Woman, 5 men arrested on drug, arms charges

December 09, 1992|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Staff Writer

Western District police arrested five men and a woman on multiple drug and deadly weapon charges in two separate incidents yesterday.

A police officer was assaulted while making one arrest.

At 7:40 p.m., members of the district's drug enforcement unit raided a house in the first block of N. Wheeler Ave. and arrested Stanley B. Joines, 32, a resident of the house, and Andre $H Copeland, 36, of the 4100 block of Kathland Ave.

Officers siezed suspected marijuana and nearly $400.

Outside the house, police said, Linda Davis, 31, of the first block of S. Bernice Ave., was about to enter a car occupied by Keith Morgan, 35, of the 4300 block of Kathland Ave., when she spotted officers and threw suspected marijuana into the street.

Ms. Davis was arrested. Police said an officer also found suspected crack cocaine.

Mr. Morgan also was arrested.

The four were charged with multiple drug offenses and were held overnight.

Shortly before 3 p.m. yesterday, uniformed officers Chris Malecki and Sean White were patrolling the 2400 block of Reisterstown Road in an unmarked car when several men on a corner started running.

In the 2300 block of Whittier Ave., police said, Officer White arrested Stanley Bass, 18, of the 6600 block of Parsons Ave., after he was seen by the officers throwing suspected cocaine under a car.

Police said Officer Malecki was assisting Officer White in arresting Mr. Bass, who was resisting, when Terrance Fenwick, 21, of the 2300 block of Whittier Ave., approached Officer Malecki and struck him in the face. Officer Malecki and Mr. Fenwick wrestled each other on the pavement before the suspect was subdued.

Police said that while being placed in a patrol wagon, Mr. Fenwick reportedly threatened to kill Officer Malecki with an Uzi sub-machine gun.

Believing the man may have access to weapons, police went to Mr. Fenwick's house and after his grandmother signed a consent-to-search form, they entered his third-floor room and found a loaded sawed-off shotgun, a loaded 10mm semiautomatic handgun, several rounds of large-caliber ammunition and two empty assault-rifle boxes. No assault rifles were found.

Police said they found suspected crack cocaine.

Police said Mr. Bass was charged with possession of cocaine, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

Mr. Fenwick, police said, was charged with assaulting Officer Malecki, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, and assault by threatening to kill Officer Malecki.

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