Howard Crime Report


October 15, 2003

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

Major's Lane: 6000 block, Long Reach. Someone entered a home through an unlocked, rear sliding door. Games, clothing and money were reported stolen Oct. 1.

West Columbia

Gov. Warfield Parkway: 10000 block, Town Center. Two men entered the Fountainhead Title Group building and were seen walking around the building on different floors between Oct. 1 and Oct. 3. A television, radio and music compact discs were stolen.

Twin Rivers Road: 10400 block, Wilde Lake. A man walking through Wilde Lake Village Center on Wednesday was approached by five men who blocked his path. One of the five took the man's wallet and removed cash. The victim was then punched in the face.

Ellicott City/Elkridge

Normandy Drive: 2900 block, Ellicott City. Someone entered a home and stole tools, stereo equipment and a digital camera Oct. 1 or 2. There was no sign of forced entry.

Washington Blvd.: 7500 block, Elkridge. A vendor at the U.S. flea market was robbed of an undetermined amount of cash Oct. 5 by a man who displayed a small silver-colored handgun.

Old Frederick Road: 10300 block, Ellicott City. A house under construction was broken into the weekend of Oct. 4-5 and a set of doors was taken.

Montgomery Road: 7200 block, Elkridge. A man approached the customer service desk at the Super Fresh grocery store, displayed a handgun and demanded money about 4 p.m. Thursday. The man fled with the cash behind the store and down a dirt trail. He was observed getting into the passenger side of a blue minivan being driven by another man.

N. Laurel/Savage/Jessup

Helmart Drive: 7900 block, North Laurel. Someone entered an unlocked garage and stole two chain saws and a crossbow between Sept. 30 and Oct. 3.

Huntfield Drive: 8100 block, Fulton. A resident confronted an uninvited relative who had entered the home through an unsecured garage door. An undisclosed amount of cash was discovered missing but was later found in the front yard of the house. The same relative entered again and was found sleeping in the basement. The incidents occurred between Sept. 9 and Sept. 15.

Assateague Drive: 7400 block, Jessup. A man walking on the parking lot of the Truckers Inn Oct. 6 was approached by two men, one of whom brandished a handgun. The men stole money and jewelry.

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