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On January 12, 2018 at 10:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police officers located a grey 2014 Honda Accord in the area of Countess Drive and Village Queen Drive, 21117. The car was reported stolen from Baltimore City on January 6, 2018. A suspect was seen inside the car and drove on Village Queen Drive towards Reisterstown Road. While on Village Queen Drive, an officer pulled his car in front of the suspect. The suspect reversed the car, driving over top of the curb and sidewalk. Another officer drove his car up to the Honda and was struck by the stolen car as the suspect continue to elude the uniformed officers.

The suspect inside the stolen Honda drove off again towards Reisterstown Road. An officer exited his car as the stolen car was approaching the officer’s direction. The suspect drove the stolen car at the officer. This officer withdrew his service weapon and fired several times at the stolen car, as the car drove towards him. The officer was not hit by the car. The suspect continued to flee with the stolen car, traveling on Reisterstown Road. A few minutes later, the Honda was found on Naylors Lane and Old Court Road, 21208. The suspect was not inside the stolen car.

Police continued to search the area and located the suspect on Greenwood Road near Old Court Road. The 18-year-old was placed under arrest. He did not suffer any injuries and did not require any medical treatment. The officer who fired his weapon was not injured. The officer inside the struck car received minor non-life-threatening injuries. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. 

Baltimore County Police have charged Alberto R. Yataco, MD., of the 1200-block of Culvert Road, 21286 with second-degree rape, sexual abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offense, two counts of fourth-degree sex offenses, and two counts of second-degree assault. Dr. Yataco is the owner and operator of Get Well Immediate Care located in the 7800-block of York Road, 21024. The investigation began when the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit received a complaint from a 16-year-old female who felt that she was assaulted by Dr. Yataco. She told police that she was inappropriately touched by the doctor during a routine medical treatment. The victim felt that the doctor’s touching was not a part of her treatment. Detectives then learned of a second victim, a 28-year-old woman, who also claimed that she was touched by Dr. Yataco in a manner that did not appear to be consistent with her medical symptoms. Dr. Yataco is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

Anyone with additional information, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020 or the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit at (410) 853-3650. 

Just after 1:00 p.m. on December 20, 2017, Baltimore County Police were called to the 4700-block of Stellabrooke Lane, 21237 for a serious assault. Police learned that a 14-year-old boy was returning home from school, along with a relative. When the boy got out of a car, he was approached by a suspect and struck several times with a baseball bat. After assaulting the child, the suspect ran from the area. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is currently in serious condition. If anyone has information about this crime, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Revised June 27, 2017