Anne Arundel County and Howard County crime report

November 6, 2013
Anne Arundel County

These were among incidents reported by police in Anne Arundel County. For information, call 410-222-8050.

BROOKLYN PARK AREA
ROBBERIES

Ritchie Hwy., 5000 block, 5:10 p.m. Oct. 27. A man and a woman, one with a knife, entered a phone store and punched an employee in the head several times before fleeing with cash and merchandise. An Essex man, 24, and an Edgewood woman, 30, were arrested and charged with armed robbery, theft and assault. The employee had minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

EDGEWATER AREA
ASSAULTS

Holly Ave., 900 block, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29. A resident saw a masked male steal a package from his doorstep and run away. The resident chased the male and tackled him. The male tried to cut the resident with a knife before fleeing with the package.

FERNDALE AREA
SEXUAL ASSAULTS

Ferndale area, Oct. 23. A Baltimore man, 31, was arrested on a warrant in connection with the sexual abuse of two children over a six-year period. He was charged with multiple counts of second-degree child abuse; sex abuse of a minor; first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses; perverted practice; sodomy; child pornography; and filming a sex act.

GLEN BURNIE AREA
HOMICIDES

Armistead Rd., 1100 block, 1:35 a.m. Oct. 27. A shooting in a home was reported. Police discovered the bodies of two men and one woman, all with gunshot wounds. They were identified as Andrew Scott Hoffman, 27, of Glen Burnie; Marie Leanne Edith Hartman, 26, of Glen Burnie; and Christopher Lee Robinson, 37, of Abingdon. Police said it appeared that Robinson, a Baltimore police officer, shot the woman and the man, a Baltimore firefighter, before shooting himself. Police said the three knew one another.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Sixth Ave., 200 block, 8 p.m. Oct. 25. A man offered to sell a stolen e-reader to an undercover police officer. The device’s owner was contacted, and she said it had been taken from her vehicle in her driveway within the past day. A Glen Burnie man, 42, was arrested and charged with theft.

Annapolis

These were among incidents reported by the Annapolis Police Department. For information, call 410-268-9000.

SHOOTINGS

Bens Dr., 1-99 block, 4:32 p.m. Oct. 27. A shooting was reported. Two men who had been shot were found at other locations, one in a vehicle on Forest Drive near Youngs Farm Road and the other at the Eastport Fire Station. Both men were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. On Oct. 28, a Millersville man, 23, was arrested and charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder and other offenses.

ROBBERIES

Hillsmere Dr., 100 block, 1 p.m. Oct. 29. A man attempted to rob a pedestrian of cash at knifepoint. The pedestrian ran away.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

City Gate Lane Near Larkin St., 11:30 p.m. Oct. 25 to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. A backpack and headphones were stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a passenger-side window.

Duke of Gloucester St., 100 block, 3 p.m. Oct. 25 to 9:20 a.m. Oct. 26. A TV and a GPS unit were stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a window.

Frederick Douglass St., 1100 block, 3 to 8 a.m. Oct. 26. Two candles and a candleholder were stolen from a home entered by forcing open a ground-floor window.

Janice Dr., 800 block, 4 to 4:19 a.m. Oct. 24. A handgun was stolen from a residence entered by forcing open a basement window. A GPS unit, two sweatshirts, a hammer drill, a cordless drill, a generator and hand tools were stolen from two vehicles in front of the residence. Entry was gained by breaking windows.

Newtowne Dr. near Juliana Cir., 5 p.m. Oct. 2 6 to 12:45 p.m. Oct. 27. A GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a passenger-side window.

President St., 100 block, 1 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Oct. 26. Two pairs of sunglasses, a digital media player, leather gloves, a briefcase, two watches, cash and credit cards were stolen from an unlocked vehicle. The owner also said the unlocked vehicle had been broken into two weeks before, but the owner had not reported that break-in.

Wells Ave., 900 block, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26. A vehicle’s rear passenger window was broken. Nothing was reported stolen.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Royal St., 500 block, 10 p.m. Oct. 29 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30. A Ford E350 van was stolen from a parking lot. It was found unoccupied on Burnham Wood Ct. near Hunt Meadow Dr. Two nearby unlocked vehicles had been ransacked. It was unclear how the van was stolen, as the owner was not missing any keys and there was no sign of forced entry or ignition damage.

Howard County

These were among incidents reported by the Howard County Police Department. For information, call 410-313-2236.

COLUMBIA AREA
INDECENT EXPOSURE

S. Carlinda Ave., 6900 block, 2:36 p.m. Oct. 29. A male exposed himself to people in a wooded area off a footpath. A Columbia man, 23, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

Clarksville Pike, 10000 block, 11:22 a.m. Oct. 26. A man beside a trail at the edge of a wooded area exposed himself to a jogger. The man ran off when questioned by the jogger.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Clearsmoke Ct., 6100 block, 9:57 p.m. Oct. 29. A resident saw a man fleeing her home as she was returning. Two laptops, a video game console and a game controller were stolen. A Columbia man, 19, was arrested and charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary and two counts of theft. The property was recovered.

Nelson Way, 9000 block, 6:25 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. A man took a bicycle from an open garage.

Nightstreet Hill, 6100 block, 11:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Oct. 29. A TV was stolen from a home. There was no sign of forced entry.

Seneca Dr., 6600 block, 8 a.m. Oct. 28 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29. A resident came home to find evidence of an attempted break-in: a broken garage door handle, pry marks on the concrete in front of the garage door, an open gate and an open rear screen door.

Stevens Forest Rd., 5800 block, 5:09 p.m. Oct. 26. An apartment was entered through a ground-level window. Nothing was reported stolen.

Thunder Hill Rd., 5700 block, 8 a.m. to 1:59 p.m. Oct. 30. Four video game controllers were stolen from a home entered through a front door.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Guilford Rd., 8600 block, 11:43 p.m. Oct. 29. An attempt was made to steal a black 2010 Jeep.

Hickory Ridge Rd., 10200 block, 12:02 p.m. Oct. 25. A motorcycle was reported stolen.

ELKRIDGE AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Main St., 5800 block, 8:22 a.m. Oct. 27. An exterior side door and an interior door were forced open at a church. Nothing was reported stolen.

Marie Curie Dr., 6600 block, 7 p.m. Oct. 28 to 6 a.m. Oct. 29. Locks were cut off two storage units at a construction site entered by climbing over a fence. A fire extinguisher was tampered with. Nothing was reported stolen.

Old Washington Rd., 6100 block, 3:50 p.m. Oct. 27. A padlocked door was pried open and damaged at a school. Entry may have been gained. An alarm was set off.

Race Rd., 5700 block, 6:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Oct. 28. Three handguns and a safe containing ammunition and jewelry were taken from a home entered by breaking a sidelight and unlocking a door. A shaving kit bag from the residence was found on the front lawn with the three guns inside.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Beverly Dr., 7100 block, 8 a.m. Oct. 26. A gray 2007 Honda Accord was stolen.

Dorsey Run Rd., 7100 block, Oct. 1 to 3:53 p.m. Oct. 28. A 2011 Honda Odyssey was stolen.

Troy Hill Dr., 7000 block, 11:56 a.m. Oct. 28. A Ryder truck was stolen.

ELLICOTT CITY AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Baltimore National Pike, 9000 block, 3:22 a.m. Oct. 30. A police officer noticed a cinder block next to the front door of a phone store. Another officer saw a male running across Chevrolet Drive, directly behind the store’s parking lot. An investigation was continuing.

Waterloo Rd., 5600 block, 2:15 p.m. Oct. 27. A padlock on a shed behind a gas station was broken, setting off an alarm. Nothing was reported stolen.

GLENWOOD AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Route 97, 2900 block, 9:35 a.m. Oct. 26. A resident came home and found the back door ajar. Nothing was reported stolen.

HANOVER AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Skipton Dr., 6400 block, 9:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Oct. 28. A home was ransacked and jewelry was stolen. Entry was gained by breaking a sidelight and unlocking a front door.

LAUREL AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Kingswood Ct., 9500 block, 11:30 p.m. Oct. 26 to 1:30 a.m. Oct. 27. Two vehicles in an open garage had been searched. Keys were stolen from one.

Upper Sky Way, 8500 block, 6:26 a.m. Oct. 24. An air bag was stolen from a vehicle.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Evening Bird Lane, 9700 block, 10:48 p.m. Oct. 24. A 2004 Nissan Sentra was stolen.

Washington Blvd., 9500 block, 11:42 a.m. Oct. 24. A 2002 Chevy Suburban was stolen.

MARRIOTTSVILLE AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Marriottsville Rd., 2000 block, 2:56 a.m. Oct. 26. Police checking a construction site found a man hiding under a tarp in a truck. A nearby shed containing copper was found to have been opened. Another person was discovered on the grounds. A Baltimore man, 30, was charged with fourth-degree burglary and trespassing. A second Baltimore man, 42, was charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary, trespassing, theft and malicious destruction of property.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

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