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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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

Ellicott City Area


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


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

Jessup Area


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.


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


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


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