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Elkridge Man Forced to Drive Burglars to His Home: Crime Roundup

This information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department.

Elkridge

Robbery

On Nov. 13 at about 4:10 p.m., an Elkridge man was in Baltimore when he was forced into his car by a two men - one with a gun - and told to direct them to his home and get money, according to police. The man arrived at his home on the 5900 block of Autumn Spell where the two stole money, according to police.  The two then left in the victim’s vehicle. One of the two men struck the victim, cutting him near his eye, police said.

The men are described as:

  • Thin build, short with a medium complexion. He had a gun.
  • Thin build, about 6-feet-tall with freckles. 

Commercial burglary

When a police officer arrived at the 7300 block of Washington Boulevard in response to an alarm at Inter Connect Electronics at about 2 a.m. on Nov. 14, the officer saw someone running away from the building. The officer chased the person, but he ran into a dark-colored sedan. 

An off-duty officer saw a suspicious vehicle leaving the Best Western parking lot on Dorsey Road and police stopped the vehicle at the Anne Arundel County Line. The officer who had responded to the initial alarm identified the passenger as the person who was running from the building. 

Police said they found several large spools of copper and communication wire in the back seat of the car.  Police arrested a 20- and a 25-year-old, both from Camp Springs. The two face burglary, theft and malicious destruction charges.

Glenelg 

A resident returned home to the 3500 block of Snow Chief Road on Nov. 13 to find glass from the back door on the kitchen floor, according to police. No one entered the home.

Columbia

Robbery

. Police say the victim was walking on the lakefront side when two people approached him, asking for a cigarette. Then, according to police, they stole the victim’s iPhone and wallet. They did not display or imply weapons.

The suspects are described as:

  • Male in his early 20s, wearing a black jacket, white shoes and carrying a blue and black backpack. 
  • Male in his early 20s with a goatee, wearing a black jacket, a beanie knit hat and black shoes.

A man was getting his mail from a mailbox on the 10400 block of Fair Oaks Drive on Nov. 14 at about 6 p.m. when three people approached him, according to police. One of the men pointed a gun at the man’s head and demanded his wallet, police said. The victim complied and the three fled.

The suspects are described as:

  • Male between 16- and 18-years-old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foor-10, with a thin build and no facial hair. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head and displaying a gun
  • Male, between 18 -and 20-years-old with a thin build and scruffy facial hair
  • Male, between 16- and 18-years-old  with a thin build. 

Commercial burglary

Someone used a stone to break the glass in a window of Vickie’s Nails, on the 9100 block of Annapolis Road on Nov. 13 at about 7:30 p.m., according to police. Cash and a laptop and tablet computer were reported stolen.  

On Nov. 5 at about 1 a.m., someone tried to enter Fiesta Restaurant, on the 8800 block of Center Park Drive, by smashing the front door with a large stone, according to police. No entry was gained.

Residential burglary

A resident returned home on Nov. 14 to find open the back sliding door to a home on the 8900 block of Blade Green Lane, according to police. The victim said the door had been locked and secured with a charley bar when he left. Nothing was reported missing.

Clarksville 

Commercial burglary

Police say someone threw a rock through the front glass door of River Hill Garden Center on the 12100 block of Clarksville Pike sometime late on the night of Nov. 12 or early on the morning of Nov. 13.

The burglar took a safe from the store, according to police, and tried using various tools to open it before taking it off the nursery’s property with a skid mover from a nearby parking lot. Police say two company trucks were also vandalized. The safe was found on the 107000 block of Scaggsville Road.

Residential burglary

Someone entered a home on the 6500 block of Ballymore Lane through the garage early on the morning of Nov. 13, according to police. An interior door was unlocked, and there was no sign of forced entry. According to police, the burglar took money and a wallet. 

According to police, someone smashed a back kitchen window of a home on the 1800 block of Linden Chapel Road on Nov. 13 sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. The burglar stole jewelry and a laptop, according to police.

Laurel

Residential burglary 

On Nov. 12 at about 10:40 a.m. someone tried to enter a home on the 9200 block of Old Scaggsville Road by cutting window screens, according to police. That didn’t work, police said, so the person kicked in a door that led to the kitchen. A resident heard the noise and the burglar fled. The resident didn’t report anything stolen.

Someone stole a motorcycle from a home on the 10500 block of Scaggsville, Road according to police. The victim didn’t know when the theft occurred. He said he’d last seen the motorcycle in mid-October. There was no sign of forced entry.

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David Carrington November 17, 2012 at 05:43 PM
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