Police Seize Cocaine Worth $21k At Station

Police beat

December 13, 1991

County narcotics investigators seized cocaine worth more than $21,000 from a New York man who had arrived at the BWI Amtrak station Wednesday.

Detectives said they were working undercover at the Linthicum station at about 9:30 p.m. when they saw a man get off the train from New York.

They began talking to the man and he agreed to let them search his luggage. Police said they found 217 grams of cocaine inside his bags. One gram was found inside his sock, police said.

Wascar AntonioTapia, 30, of the Bronx was charged with bringing cocaine into the state and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.


A Baltimore man was charged with stealinga car after Pasadena residents reported three men breaking into automobiles yesterday morning.

Residents of the 7800 block of Hidden Creek Way called police at about 3:30 a.m. when they saw the men breaking into cars and stealing things.

The men were driving a white van, the residents told police. When officers arrived with a police dog, the men ran into a swampy area, leaving the van parked on the street. The dog caught one of them in the swamp behind the homes.

The other two men were still at large yesterday, police said.

The van that the men were using had been reported stolen from the Glen Burnie area earlier in the day, police said.

Richard Woodward Channell, 18, of the 300 block of South Mount Street also was charged with theft, police said.


County policewere looking yesterday for two men who assaulted a Pasadena woman inFreetown Village Tuesday.

Police said the woman was driving out of Freetown Village at about 6 p.m. when she stopped at a stop sign atthe intersection of Huff Court and Willy Johnson Lane.

Two men jumped in the back seat of the car and one of them grabbed her around the neck. The woman screamed and jumped from the car, police said. Sheran to a friend's house and the men drove away in her car.

They drove the car into the woods and abandoned it there, police said.

Police described the first assailant as a black man about 6 feet tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a gray jacket and a red hooded shirt.

The second attacker was also described as a black man about 6 feet tall.

Glen Burnie:

500 block of Furnace Branch Road: Dec. 10, entry gained through the door. Money and pellet rifle taken. Loss: $736.

400 block of Crain Highway: Dec. 5, entry gained through the window. Nothing taken.

First block of Phyllis Drive: Dec. 9, entry gained through the window. Unknown property taken.

200 block of Cross Creek Drive: Dec. 9, entry gained through the door. Money taken. Loss: $300.

Severna Park:

400 block of Ritchie Highway: Dec. 11, entry gained through the door. Money taken. Loss: Unknown.

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