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


COLUMBIA ROAD AND BROOK WAY DRIVE, 12:06 a.m. Sept. 13. Two males accosted two pedestrians, who were then struck several times and robbed of a wallet. One of the robbers said he was armed with a knife.


COLUMBIA RD., 4900 block, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 7 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. A water bottle jug containing coins was stolen from a residence.

STERRETT PL., 5500 block, 10 p.m. Sept. 10 to 8 a.m. Sept. 13. A building was entered through an unlocked door. An office was entered by forcing a door. Nothing was reported stolen.

STERRETT PL., 5500 block, 5:30 a.m. Sept. 13. A person attempted to enter a business by jamming a crowbar in a front door. An occupant inside knocked on the door and the person fled.

STEVENS FOREST RD., 5900 block, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10. A microwave oven, a coffee maker, a black leather jacket and women's clothing were stolen from an apartment.

STONEBROOK LANE, 8000 block, 11:45 p.m. Sept. 11 to 6 a.m. Sept. 12. A set of keys, and property were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked sliding door. Duffle bags containing the stolen property were recovered at the rear of the residence. A vehicle that was seen leaving the residence was recovered wrecked into a curb.

SWANSFIELD RD., 10300 block, 9:30 p.m. Sept. 11 to 4 a.m. Sept. 12. A purse was stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked door.


AIRYBRINK LANE, 8700 block, 7:48 a.m. Sept. 9. A silver Infiniti was stolen.

CLOUDLEAP CT., 8700 block, 1:53 p.m. Sept. 11. A blue moped was stolen.

COLUMBIA RD., 5600 block, 7:12 a.m. Sept. 9. A Honda Civic was stolen.

GREEN DORY LANE, 5400 block, 8:16 a.m. Sept. 13. A blue 2004 Pontiac Vibe was stolen.

TAMAR DR., 8900 block, 2:32 p.m. Sept. 9. A 2000 Toyota Solare was stolen.

Elkridge Area


DEEP RUN PKWY., 6000 block, 8:46 p.m. Sept. 8. A boy waved and stopped a 13-year-old girl on an electric scooter and asked her for a ride to a nearby shopping center. The boy then forced the girl to the ground and took the scooter.


OCONNOR DR., 6900 block, 7 p.m. Sept. 8 to 5:22 a.m. Sept. 9. An International flat bed truck was stolen from a parking lot at a business and commercial tires and rims were stolen from a storage tent entered by cutting the tent. Tools were also stolen from several construction vehicles in the parking lot.

Ellicott City Area


WHEATON WAY, 3100 block, 1:13 p.m. Sept. 13. A male pulled his pants down and refused to let a woman pass through a door.


BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, 10200 block, 11 p.m. Sept. 8 to 3:36 a.m. Sept. 9. Cigarettes were stolen from a business entered by smashing a front glass door.

CHATHAM RD. N., 3100 block, 4 p.m. Sept. 14. A power-washer was stolen from a garage.

OLD ANNAPOLIS RD., 9500 block, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 to 7 a.m. Sept. 13. Cash in a cash drawer and a laptop computer were stolen from an office entered by forcing a door.

OLD ANNAPOLIS RD., 9500 block, 6 p.m. Sept. 10 to 8 a.m. Sept. 13. A laptop computer was stolen from an office entered by forcing a side exterior door of a building, then forcing an office door.

OLDSTONE CT., 5300 block, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Sept. 13. A laptop computer was stolen from a school trailer at an elementary school. The computer was later recovered near the trailer.

QUEEN MARIA CT., 9000 block, 5:40 to 9:50 p.m. Sept. 11. A male walking a dog saw a boy flee from behind bushes at a neighbor's residence. The residence had been entered by forcing a front bathroom window. Nothing was reported stolen.

RED BANDANA WAY, 4200 block, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 10. A can of coins, video game equipment, a video camera, a digital camera and a bag were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a small basement window and breaking the glass.

ST. JOHNS LANE, 3400 block, 8:50 a.m. to noon Sept. 12. Attempts were made to enter three businesses in a building by forcing door frames.

STONE HILL DR., 5000 block, 2 to 2:17 a.m. Sept. 11. Occupants of a residence investigated noise coming from a back door and saw two males on a deck near the door. The intruders fled to a vehicle.

TOWN AND COUNTRY BLVD., 8700 block, 2:14 to 2:17 a.m. Sept. 12. A business was entered by cutting a three-foot hole in a piece of drywall of an interior wall leading to a room housing a large-screen TV. Nothing was reported stolen.


BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, 8600 block, 3:31 p.m. Sept. 13. A 2004 Honda Odyssey was stolen.

GROVE ANGLE RD., 8400 block, 4:34 p.m. Sept. 9. A Yamaha motorcycle was stolen.

Jessup Area


ASSATEAGUE RD., 7400 block, 8:38 p.m. Sept. 14. A male wearing a ski mask entered a fast-food restaurant through a side door, pulled out a black semiautomatic handgun and shouted orders at customers and employees to hand over cash, wallets and cell phones. The robber told everyone to lie on the floor and ordered a manager to give him cash from registers. The manager complied.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 8000 block, 2 p.m. Sept. 10. A female entered a vehicle occupied by a male acquaintance, threatened him with a syringe and robbed him of cash. Another acquaintance of the female later robbed him and a friend of cash at a residence.


WASHINGTON BLVD., 7400 block, 3:51 p.m.

Sept. 14. A 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 8000 block, 8:53 a.m. Sept. 14. A silver 2000 Volkswagen Jetta was stolen.

Laurel Area


LIVERY LANE, 9200 block, 11 p.m. Sept. 9 to

7:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Tools were stolen from a vacant apartment entered by kicking a door.


CANTERBURY RIDING, 9500 block, 12:01 to 4 a.m. Sept. 9. A blue 2000 Chrysler Voyager was stolen.

LAUREL ROAD N. AND SECOND STREET N., 7:48 p.m. Sept. 11. A 1997 Nissan Altima was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 10100 block, 5 p.m. Sept. 11 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12. An attempt was made to steal a white 1993 International truck.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES