The following were among incidents recently reported by the Howard County Police Department. For more information, call 410-313-2236.
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BRIGHTON DAM RD., 13700 block, 7:45 a.m. to 5:55 p.m. Jan. 25. Guns, tools, electronics and jewelry were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked door.
LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10300 block, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19. A male behind a business demanded cash at knifepoint from an employee taking out the trash. The employee had no cash and the robber fled.
LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10300 block, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19. A man in a shopping mall parking lot demanded cash from two people. A struggle ensued. The man said he had a gun and three other people began assaulting the people. An off-duty Maryland State Trooper saw the assault and intervened. Three of the assailants fled. A man, age 19, was arrested.
SNOWDEN RIVER PKWY., 9000 block, 11:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Three people wearing ski masks accosted a restaurant employee taking out the trash, robbed the employee of a wallet containing cash, then punched and kicked the employee.
CEDAR WOOD DR., 6000 block, 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. Jan. 19. Two laptop computers, a DVD player, a VCR, a cell phone, a CD player and CDs were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked front door.
FAIR OAKS, 10400 block, 3:36 p.m. Jan. 21. A person was seen at the rear of a residence and later leaving the residence carrying two guitars through a front door. The person fled the area in a white Toyota 4Runner SUV.
HICKORY LIMB CIR., 9500 block, 8 a.m. Jan. 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21. A laptop computer was stolen from a residence.
LITTLE BOOTS, 6900 block, 10:30 to 10:40 a.m. Jan. 24. Two men were seen entering a residence through an unlocked front door. The men fled the residence in a red Toyota Corolla. Nothing was reported stolen.
OVERHEART LANE, 6500 block, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22. A drum set was stolen from a residence entered through a broken basement window.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS
OAKLAND MILLS RD., 7000 block, 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 18. A brown 1984 Ford Tempo was stolen.
OAKLAND MILLS RD., 7200 block, 5:18 a.m. Jan. 22. A green 2000 Ford Windstar was stolen.