An Ellicott City man escaped injury when he confronted a robber with a knife in his bedroom Monday afternoon, Howard County police said.
John Hecht, of the 3600 block of Morning View Court, had just gone back into his home about 3:50 p.m. after mowing grass and found a man inside, police said.
The man -- who apparently had entered through an unlocked rear door -- flashed his weapon, ordered Mr. Hecht out of his way and ran from the home, taking an undetermined amount of cash, police said.
The robber was described as a white male, about 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, wearing a baseball cap.
Orioles catcher Greg Zaun to attend Patapsco assembly
Orioles catcher Greg Zaun will congratulate students at Patapsco Middle School in Ellicott City at a 10 a.m. assembly today for surpassing their fund-raising goal.
Students were trying to raise at least $21,310 -- in honor of Cal Ripken Jr. breaking Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130 consecutive games -- through the sale of magazine subscriptions. The most recent total shows the students had raised more than $24,000.
Money from the fund-raiser, which ends Friday, will be used for school and PTA activities.
Group to meet Saturday for conversation in Chinese
The Chinese Conversation Center will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peking Garden Restaurant, 9445 U.S. 40 in Ellicott City.
Ellicott City: 800 block of Marriottsville Road: A generator and chain saw were taken from a storage shed Saturday or Sunday.
Ellicott City: 9200 block of Old Frederick Road: A saw was taken from a home's detached garage Saturday or Sunday, police said.
Ellicott City: 7900 block of Rustling Bark Court: A black 1989 Honda Accord LX with Maryland tags I12JUMP was stolen Saturday morning, police said.