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Victim's husband helps capture suspect in assault, rape attempt

A Brooklyn Park man and his neighbor subdued an intruder who allegedly attempted to rape the man's wife early yesterday morning, police said.


Police said a man broke into a Seward Avenue residence through a rear window at about 3:40 a.m. and went to the woman's bedroom, where he stabbed her in the right forearm and struck her in the face with his fist.

As the suspect attempted to remove the woman's clothing and rape her, she cried for help, police said. The cries were heard by the woman's husband, who, with the help of a neighbor, captured the suspect and held him until his arrest, police said.


Steven Lee Brown, 28, of the 3600 block of St. Victor St. in Baltimore, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to rape, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Harbor Hospital in South Baltimore, where she was treated and released.

Brooklyn Park woman faces drug charges

A Brooklyn Park woman was arrested on drug charges over the weekend by a state trooper who was called to an apartment by a landlord concerned about the tenant's 18-month-old child, police said.

When Trooper Rick Long of the Glen Burnie barracks arrived at the apartment in the 400 block of Cresswell Road about 12:13 p.m. Saturday, police said, he saw marijuana, later weighed as 136.4 grams, on a table near the door.

Denise Nemetheargo, 38, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Police said they also seized 1.3 grams of PCP, and the woman also was charged with possession of that drug.

Cpl. Tony C. Graham said the woman's 18-month-old child was staying with relatives. Police said they also confiscated scales and weights.