The following were among incidents recently reported by the Howard County Police Department. For more information, call 410-313-2236.
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CLARKSVILLE PIKE, 13900 block, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 10. A diamond ring was stolen from a bathroom-window ledge at a residence.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS
PRESTWICK DR., 6400 block, 12:01 to 7:45 a.m. Oct. 22. A black 2000 Honda Civic was stolen and recovered.
CRADLEROCK WAY, 6800 block, 3 p.m. Oct. 19. On a footpath behind a school, a male assaulted and robbed a juvenile acquaintance of cash from his pockets.
OLD COLUMBIA RD., 10000 block, 11:15 p.m. Oct. 25. A male robbed a gas station of cash at gunpoint.
ROBERT OLIVER PL., 5800 block, 9:53 p.m. Oct. 23. Three males entered a business through an open back door and demanded cash at gunpoint. The assailants fled with cash through the same door.
SNOWDEN RIVER PKWY., 9400 block, 11:11 a.m. Oct. 21. Two males, one armed with a shotgun, robbed a business of cash from two registers, a cabinet and a clerk's purse.
CEDAR WOOD DR., 6100 block, 2:40 to 11:15 p.m. Oct. 25. Videogame equipment and games were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked front door.
FAULKNER RIDGE CIR., 10300 block, 9:42 p.m. Oct. 24. An attempt was made to enter a residence by forcing a window.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS
GRECO GARTH, 9400 block, 7:35 a.m. Oct. 22. A blue 1998 Honda Civic was stolen.
GUILFORD RD., 9500 block, Oct. 17 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. A black 1993 Buick Roadmaster was stolen.
HIGH WHEELS CT., 5300 block, 9:47 a.m. Oct. 25. A dark green 2002 Toyota 4Runner was stolen.
MAJORS LANE, 6000 block, 1-7:30 a.m. Oct. 23. A blue 2000 Lincoln Navigator was stolen.
STANFORD BLVD., 8800 block, 4 p.m. Oct. 21 to 3:15 a.m. Oct. 22. A silver 2000 Honda Civic was stolen.
STEVENS FOREST RD., 5600 block, 8 a.m. Oct. 19. An attempt was made to steal a vehicle.
THUNDER HILL RD., 5800 block, 3:49 a.m. Oct. 21. A Honda Civic was stolen.
TURNABOUT LANE, 5900 block, 6:38 p.m. Oct. 19. A white 1993 Honda Accord was stolen.
HUNTER AND HUNT CLUB ROADS, 4 p.m. Oct. 20. A red van occupied by four male juveniles stopped near a male youth. The occupants robbed him of cash and drove away.
BLUE SKY, 5800 block, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 19 to 6 a.m. Oct. 20. A laptop was stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked sliding door on the second floor.
BLUE SKY, 5800 block, 12:15 to 6:30 a.m. Oct. 20. A purse and wallet containing cash were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked patio door. The emptied purse and wallet were recovered in the back yard.
DEEP RUN PKWY., 6600 block, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21 to 5 p.m. Oct. 23. A DVD player and DVDs were stolen from a residence.
SHADY LANE, 6000 block, noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 21. Boxes of personal items were rifled through in a trailer at a construction site entered by force. Nothing was reported missing.
WATERLOO RD., 6500 block, 1:03 a.m. Oct. 26. Cigarettes were stolen from a grocery store entered by smashing a window.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS
WASHINGTON BLVD., 6300 block, 11:10 p.m. Oct. 23. A beige 2005 Mercury Sable was stolen.
Ellicott City Area
CHATHAM RD. N., 3300 block, 9 a.m. Oct. 18 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Cash was stolen from a room at a residence.
GOLDFINCH CT., 5700 block, 10 p.m. Oct. 23 to 10 a.m. Oct. 24. Cash was stolen and an attempt was made to steal a flat-panel TV from the living room of a residence entered through an unlocked basement door.
PINDEL SCHOOL RD., 7100 block, 7:10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Cash was stolen from a residence entered through an open back door.
WASHINGTON BLVD., 8800 block, 10:03 p.m. Oct. 22. A male robbed a hotel clerk of cash at gunpoint.
ASSATEAGUE DR., 7300 block, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21 to 7 a.m. Oct. 22. The interior of a building under construction was vandalized. Nothing was reported missing.
CLEMENTE CT., 8700 block, 4:01 p.m. Oct. 24. A laptop was stolen from a residence.
PATUXENT RANGE RD., 8300 block, Oct. 23. Coaxial cable was stolen from a business entered by forcing a rear bay door.
WASHINGTON BLVD., 8100 block, 5:14 a.m. Oct. 21. A back door at a business was kicked in, triggering an alarm. Nothing was reported missing.
BALTIMORE ST., 8800 block, 10:40 a.m. Oct. 25. Two males tried to enter a residence by kicking a front door. Nothing was reported missing.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES