Homeowners in River Hill, Columbia's newest village, experienced three break-ins and two attempted break-ins last week, Howard County police said.
Sgt. Steven Keller, spokesman for the Police Department, said investigators believe some of the break-ins may be related, noting that each of the incidents occurred at houses off Route 32.
The incidents include:
* A car phone and a camcorder taken from a vehicle in the 6500 block of Evening Company between Monday and Wednesday. The vehicle was parked in an unlocked garage.
* An undisclosed amount of money and a credit card were taken from a vehicle in the 6400 block of Empty Song early Thursday, police said. The vehicle also was parked in an unlocked garage.
* A credit card and an undisclosed amount of money were taken from a house in the 6500 block of Evening Company early Thursday, police said. The house's front door was unlocked.
* Window screens were cut in two homes in the 7000 block of Garden Walk early Thursday. Apparently no one entered the houses.
Harper's Choice: Harpers Farm Road and Route 108: A 1987 Chevrolet Blazer stolen from Pennsylvania was found Thursday, police said. It had been abandoned.