The following were among incidents recently reported by the Howard County Police Department. For more information, call 410-313-2236.

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Columbia Area

ROBBERIES

CRADLEROCK WAY, 6600 block, 2:25 p.m. Sept. 25. Three boys on a footpath near a library assaulted a male juvenile and robbed him of coins.

DOBBIN CENTER WAY, 6400 block, 7:35 p.m. Sept. 22. A male and a female in a business took video systems and video games at knifepoint and drove off.

GENTLE SHADE AND GRACIOUS END COURT, 7:57 p.m. Sept. 24. Two males robbed someone at gunpoint of cash, a cell phone and a key.

SHAKER DR., 10400 block, 10:12 p.m. Sept. 24. A male got out of a vehicle and was robbed of a camera and a flashlight.

WOODPARK LANE, 7600 block, 11:50 p.m. Sept. 27. Two males accosted a female motorist getting out of a vehicle and demanded a purse at gunpoint. The motorist complied, and the robbers ran into some woods.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BRADLEY LANE, 10200 block, July 1 to Sept. 25. A dirt bike was stolen from a shed.

DOBBIN RD., 6300 block, 2:45 to 5 a.m. Sept. 26. A safe was tampered with at a business entered by smashing a drive-through window. Nothing was reported stolen.

FALL RIVER ROW CT., 5400 block, 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sept. 27. DVDs were stolen from a residence entered by smashing a window.

LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10700 block, 4:49 a.m. Sept. 26. A business was entered by breaking a front window with a brick. Nothing was reported stolen.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

BASKET RING RD., 9600 block, 10:48 a.m. Sept. 26. A red Toyota Camry was stolen.

HARPERS FARM RD., 5400 block, 5:05 p.m. Sept. 22. A green 1997 Honda Civic was stolen.

PRESSED GENTIAN, 6500 block, 7:24 a.m. Sept. 27. A black 2000 Honda Civic was stolen.

TALISMAN LANE, 7200 block, 6:38 p.m. Sept. 22. A red mini-bike was stolen.

Elkridge Area

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BUSINESS PKWY., 6700 block, 12:12 a.m. Sept. 27. Police responded to an alarm at a business and found a broken rear window. Nothing was reported stolen.

ELKRIDGE HEIGHTS, 5800 block, 8:20 p.m. Sept. 22. A man was seen removing property from a residence. A 48-year-old man was arrested.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

MEADOWRIDGE ROAD, 3:15 a.m. Sept. 27. Three Hondas were stolen and later recovered. Two men, ages 18 and 19, were arrested.

MONTGOMERY RD., 5900 block, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 to 6 p.m. Sept. 27. A red 1986 Honda XR600 motorcycle was stolen.

Ellicott City Area

ROBBERY

OAK GREEN CIR., 3000 block, 11:37 p.m. Sept. 25. Two males in an apartment complex parking lot accosted a woman getting out of a vehicle. The assailants took the woman's purse at gunpoint and fled.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

MANAHAN DR., 8800 block, 10:30 p.m. Sept. 26 to 7:15 a.m. Sept. 27. Cash, jewelry and electronics were stolen from a residence entered through a sliding back door.

MANAHAN DR., 8800 block, 2:37 to 5:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Two purses were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked second-floor sliding door.

Jessup Area

ROBBERIES

ASSATEAGUE DR., 7400 block, 4:15 p.m. Sept. 25. A male and a female robbed a male of cash at gunpoint.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 8600 block, 2:51 p.m. Sept. 22. A male in a restaurant demanded cash at gunpoint from an employee. A customer entered the restaurant, and the robber fled empty-handed.

THEFT/BREAK-IN

WASHINGTON BLVD., 7700 block, 7:39 p.m. Sept. 25. A man was seen entering a shed and removing property. A metal tube was discovered missing. Police stopped a van driven by a man. A metal tube was recovered. A man, age 25, was arrested.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

ORCHARD AVE., 2600 block, 11 p.m. Sept. 21 to 7 a.m. Sept. 22. A red 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup truck was stolen.

Laurel Area

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

ACADEMY RD., 8200 block, Sept. 24 to 7:41 a.m. Sept. 26. Appliances were stolen from a house under construction entered by forcing open a side door.

BLUES ALLEY, 9100 block, Sept. 24 to 8:40 a.m. Sept. 26. A radio and a refrigerator were stolen from a vacant apartment entered by kicking a front door.

MOONSHINE HOLLOW, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Electronics were stolen from an apartment entered by smashing a front door.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

LIVERY LANE, 9200 block, 9:23 a.m. Sept. 23. A red 2001 Honda CRV 600 was stolen.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES