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 Area

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

CLARKSVILLE PIKE, 5800 block, 2 to 6:17 a.m. Nov. 2. A safe was tampered with inside a fast-food business entered by smashing a side door window, then forcing open a door of an office containing the safe. Nothing was reported stolen.

Columbia Area

ROBBERIES

CLOUDLEAP CT., 8700 block, 3:18 p.m. Nov. 5. Three males at a gas station took cash at gunpoint from a male driver who had stopped his vehicle.

CRADLEROCK WAY, 7200 block, 11:38 p.m. Nov. 3. A man at a village center summoned a boy sitting around a corner with a male juvenile acquaintance. The boy responded and asked his acquaintance to walk with him. They approached the man, who then pulled out a handgun and ordered the acquaintance to lie on the ground and give him cash. The acquaintance complied. He later told police he recognized the robber as a roommate of his companion's. Police went to his companion's apartment and arrested a boy and a 21-year-old man. A BB gun resembling a 9mm handgun was recovered under a parked vehicle where the two had been standing.

FOUNTAIN ROCK WAY, 7100 block, 3:39 p.m. Nov. 3. Two juveniles assaulted a boy and robbed him of a wallet.

SMOOTH MEADOW WAY, 5300 block. A person knocked on a door at a residence, and a resident answered. The person pushed his way inside and demanded methadone. The resident complied, and the person fled.

STEVENS FOREST RD., 5900 block Oct. 31. Two juveniles accosted a boy who was trick-or-treating, took his bandana, struck him and broke his jaw.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BROKEN LAND PKWY., 9800 block, 12:01 a.m. Nov. 6. Laptop computers were stolen from several businesses in a building entered by forcing open a side door.

DOBBIN RD., 6300 block, 1:30 to 6:52 a.m. Nov. 2. A safe was tampered with at a fast food business entered by smashing a side door window, then forcing open a door of an office containing the safe. Nothing was reported stolen.

DOBBIN RD., 6600 block, 10:14 p.m. Nov. 7. An attempt was made to enter a business by smashing a front glass door.

DUSTY GLASS CT., 6200 block, 3:08 p.m. Nov. 5. A male entered a residential garage, was confronted by a resident and said he was looking for his dog, then fled.

ROUTE 108, 9100 block, 2 to 7 a.m. Nov. 2. A fast-food business was entered by smashing a side door glass. Nothing was reported stolen.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

CARLINDA AVE., 6700 block, 3-4 a.m. Nov. 4. A 1998 Mercury Mystique was stolen and later recovered in Baltimore. An arrest was made.

FAIR OAKS, 10400 block, 7:42 a.m. Nov. 3. A green 1998 Dodge Caravan was stolen.

MORNING DEW CT., 6300 block, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5. A green 1999 Kawasaki motorcycle was stolen.

Elkridge Area

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

DEEP RUN PKWY., 6600 block, 12:30 to 7:30 a.m. Nov. 6. A purse was stolen from a mobile home.

DEEP RUN PKWY., 6700 block, 12:01 to 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6. A purse containing ID and credit cards was stolen from a residence where keys were left in a door lock.

OLD WATERLOO RD., 6500 block, 3:45 p.m. Nov. 7. A pool house was entered through a window and was occupied by homeless people. An investigation was continuing.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6200 block, 1:20 to 1:14 a.m. Nov. 6. Police responded to an alarm at a business and found a smashed back door handle. A male armed with a crow bar had been seen fleeing the area.

WATERLOO RD., 6600 block, 3 a.m. Nov. 7. Police responded to an alarm at a grocery store and saw two men fleeing from the parking lot. Police later arrested two men, ages 40 and 49. Cartons of cigarettes were recovered.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

JOETTA DR., 8000 block, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 3. A white 2001 Mercury Villager was stolen.

Ellicott City Area

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

MONTGOMERY RD., 4900 block, 2:58 a.m. Nov. 6. Pharmaceuticals were stolen from a pharmacy entered by forcing open a front door. Candy and sodas were tampered with.

Glenwood Area

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

MACCLINTOCK DR., 14500 block, 3 p.m. Nov. 6. A gas can was stolen from a shed entered by breaking a lock.

Jessup Area

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

GUILFORD RD., 10900 block, 6:30 a.m. Nov. 8. Tools were stolen from a shed at a gated business entered by cutting a front gate lock.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

PATUXENT RANGE ROAD AND WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, 12:34 p.m. Nov. 8. A burgundy 2004 Ford Taurus was stolen and later recovered. An arrest was made.

ROUTE 175 AND INTERSTATE-95, 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 4. A black 1991 Toyota Camry was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 8700 block, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. A 1990 Honda Accord left untended with a key was stolen.

Laurel Area

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BIRKENHEAD CT., 8700 block, 6:34 p.m. Nov. 7. Two video game systems were stolen from a residence.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

ALL SAINTS RD., 9200 block, 6:13 p.m. Nov. 4. A silver 2000 Dodge Intrepid was stolen. A purse and keys had been left inside the vehicle.

ROYAL PATH COVE, 9400 block, 7 to 10 a.m. Nov. 3. A black 1999 Hyundai Sonata was stolen.

SAND CHERRY LANE, 8300 block, 9:28 a.m. Nov. 2. A white 2001 Mercedes 430 was stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 10100 block, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 30 to 2 p.m. Oct. 31. A white 1994 rental carrier was stolen.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES