BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WBFF) - Recent violent crimes in Baltimore County and Howard County include a suspect with an axe at a Dundalk home invasion, an armed robbery in Columbia, an attack with a golf club in Perry Hall and a robbery where a woman was punched in the head in Woodlawn.
A scary home invasion was reported in the middle of the day, at 12:20 p.m. Oct. 17, on Kelmore Road at Lynch Road in Dundalk, according to police reports.
The victim was in the kitchen when the suspect shattered the glass in the back door, opened the door and approached the victims with an axe.
The suspect then searched the house for valuables. An officer arrived and he was arrested.
At 10:35 a.m. that day on Windsor Mill Road at Summerfield Road in Woodlawn, a known suspect approached a victim, grabbed her arm, grabbed her by the neck and "punched the victim in the head with a closed fist, knocking her to the ground," said police.
The suspect then stole the victim's private information and fled.
In Columbia that day, a teenager said he was approached by two male suspects on Foreland Garth at 8:59 p.m., according to Howard County police.
The suspects displayed a gun and stole his cell phone before fleeing. No injuries were reported.
The suspects are described only as two black males, one wearing a red sweater and dark blue jeans.
In Perry Hall on Oct. 16, a "known suspect" assaulted someone with a golf club after an argument on Silvage Road, off Kahlston Road.
The victim was injured and taken to a local hospital, and the suspect was arrested.
On Oct. 14, Ramada Inn in Pikesville, on Reisterstown Road just south of the Beltway, was robbed at gunpoint at 5:53 p.m.
A suspect pointed a gun at the victim and took a large amount of cash from the drawer before fleeing.
Days Inn in the Towson/Parkville area, on Loch Raven Boulevard at Joppa Road, had an attempted armed robbery at 11 p.m. Oct. 15.
Two suspects, one of them armed, demanded money. They weren't able to get any, however, and fled.
Police in the Towson area are warning of a rash of thefts from vehicles.
Police said that almost a dozen vehicles have been targeted in recent weeks in the areas of Stoneleigh, Idlewylde, Anneslie and Overbrook.
"The vehicles were parked in driveways and on the street. In nearly all the cases, the vehicles were left unlocked and valuables were taken," said Baltimore County police on their website. "Fortunately, we have identified two individuals who are responsible and summons' have been issued charging them with the crimes."