14 Sep 2014
58° Partly Cloudy
Patch Instagram photo by longunderwearman
Patch Instagram photo by quadrofoglio
Patch Instagram photo by athomeinmygarden
Patch Instagram photo by daniellemastersonbooks
Patch Instagram photo by healthandbeautynz
Patch Instagram photo by andreagazeapt
Patch Instagram photo by reh_22
Patch Instagram photo by athomeinmygarden
Patch Instagram photo by pespatchpsp

Four Thursday Break-ins in Ellicott City: Crime Roundup

This information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department.

Four Thursday Break-ins in Ellicott City: Crime Roundup

Burglars last Thursday stole jewelry, cash, computers and a piggy bank from homes in Ellicott City, according to Howard County Police.

Between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., unknown suspects entered a home on the 7700 block of Mayfair Circle and stole jewelry boxes and an iPod docking station, according to police. The front door was locked but the victim was not sure if the deadbolt had been locked.

Police are looking for two suspects who entered a home on the 4900 block of Worthington Way sometime between 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. and stole a laptop, e-reader and cash. At about 2 p.m., a neighbor reported seeing two men walking down his driveway:

  • White male, late teens with short, dark hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt tied around his waist and a white tank top.
  • White male, late teens with short dark hair. The second suspect was taller than the first and wearing a light-colored T-shirt.

Between 1:55 and 2 p.m., police say unknown suspects knocked on the front door and then tried to turn the door knob at a home on the 7900 block of James Ave. After a few minutes, according to police, the suspect entered the home through an unlocked basement window.

The homeowner heard the noise and yelled out; the suspects left through the same window and ran, according to police. Nothing was stolen. Police say someone saw one of the suspects talking on the phone in the driveway just before knocking on the door. The suspects were described as:

  • Two white men, about 18 years old with short hair, both approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.

A homeowner returned home to the 4100 block of Tiber Falls Drive to find a back door smashed out, according to police. Between 5:30 and 8:45 p.m., the master bedroom had been ransacked and jewelry from a dresser drawer was scattered on the floor. The victim reported that a laptop computer, women’s purses and a piggy bank had been stolen.

Police have arrested two people and are investigating them in connection with series of kick-in burglaries in Howard County in which jewelry was also stolen from bedrooms. 

In Clarksville, a neighbor said there were voices and a cell phone light coming from the back of a vacant house on the 6900 block of Crossfield Court at about 9:15 p.m., also on Thursday. Police found a rock that had been used to break the first pane of a double-paned back door. The second pane was not broken and the house seemed to be secured.

In addition to Thursday's crimes, a woman reported to police that she had moved out of a home on the 8600 block of Smith Avenue, but sometime between Sept. 15 and Sept. 29 a television, coffee table and television stand were taken from the home.

She said that the back basement door had been kicked in, though when police checked it, the door was not damaged. The victim told police that St. Peter’s Church, which owns the house, must have fixed the door. 

Related articles

- Police: Stolen Ravens Tickets Lead to Door Kick-in Burglaries Arrests

- Daytime Door Kick-In Burglaries Prompt Police Warning

For more local news, sign up for the  Ellicott City Patch newsletter . Keep the conversation going on  Facebook and  Twitter

Share This Article