1400 block W. Pratt St., Sunday, March 11, 2:40 p.m.: A man was waiting at a bus stop when another man walked up, punched him in the face and stole his cell phone worth $499.
700 block W. Hamburg St., Friday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.: A worker in a glass company was held up at gunpoint of his wallet, credit cards, bank cards, cash and identification.
1900 block W. Pratt St., Friday, March 16, 8:12 p.m.: A man was punched, pushed to the ground and robbed of $5.
1000 block S. Charles St., Sunday, March 18, 8:12 p.m.: A man shoplifted several bottles of lotion from a drugstore and left the store. The clerk chased him down; the suspect assaulted the clerk. The suspect was arrested and the merchandise recovered.
300 block S. Monroe St., Sunday, March 11, 9:09 p.m.: A man threw a broom handle from the second-floor window of his house and struck a woman on the head. he was arrested.
500 block Light St., Sunday, March 18, 3:30 a.m.: Two women argued and one assaulted the other, then fled.
500 block Eislen St., Tuesday, March 13, 9 p.m.: Someone got into a house through a side window but took nothing.
1400 block Ramsay St., Tuesday, March 13, 8 a.m.: Someone broke into a house through the front door and stole a Philips stereo system, color TV and other electronic gear.
1200 block Hollins St., Wednesday, March 14, 7:19 p.m.: A man was arrested for breaking into a vacant house.
100 block S. Fulton Ave., Friday, March 16, 8 a.m.: Someone broke into a house and stole an xBox 360, iPad 2, clothing, $10 cash and other property.
1300 block Glyndon Ave., Saturday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.: Police arrested two men inside a house where they did not belong. Nothing was stolen.
100 block S. Carrollton Ave., Sunday, March 18, 6:48 p.m.: Two men broke into a house under renovation and stole four gallons of joint compound and a drywall trowel.
800 block E. Fort Ave., Tuesday, March 13, 11:30 p.m.: Someone stole a 2005 Ford Escape.
800 block Hollins St., Saturday, March 17, 7:45 p.m.: Someone stole a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
600 block S. Hanover St., Tuesday, March 13, 4:30 p.m.: A woman was in a park with her child in a stroller. Someone stole two cell phones worth $515 from the stroller.
Unit block E. Barney St., Wednesday, March 14, 7:45 a.m.: Someone stole a Capital One Sony credit card from the victim’s mailbox.
2700 block Port Covington Dr., Thursday, March 15, 4:30 p.m.: A woman was detained for trying to shoplift clothing.
1100 block Light St., Saturday, March 17, 5 p.m.: Someone stole $140 cash from a woman’s purse.
500 block Washington Blvd., Sunday, March 18, 1:30 p.m.: Someone reached behind the counter in a bar and stole an iPad worth $600.
Larceny from Auto
Stolen from various vehicles in and around the Southern District this week:
Shoes (the owner valued this pair at $460)
Cash: $80 total, out of two vehicles
Credit cards (various), Battery for truck
Briefcase and papers
Police continue to remind motorists to remove valuables from the car when leaving, even if only for a short time.
This week’s Neighborhood watch was compiled by Jacqueline Watts.
Guard against burglary
Police are cautioning residents to avoid becoming victims of burglaries, which always spike in warm weather.
Detectives say that often, residents will leave doors and windows open or unlocked while going to visit a neighbor quickly, while taking the dog for a walk, or while going for a quick run.
Burglars lurk in neighborhoods and wait for opportunities to arise, including residents who let their guard down.