Thursday, January 11, 2007

January 11

Marcus McDowell, 16, homicide #10, was killed while trying to help a friend who was being robbed.
11. Rodney Gardner, 21, 3100 Ravenowood(sp?) Road
12. Gregory Rochester, 25, 200 block of E. 25th Street
13. William Davis, 26, 1200 block of N. Caroline Street
14. Antwaine Curbeam, 30, 5200 block of York Road
15. Melissa Stefanski, 23, 600 block of Washburn Ave.
Dixon and Hamm are going to have a meeting, and Judge Glynn is forming a committee.
Ever get the feeling there could be 15 people left alive in the city, and the solution would still be a combination of meetings, committees and study groups?

Police are still seeking the two men who shot a cab driver in Brooklyn, one with a "'snake-shot' weapon."

A CA woman was indicted for bringing 77 pounds of khat through BWI (which, I hear from a friend in airport security at a more cosmopolitan hub, is an extremely common find-- most flights from Africa come with at least one passenger with a "big, light bag full of what looks like hedge clippings." Many people don't know it's illegal, and most of the time security just throws it out.)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

January 10

So far, '07 has been bloody and sad-- 15 homicides in 10 days, five of them yesterday, including Detective Troy Chesley Sr.

A cab driver was shot in the throat by a man on South Hanover Street who's at large.

Sierra Swann got 15 years and Nathaniel Broadway 30 for the deaths of 30-day-old Emonney and Emunnea Broadway.

Tia Whitehead, the mother of a 15-year-old Baltimore girl who was chained to a bed for four days got no jail time for her role.

Judge Glynn: The city court system deals with about 10,000 felony cases a year, but has the capacity to hold only about 500 jury trials.

This just in

From Julie Bykowicz, who was there:

DJ Tommy = not guilty

of anything. He's being released right now.


"Two slayings push homicides to 13"
And two more since press time.

"Trouble is so easy to get into but it is SO hard to get out of," said accused cop-killer Brandon Grimes.

A woman was arrested for killing Freddie Thornton, 69.
And a man was shot and another stabbed in the Blotter.

Sentencing hearings today for Nathaniel Broadway and Sierra Swann in what must be the worst case of child abuse the city has ever seen-- and that's saying a LOT.
Meanwhile, the city is struggling to fix its $67-million foster child tracking system.

Ted Venetoulis swears the Sun will be his by March.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

January 9

Sun: "City homicide count rises to 9"
Can someone please tell me which don't count or are the same person or something?:
1. Leon Nelson, 17, China Garden
2. Man, early 20's at Windsor Forest apt. complex, 4900 Challedon Road
3. Woman in 2000 W. North Avenue Rowhouse
4. Another 17-year-old on Belnord, SE? - disputed
5. Thomas Joseph MacKenney, the 5900 block of Northwood Drive near Chinquapin Run
6. Yule Antonio Henderson, 21, 1800 block of N. Montford Ave.
7. Un ID'd man, 5200 block of Ready Ave.
8. Ray William Alston, 27, 300 block of W. North Ave.
9. Edward L. Canupp, 500 block of Maude Ave.
10. 16-year-old boy 5100 block of Harford Road
11. An Un Id'd man shot in the chest at an unknown location and dropped off at the Johns Hopkins Hospital emergency room
12. Detective Troy Lamont Chesley Sr., 34. (whose alleged killer, Brandon Grimes, had been arrested 17 times. )

A 13-year-old girl took the stand against her accused rapist Charles Carroll.

Monday, January 8, 2007


WBAL CavesRdBody.mdrWBAL has taken the very rare step of publishing a photograph of the body of the Jane Doe found murdered on Caves Road near Park Heights Avenue.

January 8

Raeshio Rice got 27 federal years for racketeering and drug conspiracy charges. Said ♥RJR♥, "The Rice organization is out of business, their fancy cars and other assets now belong to the government, and gang members will spend many decades in federal prison cells with no probation and no parole. If Raeshio Rice does not already regret that he chose a life of drugs and violence, he will regret it long before the year 2030."

Donta Allen, who pled guilty to killing Hopkins student Linda Trinh, was given a life sentence, though under the terms of the plea agreement he may be out on parole someday.

Bykowicz on the trial of DJ Tommy, which continues today in room 430 of courthouse east. With the speedy schedule of a bench trial, it could be over within two or three days. The last witness, we hear, was/will be the Medical Examiner, who will explain, presumably, why he was certain Ramasamy's death could not have been a suicide.
ps. says a source regarding the "profane" message, it said, "i'm fuck" (or actually, i'm fucc) as if she (or someone) was attempting to write "i'm fucked."

Three victims were shot to death and one beaten over the past weekend. And in the blotter, another shooting, a stabbing and an assault.

Eeeewwww.... Joseph Samuel Ellis, 25, of Elkridge, who taught at Glenelg High School, HoCo, was charged with sex offenses for exposing his dangly bits live and via cell-phone cam to two teenage girls.

It's God vs the Deuce!
The Managing Editor of the WMAR newsroom, Nicole Block, resigned January 3 and sent co-workers a memo explaining that working her job "does not please God," adding, "I have grown into a woman, that [sic]now understands her purpose in life and that is to serve God in everything I do."

Sunday, January 7, 2007

January 7

A strangled woman's body was found in the County near Caves Road and Park Heights in Reisterstown.

Justin Wylbynzynski of Berwick, PA. fled officers, was shot to death in Essex.

The family of HoCo murder victim Ronald "Jay" Kinzer held a vigil.

Pardon our digression, but indeed, the pink elephant declares Atlas Shrugged "joyless" and John Galt "not worth knowing."[login: bushsucks psword: bushsucks]
"Business leaders consistently name it as one of their favourite books... Why the fuss? Because no other novel grants the enterprising chief executive such Nietzschean superman status. No other novel provides such a manifesto for money and the free market ... Atlas's prose is rambling, often wooden; its length is self- indulgent."
Yet bitch still sells six figures from the grave and she'll probably sell more than that this year, so it's hard to feel too bad about the panning!

Saturday, January 6, 2007

January 6

Dept: of Scary Stats:
Says the D.C.-based nonprofit The Sentencing Project, "more than half of young black males living in Washington, DC and Baltimore are caught up in the criminal justice system on an average day— either in prison, jail, on probation or parole, out on bond, or being sought on a warrant."

Some New York mapmakers used info gleaned from prison entry forms to plot the city's "million-dollar blocks"-- those where the city spends that much (in a year, presumably) to incarcerate its residents. Suprisingly, the borough with the most million-dollar blocks is Manhattan.

There was a triple shooting up in the NE at 1130 Belvedere Avenue, none of the injuries are fatal.

Mayhem in Woodlawn! Students at Milford Mill Academy were pepper-sprayed by police after a post-basketbal-game brawl broke out, and a man barricaded himself in a home... tasering ensued.

Mood-> :(
In Kent County, a 12-year-old girl was given marijuana and cocaine by Dad and New Mommy on a holiday visit. The criminally trashy couple was busted after the girl posted about her fun times on a myspace forum.

"You are a horror to every sane adult in this community," said federal Judge Andre M. Davis to Danny Fleck, a 60-year-old former postal worker who spent "years trolling online for underage girls."
And, 21-year-old George Alexander Riegel of Reisterstown received a four-year prison sentence for e-mailing an undercover agent files of two videos of an adult male having sex with a young child.

Judge Davis also called AAC cop-shooter Calvin Ignatius Savoy "cold-blooded" and "depraved" and sent him to jail for life.

A catfight downtown and plenty of burglary in the Blotter.

Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Tim Hutchins stopped a PGC drunk driver by his very own self after a motorist dialed #77.

ozzyThought we all agreed to stop blaming music lyrics for violent human behavior back in the heavy metal days, on account of the whole supposition being unproveable, and any effective remedies being unconstitutional and unAmerican (not to mention some listeners are able to grasp allegory). Ergo, this column is stupid.

Friday, January 5, 2007

January 5

burgessFredCo police are looking for Robert Lee Burgess Jr., left, a murder suspect whose last known address was in HoCo.

[Case name redacted by request-- this person was found not guilty] Another Update: An available courtroom was found and Judge Paul Alpert was open. The defendant chose a bench trial* instead of a jury trial, so Judge Alpert will hear and decide the case. Pretrial motions will be heard at 2:00 p.m. today and the openings will begin 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 8. Judge Alpert is a retired Judge so we don't know yet where he will be sitting Monday.
Ghosts of the Internets: [defendant] last logged in to myspace a week ago. And someone logged on on behalf of his alleged victim, Anu Ramasamy, a few days ago.
Update: Judge Welch has a trial starting Monday, so court administrators have to find a new judge and courtroom. Why no one thought of that before today, dunno...

*Why might a defendant want a bench trial? Notes this legal article,
In the local slang of some courthouses, a bench trial is known as a "slow plea," meaning that the local culture understands that the purpose of a bench trial is to find the defendant guilty, and present details of the case to the judge for purposes of sentencing. In such a jurisdiction, a defendant who believes in her innocence would be ill-advised to waive a jury.
A sentencing hearing for Donta Allen, admitted killer of Hopkins coed Linda Trinh, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2007 before Judge Roger W. Brown.
Also scheduled Monday: the trial of Charles Carroll, indicted for second-degree rape, four counts of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 18 and two counts of third-degree sexual offense, and the trial of Acurtiss Grimes, indicted Grimes July 15, 2004 for first-degree murder and child abuse in connection with the death of his 2-month-old daughter Kaitlyn.

A County man spent 14 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit, but he can't be pardoned because he's pled guilty to sodomy.

The future is now: gait-recognition software can detect suspicious pedestrians.

Andrea Siegel: "A Glen Burnie father shouted 'It's not fair!' and kicked his chair away yesterday after an Anne Arundel County judge sentenced him to 18 months in jail for a drunken-driving crash that killed two youngsters, one of them his."

Two homicide victims named: Larry Parks, 37, was shot in April and died in November (275 of 2006), and Eddie Golf, 26 (2), was the man found near Leakin Park.

bedard myriamTug-of-Love maman Myriam Bédard is back in Québec, according to spokesmountie Sylvain L'Heureux (whose name means "The Happy Woods"). Thus ends MD's role in the tale of international scandal and intrigue.

The minivan-thief shot by police in PGC was ID'd as Mark Antonio Washington, 43.

The election may be over, but MD's voting-machine woes go on ...

ratburgerYou want flies with that? Says Health Commissioner Sharfstein, 16 percent of Baltimore City McDonald's restaurants have been closed on account of filth.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

January 4 Insomniac Edition

Articles to think about while you lie awake:
More people are in jail in America than ever-- but death sentences are at a 30-year-low. What's up with that?

What should happen to officers like Lt. Ehren Watada who "fail to deploy for an illegal war"?

January 4 afternoon

Corey Reuben Cooper pled guilty to robbing jewelry stores. His accomplice, Brian O'Neal, was caught when Baltimore policeman David A. Williamson admitted taking some of the nearly $1 million in jewelry from Cooper during a traffic stop. Williamson resigned after his wife was caught trying to pawn the loot.

A Howard County Circuit Court judge denied the request to move Monti Mantrice Fleming,15 and accused of fatally shooting a Columbia teenager last year, to a juvenile facility.

The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Kevin Parker, 24, of the 1300 block of Poplar Grove for first-degree murder. Court documents allege on September 28 Parker and another person, armed with handguns entered a dwelling in the 1200 block of N. Dukeland Street. Parker believed an individual in the dwelling was responsible for a robbery that occurred on Winchester Street earlier the same day. A struggle over a handgun ensued between Parker and Sultan Mathews-Bey. Sultan Mathews-Bey was fatally shot in the head (204 of 2006). An arraignment is scheduled for January 31, 2007.

PGC police shot a minivan-theft suspect, closing down BW Parkway near Hyattsville.

Murdered Chidibere Ochulo had taken out two restraining orders against her husband before he killed her. She "told court officials that they were trying to work out their problems."

Germantown perv Brian Champange got 16 years for his stash of 7,600 child porn images, and sending nudie pix to a minor.
And, former NIH researcher Dr. McClellan Walther pled guilty to ordering videos from a child porn catalog sent by federal agents.

January 4

Oscar Adams shot pregnant passerby Ashley Harris to death on Charles Street in front of Club Choices, but he's out on bail.

Odd, was another teenager shot near Belnord Avenue, or it this the same story?
And police are still seeking Antoine Martin, 16, for stabbing Paul Jones at Southwestern. A picture might help.

RIP t-shirt, SFRest In Peace t-shirts are hot sellers at Mondawmin mall, and across the country in our West-Coast sister city of Oaktown. Headlines the SF Chronicle, "R.I.P. shirts become an urban tradition, Mementos honoring the dead now a religious ritual, complete with their own rules of observance."

The E blasts MOM for Mrs. J's $83k pay raise: "why didn’t O'Malley spend the money on a counselor for himself and Jessamy to improve their relationship?"

Getting Low in HoCo:
Like the cartoon villan she sounds like, Penny Banks is eeevil.. stealing $82k of dead-man checks!
Also on Rod's blog: Sapo of MS-13 pled guilty to racketeering, and a 25-year-old could be in jail until he's 55 for an accounting-fraud scheme. And a former District officer pled guilty to transporting a shotgun that he and his teenaged daughter sawed to an illegal length.

Myriam Bédard flies back to Québec today, after, says the Canuck National Post, "languish[ing] in an American jail as punishment for her testimony into the federal sponsorship scandal."

And MD taxpayers will be housing some Mexicans and a couple tarheels after they were busted for the coca.
Fun fact: the teenaged Cybrarian was once charged with felony reckless endangerment in Reidsville, Rockingham County NC!

Life may be too short, but Rodricks can make it feel a lot longer!
Dear middle-aged paunchy white guy of Baltimore: Let me start with this: Newspaper space is precious. Full of sad news sometimes, but newspaper space is precious. There are designers and editors in your department- and people everywhere in the newspaper business, for that matter- who work hard at laying out pages, appeasing advertisers and making pages interesting to look at. Readers spend seconds every day looking at the paper because they have faith newspaper space is precious. Most of us want to be informed. There are countless people with no newspapers, people who can't even read ...
... to use precious resources, space and ink repeating the word precious six times ... Just writing a few sentences in that pedantic, hand-wringing style is exhausting!
(Said Journalism professor Christopher Henson of Rodricks: "a white columnist’s imitation of black argot might be read by some as condescending." TG brothaman cut that shit out at least, right?!)

Thanks to galt for the link to the Messenger's Northern crime log, in which one can read about a York Road carjacking ("a motorist was flagged down"?) many stolen laptops, and in Hampden, arson and a stickup at the Dunkin Donuts.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

January 3 evening

It's the County's second murder or the city's fifth, or some young guy had a heart attack strolling Chinquapin Parkway. In any case, just over somebody's line, "remains were found."

And a seventh-grader was stabbed in the right forearm at a West Baltimore middle school.
Like you never stabbed anyone in middle school?

Chet Dembeck, the "Last Reporter": "Watching local TV reporters ever so softly interview Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley on New Year's Eve reminded me of a scripted, surrealistic propaganda video you might be forced to watch 1,000 times in a re-education camp in Siberia."

January 3

The County's first murder was the fatal stabbing of 48-year old Arthur G. Brown Jr. in Landsdowne.

Got a babydaddy in jail and want to show off his mug shot? There's a place on the "Prison Talk" forum.

And ANOTHER shooting: a juvenile shot in the head on Belnord Avenue near Patterson Park in the southeastern has died (homicde number four).
1. Leon Nelson, 17, China Garden
2. Man, early 20's at Windsor Forest apt. complex, 4900 Challedon Road
3. Woman in 2000 W. North Avenue Rowhouse (see link above)
4. Another 17-year-old on Belnord, SE

A man shot in April who died in November became 2006's homicide #275 (and police still haven't called his family).
Two-seventy-five for the City, 350 for the Metro Area in '06-- such tidy numbers!

Dick Irwin reports on the juvenile shot in the head and also an unID'd man in the Eastern shot in the chest. And a carjacking in the Central, and lots of theft.

The 20-year-old man found shot dead in the Edgewood flowerbed was ID'd as Walter Antonio Overton.

Hamm: let's spend state $ treating cracky.

Your tax $ at work: An ongoing ACLU lawsuit against the city and the federal government on behalf of black public-housing residents has cost the city $6.6 million so far.

Harold Singfield Jr., 22, got a new trial when a judge ruled another judge should have asked potential jurors if they could be fair. Why this warrants a whole story is beyond me. I guess procedural slip-ups like that are usually frosted over, but this time an appeals judge put his foot down?
Update: Wrote someone from Luke Broadwater's mailbox,
There's a growing amount of case law that says judges must ask jurors direct questions about certain types of cases to determine whether the very nature of those cases elicit strong feelings, thereby resulting in bias.

Maybe it's only an interesting story to me -- I don't know. But, at least to some degree, I think it illustrates the difficulty prosecutors face in successfully convicting accused murderers.

Gregory Kane reveals that his cousin, Uncle George Floyd's boy Louis, was a bit of a black sheep; advocates "good" prisoners beating down the "dangerous" ones.
Er, wouldn't that make the good prisoners into dangerous ones by definition?

Hate those hit-and-run drivers! Eg. Jason Dehn, 24, who drunkenly killed two dialysis patients.

Phony $20s are showing up in Somerset County (sub req.).

"Meet the New Boss"-- CP has a Q & A with Ms. Dixon.
On Crime:
"I'm not making any bold promises as relates to a number [of murders] and reducing crime. What I want to see is that the State's Attorney's office and the police department have a better working relationship."
About as modest a goal as it gets, as it's all uphill from here!

A hypothetical question to Mrs. J and the BPD:
"Are we all in the business for reducing crime? ... what is it going to take from your department and what is it going to take from the police department? We need to have a frank, honest conversation, because there are weaknesses on both sides."
On fingers:
"Instead of pointing the fingers, recognizing that and really asking--like at the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council I asked that question, as City Council president. I ask that every time I go to the meeting, to the judges and parole and probation office, the governor's office, etc. I ask: Are we really in this to reduce crime or are we just here because of your titles and it's a job? Because that's kind of the sense I have from some of the individuals who serve."
But she's not pointing any fingers!
Meet the New Old Status Quo!
(Wonder whappened to that Urban Blight project of hers?)

Dan Rodricks' column reminds me of a lady I saw wailing on her kid at the mall, screaming, "you know better than to hit your brother!"
Like it would help anything to try to have a parenting discussion with a bitch crazy enough to take toddlers to the mall!
(How should a concerned citizen handle the public-child-abuse spectacle? WWJM*D?
(*Judith Martin)

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

January 2 Afternoon

A body was found behind an apartment complex near Leakin Park (2).

Two-thousand-seven rang in with the shooting death of 17-year-old Leon Nelson, who died about three hours after he was shot at the China Garden.

Op Ed du jour: "Where's the outrage over black-on-black killings?"
DeWayne Wickham, USA Today

"The number of blacks killed in 2005 [by a single black assailant] alone approaches the total of all the blacks lynched in this country from 1882 to 1968, according to records maintained by Tuskegee University."

Bédard's lawyer to Mounties: come get my client out of MD!

Can this relationship be saved? Stephen Mujerm, 40, of Lanham proposed to his woman, Victorine Taboh of Laurel. An hour later, he knocked her out with a steering-wheel lock and found himself in a PA jail.

What's old is new again dept: Is policing by private security firms the wave of the future?

January 2 - The Party's Over

A man's body was found squashing daisies on Meadowood Drive in Edgewood, HafCo.

An 18-year-old was shot, a 20-year-old was stabbed, a 15-year-old had bleach thrown in his face and an 18-year-old raped at a party in the Blotter.

Three people were shot at the China Garden restaurant between Dru Hill and Leakin Parks.

The Amber-Alert kids and their murder-suspect dad were found unhurt by an eagle-eyed motorist in Olney.

A Baltimore church has a service annually for the city's youngest homicide victims.

Care to define "metro area," Luke Broadwater? Is AAC in it? Harford County?

The Post Office is closed for Gerald Ford's funeral.

The Holidays are officially over ... good news to the 7 readers who contemplated suicide, the 13 who drank too much, and the two with no shoes on their feet (at the airport).
And no one had terducken for Xmas-- though five readers enjoyed the charms of Chinese.
Ps. The Chinese Delight on 41st and Falls has the best dumplings in town, plus they take Amex -- and that corner attracts the most interesting of Hampden's Falls Rd. ho's.

Chief Judge John Prevas will preside over a brief ceremony this morning at 8:30 a.m. as State's Attorney Patricia C Jessamy begins her third elected term and receives the Oath of Office. Following the Installation Ceremony, many of the 200 Assistant State's Attorneys who serve in the District and Circuit Courts, at Central Booking and in the Juvenile Courts Division will also receive the Oath of Office. Dockets will be called at 10 a.m. following the ceremony, juice and cookies.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Year in Review continued

The year's most lurid political scandal broke: that would be Charles Boutin, chief sponsor of the Defense of Marriage Act, using his state-issued computer to find a hooker specializing in domination ... then issuing a press release blaming "ED" for his behavior.

Pat Jessamy was livid at what she called a "rouge database" of inaccurate data.
She was also featured on the CBS national news, calling Baltimore the "epicenter of witness intimidation."

Hobbit-like Judge John Glynn was in a peppery mood, calling Jessamy a "liar" (regarding Amanda Johnson's plea) in the Daily Record and opining to the Sun that city police have a "sloppy and unprofessional" approch to search warrants.

Jayne Miller uncovered a story in which a man's death was re-classified by the ME at the behest of the police from 'homicide' to death by 'natural causes'-- even though a homicide trial was pending.

Oprah came to town to pay a visit to her old colleague Richard Sher and raise funds for Beth Tfiloh, and told WBAL, "I think the state of education in Baltimore is an atrocity, an atrocity. What is going on is a crime to the children of the city. It's a crime that people can't figure it out."

Our first link to the Examiner: a story about police helping convicts find jobs. be continued...

January 1

Gus Sentementes puts 2006's homicide total at 274-- actually one fewer than the city's 2005 number as per the Medical Examiner's office.
Meanwhile, murder is down 15 percent in the District.

Amber KidsPolice are looking for black dad Kelechi Charles Emeruwa and his three kids.
Their mother Chidiebere Omenihu Ochulo was found murdered in Burtonsville, MoCo, and Emeruwa and the children, (left to right) Antinnoe, 6, (a girl), Elijah, 4, and Jachi, an 8-year-old boy, are missing, as is their blue Honda Civic, plate MKZ-237.

Is the burning body found in a house near Greenmount Cemetery* number 27-something? We'll never know for sure...

What the?!-- someone removed a dead woman's gravestone and put it on her father's Glen Burnie lawn.

east sidegod is love*This weekend took the husband on a Creepy Drive through the Northern and Eastern on the way to Canton-- from Greenmount and 33rd, South on Greenmount (check the nauseating flashy blue lights!), left (East) on E. North Avenue, view the Big Weird building (shown left), go South on Patterson Park Ave. to get out... or keep going East to see all the streets you read about in the blotter!
Hey Burg, I'll bet you have some good suggestions for Scenic drives through town...!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Year in Review

The first posts of '06 were made by Chuck.
Said a non, "damn my boi ronny aka butch was killed new years day butch we love u and we here holdin it down r.i.p"

Soon after the ball dropped, police had begun to look for Graham Buckmaster's GMC after he killed his live-in partner Lisa Moore.

The Northwest was outraged at the murder of Warren Fleming by 21-year-old career criminal Brian Keith Rose.

O'Malley's Catholic father died, causing the future governor to miss a Planned Parenthood event.

By Jan 21 there had been 18 murders. The "Flex Squad" scandal blew up, and Warren Brown called Jemini Jones' accuser a "big fat liar."mills
A redacted report suggested fixes to Central Booking.. and was promptly sent to the "round" file by the MD Dept of Public Safety and Correctional Services -- the very agency that commissioned it.
And you can't forget that Keith Mills story!

The Feds began to hand out hefty sentences in the McAbier firebombing case.

The strange murder of Natasha Bacchus Magee was recollected for a jury in HoCo.

"Big thick" John C. Gaumer admitted to killing Hampden's Josie Brown in Arbutus (and a reader was outraged that I wrote "poor thing" about Brown: "she was a person, not a thing!").

Vernon Evans Jr. was scheduled to die on the 5th, but didn't.

WBAL noted that the ME's office had 275 homicides down for '06, even with the justifieds and whatnot taken out. The police reported 269.
Commented a reader Feb. 23,
"the police xagerate details, ricky wilkins a.k.a Noodles is not a cold blooded killer...and hopefully at his trial in june that will show! we just went 2 south beach right b4 the murder.....look up the murdered guys backround Terrance j. williams, he is no saint! shout out to noodles hold it down in city jail and if u get off we gone back 2 florida! holla murdaland records all day every day!"
Before the white couple was arrested for asking directions in Cherry Hill, David Ervin, 57, was arrested after reporting being carjacked.

After we got our paws on the city homicide book, we tried to do math. Remarkable: 47 of '05's homicides were John Does.

Stories of police-on-police activity ....Dan Ostrovsky of the Daily Record described a lawsuit in which Baltimore Detective Cassidy Kampfhammer and her partner, an officer Donato, falsely claimed to have bought drugs at an address, not realizing the house belonged to two police officers. When she realized her mistake she called her husband, Lt. Sean Kampfhammer, and the couple cooked up a scheme...

And another [auxiliary] officer, Winnie Gibson Watts, claimed police barged into her home and arrested her and her children, claiming to be looking for a suspect.

RaymondLax coach Greg Raymond (left) didn't get charged with vehicular manslaughter after his choice to drink (a ton) and drive ended with his friend's skull impaled on a pole.
Anonymous said...
As someone who knew Matt why don't you all consider this: Raymond was Matt's best friend. He isn't being charged with anything because Matt's parents did not want to prosecute him. Did you know he was driving because Matt asked him too? Do you think accidently taking the life of your best friend in accident isn't punishment? So, why don't all rid yourself of your holier than thou attitude. Ever heard of the saying, "But for the grace of God there go I..." People make mistakes and this was a mistake with horrible consequnces. But before you say the prosecution has "no balls" know the facts. What's more important: someone being prosecuted so you can feel like justice is being done or the wishes of a family who just lost their youngest son being honored?

Police officer Dante Hemingway was shot multiple times. Jobrea Lodge was arrested and went on to throw pee on an officer in Central Booking in the heat of August.

Hamm gave a two-part interview to WYPR.
"Let me tell you about Leonard Hamm. Leonard Hamm don't need to be police commissioner. Leonard Hamm was doing very well as a retired citizen of Baltimore. And could very easily go back and do that again, if, in fact, I had that kind of interference that everybody was talking about. Secondly, the mayor and I have a relationship where he is my boss. He's in charge of the city. And what the mayor wants is a safe city; he don't tell me how to go about doing it and making it safe. He just wants results. All he wants to know is, 'What happened with this thing? How're we doing with this? What's coming along with that?' So that, when reporters, such as yourself, come and stick a microphone in his face, he'll be prepared." be continued...

Saturday, December 30, 2006

December 30

Says NPR's Laura Sullivan in, "New Crime Data Has Experts Concerned," the federal budget for crime fighting is now a little more than one-third of what it was 10 years ago, and violent crime is up 4 percent nationwide.
Thanks, Republicans!

Three correctional officers were stabbed at Jessup.

Kenneth Megginson, wanted for murdering a Baltimorean in October,* was arrested in Berks County, PA. (Like the site's typo disclaimer!)

The Sun's Gregory Kane celebrates Festivus late, enumerating the (rather surprising) people who disappointed him most this year, including Rod J. Rosenstein and the Court of Special Appeals.
(No word yet on who gets '06's "Negro, Please")

Burglary, robbery, assault, etc. in the Blotter.

* Searching the archive for this guy, I found a comment I hadn't read! Good stuff!
Anonymous said...
If you've ever investigated a murder in the city, or talked to people in some of the f-ed neigbhorhoods where they occur, you'll soon realize how, in many cases, few want to talk to police or reporters about the gangbanger/drug dealer who just got his brains blown out. Please, I implore some bloggers/posters here to pick a murder in, say, the heart of the eastern district, and just show up at the address and start talking to people. don't just plot it out on your makeshift computer map and think you got some real handle or insight into city crime. Next, while you're out in the 'hood, imagine you're a homicide detective: you need to get people to cooperate, first by persuasion or by appealing to whatever compassion for their fellow man that they might have. Sometimes, there just isn't much compassion, so detectives break out the good cop/bad cop routine and act like pricks. Or if you're a reporter, you need to come back to your editor with on-the-record interviews from people who knew this dead gangbanger/drug dealer, or it's hard to put them on TV or quote anonymous sources. Try to get people in this neighborhood, who knew the victim, to give you their real, full name so you can quote them on how this dead gangbanger/drug dealer had some problems, but he was, at heart, "a good man." sure, right, of course he was... but even if he wasn't a good man, he still deserves justice for his murder. it's incredible to see how many, many cops doggedly pursue that justice, for someone who they knew nothing about, and who did little with their life except to cause a lot of problems in other peoples' lives and neighborhoods. talk about thankless work.

In many neighborhoods, residents, neighbors and obvious witnesses won't even acknowledge your presence or your questions; they'll just turn around and walk away. Like you have the plague. I shit you not. They don't want to talk to you, nor do they want to be seen talking to you. Of course, when someone does talk, they are thinking, or asking you: "will i be subpoenad? you gonna make me go down to homicide now? will i be quoted? will you show my face on tv? do you have to? i have young children who live here...please don't quote me."

Don't just imagine doing this while sitting at your computer and clickety clacking away in cyber/blog land, with your cop/media critic hat on. Unless you've tried to do it, you have no idea. So, go out and do it for a day. Give yourself a deadline later that day, and when that deadline comes, figure out how much you can really say about the life and death of someone, when virtually NO ONE wants to talk about him or her. And you'll get just a taste of what the police, prosecutors, The Sun, The CityPaper, The Examiner, and WMAR, WBAL, WJZ and WBFF/Fox get when they try to report on the "average" homicide in B-more. You can blame that general dearth of information, in no particular order, on: witness intimidation, general callousness, revenge motives, and the sad and pervasive belief that police, prosecutors, and the city, state and Feds can't be trusted to protect witnesses who cooperate. This blog might be kinda new, but this climate -- this landscape that police and local media operate in -- is not new. It's been around for years in charming Charm City. The murders have thrived in this twisted conspiracy of silence.

If people in certain neighborhoods are angry about the murders, or how they don't get covered in the media, then they need to pick up the phone and call the police and help them solve them. Start Snitching. DROP A DIME. Also, pick up the phone and call the media and cry and lament about the gangbanger/drug dealer who was just killed on the corner, who was wanted for murder or attempted murder or robbery.


But ya know something? most people don't call about the murders of such people. They don't call police. They don't call the media. They don't talk. They just endure it. And that's the general shittiness of Baltimore Crime, circa 2006.

Going outside? Lamenting on the phone? As if!
We have all the "idea" we can handle as it is, thank you!
But thanks for the comment, non! In honor of you I'm going to turn 'non comments back on!

Friday, December 29, 2006

December 29

Ehrlich granted 17 16 pardons (and one medical commutation). Ed Norris' was not one.


If you're into tawk radio between 10 a.m. and noon EST, give a listen to Ed Norris today and Monday... Troy Johnson is great, John Bou-shay is ok, Ed comes back Tuesday.

"Three men arrested early Wednesday in a house in the 3300 block of Noble St. have been charged with the fatal shooting Tuesday night of a man whose identity has not been confirmed." [271]
Homicide 272 was 46-year-old Willie Lewis, shot during a home invasion Wednesday.
Also, a 17-year-old shot in the shoulder on Norf Abnue.

The Justice Department says that Domestic Violence is half of what it was in 1993.

"Bricky" Bykowicz covers the Jamaicain-themed double funeral of Roy and Cliffy Holder of Maroon Town.
Said Jablow, a "person connected to the Holders was being protected by officers."

The woman shot by a suicide in Glyndon is Candace Treadway, 44.

The Post's "Being a Black Man" goes bowling.

Kane makes a good point, kind of: "With no death penalty, just how will [murdered prison guard David] McGuinn's murderers be punished?"

Salisbury police are looking for gangbangers Dominic Damar Barkley, 17, and Derrien Brett Douglas, 16, who shot two bystanders at a condo complex.

In PGC, Richard Rose, 26, was charged with child abuse resulting in death and is being held on $1 million bond.
Police say Rose is responsible for the death of six-year-old Tyrell Hannibal of Fayetteville, N.C.

In Pasadena, police say Steven Ray Ellison, 24, died of "excited delirium" which led to a heart attack.

Lock your doors, Joe! A wild police chase in Mt. Airy followed a Wal-Mart shoplifting incident, and a suspect is still on the loose!

Carjacker Rudy Alfredo Carpio-Vasquez, 31, was arrested (he might be Hispanic).

Sheesh, handing off Bédard the Québécoise could take months! Hope the ladies show her a good time at Jessup!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

December 28

He used to love her, but Robert Bush Wolfe Jr., 48, is accused of killing and then burying his girlfriend behind her home in Osprey, FL, and he's now at the Sarasota County Jail after being extradited from our fair city, where he was hiding out.

December 28

The city's 272th murder was a 46-year-old man, killed in a home invasion in that neighborhood between 25th street and the Alameda.

Murder 271 was a man shot on the pavement in the first block of North Clinton street.

A man's in shock trauma after being shot in the head in the 2100 Block of W. Fairmount in the Western.
Also an arrest for the murder of 69-year-old Freddie Thornton, found in Leakin Park.

A police chase from a Shell station in the County gets mired in a barricade situation in the City.

Yuck, an attempted murder-suicide in Glyndon in the County.

The seven homicides of the apocalypse? Annapolis has had seven murders in '06, as has HarfCo.

A man died after struggling with police in AAC.

See, it does happen! A woman in a Chevy Malibu with a red light on the dashboard pulled a man over, took $15.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Another Baltimore Show?

Slate adds fuel to rumors there will be a Season Six of The Wire, focused on the Central American population.
David Simon, meet the other Simon!
I'm sure he could help you write a great script-- cheap!

December 27

The Ink is brief and goes to 267.
The Un-ID'd woman was Annette Bradney, 31, 800 block of North Stricker Street.
That's reassuring: "Bradney is the 26th woman murdered this year in Baltimore City."
Wonder how many white women?

How do you find the fruit-flush, Mr. Sherman?
WBAL reviews the "Top Stories of '06".

Dr. Nelson Hendler, accused of trading pain pills for sex at the Mensana clinic, is now being sued for $50k.

AAC: "Man Punches Officer, Yells 'You'll Never Catch Me'"

Retiring County SA Sandy O'Connor talks to Dave Durian.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Dec 26 nite

In Leonardtown, an army reservist named James E. Dean who served in Afghanistan and didn't want to go to Iraq was fatally shot by police after a standoff which began yesterday.

md-fred2The Court of Special Appeals upheld the search and seizure of a van containing evidence used against Sonya M. Daniels, (left, William J. Hennessy Jr. for The Post) sentenced to life in 2005 for the double murder of 16-year-old Deanna Marie Prichard and her 5-week-old daughter Makayla Ann Frost in Frederick County in 2002. Daniels was, police say, jealous of Prichard's relationship with the baby's father, Tracy Frost, 32.

bedard myriamFascinating Visitors from the North: AP QT Brian Witte says Olympic-champ Québécoise and alleged abductress Myriam Bédard will have a hearing on Friday ... and that her current husband is a low-level art thief. Interesting footnote: two years ago Bédard blew the whistle on a big Canadian government no-show-job scam.

JZ Headline Writers Playing it Safe: "Baltimore's Murder Rate is Not Decreasing."

30. 06Like stories about ammo? NPR's Elsa Heidorn reports on the Springfield thirty-aught-six cartridge, which turns 100 today.


"The city has recorded 270 homicides, one more than in 2005 ... The most recent victim was Stephen Brunson, 37, whose body was found shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday ... Yesterday, police announced they had identified a body found in Leakin Park on Saturday as Freddie Thornton, a 69-year-old city resident. He had been stabbed repeatedly..."

A article on Christmas in confinement: "The Single Hardest Day Of the Year: Inmates Mark the Yuletide With Reflection and Regret"

File under human trafficking, prostitution: Jair Francis, age 33, of Wheaton, Maryland was convicted of conspiracy to transport hundreds of women for prostitution purposes to Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.
Elsy and Eliazor Aparicio and their mother, Olinda Aparicio (age 65), Dorinalda Aparicio, Manuel and Rosibel Jandres have pled guilty to their involvement in the prostitution ring.

Eight weapons indictments from the feds.

Racketeering conspirator and ex-Sen. Bromwell is stepping down as head of IWIF. Update: What the?! IWIF agreed "to pay former state Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell $400,000 to step down in advance of his trial on federal corruption charges." Crazy!!

horseheadGift horse dept.:
Mrs. J's theory on her $83k pay raise (as told to Laura Vozzella) is that Kitty wants the job in 2010!

Monday, December 25, 2006

December 25



A man was found stabbed to death in Leakin Park.

And, "The body of a missing 74-year-old Dundalk man was found late Saturday in a stream less than a half-mile from where his partially submerged rental car was discovered that morning."

Wow, some schools have taken my advice and added Mandarin! (nothing to do with crime, we know)

RIP, Grandma Ginny. You'd be sorry to hear that the estate tax probably won't be repealed [<-MD TDR sub.]-- though of course you already knew that was never going to happen! You were right all along-- as usual. And yes, Christmas is a good time to remember to rack up deductions.

Merry Christmas, galt, eeb, Snay, Cynic, hocoJoe burger and all my invisible friends!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

December 24

"For the first time in decades, Congress is poised to pass a bill that aims to make the lives of prisoners and ex-prisoners easier, not more difficult."

Radio Jamaica: Matt Jablow "tightlipped" on Holder brothers' murder.

It's Christmas in the HoHoHoCo Hotel and Boxing Day extradition for Quebecoise Olympian, child-custody-order violator Myriam Bedard, caught by local police in conjunction with the Mounties at the behest of babydaddy Jean Paquet.

MD in the National spotlight: first the gays, then the jail sex, now today's most-exported story is Executions and the "broad shift in dynamics that has sprung from a narrow ruling."
In Being a Black Man, the Post profiles one of the FBI's top-ranking Negro agents.

A "bandit shot" on Perring Parkway and Hillen right over the County line in the NE.

Hagtown prison is going to start raising drug dogs.

If you think the city's young offenders have it bad, what with being forced to attend classes and all... check out African juvie.

david evansProsecutors in the Duke lax case had DNA proof back in April-- six months ago-- that the boys (including MD's David Evans, right) could not have been involved.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

December 23

How did it get to that? Dept
Former Olympic biathlon gold-medalist and Canada's sweetheart Myriam Bedard was held in Jessup on child abduction charges after U.S. marshals found her and her daughter on the girl's 12th birthday at a hotel.
Andrew Cawthorne, wanted for the County SuperFresh robbery, was arrested.

A man was shot Tuesday afternoon in the leg in the hallway of an apartment building in the 800 block of N. Fulton Avenue, theft and a White Marsh purse-snatching in the blotter.

Samuel Acquah of Bowie got 3 1/2 years in the federal pen for operating a "marriage fraud mill" for Ghanaian immigrants.

del. jill carter md 41stNow it's getting interesting!
No doubt inspired by her good showing in the BCrime poll, Del. Jill Carter is jumping in the Mayor's race!
Here's a Jill story from April (with a much better picture). Jill's a nice half-decade above (the royal) us, and we've been shopping for a new Role Model, so Merry Xmas, Jill, you're it! You could not have come at a better time, what with the Britney clam, the Dixon scandals, the arrests, etc. Thanks for stepping up. We suggest Carter rag-doll kits fox X-mas, with pretzel MOM-bashing pintata snack bags...

Hey, Mfume might run, so let's reset and repost the Mayor Poll... that's right, you can vote again!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Dec. 22 nite

Tiffany Gwen Weaver of Resiterstown has become "News of the Weird" fodder in 111 papers worldwide so far, including the NYT, IHTrib and papers in Australia and India, for faking her way into prison with documents using the name of a lawyer out on maternity leave ... all to have full-on relations in front of guards with one Jason Moody, the first-degree murderer (02/03/1975), baby momma to one LaToyrea Thompson, and more (search him on this site or offender search, bookmarked right...)

NIH researcher "Trey" Sunderland III "was ordered to forfeit $300,000 and perform 400 hours of community service but will not have to pay a fine for failing to disclose lucrative consulting work with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer."
david evans
Rape charges have been dropped against three Duke Lax players, including David Evans of Annapolis and Bethesda (right). Here's more...

Family Recovery, Part V: "Parents Surmount Temptations in Bid to Get Clean for Keyona"

December 22

Underdog Blog has lots of background links for the Vernon Evans case.
(The Public Defender Blog Guide has a total directory of blogs by, for and about you-can-guess-what).

What the?! Crime is at the lowest level in forty years in the District.
(Though they, too, have an uptick in juvenile crime)

Dirty, dirty: environmental groups allege the Chlalk Point power plant has violated the clean air act thousands of times.

More on murdered Jamaican* immigrants the Holder brothers.
County police are looking for Andrew Cawthorne, left, a third suspect in the Bel Air Super-Fresh shootout that put officer David Garner in the hospital.

Git down bitch!! Git da cigarettes! Hurry UP! A woman in a giant, goofy hat was caught robbing a grocery store eight blocks West of Raven stadium.
(Macy Grey, how far you've fallen...)

PGC: A man's body was thrown out of a car near the intersection of 495 and Indian Head Highway.

A feel-good story about Deputy State's Attorney Laura J. Gwinn, who worked on the racketeering case against MS-13 down South.

James Lubbers, 36, of Olney, got a year for negligent homicide in HoCo. Lubbers killed his co-worker and friend, Carmen White, in a drunk-driving accident on Route 108 with his BMW.

Allegany: In Cumberland, "Operation Community Involvement" and some entity called the C3I Narcotics Unit capped off a year of detective work with a methamphetamine, crack heroin and MJ bust that netted thirteen 'collars.'
Though the headline says 20.

Jamaica*I'm sure this will confirm Jamaicans' worst suspicions about Baltimore, which has a terrible rep there thanks to The Wire on satellite.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Dec. 21 evening...

The murdered Holder brothers apparently had a running dispute with another pair of brothers, the Minors.

Another fabulous Washington Post series, "Baby in the Balance," about a couple of addicts trying (sometimes) to get custody of their daughter back. There are four chapters out so far.

The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Donavon Troy White, 15, of Edenton, North Carolina in the beating death of Joel Bradley, 39. Court documents allege on October 22, 2006 White was seen on close circuit television at the corner of Calhoun and Cumberland Streets assaulting Bradley as he sat on a park bench. Bradley later died of his injuries. An arraignment is scheduled January 25, 2007, Judge Gale Rasin, room 509 Courthouse East.

The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Darrell Barnes, 42, of the 5600 block of Leiden Road in connection with the death of Shannon Nanette Jackson, 36. Court documents allege on November 9, 2003 Barnes was the last person seen with Jackson as she left her residence accompanied by Barnes. Ms. Jackson was later found dead in the 5500 block in Moores Run Drive near a stream. An arraignment is scheduled January 26, 2007, Judge Gale Rasin, room 509 Courthouse East.

Horrible child-abuse death of two-year-old Kyla Edwards in Salisbury.

Remember Greg Doda, 18, of Crownsville, who killed Heather Donahue, 29, in a snowboarding accident in Jackson Hole?
He'll spend six months in jail ... and has to write a magazine article (cruel torture!).

December 21

"Two brothers who ran an East Baltimore garage were gunned down execution-style yesterday three hours apart in different city neighborhoods, and police scrambled to protect their families as detectives searched for suspects in the attacks..." Ralson and Everton Holder were partners in a towing business.

A man was shot in the leg in the Western.

"I don’t know what to make of it," said top prosecutor Mrs. J of her 83k raise. The Sun takes a more cynical 'tude, opining that MOM wants to encourage someone to run against his venerable foe.

Ooh, a gang database.
Wonder if it'll be as effective as the domestic-violence database.

Headline of the day: "Investigators: Woman fakes attorney pass for inmate sex"

HoCo police arrested Ronnie Gordon Smoth Jr. for a couple of home invasions after checking pawn shop records.

AAC police are looking for Lamal Lamonte Wise, 17, wanted for killing Marvin Timothy Wilson, 20, of West Baltimore Nov. 15.

In AAC a cold-case rape was solved-- by accident.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Norris for Mayor?

martinandedWow, we were sort of joking putting former Police Commissioner, soap salesman, actor, talk show host and convicted felon Ed Norris on the poll for who should be our next Mayor. After all, BCrime readers are against felons even voting, and anyway, a convict can't run for office without approval of the Governor (or in Ed's case, as it was a Federal conviction, the President himself).

But if Marion Barry could be Mayor of DC, why not Ed, here? It would be a great PR move (we've always felt BMore should embrace its edgy, shocking image), he's certainly one of the most beloved guys in town, and if we're going to live in a police state, we might as well have someone in charge who's seen something of crime and punishment.

And, the campaign would make a great reality show!

Coming in second place in the poll was an even bigger impossibility, Mary Pat Clarke. The inside word is Clarke is ready and psyched to retire and has zero interest in the job.
Smart lady.

mitchellSo that leaves Keiffer Mitchell Jr., left, as the only viable candidate, with an underwhelming 16 percent of the vote.
We don't know anything about him, other than he looks a lot like Jamie aka "16-piece chicken McNugget Head" from She's Gotta Have It, so we'd better do our civic duty here ...
Looks like he reps the 11th, went to BL (and we hear, taught there briefly), comes from an old well-to-do Baltimore policial family (as in, "Mitchell Courthouse;" see John Sarbanes), lives in Bolton Hill and has two preschool kids and his wife doesn't work.
And he's really young and into education.


Run, Eddie, RUN!
Run like your pants is on fire!

December 20

Hell of a Week in the Ink: "For the fourth time this year there were 10 murders in one week, putting this year's homicide total one above last year's at this time. The city is on pace to match or exceed last year's final total of 269 murders."
No wonder we kept losing count...
  • Theodore Caldwell, 29; intersection of West North Avenue and North Mount Street
  • Steven Richey, 41; 3400 block of Cliftmont Avenue;
  • Joseph Simms, 41; 3900 block of Bonner Road
  • Keith Barney, 30; 4400 block of Haddon Avenue
  • Ronald Stewart, 29; 4000 block of West Belvedere Avenue
  • Christopher Whitfield, 22; 3800 block of Hanover Street
  • Kevin West, 39; 2800 block of Virginia Avenue
  • Kurt Malone, 19; 1300 block of McCulloh Street
  • James Williams, 44; 3700 block of Fairhaven Avenue
  • Kenneth Worrell, 28; 800 block of Bethune Road.
The BPB crime lab is now accredited.
Nice news: "In 2001, Koch said, the backlog of cases with evidence awaiting DNA testing stood at 5,100. The backlog now is about 400"

"Mildred E. Boyer, a minority subcontractor with ties to City Council President Sheila Dixon, was charged yesterday with theft, lying on loan documents and filing false tax returns, according to a city grand jury indictment..."
Boyer's company had once employed Dixon's sister.
Doesn't sound like the Dixons did anything illegal, though:
"The indictment mentions a payroll statement as part of Boyer's application for a 2004 car loan that was 'purportedly signed' by Dixon's sister, Janice. But Janice Dixon never prepared or signed the statement."

The newborn was strangled, say prosecutors in the Princess Anne/ Baby Olivera death. The baby was found at Custom Pak, a tomato packaging plant in Westover (20 miles south of Salisbury).

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

December 19

The Court of Appeals has rejected halting executions on protocol or racial-and-geographic-disparity grounds-- but halted them because the procedures were never approved. The legislature or the gov. will have to approve them now. WW the new gov do?

Tim Evers is 37

"The NAACP* said in court Monday that the Baltimore police department is guilty of a 'larger pattern' of illegally arresting residents."
"Baltimore lawyers said ... that arrests for "quality of life" crimes are not illegal; that the City State's Attorney decision not to prosecute some crimes does not mean those arrests were unlawful; and that using a performance-evaluation system for police officers based on the number of arrests is not unlawful."

"The ACLU also is suing the city and state over what the organizations call a 'gross violation of rights.' The groups say city police officers make 'illegal arrests' and then state jail officials mistreat people taken into custody at Baltimore's Central Booking and Intake Facility.

The lawsuit accuses the jail of conducting illegal strip searches and holding suspects beyond the statutory time limit of 24 hours."
Weekend murder victims Christopher Whitfield 22, and William James, 44, were ID'd.
Keith Worrell, 28, was with the 15-year-old shot in Cherry Hill and has died of gunshot wounds.

Carjacker Keith Ray escaped from the courthouse and onto St. Paul Street, forcing Joe Sviatko to lock his office door.

Psycho in Reist-o
Former Medical Student Mujtaba R. Jabbar, 25, was charged in the County with shooting salesman and aspiring ice skater Paul Schrum at that Owings Mills movie theater near the TJ Maxx.

A "fatal stabbing in Reisterstown and the subsequent police shooting of a man armed with a knife..."

Another one of those dead-baby stories. 24-year-old Florentine Olivera was charged with 2nd-degree murder.

A man named Carroll and his son Carroll are charged with "animal cruelty, selling contaminated meat and feeding garbage to swine" in (where else?) Carroll County.

*Meanwhile, NAACP HQ to GTF out of town!
Wonder if they're going to take Dorothy Parker with them?
We should give them that statue in front of the Train Station as a going-away present...!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

December 17 Nite

Executions have been put on hold in California and Florida, as Maryland's top court hears various challenges to the gruesome practice.

Chesterstown police shot toddler-threatening lunatic Clifton Blanchfield, but didn't kill him.

A County officer is in Shock Trauma after an accident on Spooks Hill Road in Hereford.

"... the best ideas become clear through the utterance of weaker ones."
Good Op-Ed about the JHU Party Mess.

December 17

... and Just another terrible day in Murderland!

jeziz. A 15-year-old was shot and is in serious condition in the 800 block of Bethune Road in Cherry Hill.

A hostage situation in West Baltimore ended in suicide.

Horrible: "Lawrence Banks cut a violent path through Maryland on Nov. 19, 1991, shooting an acquaintance in Pasadena after a night of drinking and then killing his own teenage son in Baltimore."
Banks spent less than 10 years in prison, then killed young mother Lisa Brown and her nine-month-old baby in Laurel last Tuesday.

Davon Temple probably got away with double murder, and now he's gotten away with trespassing, too.

HarfCo police arrested one bloody Eveline Bergman, 46, for stabbing her husband to death in Joppatowne.

A drug raid at 2900 West Coldspring Lane (between Wabash and Reisterstown Rds.) unearthed six-figures' worth of various substances.

Under new Federal legislaton, doctors will be able to prescribe "bupe" to 100 city harewin addicts (there's currently a 30 patient limit.)

Baltimore police ID'd the killer of a two-decades-cold murder of 26-year-old nurse Beverly Louise Feight. The DNA of Orrell Youmans, 50, matched when Sgt. Roger Nolan of the cold-case squad ran a sample through the FBI database.

The Post continues the series Being a Black Man.

Stories on the "news" that schoolkids are in gangs were so dumb-n-obvious they weren't worth linking to ... but this high-larious thread of pissy trash talk about it on the Sun forum is!

Some Hampden neighborhood gossip:
When I went to court about the kid who stole my bike last week, the police officer gave me a piece of news about one of my former neighbors on Elm Avenue, a blind guy named Charles (whose house was once set on fire after he let police use it to stake out drug dealers). Anyway, Charles told officer Basil how he came to be blind-- one day he was high on heroin and PCP and gouged out his own eyes!

Thanks for the links Simon!