Cedar Lane Robbery and One Big Bird, Stolen: Crime Roundup

This information was supplied by the Howard County Police Department.



Police say a 15-year-old boy was walking on a foot path behind the 5800 block of Cedar Lane on Oct. 28 at about 6:15 p.m. when he was approached by four males.

The victim reports the suspects told him to give them his backpack, or they would shoot him, and one of the suspects put his hand near his waistband, implying a gun. According to police, the boy gave them his backpack and they ran toward Eliots Oak Road.

Police describe the suspects as four black males, ages 16 to 18 years old, about 5’ 10” and all wearing dark clothes.


Police are looking for two men after a reported armed robbery on the 6100 block of Old Dobbin Lane.

According to police, a victim and two others approached an officer in the parking lot of Columbia Crossing II on Oct. 31 at about 7:15 p.m. The victim said two men with black handguns tried to take his cell phone. While they were talking to the officer, the victim and one of his friends said they saw two men who were with the suspects before the robbery.

The men said they didn’t know anything about the robbery.

The suspects are described as two black men, one wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt with a black vest and short hair, the other in all black, with a black ski mask and shoulder-length dreadlocks.


A suspect used a paver outside of the Industrial Deli, on the 9100 block of Red Branch Road, and smashed the front glass just after 9 p.m. on Oct. 31, according to police. The suspect stole a cash register. 

Police describe the suspect as a white man, about 5’10” and 190 lbs. He was wearing a dark-colored jacket with reflective banding across the front, dark pants and white sneakers.


When police arrived at a house on the 9200 block of Connell Court just after midnight on Oct. 27, they found the resident’s boyfriend had broken the doorframe and forced his way in. Police found the boyfriend still at the house when they arrived. The 53-year-old Washington, D.C. man was charged with burglary and destruction of property.


Two jewelry boxes and a Kindle Fire were stolen from Faulkner Ridge Circle on Oct. 26 between 5 and 8 p.m., according to police. Suspects allegedly entered the home by removing a back screen from a ground-level bedroom.


A barking dog alerted his owner to an open back door at the home on the 6400 block of White Peach Place on Oct 31. A stick was propped in the door, keeping it from being opened all the way, but it was opened about 2 inches.


A victim on the 6600 block of Allen Lane told police that on Oct. 29, she unlocked a door to let her dog out at 4:30. About a half hour later, she heard noises inside and saw a light. She got out of bed and saw that her purse had been moved to a chair in the living room and her drivers license and debit card were missing. The victim also reported a laptop computer, cell phone and an iPod were missing from the living room and that someone had gone into two unlocked vehicles in the driveway, stealing an iPod from one.


Suspects entered a ground floor condo on the 10500 block of Twin Rivers Road on Oct. 30 at about 9:15, according to police. Nothing was reported stolen.


On Oct. 27 between 5:30 and 8 p.m., suspects entered a home on the 6200 block of Welcome Home Drive, according to police. A Macbook and power cable were reported stolen.


Ellicott City:

Unknown suspects kicked in a basement door at a home on the 2800 block of St. John’s Lane between Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. and Oct. 30 at 3 p.m., according to police. Two guitars, an antique shotgun and several tools were stolen.


A man walking across the parking lot at the Giant on the 4700 block of Dorsey Hall Drive just before 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 was hit in the head from behind by a suspect who then threw the victim on the ground, according to police. It’s not known if anything was stolen. Police describe the suspect as an Asian male, 6-feet-tall and 210 lbs. He was wearing a burgundy hoodie with the hood over his head.


Suspects broke into Honey Pig, on the 1000 block of Baltimore National Pike on Oct. 30 between 4:48 and 5:25 a.m., according to police. The suspects broke the front glass with a crowbar, police said, and tried to open two small safes. Nothing was stolen.


A resident told police he was upstairs with his kids at home on the 5200 block of Harvey Lane on the night of Oct 26 when he heard a “chime” from the door to the garage, indicating it was opened. When he went to check, the door was propped open. He woke up a few hours later, at about 1 a.m. on Oct. 27, and found his iPad and Macbook were missing, police said.


Between the night of Oct. 26 and the morning of Oct. 27, suspects entered a residence on the 5200 block of Talbots Landing through an unlocked side door, according to police. Police say the suspect stole an iPhone and laptop computer, then left through the same door.


A woman told police she was home on the 800 block of Chapel View Road on Oct. 26 when she heard a noise that sounded like someone banging against her window. When she went upstairs, the woman told police that three of her dresser drawers were dumped out on the floor and that jewelry was missing.  The next day, she told police she noticed an unfamiliar ladder in the grass between her and her neighbor’s yard.


Police say that sometime between Oct. 18 and Oct. 27, suspects kicked in the back door to a residence on the 5000 block of Blacksmith Drive and stole a TV and an iPhone.


Police say residents returned to the 2900 block of Fox Fire Court after a weekend trip to find the front door frame damaged. Suspects used a pry tool to enter the home, according to police, where they stole a wooden case containing sterling sliverware, jewelry and a credit card.


A large, green-winged Macaw bird was stolen from a home on the 8300 block of Reservoir Road in Clarksville, according to police. Suspects broke a back basement window sometime between Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. to get into the house, police said, and stole the bird and an “expensive” bird cage.


Between 3 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. on the night of Oct. 30/morning of Oct. 31, a cash box was stolen from Brass Sales Co. on the 6300 block of Howard Lane, according to police. There were no signs of forced entry into the building, police say, and the suspects may have been in the store when it closed. There were signs of forced entry to an interior office, where the cash box was stolen.


Unknown suspects entered the yard of Sanford Kramer Plumbing on the 8100 block of Lark Brown Road sometime between 6 p.m. Oct. 30 and 6:35 a.m. Oct. 31, according to police. The suspects used the combination to unlock the front gate, according to police, and then entered three unlocked work trucks. Nothing was stolen. 


Suspects broke a side window at Holly Sales & Service on the 6300 block of Howard Lane sometime between the night of Oct. 29 and the next morning, but did not enter the store, according to police.


Suspects broke into Venetian Nails & Spa on the 6000 block of Marshallee Drive sometime between the night of Oct. 29 and the next morning. According to police, suspects rifled through all of the manicure work station drawers and stole cash.


A generator was stolen from the 9500 block of Jeanne Court between Oct. 18 and Oct. 28, according to police. There were no signs of forced entry.


Suspects stole about 60 cartons of cigarettes from the 2 Go Convenience Store on the 9000 block of Washington Boulevard in Savage, according to police. The suspects twisted the front-door lock to get in.

Michaelwritescode November 02, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Big Bird stolen? Has Romney been in the area?
Voice of the Voiceless November 03, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Who would you contact to get more information regarding the stolen Macaw? Would like to list this on the parrot lost and found boards in order to try to reunite the parrot with the owners. Thank you.


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