Howard County and Columbia crime log

The following is compiled from police reports. Descriptions of perpetrators are included only when the description makes identification possible.

East Columbia

Berger Road, 9200 block, May 16. Tags stolen from vehicle.


Broken Land Parkway, 9800 block, April 30-May 11. Entry gained to business on two occasions by forcing open a door. Nothing was reported stolen.

Wingborne Court, 5400 block, May 10. Various items stolen from a detached garage and a porch.


Lambskin Lane, 9000 block, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 9. Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was located in Elkridge and a person was arrested.

Dockside Lane, 7200 block, May 8-9. Various items stolen from vehicle.

West Columbia

Little Patuxent Parkway, 12100 block, May 13. 2008 Toyota Avalon stolen.

Little Patuxent Parkway, 10300 block, 6:52 p.m. May 10. A man reported a male in a vehicle had displayed a handgun. Police followed the lead, located the vehicle and discovered a loaded handgun inside. Police arrested the driver.



Deep Run Parkway, 6600 block, May 15. 2018 gray Honda Accord, tags 6EC9359, stolen.

Paragon at Columbia Overlook Apartments, 8100 block of Robinson Jefferson Drive, 6:38 a.m. May 14. Police responded to a report of two people who had entered the leasing office through an unsecured window. Police located the people and arrested them.

Washington Boulevard, 7300 block, May 13. Catalytic converter stolen.

Gatewood Drive, 8400 block, May 13. 2016 black Hyundai Tucson stolen.

Assateague Drive, 7600 block, May 11. Grocery store merchandise stolen from vehicle.

Washington Boulevard, 6200 block, May 8. Prescription medication stolen from vehicle.

Ellicott City

Trotters Chase, 8000 block, May 11. Wallet stolen from vehicle.

Sunset Drive, 8300 block, May 7-11. Entry gained to a residence under construction. Copper piping and other items stolen.


Washington Boulevard, 9200 block, 5:01 p.m. May 17. A man reported, as he was exiting his parked vehicle, he was approached by a man with a gun demanding the vehicle. The victim complied and the assailant fled in his vehicle, a 2017 Jaguar F-Type. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing.

Horsham Drive and Chippenham Drive, 6:30 p.m. May 14. A teenage boy reported three acquaintances assaulted him and stole his cellphone. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing.

Bluebell Way, 10000 block, May 11-12. Various items stolen from vehicle.

Wincopia Farms Way, 10000 block, May 11-12. Various items stolen from vehicle.

Washington Boulevard, 9800 block, 6:03 p.m. May 9. A motel employee reported that a male approached the counter and demanded money. The male then jumped the counter and stole cash before fleeing in a vehicle. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing.

North 2nd Street, 10000 block, 5:29 p.m. May 9. Cash and phone stolen from vehicle.

Tiger Lily Path, 9700 block, May 7-8. Various items stolen from multiple vehicles.

Mountain Laurel Way, 9700 block, May 7-8. Wallets stolen from vehicle.

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