* Hickory Ridge: 10300 block of Hickory Ridge Road: Someone entered a storage area between Feb. 23 and Feb. 28 while the residents were away, then cut a hole in a wall leading into a bedroom. Electronic equipment, jewelry and a handgun were stolen.
* Harper's Choice: 5000 block of Southern Star Terrace: A 1991 Chevrolet Blazer was stolen between Feb. 23 and Feb. 24. The Virginia license plates are HSI-930.
* Town Center: 5300 block of Smooth Meadow Way: A 16-year-old Columbia youth was charged with auto theft after he was allegedly seen trying to steal a 1986 GMC Safari at 10 a.m. Thursday.