Howard County Police provide some common sense tips for safe shopping this season

Happy Black Friday to all of my readers. The Howard County Police Department has posted some tips for you this holiday season: Good morning! Is this early or late by Black Friday standards? Either way, here's a few common sense tips for safe shopping this season: • Travel with a group or in pairs, and schedule shopping trips during the day. • Stay...

New website for Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County

On November 22nd State’s Attorney for Howard County Rich Gibson announced the following: One of the issues I campaigned on was improving the accessibility of the State's Attorney's Office. To that end I am pleased to announce that our new website is up and running. You can find it at www.howardcountysao.org There you can find information about the office, our structure, how...

Amendment would change the Howard County plastic bag fee to a ban in 2021

A recently filed amendment by Councilmember Deb Jung to CB64-2019 would take the legislation for the Howard County plastic bag fee/tax from a punitive tax on shoppers to a full out ban on plastic bags at checkout in July of 2021. Amendment 3 to CB64-2019: (This Amendment bans disposable plastic bags beginning July 1, 2021.) is a step in the...

Howard County Police investigating fatal Elkridge collision involving a pedestrian

NEWS RELEASE: Police investigating fatal Elkridge collision involving a pedestrian Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian in Elkridge. At approximately 5:46 p.m. a 2004 Toyota Sienna was traveling southbound on Washington Boulevard just south of Montgomery Road when it struck an adult male pedestrian in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name...

New amendments filed to the Howard County Plastic Bag Fee Legislation CB64-2019

Three new amendments were filed relating to CB64-2019 (Howard County Plastic Bag Fee/Tax). Here is a breakdown of each amendment: Amendment 1 from Councilmember Jones: https://apps.howardcountymd.gov/olis/GetFile.aspx?id=26202 On page 2, in line 6, strike “10%” and substitute “20%”. This would double the money that stores are allowed to keep from the punitive fee (to 1 cent for every bag they distribute to you...

Howard County Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in Nov 5 commercial burglaries in Dayton

RECOGNIZE THIS SUSPECT? Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in Nov. 5 commercial burglaries in the 3900 block of Ten Oaks Road in Dayton. The suspect gained entry to three businesses at this location. He entered Absolute Landscaping & Turf Services, Inc., by cutting a lock and stole landscaping equipment (seen on video); entered...

Will The Howard County Council Sneak In A Punitive Plastic Bag Fee While You Are Not Watching?

While many in this county have been hyper focused on the redistricting process happening with the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS)...our County Council has brought forward a new fee/tax that most people are not focused on...a new punitive fee/tax on shoppers that accept plastic bags at checkout from stores. CB64-2019 was introduced while the HCPSS redistricting process was happening....

Howard County Police have made two arrests in a Nov 24 robbery in Elkridge

Announced via HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, Tuesday, November 26, 2019: ARREST: Robbery update Police have made two arrests in a Nov. 24 robbery in the 6100 block of Washington Boulevard in Elkridge. An adult male victim reported that he was at a motel with a female acquaintance when a male suspect approached him, displayed a handgun, and demanded his belongings. The...

HCPSS schools and offices to close for Special Primary Election on February 4, 2020

Announced via HCPSS website: Schools, Offices to Close for Special Primary Election on February 4, 2020 All Howard County Public School System schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, due to the special primary election to fill the 7th congressional district seat vacated following the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings. HCPSS schools and offices already are scheduled...

Howard County Government Closings for Thanksgiving Holiday on November 28 and 29

For those wondering what local government resources will be open and what will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday...here is a post for you: Howard County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, community centers, athletic centers, activity rooms, historic sites, 50+ centers and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28. There will be...