Police plan checkpoint to test sobriety
The Howard County Police Department plans to conduct its third sobriety checkpoint of the year this weekend.
The two previous checkpoints resulted in 30 people being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), police said.
Since the county's first sobriety checkpoint in 1988, nearly 300 people have been charged in 21 checkpoints with drunken or drugged driving, police said.
Thirty others have been charged with possession of drugs, possession of concealed deadly weapons, or other criminal violations, police said.
Motorists with a blood-alcohol content between 0.07 percent and 0.10 percent can be charged with DUI, a misdemeanor. Those drivers found to have a blood-alcohol level above 0.10 percent can be charged with DWI, also a misdemeanor, police said.
Armed pair robs man at ATM in Elkridge
Two men stole a wallet from a man last week after he withdrew cash from an automated teller machine in Elkridge, county police said.
According to police, as the man walked to his vehicle at about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, after withdrawing an undisclosed amount of money from the Elkridge National Bank on Washington Boulevard, two men approached him.
One displayed a handgun and demanded the man's wallet, police said.
The victim complied, and after taking the wallet, the two fled on foot toward the Elkridge Plaza, police said.
One suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-4, 145 pounds, between 14 and 15 years old. He has short dark-brown hair and was wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants, police said.
The second suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, between 16 and 17 years old. He was wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants.
* Columbia: 6000 block of Turnabout Lane: Cash was taken, although there were no signs of forced entry.
6200 block of Sunny Spring: Someone pried open a door and took a television, VCR and coins.
7000 block of Oakland Mills Road: Someone entered Marketing & Design Inc. and stole a computer and a printer. Officers responding to an alarm found a door unlocked.
6200 block of Sunny Spring: A man exposed himself to a father and daughter sitting on a back porch and then fled south on a bike path toward Owen Brown Road. The suspect is described as a white male with long brown hair. He was wearing a red shirt and gray shorts.
6600 block of Cradlerock Way: A 1984 Ford F-150 truck was stolen. The Maryland registration plates are 1BN075.
6100 block of Good Hunters Ride: Padlocks on trailers were cut and copper was stolen.
9400 block of Snowden River Parkway: Deadbolt locks were tampered with at the Sports Connection and Naturally You Hair Salon.
5500 block of Harpers Farm Road: A sliding door was smashed, and televisions, a VCR and games were taken.
* Elkridge: 7100 block of Ducketts Lane: Someone stole a 1990 Yamaha FZR motorcycle. The Maryland plates are 5601D2.
6000 block of Rowenberry Drive: Someone stole a 1990 silver Honda CBR motorcycle. The Maryland plates are 2772D7.
5700 block of U.S. 1: Ignitions to several vehicles were tampered with.
6300 block of Washington Blvd.: Someone threw a rock in a window of the Elkridge Cleaners and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
* Ellicott City: 3700 block of Chateau Ridge Road: Someone entered a garage and took a bicycle.
4600 block of Old Dragon Path: Someone entered a garage and took golf clubs.
8600 block of Andrew Ellicott Court: A group of people pried open front doors to three town
homes at a construction site and stole dishwashers, a range hood fan and 25 cabinets valued at $4,000.
2500 McKendrie Road: A maroon 1987 Ford Taurus was stolen. The Maryland license plates are RFY-793.
3200 block of W. Springs Drive: Someone attempted to steal a 1990 Ford Probe. A car phone and tapes were taken.
3400 block of Plum Tree Drive: A window screen was removed and jewelry was taken.
* Jessup: Baja Way: A window screen was pried open and a VCR was taken.
* Lisbon: 16100 block of Old Frederick Road: Plants and a barrel were thrown into a pool.
* Savage: 8300 block of Linda Court: A 1987 Nissan Pathfinder was recovered.