Monday, April 8, 2013
All information was provided by the Howard County Police Department.
Columbia Armed Robbery – Sonesta Suites A man entered the Sonseta Suites in the 8800 block of Columbia Parkway and pointed a gun at an employee while demanding money around 5 a.m. on April 4. The employee complied, and then the man demanded a safe be opened. At that point, a second employee walked in, unaware of the robbery in progress. The armed man took property from one of the employees and then fled the scene. Residential Burglary Someone broke into a residence in the 10300 block of Swiftstream Place through an open rear slider and stole two videogames and three pieces of luggage in the evening on April 4. Door Frame Shattered A door frame was shattered and a deadbolt defeated, according to police, after someone damaged a rear basement…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The suspect has been reportedly been stealing appliances from recently constructed homes across the county.
Authorities have released the photograph of a vehicle connected to the burglaries of at least 25 home construction sites across Prince George's County. According to police, the suspect is stealing refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, and other appliances from newly constructed homes between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. The photos were taken at the most recent burglaries on March 11 in the 1700 block of Fernwood Drive in Capitol Heights. Based on the image, police believe the vehicle is a 1998 Chevy Tahoe or Suburban with Maryland tag number 7AY000. The thefts have resulted in an estimated $400,000 in damages and stolen goods, police said. Sites in Bowie and Upper Marlboro were also hit, among other locations. Anyone with information on …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Police have some tips for residents "before the burglar comes."
Howard County Police Capt. Daniel Coon visited with residents in Ellicott City's Dunloggin Neighborhood earlier this week to talk to people about residential burglaries. Along with specific information about their neighborhood, he shared some general advice for people to keep their homes safe, including a brochure from Maryland Crime Watch. Make your home look (and sound) occupied: Be a good neighbor: Install good locks ... and lock them: Secure your windows: Change the locks 'at the drop of a threat': Don't welcome burglars by telephone: Don't open your door to anyone with no business inside: Man's best friend repels burglars: Don't advertise your vacation plans: Tell the police: Write down the serial numbers for you electronic devices:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A rundown of incidents from Jan. 13-19 provided by the Laurel Police Department.
The following is a list of crimes reported from Jan. 13-19 in the City of Laurel. Arrests do not necessarily indicate convictions.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A rundown of incidents from Jan. 7-12 provided by the Laurel Police Department.
The following is a list of crimes reported from Jan. 7-12 in the City of Laurel. Arrests do not necessarily indicate convictions.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Deputies find suspect in Lanham with a Nintendo Wii, one of the items he allegedly stole, according to the Prince George's sheriff's office.
A felony burglary suspect was arrested Wednesday in Lanham, according to the Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff. He was found with a Nintendo Wii, one of the items he allegedly stole, the sheriff's office said. Mark Atuonah, 20, of Lanham, was charged with first-degree burglary, misdemeanor theft and malicious destruction of property, according to the sheriff's office. Atuonah allegedly broke into a Lanham residence in the 6600 block of 97th Avenue on Oct. 18 and stole a Wii video gaming system, two laptop computers, sports memorabilia items, a computer hard drive and $600, according to the sheriff's office. Sheriff's deputies apprehended him at his residence in the 6500 block of 97th Avenue and transported him to the Prince …
Monday, January 7, 2013
A rundown of incidents from Dec. 19-Jan. 6 provided by the Laurel Police Department.
The following is a list of crimes reported from Dec. 19-Jan. 6 in the City of Laurel. Arrests do not necessarily indicate convictions.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
This information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Columbia Commercial Armed Robbery and Burglary - Extended Stay America A hotel located near the 8800 block of Stanford Blvd. was robbed by two masked men, one armed with a shotgun, on Dec. 21 around 10 p.m. According to police, the men entered the hotel wearing ski caps, bandanas and gloves and demanded money from the clerk, who turned it over. Police described the men as two black males, one wearing a black ski cap, a bandana, blue sweatshirt, faded jeans and black shoes who was armed with a shotgun. The second man had a bandana and was wearing a white t-shirt over a gray sweatshirt with dark gloves and blue jeans. Extended Stay was also struck by burglars. Sometime between 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 21 and 4 a.m. on Dec. 22 an unknown person …
Monday, December 17, 2012
A rundown of incidents from Dec. 8-16 provided by the Laurel Police Department.
The following is a list of crimes reported from Dec. 8-16 in the City of Laurel. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The man pictured stole the package about 12 minutes after UPS dropped it off, according to police.
A Columbia resident caught a possible burglar on camera as the man casually pulled into the resident's driveway and loaded a package from the doorstep into his car, according to police. Dan Dorn, the resident, said it took the man only about 60 seconds to take the package, which had arrived about 12 minutes earlier, according to WJLA. Howard County police are now investigating the incident. A police spokesperson said police have not received any other reports of packages stolen from doorsteps this holiday season. In the incident, which police said occurred in the 6200 block of Tamar Drive, packages had been left by UPS at about 2:40 p.m. on Nov. 28. Police said moments later, a security video showed a green Subaru station wagon had …