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Crime Log: Man Attacked With Flower Pot, 3 Guns Stolen & More

The following information regarding police activity in Cockeysville, Hunt Valley and North County was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.

Another week, another bizarre armed robbery reported in Cockeysville. Read through the log to find out what we mean.

Six burglaries and one armed robbery fill out this week's crime log. Entries include stolen items ranging from high-priced electronics to fast food. Yes, fast food. 

Read last week's crime log here. 

The most alarming items stolen however were handguns—three to be exact—taken out of an unsecured home. That's sure to stir the debate about gun control issues circling the State House right about now. 

But we begin this week's log with a crime of passion (not literally) committed against an elderly Ravens fan. 

Crime Log

Dubbs Road, 16600 block, between 6 p.m., Jan. 12 and 10 a.m., Jan. 13. Someone stole an 82-year-old man’s Baltimore Ravens banner from his front yard.

York Road, 11000 block, between 12:17 and 8 a.m., Jan. 10. A burglar broke into Arby’s and stole fast food. Police noted that a dead bolt was damaged.

Lakecliff Court, unit block, between 8:20 and 8:21 p.m., Jan. 10. Two men bludgeoned a Cockeysville resident with a flowerpot before stealing his iPhone 4 and wallet. The victim was taken to GBMC to be treated for his head injury.

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Jarrettsville Pike, 14800 block, between 5 a.m. and 6:50 p.m., Jan. 9. A burglar pried open a rear window and ransacked a home. It is unknown what, if anything, was stolen.

Manor Road, 15400 block, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Jan. 9. A burglar stole three handguns, jewelry watches and money after intruding through an unlocked rear garage door.

Cuba Road, 14500 block, 10:54 a.m., Jan. 7. A burglar cut power to a Cockeysville home by “attacking [the] outside utility box,” according to the police report. The burglar proceeded to break the glass around the front door of home to get inside. An Xbox 360, 25 Xbox 360 games, various jewelry and a Dell laptop were stolen. A neighbor’s security camera caught the suspect’s vehicle—a large dark colored four-door sedan—on tape.

Corbett Road, 1000 block, Jan. 7. A burglar stole a wooden armoire and various jewelry from a Monkton home. 

Questions about the crime log or police activity in your neighborhood? Contact editor Nick DiMarco at Nickd@patch.com with your questions. 

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M. Sullivan January 14, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Haven't we had enough flower pot violence in this country! How can we get this under control?
Robert January 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM
Of course stolen handgun will "stir the debate about gun control issues." Pro-gun people always say that if you take guns away from law-abiding citizens, criminals will be the only ones left with guns. Unfortunately, criminals wouldn't have access to guns if it wasn't for the law-abiding citizens. Criminals obviously can't buy guns if they have certain convictions, so they just steal them from some who can. Or they buy them on the black market from a person who reported that his guns were stolen...
Gun Owner January 22, 2013 at 01:30 PM
That was no ordinary flower pot. That was an assault flowerpot, with a 30 bulb capacity. Don't try to sell one of those at a garden show here in Maryland.
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