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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | January 22, 2014
An 84-year-old Columbia man who had been missing since Tuesday, leading Howard County police to issue a Silver Alert, was found safe Wednesday morning, police said. Seyed Ahmad Ghozati, 84, who was last seen by a family member at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday when he left their home in the 7500 block of Summer Leave Lane in Columbia, was found safe and unharmed in his vehicle in Susquehanna State Park in Harford County Wednesday, Howard police said. Police said Ghozati went to make a delivery in Ellicott City for a courier service he works for on Tuesday.
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By Pete Pichaske | May 1, 2014
Perseverance can indeed pay off. Just ask Garthen Leslie. For years, the 60-year-old Columbia resident has been trying to sell his invention ideas: a skateboard with an odometer and a speedometer, a sensory-equipped life vest for toddlers, and more. He was selling them all, but nobody was buying.  Until last fall, that is, when his proposal for a "smart" window air conditioner won rave reviews from Quirky, a five-year-old New York City-based company whose stated mission is to "make invention accessible.
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April 5, 2013
The following is compiled from Howard police reports. East Columbia Broken Land Parkway and Stevens Forest Road, 1:30 a.m. March 29. While stopped at a traffic light, the victim heard an unknown man knocking on the window of his vehicle. When the victim unlocked the vehicle door and opened it, the man produced a handgun and ordered the driver to the passenger seat. The victim attempted to exit via the passenger side door but was stopped by a second man and was then struck with the handgun by the first man, resulting in an injury to his face.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
A 29-year-old Columbia man was arrested in an assault and carjacking incident that occurred at the Arundel Mills Mall late Friday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police. Isaiah Perry, of the 5600 block of High Tor Hill, has been charged with second-degree assault, robbery, carjacking and motor vehicle theft, police said. Perry could not be reached for comment, and did not have an attorney listed in online court records. Police were called to the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle, near Medieval Times and Best Buy, about 10 p.m. for a report of a carjacking, police said.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2010
A 56-year old Columbia man was indicted Wednesday on charges that he used his laptop to forge prescriptions for Xanax, then sold the pills, earning about $3,000 a month. Martin Edward Mullineaux, of the 8700 block Hayshed Lane, faces 15 counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and four charges of prescription forgery. According to charging documents, a Costco pharmacist who spotted a forged prescription followed a man from the store July 29 and wrote down his vehicle license plate number.
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January 8, 2010
A 33-year-old Columbia man who had spent more than half of his adult life in jail during seven different prison terms was sentenced to 50 more years for a violent home invasion in Elkridge last April. Howard County Circuit Judge Timothy J. McCrone sentenced Kareem Eugene Hunt on Tuesday to 30 years without parole for attempted armed robbery and a firearm charge, with an additional 20 years for armed robbery. During a three-day jury trial, witnesses said that Hunt and two others had contacted a resident of the home who agreed to meet Hunt on April 25. After gaining entry, Hunt brandished a sawed-off shotgun, holding the residents captive and later hitting one of his victims in the face with the barrel of the gun. Hunt, of the 7200 block of Eden Brook Drive, was convicted of multiple counts of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, first-degree assault and gun possession charges.
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April 9, 2010
A 27-year-old Columbia man pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in a 2003 shooting at a house party in Columbia. Clarence Michael Banks entered the plea after a motions hearing in front of Howard County Circuit Judge Richard S. Bernhardt had been adjourned for lunch. Banks was indicted in May. According to Senior Assistant State's Attorney Claude de Vastey Jones, Banks shot fellow Columbia resident Terrence Armstead after an argument at a party in the 5700 block of Stevens Forest Road in Columbia.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
A 29-year-old Columbia man was arrested in an assault and carjacking incident that occurred at the Arundel Mills Mall late Friday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police. Isaiah Perry, of the 5600 block of High Tor Hill, has been charged with second-degree assault, robbery, carjacking and motor vehicle theft, police said. Perry could not be reached for comment, and did not have an attorney listed in online court records. Police were called to the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle, near Medieval Times and Best Buy, about 10 p.m. for a report of a carjacking, police said.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2010
A 53-year-old Columbia man whose pickup truck struck and killed an elderly woman last November was found guilty Friday by a Howard County Circuit Court judge of failing to stop at a crosswalk and leaving the scene of an accident. James Beaman had pleaded not guilty. On Friday, he agreed with an account of the accident told in court by Assistant State's Attorney Danielle Duclaux. Prosecutors said they will ask Judge Lenore R. Gelfman to impose a one-year jail term when Beamen is sentenced July 14. Gelfman called the fatal accident "a terrible tragedy."
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
A Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot a Maryland motorist who attacked the officer during an accident investigation on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday night. The officer found Daryl Jerome Berry, 45, of Columbia, arguing with another motorist at the scene of a collision that occurred just before 9 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County. Berry approached the officer with two aggressive Rottweiler dogs and then hit the officer repeatedly with a flashlight, police said.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | January 22, 2014
An 84-year-old Columbia man who had been missing since Tuesday, leading Howard County police to issue a Silver Alert, was found safe Wednesday morning, police said. Seyed Ahmad Ghozati, 84, who was last seen by a family member at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday when he left their home in the 7500 block of Summer Leave Lane in Columbia, was found safe and unharmed in his vehicle in Susquehanna State Park in Harford County Wednesday, Howard police said. Police said Ghozati went to make a delivery in Ellicott City for a courier service he works for on Tuesday.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
A 79-year-old man was critically injured Friday afternoon when he was struck by a car while walking in Columbia, Howard County Police said. Yechao Qian of the 7000 block of Cradlerock Way in Columbia was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being struck by a car just before 5 p.m., police said. A 2004 Honda Civic was westbound on Cradlerock Way at Dockside Lane when it struck Qian, police said. The driver, who remained at the scene and was not injured, is Kelly Lynn Weir, 47, of the 5400 block of Hildebrand Court in Columbia, police said.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | September 19, 2013
Two years after a bail bondswoman was shot to death outside a Columbia apartment complex, the man she had arranged to collect money from the day she died was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the killing, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Dominque Davon McDonald, 23, of Columbia, was sentenced in connection with the Sept. 1, 2011, slaying of Nichole Bernadette McNair in Howard County Circuit Court on Thursday, Sept. 19 by Judge Timothy J. McCrone.  McDonald, who was convicted in May, will serve 30 years for second-degree murder, 20 years for a gun charge and five years for a second gun charge.  According to Kirwan, McCrone delivered the sentence based on McDonald's criminal record and the "heinous nature" of the crime.  “When he (McDonald)
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 1, 2013
A 21-year-old Columbia man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday in the armed robbery of a Columbia gas station and convenience store, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Michael Elliott Dickey Jr., of the 8800 block of Flowerstock Row, was sentenced in Howard County Circuit Court by Judge Timothy J. McCrone after pleading guilty to armed robbery and a gun charge. Dickey pleaded in connection to the January armed robbery of an Exxon,  located in the 8200 block of Snowden River Parkway, during which one robber threw hot coffee on the gas station clerk.
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April 5, 2013
The following is compiled from Howard police reports. East Columbia Broken Land Parkway and Stevens Forest Road, 1:30 a.m. March 29. While stopped at a traffic light, the victim heard an unknown man knocking on the window of his vehicle. When the victim unlocked the vehicle door and opened it, the man produced a handgun and ordered the driver to the passenger seat. The victim attempted to exit via the passenger side door but was stopped by a second man and was then struck with the handgun by the first man, resulting in an injury to his face.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
A Columbia man was indicted by a grand jury in Howard County on Wednesday on charges that he secretly videotaped two women in their Ellicott City condominium. Michael Stephen McKenny, 42, of the 10000 block of Hickory Ridge Road, was arrested in October after county police released footage from a camera found by one of the women in her closet in September, which showed a man installing the camera in different places in the condo - including bedrooms and a bathroom. Police said McKenny knew the women and used a copied key to enter the condo multiple times between June and September to change the location of the camera.
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By Don Markus | don.markus@baltsun.com | January 27, 2010
A 24-year-old Columbia man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in the Howard County detention center for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Elijah Jackson of the 5200 block of Rivendell Lane was running away from police after a fight outside a house party last June when 23 packets of crack cocaine and one packet of powdered cocaine fell out of his hat, prosecutors said. They had asked Circuit Judge Lenore R. Gelfman to sentence Jackson to three years in prison, but Gelfman opted to send him to the detention center out of concern for his safety.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 1, 2013
A 21-year-old Columbia man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday in the armed robbery of a Columbia gas station and convenience store, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Michael Elliott Dickey Jr., of the 8800 block of Flowerstock Row, was sentenced in Howard County Circuit Court by Judge Timothy J. McCrone after pleading guilty to armed robbery and a gun charge. Dickey pleaded in connection to the January armed robbery of an Exxon,  located in the 8200 block of Snowden River Parkway, during which one robber threw hot coffee on the gas station clerk.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2012
The crimes appear ordinary on Howard County's November police log - two break-ins on U.S. 1, another at a Columbia home where a television and video games were taken, and a man held up at gunpoint in the village of Kings Contrivance. But the Kings Contrivance robbery - described by police in a single sentence - was far from routine. It actually was an undercover police sting that went bad, targeting a Columbia resident and suspected Bloods gang member known as "Bloody Mike. " Documents filed more recently in federal court in Baltimore say a police informant was pistol-whipped and robbed in an apartment building while making an undercover gun buy - an isolated crime, but one that gives a glimpse into violent gangs and their reach into the suburbs.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
A Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot a Maryland motorist who attacked the officer during an accident investigation on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday night. The officer found Daryl Jerome Berry, 45, of Columbia, arguing with another motorist at the scene of a collision that occurred just before 9 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County. Berry approached the officer with two aggressive Rottweiler dogs and then hit the officer repeatedly with a flashlight, police said.
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