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Police car struck, naked woman hospitalized in separate chases

Baltimore police investigate car crash on 3000 block of East Baltimore Street on Tuesday
Baltimore police investigate car crash on 3000 block of East Baltimore Street on Tuesday (Cassidy Johnson, Baltimore Sun)

A suspect in a Baltimore drug investigation rammed a city police sergeant's car as he sped away from officers in the Highlands neighborhood Tuesday, police said.

The sergeant, who was not identified, was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released, police said. The officer was on foot, and the police car struck him, police said. The suspect escaped after the crash, which happened at about noon in the 3000 block of E. Baltimore St., police said. The incident started in the 3800 block, police said. Police did not identify the suspect or give any additional details.

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In a separate incident two hours earlier on the northwest side of the city, a woman driving a stolen car led officers on a chase in the 3900 block of Wabash Ave. in East Arlington before crashing into foliage in front of a nearby home, police said. Officers called for the police Foxtrot helicopter, which helped find her in a nearby wooded area. The woman, who was naked at the time, was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation and was not identified.

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