OFFICER ASSAULTED: Western District -- After a female hacker, the driver of an unlicensed cab, tore up a traffic ticket given to her by Officer Darryl Oxyer in the 2000 block of Edmondson Ave. Sunday morning, the officer reached into the woman's car to detain her and was burned on the left forearm with a lighted cigarette. Arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer was Patricia Green, 28, of the 200 block of Stonecraft Road. The officer was treated at Bon Secours Hospital and returned to duty.
PURSE SNATCH: Western District -- A resident of the 700 block of W. Lafayette Ave. was walking in the 1200 block of W. Lafayette Ave. Sunday when two youths stole her purse containing cash and property, all valued at $13.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- One man was arrested and two were being sought in connection with the robbery Sunday of a resident of the 2500 block of Edgecombe Circle North in the 1700 block of W. Baltimore St. The victim was beaten with fists and robbed of more than $100. Charged with assault and robbery and held in lieu of $25,000 bond was Michael Eades, 21, of the 3300 block of Burleith Ave.
BURGLARY: Eastern District -- Several pieces of clothing were stolen from Fashion Outlet at the Oldtown Mall in the 500 block of N. Gay St. Saturday or Sunday by someone who pried a security gate away from a window.
RAPE: Eastern District -- A 27-year-old woman was raped inside a house in the 600 block of E. 21st St. Sunday. The victim, who lived near the scene, was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
BURGLARY: Eastern District -- Someone entered a house in the 1300 block of N. Chapel St. through the front door Sunday and stole a TV valued at nearly $200.
BURGLARY: Eastern District -- Police were seeking a known suspect who entered a house in the 1100 block of N. Rutland Ave. Sunday and stole a woman's coat valued at $130.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Northern District -- After a resident of the 400 block of E. 23rd St. gave a man she knows a ride to the 5600 block of Midwood Ave. Sunday, the man implied he was armed as he got out of the car and robbed the woman of $40. Later, police arrested a 26-year-old suspect and were holding him pending robbery charges.
STOLEN CAR: Northern District -- A 1985 Oldsmobile with Maryland tags ZMX051 was stolen from the 2500 block of Oakley Ave. over the weekend.
STOLEN CAR: Northern District -- Someone stole a 1987 Acura with Maryland tags ZNK176 from the 6300 block of Clearspring Road Sunday.
ROBBERY: Southern District -- A resident of the 800 block of Williams St. was near his home Sunday when a gunman robbed him of $64.
ASSAULT/ARREST:ASSAULT/ARREST: Southern District --
Police arrested a man who struck a resident of the first block of W. Talbot St. with a baseball bat near the victim's home Sunday. The victim was not seriously injured.
THEFT/ARRESTS: White Marsh District -- Three unidentified men in their mid-20s were arrested Sunday afternoon after purchasing about $40,000 worth of office equipment from Office Depot in the 8600 block of Pulaski Highway with stolen or phoney credit cards. The three were arrested a short time later at Middle River Road and Pulaski Highway by county police who searched their van and discovered more property reportedly bought with stolen or bogus credit cards. Police said the men, whose identities were not certain pending the results of fingerprint analysis, are suspected of similar purchases in other states along the east coast and that the federal authorities also were investigating.
ROBBERY: Towson District -- A man wearing a chef's hat and jacket robbed the American Cafe in the first block of W. Pennsylvania Ave. Saturday after gaining entry to the cafe by trick. An employee of the cafe allowed the man inside about 8:30 a.m. after he said he was a cook at a nearby restaurant and needed some pepper. Once inside, the man pulled out a silver handgun and stole an undisclosed sum. Before escaping, the gunman handcuffed the cafe employee, who freed himself and called the police.
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