Balcony-Climbing Burglar: Crime Roundup
The following information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department.
Someone entered the construction area of Atholton High School between Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 according to police. The burglars got in through a temporary fence and stole copper wiring and piping from an addition to the school, damaging the building, according to police. Electric tools were also reported stolen from unlocked toolboxes.
Police say that someone pried off a kitchen window screen to a home on the 6100 block of Good Hunter’s Ride sometime between Nov. 14 and Nov. 16. The burglar entered through the window, which was unlocked and stole jewelry, cash, a laptop and a pillowcase, according to police.
Sometime between Nov. 15 and Nov. 16, someone entered an unlocked, back sliding door to a home on the 6400 block of Sunset Light, according to police. A television, a laptop and a purse were reported stolen.
A handgun was stolen from a home on the 8300 block of Painted Rock Road on the evening of Nov. 16, according to police. The burglar entered by forcing the screen off of a second floor window, police said.
Someone entered a home on the 6800 block of Bugledrum Way on Nov 16 and stole a laptop, according to police.
Burglars crawled through the doggy door of a home on the 6400 block of Skyward Court on the night of Nov. 16, according to police. A purse and jewelry were reported stolen.
On the evening of Nov. 16, someone broke into a home through a back window on the 7400 block of 1st League, according to police. Jewelry was reported stolen.
A resident at a home on the 5400 block of Ring Dove Lane heard a noise downstairs at about 2 p.m. on Nov. 16. The resident went to investigate and noticed that a back sliding door was unlocked and the blinds were askew but nothing appeared missing. When the kids returned home from school, according to police, they noticed the PlayStation, controllers and a video game were missing.
Nothing was reported stolen but someone smashed a back sliding door to a home on the 7400 block of Sea Change on Nov. 17 between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., according to police.
Police say someone used a rock to smash a back window at Pro Nails on the 6000 block of University Boulevard sometime between late on the night of Nov. 14 and early on the morning of Nov. 15. Cash was reported missing.
According to police, on Nov. 15 someone broke a side window to a home on the 11900 block of Hampstead Green Road and entered the home. Jewelry, cash and two watches were reported stolen.
Sometime between 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 4 a.m. the next day, someone climbed to the second floor balcony of an apartment on the 3200 block of Wheaton Way, according to police. The burglar then removed the sliding glass door handle, police say, entered the apartment and stole cash.
On Nov. 16, someone entered a house on the 3900 block of St. John’s Lane at about 8 p.m. through an unlocked basement window, according to police. Residents reported jewelry, prescription medication, a passport, sterling silverware and a pillowcase stolen.
Police say someone broke the glass pane to the door of a home on the 3900 block of Nelson House Road between Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. The burglar reached in and unlocked the deadbolt, then stole cash and jewelry, according to police.
Someone entered the Flea Market on the 7500 block of Washington Boulevard through the roof early on the morning of Nov. 16, according to police. Nothing was reported stolen.
Police say someone threw a rock through the plate glass window of the Elkridge Athletic Club early on the morning of Nov. 16. A safe containing cash was reported stolen from the office.
Late on the night of Nov. 17 someone pried open a back door at World Class Auto Parts on the 7400 block of Washington Boulevard, according to police. The burglars cut phone lines and, according to police, stole money from the cash registers.
Sometime between the evening of Nov. 15 and the next morning, someone entered Crazy Ray’s, on the 8100 block of Washington Boulevard, and stole dozens of catalytic converters, according to police.
Police say someone smashed a hole in a back door to a home on the 6400 block of Erin Drive on the evening of Nov. 15. Bedrooms were ransacked, according to police, but nothing was reported missing.
Also on Nov. 15, someone smashed a hole in a sliding glass door on a house on the 11900 block of Evening Court, according to police. Jewelry was reported stolen from the home.
On Nov. 15, someone used a brick from the patio of a home on the 6800 block of Creekside Road to smash a back door to the house, according to police. An empty safe and a folder with personal documents were reported stolen.
Someone broke a back glass door to a home on the 6200 block of Heather Glen Way on Nov. 18, according to police. Jewelry was reported stolen.
Sometime between July 7 and Nov. 18, someone stole jewelry from the master bedroom of another home on the 6200 block of Heather Glen Way, according to police. Investigators don’t know how the burglar got into the home.
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