on the burner. The man then entered two second-floor bedrooms, ransacking them before starting more fires. Police said the fires were quickly extinguished without causing serious damage to the house. Police said they knew of no motive for the arsons.
ASSAULT: Northwestern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending assault charges in the beating of a man in the 4400 block of Groveland Ave. early yesterday. The victim, Raymond Addison of the 3600 block of Copley Road, told police he was on Groveland Avenue about 2 a.m. yesterday when he became involved in an argument with another man. During the argument, police said, Mr. Addison was struck over the head with a piece of wood. Police said the victim was treated at the scene by the crew of an ambulance. A suspect was arrested a short time later.
ROBBERY TRY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 4300 block of Maine Ave. reported he was walking in the 4600 block of Maine Ave. about 4 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said the gunman searched the victim and found no money, then fled.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Police said a man armed with a handgun robbed another man of his money on Oakford Road yesterday afternoon. The victim, a resident of the 4500 block of Bonner Road, reported he was walking in the 3400 block of Oakford Ave. about 4 p.m. when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded he give up his money. Police said the victim complied, giving the gunman more than $250.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1800 block of W. Baltimore St. reported he was walking near his home early yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who ordered him to give up his wallet. Police said the gunman escaped with cash and property valued at less than $40.
RAPE TRY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending attempted rape charges. A teen-age girl told police she was in the man's house in the 900 block of N. Carey St. late Monday night when he forced her into a bedroom and locked the door. The girl said the man then attempted to rape her but she broke away and left the house. Police arrested the man near the scene.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Thomas Ave. reported he was walking in the 2300 block of Warwick Ave. yesterday afternoon when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who ordered him to give up his jewelry. Police said the victim turned over jewelry valued at more than $1,200 to the gunman and his accomplice.
RAPE TRY: Southwestern District -- Police today were seeking a man who attacked a woman in the first block of N. Morley St. and attempted to rape her. The woman told police she was walking down the street early Monday when a man approached her from the rear and grabbed her around the neck. The woman later told police the man dragged her into an alley and was attempting to rape her when he was frightened off by people in the area. Police said the woman was not injured.