Police are looking for a man who tried to rape a Maryland City woman in her home Tuesday afternoon. Officers said the attacker knocked on her door about 2 p.m. and said he was a roofer. Once inside, he grabbed the woman and attempted to disrobe her.
She was able to fight him off, and he ran toward Old Line Avenue.
The assailant was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a tan complexion, thin build, long blond hair and a chipped front tooth.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Detective Jay Clark of the Criminal Investigation Division at 222-3463 or 222-6155.
2 Crofton men are accused of shooting out car windows
Police arrested two Crofton men late Thursday suspected of shooting out the windows of dozens of cars in Crofton and Gambrills.
Wayne Fritz, 25, of the 2900 block of Cold Spring Way and David Goldman 20, of the 2000 block of Pear Hill Court each were charged with 67 counts of destruction.
Police received several calls about 11 p.m. March 16 reporting that men were driving through neighborhoods and shooting out car windows with a BB gun.
Officers tracked down a blue Subaru with Maryland tags VBA 323 at the home of one of the suspects.
Police search for robber who took taxi, driver's cash
Police are looking for a man who threatened to shoot a cabdriver and then robbed him of his taxi and some money in Laurel early Friday.
Emmitt Kent Bell, 40, told police he picked up a passenger about 3 a.m. in Laurel who wanted to go to a Howard County address.
The passenger directed the driver to a home in the 400 block of Old Line Avenue in Laurel. There, he reached around and started choking the driver, police said.
The robber held an object against the driver's right shoulder and said, "Don't do anything or I'll shoot you," police reported.
The driver gave about $150 to the robber, who ordered him out and drove off toward Brock Bridge Road.
The robber was described as a black man between ages 25 and 30, who wore a blue baseball cap and a dark blue jumpsuit with the words "Van Liens" printed on the front.
Hanover man, 2 juveniles charged in Severn burglary
Police arrested a Hanover man and two juveniles and charged them with stealing jewelry, money and computer equipment Thursday afternoon from a Severn home.
Police charged Phillip Maurice Raynor, 22, of the 7700 block of Siden Drive and two boys, ages 15 and 16, with first-degree burglary, felony theft, malicious destruction of property, possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.
The three also were charged with first-degree burglary and theft involving a home on Aragorn Court in Harmons the same day.
Police responded to a call about 1 p.m. in the 8000 block of Ponderosa Drive in Severn, where a resident told police that three males had broken into a neighbor's home.
The witness told police that the trio pulled into the driveway and began loading items into their car. She called the homeowner, who told her to summon police.
Police stopped the car on Disney Road and said they found pillowcases filled with jewelry, cash and computer equipment. Mr. Raynor was released on $25,000 bail.
Gunmen kidnap, beat teen over drug debt, police say
An 18-year-old man was kidnapped at gunpoint from a Severn convenience store Thursday morning and beaten, county police said.
The unidentified victim told police he was walking in a convenience store parking lot in the 7800 block of Quarterfield Road about 10 a.m. when two men in a two door, blue-colored Pontiac Sun bird beckoned to him.
When the victim walked up to the driver's window, one of the men inside the car pulled out a gun and ordered him into the car,police said.
The victim was blindfolded, bound and taken to an undetermined location. The two men beat and kicked him and told him that he still owed them $600 for drugs, police said.
The victim was dropped off at his house and ordered to get the money. He called police, who were still looking for the abductors. The victim was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.
5 men accused of trying to vandalize cars at complex
County police said they arrested five men early Thursday after witnesses reported they saw them trying to break into cars at an Odenton apartment complex.
Residents of Keswick Park Apartments in the 1600 block of Parkridge Circle called police about 12:45 a.m. Thursday and reported that five men were peering into cars in the parking lot and pulling on the door handles.
Officers confronted the five men, but only two had identification with them, police said.
Police took an five to the Western District Station, where they said they learned that one of the suspects had given a false name.