LAWRENCE — In a case of what appears to be mistaken gender identity, a woman was slashed in the face while walking down Hampshire Street Wednesday before her assailants realized she was not a man.
The victim, described by police as a "short, heavy-set woman with a short haircut ... wearing baggy white T-shirt and baggy blue jeans," was walking on Hampshire Street near Auburn Street around 4 p.m. when she said she heard footsteps behind her.
According to the police report, her head was pulled back and an unknown person sliced her face. She yelled, 'I'm a girl, not a guy,' at which point one of the attackers said, 'It's a girl, let's go.'
The woman went to Lawrence General Hospital where she was treated for a 2-inch gash to the lower part of her cheek. The victim told police she did not see her attackers and could give no description of their clothing or other physical attributes.
The following items were taken from area police logs for Wednesday:
Assault and battery: 85 Newbury St., 12:54 a.m.
Stolen car: 29 Doyle St., 2:43 a.m.
Malicious damage: 39 Chandler St., 6:51 a.m.
Larceny: 21 Brookfield St., Floor 2, 8:42 a.m.
Arrest: Angel Quinones, 8 Jackson Terrace, Lawrence, trespassing after notice, 11 a.m.
Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle: Fulton and Prospect streets, 11:36 a.m.
Larceny: Winfield Alloy, 15 Medford St., 12:29 p.m.
Larceny: 252 East Haverhill St., 12:53 p.m.
Malicious damage: 102 Greenwood St., 2:20 p.m.
Malicious damage: 63 Ames St.. #1, 3:19 p.m.
Breaking and entering: 415 Riverside Drive; victim woke up to find person in their apartment; items missing include Sony handicam, Dell laptop flip pad, 16-inch Toshiba laptop. 3:47 p.m.
Arrest: Obed Zarrill, 19, of 27 Milton St., Lawrence, distribution of Class A (heroin), at Exeter and Phillip streets, 4:51 p.m.
Larceny: 82 Bennington St., #3R, 6:35 p.m.
Hit and run: 124 Haverhill St., 7:08 p.m.
Breaking and entering: 125 Lexington St., Floor 1, 7:48 p.m.
Stolen car: 64 Bernard Ave., 7:57 p.m.
Shoplifting: Broadway Mini Mart, 9 Broadway, 9:42 p.m.
Arrest: William Alfred Larochelle, 45, of 6 Nightingale Court, Lawrence, shoplifting by asportation, disorderly conduct, at Nightingale and Water streets, Lawrence. 11:23 p.m.
Car break: 4 Plymouth St., stolen tires, 3:40 a.m.
Vandalism: 43 Plymouth St., car windows broken, 10:51 a.m.
Car break: 116 Pleasant Valley St., 12:52 p.m.
Theft: 90 Pleasant Valley St., 4:29 p.m.
Vandalism: 19 Mystic St., 6:30 p.m.
Theft: 126 Merrimack St., stolen ring, 8:24 p.m.
Crash: 34 Harvard Avenue, hit and run, car struck fence, 8:48 p.m.
Vandalism: 14 Jackson St., broken car window, 10:45 p.m.
Citation issued for driving an unregistered vehicle: Main and May streets, 7:06 a.m.
Complaint about unwanted soliciting: 134 Mablin Ave., 10:19 a.m.
Citation issued for speeding: near 1475 Osgood St., 10:50 a.m.
Arrest: Noel Mazariegos, 30, of 31 Rantoul Ave., unlicensed operation and driving an uninsured vehicle, near 2200 Turnpike St., 1:27 p.m.
Accident without injury: Massachusetts Avenue and Interstate 495, 4:41 p.m.
Accident without injury: near 1725 Turnpike St., 5:16 p.m.
Threatening phone call: 82 Linden Ave., 5:54 p.m.