The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.

East Columbia

Fruitgift Place at Overheart Lane, 12:13 p.m. Feb. 26. Late reported incident. Victim threatened by juvenile with BB gun who demanded phone and shoes. Victim refused. Juvenile, of Lasting Light Way in Columbia, charged with attempted robbery.

Robert Oliver Place, 5800 block, 11:15 p.m. March 3. Man pushed victim. Stole driver's license and cash; then fled.


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Columbia Road, 5600 block, 12:30 a.m. March 2. Late reported incident. Unknown person approached victim outside residence. Purse, cash, phone and ID stolen.

 West Columbia

Swift Stream Place, 10400 block, 10:09 a.m. Feb. 28. 2012 Blue Ford Escape MD 9AN3460 stolen.

If you have any further information about these crimes, call Howard County police at 410-313-2200.