* Ellicott City: 9000 block of Town and Country Blvd.: Someone tried to steal a 1987 Chevrolet S-10 truck Tuesday, but fled when its alarm sounded, police said.
In the same block Wednesday, a videocassette recorder,
compact discs, jewelry, a suitcase and a gym bag were stolen after a burglar pried open a home's rear sliding glass door. Neighbors told police they saw a 6-foot-tall, white male with brown wavy hair wearing a green and blue plaid shirt and light-colored pleated pants in the area.
5700 block of Main St.: Police said a "cat burglar" entered a home through a rear kitchen window Tuesday night, but fled when the residents awoke.
* Elkridge: 400 block of Joetta Drive: Someone pried loose five window screens from a home Tuesday, but police said there was no sign of entry.