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.

Clarksville Area


BROAD MEADOW LANE, 12000 block, 7:27 a.m. Oct. 21. A Saturn Ion was stolen.

Columbia Area


TAMEBIRD CT., 8800 block, Oct. 21 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. A male visiting an acquaintance's residence took a purse containing cash.

WATERLOO RD., 5600 block, 4:40 p.m. Oct. 24. A male in a gas station pulled out a knife and robbed a clerk of cash.


BERGER RD., 9200 block, 11:09 p.m. Oct. 21. Four laptop computers were stolen from a business entered by forcing a front door.

COLUMBIA GATEWAY DR., 7100 block, 11:45 p.m. Oct. 21. A TV was stolen from a business.

COLUMBIA RD., 5000 block, 6:59 a.m. Oct. 26. Police responded to a report of a suspicious person at an apartment complex and found two unlocked doors in a rental office. One door led to the main office and the second door led to an exercise room where a male was seen standing in the darkened room. Nothing was reported stolen. A 23-year-old man was arrested.

GUILFORD RD., 9000 block, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 19. A laptop computer was stolen from an office entered by forcing a door in a building.

HESPERUS DR., 5300 block, 9 p.m. Oct. 25 to 8 a.m. Oct. 26. A heavy-duty miter saw was stolen from an unlocked residential garage.

HONEYLADEN PL., 7100 block, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Cash and paintball gun equipment were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a basement rear window.

ROMMEL DR., 9000 block, 11 a.m. Oct. 26. Jewelry was stolen from a residence.


GOLD SUNSET WAY, 8400 block, 8:31 a.m. Oct. 25. A blue 2000 Honda Civic was stolen.

MOONFIRE PL., 9200 block, 10:23 p.m. Oct. 23. A white 1991 Lincoln Towncar was stolen.

WINGBORNE CT., 5400 block, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Cash was stolen from a residence entered by smashing a rear window.

Dayton Area


TEN OAKS RD., 3900 block, Oct. 21 to 9:49 a.m. Oct. 22. An attempt was made to enter an office trailer by forcing a doorjamb.

Elkridge Area


WASHINGTON BLVD., 6200 block, 12:07 p.m. Oct. 25. A male in a bank passed a note to a clerk announcing a robbery. The robber implied he had a handgun and took cash.

Ellicott City Area


BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, 8500 block, 6:02 a.m. Oct. 23. Cash and electronics were stolen from a business entered by forcing a back door.

BARRINGTON CT., 5500 block, 6:30 a.m. Oct. 22 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Cash and jewelry were stolen from a residence while a resident was out of town.

DUNLOGGIN RD., 9000 block, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Electronic equipment was stolen from a residence entered by forcing a back door.

HOLLOW CT., 3300 block, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 22. Cash and video equipment were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a window.


GROVE ANGLE RD., 8400 block, 7:07 p.m. Oct. 23. A tan 1995 Mercury Villager was stolen.

LEYDEN WAY, 4700 block, 12:26 p.m. Oct. 24. A blue-and-white 2004 moped was stolen.

STONE HILL DR., 5000 block, 5:01 p.m. Oct. 26. A 1997 Acura Integra was stolen.

Jessup Area


WASHINGTON BLVD., 8000 block, 2:15 a.m. Oct. 25. Two males demanded cash from a person, who then fled. Nothing was reported taken.


MISSION RD., 8800 block, 7:20 to 9:40 a.m. Oct. 24. A residence was entered through an unlocked front door. Nothing was reported stolen.

PUMP HOUSE RD., 10900 block, 4 p.m. Oct. 22 to 8 a.m. Oct. 24. A laptop computer was stolen from a business entered by breaking a side window.


ASSATEAGUE DR., 7400 block, 4:05 a.m. Oct. 24. A trailer was stolen.

GUILFORD RD., 10800 block, 2:16 p.m. Oct. 21. A trailer was stolen.

Laurel Area


MURRAY HILL RD., 7600 block, 7:34 a.m. Oct. 21. A male, possibly armed with a knife, in a convenience store demanded cash. The robber took cash and cigarettes.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES