9-year-old stable after he's hit by car
A 9-year-old bicyclist was listed in stable condition Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after being struck by a car on Folly Quarter Road in Glenelg.
Philip B. Lynch, 9, was riding his bike along a business driveway in the 12900 block of Folly Quarter Road when he entered the road and failed to stop and yield the right of way to a 1987 Pontiac 6000.
Philip, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, collided with the car's front bumper and was thrown off the bike when he crashed.
Police said no charges will be placed against the driver, Margaret Anne Sanbower.
Philip's injuries included a broken collar bone. Ms. Sanbower, 36, also of Glenelg, was not injured, police said.
Police seeking robbery suspect
Police are still investigating the armed robbery Monday night of a High's Store in the 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road in Columbia.
Two clerks were counting money after closing when a man entered the store at approximately 11:40 p.m. Police said the suspect might have entered the business through an unlocked door.
The man proceeded to pull out a handgun and announce the robbery. He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the store on foot. Police said he was last seen headed in the direction of Old Tucker Row.
No injuries were reported.
The suspect, armed with a black handgun, was described as a 6-foot-2-inch black male with a thin build and wearing a red T-shirt and blue shorts, police said.
New citizens board needs volunteers
County Police Chief James N. Robey said last week he needs volunteers for a new citizens board to give the department advice on public safety issues.
The Citizens Advisory Council will meet regularly with the chief to work on police problems and general concerns of county residents and the department.
Chief Robey said he would like the council's membership to represent different professions and locales in the county.
The chief said the council is another step toward creating "community policing," a change recommended by the Citizen's Advisory Council for Public Safety. The temporary advisory board recommended the program in its October report.
The concept which puts officers into neighborhood beats is designed to make communities more familiar with particular officers and vice versa.
Police charge man with area burglaries
Police have arrested a Columbia man they say may be responsible for several burglaries in the Longfellow neighborhood.
Police charged Cassius R. King, 19, of the 5500 block of Harper's Farm Road, with burglary, destruction of property and carrying a dangerous/deadly weapon following the 12:40 p.m. arrest Monday.
Witnesses said they saw a man running from a home on Mystic Court carrying a black plastic bag. One of them, an off-duty police officer, chased the man down a pathway.
The man eluded capture, but at about the same time the apparent burglary was reported to police, a detective spotted Mr. King, who matched witnesses' description.
Police said Mr. King had a pellet gun hidden in his waistband, a ski mask, gloves and a pry tool.
Detectives believe Mr. King may be responsible for other burglaries in Longfellow over the past few weeks, and are preparing to file additional charges.
The following crimes have been reported to Howard County police:
3500 block of Twin Knolls Road: A car was used Friday morning to ram an ATM island, tearing the walls down. The robbers attempted to drill into the safe, but failed to steal any money.
9400 block of Sunlit Passage: A riding lawn mower, a push mower, and bicycles were taken from an unlocked garage Thursday morning.
VTC 5300 block of Wintermoss Court: A bicycle was stolen from an open garage overnight Wednesday.
6200 block of Sandchain Road: Bicycles were taken from an unlocked garage Thursday.
6400 block of Waveland Way: Police responded to a burglar alarm Thursday where they found a screen cut. There was no entry.
7100 block of Winter Rose Path: Someone stole a video game and cartridges between July 3 and July 14. There were no signs of forced entry.
5570 Sterrett Place: A safe, TV and VCR were taken from the Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center. There was no sign of forced entry.
1050 block of Catterskill Court: A bicycle was taken from an unlocked garage overnight Saturday.
6800 block of Cradlerock Way: A door of the Owen Brown pool was pried open overnight Sunday. There was no entry.
9300 block of Cornshock Court: Two suspects were seen running onto a foot path behind the Hopewell pool, where a 1984 Toyota Mini-Van was recovered by police.
8900 block of Tamar Drive: A house window was smashed and electronic equipment and clothes were taken.
9100 Bellwart Way: Tools were stolen from an unlocked garage between July 4 and July 13.
9000 block of Flicker Place: A window was smashed and a TV, VCR and other unknown items were taken between July 10 and July 14.
8800 block of Heron Flight: A burglar stole a microwave, purse and VCR from a house overnight Saturday by entering an open garage. Nothing was taken from vehicles in the garage.
13200 block of Westmeath Lane: A radar detector, cash and tapes were stolen for a car in a garage between Wednesday and
Thursday. There were no signs of forced entry.
3800 block of Old Columbia Pike: Someone entered a shed and stole a weed eater, lawn mower and tools between June 25 and July 9. There was no sign of forced entry.
9129 Northfield Road: The glass doors of two portable classrooms were smashed at Dunloggin Middle School between Monday and Tuesday. VCRs were stolen from both rooms.
8800 block of Town and Country Boulevard: A vehicle that was stolen in Ellicott City between June 28 and June 29, was recovered July 2 on Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia.
6600 Route 1: A door was kicked open Tuesday. Nothing was taken.