The following information was reported by the Howard County Police Department on June 24th:

Robbery

Columbia, 21044: 5600 block of April Journey Road, June 21 5 a.m.An adult female victim reported that several male suspects entered her residence through a basement window. One suspect displayed a gun, and the suspects threatened other residents before stealing shoes, jewelry, and cell phones. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing.

SUSPECTS: five male suspects, one wearing a gray shirt, another wearing a gray hoodie and red shorts, a third wearing a blue hoodie and dark blue jeans, no further description

Assault/weapon violation
Note: Police do not believe the following three cases are connected, but are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information should contact 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.

Elkridge, 21075: 7100 block of Maiden Point Place, June 23 1 a.m.
Police responded for a noise complaint and observed several people fighting, then heard a gunshot. They learned that several suspects assaulted a juvenile victim, who was not injured. Police located the suspects and arrested them.

ARRESTED: Christianne Igao, 17, of Hickery Ridge Road in Columbia, and Avery Woods, 16, of Evening Primrose Road in Laurel, charged as adults with assault and weapon violations; and two male juveniles, 17, of Baltimore and Laurel, charged with assault

Columbia, 21044: 10200 block of Hickory Ridge Road, June 23 2:02 a.m.
Police responded for a report of fight and learned that one group in a vehicle fired shots at the other group before fleeing. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing.

Columbia, 21046: 7600 block of Murray Hill Road, June 23 11:33 p.m.
Two adult male victims reported that they were sitting in their parked car when they were approached by several male suspects who attempted to enter the vehicle. A suspect then shot at the vehicle. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing.

SUSPECTS: approximately five black male suspects in their teens or early 20s, no further description

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There are other items noted in the daily crime log…be sure to check it out.

One incident reported on June 21st and three on June 23rd. That seems like a lot for that short period of time. This might make a good follow up story on the blog…are the number of gun related incidents in Howard County up in 2019, the same or actually lower? I do not know but maybe a question pose to the HCPD in the near future. Maybe I can even get a quote from HCPD Police Chief Lisa Myers on this topic…something for me to look into in the near future.

If you have any information about the incidents above…but sure to reach out to HCPD (as noted above). I saw many on social media and on platforms like Nextdoor mentioning gunshots heard over the weekend.

Scott E