The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.
Cliffside Trail and Silver Arrows Way, 8:05 p.m. Aug. 26. Juvenile victim collecting money for school fundraiser assaulted by group of teens. Phone and money stolen. Two juveniles arrested.
In other news from the Crime Log:
Gracious End Court, 9000 block, between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Entry gained to second floor apartment by cutting screen and shattering window. Computers, watches, basketball shoes, jeans and shorts stolen.
Tamar Drive, 8800 block, between Aug. 7 and Aug. 21. Maintenance checking on vacant apartment found rear sliding door unsecured. No signs of forced entry. Bicycle, cigarette butts, chewed gum and assorted candies located inside apartment. Fire extinguisher powder also found in apartment.
Swansfield Road, 11000 block, between 2:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Entry gained to residence via unsecured window. Computer, ring and camera stolen.
Rain Dream Hill, between 12:30 p.m. and 6:58 p.m. Aug. 21. Entry gained by smashing rear sliding glass door. Master bedroom ransacked. Jewelry, multiple bags of coins and quarter collection stolen. Victim advised three men came to house and knocked on door day prior. Victim didn't answer but observed one looking under mat before leaving.
Clarksville Pike, 12100 block, between 8 p.m. Aug. 20 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 21. River Hill Garden Center entered with no apparent force. Safe in back storage room pried open. Cash stolen from safe. Nothing else disturbed.
High Wheels Court, 5300 block, between 10:15 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. Aug. 20. Victim left residence for less than hour. Upon return found rear sliding glass door broken. Master bedroom ransacked. TV, electronic tablet, clothing and shoes stolen.
Lightfoot Path, 5200 block, between 4 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Aug. 20. Entry gained by breaking rear sliding door. Jewelry, laptop, bottle of liquor stolen.
If you have any further information about these crimes, call Howard County police at 410-313-2200.