Wednesday, July 9, 2008

July 9

Another strangled woman was found on Monday, the fifth since April. Police have created a squad to investigate, and have seemingly changed their tune from "the cases aren't related" to "it is way too early to tell if any of the cases are related."

Only in Baltimore! A man who was shot in the chest drove himself to the ER at JH hospital, literally.

Carolyn Pierce of the E: Wendell Keys, 40, of Gwynn Oak, is being tried in a cold-case rape that detectives cracked using DNA from a woman abducted outside a Linthicum nightclub almost 18 years ago.

Police found the parents of that wandering toddler, and his babysitter got a generous job offer from the District Court Commissioner's office.

19-year-old Quadir Butcher was indicted in the death of Derrell E. Smith, who was one of two men shot on the front porch of a rowhouse June 2.

You can have your records expunged if you were detained and released without charge, or your name is Keith Mills.

14 comments:

buzoncrime said...

Of course, there is the other weather-caster still on the air on 13, who told the judge that he was "working on a story" about prostitution, and told the undercover woman officer, "I'm trying to get inside your head". That's a somewhat cleaned-up version of what the officer (who made many arrests of johns) said he said. (Perhaps a little coaching from his lawyer and a little winking and nodding by the judge, Buz thinks)? And, pp, he tried to drive away and got the Vice sergeant hooked up in his car trying to make the arrest, until the sergeant let him examine the working end of a .38 caliber snubnose. The on-the-air personality then pulled over and submitted to the arrest. I am not making this up.

John Galt said...

In the Northen District this week, robbery at the RoFo, commercial burglary at Charles & 25th, assault/robbery on Greenmount, a nasty assault/robbery at Greenmount in Guilford, and a lot of breaking-in at the City's recreation facilities in Hampden. And not a few cars stolen, either.

MJB said...

I've always wondered by the car thieves go for old or crappy models. An 18-year-old Chevy? A 16-year-old Nissan? What's up with that?

hey buz, what do you mean by "got the Vice sergeant hooked up in his car"?
.. and I hope you come out tomorrow night so I can get you to tell me what the mystery on-air personality really said!

Mr. Mephistopheles said...

mjb,

Just replace the phrase "inside your" with the word "some".

MJB said...

that must be one hoot of a job, the undercover cop who gets to pose as a hooker!

buzoncrime said...

Actually, given the amount of violence (as we have seen recently) directed at prostitutes, it can be a risky and dangerous job. She always had at least three other vice squad members near her.
One of them, her sergeant, tried to get Marty's car into park, but the weatherman started to drive away (this is a common vehicle-arrest malady). So, the sergeant kinda got pulled along at slow speed a bit, and ended it with a display of gun.

Don't worry, I'll try to make it tomorrow night. I'm the one who looks like Alfred E. Neumann!

ppatin said...

"I've always wondered by the car thieves go for old or crappy models. An 18-year-old Chevy? A 16-year-old Nissan? What's up with that?"

Ah, from what I understand (and I'm no expert) car thieves often look for cars that can be chopped for parts. Maybe it's easier to sell parts for the cars you mentioned? Either that or they could be stupid punks who're joyriding, and they go for cars that're likely to have crappy or non-existent security features. Excellent reason to buy The Club BTW.

Sean said...

I've been getting Paul Giamatti lately, which I think is a step above Alfred E. Newman...

MJB said...

is anyone else getting warning messages from their browser when they navigate to the City Paper's site?

Mr. Mephistopheles said...

Yes, the warning even shows up in any Google searches that link to the City Paper's website.

MJB said...

.. the cp says the site was hacked but is now safe.

Carol Ott said...

If you have a car, look up the bluebook value. Then add an extra zero to the end of the car's value -- that's what it's worth to the chop shop guy.

Funny I was just talking about this early this morning...

John Galt said...

This just in:

more nonlethal shootings is not a good thing.

Nick said...

On the serial strangler front... maybe they hired Det. McNulty? Do any of the vic's have a string tied around their wrist?