Saturday, April 16, 2005

April 15-16

Tyrone Beane, 20, of Wharton Court, is scheduled for trial at 9:30 a.m. on Monday the 18th before Judge John M. Glynn, 236 Mitchell Courthouse, 110 North Calvert Street. Beane is charged with killing Taharka McCoy, an East Baltimore man, on January 17, 2002. Beane is currently being held in the Department of Corrections after being sentenced to 75-years in prison in an unrelated robbery and shooting.

Yesterday a Baltimore City Grand Jury officially indicted Donta M. Allen, 27, for the first-degree murder of Hopkins students Linda Trinh as well as first-degree burglary.

In the City Paper, a story about the RESTART program at the prison near Hagerstown, and, of course, the Murder Ink, which announces two murders last week, bringing the toll to 67.

Convicted child molester Kenneth Barnes was caught hanging around Roland Park public.

The Baltimore police are being sued for another $30 million... this time for alledgedly shooting 37-year-old Dexter Hill in the back.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

April 14

It's a dangerous time to be a student.

Two students were grazed by gunfire at Bowie State.

A 14-year old high schooler stabbed an 18-year old near the Rotunda.

And police are cracking down on young drivers.

YEEhaw! A crazy lady led a car chase from Fell's Point to Ruxton to Carroll County yesterday.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

April 13

The four teenagers who alledgedly shot Reginald Grey after an altercation at Hammerjacks pled not guilty today. "Ramon Ramirez, general manager of Hammerjacks, said he could not recall the fistfight. "We go through so many fights here," he said."

From PJ's office:
At a hearing today Judge Paul A. Smith sentenced Thomas Alston, III, 20, of the 1200 block of Sugarwood Circle, to 40-years in prison suspend all but 15-years, the first five without parole and five-years supervised probation. Alston pled guilty today to second-degree murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and two counts of attempted second-degree murder. On May 2, 2004 in the 4300 block of Shamrock Road, Alston was at a party, and was asked to leave. He left, stating that he would be back in five minutes. Approximately five minutes later, Alston returned, and began shooting into the crowd. He shot and killed Jade Hall, 33. A second victim was shot in the buttocks area and a third victim was shot in the knee.

Why does Life-Like products keep catching on fire?

Ten years after her disappearance, there's no trace of Tracie Lynn Mosley (left).

Two men have been arrested for home-invastion-style robberies of old ladies.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

April 12

Hurray for law-abiding citizens... the witness intimidation bill has passed!

A teen in a stolen car was shot by a Baltimore County officer.

A man and a woman have been injured indouble shooting in Northeast Baltimore.

A 30-year-old Catonsville man got 30 years for cocaine distribution.

Monday, April 11, 2005

April 11

Sixteen-year-old Roman Paige was shot in the head while playing basketball.

Kwesi Owens, 23, was also shot to death in West Baltimore over the weekend.

Aaron Bell, Derrick Davis, Xavier Lewis, and James Robinson are all scheduled before Judge Stewart, Room 215 Mitchell Courthouse at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning for a Murder Arraignment.

The case of 17-year-old Asmar Holland was advance postponed on Friday at the request of defense counsel, John Deros. The new date is June 20. A Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Holland in February for two counts of first-degree murder. Court documents allege that on May 18, 2002 Holland shot and killed Joseph Harris, 16. Court documents further allege that on December 1, 2003 Holland shot and killed Earl Ross, 39, at his home in the 600 block of Bartlett Street.

DeAndre Whitehead, 20, has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. he'll cop to two counts of solicitation to commit witness tampering. Whitehead was accused of an 11-year-old girl and her mother who testified against him at the trial for the murder of Russell Peterson.

A woman serving a 26-month federal sentence for carjacking in Baltimore and Richmond is now testifying against her ex-boyfriend, Jaron Reevey.

WJZ is letting visitors to its Web site view the new police department flick, "Keep Talking (Snitching Bitches)!"

More woes in Annapolis: as the legistlative session winds down, the body of a 21-year-old midshipman was found outside of a dorm, apparently killed in a fall. Jay Michael Dixon was reportedly a junior physics major from Destrehan, La. "It was the second time in three years that a midshipman was found dead outside the dormitory after a fall." Weird!

The Tao Te Chuck did some ranting about the state of the local news.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

April 9 - 10

Police are countering "Stop Snitching" with their own DVD. No word yet if there're cameos by MELO or Sonja Sohn.

Charles County arson trials will kick off June 14.