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Anne Arundel County and Howard County crime report

Anne Arundel County

These were among incidents reported by police in Anne Arundel County. For information, call 410-222-8050.


Annapolis Mall, 12:40 a.m. Nov. 29. Two females jumped on a female teenager and punched her on the head in a crowded lingerie store. The teenager did not know the other females.


Fourth Ave., 200 block, 11:33 a.m. Nov. 30. The caretaker of a residence arrived to clean and heard voices upstairs. The residence had been entered by propping a chair under a kitchen window and removing a screen. Police arrived and saw a female open the back door. She was ordered to leave, but she ran back inside and locked the door. Police entered and found the woman and a man (a relative of the homeowner) upstairs, both in the fetal position inside a two-foot-square hole in a wall. The hole was covered with insulation. The man was in possession of a syringe. Pieces of copper were found on the floor in the basement next to the water heater. A Baltimore man, 37, was charged with first- and second-degree breaking and entering and possession of paraphernalia. A Linthicum woman, 28, was charged with first- and third-degree burglary and making a false statement to a police officer.


Ritchie Hwy., 5000 block, noon Dec. 4. A male with a knife demanded to be given money from a cash register at a phone store. He fled with cash.


Chesapeake Center Dr., 6700 block, 1:44 p.m. Dec. 1. Two boys approached a woman in a store parking lot. One showed a knife and demanded her merchandise. The woman continued walking. The boys ran through a wooded area toward a mall. At 4:09 p.m. the woman called police saying she had seen the boys near the mall. Two Baltimore males, 14 and 11, were arrested in a store at the mall. They were charged as juveniles with armed robbery, assault and assault with a deadly weapon.

Quarterfield Rd., 7600 block, 8:14 p.m. Nov. 29. A man robbed a woman of her purse at knifepoint as she was leaving a convenience store with a relative. He fled on foot toward an apartment complex.

Ritchie Hwy., 6300 block, 10:51 p.m. Dec. 3. A gunman and another male, both wearing ski masks, entered a hotel through a front door and demanded cash. They fled on foot with cash, a cellphone and a walkie-talkie.

Warwickshire Lane, 100 block, 12:19 p.m. Nov. 28. A male teenager came out of a laundry room and pointed a gun at a female teenager entering the building. He fled with her phone. A search was conducted at a house in the 1-99 block of Brooks Terrace, during which a female teenager was seen trying to hide the phone. A male teenager in the house was identified as a suspect in the robbery. A Glen Burnie male, 16, was charged as an adult with robbery, armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault and theft. A Glen Burnie female, 15, was charged as a juvenile.


Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., 7600 block, 7:11 a.m. Nov. 28. An automotive business was entered by smashing a rear window. The interior was ransacked, and a safe was opened. Police contacted the owner. A 2008 Chrysler 300, a 2006 BMW 750i and a 2007 Mercedes-Benz 350 were missing, as well as several tags. A male intruder was seen leaving the lot in the Mercedes. At 10:08 a.m., the car was located at Hidden Brook Drive and Crain Highway. The driver tried to evade police and was involved in a hit-and-run accident. After a foot chase, he was captured. A Glen Burnie man, 44, was treated at a hospital and was arrested and charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary, two counts of theft, malicious destruction of property and traffic violations. The Chrysler was found unoccupied and disabled on Browns Cove Road. The BMW was still missing.


Gesna Dr., 1400 block, 11:05 p.m. Dec. 2. Several bullets were fired into a house, damaging the house. A man and a woman who awoke in the residence were not injured.


Chesapeake Mobile Ct., 100 block, 7 a.m. Dec. 3. A man wearing a handkerchief over his face entered a home while a resident was sleeping on a couch. He restrained the resident, hit her with an object and robbed her of cash and her 2002 Hyundai Accent. The injured woman was taken to a hospital.


Rippling Way, 3500 block, Dec. 4. A search of a residence in connection with a warrant revealed two handguns, ammunition, a flak jacket, marijuana and paraphernalia. A Laurel man, 32, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, possession of bulletproof armor and two counts of illegal drug possession.


Cadbury Dr. and Greyswood Rd., 6:06 a.m. Dec. 3. A taxi driver was robbed by a male passenger he had picked up in Severn. At the destination, the passenger grabbed the driver and took cash. He fled on foot.


Town Center Blvd., 1900 block, 1:32 a.m. Dec. 5. A window was broken, triggering an alarm. Police saw a male fleeing on foot. An Odenton male, 15, was arrested after being found in possession of stolen candy and a laser pointer.


These were among incidents reported by the Annapolis Police Department. For information, call 410-268-9000.


Bens Dr., 1-99 block, 4:45 p.m. Dec. 2. A man robbed an acquaintance of cash at gunpoint on the street.

Forest Dr., 1500 block, 2:50 a.m. Dec. 4. A man wearing a mask robbed a business at gunpoint. He fled on foot with cash.

Obery Ct., 100 block, 2 a.m. Dec. 5. A man hit a female relative in the face and threatened to stab her with a knife. He took her white 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood and keys.


Chester Ave., 300 block, 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Three UPS packages were stolen from a front porch.

Green and Main streets, 1:30 to 2 p.m. Dec. 2. A leather jacket and cash were stolen from a vehicle entered by forcing open a door.

Hampton Ct., 1-99 block, noon Nov. 26 to 12:09 a.m. Dec. 1. Credit cards were stolen from a residence entered by forcing open a front door.

Old Solomons Island Rd., 200 block, 7:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Someone swapped shopping carts with a woman who had left her purse in her cart. The cart was left in a different part of the store, and the purse was taken. Credit cards from the purse were used within an hour of the theft.


Copeland St., 1800 block, 7:30 a.m. Dec. 4. A Lincoln Continental Mark IV was stolen. The owner had left it unlocked with the engine running. At 12:45 p.m., the car was parked in the 1-99 block of Chelsea Court, and the driver walked into woods. An Annapolis man, 20, was arrested and charged with taking a motor vehicle, theft and unauthorized removal of property.

Howard County

These were among incidents reported by the Howard County Police Department. For information, call 410-313-2236.


Auto Dr., 12400 block, 12:05 p.m. Dec. 1. A silver 2010 Chevrolet Corvette was stolen from a dealership.


Little Patuxent Pkwy., 10300 block, 2:58 p.m. Dec. 4. A male shopper exposed himself to a female in a mall.


Overheart Lane, 6500 block, 6 p.m. Dec. 2. A boy was walking on Overheart Lane when five or six boys approached him near Fruitgift Place. One grabbed his digital media player and fled with it.

Patriot Lane, 5200 block, 8:37 p.m. Dec. 1. Three male teenagers and a younger boy robbed a pizza delivery driver of cash and food at knifepoint. Two robbers came from an area behind a house, the other two from a minivan.


Braddock Way, 8400 block, 6 to 8:40 p.m. Dec. 3. Prescription pills and a cellphone were stolen from a home entered by prying open a rear kitchen window.

Cobblefield Dr., 8600 block, Nov. 24 to Dec. 2. Three vacuum cleaners and a Blu-ray player were stolen from a home. There was no sign of forced entry.

Little Patuxent Pkwy., 10200 block, 5 p.m. Nov. 26 to 6:30 a.m. Nov. 27. Copper tubing was stolen from a storage area at a construction site trailer entered by removing a padlock from a door. Cabinet locks also were cut.

Little Patuxent Pkwy., 11400 block, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 28. A resident of a home found evidence of an attempt to kick her front door.

Little Patuxent Pkwy., 10200 block, 4 p.m. Nov. 25 to 7 a.m. Dec. 2. A leaf blower, an air compressor and a grease gun were stolen from a storage container at a construction site. The area was entered by cutting a padlock.

Quiet Hours, 6500 block, 6 p.m. Nov. 27 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 29. A building was entered by breaking an office window. A cash-operated laundry machine was stolen.

Wincopin Cir., 10200 block, midnight to 2 a.m. Dec. 3. A business was entered through an unlocked back door. A lock was broken off a storage room door. Nothing was reported stolen.

Woodpark Lane, 7600 block, Nov. 25 to 6 p.m. Nov. 27. On Nov. 25, a resident found her apartment door open and went inside and locked the door. She heard a noise from a back room and saw the door open again after she had gone to investigate. A laundry room door was also open. On Nov. 27, the front door was ajar when she came home. Again, nothing was reported missing.


Indian Camp Rd., 9400 block, 4:36 a.m. Nov. 28. A blue 2007 Toyota Yaris was stolen.


Abbey Rd., 7200 block, 7:40 p.m. Dec. 4. A crossbow was stolen from a residential garage.

Hearthside Way, 7500 block, 6 p.m. Dec. 1 to 7 a.m. Dec. 3. Copper pipe was stolen from a construction site.

Landing Rd., 5400 block, 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Dec. 3. Electronics and jewelry were stolen from a residence entered by prying open a back door.

Marie Curie Dr., 6600 block, 3 p.m. Nov. 27 to 7 a.m. Nov. 29. Twenty-eight rolls of copper wire were stolen from a storage unit entered by prying open doors.


Meadowridge Rd., 6400 block, 7:13 p.m. Nov. 29. A gray 2010 Mercury Milan was stolen.


Baltimore National Pike, 8800 block, 6:28 a.m. Nov. 27. A masked person drove a white box truck to the front of a liquor store, got out and carried a box to the front door and smashed the front door with a rock. The robber took cash, cigarettes and other items.

Brightmeadow Ct., 7900 block, 8:09 p.m. Nov. 29. A resident arrived home and found her front door unlocked. Nothing was reported stolen.

Clarksville Pike, 10400 block, 1:56 p.m. Dec. 1. A homeowner gave a key to a worker and told him he could not live at the residence or stay there. The worker did not return the key and ignored the homeowner’s attempts at communication. The owner went to the residence and found evidence that someone had lived there for about a week. A Fort Meade man, 27, was arrested and charged with two counts each of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary and theft; and one count of trespassing.

Coventry Ct., 3300 block, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. A laptop computer and an electronic game system were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked front door.

Eliots Oak Rd., 5200 block, 10:42 p.m. Dec. 2. Two males entered a home and woke a resident by making noises and shining a flashlight into his bedroom. One was holding a hammer. The resident told the intruders that the residence had an alarm and that police were on their way. The intruders fled. The residence was entered by breaking glass in a rear basement door with a rock.

Joycin Ct., 3600 block, 9:01 a.m. Nov. 28. A TV, a stereo and other property were stolen from a home entered by kicking a basement door.

Joycin Ct., 3600 block, 3 to 4:56 p.m. Nov. 29. Power tools were stolen from a home.

Knoll Stone Ct., 9300 block, 1:30 to 7:45 a.m. Nov. 30. Property was stolen from a residence entered by standing on a patio chair and prying open a kitchen window.

Tarpley Ct., 10200 block, noon Dec. 2 to 5 a.m. Dec. 3. An airbag was stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway.

Union Mills Ct., 8500 block, 2 p.m. Nov. 25 to 9:15 p.m. Nov. 30. A TV and jewelry were stolen from a home entered through a kitchen window.


Dorsey Run Rd., 7900 block, 7:58 to 8:15 p.m. Nov. 29. Spray paint and two pairs of bolt cutters were stolen from a maintenance shed.


Glen Ridge Dr., 9400 block, 1 p.m. Nov. 21 to 11:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Jewelry, medicine and a revolver were stolen from a home entered by kicking a basement door.

Glen Ridge Dr., 9400 block, 5 a.m. Nov. 28 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Jewelry and electronics were stolen from a home entered by using a brick to force open a rear sliding glass door.

Moonshine Hollow, 9000 block, 2:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 1. A TV, a laptop computer, jewelry, two cameras and DVDs were stolen from a home entered by forcing open a storm window.

Upper Sky Way, 8400 block, 7:50 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Four males were seen carrying items from a home. Jewelry, clothing and video game systems were taken. The home was entered by prying open a garage door.


Freestate Dr., 8800 block, 1:32 p.m. Nov. 27. A gold Chevrolet Tahoe was stolen.

Queens Guard Ct., 9500 block, 7:11 a.m. Nov. 28. A blue Toyota Highlander was stolen.


Long Corner Rd., 1600 block, 2:31 a.m. Dec. 5. A handgun was stolen from a residence. There was no sign of forced entry.


Frederick Rd., 15800 block, 1:08 p.m. Dec. 1. A gunman walked behind the counter at a gas station and took cash. He fled in a vehicle.


Hoods Mill Rd., 800 block, 9 p.m. Nov. 30 to 2 a.m. Dec. 1. A resident noticed that his chain-saw-carved wooden sculpture had a new saw mark on it. Nothing else was damaged.


Petersboro Rd., 10400 block, 8 p.m. Dec. 2 to 7 a.m. Dec. 3. An air bag was stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan



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