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August 2017

Aug. 18, 2017 - Register now for the annual Police Pace 5K and family fun run

Aug. 16, 2017 - Police searching for missing N.J. man

Aug. 13, 2017 - Police investigating fatal single-vehicle collision in Woodbine

Aug. 11, 2017 - Police charge suspect in Island Carousel robbery and assault

Aug. 9, 2017 - Suspected drug dealer charged with selling opioids

Aug. 2, 2017 - Local man charged with human trafficking

Aug. 1, 2017 - Truck rolls backwards, killing driver in Columbia

July 2017

July 31, 2017 - Police to kick-off National Night Out Aug. 1

July 24, 2017 - Man dies in accidental shooting

July 21, 2017 - Police investigating nonfatal single-vehicle collision in Highland

July 16, 2017 - Police investigating single-vehicle collision in Mt. Airy

July 15, 2017 - Police investigating collision involving motorcycle in West Friendship

July 13, 2017 - Howard County Police launch body camera pilot program

July 10, 2017 - Statement from Police Chief Gary L. Gardner on the HCPD-involved shooting in Frederick County

July 10, 2017 - Police investigating collision involving five vehicles in Ellicott City

July 7, 2017 - Third charged with human trafficking of a minor

July 1, 2017 - Police investigating serious Elkridge single-vehicle collision

June 2017

June 30, 2017 - Police encourage residents to celebrate July 4th safely, lawfully

June 27, 2017 - Westminster man injured in Woodbine collision has died

June 27, 2017 - Police investigating fatal single-vehicle collision in Savage

June 25, 2017 - Police investigating traffic collision with injuries in Woodbine

June 15, 2017 - Ellicott City man in canoe accident has died

June 15, 2017 - Police continue to investigate non-fatal double stabbing in Laurel

June 14, 2017 - Police investigating double stabbing in Laurel

June 12, 2017 - Local man critical after nearly drowning in Ellicott City pond

June 10, 2017 - Police identify pedestrian struck and killed by train Friday

June 9, 2017 - Police seek information on identity of pedestrian struck by train

June 7, 2017 - Police to participate in Special Olympics Torch Run

June 6, 2017 - Two charged with human trafficking of a minor

June 4, 2017 - Police investigating fatal motorcycle collision

June 4, 2017 - Police investigating fatal single-vehicle collision

May 2017

May 28, 2017 - Impaired driving enforcement detail results in arrest of nine impaired drivers

May 26, 2017 - Police urge drivers to travel safely this holiday weekend

May 24, 2017 - Police investigating fatal collision involving a motorcycle

May 19, 2017 - Police make multiple arrests for heroin distribution

May 16, 2017 - Husband and wife die in murder-suicide in Ellicott City

May 12, 2017 - Police formalize immigration practices with release of written policy in Howard County

May 11, 2017 - Pedestrian struck by vehicle dies at hospital overnight

May 10, 2017 - Police investigating Ellicott City collision involving a pedestrian

May 10, 2017 - Detectives arrest seven men in prostitution operation

May 4, 2017 - Police capture escaped prisoner David Watson in Jessup

May 3, 2017 - Authorities continue search for escaped prisoner David Watson after possible sighting in Jessup

May 3, 2017 - HCPD to honor fallen officers at memorial ceremony

May 1, 2017 - U.S. Marshals take lead on search for escaped prisoner

April 2017

April 29, 2017 - Police continue investigation, suspend ground search for escaped prisoner

April 28, 2017 - Police searching for escaped prisoner in Jessup (update)

April 28, 2017 - Police searching for escaped prisoner in Jessup

April 26, 2017 - Ellicott City man charged in two pharmacy robberies 

April 21, 2017 - Timothy Powers taken into custody without incident

April 21, 2017 - Police searching for Detention Center inmate who left hospital

April 18, 2017 - State tax refunds to be withheld from Marylanders with open warrants in Howard County

April 10, 2017 - Police to hold annual awards ceremony

April 1, 2017 - Va. man arrested for trying to run down officers overnight

March 2017

March 31, 2017 - Howard County Fire and Police Departments partner for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

March 31, 2017 - N.J. man dies in Jessup industrial accident

March 27, 2017 - Animal Control seeks information in puppy cruelty case

March 24, 2017 - Man arrested for human trafficking

March 23, 2017 - Driver in Elkridge collision pronounced dead at hospital

March 23, 2017 - Police investigating serious Elkridge collision

March 20, 2017 - Detectives arrest five in ongoing heroin investigation

March 20, 2017 - Detectives arrest five men in prostitution operation

March 18, 2017 - Impaired driving enforcement detail results in arrest of 13 drivers

March 8, 2017 - Police charge three suspects in credit card theft scheme

March 7, 2017 - Suspect in gas station robbery and carjacking taken into custody

March 6, 2017 - Five arrested on drug charges after police investigate complaints

March 6, 2017 - Police searching for suspect in Columbia robbery and carjacking

March 1, 2017 - Police identify driver in fatal single-vehicle collision

March 1, 2017 - Police investigating fatal single-vehicle collision in Ellicott City

February 2017

Feb. 27, 2017 - Police charge suspect in HCPD police-involved shooting, ID officer

Feb. 24, 2017 - Officer nearly struck by car, fires at driver wanted in arrest warrant

Feb. 22, 2017 - Police release photos of suspect in January bank robbery attempt

Feb. 21, 2017 - Detectives arrest eight men in prostitution operation

Feb. 13, 2017 - Bank robbery suspect Nathan Fischer taken into custody

Feb. 3, 2017 - Warrant issued for bank robbery suspect Nathan Fischer

Feb. 3, 2017 - Police urge football fans to drive sober on Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 3, 2017 - Taneytown man indicted for homicide by motor vehicle

January 2017

Jan. 30, 2017 - Traffic stop leads to heroin distribution arrest

Jan. 27, 2017 - Three suspects charged with armed robbery after following victim from casino

Jan. 27, 2017 - Police find no evidence of a personal relationship in investigation of murder-suicide of Ellicott City teens

Jan. 19, 2017 - Police charge three suspects in recent commercial burglaries

Jan. 19, 2017 - Police investigating non-fatal shooting in Columbia

Jan. 18, 2017 - Police identify victim in fatal house fire

Jan. 18, 2017 - Driver in Laurel collision has died

Jan. 17, 2017 - Police identify driver in Laurel single-vehicle collision

Jan. 16, 2017 - Police investigating single-vehicle collision in Laurel

Jan. 9, 2017 - Police identify suspects charged in non-fatal shooting

Jan. 9, 2017 - Officers' ID'd in police-involved shooting

Jan. 7, 2017 - Suspects in custody following non-fatal shooting in Columbia

Jan. 7, 2017 - Police release identity of suspect in violent domestic incident

Jan. 7, 2017 - Man attacks officers in violent domestic incident, shot by police

Jan. 3, 2017 - Suspect in New Year’s murder of Ellicott City teen dies

Jan. 1, 2017 - Police confirm ID of juvenile suspect in homicide and attempted-suicide inside Ellicott City home

Jan. 1, 2017 - Police investigating homicide and attempted-suicide inside Ellicott City home

December 2016

Dec. 30, 2016 - Hagerstown man indicted for homicide by motor vehicle

Dec. 29, 2016 - Police identify suspects charged in armed robbery of grocery store

Dec. 28, 2016 - Police investigating Jessup collision involving pedestrian

Dec. 28, 2016 - Two suspects in custody following armed robbery of grocery store

Dec. 27, 2016 - Police arrest second suspect in Laurel double shooting

Dec. 23, 2016 - Laurel shooting victim dies of injuries

Dec. 21, 2016 - Police arrest Laurel man in double shooting

Dec. 19, 2016 - Police investigating non-fatal double shooting in Laurel

Dec. 15, 2016 - Clarksville man charged with 42 counts of vandalism

Dec. 8, 2016 - Police nab package thieves with a truckful of stolen holiday deliveries

Dec. 7, 2016 - Police investigating fatal collision in Columbia

Dec. 4, 2016 - Impaired driving enforcement detail results in arrest of 11 drivers

November 2016

Nov. 23, 2016 - Police aim for safe holiday season

Nov. 22, 2016 - Ellicott City woman indicted for vehicular manslaughter and drug charges

Nov. 21, 2016 - Elkridge man charged with sexual solicitation of a child

Nov. 10, 2016 - Driver charged with DUI in August collision that injured officer

Nov. 2, 2016 - Police searching for white Honda in non-fatal hit & run

October 2016

Oct. 30, 2016 - Impaired driving enforcement detail results in arrest of 14 drivers

Oct. 28, 2016 - Suspect arrested in July homicide at Laurel hotel

Oct. 28, 2016 - Police prepare for safe Halloween

Oct. 26, 2016 - Police remind residents: always lock your car

Oct. 21, 2016 - Non-fatal shooting and arrest in Columbia

Oct. 17, 2016 - Police identify second pedestrian in fatal Jessup collision

Oct. 16, 2016 - Police investigating motorcycle collision in Highland

Oct. 16, 2016 - Police ask for public's help to identify pedestrian killed in Jessup collision

Oct. 16, 2016 - Police investigating fatal collision involving pedestrians

Oct. 5, 2016 - Two Maryland men arrested in human trafficking and drug case

Oct. 4, 2016 - Police investigating serious motorcycle collision

September 2016

Sept. 30, 2016 - Police investigating fatal collision involving a pedestrian

Sept. 26, 2016 - Armed man in police standoff is in serious, but stable, condition

Sept. 26, 2016 - Suspect in standoff with police shot after pointing gun at officers

Sept. 23, 2016 - Police ask for public help to identify Columbia bank robbery suspect

Sept. 22, 2016 - Laurel man arrested on drug, firearm charges

Sept. 20, 2016 - Police double reward to $10K in July motel murder

Sept. 16, 2016 - Police implement “Transaction Safe Place” for online sale exchanges

Sept. 15, 2016 - Suspect charged in Columbia murder

Sept. 14, 2016 - Man in custody in Columbia murder investigation

Sept. 14, 2016 - Police confirm ID of man killed in Columbia apartment

Sept. 14, 2016 - Child in Jessup crash on MD-32 dies overnight

Sept. 13, 2016 - Serious crash shuts down MD-32 east in Jessup

Sept. 13, 2016 - Man found dead in Columbia apartment

Sept. 10, 2016 - Police identify driver, passenger in fatal Ellicott City collision

Sept. 10, 2016 - Police investigating fatal single-vehicle collision in Ellicott City

Sept. 9, 2016 - Police identify man who died after falling from scaffolding in Ellicott City

Sept. 9, 2016 - Man dies after falling from scaffolding in Ellicott City

Sept. 9, 2016 - Howard County Police Pace to raise money for charitable efforts

Sept. 9, 2016 - Two Baltimore men charged in Ellicott City bank robbery

Sept. 2, 2016 - Cyclist critical after crash into embankment in Savage

Sept. 2, 2016 - Adult son charged in death of parents in Laurel

Sept. 1, 2016 - Two people found deceased at Laurel residence, police investigating

August 2016

Aug. 29, 2016 - Sobriety checkpoint yields four arrests

Aug. 26, 2016 - Howard County police focus on safety in school zones

Aug. 26, 2016 - Police identify drivers, passenger in collision involving fire vehicle

Aug. 26, 2016 - Police investigating collision involving fire department vehicle

Aug. 23, 2016 - Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint

Aug. 22, 2016 - Police arrest suspect following sale of fraudulent concert tickets

Aug. 19, 2016 - Police investigating fatal motorcycle collision in Columbia

Aug. 18, 2016 - Police investigating two-vehicle collision in Ellicott City

Aug. 15, 2016 - Man dies in early morning crash in Elkridge

Aug. 6, 2016 - Suspect in custody following armed robbery of Ellicott City bank

Aug. 6, 2016 - Police investigating single-vehicle collision in Savage

Aug. 5, 2016 - UPDATE: Police identify officer, civilians involved in three vehicle collision

Aug. 5, 2016 - Police investigating three vehicle collision involving officer

Aug. 2, 2016 - UPDATE: Police identify woman injured in West Friendship collision

Aug. 2, 2016 - Woman injured in single-vehicle collision in West Friendship

July 2016

July 29, 2016 - Police to kick-off National Night Out Aug. 2

July 29, 2016 - Woman critical after late night collision in West Friendship

July 26, 2016 - Laurel man charged in human trafficking of two girls

July 22, 2016 - Complaints lead to arrest of Columbia marijuana dealer

July 21, 2016 - Nine men arrested in prostitution operation

July 20, 2016 - UPDATE: Missing elderly man located in good condition

July 7, 2016 - Police encourage residents to be suspicious of unsolicited offers, scams

July 6, 2016 - WANTED: Kenneth Diggs for murder at Laurel motel

July 2, 2016 - Police identify victims in Laurel shooting

July 2, 2016 - Police investigating double shooting in Laurel

June 2016

June 28, 2016 - Two charged in wire thefts and home break-ins

June 19, 2016 - Police identify drivers, passenger in Elkridge collision

June 19, 2016 - Police investigating two-vehicle collision in Elkridge

June 10, 2016 - Police identify drivers of fatal two-vehicle collision in Marriottsville

June 10, 2016 - Police identify pedestrian in Ellicott City collision

June 9, 2016 - Police investigating fatal two-vehicle collision in Marriottsville

June 9, 2016 - Police investigating Ellicott City collision involving pedestrian

June 8, 2016 - Police shut down Columbia drug ring with indictments of 26 people

June 7, 2016 - Police to participate in Special Olympics Torch Run

June 5, 2016 - UPDATE: Police identify driver, passenger in fatal collision

June 5, 2016 - Teen killed in fatal single-vehicle collision in Elkridge

May 2016

May 31, 2016 - Police identify driver in fatal collision

May 31, 2016 - Police investigating fatal single-vehicle collision in Ellicott City

May 27, 2016 - Police seek public's help to locate critical missing woman

May 27, 2016 - Police identify victim of fatal industrial accident in Jessup

May 27, 2016 - Police investigating fatal industrial accident in Jessup

May 26, 2016 - HCPD urges drivers to travel safely this holiday weekend 

May 25, 2016 - Police seek public's help to locate missing Fulton man

May 24, 2016 - Two teens charged in three robberies at Columbia gas station

May 24, 2016 - Howard County Police participate in nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat belt campaign

May 18, 2016 - UPDATE: Passenger in Route 100 collision dies

May 17, 2016 - Police charge suspect in Columbia road rage incident

May 17, 2016 - UPDATE: Police identify driver, passenger in Route 100 collision

May 17, 2016 - Police investigating single-vehicle collision with serious injuries

May 13, 2016 - Ellicott City pair charged with largest-ever indoor marijuana-growing operation in Howard County

May 12, 2016 - Howard County Fire and Police Departments partner in active shooter training

May 5, 2016 - UPDATE: Driver injured in Cooksville collision has died

May 5, 2016 - Police investigating two-vehicle collision in Cooksville

May 5, 2016 - Police issue warning about recent telephone scam

May 4, 2016 - Police searching for driver and car involved in hit and run

May 4, 2016 - Howard County Police to honor fallen officers at memorial ceremony

April 2016

April 29, 2016 - Police arrest Ellicott City man on drugs and weapons charges

April 29, 2016 - Work group sets initial goals for body camera pilot program in Howard County

April 25, 2016 - Police investigate non-fatal collision involving dirt bike

April 19, 2016 - Police identify pedestrian in fatal collision

April 19, 2016 - Man charged with trafficking two teenage girls

April 19, 2016 - Police investigating fatal pedestrian collision in Jessup

April 15, 2016 - One week left to register for HCPD Youth Police Academy

April 12, 2016 - Police to hold annual awards ceremony April 13

April 8, 2016 - Police charge Columbia teens in series of commercial burglaries

April 1, 2016 - Police arrest two for selling heroin in Elkridge

March 2016

March 31, 2016 - Howard County Fire and Police Departments partner for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

March 30, 2016 - Social media helps solve robbery

March 30, 2016 - Laurel man charged with murder-for-hire; paid undercover officer to kill his wife

March 28, 2016 - Suspect in Jessup shooting found dead of apparent suicide

March 27, 2016 - Police searching for suspect in double shooting in Jessup

March 24, 2016 - UPDATE: Police identify two drivers killed in multi-vehicle collision

March 24, 2016 - Multi-vehicle collision kills two drivers in Columbia

March 24, 2016 - Police encourage residents to protect themselves against scams

March 21, 2016 - Hotel staff alerts police to human trafficking case

March 14, 2016 - Police identify suspect arrested following bank robbery

March 11, 2016 - Suspect arrested following Woodbine bank robbery

March 11, 2016 - Two Columbia teens charged in home burglaries

March 4, 2016 - Police host Collision Avoidance Training for younger drivers

March 4, 2016 - Two juveniles charged in East Columbia robberies

February 2016

Feb. 29, 2016 - Police investigating apparent suicide on train tracks

Feb. 26, 2016 - UPDATE: Police identify drivers in multi-vehicle collision

Feb. 26, 2016 - Police investigating multi-vehicle collision in Ellicott City

Feb. 24, 2016 - UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian in fatal Laurel collision

Feb. 24, 2016 - Detectives arrest 13 men in prostitution operation

Feb. 24, 2016 - Police investigating fatal collision involving pedestrian

Feb. 23, 2016 - Detectives track attempted murder suspect to Texas

Feb. 17, 2016 - One arrested, second suspect wanted in human trafficking case

Feb. 10, 2016 - Police investigating Laurel collision involving pedestrian

Feb. 5, 2016 - Police urge football fans to drive sober on Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 4, 2016 - Police arrest 8 men in prostitution operation

January 2016

Jan. 20, 2016 - Photos on social media close year-old ATM robbery case

Jan. 16, 2016 - Driver charged with attempted murder of officers

Jan. 16, 2016 - Police shoot at vehicle after driver refuses to exit and accelerates at officers

Jan. 15, 2016 - Recruit class partners with Autism Society

Jan. 5, 2016 - School employee charged with theft

Jan. 5, 2016 - UPDATE: Missing Columbia teen returned home unharmed

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