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Residents Warn of Car Break-ins

An Ellicott City sign warns local residents about a crime in the area.

Thieves, beware, residents are on to you. At least that's the case in the Dunloggin neighborhood where a big sign, on St. Johns Lane, near the intersection of Route 103, is warning people to lock their doors.

This month to date, there have been seven thefts from vehicles in Howard County Police beat A-3, not including four reported incidents in , according to police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn.

The A-3 beat encompasses an area bound by Route 108 to the south, Columbia Pike to the east, Route 40 to the north and a border that runs somewhat parallel to, and just east of Manor Lane.

In April, there were nine such incidents in beat A-3, with one of those reported in Centennial, according to police. In March, there were 14 reported car break-ins, three of those were in the park.

And on May 22, police reported that one or more suspects pried open a window at a house on the 9100 block of Northfield Road, also in the Dunloggin neighborhood, and stole jewelry, cash and electronics.

Roughy May 24, 2012 at 11:21 PM
We need to start chopping of hands at the wrist. That's the way of the land in other countries, where theft is very low, because the thieves know there are consequences. Unlike here, where they just get a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again. What a joke of a judicial system we've got.
Gina May 25, 2012 at 01:15 AM
I love this, we need one in our community too!

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