Woman arrested on assault charges


A county police officer put a bag over a Linthicum woman's head Monday night to keep her from spitting on him after he arrested her on assault and battery charges, officials said.

Northern District Officer Richard Schinzel was called to a house in the 6800 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard about 11:40 p.m. to investigate a domestic assault. Kimberly A. Kuhn, who lives in the house, told Officer Schinzel her adult daughter was on drugs and had attacked a child there, police said. The patrolman arrested Ms. Kuhn's daughter after she refused to leave, police said.

The woman cursed Officer Schinzel and spat on his right shoulder as he put her in the patrol car, the officer reported. Officer Schinzel got a paper bag from Ms. Kuhn, punched a few holes in it and put it over the woman's head to avoid her body fluids, police said.

Christine Ann Stalba, 29, of the 6800 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, was charged with two counts of assault and battery, police said.

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