Thursday, February 7, 2013
Howard County Police say the picture shows a burglary in progress in the St. John's Lane neighborhood.
Howard County Police are working on closing one of about a dozen unsolved burglaries from the last year in the St. John’s Lane area. These pictures, from a resident’s home surveillance system, show a man who police say broke into a home on the 3600 block of Macalpine Road on Dec. 28, 2012. According to police, the burglar entered the home between about 7:50 and 9:30 p.m. by forcing open a back window. Once inside, the burglar ransacked the home and stole jewelry. Police are asking anyone with information about the burglary to call 410-313-STOP or using the county’s smartphone application, iWatchHowardCounty. Tips may be made anonymously. For more local news, sign up for the Ellicott City Patch newsletter . Keep the conversation going …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department.
Columbia Residential burglary According to Howard County Police, a man entered a home on the 7400 block of Setting Sun Way on Feb. 2 at about 7:45 p.m. through an unlocked door. The resident asked the man to leave several times, police said, and he eventually did. Nothing was reported stolen. Police later received a call from the Corner Stable Restaurant on the 8600 block of Guilford Road for a man who was taking his clothes off and urinating. The description matched that of the man from the Setting Sun Way. The 25-year-old Columbia man was arrested and charged with burglary, indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. Laurel Robbery A man had just withdrawn money at an ATM and was getting out of his car on the 9000 block of Canterbury …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Police will have an increased presence on the road "after the Ravens win" Sunday's match.
A great Super Bowl party usually involves a big television, lots of food and, in the case of a Ravens' party, probably some adult beverages. Howard County Police know that. Chief William McMahon said in a statement released by the police department, “We want people to have a great time and celebrate. We just ask that you designate a driver before you drink alcohol.” Howard County police will be on “saturation patrol” after, the statement read, “the Ravens’ Super Bowl win.” The increased presence will work to keep impaired drivers off the road on what is “one of the deadliest days across the nation for alcohol related traffic crashes,” the statement said, citing to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). “Super Bowl Sunday is always a …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Police say the suspect went to the store a few hours before returning to rob it.
Police are looking for a man in connection with the second robbery of the same Howard County gas station in a less than a month. A reward of up to $500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Police responded to a reported robbery at the Exxon gas station on the 8200 block of Snowden River Parkway in Columbia at about 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 19. Investigators say a man entered the business wearing a yellow bandanna covering his face, showed a knife and demanded money. Police say the clerk gave the money to the man, who also took several cartons of cigarettes before leaving, getting into the passenger side of a waiting vehicle. Surveillance footage shows the same man had entered the store about three hours prior to the robbery …
Monday, January 28, 2013
One 13-year-old, two 14-year-olds and a 17-year-old are believed to be involved with a string of burglaries that began in November, police said.
Four Columbia teens were charged this week in a string of 16 commercial burglaries at Howard County businesses, including a recent jewelry store burglary in which a neighboring business had its wall sledgehammered to gain entry. Of those charged, one is 13-years-old, two are 14, and one is 17, according to police. Police said the juveniles colluded with Charles Rodriguez, a 24-year-old Columbia man, who was charged with selling their stolen merchandise after one of the incidents. Police said they believe the teens are responsible for a Jan. 22 burglary in which the suspects broke a back window at Concentra Urgent Care on Dobbin Road, then sledgehammered through a wall of the business to enter J&D Jewelry, where they stole an undetermined…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Frederick County sheriff's office said injuries to a teen shot and killed by deputies indicated he was aiming a shotgun at them.
The Frederick County sheriff's office told the Frederick News-Post last week that injuries to the hands of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies earlier this month show the man was pointing a shotgun at the time he was killed. At the time of the shooting, sheriff's deputies were serving a Howard County Police search warrant related to a Mt. Airy home invasion in which one suspect was allegedly armed with a shotgun. The News-Post reported that police said the shotgun's pump action and stock were damaged and the weapon was loaded, with a round in the chamber, when 19-year-old Daniel Vail was killed inside his Mt. Airy home. Howard County police said the other two suspects in the home invasion have not been arrested as of …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The new officers were sworn in Thursday night.
The three women and 20 men of Police Academy 37 were sworn in at Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia Wednesday night by Howard County Clerk of Court Wayne Robey. "You are going to be asked to run toward trouble when others run away. You are going to see the worst that people can do to each other," Howard County Police Chief William McMahon told the graduates. "Don't be afraid to be heroes." The graduating class of Police Academy 37:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The 18-year-old remains in critical condition but has been moved to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
A Sykesville teen pulled from a burning car Friday by a Howard County police officer has been released from Shock Trauma, according to the Howard County Times. Casey Marie Bellofatto, 18, was rescued from the burning car by Cpl. Craig Ream, an 11-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department. Ream was on his way to work on Rt. 97 in Carroll County when he came upon the two-vehicle accident at 3 a.m. on Jan. 11. As previously reported on Patch, Ream crawled under the hood of Bellofatto's burning Toyota Corolla and squeezed himself through a small opening to pull the teenager to safety. Bellofatto was released from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Monday, and, according to an article in the Howard County Times she was …
Monday, January 14, 2013
This information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department.
Ellicott City Residential burglary Someone smashed a sliding door at 10200 Wetherburn Road on Jan. 12 at about 5:52 p.m., according to police. The burglar pulled a vent and alarm siren off of the wall and ransacked several rooms, police said. Jewelry from the master bedroom was reported stolen. Someone forced open a basement window on the 9100 block of Dunloggin Road on Jan. 13 between 4 and 10 p.m. according to police. Cash and jewelry were reported stolen. Columbia Indecent exposure Police say several young girls did not notice a man in the Columbia Mall with his pants unzipped, exposing himself on Jan. 13 at about 2:30 p.m. A witness saw the man following the girls, however, and called police. Police said they could not locate the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Deputies were serving a warrant related to a Jan. 8 home invasion in Mt. Airy, in western Howard County.
Frederick County sheriff's deputies shot and killed 19-year-old Daniel Vail on Thursday morning while serving a warrant related to a Howard County home invasion in Mt. Airy, according to a police account. The deputies were assisting Howard County Police who had issued a warrant for Vail, of Mt. Airy, who was suspected to be involved with a Jan. 8 home invasion in Mt. Airy. The Jan. 8 home invasion, which occurred in the Howard County portion of Mt. Airy, involved three masked men, armed with a baseball bat and a shotgun, who demanded money from two male victims at a residence near the 600 block of Long Corner Road, according to Howard County police. No one was injured during the home invasion, but police believe the incident may be drug …