According to police, a man was walking along Twin Rivers Road on Feb. 8 at about 8:35 p.m. when he noticed a minivan stop next to him. Two men got out of the van and demanded the man’s jacket and hooded sweatshirt, police said. One of the men, according to police, put a knife to the victim’s back while the other went through his pockets and stole money. The two then got back in the van and drove off, according to police.
The three men are described as:
- Driver: A black man between 20 and 30 years old with a thick brown or black beard wearing black gloves
- #2: A black man between 20 and 30 years old with a muscular build and black or brown dreadlocks. He was wearing a black ski mask and acid washed jeans
- #3: A black man between 20 and 30 years old, wearing a black ski mask, a black hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans
Police say two girls were near the movie theater on the 10300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway on Feb. 10 at about 3:35 p.m. when they saw a man in a nearby car. The man waved and, according to police, the girls thought he was motioning them to come nearer, so they began to cross the street. Then, police say, the man lifted himself off of the seat and exposed his genitals. Police are investigating whether this incident is related to a similar one a few weeks ago inside the mall.
Police say the man is white, about 60 years old and is balding. He is heavy-set and has no facial hair.
Police say someone entered a home on the 9000 block of Flamepool Way through an unlocked back door sometime between 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and 2 a.m. the next morning. Gold jewelry and cash were reported stolen.
Police say someone entered a home on the 6900 block of Knighthood Lane on Feb. 9 at about 9 p.m. and stole a laptop computer.
Police say a resident on the 7200 block of Dockside Lane returned home on Feb. 10 at about 1:50 a.m. to find a man sleeping in her bed. When police arrived, they found the man intoxicated and asleep in a second floor bedroom. The resident told police that she had seen him walking around the area earlier in the evening and that he appeared intoxicated. The man, a 55-year-old from Beverly, Mass., was charged with fourth-degree burglary.
Someone entered a home on the 3600 block of Macalpine Road sometime between Jan. 15 and Feb. 8, according to police. There were no signs of forced entry, police said; coins were reported stolen from the master bedroom.
Someone broke the glass in the back doors of a home on the 10200 block of Globe Drive on Feb. 8 between 4:40 and 9:55 p.m. according to police, then reached through and unlocked the door. Police say the burglar went through the master bedroom and other areas of the house. A filing cabinet containing cash and receipts was pried open and a safe was stolen, according to police.
Police say someone broke the glass in a back door of a home on the 8400 block of Roberts Road on Feb. 10 between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Two safes, one containing jewelry, coins and documents, were reported stolen.
Residential burglary/attempted burglary
Someone entered a home on the 5900 block of Setter Drive on Feb. 9 between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., according to police. There were no visible signs of forced entry. Police say a television, antique box, jewelry and a photograph were stolen and that the burglar tried to take another television from the living room but could not remove it from the wall. Police also said all of the bedrooms had been ransacked.
Police say someone used an outside chair to try to enter a back kitchen window to a house on the 6100 block of Hunt Club Road on Feb. 9 between 7 and 9:12 p.m. The window screen was removed and the window was partially opened but, according to police, no one got into the house and nothing was reported stolen.
Police were called to the 14000 block of Clarksville Pike on Feb. 9 at about 1:50 a.m. for a burglary in progress involving someone trying to get into the house by breaking the glass in a back door. While on the way to the home, police say they were notified of a second complaint of someone banging on the front door of another home on the same street. When police arrived, they arrested a 20-year-old Laurel man who appeared to be intoxicated and had injuries to his hands.
Police say someone gained entry to a home on the 6800 block of Koandah Gardens on Feb. 9 at about 7:05 p.m. by breaking a window, reaching in and unlocking a door. Police say once inside, he ransacked a master bedroom closet and the bathroom. The homeowner returned home with his son while the burglar was in the house, according to police. The burglar tried to run off, but the homeowner caught him and they struggled; ultimately the burglar broke free and left through the front door, according to police. Nothing was reported stolen.
The burglar is described as short, 25-30 years old, wearing a black, hooded sweatshirts, blue jeans and carrying a flash light.
Someone broke into a home on the 3700 block of Bold Ruler Court on Feb. 9 at about 8:37 p.m., according to police. The burglar broke a back window, reached in and opened the door, police said, and then ransacked a master bedroom and bathroom. Cash and jewelry were reported stolen.
Police say someone broke into a home on the 1200 block of Emmaus Road on Feb. 8 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. by breaking the back glass doors. Once inside, police say two bedrooms were ransacked and cash and jewelry were stolen.
Police say someone broke a back glass door at a house on the 10700 block of Dorchester Way on Feb. 8 at about 7:45 p.m., reached in and opened the door from the inside. Jewelry was reported stolen.
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