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


HOBNAIL CT., 9200 block, 2:18 p.m. Aug. 10. A boy assaulted a youth and took a mini-bike.


EACH LEAF CT., 8400 block, 4:48 a.m. Aug. 11. A resident investigated a loud noise at a residence and found a basement screen door open. Nothing was reported stolen.

MORNING MEWS, 9500 block, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12. An attempt was made to enter a residence by forcing a front door.

TRUMPETER RD., 5400 block, 11:30 p.m. Aug. 9 to 7:30 a.m. Aug. 10. A high school was entered by breaking a cafeteria door glass. Windows were broken and attempts were made to enter several offices. Trash cans were knocked over, and a fire alarm was pulled.


LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10300 block, 6:17 p.m. Aug. 13. A red 2001 Chrysler Sebring was stolen.

LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10900 block, 8:07 p.m. Aug. 13. A red 2002 Mazda Protege was stolen.

Elkridge Area


MONTGOMERY RD., 7200 block, 1:55 p.m. Aug. 15. A boy at a nursery exposed himself to a female.


BUSINESS PKWY., 6700 block, 12:46 a.m. Aug. 12. A business was entered by smashing a front window with a rock. Nothing was reported stolen.

LEVERING AVE., 5500 block, 5 p.m. Aug. 12. A lock was cut off an unattached shed door. Nothing was reported stolen.

O'CONNOR DR., 6900 block, 9:40 p.m. Aug. 11 to 5:07 a.m. Aug. 12. Pumps, hand tools, air tools and a compressor were stolen from a business.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6100 block, 2:36 a.m. Aug. 15. Cash was stolen from vending and video game machines at a business entered by climbing a back fence and forcing a back door.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6200 block, 2:46 a.m. Aug. 17. A male entered the residence of family members by kicking in a door and asked for cash. Police were called, and the robber fled before they arrived.

Ellicott City Area


COURT HOUSE DR., 3500 block, 10:47 p.m. Aug. 16. Four males assaulted a 16-year-old juvenile, who was then robbed of a pair of tennis shoes.


BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, 9200 block, 10 p.m. Aug. 14 to 6:01 a.m. Aug. 15. A jewelry case was smashed, and jewelry was stolen from a business entered through a back door leading to a shipping and storage area.

FOLLY QUARTER RD., 12200 block, 11:50 p.m. Aug. 13. A church was entered by force. An attempt was made to force open an offering box, which activated the box's alarm.

NEWGATE CT., 10300 block, 11:40 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10. An attempt was made to enter a residence by breaking a doorjamb.

ROGERS AVE., 3200 block, 12:01 a.m. Aug. 9. Pry marks and scuff marks were found on a door at a dentist's office. Nothing was reported stolen.

Jessup Area


ASSATEAGUE DR., 7400 block, 11:17 p.m. Aug. 12. A male at a truck stop shoved something sharp against a male trucker's back and demanded cash. The driver complied.

CAMBRIDGE CT., 8300 block, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Four males armed with a tree branch started to approach a pizza delivery person attempting to make a delivery. The delivery person fled, and the assailants shouted.


BRISTOL CT., 8800 block, noon Aug. 16 to 12:30 a.m. Aug. 17. A white 2005 Ryder box truck was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 7700 block, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 11 to 11 a.m. Aug. 12. A 2004 Yamaha dirt bike and tools were stolen from a detached garage entered by force.

Laurel Area


CANTERBURY RIDING, 9500 block, 4 to 7 a.m. Aug. 1. An electric guitar and a laptop computer were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked sliding glass door.


BARREL HOUSE DR., 9600 block, 11:54 a.m. Aug. 15. A 1990 Honda Civic DX was stolen.

FREESTATE DR., 8800 block, 10:54 a.m. Aug. 15. A green 1994 Toyota Corolla was stolen.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES