Olive Street, 1600 block, December 29, 9:30 p.m. A local resident told police they were approached by two teenaged boys who threatened them with a piece of wood, screaming, “Give me your money.” One teen struck the resident on the forehead before both fled without taking anything.
S. Fulton Avenue, 400 block, December 28, 5:30 a.m. A resident told police a suspect had approached, pointed a gun and demanded money. The resident handed over cash and the suspect fled.
S. Paca Street, 500 block, December 26, 7:10 p.m. A woman told police two men had attacked her, punched her in the face and had taken her purse, then fled.
W. Pratt Street, 2000 block, December 27, 1:28 p.m. Two men got into an argument. The argument turned physical and one man attacked the other with a machete, cutting the other’s hand. He was arrested and the victim was transported to a local hospital.
Hollins Street, 1500 block, December 26, 4 p.m. Someone broke into a house through a basement door and stole hammers.
S. Fulton Avenue, 300 block, 3:30 p.m. Someone broke into a house and stole copper piping.
S. Mount Street, 100 block, December 25, 5:30 p.m. Someone entered a home and took copper piping, then fled.
W. Lombard Street, 800 block, December 28, 7:30 a.m. Police responded to a report of an arson and found that someone had set several fires. The fires were extinguished with no injuries reported.
E. Heath Street, unit block, December 31, 2:30 a.m. Someone stole the silver top off a beer keg.
Warren Avenue, 300 block, December 30. 9:45 a.m. A passerby contacted police about a theft in progress. Police arrived and found three men had removed the engine block from a Chevy parked in a back yard, placed the block in a black station wagon, and fled the scene.
Washington Blvd., 1800 block, December 30, 11:15 a.m. A man entered a store and asked for Newport cigarettes. When four packs were set on the counter in front of him, he asked for one more pack. The man grabbed the four packs while the employee’s back was turned, and fled.
W. Pratt Street, 1200 block, December 29, 9:50 a.m. Store personnel stopped several individuals from shoplifting. Police arrested the suspects.
Stockholm Street, 300 block, December 28, 3:17 p.m. Someone stole cash out of a safe at an animal shelter.
W. Lombard Street, 1200 block, December 27, 11:30 p.m. Someone stole a cell phone from inside a business.
Key Highway, 1400 block, December 25, 2 p.m. Someone damaged a vending machine, taking food and money from the interior.
Larceny from Auto
Battery Avenue, 1100 block, December 29, 7 p.m. Someone removed the license plate from a parked car.
W. Pratt Street, 1200 block, December 28, 11 a.m. Someone broke into a car and took a computer, clothing and a Wii system the owner had left unguarded.
Parkin Street, 100 block, December 26, 1:30 a.m. Someone used a brick to break the window of a car, then took a wallet from inside.
Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Mary Helen Sprecher