ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police say that a man arrested Tuesday morning and charged with burglarizing a house in the 2800 block of Parkview Terrace also has been charged with several other burglaries, most of them in the Mayfield area. Police said a man was leaving the Parkview Terrace house Tuesday morning and lunged at Officer Donald Smith with a screwdriver when the officer fired a shot at him. The bullet missed and the man was arrested. He was being held without bail pending a bail review hearing in District Court. Police said the man, identified as Walter Porter, 29, of the 600 block of Silverbell Drive in Edgewood, also is a suspect in several burglaries in Harford County and is believed to be the burglar known as "The Groper," who touched and fondled women as they slept, but did not steal anything.
DRUG ARRESTS: Southwestern District -- Nearly 20 people were arrested Tuesday night at several drug-free zones and charged with various drug offenses by police, who had information from numerous community groups and reliable informants. The suspects were arrested in the 3000 block of Herbert St.; the 4800 block of Clifton Ave.; the 1500 block of Rosedale St., and several other locations, known to be popular streets for drug dealers and users. Those arrested were being held pending bail hearings.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Someone entered a vacant house in the 1000 block of N. Carey St. Monday and stole two bathroom fixtures and locks, all valued at nearly $150.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 2000 block of N. Bentalou St. was in the 1900 block of N. Payson St. Monday night when a gunman robbed him of $22 and a gold chain.
CARJACKING TRY: Western District -- Two men, one with a handgun, attempted to rob a resident of the 8000 block of Gray Fox Road in Reisterstown of his late-model Lincoln Town Car in the 2500 block of W. Lafayette Ave. Tuesday afternoon. The victim drove off before the men could take the vehicle.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1500 block of Mulberry St. was walking near his home Tuesday when a man robbed him of his wallet containing nearly $50.
THEFT: Southern District -- A man entered the 7/Eleven store in the 1000 block of Light St. Tuesday and stole nearly $17 worth of items.
ROBBERY: Southern District -- A gunman robbed a resident of the 2500 block of Edgecombe Circle North of $121 in the 800 block of W. Patapsco Ave. Tuesday.
STOLEN CAR : Southern District -- A 1993 Ford truck with vanity tag BOWMAN was stolen from the 1800 block of Light St. between Monday and Tuesday.
THEFT: Southern District -- Someone entered a Jeep parked in the 1600 block of Covington St. Monday or Tuesday and stole stereo speakers valued at nearly $300.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A resident of the 2700 block of Maryland Ave. was walking near her home Tuesday when a man approached from the rear and stole her purse.
SHOOTING: Wilkens District -- A 27-year-old Woodlawn man was listed in critical condition and on life-support systems at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being shot in the face during an attempted robbery in the 6000 block of Booker Road in Catonsville Tuesday night. Michael Greene, of the 100 block of Sherri Court, was talking to friends at Booker Road and Winters Lane at 7:47 p.m. when two men, one with a rifle, attempted to rob the driver of a van across the street. When the motorist drove off, one of the men fired the weapon twice. One of the bullets hit the van, the other struck Mr. Greene in the face. The gunman and his accomplice escaped. Police recovered a rifle at the scene and were examining it for evidence that may identify the gunman.
BURGLARY: White Hall -- Someone entered a house under construction in the 4200 block of Harford Creamery Road Sunday or Monday and stole more than $5,000 worth windows, skylights, doors, a thermal tub and other items.
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