Checkpoint nets 16 drunken-driving arrests
Police arrested 16 people on drinking and driving charges at a sobriety checkpoint early Saturday morning.
Police also arrested four people on other charges, including possession of crack cocaine, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. One of those people was wanted by another jurisdiction for distribution of drugs.
Police and Mothers Against Drunk Driving members manned the checkpoint at U.S. 1 and Midway Shopping Center in North Laurel, where they checked more than 400 cars.
Teen-ager sought for exposing himself
Police are looking for a male teen-ager who indecently exposed himself at Centennial Park on Saturday afternoon.
Police said a dark-haired white male wearing a white T-shirt, black biking shorts and a baseball hat clapped his hands near the concession stand to get attention.
The teen-ager pulled his pants down and then left the area on a red bike, police said.
The suspect resembles the description of a suspect wanted for fondling two woman who were walking alone at the park last month, police said.
"We're not positive, but the descriptions are similar," said Detective Michael T. Sherman, a police spokesman. "We are still actively looking for a suspect."
Help stop burglary spree
Police and Metro Crime Stoppers are asking for help from Columbia residents who live along Tamar Drive, where almost three dozen burglaries have occurred since January.
Police are asking residents to report suspicious activities or people by calling 911. Police said they have received 34 reports of breaking and entering, mostly from ground windows. Many of the burglaries involve the stealing of televisions, VCRs, microwave ovens and jewelry.
Here are other crimes reported to Howard County police:
5800 block of Calico Court: A window was smashed overnight June 23.
8700 block of Hayshed Lane: A screen window was pried open between June 24 and 25. A television and stereo were taken.
6400 Pound Apple Court: A door was pried open June 25 as residents were sleeping. A purse was taken.
6300 block of Raritan Court: A purse was stolen after someone entered an unlocked door overnight June 24.
9000 block of Early April Way: A purse was taken while residents were sleeping June 25. Police reported no forced entry.
5100 block of Eliots Oak Road: A purse was stolen June 25.
5200 block of Rivendell Lane: A 1983 brown Ford Explorer was stolen overnight June 25.
8900 block of Tamar Drive: A window was forced open overnight June 25. A TV, VCR, microwave and a stereo were taken.
10700 block of Hickory Ridge Road: Someone demanded food from a clerk at a sandwich shop. The suspect fled with sandwiches.
6400 block of Martin Road: Cash and beef jerky were taken from the Clemens Crossing pool overnight Saturday.
11600 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: A cash box with an undisclosed sum of cash was taken overnight Saturday. There was no sign of forced entry.
7200 block of Talisman Lane: A moped stolen between 4 and 11 a.m. Saturday was later found with parts missing at the Owen Brown Place.
9100 block of Lambskin Lane: A window was entered Monday. Jewelry, cash, TV and a VCR were stolen.
7000 block of Deepage Drive: The ignition of a 1989 Ford Probe was tampered with Sunday night.
6100 block of Tulane Drive: A safe was opened Monday. A video camera, safe and a camera were taken. There was no sign of forced entry.
6500 block of Guilford Road: A stereo was taken Monday. Entry was through an unlocked window.
8100 block of Old Montgomery Road: A 1991 red Ford Escort was stolen overnight June 25. 6100 block of Fairbourne Court: A 1988 Larson Stern Drive boat and a single-axle trailer were stolen between June 21 and 25.
6400 block of Skipton Drive: Wooden doors and plywood were taken overnight Sunday. Witnesses said they saw white males loading wood onto a pickup truck.
4100 block of College Avenue: A 1975 Jeep truck was stolen the morning of June 25.
2900 block of Blowing Rock Court: A lock was pried from trailer at a construction site. Nothing was taken.
2500 block of McKenzie Road: An open window was entered Sunday night. A computer and a stereo were taken.
3300 block of Chatham Road: Several storage lockers were pried June 24. A bow and arrows were stolen from one of them.
9500 block of Glen Ridge Drive: A garage was entered either Thursday or Friday.
8500 block of Corridor Road: The ignition of a 1990 Ford truck was tampered with overnight June 21.