Pennsylvania man sought in Melrose bank robbery

He also faces charges in Baltimore County

September 09, 1999|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Pennsylvania man who was arrested on robbery charges in Baltimore County last week is wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Melrose last month, state police said yesterday.

Tfc. William Corun said he sought an arrest warrant against Ronald S. "Buckshot" Baublitz, 28, of Glen Rock in York County after learning that the man had given Baltimore County detectives a written statement saying he robbed Carroll County Bank & Trust Aug. 17.

The Carroll County warrant will act as a detainer, Corun said. As soon as Baltimore County charges against Baublitz are resolved, he will be brought to Westminster's Detention Center to face charges of armed robbery, robbery, theft over $300 and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony.

"He also has open warrants against him in Baltimore City and in Pennsylvania, so I don't know when we might see him here," Corun said.

According to police and court documents, a man entered the Carroll County Bank & Trust branch office in Melrose, a rural community north of Manchester near the Pennsylvania border, at 1: 30 p.m. Aug. 17.

After inquiring about checking accounts, the gave a teller a note demanding money and displayed a gun in his waistband.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled on foot and eluded an extensive search by state and local police.

The man was tracked to a remote location on Wentz Road before a police dog lost the scent, Corun said.

Baltimore County charges against Baublitz mostly involve robberies of convenience stores and gas stations, Corun said.

Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a spokeswoman for Baltimore County police, said a surveillance team arrested Baublitz without incident at a Towson shopping center Sept. 2.

After his court cases in Baltimore County are resolved, state correctional officials will determine which jurisdiction's detainer will be honored first, Warehime said.

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