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

Ellicott City


Governors Run, 8300 block, 2:56 p.m. Nov. 11. Two people seen running away from vacant home. Officers found two juveniles who admitted to entering home through a window.


Bonnie View Lane, 5800 block, 4:42 p.m. Nov. 16. Entry gained to residence via unknown means. Wine and gold-plated items stolen.

Old Washington Road, 5900 block, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 12. Entry gained to residence via broken window. Handgun stolen.

West County

Paternal Gift Drive, 13500 block, between 9:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 1:15 a.m. Nov. 12. Victim returned home and placed two large bags of clothes, pot and pan set and Apple iPad on the floor next to garage door. When she returned, all items were missing. Garage door was left open.

Barnsley Way, 11200 block, between 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and 7 a.m. Nov. 11. New, uninstalled dishwasher missing from construction site.

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