These were among incidents reported by the Howard County Police Department. For more information, call 410-313-2236.
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Columbia AreaINDECENT EXPOSUREWINCOPIN CIR., 10200 block, 8:03 p.m. Feb. 11. A guest in a hotel's gym reported that she saw a man walk by wearing a knit cap and nothing else. Police concluded that the glare from the gym's tinted windows could cause hotel employees' uniforms to be mistaken for nudity. ROBBERIESCOLUMBIA RD., 5700 block, 9:02 p.m. Feb. 13. A man in a convenience store demanded money and cigarettes at gunpoint, then fled.
THEFTS/BREAK-INSEVENING WIND CT., 10700 block, 9 a.m. Feb. 13. An officer responded to a residential alarm and found that a sliding back door had been broken. The officer followed footprints in the snow. A 19-year-old man was charged with breaking and entering. HAYSHED LANE, 8700 block, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 8. A resident arrived home and found pry marks on a front door. Nothing was reported taken.
HUNTING LANE, 10600 block, 2 a.m. Feb. 14. A resident heard a noise at 2 a.m. but thought it was the furnace coming on. In the morning, the resident found that a side door's glass had been broken. A double lock had prevented entry.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTSBROKEN LAND PARKWAY AND ROUTE 32, 7:35 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 12. A green 1997 Infinity I30 was stolen from a Park & Ride lot.
EDEN BROOK DR., 7200 block, 7:34 p.m. Feb. 5. A silver 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser was stolen.
FRESHAIRE LANE, 5600 block, 7:55 a.m. Feb. 6. A white 2001 Lexus RX30 was stolen.
HICKORY RIDGE RD., 10000 block, 2:05 p.m. Feb. 14. A red Honda Civic was stolen.
LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY., 11000 block, 12:27 p.m. Feb. 9. A black 2006 Hyundai Sonata was stolen.
TURNABOUT LANE, 6100 block, 2:07 a.m. Feb. 14. An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a 1998 Honda Civic. An 18-year-old Laurel man, a 21-year-old College Park man, an 18-year-old Hyattsville man and a 24-year-old Silver Spring man were arrested.
WHITEACRE RD., 9600 block, 2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 12. A beige 2006 Ford Taurus was stolen.
Elkridge AreaROBBERIESPARK CIRCLE AND COCA-COLA DRIVE, 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Feb. 11. Two males accosted a group of people, and one of them pulled out a dark-colored handgun and demanded a dirt bike. The robbers were last seen pushing the bike. THEFTS/BREAK-INSMEADOWFIELD CT., 6500 block, 1:18 a.m. Feb. 10. A resident saw a trespasser in his garage. The trespasser fled. Nothing was reported stolen.
PINENUT CT., 9200 block, 12:30 a.m. Feb. 10 to 5:49 a.m. Feb. 11. A computer and monitor were stolen from a residence entered by prying a basement sliding back door.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTSCOCA COLA DR., 7300 block, 9:40 a.m. Feb. 8. A backhoe was taken from a construction site. Ellicott City AreaINDECENT EXPOSUREMAIN ST., 8400 block, 2:06 p.m. Feb. 2. A male wearing camouflage was seen urinating on a building. NORTH RIDGE RD., 3200 block, 6 p.m. Feb. 14. An indecent exposure was reported.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTSCOURT HOUSE DR., 3400 block, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 5. A green 1992 Toyota Camry was stolen.
FREDERICK RD., 10600 block, 10 p.m. Feb. 5 to 5 p.m. Feb. 6. A 12-foot-long 2006 Car Mate trailer was stolen.
MOUNT IDA DR., 3600 block, 8:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. Feb. 13. A video game system was stolen from an apartment. The front door had been left unlocked.
Fulton AreaMOTOR VEHICLE THEFTSCAROL DR., 12300 block, 5:50 p.m. Feb. 12. A trailer with two Jet Skis was stolen from a driveway. Jessup AreaROBBERIES ROUTE 1, 8600 block, 10:37 a.m. Feb. 12. Two masked men in a bank announced a robbery. One man pulled out a handgun, and the other vaulted a counter and took cash. The robbers fled on foot. MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTSDORSEY RUN RD., 8400 block, 2:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10. A white 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was stolen.
Laurel AreaTHEFTS/BREAK-INSPAMELA WAY, 8400 block, 6 p.m. Feb. 6 to 7 a.m. Feb. 7. A stove was stolen from a house under construction. STEBBING WAY, 9000 block, 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Laptop computers, DVDs and jewelry boxes were stolen from a residence entered through a sliding back door.
TUMBLEWEED RUN, 9100 block, 9:01 p.m. Feb. 12. An apartment was broken into during a domestic dispute. A 40-year-old Hyattsville man was arrested.
WOODENHAWK CIR., 10000 block, 6:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Feb. 12. A jar containing loose change and dollar bills was reported missing from a residence. There were no signs of forced entry.
ROUTE 1, 10000 block, Feb. 9 to Feb. 12. A construction trailer was broken into.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTSFREESTATE DR., 8800 block, 12:52 p.m. Feb. 9. A 2007 Toyota Camry was stolen.
LYNN BUFF CT., 9500 block, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5. A black 2004 Continental trailer was stolen. The trailer contained tools for laying cable.
-- Compiled by JOSH ZUMBRUN