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Motorists assaulted on Route 1 in Elkridge [Crime Log]

6:00 AM EDT, April 8, 2014

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The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.

Elkridge/Jessup

Patuxent Road, 8300 block, 2:51 a.m. April 6. Entry gained to Sunbelle Produce by breaking front glass window. Television stolen.

Old Washington Road and Route 1, 9:20 p.m. April 5. Disabled Chevrolet van in roadway struck from behind by Toyota van. Subjects in Chevy van exited truck and assault driver in Toyota van. Passengers in third car that stopped to call 911 were also assaulted by Chevy occupants. Chevy occupants took phones from Toyota Driver and passerby and threw them into woods Steven Lorenzo Austin, 18, of Washington, D.C., was charged with five counts of assault, two counts of theft and one count of robbery. Jeremy Lamonz Austin, 23, of Washington, D.C., was charged with robbery, theft and five counts of assault.

Pocomoke Avenue, 7800 block, 10:30 p.m. April 2. Victims approached by two while walking. One grabbed one of victims, displayed knife and demanded money. Cash stolen. No injuries. Dominique Harris, 22, of Jessup, charged with robbery, armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, and theft. Unidentified juvenile male, 17, of Hanover, charged with robbery, armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, and theft.

Pirch Way, 6600 block, 11:32 p.m. March 31. Three unknown subjects, two armed with handguns, attempted to burglarize residence. No entry gained. Subjects fled. Investigation continues.

Savage/North Laurel

Stebbing Way, 9100 block, 1:40 a.m. April 2. Unknown person, armed with handgun, approached victim. Person searched victim's pockets. Nothing stolen.

Covered Wagon Drive, 9700 block, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 2. Entry gained to residence via unlocked window. Electronics stolen.

Mary Lee Lane, 8300 block, between 7:40 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 31. Entry gained to residence by forcing open rear sliding door. Jewelry and electronics stolen.

Lynn Buff Court, 9500 block, 2:10 a.m. March 27. Entry gained to business storage container via unknown means. Robert Oliff, 51, of Laurel, charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary and Daniel Napier, 33, of Laurel, charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary.

Clarksville/Fulton

Clarksville Pike, 13900 block, between 12 p.m. and 3:55 p.m. April 1. Entry gained to residence via unlocked door. Electronics, several guns stolen.

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