Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blizzard beer run

City residents lug beer home in for blizzard party

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ervin Convicted in Roland Park Rape

Reports the SAO:
Roger ErvinA Baltimore jury today convicted Roger Len Ervin, [pictured right] 48, of the 3100 block of Oakley Avenue of first-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, two separate counts of first-degree assault, armed robbery, use of handgun in crime of violence, wear/carry/transport handgun, first-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary. Jurors heard three days of testimony and deliberated approximately one hour before reaching its verdict.

On August 23, 2007 Ervin broke into the victim’s Roland Park home and raped her. He also burglaized the home and robbed the victim of personal possession while pointing a gun at her. Police recovered DNA from the victim and eventually identified Ervin with a DNA search of the Combined Offender Data Index System (CODIS) in March 2008.

Judge John Howard ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for February 12, 2010. If given the maximum sentence on all counts, Ervin faces a possible prison term of life plus 118 years.
Links here and here from the Examiner in August of 2007.
Guess the 2nd guy is still out there somewhere

Purple City Dipset?

Darnell "Ronnell" WilliamsHermann claims Darnell Williams (right), a member of the Purple City "Dip Set" (presumably the drug clique, not the rap group) was arrested and charged with two rapes

More on yesterday's shootout in Brooklyn, the alleged shooter, Michael S. Guest, has died

Judge Motz compares West Baltimore to "bombed-out Beirut" but says city's suit against Wells Fargo is "silly"

Criminal charges are pending against a 20-year-old drunk who mowed down a 62-year-old man and kept going. And county police are ISO a driver who killed a woman this morning on Eastern Avenue.

An MTA employee is charged with stealing $400K of fares

Monday, December 14, 2009

Officer-involved shooting

Police Tweet, "POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING - 9TH ST /E PATAPSCO AVE. SUSPECT SHOT, OFFICER NOT INJURED."
This would be the 23nd police-involved shooting this year.

Meanwhile,

the family of Byron Matthews, #22, point out that the victim had no criminal record and was a father of twins

And the victim of shooting #21, Michael Blake Jr., and his 16-year-old accomplice, were officially charged with the attempted robbery of Hampden Discount Liquors. Blake was shot by "hero" Officer Adam Braskich

All in the Family

CP: "there's more going on than meets the eye" in the case of 21-year-old former prison guard Lynae Chapman, charged with procuring a cell phone for her incarcerated BGF babydaddy-to-be.

Friday morning, "Shawn Michael Green, a former federal fugitive accused by the feds of drug trafficking and money laundering, pleaded guilty to drug dealing and being involved in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The plea agreement also outlines Green's involvement in a fraud scheme, along with his mother Yolanda Crawley, in which the two used false documents to defraud mortgage companies."

Media Blabber: Sounds like the Washington Times may be shutting down, or at least downsizing Father's propaganda-making significantly
(via DCRTV)

Sick of it all...

Police say Union Square president Chris Taylor's behavoir before he was arrested induced vomiting in a victim, but friends and neighbors say he's never made anyone sick.

Meanwhile, a bill to corral the city's controversial parking penalties will finally get a hearing