Teens charged with Halloween thefts

November 24, 1993

Howard County police have arrested four Columbia youths they say mugged and robbed trick-or-treaters of their candy in Long Reach on Halloween.

The boys, ages 13 to 17, were each charged Saturday with three counts of robbery, assault and battery, and theft. The youths were released into their parents' custody.

No serious injuries were reported in the three attacks, in which the victims were struck and robbed of their candy.

The robberies occurred at the intersection of Lambskin Lane and Bronze Bell, in the 4900 block of Footed Ridge and in the 9100 block of Helaine Hamlet Way.

Builders win approval of 2 Long Reach plans

The county Planning Board approved site plans yesterday for 175 residential units in two Long Reach subdivisions.

With only three of five members present, the board voted 3-0 for both plans. One calls for 120 apartments to be built by Dobbin Partners Limited Partnership next to Dobbin Road. The other plan calls for Ryland Homes to build 55 town houses.

Information: 730-4610.

POLICE LOG

* Owen Brown: 6000 block of Majors Lane: Police recovered a Cadillac Eldorado Nov. 17 reported stolen from Baltimore.

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