Columbia girl lied to police
Howard County police said they have determined that a 15-year-old Columbia girl lied about a man trying to kidnap her as she walked home from Oakland Mills High School in March.
During a follow-up interview with the girl Wednesday night, she told police that she had fabricated the attempted kidnapping report, said police, who refused to go into details.
Because she is a juvenile and was not charged, her name was not released.
On March 18, the girl told police she was approached by a late-model blue van as she walked home from school along Oakland Mills Road near Sewells Orchard Drive.
She said the driver stopped the van and asked her to get inside, but when she refused, he got out of the van and forced her inside. He implied he had a gun but never showed one, she told police.
She said she escaped when a man in another car witnessed the incident and frightened the kidnapper by blowing his horn and following the van.
* Kings Contrivance: 9700 block of Summer Park Court: A black 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. The victim
heard a car start and saw the Cavalier being driven away.
* Long Reach: 8900 block of Wetbanks Court: Someone entered an open garage between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, and stole two 12-speed men's mountain bikes, valued at $900 and $600.