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Police: Unknown Man Cut Woman Outside Perry Hall Home

Police urge anyone with information on the Hilltop Acres Road incident to call 911.

A Perry Hall woman reported being cut by an unknown man Friday night outside her front door, police said. 

At about 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, a 44-year-old woman was walking toward her home in the 5000 block of Hilltop Acres Road. While standing on her porch, a man who she did not know put his hand on her shoulder. As the woman pulled away, she realized that the man had a knife in his hand and had left a minor cut on her forearm. The man then ran away, according to a police report.

The woman was not hospitalized, according to Lt. Ron Brooks of the White Marsh police precinct.

Several officers and a K-9 unit searched the area for a suspect. A helicopter was not available due to a tornado warning in the area, Brooks said.

Increased police are patrolling the neighborhood. Investigators are following possible leads, and anyone with information on the incident is urged to call 911, according to Brooks.

PerryHallParent October 22, 2012 at 04:46 PM
There are more and more of these weirdos walking around Perry Hall and the surrounding area. While I'm glad I am trained and armed, this is a warning bell for this area. Hopefully, those involved in these crimes will be stopped (by the homeowner such as would the case in my home) or otherwise arrested and taken out of circulation. The fact is, you can't always (at least in Maryland) have your protection with you and this happened just outside the home.
Dan October 22, 2012 at 09:04 PM
There was no sort of description to be on look-out for?
Parkvillehoney October 22, 2012 at 09:13 PM
In the interest of public safety, I hope the Patch tries to get a description of the culprit and puts this info in your story. How can the public be on the lookout for this culprit without a description of the person?
Momma H October 22, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Exactly! Put out stories with good information. I saw a few guys walking around the neighborhood when I got home Friday after work and I'd like to know if it was one of them. I live on this road. Please update asap. Thanks.
@kungfubarber October 22, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I live here and very disturb something like this has happened in my neighborhood. I am glad that my neighbor recognized that the aggressor seemed out of place and was aware a weapon was in hand. After reading this I want to help my community in anyway possible so something like this or worse doesn't happen again. I personally will try to be observant of what goes on. Maybe this wont only help out but also build a stronger community. My heart goes out to the lady this happened to and I am glad she only recieved minor cuts. I hope emotionally she will be able to fully recover.
You October 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I work out my home office and during the day and often go for a walk or to the park or store. I have noticed many "odd" or "strange acting" individuals in the Perry Hall and White Marsh has been growing the past two/ three years during the day in particular. Of course, the PC world promotes that it is not proper to judge individuals by just seeing them walking around, not me. I will openly say what I have seen if it is out of place or odd when it comes to people. 1. I have seen a few times 4 homeless looking white guys around 18-24 years old hanging around in the woods together between Synder Rd. and E. Joppa Rd. during the day. I have also seen them by themselves walking around the streets in Perry Hall neighborhoods acting very guilty or cautious. They are obviously up to something. 2. I have noticed two black middle aged homeless men that wander around the area around 7-11 and Casa Mias during the day. They appear always to be drunk or whacked on something. I have watched them a few times walk off into the wooded area off of Silver Spring. Just peeps to keep your eyes open for. With all the daytime and early morning thefts from properties... who knows.
PerryHallParent October 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Good for you for telling it like it is. True, we shouldn't judge people by their appearance, but that is standard. I think that seeing a teenager with super wide legged pants and chains with piercings is FAR less intimidating than an odd single man, walking slowly and looking around. There is a far cry from making a statement (being a teen etc) than casing properties. I opened my front door yesterday and there was a car parked out front, blocking my mailbox. When they saw me come out, they realized where they were stopped and moved on. They could have been checking directions or making a call, but you notice things like that. I have been and will continue to be more vigilant in the protection of my property besides being properly armed.
Andrea H October 23, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I live on the street directly behind Hilltop Acres, and I would appreciate being given a description of the man so I know what to look for. The Patch's reporting style is ALWAYS lacking in regards to accurate descriptions of suspects. I am constantly on the lookout for people who seem out of place in my neighborhood. If you see someone walking, a big indicator of their true intentions lie in their shoes. For example, someone walking for exercise will not be wearing work boots. We had a young woman, who was jumpy and clearly under the influence of something, knock on our door and ask to vacuum our carpet so she could win a chance for a cruise. Funny thing is, she had no vacuum with her and was very pushy. Insisting on just vacuuming our steps or upstairs hallway. Uh...sure, come on in stranger! My roommate told her no, multiple times and suggested she try another house. The girl stated she had already been to our neighbors' houses. Unfortunately, taken aback by the situation, my roommate did not think to call the police. When I questioned our neighbors, all of which were home at the time, no one else experienced what my roommate did. I told them the story, in case something similar happened in the future. Stay vigilant, protect your home and look out for your neighbors. Let them know if anything strange goes on, or you see any suspicious people in or around your neighborhood.

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