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


MORNING TIME LANE, 6400 block, 7 to 7:15 a.m. Oct. 3. Cash, credit cards, golf clubs and a digital camera were stolen from a residence entered through an interior garage door.

Columbia Area


DOBBIN RD., 6300 block, 6 p.m. Oct. 4. A male robbed a gas station of cash at gunpoint.

LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10900 block, 3:09 p.m. Oct. 1. Two males, one armed with a handgun, assaulted someone in a community college parking lot and fled with the victim's cell phone.

STEVENS FOREST RD., 5700 block, 11 p.m. Sept. 27. Two males robbed a man unloading groceries from a vehicle of his wallet at gunpoint.


BLUE WING CT., 4900 block, 8:35 a.m. Sept. 28. Jewelry was stolen from a residence entered by forcing open a front door.

EXECUTIVE PARK DR., 5000 block, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Sept. 29. A residence was entered through a basement door. Nothing was reported missing.

OPEN MEADOW WAY, 8600 block, Sept. 27 to 8:45 p.m. Sept. 28. A bicycle was stolen from an open garage.

RIVER RUN, 6500 block, 7:58 a.m. Oct. 1. A basement at a residence was entered by force. Nothing was reported missing.


GENTLE SHADE, 7000 block, Oct. 3 to 6:53 a.m. Oct. 4. A 1999 Honda Civic was stolen.

HICKORY RIDGE RD., 10200 block, 1:43 a.m. Sept. 30. Two males tried to steal a 1995 Honda Accord station wagon.

LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10400 block, 3:21 p.m. Sept. 30. A white Ford Windstar was stolen.

MORNINGBIRD LANE, 5800 block, 8:48 a.m. Sept. 29. A 2001 Ford Escort was stolen.

SMOOTH MEADOW WAY, 5300 block, 5:19 p.m. Oct. 3. A gray 1991 Mercury Tracer and a black 2003 Toyota Corolla were stolen.

Elkridge Area


LIGHT CAHILL CT., 4900 block, noon Oct. 2 to 6 a.m. Oct. 3. Holes were kicked in drywall, and kitchen cabinets were damaged at an unlocked house under construction.

Ellicott City Area


FREDERICK RD., 12400 block, 1 to 4:26 p.m. Sept. 28. Two males were seen knocking on the door of a residence and walking around inside. Jewelry was reported missing, and the residence had been entered through a window.


ROGERS AVENUE AND ROUTE 29, A male in a blue construction truck exposed himself to a female in a vehicle stopped at an intersection.


ETCHISON RD., 12100 block, 8:50 to 9:10 p.m. Sept. 30. An attempt was made to enter a residence by cutting a rear sliding-door screen. Two males were seen fleeing across the driveway.

FURROW AVE., 9000 block, 7 p.m. Sept. 30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Cash, jewelry, coin sets and other property were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked door.

LEE HOLLOW PL., 4800 block, 7 p.m. Sept. 29 to 7 a.m. Sept. 30. Two metal doors, a window and lumber were stolen from a house under construction.

MONTGOMERY RD., 4800 block, 11:02 p.m. Oct. 2. Four bottles of alcohol were stolen from a business entered by smashing glass in a front door. A male juvenile was arrested.

PAPILLION DR., 8800 block, 3 p.m. Oct. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3. A purse was stolen from a kitchen counter at a residence entered through an unlocked basement door. The purse was recovered outside the back door of the residence.

Jessup Area


CIPHER ROW, 8000 block, 7:41 p.m. Oct. 4. An Acura was stolen and later recovered.

DORSEY RUN RD., 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30. An attempt was made to steal a 1998 Acura Integra.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 7700 block, 9:20 to 9:40 p.m. Sept. 30. A black 2001 Ford F150 was stolen.

Laurel Area


ALL SAINTS RD., 9200 block, 10:18 a.m. Sept. 28. Someone in a restaurant parking lot forced an elderly woman out of the vehicle she had just gotten into, then drove away in it. After striking a curb at Whiskey Bottom Road and Washington Boulevard, the assailant abandoned the vehicle.


SYLVAN STILL RD., 9500 block, 7:45 a.m. to noon Oct. 4. Video-game equipment and video games were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a front door.


HAMMOND DR., 10900 block, 10 p.m. Sept. 27 to 12:45 a.m. Sept. 28. A black 2003 Toyota Corolla was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 10000 block, 3:27 p.m. Sept. 29. A yellow and burgundy 1992 Chevrolet Blazer was stolen.

Marriottsville Area


WINDSOR MOSS, 11900 block, 5 p.m. Oct. 1 to 8:45 a.m. Oct. 2. Two refrigerators and two air-conditioning units were stolen from two vacant houses entered by forcing open the front doors.

Savage Area


WOODWARD ST., 8300 block, 5:58 a.m. Oct. 3. A blue 1994 Plymouth Acclaim was stolen.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES