Two Break-ins at Ellicott City Businesses: Howard County Crime Roundup

The following information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

Ellicott City: Commercial Break-In

Between 10 p.m. on Aug. 30 and 5 a.m. the following day, an unknown number of suspects forced open the front door of Leelynn’s Restaurant, on the 9400 block of Old Annapolis Road, stealing cash from a safe, ATM and lottery machine. The same suspect-or suspects-then broke through the wall into Allview Liquors and stole cash from a safe.

Elkridge: Commercial Break-In

Shortly before 8 a.m. on Sept. 1, an unknown number of suspects entered a business on the 6700 block of Business Parkway, stealing property from offices.

Columbia: Break-In

Between 8 p.m. on Aug. 30 and 6:50 a.m. the following day, an unknown number of suspects entered the garage of a residence on the 10800 block of Beech Creek Drive, stealing a cell phone, GPS unit and cash from two vehicles.

Columbia: Break-In

Between 8:30 a.m. and 5:10 p.m. on Aug. 31, an unknown number of suspects broke a rear window and entered a residence on the 9500 block of Angelina Circle, stealing jewelry and a video game system.

Columbia: Break-In

Between Aug. 20 and Aug. 31, an unknown number of suspects forced open a window and entered a vacant residence on the 6400 block of Autumn Gold Court.

Columbia: Vehicle Theft

Between 6 p.m. on Aug. 30 and 6:22 a.m. the following day, a tan 2006 Volkswagen Jetta with Maryland tags 6FXE47 was stolen from a residence on the 10700 block of Cordage Walk.

Laurel: Commercial Break-In

Shortly after 4 a.m. on Sept. 1, an unknown number of suspects broke a front glass door of La Palapa, on the 7500 block of Montpelier Road.

Laurel: Commercial Break-In

Shortly before 5 a.m. on Sept. 1, an unknown number of suspects broke a side window and entered the Chic-Fil-A on the 10900 block of Johns Hopkins Road, stealing cash from the registers.

For questions about this blotter, e-mail brian.hooks@patch.com.

william bittner September 03, 2011 at 12:46 AM
no police protection here,,,,seems they are all out running roadblocks looking for drunk drivers.....there is no money to be had for catching crooks only big bucks for catching drunk drivers.....do you really think the police care about our safety....
Phil Lord September 03, 2011 at 01:11 PM
While break ins are a nuisance and disruption, drunk drivers KILL people--ask my brother whose fiance was killed by a drunk driver in California, or my other brother in MD who was almost killed in a head on collision in Baltimore County and had his life forever altered because of another drunk driver. That's two events in one family. YES I think police care about our safety, but protection of property doesn't come with a guarantee. And if one life is saved on the roads, then the price is worth it.
william bittner September 03, 2011 at 01:19 PM
evidently you have never heard of home invasions, people are actually killed. The police spend time where the county and state can gain financially...speed traps, road blocks, moving violations there is no money to be made looking for home invasion and burglary suspects.
Phil Lord September 03, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Yes, believe it or not, I am aware of home invasions, but are you suggesting that we post a police officer in front of everyone's door. Stop oversimplifying by trying to paint the police as purely revenue officers. If you obey speed limits, even exceeding by a generous number of miles per hour, you DO NOT get ticketed. I do not like being ticketed any more than the next person, but I also do not care to be tailgated, cut off, or passed on the right by someone doing 20+ over the limit who treats the highway as their personal speedway. If you want to sanction that sort of driver behavior because you believe the police should not waste time ticketing those sorts of drivers, then good luck.
william bittner September 03, 2011 at 01:47 PM
What would make you think I was suggesting that a police officer be posted in front of every home....just make their presence in the community show more often. I haven't had a ticket in more than 15 years. I do not sanction drivers who do not obey the laws, but the street patrols are a thing of the past,,,it all comes down to money. Officers are told to increase their ticketing, none were told to beef up residential patrols.


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