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


LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10300 block, 9:37 p.m. Oct. 29. Three males inside a mall accosted two people, implied they had a knife and demanded money and other property. The two people freed themselves and ran for help. Two boys, ages 14 and 17, were arrested.

LORIEN DRIVE AND SEWELLS ORCHARD, 8:06 p.m. Oct. 31. Five youths wearing Halloween masks accosted three girls while they were out trick or treating. They assaulted two of the girls and took their candy.

OLD COLUMBIA RD., 10000 block, 10:39 p.m. Oct. 27. Two males in a store at a gas station demanded cash. They took cash and cigarettes, and fled.

SNOWDEN RIVER PKWY., 9000 block, 1 p.m. Oct. 22. Two females demanded cash from a woman. The woman gave them her cash and the robbers fled.

SNOWDEN RIVER PKWY., 8200 block, 9:20 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 1. At least five people got out of a vehicle and assaulted a man, taking his wallet and then fleeing in their vehicle.


LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10300 block, 1:37 p.m. Nov. 2. Police received a report of a man exposing himself in a mall parking lot. An officer saw a male sitting in his car fondling himself and sticking out his tongue at pedestrians. A 43-year-old man was arrested.


BATTERSEA LANE, 10900 block, 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. Oct. 29. A purse was stolen from a house entered by a side exterior door that was left open.

BEAVERKILL RD., 5400 block, 4:52 a.m. Nov. 3. An employee at an athletic center saw a male lying on the floor in the dark who appeared to be sleeping. When the employee approached, the intruder fled the building. Nothing was reported stolen.

HIDDEN COVE, 7300 block, 7:30 a.m. 1:50 p.m. Oct. 28. A laptop computer, a video game system, power tools, video games and rings were stolen from a house entered by forcing open a basement back door.

KNIGHTHOOD LANE, 6900 block, 12:30 a.m. Oct. 30-1:30 a.m. Nov. 1. Cash, an air rifle and music CDs were stolen from a residence.

OAKLAND MILLS RD., 7200 block, 9:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Nov. 2. Video games, video tapes and DVDs were stolen from a house entered through a sliding rear window.

SWEET FERN, 6500 block, 1:31 a.m. Nov. 2. Attempt was made to enter a house. A front door was damaged.

TALISMAN LANE, 7100 block, 8 a.m. to 5:48 p.m. Entry was made into a residence through an unlocked kitchen window. Nothing was reported stolen.

WELCOME HOME DR., 6200 block, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 30 to 1:21 p.m. Oct. 31. Several items were taken from a house entered through a sliding back door and left outside.


HIDDEN COVE, 7300 block, 9:38 p.m. Oct. 30. An attempt was made to steal a 2003 Toyota Matrix.

LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY, 10900 block, 12:49 p.m. Oct. 27. A blue 2004 Acura was stolen.

SNOWDEN SQUARE DR., 9000 block, 9:30 to 10:15 p.m. Oct. 28. A red 1999 Honda Civic was stolen.

TRANSFER ROW, 9500 block, 12:34 a.m. Oct. 29. A green 2001 Ford Windstar was stolen.

Elkridge Area


OLD WATERLOO RD., 7100 block, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 to 10 a.m. Oct. 30. An attempt was made to enter a hotel under construction by shattering a front door.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6000 block, 7:51 p.m. Oct. 31. An attempt was made to enter a business by cutting siding and an alarm was set off.


MAIN ST., 57000 block, 4:37 p.m. Nov. 2. A blue moped was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6600 block, 5:06 p.m. Oct. 31. A blue 2000 Ford Expedition was stolen.

Ellicott City Area


BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, 10700 block, 8:49 p.m. Oct. 29. A male in a convenience store robbed a clerk of cash at knifepoint.

MAIN ST., 8000 block, 11:27 p.m. Oct. 31. Two males at Tiber Park accosted four people. One of the assailants implied he had a weapon and took cash and a cell phone.


BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, 8800 block, 5:57 a.m. Nov. 3. A burglary at a business was reported, but a safe containing cash was untouched and nothing was reported stolen.

DORSEY HALL DR., 5100 block, 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Cash, two laptop computers, a hand-held computer and a camera were stolen from a business.

RED BRANCH RD., 9000 block, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 29. A projector, a computer, a laptop computer and a computer monitor were taken from several offices entered by making three large holes in a wall, prying through plaster with a tool and crawling through the building's framework.

TRICROSS DR., 5600 block, 8:48 a.m. Nov. 2. Property was stolen from a residence.

WATERLOO RD., 5500 block, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A jar of coins, and two bottles of beer were stolen from a house entered by prying open a back door.


FALLS RUN RD., 8500 block, 11:27 a.m. Oct. 31. An attempt was made to steal a vehicle.

Laurel Area


RIDING WAY, 9300 block, 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 28. A house was entered through a basement window. Nothing was reported stolen, but it appeared that items had been moved.

Mount Airy Area


COMPROMISE CT., 16200 block, 6:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. Nov. 1. Jewelry was stolen from a house entered by forcing open a back door.

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS