Thursday, May 17, 2007

May 17

Another murder early this morning in the Dunbar-Broadway neighborhood in East Baltimore, and last night's murder victim was ID'd as Earl Sonny Cornish III.

Wow, a teeny fleck of hope ... City Council Vice President Robert W. Curran is trying to stop the killing with a bill that calls for "heightened police enforcement" in "declared emergency areas," a proposal based on Philadelphia's successful plan.
The mayor's response was "lukewarm."

SA's office: Police Officer Jemini Jones is being qualified to plea (as in, agreeing to certain facts presented to the Court by the State, asserting that his plea is both knowing and voluntary and that he knows his rights, right to trial, right to confront etc.) on the handgun violation indictment.

In Baltimore County, three people were shot outside of Coco's Bar and Grill early this morning, and one man was shot in the first block of Dundalk Ave. In recent city shootings, a man was shot on Wednesday morning while cutting through the Clifton Park golf course, and a 43-year-old man was shot in the Southeastern "for no apparent reason."

Two homicide ID's in the Blotter, one erroneous (second link above): 30-year-old Nathaniel Hicks was killed on Monday morning in the 2500 block of Garrett Ave., and 19-year-old Deandre Salmond (not "Almond") was fatally shot in the head in the 500 block of S. Smallwood St. on Tuesday night.

Howard High School counselor Alan Silberman was arrested and charged after HoCo police found crack in his car.

The Wachovia Bank on Merritt Ave. in Dundalk was robbed by a man who stuck his hand in his shirt. Police are seeking a mustachioed white man with a penchant for colorful stripes.

The house where Antown Arthur, Nathan Gulliver, and Steven Matthews were murdered in 2005 caught on fire on Tuesday.

Gross incompetence at the Maryland Division of Corrections led to alleged murderer James Burton's release and subsequent re-arrest on "escape" charges.

It took less than four hours for a BaltCo jury to sentence Gaumer to life in prison.

The death of Rey Rivera remains a mystery.

A vandal in Parkville seems to think that racism = peace.

Crime tip of the day: If you get hit with paying a customer $17,000 that you stole from him, don't try to get the money by threatening your local bank manager.

Crime tip of the day, #2: If you're going to flee the scene of an accident, make sure your license plate number isn't embedded in the filth of the car that you hit.

The demolition of 30 apartment buildings in Hillbilly Heights began this morning.


burgersub said...

wait, why do we want philadelphia's "successful" plan? their homicides have increased like 40% since the 00's began.

Maurice Bradbury said...

Looking at the count... does anyone remember, was Duane Allen [96] declared a suicide? I seem to remember someone commenting along those lines, or am I thinking of someone else?

burgersub said...

somebody (probably galt) said that one of the normount avenue bodies was declared a suicide, and one of y'all already removed them from your list. that seems like it would make the incident a murder-suicide, but the other still hasn't officially been called a murder.

Anonymous said...

fyi, don't be so quick to blame the DOC for letting that man walk free. it sounds like there may have been a paperwork snafu on the part of the courts. DOC can't hold someone without the right paperwork. if the paperwork ain't there, they have to let you go. (unless they realize they let an accused killer walk free and have to make up a reason to detain him again until they figure out what went wrong...ha! at least they're trying to fix the problem!)

Maurice Bradbury said...

it looks like the Sun changed guy's name from "Salmond" to "Almond," which is weird because the first spelling is the right one.

Know this b/c I called the Southwestern to ask and the gal who picked up the phone was SO incredibly rude (even by Baltimore standards)!
"Who is this? Who am I speaking to? Who are you with?" I was like, "I'm a concerned citizen."
Her: "Well, I don't know anything about that. I can't help you."
(why not just say so in the first place?!)
Bitch hung up on me!

Then I called homicide, that guy was totally nice and helpful. The golf must have done him good!

Maurice Bradbury said...

And crap, I forgot to check the spelling of his first name!