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Delivery Driver Robbed in Columbia: Howard County Crime Reports

This information is supplied by the Howard County Police Department.

Columbia

Robbery

Police say on Feb. 23 at about 9:20 p.m. a pizza delivery driver was confronted by two people – one with a gun – on the 6300 block of Windharp Way. The robbers stole cash, a wallet and cell phone, according to police, then assaulted the driver and fled.

Ellicott City 

Commercial burglary

Police say someone entered the main door of the building on 8167 Main Street on Feb. 23 between 6 and 10 p.m. then smashed the glass doorway entrance to Sweet Cascades candy shop. Once inside the business, according to police, the burglar took a cash register, a jar containing money and a laptop computer. Police later arrested the Ellicott City man after he was reported by a real estate agent as having broken into a nearby home. He faces fourth-degree burglary.

Sometime between 10 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 6:50 the next morning, police say someone broke into the Amerigas on the 10000 block of Baltimore National Pike. There were no signs of forced entry, according to police; cash from a cash box and two laptops were reported stolen.

Sometime between 5 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 10 a.m. the next day, someone broke into Cherry Hill Construction, also on the 10000 block of Baltimore National Pike, and entered three work trucks, according to police. Copper welding lead was reported stolen. Police say at least five trailers were also broken into, but they do not know if anything was stolen. There were no signs of forced entry onto the property, but police say force was used to enter the trucks. 

Residential burglary

A real estate agent entered a home on the 3600 block of Fels Lane on Feb. 24 at about 11:45 a.m. to find an unknown man in the home, according to police. The man left after the agent confronted him, police said. A man matching the description given by the agent was found nearby and police say he had property on him from Sweet Cascades, which had been burglarized earlier in the day. The 25-year-old Ellicott City man was arrested on a fourth-degree burglary charge.

On Feb. 23, a resident reported that someone had entered an unlocked door to a detached garage on the 4800 block of Country Court and stolen a 12-gauge shotgun, a .38 caliber Colt replica revolver and a credit card. Cash was also reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle. 

Elkridge

Robbery

One person was sent to University of Maryland Shock Trauma after an attempt to pay for sex went wrong, according to Howard County Police.

On Feb. 22, just after 9:30 p.m., police say two women picked up the victim and brought him to a hotel on the 6700 block of Dorsey Road. The victim’s intention, according to police, was to pay for sex.

Once at the hotel the two women, one of whom was an acquaintance of the victim, left the hotel room briefly, and then returned with a man, according to police. They assaulted and robbed the victim; he had to be taken to Shock Trauma for a head injury. Police say they are investigating.

On Feb. 22 at about 7:30 p.m., police say a victim was meeting with someone he met on Craigslist to buy an iPad on the 5500 block of Waterloo Road. When they met, police say the seller was in a vehicle with another male passenger. The victim and the seller went to the trunk of the seller’s vehicle to get the iPad when, according to police, the seller punched the victim and threw him on the ground while the passenger went to the victim’s car. Cash, a cell phone and the victim’s vehicle registration and insurance cards were reported stolen.

Commercial burglary

Police say someone broke the glass to the front door of Domino’s Pizza on the 6600 block of Meadowridge Center Drove on Feb. 22 sometime between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Cash was reported stolen from the register.

Residential burglary

Someone forced open the front door to a home on the 5500 block of Landing Road on Feb. 22 at about 12:30 p.m., according to police. Two lock boxes containing miscellaneous documents were reported stolen.

Clarksville

Residential burglary

Police say a Clarksville resident found his car window smashed after leaving church on Feb. 24, at about 10:15 a.m. The victim’s garage door opener was missing, according to police. When he returned home to the 6400 block of Haviland Mill Road, the resident found someone had entered the garage door, then entered the house through an unlocked interior door, according to police. The residence had been ransacked, according to police, and jewelry boxes and a pillow case were reported stolen from the master bedroom. 

Someone kicked in the back door to a home on the 1600 block of Eternal Ocean Place on Feb. 22 between 8 a.m. and 2:20 p.m., according to police. Money was reported stolen. 

 Jessup

Commercial burglary

Sometime between 3 p.m. on Feb. 23 and 6:30 a.m. the next day, police say someone broke the front window to Kay’s Diner on the 8200 block of Preston Court. A cash register was reported stolen.

Someone cut a hole through the fence surrounding Diamond Electric on the 8400 block of Washington Boulevard on Feb. 22 at about 8 p.m., according to police. A padlock to a trailer was damaged and the burglar entered the trailer, but police say they do not know if anything was stolen.

Laurel

Robbery

Police say on Feb. 24 at about 3 a.m., a man displaying a weapon approached two people on the 9600 block of Canterbury Riding. The man demanded their wallets, according to police, and the two victims complied. The burglar checked their wallets, found no money, then threw the wallets to the ground and fled toward Whiskey Bottom Road, according to police.

The robber is described as a white male, 5-foot-7-to-5-foot-10 inches tall, weighing about 155 lbs. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and had a revolver-styled handgun. 

That same day, someone called police at about 3:30 a.m. and said he had been robbed on the 9000 block of Canterbury Riding by someone wearing a ski mask and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

On Feb. 24 at about 3 a.m., someone was walking from the parking lot in front of his home on the 9100 block of Tumbleweed Run when a male with a bandanna over his face confronted him with a gun and demanded money, according to police. The victim complied and was then directed by the robber to run back toward his car, according to police. The victim turned and ran, police said, and did not see where the robber went.

The robber is described as a black male with a thin build, a hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a handgun. He had a bandanna over his face.

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