The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.
Lambskin Lane, 8900 block, 5:49 p.m. April 6. Two victims playing basketball when four nearby people began beating one victim. Victims attempted to leave and dropped a cellphone, picked up by assailant. Second victim punched, phone stolen. Four unidentified juveniles arrested and charged with robbery, assault and theft.
Hickory Log Circle, 7300 block, 6:03 p.m. April 3. Juvenile attempted to gain entry to residence by kicking in front door. No entry gained. Investigation ongoing.
Fruitgift Place, 6500 block, between 12 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. March 31. Entry gained to residence via unlocked door. Game system and shoes stolen.
If you have any further information about these crimes, call Howard County police at 410-313-2200.