Howard Crime Report

The crime report is a sampling of crimes in Howard County compiled from police. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313- 3700.

East Columbia


Basket Ring Road: 9600 block, Oakland Mills. Someone entered the Serenity Center and stole jewelry and cash on June 17 or June 18.

Cradlerock Way/Swan Point Way: Owen Brown. A woman was walking her dog on a path around the lake about 9 a.m. June 22 when she heard a man say, "Excuse me ma'am." When she turned around, she saw a man exposing his genitals. She screamed, and the man ran away.


West Columbia

Harness Court: 5800 block, Hickory Ridge. Someone entered a residential garage and stole a motor scooter about 9 a.m. June 19.

Little Patuxent Parkway/West Running Brook Road: Wilde Lake. A man riding a bicycle stopped to help two other men on bicycles who pretended to need help about 1 a.m. June 22. The two men assaulted the victim and stole his wallet.

Columbia Road: 4600 block, Dorsey's Search. Police arrested two juveniles - a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl - about 12:30 a.m. June 26 in connection with the armed robbery and assault of a 15-year-old boy. Police are searching for a third suspect. The suspects stole the victim's sneakers.

Avalanche Way: 11200 block, Hickory Ridge. Someone pried open a rear window to gain entry into a home, then stole a television and video-game system between June 24 and June 27.

Ellicott City/Elkridge

Loudoun Avenue: 6000 block, Elkridge. Someone entered a construction trailer and stole a Honda generator between June 18 and June 22.

Baltimore National Pike: 9100 block, Ellicott City. A man entered a Bank of America branch about 10:30 a.m. June 28 and quietly demanded money from a teller after implying that he had a weapon. He left the bank on foot and headed toward a shopping center. A man fitting a similar description has committed similar robberies in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties since late April.


N. Laurel/Savage/Jessup

Leishear Road/Route 216: North Laurel. During a routine patrol, an officer observed two men in a car at the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. substation about 3:45 a.m. June 21. The officer attempted to question the men, but they drove away. Police began pursuing the men, who rammed a police cruiser during the chase. The men were arrested after their car ran out of gas, and one of the men was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Harry L. Purdham, 44, of Glen Burnie and Robert Morton, 46, of Baltimore were charged with burglary, assault, and fleeing and eluding police.