A Baltimore man has been charged with the rape of a 90-year-old Cockeysville woman, police said yesterday.
Raymond Peter Boyer, 42, of the 400 block of Denison St. was charged with the rape of the woman in her home in March, police said.
According to charging documents, a man knocked on the woman's door about 8 a.m. March 30 and said he was working a construction job in the area. He asked her if she had a match to light his cigarette.
As the woman walked to her bedroom to find a match, the man entered the home, according to court papers. The man then raped the woman on her bed and robbed her of an unknown amount of cash before leaving, according to police and court documents.
Police said the man had a tattoo on an upper arm and was wearing a red hooded sweat shirt over a T-shirt with a number on the front, dark pants and dark shoes.
About a week after the assault, county police found a red sweat shirt that contained DNA at a bus stop near where the rape occurred, officials said.
Maryland State Police used the recovered evidence to search the state DNA database, and Boyer came up as a match, according to charging documents.
He was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.
Businessman enters council race
Raymond J. Krul, a businessman who once ran for lieutenant governor, is running for the Baltimore County Council seat in the 7th District, which covers Dundalk and parts of Essex.
Krul, 82, of Rosedale is running as a Republican for the seat held by Council Chairman John Olszewski Sr., who is in the final year of his second term. Olszewski said he plans to file for re-election. Community activist Bernice Myer, a Democrat, also is in the race.
Krul, an Army veteran of World War II, was Ross Z. Pierpont's running mate in 1978 when Pierpont ran for governor. Pierpont and Krul lost in the Republican primary.
Man, 42, found dead near home
The medical examiner's office ruled the death of a Catonsville man a homicide, county police said yesterday.
Tariku Yukon Dembi, 42, of the 6200 block of Old Frederick Road was found in the street, unconscious and with a head injury, about 11 p.m. Thursday in the block where he lived, police said.
Dembi was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He died Saturday, police said.
Police said no motive has been found.
Anyone with information about Dembi's death is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP.
Man arrested in beating at bar
County police have arrested an Overlea man in connection with a deadly beating outside a bar, police said.
Daniel Scott Rushton, 32, of the 5800 block of Westwood Ave. has been charged with first-degree murder and assault in the death of Robert Proescher, 53, of the 4700 block of Duncrest Road, police said.
According to police, on June 21, officers responded to Charlie Brown's bar in the 4900 block of Hazelwood Ave. in Overlea after the report of an injured person.
Witnesses told police that Proescher and Rushton had argued inside the bar and that Rushton was asked to leave.
Proescher told police he was hit in the head with a hammer. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he died two days later.
Rushton was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.
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