Woman assaulted by man she told police was stealing downspouts [Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible.

A 67-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed of her cellphone on Dec. 22 by two men she told police she saw steal a neighbor's downspouts, police reports state. At 2:45 p.m., the woman saw two white men taking the downspouts and confronted them at which point one of the men grabbed her and stole her phone, the reports said. The pair then fled in a light blue hatchback station wagon and the phone was recovered in the 7100 block of Bellona Avenue, police report. One of the men was described as white, between 18-20 years old, 115 pounds, 5-feet 7-inches tall, with dark shaggy hair and beard, police report.



Pennsylvania Avenue, unit block, Dec. 24 2 a.m. Men assaulted and robbed a 23-year-old man of his wallet.


York Road, 6700 block, Dec. 25 between 4:30 a.m. and 4:33 a.m. Someone pried open a door at Austin Pharmacy and stole cash from register.

York Road, 100 block, between Dec. 24 8 p.m. and Dec. 25 2:30 p.m. Cash stolen from safe at American Legion Towson. Forced entry.

North Charles Street, 6300 block, between Dec. 22 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Three copper downspouts stolen from house. Owner heard banging but thought nothing of it.

Blenheim Road, 6800 block, between Dec. 19 11:30 p.m. and Dec. 20 4:30 p.m. Gray 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with Ohio tag FXE5113 stolen.


Firefly Circle, unit block, Dec. 23 8 a.m. Three juveniles were arrested after entering vacant apartment.

Pickett Road, 1500 block, between Sept. 2 1 a.m. and Dec. 17 noon. Cash, revolver and credit cards reported stolen while resident was on long-term trip.



Wadsworth Bridge Way,unit block, Dec. 24 between 1 and 1:30 p.m. A UPS package was stolen from front porch.

York Road, 9700 block, Dec. 22 2:17 a.m. Someone attempted unsuccessfully to enter Padonia Auto Center.


Treherne Road, 200 block, between Dec. 18 1 p.m. and Dec. 19 1 p.m. A package was stolen from yard.

Breezy Tree Court, unit block, Dec. 19 noon. Clothing and jewelry stolen from residence.

Cranbrook Road, 600 block, Dec. 22 between 3:45 and 4:20 p.m. Several juveniles discovered living in vacant apartment for several days.


Windy Falls Way, unit block, between Dec. 17 9 a.m. and Dec. 19 7:25 p.m. Residence door kicked in; phone and game system among items stolen.

Clubhouse Road, 300 block, between Nov. 7 midnight and Dec. 5 1 p.m. Box trailer containing drone wings and payload cameras stolen from property. Several items recovered in Anne Arundel County.