From the Baltimore County Police Department's Essex precinct website:
Bird River Road, 10200 block. 10:23 p.m., Jan. 6. Two males approached an unspecified number of victims for a drug deal. One of the two displayed a gun. The pair took money from the victims and fled on foot.
Middle River Road, 900 block. 6:30 p.m., Jan. 6. A man was on his phone when two boys approached and grabbed it, then fled into nearby town homes.
Seagate Court, unit block. Between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Jan. 3. Someone forced open a read door and took a laptop and cell phone.
Ebenezer Road, 5500 block. 4:20 a.m., Jan. 3. Someone broke a glass window and entered the Sprint store, where phone accessories were taken.
Landmark Court, unit block. Between 5:15 and 7:15 p.m., Jan. 1. Someone forced open a back door to a home and destroyed property.
For questions about this police blotter, email firstname.lastname@example.org and to report a crime or provide information on one of the matters listed above, contact Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020.