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


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Columbia Area


OLD DOBBIN RD., 6100 block, 9:11 p.m. May 27. Two males with weapons ordered three boys walking near a high school to lie on the ground. The assailants assaulted the boys and searched their pockets and socks. The robbers fled empty-handed.

RUSTLING LEAF, 8:27 p.m. June 1. Two boys on a basketball court pushed a youth off a green-and-silver bicycle and fled with the bicycle.


BASKET RING RD., 9500 block, 1:43 a.m. June 2. A front window at an elementary school was broken. Nothing was reported stolen.

BASKET RING RD., 9600 block, 10:56 p.m. May 28. Video games and DVDs were stolen from an apartment entered by kicking in a front window.

MYSTIC CT., 5500 block, 11:33 p.m. May 29. Prescription drugs were stolen from a residence.

PHELPS LUCK DR., 5300 block, 1:59 a.m. May 27. A front window at a business was smashed. Nothing was reported stolen.

SUMMERCREST DR., 6300 block, 1:40 p.m. May 26. Cash, a camera and games were stolen from a residence entered through a window.

WOODSIDE CT., 6300 block, 3 p.m. May 28 to 7 a.m. June 1. Laptop computers were stolen from a business entered by forcing several doors.

WYNDHAM CIR., 5800 block, 8:53 p.m. May 26. A person entered a residence and jumped out a second-floor balcony when an occupant returned to the residence. Property had been moved around in the residence. Nothing was reported stolen.


FLOWERSTOCK ROW, 8800 block, 12:56 p.m. June 1. A red 1992 Geo Prism was stolen.

LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10300 block, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. June 1. A red 1998 Hyundai Accent was stolen.

OLD COLUMBIA RD., 10000 block, 8:02 p.m. May 27. A beige 14-foot boat and trailer were stolen.

TROTTING RIDGE WAY, 10900 block, 2 p.m. May 30 to 2 p.m. May 31. A dark-green Buick LeSabre was stolen.

Elkridge Area


AMBERTON RD., 6600 block, 5:30 p.m. May 27 to 8:30 a.m. May 28. Cell phones and cash were stolen from a business.

OLD WATERLOO RD., 7100 block, May 17 to May 28. A construction site was entered. Nothing was reported stolen.

OLD WATERLOO RD., 7100 block, 1 p.m. May 29 to 8 a.m. May 31. Copper wire was stolen from a construction site.


KEETON RD., 8000 block, 10:49 p.m. May 30. A gold 2002 Ford Focus was stolen.

ORCHARD CLUB DR., 6300 block, 12:16 p.m. May 29. A green 1997 Kawasaki ZX6R motorcycle was stolen.

Ellicott City Area


TOWN AND COUNTRY BLVD., 8700 block, 3:35 p.m. May 31. Three juveniles robbed a pizza delivery person of cash and food at gunpoint. Three juveniles were later arrested. A handgun was recovered.


SONIA TRAIL, 3200 block, 6 p.m. May 27 to 1 p.m. May 28. A vacant residence was entered through an unlocked sliding door. Containers were found at the residence. Nothing was reported stolen.


TOWN AND COUNTRY BLVD., 8800 block, May 26 to 7:39 a.m. May 27. A 1990 Honda Accord was stolen.

TOWN AND COUNTRY BLVD., 8900 block, May 28 to June 1. A Geo Metro was stolen.

Jessup Area


IRON BRIDGE RD., 10600 block, 12:23 a.m. May 28. An attempt was made to enter a business by forcing a back door.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 8100 block, 7 p.m. May 25 to 10:07 a.m. May 26. Cash, cigarettes, lighters and liquor were stolen from a liquor store entered by force.

Laurel Area


RUTH AVE., 1 to 100 block, 10:40 a.m. June 1. A video game system was stolen from a residence entered through a side window. A person was seen on the side of the residence holding a black bag.

SCAGGSVILLE RD., 11200 block, 6:31 p.m. May 27. Police received a report that a person with a weapon in a video store robbed a clerk of cash.


PARK AVE., 9600 block, May 26. Three juveniles with a stolen key entered the residence of an acquaintance and took two video game systems. Three juveniles were later arrested.


BARREL HOUSE RD., 9600 block, 8 p.m. May 31 to 5:45 a.m. June 1. A blue 1995 BMW 318I was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 9900 block, May 29 or May 30. A 2003 Mitsubishi Galant was stolen.

Mount Airy Area


ST. MICHAELS RD., 1100 block, 10 p.m. May 25 to 7 a.m. May 26. Computers were stolen from an office at a church.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES