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Howard Crime Watch

Thursday, February 17, 2005; Page HO16

The following were among incidents recently reported by the Howard County Police Department. For more information, call 410-313-2236.


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Clarksville Area


AUTO DR., 12400 block, 12:47 p.m. Feb. 3. A white Dodge Neon was stolen.

Columbia Area


CLOCKTOWER LANE AND SOFTWATER WAY, 11 p.m. Feb. 4. Four people accosted a motorist at a stop sign. The vehicle's door was opened and cash was demanded from the driver. The driver was assaulted, searched and robbed of a cell phone.

COLUMBIA CROSSING CIR., 6200 block, 3:17 p.m. Feb. 6. A male in a business asked a clerk for assistance. While the clerk turned away, the male pulled out a silver folding knife and ordered the clerk to open registers. The clerk complied and the assailant took cash.

GENTLE LIGHT LANE, 6300 block, 8:15 to 8:28 p.m. Feb. 6. Three people armed with a rifle and a bat on a dead-end street accosted a motorist. The vehicle drove off. No injuries to the occupants of the vehicle were reported.

LAPWING COURT AND SEALED MESSAGE ROAD, 6 p.m. Feb. 5. Six people wearing ski masks accosted a male pedestrian, who was then assaulted, and robbed of cash and a cell phone.


A boy began to walk with a female pedestrian on her way home, then exposed himself and fled.


CIRCLING HUNTER DR., 4800 block, 4:06 p.m. Feb. 8. A video game system and a DVD player were stolen from a residence entered through a bedroom window.

CRADLEROCK WAY, 7100 block, 3:43 a.m. Feb. 8. An attempt was made to enter a tennis club by forcing a piece of plywood covering a window, then breaking the window.

EIGHT BELLS LANE, 10900 block, 10 p.m. Feb. 3 to 3 p.m. Feb. 4. An unlocked vehicle in an open garage was entered. Nothing was reported stolen.

GOOD HUNTERS RIDE, 6100 block, 1:30 to 2:14 p.m. Feb. 4. A video game and DVDs were stolen from a residence entered by breaking a rear window. Four males were seen fleeing the back of the residence.

PRESSED GENTIAN, 6500 block, 5:38 p.m. Feb. 8. Cash and a laptop computer were stolen from a residence entered through a sliding glass door.

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