December 7, 1993
POLICE LOG* Harper's Choice: 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road: A videocassette recorder, clothing and a compact disc tape were stolen from a 1988 Nissan Stanza Thursday or Friday.* Town Center: 10200 block of Wincopin Circle: A blue 1983 Mazda RX7 with Maryland tags ZXR985 was stolen Wednesday. A white 1989 Acura Legend with Maryland tags ZJP431 was stolen early the next morning.* Hickory Ridge: 10300 block of Hickory Ridge Road: A green 1992 Honda Accord with Maryland tags YSE548 was stolen Wednesday or early Thursday.
April 13, 1993
Robbery reported at service stationA 25-year-old woman reported having her purse stolen while pumping gas Saturday at the Banneker Road Exxon in the 10600 block of Little Patuxent Parkway.A man approached the woman about 10:30 p.m., asked for directions to Route 40, and then struggled with her for her handbag, which contained $500, police said.The woman let go when the man reached into his coat as if to get a weapon. He ran behind the station with the purse, police said.The robber is described as a black male in his late 20s, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds.
October 25, 1993
Talbots Kids in The Mall in Columbia will sponsor a grand opening celebration Saturday and Sunday. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Columbia Foundation to support county programs for children.A preopening shopping reception will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 30. Visitors may enter a raffle for a $100 store gift certificate and participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.County Executive Charles Ecker and Richard Talkin, president of the Columbia Foundation, will preside.
June 4, 1996
Police logElkridge: 300 block of Deep Run Parkway: Someone broke into two storage sheds between Thursday and Saturday and took tools.Ellicott City: 2100 block of Sandhill Road: A shotgun was stolen from a home Friday or Saturday, but police said there was no sign of forced entry.Ellicott City: 3600 block of Chatham Road: Someone broke glass on a house's door Friday, entered and took jewelry.Ellicott City: 9400 block of U.S. 40: Someone pried open the door of a snowball stand Saturday or Sunday and stole a snowball machine.
May 13, 1997
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Howard County.Owen Brown: 7100 block of Minstrel Way: Cellular car phones and display models were stolen from the offices of Airtime Communications on Monday after someone smashed the front glass door.Owen Brown: 9600 block of Gerwig Road: Someone smashed the front glass window of the Page Atlantic office Saturday and stole 24 pagers.Long Reach: 8700 block of Tamar Drive: A maroon 1993 Plymouth van, Maryland license plate 822258M, was stolen Friday or Saturday.
December 17, 2005
State police have obtained a murder warrant for a man wanted in a fatal shooting Dec. 7 in Westminster. Shawn Anthony Jones, 27, is wanted in the killing of Donnie D. Bowman, 43, of Westminster and the wounding of Lamont Dew, 39, of Baltimore, authorities said yesterday. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. outside a convenience store on Pennsylvania Avenue at Union Street. Witnesses told Westminster police that a man fired shots into a 1992 Honda Accord where two men were sitting in the store parking lot. The man then entered the car, and it left the area.
December 11, 1992
* Ellicott City3100 block of Wheaton Way: Someone tried to steal a 1989 Dodge Shadow between Monday and Tuesday.3000 block of Rogers Ave.: A red 1990 GMC Jimmy was stoleMonday. The Maryland plates are 356-830M.3100 block of The Oaks Road: A window was pried open Monday, and an alarm sounded. A suspect was seen in the driveway.3100 block of West Springs Drive: The ignition in a 1988 Honda CRX was tampered with Sunday or Monday. A radio and CDs were taken.8600 block of U.S. 40: A red 1992 Honda Prelude and a blue 1993 Honda Accord, both without tags, were stolen from O'Donnell Honda between Nov. 29 and Dec. 3.8700 block of Town and Country Blvd.
December 28, 1993
Thieves stole nine four-wheel-drive vehicles from East Columbia neighborhoods Sunday, Howard County police said."All this happened about the time we were getting all the bad weather," said spokesman Sgt. Steve Keller. "Maybe it was some sort of prank. We're not sure yet."Sergeant Keller said the thefts occurred between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. in the Lake Elkhorn area of Owen Brown. All but one of the vehicles were recovered in the area by yesterday morning, police said.Police said they have no suspects in the vehicle thefts.