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Drug squad arrests Millersville manAn undercover drug...


Drug squad arrests Millersville man

An undercover drug investigation led to an arrest Friday night when detectives found $1,300 worth of crack cocaine in the car of a Millersville man, police said.

Anthony Reese Watlington, 28, of the 600 block of Wheat Mill Court, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Police say members of the Narcotic and Drug Interdiction Squad stopped Mr. Watlington's car as part of their investigation at the intersection of Crain Highway and 7th Avenue in Glen Burnie about 7:20 p.m.

They said they found 34 baggies of crack cocaine worth $1,360 and $600 in cash.

Police make two drug arrests

A joint drug investigation involving the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County police departments led to two arrests Friday night after a raid at an Annapolis home.

Police said they found marijuana and two ounces of cocaine worth $5,000 in the house in the 3300 block of Arundel on the Bay Road. Police said much of the drugs found were packaged for sale.

John Thomas McGuire, 26, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of marijuana. Amy H. McGuire, 26, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Police did not say if the two arrested are related.

Couple arrested, police find PCP

A Pasadena couple was arrested Friday night on drug distribution charges after police with a search warrant, found PCP in their home.

Richard Abel, 35, and Sharon Mercer, 30, both of the 8400 block of Garden Road, were charged with possession of PCP with intent to distribute.

Police said they found $600 worth of PCP, $2,320 and a scale in the house.

Two rob restaurant after 10-minute wait

Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed a Severn pizza restaurant early Saturday morning, county police reported.

According to the police report, two men walked into the Pizza Hut restaurant in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road at 1:15 a.m. and ordered pizza. After a few minutes, one of the men took out a gun and demanded that the employees open the safe. The employees told the robbers that the safe could not be opened for 10 minutes. The robbers waited the 10 minutes, took an undisclosed amount of cash and then put the employees in the restaurant's walk-in freezer before leaving.

Tractor-trailer sets off 5-car pileup

A tractor trailer plowed into the back of a car on Route 50 Saturday morning, setting off a chain reaction that involved five other cars and closed a portion of the highway for at least an hour.

Only one person, the driver of the car hit by the truck, was injured. Shirley Bolton, 55, of Severna Park, was taken by ambulance to the Anne Arundel Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

State police in Annapolis said the truck driver, Edward McGlothin, 60, of Dumphries, Va., jackknifed when he tried to stop for a line of traffic that had slowed because of construction one mile west of the Route 424 interchange shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Police said Mr. McGlothin's 18-wheel truck hit the 1988 Ford Taurus driven by Ms. Bolton, setting off the series of minor accidents in the westbound lane.

Only Ms. Bolton's car had to be towed from the scene. Mr. McGlothin was cited by police for failure to reduce speed.

Pizza man robbed making delivery

A Domino's Pizza delivery man was robbed of $23 Friday afternoon while making a delivery in the Morris Hills section of Glen Burnie.

Police said Charles Edmund Beatty, 53, of Baltimore, was delivering a pizza to a house in the 6500 block of Hall Ave. about 3:30 p.m.

A man sitting on the front steps said the pizza was for him. After paying for the pizza, police said another man held a wrench to his back and demanded money. Mr. Beatty put the money on the ground and ran away. Police said they do not have any suspects.

County taxi driver shot at by two youths

A county taxi driver told police two youths shot at him early Saturday morning in Pioneer City.

The driver, who was not injured, told officers that the two boys flagged him down on Deerfield Drive at 2:20 a.m. and asked how much a ride to southeast Washington, D.C., would cost.

The driver, Paul Joseph Wunder, 57, of Baltimore, told the youths they would have to call in to his company and then handed them a business card with the phone number on it.

The youths then apparently fired at Mr. Wunder as he drove off. Several bullets broke the rear window, police said.

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