* Ellicott City: 3100 block of Greenway Drive: The front door lock of a home was drilled open between Oct. 15 and Thursday while the victim was out of town. Police said they are unsure if anything was taken.
9200 block of Route 40: A would-be thief attempted to steal a 1993 Buick LeSabre Thursday from the Chatham Mall parking lot. A blue Buick Century with Maryland tags XGW767 was stolen from the lot the same day, police said.
3900 block of Walt-Ann Drive: The window of a white Dodge was smashed Wednesday or Thursday in what police describe as a random act of destruction of property.