Vandals spray-paint 'KKK' on school
Police are investigating an attack by vandals at a Columbia high school in which the letters "KKK" were spray-painted on the walls.
Police said vandals spray-painted an expletive, the words, "I hate this school" and "KKK" Wednesday at Wilde Lake High School on the 5400 block of Trumpeter Road.
Police classified the incident as a hate-bias incident because the name of a white supremacist organization was used.
11 are arrested in concert drug bust
Nearly a dozen concert-goers were arrested Thursday night for alleged drug violations at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Most of the arrests were made before or during the first hour of the Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special concert, and were a result of police surveillance at the Merriweather parking lot.
Police charged Julian R. Mogzel, of Washington, D.C., and Myrak B. Steinberg, of Alexandria, Va., with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Police charged nine others with possession of marijuana or possession of drug paraphernalia: Kevin T. Rippen of Frederick; Todd M. Imes of Thurmont; Joseph M. Gardner of Waldorf; Beverly A. Dwyer and Andrew S. Lincoln, both of Accokeek; Kevin Stephen T. Keim and David L. Ritchey, both of York, Pa.; and Michael W. Hibbard and Matthew B. Arbuckle, both of Washington.
Here are other crimes reported to Howard County police:
6200 block of Ducketts Lane: A 1985 Mazda RX-7 was stolen May 17 or 18.
9100 block of Emersons Reach: A purse, jewelry and a phone were taken from a night stand Tuesday morning.
10100 block of Deer Chase: A door frame was destroyed Saturday.
9000 block of Snowden River Parkway: A plexiglass window was taken from a door at the General Electric Co. plant.
8800 block of Birchwood Way: A 1987 Mazda 626 was stolen overnight Thursday.
10400 block of Twin Rivers Road: A moped was stolen Saturday.
6200 block of Ironwood Way: An open garage was entered Wednesday evening and a bicycle was taken.
6300 block of Frostwork Row: An unlocked door was entered Thursday and a camera was taken.
6000 block of Tamar Drive: Cash and flutes were taken from Jeffers Hill Elementary School May 8 or 9.
9600 block of Basket Ring Road: A 1963 Volkswagen Beetle was stolen overnight Monday.
9600 block of Whiskey Bottom Road: An unlocked window at a house under construction was entered overnight Tuesday and a refrigerator was taken.
10100 block of U.S. 1: Someone entered a motel office with a key and stole cash from a desk Monday afternoon.
11900 block of Old Frederick Road: An unsecured back door was entered overnight Tuesday, and a stereo and a TV were taken.
3200 block of Normandy Woods Drive: TV wires, a drill and an antenna were taken Thursday.
5200 block of New Prospect Court: A window was forced open at a house under construction overnight Wednesday. A dishwasher was taken.
2700 block of Turf Valley Road: A locked storage shed was entered overnight Monday and two golf carts were taken. They were later found on the grounds.
900 block of Town and Country Boulevard: A 1990 Acura Integra was stolen overnight Wednesday.
10200 block of Breconshire Road: French doors were kicked in Wednesday night and a TV, VCR, stereo and monitor were taken.
9100 block of Northfield Road: A plexiglass was pried open at Dunloggin Middle School Wednesday. The school was ransacked.
13800 block of Kennard Drive: A skylight was taken from a house under construction between May 11 and 15.
8000 block of U.S. 1: A garage was entered between May 17 and Wednesday and a car jack, drill and oil were taken.
8200 block of U.S. 1: A hole was cut in a wooden panel wall of a liquor store Monday or Tuesday. Cash was taken.
8200 block of Crest Road: Windows were taken from a house under construction between May 14 and Monday.