Police seek teen in park attacks
Police have released a drawing of a young man they suspect of fondling two women at Centennial Park in the last two weeks.
In the most recent incident, the suspect grabbed a Columbia woman's buttocks and neck as she walked by. The suspect fled on his bike after the woman screamed and pushed him. Police describe the suspect as a 15- to 16-year-old white male with short dark hair and a thin build.
Police have stepped up their patrols as a result of the incidents.
A Prince George's County man was robbed and beaten
Saturday morning by two men who gave him a ride to Savage, police said.
The 36-year-old man told police he accepted a ride to the Storch Woods Apartment from two men in Prince George's County. When they arrived at the 8800 block of Howard Lane at 3 a.m., the two men robbed him of $300 in cash and punched him with their fists.
The man ran to a nearby house, where he called police.
The man was treated at the scene by paramedics and told police did not know his assailants.
Police said the suspects drove a beige Pontiac Grand Prix.
Columbia employee robbed of receipts
A secretary on her way to work in Columbia was robbed of money and company receipts Saturday morning, police said.
When the 39-year-old woman arrived at work at the Kirby Advanced Vacuums of Maryland company, in the 6400 block of Dobbin Road, a car pulled up and a man jumped out, demanding the bank bag.
The robber fired two shots into the air as he fled with another man in a black Pontiac. Police reported no injuries and said an undisclosed sum of money was stolen.
Police said the car, which was reported stolen from Baltimore County, was later found on Route 175 near Dobbin Road.
Here are other crimes reported to Howard County police:
8800 block of Tamar Drive: A window was broken Saturday night. A typewriter, TVs and a VCR were taken.
5600 block of Columbia Road: A house was reported ransacked Friday night. Nothing was taken.
9700 block of Patuxent Woods Drive: A glass door was smashed overnight Thursday at Home Nutritional Services. A computer, VCR, cash and other items were taken.
9100 block of Guilford Road: A window was smashed overnight Friday. A computer, printer, and microwave were taken from Land Design Research.
11100 block of Douglas Avenue: A 1985 Toyota truck was stolen overnight Sunday.
4900 block of Dorsey Hall Drive: The steering column of a 1991 Nissan 300-ZX was damaged overnight Friday.
5800 block of Stevens Forest Road: A 1986 Ford Thunderbird was stolen overnight Thursday.
5700 block of Sweet Wind Place: A 1992 Subaru Legacy was taken overnight Friday.
5700 block of Cedar Lane: A drywall nail and screw were found in the ignition of a 1990 Ford Festiva and a 1990 Plymouth Voyager. Both cars were parked at Howard County General Hospital.
9200 block of Rustling Leaf: A phone and a computer modem cord were taken from the Hopewell Pool overnight Saturday. There was no sign of forced entry.
6500 block of Tinker Road: A window screen was removed while the resident was at home shortly after midnight Monday. No entry was made.
10000 block of Twin Rivers Road: A window screen was removed while the resident was home overnight Saturday. No entry was gained.
5700 block of Paradise Avenue: An unlocked shed was entered between June 4 and 11. A lawn mower and a weed-eater were taken.
10200 block of Weatherburn Road: Window screens were removed Sunday night, but there was no entry.
3000 block of Ramblewood Road: A door was kicked in over the weekend. Pots and pans, a TV and a VCR were taken.
9800 block of Diversified Lane: Police found a car containing a TV, VCR, microwave and a computer Sunday night. The items were stolen from a home in which the front door was kicked in, and the car was stolen from Baltimore County.
3100 block West Springs Drive: A broken key was found in a deadbolt lock over the weekend. No entry was made.
Normandy Shopping Center: A hole was cut above the Rite-Aid pharmacy overnight Saturday.
14000 block of Roxbury Road: An unlocked window was entered over the weekend and power tools were taken.
7800 block of Rappahannock Avenue: The window of Lancaster Foods Inc. was smashed overnight Saturday. A cash box with an undisclosed sum of money was stolen.
9100 block of Bourbon Street: A window screen of an empty apartment was pried between May 21 and June 11.