The following is compiled from Howard police reports.
Henkels Lane, 8900 block, 3:26 a.m. April 1. Officers responding to an alarm discovered a stolen van backed up to the front of Tools & Accessories Corporation with the engine running and the door open. The front door glass windows to the business were smashed out and a chain had been attached to the door and the bumper of the van. It appears after that attempt to open the door failed, the van was backed into the door. Several display tools were missing from the front of the business.
Glen Hannah Drive, 10600 block, 2:50 a.m. March 29. Three unknown men wearing masks, and one armed with a handgun, accosted the victim entering his residence. The victim was forced inside his residence where the men stole his wallet, cell phone and laptop computer. After being asked for more money, the victim was struck on the side of the head with the handgun. The victim's wallet, minus cash, was located in the backyard.
Washington Boulevard, 10100 block, between 2 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. March 27. A rock was thrown through the front door glass of Apna Bazaar to gain entry. Indian movies, pressure cookers and frying pans stolen.
Swing Court, 6600 block, between 10:30 p.m. March 25 and 9 a.m. March 26. Entry made to residence via porch. No pry marks observed. A cell phone, checkbook and bank statements stolen. Bank statements recovered in the 7300 block of Guilford Road.
If you have any further information about these crimes, call Howard County police at 410-313-2200. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.