The crime report is a sampling of crimes in Howard...


September 19, 2001

The crime report is a sampling of crimes in Howard County compiled from police. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313-3700.

East Columbia

Centre Park Drive: 8800 block. A man in his mid- to late 20s approached a restaurant employee after he closed the restaurant Friday night. The man implied he had a gun and ordered the employee back into the restaurant. The employee was ordered to deactivate the alarm and open the safe. While the man was removing money from the safe, the employee ran to a nearby Royal Farm Store and alerted a police officer there. Police searched the restaurant but did not find the thief.

West Columbia

Turnabout Lane: 5900 block, Harper's Choice. As a man delivering pizzas Friday night was walking back to his vehicle, four people, one displaying a handgun, approached him and demanded his money and cell phone.

Ellicott City/Elkridge

Montgomery Road and Waterloo Road: Two young people were reported urinating on the side of an Ellicott City store. The person who called in the complaint Thursday confronted the young people, who were also disorderly.

Salterforth Place: 4700 block, Ellicott City. Officers responding to a burglary-in-progress call Saturday found someone who had entered an open garage and had attempted to enter the residence. The person fled, and nothing was taken.

N. Laurel/Savage/Jessup

Bourbon St.: 9100 block, North Laurel. A deliveryman was getting back into his car after a delivery Wednesday night when a man displaying a handgun approached him and demanded money.

Cardinal Court: 8800 block, North Laurel. Someone entered a residence through an open garage door and an unlocked interior door Saturday and removed two purses containing cash and credit cards.

Cherry Laurel Court: 8400 block, North Laurel. Someone entered a garage Thursday night and stole lawn equipment.

U.S. 1: 7900 block, Jessup. A Burger King employee closed the restaurant and was attempting to fix her flat tire Thursday. Another employee came out of the restaurant and was talking to her when a man approached them and displayed a handgun. The man ordered the employees back into the restaurant to open a safe. He fled with money.

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