Thursday, December 13, 2007

December 13

WTF?! Another bus attack?! WBAL reports that Patrick Green and Robert Rothe were assaulted by a group of seven teenagers hurling racial slurs on the #64 Monday night, and the driver refused to call the police for help!
Here's pictures.

A woman was shot at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 2800 block of Boarman Avenue, her condition is unknown.

Wednesday before last, the body of 40-year-old Tracy Watford was found in the harbor near the Hanover St. bridge. It is not known "where, when and under what circumstances" Watford got there.

Though Davon Pearson's fiancé and mother testified that he had been at a neighborhood candlelight vigil protesting violence among young men, on Monday a jury convicted him of second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. Details:
Late in the evening on August 2, 2006 Pearson met up with an associate only identified as “Bobby” in the area of the 400 block of East Lynn Avenue. Witnesses testified that “Bobby” asked Pearson to “take care of a problem for him” in exchange for an ounce of cocaine. Just past midnight, “Bobby” provided Pearson with a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Pearson then followed the Victim, Howard Jones, onto the 2600 block and shot him in the back of the head. Mr. Jones died on the street. Multiple eye-witnesses identified him as Mr. Jones’ killer.
Judge Kaye Allison scheduled sentencing for February 4, 2008 and Pearson faces a maximum possible prison term of life for the conspiracy to commit murder, 30 years for the second degree murder and 20 years for the handgun count.

On Tuesday a man was shot in the 400 block of Mt. Holly St., he's in critical condition. Also an arrest in the murder of 16-year-old Estefany Gonzalez.
Plus robberies, stolen license plates, copper wiring, video games, tools and so on in the Blotter.

The final witness in the Sweet 16 murder of Bryant C. Jones testified that she saw co-defendant Jamal Charles extend his arm from his body during a confrontation with Jones, then saw flashes of light.

"Nearly 18 months after the death of [corrections officer David] McGuinn -- and almost a year after the prison was closed -- questions have emerged about the mishandling of potentially key evidence and the impact it could have on the prosecution of the two inmates accused in his killing."

Suspected Blood Gary Watson was sentenced to two months in prison and anger-management classes for his role in the 2006 Fourth of July riot at the Inner Harbor; "Stop Fucking Snitching!" cameraman Akiba Matthews was indicted on drug charges yesterday.

The handgun registry explained: it's a way to catch VOPs.

Former city firefighter Angelo Sudano, age 32, was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release for distributing child pornography.

County perversity dept: Westminster's Deborah Gail Frock will face federal charges for pimping her 17-year-old cousin; a MoCo deacon has been charged with 10 counts of incest.

The senate is quite cross with Baltimore's highest-paid drug addicts, Miguel Tejada and Jay Gibbons.


John Galt said...

Do we have record of this shooting ?

Maurice Bradbury said...

Thanks galt, I didn't catch that one

John Galt said...

Why are police doing the field work of probation officers and when are the desk jockeys going to get to work ??

Marc said...

Robert Rothe is my uncle. Luckily, there IS a tape of this attack - no "malfunction" this time. The tape should be out today.

Besides the physical pain that he's in, I feel bad for my uncle because he's one of those Baltimoreans who makes excuses for the crime problem (oh, there's crime everywhere... it only affects criminals... etc.). Whenever my wife and I talk about escaping to Western Maryland, he says he's staying here. The only silver lining in this mess is that he might come to his senses and get the hell out.

John Galt said...

Something's up down Southside.

John Galt said...

Now don't these examples of lightly-sentenced probationers violently reoffending suggest that we have way too many hoodlums on the streets of Baltimore ???

John Galt said...

And yes, you'll notice that a greater percentage of young males here are known criminals than are high school grads.

Whatta career path.

Maurice Bradbury said...

Wow, my sympathies to your uncle, Marc! I hope he doesn't have any permanent (physical) damage. It doesn't sound like anyone was arrested or even identified for the attack.

Gor said...

Marc, as a person that grew up in western Maryland I can't say that moving there is a bad idea (very safe and beautiful), but you don't need to go that far. Hell, almost anywhere, but inside the city limits, is a smart place to live.

Caederus said...


I agree with Gor. No need for western MD, just come on out to the burbs. I may be mistaken with my numbers but, the murder rate in HoCo is up 25% this year from 4 to 5. That's just a long summer weekend in the city.

You do give up some things. Life becomes a bit more grey and not as vibrant as in the city. Case in point, while talking to a neighbor late this summer the topic was L.L. Bean or Lands End lunch bags for the kids for school. But I have no fear when my kids are running around the neighborhood.

Sean said...

...and anyway, once they tear up the forests and mountains in Garrett County for wind farms, it won't be as beautiful anyway out there.

Sean said...

Anyone catch the video of the Cherry Hill students? Really makes ya wanna have kids in this City, huh?

"They're macing our babies!"