January 26, 1995
Two Pimlico women were arrested Tuesday night after the attempted shoplifting of two cartons of cigarettes from the Giant food store in the Cromwell Field Shopping Center, county police said.Charles Johnson, a special police officer at the store in the 7300 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., told county police that one of the women gave two cartons of cigarettes, worth $35.18, to the second woman, who put them into a plastic bag. Both women then tried to leave the store without paying for the cigarettes, police said.
March 1, 1995
Thieves stole more than $2,100 worth of liquor and cigarettes from Ye Olde Farm Spirit Shoppe on Monday morning, after the owner had asked the alarm company not to call county police because of the high number of recent false alarms, authorities said.Officer Robert Thomas went to the store in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road about 1:40 a.m., after an anonymous tip that the alarm was sounding. Officer Thomas found the front glass door had been broken by a large rock, police said.Dorothy Athey, 66, the owner of the store, reported that $1,780 worth of liquor and 25 cartons of cigarettes worth $381 were stolen, police said.
March 18, 1996
A man armed with a knife robbed a Jessup convenience store of two cartons of cigarettes Friday and fled in a car, Howard County police said.The clerk, Anna Bobo, 44, of Elkridge, was not injured in the robbery of the Royal Farm Store in the 8200 block of Lark Brown Road, police said.About 1: 20 a.m., the robber entered the store with a scarf covering his face, rushed toward the clerk waving a knife and demanded cartons of cigarettes, police said.After the clerk handed him two cartons of Marlboro Lights, the robber ran out and drove off in a dark-colored, mid-sized car, police said.
September 21, 1994
POLICE LOGEllicott City: 3300 block of N. Chatham Road: Someone tried to steal a 1984 Chevrolet Cavalier Friday or Saturday, police said.9100 block of Route 40: Someone cut the lock off a storage shed at a restaurant Friday, but took nothing. Police said an empty beer keg was taken from the trash bin area.8400 block of Route 40: Cash, scissors and clippers were stolen from the Visual Changes hair salon after someone broke the lock off a front door early Friday, police said.5600 block of Waterloo Road: An officer responding to an alarm at Stewart Gas station found the glass smashed on a business office just after midnight Monday.
February 15, 1996
A 63-year-old Ferndale man was beaten and stabbed in the throat with a foot-long piece of wood in his home yesterday by an acquaintance who then robbed him, county police said.Rosario L. Vinci of the first block of Mapledale Road was treated and released at North Arundel Hospital.Police said Mr. Vinci's assailant visited him shortly before midnight Tuesday and after they had been in the basement for a while, demanded money.The man the man -- known only as John -- began to beat Mr. Vinci, threatened to kill his elderly mother, who was asleep upstairs, and again demanded money, police said.
January 3, 1996
Howard County police are investigating a New Year's Eve robbery in which a man threatened a Jessup convenience-store clerk and hauled off $75 and 50 cartons of cigarettes in a trash bag.The clerk was not injured in the robbery at the High's in the 7900 block of Washington Blvd. Police said the robber implied he had a gun but never displayed one.About 5:30 a.m. Dec. 31, police said a man entered the store, approached a clerk and asked for batteries. When the worker turned around, the man went behind the counter and threatened her with the use of a gun, police said.