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


FREELARK PL., 5400 block, 5:40 p.m. Oct. 2. A male was robbed of a cell phone at gunpoint by three people.

GUILFORD RD., 8600 block, 1:34 a.m. Oct. 3. Three boys accosted a male, who was then punched in the face and body and robbed of three cell phones.

HARPERS FARM RD., 5400 block, 9:05 p.m. Sept. 25. A male wearing a long dark raincoat ordered a person to give him cash. The person fled without giving up any cash.

HARPERS FARM RD., 5400 block, 1:23 a.m. Oct. 2. Several people on a bike path accosted a male pedestrian. The pedestrian fled and was chased down, assaulted with a stick and bottles and robbed of a wallet.


BASKET RING RD., 9600 block, 3 a.m. Sept. 30. A TV was stolen from a business.

BENSON DR., 8300 block, 10:47 a.m. Oct. 5. A power-washer was stolen from a storage shed at a restaurant.

CURTIS AVE., 9200 block, 5:30 a.m. Sept. 27 to 11 p.m. Sept. 29. Cash, and a TV were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a first floor window.

DOBBIN RD., 6400 block, 5 p.m. Sept. 29 to 7 a.m. Sept. 30. A laptop computer was stolen from a business entered by smashing a front door glass.

MINSTREL WAY, 7100 block, 11:49 p.m. Sept. 29. A laptop was stolen from a business.

MORNING LIGHT TRAIL, 7100 block, 2:45 a.m. Oct. 3. An intoxicated male entered the wrong house and was confronted by a resident. A male was arrested.

OAKLAND MILLS RD., 7200 block, Sept. 27 to 7:10 p.m. Oct. 5. An video game system and games, and a DVD player were stolen from a residence.

QUIET HOURS, 6500 block, 10:15 p.m. Oct. 2. A male attempted to enter a residence and was confronted by a resident. A man, age 26, was arrested.

SYMPHONY WOODS RD., 5900 block, 7 p.m. Sept. 30 to 7:30 a.m. Oct. 1. Laptop computers and printers were stolen from two offices.

TWIN KNOLLS RD., 5400 block, 7 to 8:10 p.m. Oct. 5. Four laptops were stolen from four hotel rooms.

WATERCRESS PL., 5400 block, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 2. An attempt was made to enter a residence by cutting and removing a front screen from its track and forcing a window well cover.


EARLY APRIL WAY, 8900 block, 2:40 a.m. Sept. 30. A white Honda Civic was stolen.

NIGHTMIST CT., 10300 block, 6:12 p.m. Sept. 29. A gray 1994 Toyota truck was stolen.

OLD ANNAPOLIS RD., 9100 block, 6:05 p.m. Oct. 3. A white 12-foot trailer used to haul motorcycles was stolen.

Elkridge Area


BAUMAN DR., 6000 block, 3 p.m. Sept. 29 to 6:30 a.m. Sept. 30. A house under construction was entered and vandalized.

MAIN ST., 8600 block, 6 p.m. Sept. 28 to 6 a.m. Sept. 29. A motorcycle was stolen from a storage trailer entered by force.

TROY HILL DR., 7000 block, 4:38 a.m. Oct. 2. Cash, clothing, jewelry and gloves were stolen from a business entered by smashing a front door glass with a car jack.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 5800 block, 6 p.m. Oct. 1 to 8:30 a.m. Oct. 2. An attempt was made to enter a business by breaking a glass door with a rock.


MEADOWBROOK LANE, 4500 block, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 2 to 1 a.m. Oct. 3. A white 2002 Honda Accord was stolen from a Park and Ride lot.

MONTGOMERY RD., 7000 block, 10 p.m. Oct. 1 to 6 a.m. Oct. 22. A silver 2003 Nissan Altima was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6200 block, 2:55 a.m. Sept. 30 to 10:09 a.m. Oct. 1. A gold 2000 Dodge Stratus was stolen.

Ellicott City Area


BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, 9000 block, 4:40 p.m. Oct. 3. Cash and five cell phones were stolen from a business entered by breaking a glass door.

BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, 9100 block, 2 p.m. Oct. 3 to 6 a.m. Oct. 4. A barber shop was entered by forcing a rear window. Nothing was reported stolen.

DORSEY HALL DR., 5000 block, 7:28 a.m. Oct. 4. Two computers were stolen from a business entered by forcing a front door.

MOUNT IDA DR., 3600 block, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30. A VCR, other electronic devices, games, a CD case and DVDs were stolen from an apartment.

OLD WOODSTOCK LANE, 7700 block, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1. A residence was entered through a front window. A 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe parked in the driveway was stolen. The vehicle was recovered on Interstate-95.

SWEET BELL CT., 4300 block, 10:46 a.m. Oct. 1. Police responded to an alarm at a residence and found a rear window had been opened by force. Nothing was reported stolen.

TOWN AND COUNTRY BLVD., 9000 block, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 to 8 a.m. Sept. 29. A cell phone and a purse were stolen from a ground-floor apartment entered by forcing a window.

TOWN AND COUNTRY BLVD., 9000 block, 10:36 p.m. Sept. 29. A male resident heard the door of his residence open, looked outside and saw a male with a key in the front door. The resident confronted the male, who fled with the key.

Jessup Area


WINDMERE WAY, 9100 block, 11:30 p.m. Sept. 29 to 9 a.m. Sept. 30. A residence was entered by breaking a basement rear window. Nothing was reported stolen.


WELLINGTON PL., 8200 block, 11:30 p.m. Oct. 2 to 1:05 a.m. Oct. 3. A 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic was stolen.

Laurel Area


WILD CHERRY LANE, 8400 block, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30. A TV and a DVD player were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked window.

Mount Airy Area


RIDGE RD., 1100 block, 12:01 to 1 a.m. Oct. 4. A person attempted to enter a residential bedroom where a child was sleeping by removing a window screen and attempting to force open the window. The noise awakened the child. The person did not gain entry.


RIDGE RD., 1000 block, 6:44 p.m. Sept. 30. A black 1997 Jeep was stolen.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES