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For more information on any of these news releases, call the Office of Public Affairs media line at 410-313-2236. After hours and on weekends, call 410-313-3200 or e-mail Director of Public Affairs Sherry Llewellyn at stllewellyn@howardcountymd.gov

 

2014 headlines

 

 

 

September 2014

 

 

   

Sept. 16, 2014

Elderly driver dies following weekend collision

Sept. 12, 2014

Police charge Elkridge man with arson 

Sept. 9, 2014

Six-vehicle collision results in multiple injuries and extended road closure 

Sept. 4, 2014

Howard County Police Pace to raise money for families of fallen heroes and other charitable efforts 

Sept. 2, 2014

Police identify driver, pedestrians in building collision 

Sept. 1, 2014

Police investigating vehicle into building, two pedestrians injured 

   
August 2014  

 

 

Aug. 31, 2014

Sobriety checkpoint yields six arrests 

Aug. 29, 2014

Police urge motorists to drive safe, sober this Labor Day 

Aug. 29, 2014

Police arrest third suspect in door-to-door solicitation scam 

Aug. 29, 2014

Howard County inmate charged with murder for hire scheme 

Aug. 28, 2014

Possible medical condition leads to single-vehicle collision 

Aug. 27,  2014

Man charged in peeping tom incidents in public men's restrooms 

Aug. 26, 2014

Police identify officers and suspect in shooting incident 

Aug. 26, 2014

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 

Aug. 23, 2014

Man with knives shot by police 

Aug. 21, 2014

Howard County police identify officers involved in shooting 

Aug. 20, 2014

Man dies after police respond to suicide in progress 

Aug. 20, 2014

Howard County police to focus on safety in school zones 

Aug. 3, 2014

Second concertgoer dies from suspected drug overdose 

Aug. 2, 2014

One dead, one critical in apparent drug overdoses during concert 

Aug. 1, 2014

Virginia man wanted for scamming elderly woman 

Aug. 1, 2014

Police to kick off National Night Out Aug. 5 at Harper's Choice Village Center 

   
July 2014  
   

July 27, 2014

Police vehicle struck in Waterloo Road collision 

July 24, 2014

Police remind residents to lock their vehicles 

July 21, 2014

Awaiting sentencing, Ellicott City man charged with groping incident 

July 18, 2014

Police arrest suspect in door-to-door solicitation scam 

July 14, 2014

Police investigating collision involving teen on bicycle and vehicle 

July 11, 2014

Police "Community Athletic Program" encourages positive summer activities for kids 

July 11, 2014

Police make arrest in Ellicott City bank robbery 

   
June 2014  

 

 

June 26, 2014

Police charge four in AT&T armed robbery 

June 26, 2014

Police release videos from Ellicott City residential burglary 

June 25, 2014

Howard County Police Museum to hold Grand Opening 

June 21, 2014

Sobriety checkpoint yields two arrests 

June 19, 2014

Local man arrested in sexual assault of elderly woman 

June 18, 2014

Police identify victim of fatal motorcycle collision 

June 18, 2014

Elderly woman reports sexual assault 

June 18, 2014

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 

June 17, 2014

Motorcycle operator dies in Ellicott City collision 

June 12, 2014

Ellicott City man critically injured in collision 

June 5, 2014

Animal shelter closed until June 19 due to ringworm outbreak 

June 5, 2014

Traffic delays expected in downtown Columbia 

   
May 2014

 

   

May 28, 2014

Police sergeant aids child in swift water rescue 

May 26, 2014

Clarksville man charged in bomb threat incident 

May 25, 2014

Man in custody after threats toward police at Southern District station 

May 24, 2014

Police identify victim and suspect in Dayton homicide 

May 24, 2014

Police arrest man in malicious burning of speed camera equipment 

May 23, 2014

Police investigating homicide in Dayton 

May 23, 2014

Police encourage residents to protect themselves against scams 

May 23, 2014

HCPD urges drivers to travel safely this holiday weekend 

May 22, 2014

Enrollment for HCPD's free summer leadership camps underway 

May 21, 2014    

Police offer reward in Elkridge arson case 

May 20, 2014

Police release photos from Exxon armed robbery 

May 19, 2014

Police remind residents: Click It or Ticket 

May 16, 2014

Former substitute teacher faces additional child porn charges  

May 14, 2014

Police remind residents of dangers of open windows for children 

May 13, 2014

Police release photo of suspect in indecent exposure incidents 

May 9, 2014

Board temporarily suspends licenses at two area liquor stores 

May 7, 2014

Columbia man arrested in seven Subway burglaries 

May 5, 2014

HCPD, HCDFRS host Arson Awareness Week training exercise 

May 3, 2014

Police warn residents about telephone scams 

May 1, 2014

HCPD to honor fallen officers at memorial ceremony 

May 1, 2014

Police remind teens and parents of underage drinking consequences 

   
April 2014  
   

April 28, 2014

Howard County police collect record 1,030 pounds of medication at disposal event 

April 25, 2014

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle 

April 23, 2014

Drop off unwanted, expired medications at 10 Howard County locations on Saturday 

April 22, 2014

Police to recognize standout officers, civilians and volunteers at annual ceremony 

April 20, 2014

Pedestrian struck on shoulder of Rt. 29 

April 19, 2014

Sobriety checkpoint yields three arrests 

April 16, 2014

Police arrest two for commercial burglary, theft 

April 16, 2014

Police release photos, video from High's armed robbery 

April 16, 2014

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 

April 4, 2014

Police arrest three men in series of thefts from Home Depot 

April 2, 2014

HCPD, Howard County Autism Society mark World Autism Awareness Day with continued partnership 

April 2, 2014

Suspect in armed robbery attempts a second at Ellicott City Pharmacy 

April 1, 2014

Youth Police Academy registration deadline nears 

   
March 2014  
   

March 26, 2014

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 

March 19, 2014

Police charge Baltimore police officer for sex offenses 

March 19, 2014

Police seek public's help in locating missing man/ **UPDATE: he has since been found safe** 

March 14, 2014

Police urge residents to celebrate St. Patrick's Day safely 

March 12, 2014

Police release findings in Columbia Mall shooting 

 

Photos:

 

Brianna Benlolo 

 

Tyler Johnson 

 

Mossberg 500 shotgun 

 

Disassembled shotgun 

 

Suspect in Bass Pro Shop, Dec. 28, 2013 

 

Ammunition 

 

Explosive materials 

 

Suspect in Home Depot, Jan. 10, 2014 

 

Journal entry 

 

Undated suspect photo 

 

Columbia Mall Shooting Timeline 

 

Suspect at PNC Bank ATM 

 

Suspect at PNC Bank ATM (backpack shown) 

 

Suspect in Burtonsville McDonald's (interior) 

 

Suspect in Burtonsville McDonald's (exterior) 

 

Suspect arrives at mall in taxi 

 

Suspect entering the mall 

 

Suspect on escalator to food court (top) 

 

Suspect on escalator to food court (bottom) 

 

Suspect walking toward Zumiez 

   
   

March 5, 2014

Police warn residents about telephone scams targeting taxpayers 

March 5, 2014

HCPD to host open house/testing event March 15 

   
February 2014  
   

Feb. 28, 2014

Woman dies following single-vehicle collision 

Feb. 27, 2014

Police remind residents: don't leave keys in your car 

Feb. 6, 2014

Driver killed in chain-reaction collision 

Feb. 1, 2014

Possible medical condition leads to single-vehicle collision 

   
January 2014  
   

Jan. 31, 2014

Police urge fans to celebrate safely on Super Bowl Sunday 

Jan. 30, 2014

Police arrest man on human trafficking charges 

Jan. 28, 2014

Police arrest four in murder of Laurel man 

Jan. 27, 2014

Columbia mall shooting investigation ongoing 

Jan. 25, 2014

Police identifying suspect in Columbia Mall shooting 

Jan. 25, 2104

Police continue to investigate shooting at Mall in Columbia 

Jan. 25, 2014

Police investigating shooting at Mall in Columbia 

Jan. 24, 2014

Police investigating shooting of Laurel man 

Jan. 22, 2014

Police seek public's help in locating missing elderly man 

Jan, 17, 2014

UPDATE: Woman injured in Laurel fire has died 

Jan. 13, 2014

Police ID victim in weekend fatal collision 

Jan. 11, 2014

Head-on collision kills driver, injures two others 

Jan. 10, 2014

Middle school teacher charged in child porn case 

Jan. 9, 2014

Police charge Ellicott City man with three groping incidents 

   
2013 headlines 

 

 
   
December 2013  
   

Dec. 24, 2013

Police release photos, offer reward in Ellicott City bank robbery 

Dec. 20, 2013

Nine arrested in sobriety checkpoint 

Dec. 19, 2013

Police issue warning: use a fake ID under 21, lose your license for a year 

Dec. 16, 2013

Police identify body of man found in Centennial Lake 

Dec. 16, 2013

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 

Dec. 16, 2013

Police release identity of driver killed in weekend collision 

Dec. 14, 2013

Head-on collision kills man, injures woman 

Dec. 13, 2013

Off-duty police officer charged with DUI 

Dec. 13, 2013

Police charge former correctional officer for sexual contact with inmate 

Dec. 13, 2013

Collision between police car, citizen's car injures both drivers 

Dec. 12, 2013

Police charge man with sexual abuse of boy 15 years ago 

Dec. 12, 2013

Police host charitable events in the coming week 

Dec. 11, 2013

Police shut down two spas for violations 

Dec. 6, 2013

Pedestrian struck by vehicle, sends one to the hospital 

Dec. 6, 2013

Police offer reward for armed suspect 

Dec. 5, 2013

Police arrest two in mail theft case 

Dec. 5, 2013

Police offer reward in arson, attempted murder case 

   
November 2013  
   

Nov. 25, 2013

Police aim for safe holiday season 

Nov. 22, 2013

Police cite liquor stores for selling to minors 

Nov. 22, 2013

Police investigating mail theft cases 

Nov. 2, 2013

Motorcycle operator dies in single-vehicle crash 

   
October 2013  
   

Oct. 28, 2013

Howard County police collect 862 pounds of medication at disposal event 

Oct. 28, 2013

Police prepare for safe Halloween 

Oct. 28, 2013

Two-vehicle collision seriously injures driver 

Oct. 25, 2013

Police formally charge Stephon Prather in shooting of officer 

Oct. 24, 2013

Police apprehend suspect in shooting of officer  

Oct. 23, 2013

Police offer reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to arrest of suspect in shooting of officer 

Oct. 23, 2013

Howard County police officer shot 

Oct. 22, 2013

Police check on registered sex offenders before Halloween 

Oct. 22, 2013

Update on weekend crash in Columbia that sent 8 to area hospitals 

Oct. 22, 2013

Drop off unwanted, expired medications at 10 Howard County locations on Saturday 

Oct. 19, 2013

Multi-vehicle collision injures seven 

Oct. 19, 2013

Man suffers medical emergency during traffic stop 

Oct. 17, 2013

Thieves targeting women's cars and stealing purses 

Oct. 16, 2013

Pedestrian struck in parking lot dies days later 

Oct. 15, 2013

 Two-vehicle collision kills Columbia man 

Oct. 8, 2013

Police file human trafficking charges in two separate cases in Howard County 

Oct. 7, 2013

Single-vehicle collision kills Silver Spring man 

Oct. 4, 2013

Savage man charged with drug operation in residence with licensed child care center 

Oct. 1, 2013

Ellicott City man charged with burglary, sex offense 

   
September 2013  
   

Sept. 29, 2013

Collision sends officer to Shock Trauma 

Sept. 27, 2013

Police charge man with armed robbery, attempted car jacking 

Sept. 27, 2013

Police arrest three for motorcycle thefts 

Sept. 26, 2013

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in domestic assault 

Sept. 26, 2013

Police searching for suspect in domestic assault 

Sept. 20, 2013

Police Foundation launches campaign to raise funds for new museum 

Sept. 19, 2013

Traffic delays expected Saturday due to Virgin Mobile FreeFest, other events 

Sept. 17, 2013

Officer injured during collision 

Sept. 14, 2013

Police investigating arson of portable speed camera equipment in Glenelg 

Sept. 13, 2013

Local man charged with string of commercial burglaries 

Sept. 13, 2013

Police charge two men in spa robberies 

Sept. 12, 2013

Father charged in shaken baby death 

Sept. 7, 2013

Howard County Police Pace to raise money for families of fallen heroes and other charitable efforts 

Sept. 5, 2013

Police seek information in robbery of Goodwill store  

Sept. 1, 2013

Sobriety checkpoint yields eight arrests 

   
August 2013  
   

Aug. 29, 2013

Police charge seven teens as adults in assault and robbery 

Aug. 27, 2013

Police investigating third report of man touching women on Columbia pathways 

Aug. 26, 2013

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 

Aug. 23, 2013

Cooperative effort results in autistic child's rescue 

Aug. 23, 2013

Police continue to utilize reverse prostitution operations 

Aug. 20, 2013

Howard County 911 dispatcher assists in baby delivery 

Aug. 19, 2013

Howard County police to focus on safety in school zones 

Aug. 14, 2013

Major traffic delays expected Sunday on Md. 108 

Aug. 9, 2013

Police charge Laurel man with attempted murder 

Aug. 9, 2013

Police searching for suspect in sexual assault 

Aug. 9, 2013

Police arrest two men for burglaries of snowball stands 

Aug. 1, 2013

Police to kick off National Night Out at the Roger Carter Community Center Aug. 6 

   
July 2013  
   

July 26, 2013

Single-vehicle collision kills driver and passenger 

July 25, 2013

 Police offer reward in Columbia armed robbery 

July 24, 2013

 Police "Community Athletic Program" encourages positive summer activities for kids 

July 18, 2013

Police arrest teen in Craigslist scheme 

July 17, 2013

Police arrest teens in Long Reach street robbery, burglaries  

July 16, 2013

Motorcycle operator dies after collision with truck on Rt. 1 

July 10, 2013

 Suspect with knife hospitalized after police-involved shooting 

July 5, 2013

Officer indicted for alleged off-duty assault 

July 2, 3013

Police investigating tractor trailer crash 

July 1, 2013

Fire and police officials remind residents to stay safe July 4th 

   
June 2013  
   

June 27, 2013

Police target online prostitution ads 

June 21, 2013

Police seek public's help in identifying sex offender 

June 20, 2013

Elkridge man critically injured in motorcycle collision  

June 18, 2013

Police charge man with attempted murder after pursuit 

June 17, 2013

Police release photo of suspect in indecent exposure  

June 15, 2013

Sobriety checkpoint yields 12 arrests 

June 12, 2013

Police identify victim of fatal pedestrian collision 

June 11, 2013

Columbia Association and HCPD partner for pathway safety 

June 10, 2013

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 

June 6, 2013

Collision sends dirt bike operator to Shock Trauma 

June 5, 2013

Police to participate in Special Olympics Torch Run 

June 5, 2013

Police investigating school bus collision 

June 4, 2013

Police investigating serious pedestrian collision involving teen 

June 4, 2013

Police release photos, video in Columbia 7-Eleven robbery 

June 3, 2013

Police remind residents to lock up during warm-weather months 

   
May 2013  
   

May 31, 2013

Damaged police helicopter removed from football field 

May 31, 2013

Police helicopter makes emergency landing at high school in Columbia 

May 30, 2013

Police continue to utilize reverse prostitution operations; second operation of the year results in 18 arrests 

May 30, 2013

 Police continue focus on youth driver safety as school year ends, summer begins 

May 30, 2013

Police investigating fatal collision in Elkridge 

May 24, 2013

Police remind older residents to be wary of scams 

May 22, 2013

Police remind drivers: Click It or Ticket 

May 16, 2013

Police release video, photos in liquor store robbery 

May 16, 2013

Police investigating homicide of Columbia man overnight  

May 13, 2013

Columbia homicide suspect in custody in North Carolina 

May 12, 2013

Two-vehicle collision sends one occupant to Shock Trauma 

May 11, 2013

Police seek public's help in locating missing elderly woman 

May 10, 2013

Police arrest teen daughter and boyfriend in Ellicott City homicide 

May 10, 2013

Police identify homicide victim 

May 10, 2013

Police investigating domestic homicide 

May 8, 2013

Police seek public's help to locate missing man 

May 8, 2013

HCPD Unity Tour cycling team to stop in Ellicott City 

May 4, 2013

Police offer reward in Columbia homicide 

May 4, 2013

Police investigating homicide of woman found shot in car 

May 3, 2013

HCPD to honor fallen officers at memorial ceremony 

May 1, 2013

Police ask public to help identify trio wanted for credit card theft and fraud 

   
April 2013  
 

 

April 27, 2013

Police seek public's help in locating missing man 

April 26, 2013

Eleven men arrested in reverse prostitution operation 

April 25, 2013

Drop off unwanted, expired medications at eight Howard County locations on Saturday 

April 23, 2013

Police to recognize standout officers, civilians and volunteers at annual ceremony 

April 18, 2013

Police charge suspect in Columbia armed robbery 

April 18, 2013

Police remind teens and parents of underage drinking consequences 

April 10, 2013

Police charge suspect with three armed robberies 

April 10, 2013

Youth Police Academy registration deadline nears 

April 9, 2013

New statistics show reductions in Howard County crime 

April 6, 2013

Police arrest suspect in assault, arson in Columbia 

April 6, 2013

Police, fire units respond to arson in Columbia 

April 2, 2013

Police arrest two in home invasion robbery 

   
March 2013  
   

March 28, 2013

Two charged after tip from HCPD's Facebook page 

March 21, 2013

Police arrest three men in theft, assault at mall 

March 20, 2013

Father, two sons charged in Savage attempted murder 

March 19, 2013

Police seek public's help to locate elderly man 

March 19, 2013

Four high school students charged in attempted murder of cab driver 

March 19, 2013

Thieves targeting women's cars, stealing purses and committing fraud 

March 16, 2013

Residents turn in more than 600 weapons in gun buyback event 

March 15, 2013

Police arrest two local men in residential burglary, may be linked to several more 

March 15, 2013

Police announce arrest of nail salon shooter 

March 13, 2013

Police offer reward in Jessup home invasion 

March 13, 2013

Police investigating Jessup home invasion 

March 4, 2013

Police offer to buy unwanted guns from residents, give away free gun locks 

March 4, 2013

Sobriety checkpoint yields five arrests 

   
February 2013  
   

February 27, 2013

Collision Avoidance Training teen driving course returns 

February 26, 2013

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 

February 14, 2013

 Man arrested for indecent exposure at Mall in Columbia 

February 5, 2013

Student charged with rape at Wilde Lake High School 

February 4, 2013

Caregiver arrested for abusing disabled man in Columbia group home 

   
January 2013  
 

 

January 31, 2013

Police remind fans to designate sober drivers on Super Bowl Sunday 

January 30, 2013

Police release photos, offer reward in Exxon robbery 

January 28, 2013

Police charge juveniles in large string of commercial burglaries 

January 27, 2013

Two-vehicle collision sends drivers to area hospital 

January 24, 2013

Two men charged in Columbia Exxon robbery 

January 24, 2013

Passenger in early January collision dies 

January 21, 2013

Police release photo of suspect in mall indecent exposure 

January 18, 2013

Vehicle driver seriously injured after collision with tree 

January 17, 2013

Police investigating mail theft cases 

January 11, 2013

Officer pulls teen from burning car 

January 10, 2013

Police charge man in string of Ellicott City burglaries 

January 8, 2013

Student injured after being struck by vehicle 

January 4, 2013

 Two arrested in armed robbery of pharmacy 

January 3, 2013

Five teens injured, one critically, in crash near Mt. Hebron High School 

   
2012 headlines  
   
December 2012  
   

December 21, 2012

Police charge suspect caught on video stealing package 

December 20, 2012

Police release photos in hotel robbery 

December 20, 2012

Police cite six liquor stores for selling to minors 

December 14, 2012

 Elkridge man arrested in string of commercial burglaries 

December 14, 2012

Holiday thief caught on video stealing packages 

December 10, 2012

Police identify body of woman found in woods 

December 9, 2012

Body of woman found in woods 

December 9, 2012

Sobriety checkpoint yields 6 arrests 

December 6, 2012

School aide at Md. School for the Deaf in Columbia charged with touching young girls 

December 5, 2012

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 

   
November 2012  
   

November 29, 2012

Columbia man arrested in string of burglaries 

November 20, 2012

 Police aim for a safe holiday season 

November 19, 2012

Police announce new smartphone app, iWatchHowardCounty 

November 16, 2012

Columbia teen charged as adult in armed robbery 

November 13, 2012

Driver in Clarksville crash dies 

November 13, 2012

Route 32 closed after serious crash in Clarksville 

November 13, 2021

Police offer reward in shooting at Columbia Taco Bell 

November 11, 2012

Police investigating non-fatal shooting in Columbia 

   
October 2012  

October 31, 2012

Police prepare for safe Halloween 

October 25, 2012

Police identify victims of fatal collision 

October 25, 2012

Three men killed in Route 1 collision 

October 24, 2012

Howard County police partner with MVA to enforce disability parking laws 

October 19, 2012

Police arrest Columbia man for videotaping women 

October 18, 2012

Man secretly videotaped women at home 

October 15, 2012

 Police seek public's help to locate elderly man 

October 5, 2012

Police arrest 2 in recent string of burglaries 

October 4, 2012

Traffic delays expected Saturday for Virgin Mobile FreeFest 

October 4, 2012

Howard County police collect 491 pounds of medication at disposal event 

   
September 2012  

September 28, 2012

New law for motor scooters and mopeds takes effect Oct. 1 

September 27, 2012

Police urge residents to be cautious and observant after recent string of burglaries 

September 27, 2012

Drop off unwanted, expired medications 

September 12, 2012

Howard County police officers designated as traffic safety experts 

September 7, 2012

Three men charged in western Howard County burglaries 

September 7, 2012

Police charge two in drug case and vehicle pursuit 

September 6, 2012

 Drug warrant results in police pursuit 

   
August 2012  

August 31, 2012

 Howard County  Police Pace to raise money for families of fallen heroes and other charitable efforts 

August 30, 2012

Three men charged in western Howard County burglaries 

August 24, 2012

Howard County police to focus on safety in school zones 

August 24, 2012

Police charge suspect in Laurel homicide 

August 24, 2012

Police investigating stabbing death in Laurel 

August 21, 2012

Police release additional details about train derailment victims 

August 21, 2012

Police investigating two deaths in train derailment 

August 18, 2012

Police arrest three drivers as a result of sobriety checkpoint 

August 16, 2012

Single vehicle collision in parking garage critically injures driver 

August 16, 2012

Major traffic delays expected on Sunday on Md 108 

August 15, 2012

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 

August 10, 2012

Man shot by police identified 

August 9, 2012

Police shoot suspect wanted for assault, gun charges following overnight domestic incident 

August 6, 2012

 Police investigating collision involving teen on bicycle struck by car 

August 3, 2012

Police to kick off National Night Out at North Laurel Community Center Aug. 7 

   
July 2012  

July 31, 2012

Police make arrest in string of Columbia purse-snatching robberies 

July 31, 2012

Police release identity of driver killed in Columbia collision 

July 28, 2012    

Motor vehicle crash sends one to the hospital 

July 23, 2012

Howard County Police Department exceeds standards for national accreditation 

July 21, 2012

Single Vehicle Collision Kills Driver 

July 19, 2012

Police release photo, offer reward in liquor store robbery 

July 17, 2012

Police continue to utilize reverse prostitution operations; ten men arrested 

July 15, 2012    

 Police release photo of double shooting suspect, offer reward 

July 13, 2012

Howard County police charge three in attempted murder of teen 

July 12, 2012

Single vehicle collision kills driver; three others severely injured 

July 6, 2012

Police remind parents of the dangers of leaving children in hot cars 

June 2012

June 29, 2012 Fire, Police remind residents to stay safe July 4th 
June 28, 2012

Police “Community Athletic Program” encourages positive summer activities for kids  

June 28, 2012 Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 
June 27, 2012 Man arrested for damaging speed camera van 
June 20, 2012 Police investigating shooting of 15-year-old 
June 13, 2012 Traffic delays expected Sunday in Columbia for Wegmans grand opening 
June 11, 2012 Police searching for missing man 

 

May 2012

May 31, 2012 Police investigating fatal collision 
May 30, 2012 Police investigating series of commercial burglaries
overnight in east Columbia
 
May 25, 2012 Police plan for busy holiday weekend, launch new volunteer mounted patrol unit 
May 16, 2012 Traffic delays expected for several events
in Columbia this weekend
 
May 10, 2012 HCPD Unity Tour cycling team to stop in Ellicott City 
May 9, 2012  Police arrest Laurel man for large marijuana grow in his home 
May 7, 2012  Police and Fire & Rescue Services joint arson investigation results in arrest 
May 4, 2012 Police identify victims and suspect in church shooting 
May 3, 2012  Police locate man deceased near St. Peter’s church,
appears to have self-inflicted gun shot wound
 
May 3, 2012 Eight men arrested in reverse prostitution operation 
May 2, 2012 HCPD to honor fallen heroes at ceremony Thursday 
May 2, 2012  Police charge Columbia man in two unusual robberies 

 

April 2012

April 27, 2012        Drop off unwanted, expired medications
at eight Howard County locations on Saturday
 
April 19, 2012    Police charge husband in 1991 cold case murder 
April 18, 2012 Police encourage drivers to “Move Over” 
April 12, 2012     Police Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment 
April 11, 2012           Police to recognize standout officers, civilians and volunteers at annual ceremony  

 

March 2012

March 30, 2012 New statistics show reductions in crime 
March 27, 2012 Police charge man in high school assault 
March 18, 2012 Four arrested following St. Patrick's Day Sobriety Checkpoint 
March 14, 2012  Police and firefighters warning public
about “bottle bomb” pranks
 
March12, 2012 Howard County police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 
March 7, 2012 Temple Hills Man Charged with Eleven Burglaries in Howard County 
March 5, 2012 HCPD to host open house/recruitment event Saturday 

 

 February 2012

Feb. 28, 2012 Police seeking witnesses in serious collision last week  
Feb. 21, 2012 Driver injured after striking guardrail, car in Columbia 
Feb. 21, 2012
 
Three teens injured after striking bus with car in Ellicott City  

 

 January 2012 

Jan. 18, 2012   Police make one arrest in non-fatal Columbia shooting 
Jan. 17, 2012 Police find 40 dead animals in Columbia home  
Jan. 12, 2012 Police investigating non-fatal shooting in Columbia  
Jan. 9, 2012 Mother charged in child abuse case; child later killed in unrelated murder 

 

 

2011 headlines

December 2011

Dec. 22, 2011  Holiday thief caught on video stealing package from porch - with video 
Dec. 22, 2011
 
Two teens injured in single-vehicle collision
 
Dec. 11, 2011 Unbelted driver killed in single-vehicle collision  
Dec. 8, 2011 Two teens struck by car while crossing street in rain  
Dec. 4, 2011 Seven arrested at weekend sobriety checkpoint  
Dec. 2, 2011  Police release photos, offer reward in Fulton bank robbery 
Dec. 1, 2011 Police investigating bank robbery in Fulton  
Dec. 1, 2011 Police searching for missing elderly Ellicott City woman / UPDATED Dec. 1: Missing woman found in good condition 

November 2011

 
Nov. 29, 2011  Ellicott City man charged in church, preschool break-ins 
Nov. 28, 2011
 
Howard County police to conduct sobriety checkpoint; focus on traffic safety during holiday season 
Nov. 25, 2011 Police investigating fatal collision in Elkridge; two teens killed, three injured  
Nov. 23, 2011 Police aim for safe holiday season  
Nov. 22, 2011  Howard County patrol cars now equipped with AEDs 
Nov. 21, 2011
 
 Three-vehicle collision injures Ellicott City family, Pasadena man 
Nov. 16, 2011 Warning period ends for speed cameras in school zones; citations will be issued starting today  
Nov. 14, 2011 Suspect in police-involved shooting dies  
Nov. 13, 2011 Motorcycle strikes police car responding to emergency  
Nov. 10, 2011
 
Police investigating two unrelated bank robberies, offer rewards 
Nov. 8, 2011 HCPD releases additional details in police-involved shooting  
Nov. 7, 2011 Suspect with gun hospitalized after police-involved shooting  
Nov. 7, 2011
 
February death ruled homicide; oxycodone intoxication of quadriplegic victim was caused by another person 
Nov. 3, 2011     Police searching for missing endangered woman/UPDATED Nov. 3: Missing woman found safe 
Nov. 3, 2011 Ellicott City barber charged with sexually abusing boy 
Nov. 2, 2011 Police reminding residents to buckle up during holidays 

 

October 2011 

Oct. 31, 2011  Officer's vehicle struck while responding to emergency 
Oct. 29, 2011 Single-vehicle collision with tree injures one/UPDATED Nov. 4: Man injured in collision dies from injuries 
Oct. 28, 2011 Howard County prepares for safe Halloween  
Oct. 27, 2011 Police check sex offender locations in time for Halloween; one offender was not located and is wanted by police  
Oct. 26, 2011
 
Police officer injured in single-vehicle collision after avoiding deer 
Oct. 25, 2011
 
Drop off unwanted, expired medications at eight Howard County locations on Saturday 
Oct. 17, 2011 Howard County launches speed camera program in school zones 
Oct. 14, 2011 Police release photos of ATM robber 
Oct. 13, 2011 Police searching for missing man / UPDATED Oct. 14: Missing man found safe  
Oct. 7, 2011 Child abduction suspect released; case now appears to be domestic 
Oct. 6, 2011 Baby abducted by mother's friend/UPDATED Oct. 6: Baby found unharmed; suspect arrested 
Oct. 5, 2011 HCPD to host open house/recruitment event Oct. 15  
Oct. 1, 2011 Motorcyclist dies after striking parked tractor trailer 

  

 

September 2011

Sept. 26, 2011 Underage liquor sales test: Five establishments fail, nine pass 
Sept. 24, 2011 Police issue Silver Alert for Howard County man / UPDATED Sept. 24: Missing man found unharmed 
Sept. 21, 2011
 
Two charged with robbing pharmacy, stealing pain medication; hoax explosive device found in getaway car 
Sept. 15, 2011 Police charge twin brother in 2007 Columbia murder 
Sept. 14, 2011 Suspect in custody, charged for fatal stabbing in Columbia (with photo)
Sept. 14, 2011 Police charge client in murder of bail bondswoman in Columbia (with photo)
Sept. 14, 2011 Police release name of stabbing victim in Columbia 
Sept. 13, 2011 Police investigating stabbing death in Columbia 
Sept. 13, 2011 Woman shot in Columbia dies overnight; police investigating case as homicide 
Sept. 12, 2011 Woman found shot in Columbia 
Sept. 7, 2011 Police Pace to raise money for families of fallen heroes; event will begin with 9/11 ceremony  
Sept. 7, 2011 Traffic delays expected Saturday in Columbia for Virgin Mobile FreeFest 
Sept. 3, 2011 Man arrested overnight in non-fatal stabbing in Ellicott City  
Sept. 1, 2011 HCPD participating in 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' this Labor Day weekend 

 

 

 


  

August 2011 
Aug. 30, 2011 One dead, two critical in carbon monoxide poisoning; generator appears to be cause of injury 
Aug. 23, 2011 Stolen NFL ring returned to former Colts player Art Donovan 
Aug. 20, 2011 Pedestrian critically injured in Columbia 
Aug. 20, 2011 Twelve arrested at sobriety checkpoint 
Aug. 18, 2011 Major traffic delays expected Sunday on Md. 108 
Aug. 15, 2011 Howard County police to conduct sobriety checkpoint this week 
Aug. 9, 2011 Unbelted driver in critical condition after collision; police stepping up traffic enforcement in August with Toward Zero Deaths initiative 
Aug. 9, 2011 12 men arrested in third reverse prostitution operation of year 
Aug. 8, 2011 Two teens injured in single-vehicle crash 
 Aug. 1, 2011  Police release new details in murder of child  

 


 

 

July 2011 
July 29, 2011 Police to kick off National Night Out in Owen Brown on Tuesday 
July 28, 2011 Police investigating two unrelated homicides 
July 25, 2011 Shots fired at Columbia townhouse; no one injured 
July 22, 2011 Juvenile charged for setting fire to playground last month  
July 22, 2011 Police searching for missing autistic teen / UPDATED July 22: Missing teen found unharmed 
July 20, 2011 Police arrest four teens for Savage carjacking 
July 14, 201 Police seek public's help to ID lottery ticket robber, offer up to $500 reward for information 
July 8, 2011 Two arrested for attempted murder in February arson 
July 8, 2011 Community Athletic program to launch Monday at Talbott Springs Pool in Oakland Mills   
July 1, 2011 Grand opening of police satellite office in Owen Brown to be held Tuesday  
July 1, 2011 Program for wandering kids, adults gets new technology 

 

 


 

 

 

June 2011 
June 29, 2011  Instructor arrested for sexual assault of student  
June 28, 2011  Police arrest nine in second reverse prostitution operation of year  
June 28, 2011 Fire, police depts. remind residents to stay safe this July 4  
June 27, 2011 Deceased man in Baltimore identified as missing person  
June 26, 2011    Police seeking information on man's whereabouts  

June 25, 2011 

Sobriety checkpoint yields 11 arrests 

June 22, 2011

Officer injured after teen driver strikes patrol car 

June 21, 2011

Pedestrian, bicycle safety campaign drives into Howard County 

June 20, 2011

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint this week 

June 17, 2011

Pedestrian, bicycle safety campaign to launch Tuesday 

June 15, 2011

Police make 24 arrest at Phish concerts at Merriweather 

June 14, 2011

Police arrest Baltimore woman for assault, robbery caught on tape 

June 13, 2011

Police searching for missing elderly man / UPDATED June 14: Missing man found unharmed 

June 9, 2011

Ellicott City woman dies in single-vehicle collision 

June 7, 2011

Police working to identify robbery suspect, offer reward Video 

June 3, 2011

HCPD inspects auto shops unannounced 

 


 

 

 

May 2011 
May 29, 2011 Elkridge woman killed in single-vehicle collision 
May 24, 2011 Police investigating bank robbery, release pics, offer reward 
May 10, 2011 Elkridge man critically injured in motorcycle, sedan collision 
May 4, 2011 HCPD to honor fallen heroes at ceremony Thursday 
May 3, 2011 Police to recognize standout officers, civilians, volunteers at annual ceremony 

 


 

 

April 2011 
April 30, 2011 Police investigating man's death in Jessup 
April 29, 2011 Police remind teens and parents of underage drinking consequences 
April 27, 2011 Howard County to host eight collection sites for medication disposal event Saturday 
April 27, 2011 Police urge citizens to beware of scams this spring 
April 19, 2011 Police investigating non-fatal shooting in Ellicott City 
April 18, 2011 Eight men arrested in first reverse prostitution operation of the year 
April 12, 2011 Laurel man dies after vehicle strikes fence 
April 7, 2011 Odenton man dies following Savage collision 
April 4, 2011 Police charge three in jewelry store robbery 

 

 


 

 

March 2011 
March 31, 2011 Police working to identify jewelry store robbers 
March 29, 2011 Police investigating apparent suicide attempt 
March 18, 2011 Police issue Silver Alert for elderly man / UPDATED March 3: Man returned home, unharmed 
March 17, 2011 Three from W.V. charged with jewelry store burglaries 
March 14, 2011 911 temporarily down in parts of Howard County / UPDATED March 14: 911 restored in Howard County 
March 14, 2011 Police arrest husband and wife for western county burglaries 
March 8, 2011 Police investigating burglaries in western Howard County 
March 8, 2011 Howard County to introduce school zone speed camera legislation - expanded 
March 7, 2011 Howard County to introduce school zone speed camera legislation 
March 2, 2011 Hanover man arrested after bank robbery, pursuit 
March 1, 2011 Motorcycle operator dies after collision with truck on parking lot 

 

 


 

 

 

February 2011 
Feb. 28, 2011 Collision avoidance training teen driving course returns this spring 
Feb. 25, 2011 Single-vehicle collision injures five 
Feb. 23, 2011 HCPD to host open house, recruitment event Saturday 
Feb. 19, 2011 Sobriety checkpoint yields seven arrests 
Feb. 17, 2011 Police investigating suicide attempt 
Feb. 16, 2011 Motorcyclist killed in collision in Jessup 
Feb. 14, 2011 Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint 
Feb. 7, 2011 Two men injured in non-fatal stabbing in Columbia 
Feb. 4, 2011 Police working to identify elderly man found in Ellicott City / UPDATED Feb. 7: Man identified, being returned to hospital 
Feb. 1, 2011 Five injured in two-vehicle collision in Columbia 

 

 


 

 

 

January 2011 
Jan. 28, 2011 Man injured in crash earlier this month dies 
Jan. 27, 2011 County urges caution during snow clean up 
Jan. 26, 2011 Fire engine swerves to avoid abandoned car, strikes another 
Jan. 24, 2011 Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint- Note: Checkpoint was canceled due to inclement weather 
Jan. 23, 2011 Teen driver injured after colliding with emergency vehicle 
Jan. 19, 2011  Former Howard County police chief dies at 92 
Jan. 19, 2011 Driver dies after striking disabled vehicle on Md. 32  
Jan. 16, 2011 Police searching for elderly man / UPDATED Jan. 16: Man found; Silver alert canceled  
Jan. 13, 2011 Statistics show drop in violent crime 
Jan. 13, 2011 Police recover 78 rabbits from Columbia residence Updated & with photos 

 


 

 

2010 headlines

 

 

December 2010 

Dec. 31, 2010     No injuries in collision between two emergency vehicles 
Dec. 30, 2010 Police stepping up enforcement of liquor laws, traffic safety for New Year's Eve 
Dec. 27, 2010 Armored truck carrier robbed in Ellicott City 
Dec. 23, 2010 Marriottsville man killed in single-vehicle collision 
Dec. 23, 2010 HCPD investigating robbery by police impersonator 
Dec. 23, 2010 Columbia man arrested for attempted murder, robbery 
Dec. 22, 2010 Police find marijuana growing operation in house that was struck by car, caught on fire 
Dec. 21, 2010 Overturned milk truck leads to road closure 
Dec. 16, 2010 Preschoolers uninjured in school bus collision 
Dec. 13, 2010 Police arrest Laurel man in non-fatal shooting 
Dec. 11, 2010 Police identify driver of car that crashed into house 
Dec. 11, 2010 Car crashes into house in Ellicott City 
Dec. 9, 2010 Police investigating bank robbery in Columbia 
Dec. 8, 2010 Police arrest two in Columbia stabbing 
Dec. 7, 2010 Howard County police to conduct sobriety checkpoint - Note: Checkpoint was canceled due to inclement weather 
Dec. 6, 2010  Police investigating Columbia stabbing