1900 block Eagle St., Friday, July 29, 4 p.m.: A woman told police that as she was getting off the bus a man approached, placed a hard object to her side and demanded money. She replied that she had no money and he grabbed her backpack and ran. Police later found her backpack; the only thing missing was her cell phone.
2700 block Port Covington Dr., Saturday, July 30, 8 p.m.: A man walked up to the cashier at the customer service desk at Wal-Mart and paid a dollar for a bag of chips. He then put a handwritten note on the counter that said “Give me the money or I’m going to blow your brains out.” A second man reached over the counter and took cash from the register. The cashier screamed and the suspects ran out of the store through the front door.
1600 block Wilkens Ave., Monday, July 25, 9 a.m.: A man was arrested and charged with forcible rape.
1900 block McHenry St., Monday, July 25, 5:55 p.m.: A woman was arrested for assault.
Hollins St. and Carrollton Ave., Saturday, July 30, 1:07 a.m.: A warrant was obtained for a man who assaulted a man and a woman. Both victims were taken to a hospital for treatment.
1100 block W. Pratt St., Sunday, July 24, 4:29 p.m. Police responded to a burglary in progress and arrested two suspects. The victim told police that the suspects used to be friends with her son, but were no longer friends because of a previous theft. Police said the suspects were banging on the victim’s door and threatening to hurt her. Nothing was stolen.
200 block S. Fremont Ave., Monday, July 25, 8 a.m.: Someone broke into a house but did not steal anything.
100 block S. Mount St., Monday, July 25, noon: Someone broke into a house and stole appliances.
400 block S. Gilmor St., Monday, July 25, 9:30 p.m.: Someone broke into a house and stole a Nintendo game console.
1200 block Washington Blvd., Wednesday, July 27, 2:30 a.m.: Police responded to a burglary call and arrested a suspect. Nothing was taken.
1300 block McHenry St., Thursday, July 28, 2 p.m.: Someone broke into a house and stole a bicycle.
500 block S. Hanover St., Saturday, July 30, 4:30 p.m.: Someone got into a house somehow and stole a computer, iPad and keys. There was no sign of forced entry.
400 block E. Fort Ave., Sunday, July 24, 5:45 p.m.: Someone ordered food at a carryout and fled without paying.
100 block E. Heath St., Monday, July 25, 10 a.m.: Someone stole a wallet from an office.
1400 block Patapsco St., Thursday, July 28, 2:30 a.m.: Someone stole a bicycle from a back yard.
700 block W. Pratt St., Friday, July 29, 2 p.m.: A woman reported to police that she had an air conditioning repairman in her home, and that she had taken off her ring and left it on a shelf in her bedroom. After the repairman left she discovered that the ring was missing.
1200 block W. Pratt St., Friday, July 29, 6:48 p.m.: A man was arrested for shoplifting air freshener.
100 block W. Henrietta St., Saturday, July 30, 3:30 p.m.: Someone stole a bicycle from the bike rack of a car.
1700 block Cole St., Sunday, July 24, 12:35 p.m.: Someone stole a 2011 Chevy.
Unit block S. Stricker St., Tuesday, July 26, 2:35 a.m.: A man told police that when he woke up at 5:30 a.m. he discovered that his car had been stolen. He has a surveillance camera mounted on the front of his house, and when he reviewed the tape he saw two men sitting on the steps opposite his house watching another man break into the car, a 1995 Dodge. Once the first man was inside the car the other two applauded, climbed in, and all three drove off.
Neighborhood Watch is a representative, not a comprehensive, account of crimes reported in the Southern District during the past week. This week’s Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Jacqueline Watts.