Police seize drugs, TVs, VCRs and a car 3 suspects arrested

July 28, 1994

County narcotics detectives raided an apartment in the 900 block of First St. Tuesday morning, seizing drugs worth $16,000 and arresting two men and a woman on narcotics charges, police said.

Recovered during the raid were 134 grams of crack cocaine, 2 ounces of liquid PCP, narcotics paraphernalia, a car, cash and a "large amount" of electronic equipment, police said.

The electronic equipment included televisions, stereos and VCRs that police said would be checked to determine if they are stolen.

One man and the woman were arrested inside the apartment during the 10:30 a.m. raid, police said. The second man walked up while detectives were searching the house and asked to purchase some crack cocaine, police said. He was arrested after an undercover officer sold him the crack cocaine, police said.

Michael Peter Green and Maria Fell, both 18 and residents of the apartment, were charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and PCP and the unlawful manufacture of narcotics, police said.

Walter Roland Baublitz, Jr., 32, of the 1000 block of Herndon Court, Baltimore, was charged with conspiracy, police said.

No bail has been set for Mr. Green. He is scheduled for a bail review hearing today, a spokeswoman for the District Court said. Ms. Fell and Mr. Baublitz were released on their own recognizance, the spokeswoman said.

Father, 32, accused of abandoning infant

County police arrested a 32-year-old man on child-neglect and drug charges Sunday night after he allegedly abandoned his 9-month-old daughter at a Brooklyn Park motel and didn't return for 2 1/2 hours, officials said.

Northern District officers were called to the Budget Plaza Motel in the 4800 block of Ritchie Highway shortly before 9:30 p.m. where they met John Harrison, police said.

Mr. Harrison, who was staying at the motel, said he had met both of the girl's parents earlier in the evening. The mother left the motel to buy some crack cocaine, Mr. Harrison told police. While she was gone the child's father said that he was "fed up" and allegedly said to Mr. Harrison and his girlfriend, "You take care of her."

The girl's father then packed a bag of clothes and left, leaving the infant lying on the ground outside the motel room, police said. Mr. Harrison called police, but told them he did not know the name of either parent.

Officers took the child to the Northern District, where a worker from the county child protective services office released her to the custody of her grandmother, who lives in Jessup, police said. Officers said that when they took the grandmother back to the motel to get the child's clothes and food, they found the father and arrested him.

While handcuffing the man, one of the officers noticed he was clenching something in his right hand. They opened his hand and found a piece of plastic containing a substance that field-tested positive for crack cocaine, police said.

Barry James Grimm, 32, of no fixed address was being held on $5,000 bail.

The girl's mother had not been found. The girl was in good physical condition, police said.

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