Two Columbia residents were arrested Thursday on property destruction charges after police found 11 vandalized mailboxes along Savage Guilford Road, county police said.
Police said both suspects, a 17-year-old boy and Larry J. Orr, 18, of the 7000 block of Deepage Drive, were charged with 11 counts of malicious destruction of property. Theboxes were smashed apart with a baseball bat, police said.
Both were arrested shortly before 12:30 a.m. in the 8000 block ofSavage Guilford Road in Savage, a short distance from where the mailboxes had been destroyed, police said. The juvenile suspect admitted to smashing the boxes, police said.
Orr, who had been driving a truck, also was charged with drunken driving.
The juvenile was released to the custody of his parents, and Orr was released on unspecified bail from the Howard County Detention Center.
A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Howard County police and state police is:
6000 block of Snow Crystal: June 18, a 1990 Volkswagen Golf was reported stolen at 6 a.m. from a residential neighborhood.
10300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: June 17, a 1990 Ford minibus was reported stolen at 8:30 a.m. from the parking lot of The Mall in Columbia.
8800 block of Tamar Drive: June 17, several piecesof electronic equipment were stolen sometime before 10 p.m. from an apartment that was entered through a sliding glass door.
10500 block of Faulkner Ridge Circle: June 16, a 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier was reported stolen at 3:30 a.m. from a residential area.
5800 block ofThunder Hill Road: June 15, a 1990 Chevrolet Beretta was reported stolen at 12 p.m. from a residential neighborhood.
6200 block of Blue Dart: June 15, several pieces of camera equipment were stolen sometime before 11:55 p.m. from a home entered through a rear basement door.
7000 block of Deepage Drive: June 14, a videocassette recorder was reported stolen at 5:30 p.m. from a home entered through an unlocked rear sliding glass door.
3200 block of Wheaton Way: June 14, a 1986 Toyota Camry was stolen sometime before 11:55 p.m. from an apartment complex parking lot.
3100 block of Wheaton Way: June 14, a 1991 Hyundai Sonata was stolen sometime before 11:55 p.m. from an apartment complex parking lot. Another Hyundai Sonata was reported stolen at approximately the same time in nearby apartment complex lot.
3200 block of Birchmede Drive: June 14, a 1986 Mazda 626 automobile was reported stolen at 11:50 p.m. from a residential area.
5100 block of Montgomery Road: June 14, an unspecified amountof cash was stolen sometime before 11:55 p.m. from a home entered through an unlocked second-floor window.
3700 block of St. John's Lane: June 14, someone attempting to break into a home at 1 p.m. was scared off by a burglar alarm.