Thursday, February 14, 2013
Police said a Burtonsville man exposed himself twice inside the Mall in Columbia.
Howard County police said they arrested and charged a Burtonsville man in two reported incidents of indecent exposure at the Mall in Columbia after a mall employee spotted the man exposing himself in the food court on Wednesday night. Police said the mall employee saw the man, identified as Steven Michael Lerer, 49, of Burtonsville, standing near the food court with a jacket covering his genital area. When the man turned, the employee saw the man fondling himself and exposing his genitals, said police. The employee reported the man to mall security, who held him until police arrived, police said. Police were then able to identify the man as the person they said was involved in a Jan. 13 incident in which a man followed a group of girls …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Developers and county officials broke ground on the mixed-use building near the Mall in Columbia on Monday morning.
Shovel-wielding development and county officials braved wet weather and gray skies to break ground on the Downtown Metropolitan Columbia on Monday morning. The groundbreaking represents the first mixed-use buildings to break ground in the Warfield area around the Mall in Columbia as part of the greater development of Downtown Columbia. "What I really liked to do is build things," said John DeWolf, senior vice president for the Howard Hughes Corp., the development firm working on the project along with Kettler and Orchard Development. "Now we get to build things." "I grew up in the planned community business," said Bob Kettler, President of Kettler. "Our role model is Jim Rouse... This is one of the best opportunities we can think of in …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Prince George's man was arrested on Monday night.
Howard County Police arrested a Prince George's County man on Monday night after he reportedly pulled a stun gun on a Mall in Columbia employee who confronted him after observing him attempt to steal watches from a display case in Lord and Taylor. The employee, a loss prevention officer, was able to kick the stun gun from the man's hand and attempted to detain him, but he escaped, according to police. Police reported they later located the suspect nearby. Michael Penny, 55, of Suitland, was arrested and charged with robbery, theft, assault, and the use of an electronic control device. Related Articles Robbers Strike Inside Columbia Mall Over Weekend New Restaurants, Stores For Mall Redevelopment L.L. Bean Store to Close in May
Monday, August 13, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Howard County police department. It does not indicate a conviction. Crimes reported between August 2 - August 10.
Robbery A man was reportedly walking toward the food court entrance of the Mall in Columbia when three males assaulted him and took his money around 9:15 a.m. on Aug. 4. Catburglarly A man reported seeing a young male crouching down and running away from his home near the 10500 block of Jason Lane when he shined a light on him after hearing noise from his second floor window at 3:14 a.m. on Aug. 10. No entry was made by the young male, but a small side basement window had been broken and a screen door cut, according to police. Commercial Breaking and Entering Someone allegedly attempted to gain entry to the manager’s office at Phelps Luck Pool by prying the door, but was unsuccessful, between 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 and 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 3…
Friday, July 13, 2012
The plan calls for an additional 43,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space to be added to the mall.
General Growth Properties' plan to add 43,500 square feet of new retail and restaurant space to the Mall in Columbia was approved unanimously by the Howard County Planning Board at their meeting on Thursday. The plan would create additional space for new tenants as well as a pedestrian connection to the Lakefront. The plan calls for the removal of 31,500 square feet of current space, which would include the L.L. Bean store, 63 parking spaces behind L.L. Bean and the Nordstrom Deck. Then the addition of 75,000 square feet of new restaurant and retail space would be added. James Whitcome, senior development director for GGP, said L.L Bean was interested in downsizing their facility and would move into a smaller store after the development is…