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


AUTO DR., 12400 block, 7:38 a.m. June 29. A black 2006 Dodge 300 was stolen.

Columbia Area


CRADLEROCK WAY AND SWAN POINT, 11:53 a.m. June 29 and CRADLEROCK WAY, 6600 block, 8:42 a.m. June 30. A male was seen June 29 running nude toward a children's playground. A man wearing boxer shorts with his genitals exposed was located nearby, sitting on a bench at a bridge on a footpath. A man, age 27, of Baltimore was arrested. A man was seen the next day lying naked under a tree at a library. The same man arrested in the earlier incident was arrested in the June 30 incident.


CRADLEROCK WAY, 7200 block, 5 a.m. June 30. Two males outside a gas station forced an employee inside the store. The employee was told to open a cash register. The employee complied. The males took cash from the register and fled.


CROSS FOX LANE, 10400 block, 9 p.m. June 28 to 8 a.m. June 29. Soft drinks and a phone were stolen from a tennis club building entered through an unlocked window.

FAULKNER RIDGE CIR., 10300 block, 7:07 p.m. July 3. Three people were found in a vacant apartment. Three people were arrested.

GREEN DORY LANE, 5500 block, 6 p.m. June 30 to 10 a.m. July 1. A power washer was stolen from an unlocked attached shed.

OAKLAND MILLS RD., 7100 block, 12:58 a.m. June 28. A business was entered through an open door. Nothing was reported stolen.

RED STREAM WAY, 12100 block, 9 p.m. June 27 to 8:30 a.m. June 28. Two 10-speed bikes were stolen from an open residential garage.

WHITEACRE RD., 6900 block, 8 a.m. June 28. A male kicked down a front door at a residence of an acquaintance and assaulted a resident. Police later arrested a man, age 24, of Landover.


HIGH TIDE CT., 5400 block, 9:24 a.m. June 28. A white-and-red Yamaha 250 motorcycle was stolen.

LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10300 block, 6:46 p.m. June 28. A blue 1999 Honda Civic was stolen.

SNOWDEN RIVER PKWY., 9000 block, 8:43 a.m. July 2. A black Toyota Corolla was stolen.

Elkridge Area


HANOVER RD., 6100 block, 2:30 a.m. July 4. A boy and a girl ordered a 77-year-old woman at gunpoint to give them keys to her car. The robbers took the vehicle, a 2002 Buick LeSabre, and drove it to a motel in the 6100 block of Washington Blvd., where police located it. A girl, 16, of Ellicott City and a boy, 15, of Baltimore, were arrested. An air-powered pistol was also recovered.

MILLSTREAM CT., 7900 block, 3 a.m. July 4. Three male motorists in a gold Honda Accord pulled up to three boys. A passenger in the back got out of the vehicle and robbed one of the boys of a wallet.


CRITTER CT., 5800 block, 9 to 10:45 a.m. June 29. A video game system was stolen from a residence entered by shattering a basement front window.

OLD WATERLOO RD., 6500 block, 2:46 a.m. June 30. A male with a shirt covering his face and wearing gloves entered a convenience store by breaking a front glass window with a small brick. Cigarettes were reported stolen from the store.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6100 block, 1-9:30 a.m. June 28. Cash from video game machines and cash and cigarettes from cigarette machines entered by force were stolen from a business entered by cutting phone and alarm wires, then forcing open a back door.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6200 block, 8 p.m. July 1 to 5:49 a.m. July 2. An attempt was made to enter a bank by breaking a window and forcing a back door.

WINTERS LANE, 6200 block, noon July 1 to 1:30 a.m. July 2. A VCR was moved out of an entertainment center and relocated in a residence. Several rooms were ransacked. Nothing was reported stolen.


DOWNS AVE., 6100 block, 4:48 p.m. June 28. A silver Mazda MS6 was stolen.

Ellicott City Area


ELLICOTT CENTER DR., 3300 block, 12:31 to 12:38 a.m. July 3. Stamps and other postal items were stolen from a post office entered by force. An investigation was continuing by the U.S. postal inspector's office.

ROUTE 40, 9100 block, 10:30 a.m. July 2. Two men in a jewelry store accosted two employees and a customer at gunpoint and took cash and jewelry, then fled.


BRITTANY DR., 4100 block, 8:22 a.m. July 2. A residence was entered through an unlocked basement door. Nothing was reported stolen.

BROOKWOOD RD., 2900 block, 5 p.m. June 24 to June 30. A residence was entered by forcing open a basement back door. Nothing was reported stolen.

OLD FENCE RD., 3200 block, 1:27 a.m. July 3. Clothing was stolen from a bedroom at a residence entered by throwing a rock through a garage rear window.

OLD FREDERICK RD., 9900 block, 8 p.m. July 1 to 7 a.m. July 2. A jar of change was stolen from a produce stand entered by force. Several cabins were ransacked, and some produce was destroyed.

Jessup Area


ASSATEAGUE DR., 7400 block, 1:51 p.m. July 4. The cab of a Freightliner truck was stolen.

Laurel Area


GORMAN RD., 9100 block, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 30. Two motorcycles -- a Yamaha 125 and a Kawasaki 200 -- were stolen from a detached residential garage entered by kicking in a side door.

MAYFLOWER CT., 9400 block, 8:41 a.m. July 4. An ATV was stolen from a back yard.

WHISKEY BOTTOM RD., 9000 block, 6 p.m. June 29 to 6 a.m. June 30. Wiring was stolen from a construction site. The thieves attempted to sell the stolen property in Anne Arundel County. Arrests were made.

Woodstock Area


BREEZEWOOD DR., 10600 block, 12:35 to 12:59 a.m. July 3. Police responded to an alarm at a residence and found a broken basement rear window and a ransacked bedroom. Coins were stolen from the residence and were recovered outside the residence.

WOODSTOCK RD., 1900 block, 8 p.m. July 1 to 8 a.m. July 2. An attempt was made to enter a snow cone stand.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES