Category archives for: Police & Fire

30 DUI Arrests Made Super Bowl Weekend


Howard County police managed to arrest 30 people this weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol. Most of this was one on Route 40, with the intent of keeping impaired drivers off the road. The effort was part of the “40 on 40″ campaign.

Pay Attention to Distraction Burglaries

criminal standing near a jail

The Howard County Police Department wants to warn people about “distraction burglaries”. What’s a distraction burglary? It works like this: One burglar rings the doorbell, says they’re from a particular utility company, and they need to check the meter. So you take this guy to go look at your meter, and his buddy standing outside [...]

Vehicle Thefts reported in Dunloggin


Several pieces of property including phone chargers, money, and a GPS were stolen from unlocked cars in an Ellicott City neighborhood. Police say that in order to prevent this crime, folks should lock their car doors.

Benefits Enhanced for Volunteer Firefighters


A new plan has been announced that will provide volunteer firefighters with improved benefits. The changes will affect those who have served for 25 years or more. Read More >>

Howard County Teen Involved in Terror Plot

A Howard County Teen has been convicted of aiding terrorists in Philadelphia.  Prosecutors are seeking up to 10 years in prison for this crime.  Read More >>

Police Shoot Man at BJs

A man trying to shoplift from BJs was shot by police after brandishing a knife. Read More >>

Columbia Teen Indicted


he  Columbia 17-year-old who is accused of raping a 14-year-old student inside Wilde Lake High School was indicted on rape and assault charges by a Howard County grand jury this week.  Read More >>

Pizza Boli’s Robbers Cut Phone Lines in Columbia


Two masked men, one armed with a handgun, the other with a knife, entered the Pizza Boli’s at 7060 Oakland Mills Road and ordered the employees to get to the ground and empty their pockets. The two men removed cash from the register, took cash from employees and cut phone lines before fleeing through a [...]

13 Year Old Charged in Burglaries


One 13-year-old, two 14-year-olds and a 17-year-old are believed to be involved with a string of burglaries that began in November, police said.  Read More >>

Ellicott City citizen arrested for multiple burglaries


Kenneth Vollmerhausen of Ellicott City had been on probation due to an account of first-degree burglary on December 4th. Throughout December there was a report of a burglary around the same area, police later … Read More

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