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


Metro Crime Stoppers, a nonprofit organization, will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with these and any other felonies. Call the 24-hour hotline at 410-276-8888. Callers may remain anonymous.

Columbia Area


BENSON DR., 8300 block, 2:18 a.m. June 6. Four or five males with guns in a gas station got out of a black Chevrolet Suburban and ordered a driver of an SUV and its passengers to get out of their vehicle and the assailants drove away with it, a blue 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe.

KILIMANJARO RD., 9400 block, 2:50 p.m. June 8. Two people robbed a person of a backpack and video games.

LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10300 block, 11:45 a.m. June 4. A male took a purse containing cash from a female sitting on a bench.

LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10300 block, 8:26 p.m. June 7. A male robbed a 13-year-old youth of a wallet.

MURRAY HILL RD., 7600 block, 10:39 p.m. June 4. A male wearing a ski mask and armed with a shotgun in a convenience store robbed a clerk of cash from a register.


ALEXANDER BELL DR., 6700 block, 7 p.m. May 27 to 8:30 a.m. May 28. A business office was entered by forcing an interior door lock. Nothing was reported stolen.

FAULKNER RIDGE, 10500 block, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 3. Cash, jewelry and other property were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a window.

MAJORS LANE, 6000 block, 2:30 p.m. June 4 to 9 p.m. June 6. An attempt was made to enter a residence by force.

TREE SWALLOW CT., 6000 block, 8 a.m. to noon June 4. Computer equipment and jewelry were stolen from a residence entered through a basement window.


HARPERS FARM RD., 5500 block, 1 to 11 p.m. June 5. A 1990 Honda Civic was stolen.

SETTING SUN WAY, 7400 block, 6:09 a.m. June 7. A maroon 1997 Pontiac Grand Am was stolen.

TAMAR DR., 8100 block, 7:22 a.m. June 3. A red 1999 Honda Civic was stolen.

Elkridge Area


MONTGOMERY RD., 7200 block, 6:53 a.m. June 5. A 2004 Kenworth tractor truck and a refrigerated trailer were stolen from a truck repair yard. A second tractor truck was used to ram a front gate to create an exit from the repair yard.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 5800 block, 6:30 p.m. June 6 to 1:30 p.m. June 7. Automotive products were stolen from an auto shop entered through an unlocked garage door.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6200 block, 4:37 a.m. June 5. Police responded to a sandwich shop after receiving a 911 hang-up call from that location. Upon arrival, police found the back door had been open by force and cash was stolen from a safe entered by force.


BROOKDALE DR., 7100 block, 10:52 to 10:59 p.m. June 6. An attempt was made to steal a black Honda Civic.

DORSEY RD., 6700 block, 4:30 June 4 to 9 a.m. June 5. A white 2002 trailer was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6200 block, 9:33 a.m. June 3. A burgundy 2002 Dodge Caravan was stolen.

Ellicott City Area


BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, 9000 block. Wheels and tires were removed from a 1999 Cadillac DeVille at a car lot entered by cutting a hole in a surrounding fence.

COEHORN CT., 10000 block, 7:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. June 3. Game systems and a laptop computer were stolen from a residence entered through a front door.

SONIA TRAIL, 3200 block, 3:30 p.m. May 28 to 7:45 a.m. June 2. A vacant apartment was entered and vandalized with graffiti.

TIADELPHIA RD., 13500 block, 6 p.m. June 5 to 1:51 p.m. June 6. A shed at a middle school was entered by force and the interior vandalized.

Glenwood Area


ROUTE 97, 2100 block, 12:06 a.m. June 3. Cigarettes were stolen from a convenience store entered by throwing a cylinder block through a front glass door.

Jessup Area


WASHINGTON BLVD., 8600 block, 6:52 p.m. June 5. A male in a tanning salon implied he had a weapon and robbed an employee of cash.


CEDAR AVE., 7200 block, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7. A video game system and video games were stolen from a residence entered through an open front window.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 7300 block, 4 p.m. June 7 to 7 a.m. June 8. An attempt was made to enter a business by forcing a window.


POCOMOKE DR., 7800 block, 11:18 a.m. June 3. A green 1996 Ford Ranger was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 7900 block, 11:37 a.m. June 7. A boat trailer was stolen.

Laurel Area


WASHINGTON BLVD., 9800 block, 12:40 a.m. June 3. An intoxicated man at a motel made an obscene comment to a female motel employee, dropped his pants and exposed himself to the employee and a second female. A Capitol Heights man, 49, was arrested.


SCAGGSVILLE RD., 11200 block, 3:42 a.m. June 9. Property was stolen from a business entered by forcing a front door. A male was seen in the area with an object described as a sledgehammer and a bag.


EVENING PRIMROSE DR., 9700 block, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. June 2. A white 1994 Lexus LS 400 was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 10100 block, 8:49 a.m. June 3. A silver 1999 U-Haul trailer was stolen.

Woodstock Area


DOYLE DR., 1900 block, 9:30 p.m. June 7 to 6 a.m. June 8. Lawn equipment was stolen from an open garage.

HILLINGDON RD., 10600 block, 6:30 p.m. June 6 to 6 a.m. June 7. Construction tools were stolen from a construction site trailer entered by forcing a back door.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES