A man with an ax tried to break into an ATM in the 5400 block of Reisterstown Road around 2:30 Tuesday morning.
Police saw 20-year-old Keenen Matthews, and he saw them and ran from the scene.
He was arrested a short distance away.
Police saw damage to the ATM and to the camera that hangs over the machine.
But Matthews was not able to get any money out of the ATM, police said.