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.

Columbia Area


COLUMBIA 100 PKWY., 8800 block, 5:55 p.m. Nov. 18. Three males armed with handguns robbed a bank of cash and fled.

EDEN BROOK DR., 7200 block, 6:45 p.m. Nov. 20. Two males in a gas station took cash from a register at gunpoint.

LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 10300 block, 8:54 p.m. Nov. 19. A male at a shopping mall asked a boy about his jacket and offered to buy it. The boy said he would think about it and exchanged names with the male. A short while later, the male again asked about the jacket. Again, the boy told him he was thinking about it. Sometime later, the male phoned the boy and asked him to meet him near a business. Both males met in the shopping mall, and the boy was asked to walk into an access hallway near the business. The male walked outside, ostensibly to get a cell phone signal, then returned to the area and robbed the boy of the jacket at gunpoint.


CEDAR WOOD DR., 6000 block, Oct. 25 to 8:26 p.m. Nov. 19. An attempt was made to enter a residence.

MORNING GLORY CT., 5400 block, 7 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. Nov. 21. Silverware, a phone, a laptop computer, clothing and jewelry were stolen from a residence.

PHILLIP DORSEY WAY, 6000 block, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 to 8:25 a.m. Nov. 19. Cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in a residential garage.

SUMMER CLOUD WAY, 6400 block, 11:34 a.m. Nov. 20. An attempt was made to enter a residence by breaking a basement window.

SWIFT STREAM PL., 10300 block, 3:22 p.m. Nov. 21. A person was seen entering and leaving a building. A juvenile was arrested.

TAMAR DR., 8900 block, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21. An apartment was entered and ransacked. Nothing was reported stolen.

TREE SHALLOW CT., 6000 block, 6:44 p.m. Nov. 17. An attempt was made to enter a residence by forcing a basement window.

WILD FLOWER TERR., 5200 block, 2:21 p.m. Nov. 19. A bicycle was stolen from a residential garage.


CRADLEROCK WAY, 6600 block, 6:07 p.m. Nov. 16. A silver 2004 Volkswagen Passat was stolen.

SEWELLS ORCHARD DR., 6700 block, 10 p.m. Nov. 16 to 7 a.m. Nov. 17. A blue 1997 Jeep Wrangler was stolen.

Elkridge Area


SAN TOMAS RD., 6900 block, 1:40 a.m. Nov. 19. A door at a business was opened by force. Nothing was reported stolen.

WASHINGTON BLVD., 6200 block, 6:51 a.m. Nov. 17. An attempt was made to enter a bank.

Ellicott City Area


LEE FARM CT., 4900 block, 10 p.m. Nov. 16 to 7:59 a.m. Nov. 17. A purse was stolen from a residence.

TEMORA MANOR LANE, 4300 block, 5:49 a.m. Nov. 21. Cash was stolen from a purse at a residence.

Glenelg Area


BURNTWOODS RD., 14000 block, 11:05 a.m. Nov. 21. A concession stand at a high school was entered. Nothing was reported stolen.

Glenwood Area


HUNTERSWORTH, 3200 block, 10:32 a.m. Nov. 18. A purse and golf clubs were stolen from an unlocked car.

Jessup Area


WASHINGTON BLVD., 8800 block, 3:37 a.m. Nov. 19. A person pointed a handgun at occupants in a hotel room and robbed them of cash, a cell phone and a purse.

Laurel Area


BOLTON ST., 9700 block, 2:41 p.m. Nov. 20. Knobs were removed from cabinets, and light bulbs were broken at a residence.

ICE CRYSTAL DR., 8300 block, 5:35 a.m. Nov. 18. A cash register was stolen from a business entered by smashing a front door glass.

SCAGGSVILLE RD., 11000 block, 2:09 a.m. Nov. 20. Cash was stolen from a register at a business entered by breaking a front window.

SCAGGSVILLE RD., 11000 block, 2:13 a.m. Nov. 20. Cash was stolen from a register drawer at a business entered by smashing a front door glass.


ALL SAINTS RD., 9100 block, 3:19 p.m. Nov. 17. A purple 1996 Dodge Ram was stolen.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES