Bike event donates to child advocacy

The 4th Annual Great Columbia Bike Ride, sponsored by Princeton Sports and Piccolo's Ristorante, donated $1,500 to Voices for Children, a court-appointed advocacy program to assist abused and neglected children, and $1,500 to the Columbia Festival of the Arts.

The donations were made possible through the support of Hallmark Builders, Elkridge National Bank, Comcast Cable Television and Patuxent Publishing.

Piccolo's Ristorante donated surplus food from the event to Our Daily Bread, a Baltimore soup kitchen.


* Wilde Lake: 5400 block of Endicott Lane: A red and black 16-inch boys' bike was stolen between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The bike was valued at $150.

10000 block of Faulkner Ridge Circle: Someone pried open a sliding glass door between 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Apparently, no one had entered the residence, police said.

Twin Rivers-Lynx Lane: A juvenile was arrested on June 29 for pointing a pellet gun at a driver stopped at a traffic light at 12:20 a.m. Police apprehended the suspect after a description was broadcast over police radio.

* Town Center: 10300 block of Little Patuxent Pkwy.: A camcorder, a black watch, a pearl bracelet and two purses were stolen from a silver 1992 Toyota Camry between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday. The driver's side door had been pried open. All of the stolen property was valued at about $2,500, police said.

10200 block of Little Patuxent Pkwy.: A man was struck in the head from behind while standing in the parking lot of the Merriweather Post Pavilion at 10 p.m. on June 29.

The man said he did not see the suspect, police said.

10000 block of Wincopin Circle: A black 1987 Toyota 4-Runner was stolen from a parking garage between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

* Hickory Ridge: 10000 block of Charter Drive: Someone attempted to steal a 1987 Honda truck and a 1991 Ford van between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday.

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