Friday, July 22, 2011

Lunchtime Update

Col. Terrence Sheridan is retiring from his post as Superintendent of the Maryland State Police. MdTA police chief Marcus Brown will be his successor.

Non-fatal stabbing at a bar in Middle River.

No bail for alleged crooked cop Daniel Redd.

Policarpio Perez and Adan Canela will be tried a third time for allegedly decapitating three kids in 2004.

Lornell Felder is getting $100k from the City. In the spring of 2009 he was beaten by two plainclothes police officers and held for several days after the cops mistook a cigarette he was rolling for marijuana. If Felder's allegations are even vaguely true then I can't fathom why the two cops named in the suit haven't been fired.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stabbings Galore... and More

Yet another fatal stabbing downtown yesterday. as well as the revelation of a previously undisclosed murder victim.

Two separate shootings leave one man dead and a woman injured.

A city officer was shot, and apparently not injured much at all, while responding to a domestic disturbance.

16-year-old Keymo Tubias Martin Jr. has been charged with attempted murder in the near-fatal shooting of two security guards.
Interesting to note; Mr.Keymo Martin Sr. was stabbed and killed by his then girlfriend Erin Monk (who was not Jr's mother) back in 1995.

Judge to review history in of Officer Gahiji Tshamba in order to help decide a proper sentence. Sentencing is scheduled for August 16.

Federal press release offers more information regarding Ofc.Daniel Reed's drug trafficking conspiracy.

Teen being sought for a double stabbing at the Patapsco light rail stop.

Denation Kent, 37, who was into his 16th year of a 60 year attempted-murder conviction is wanted for walking away from his work release job. As to why after only 16 years of a 60 year sentence he was ut on work release is an entirely different question.

Murder trial of the then 14-year-old girl who shot a man for laughing at her during an attempted robbery isdelayed.

37-year-old WCI inmate and former Baltimore resident Michael Boyer, who was serving a 50 year sentence, has beencharged for the murder of his cellmate; 37-year-old former Baltimore resident Timothy Davis who was serving a 50 year sentence as well.

Speaking of murders at the Western Correctional Institute, 28-year-old Kim Hargett has been charged with the February killing of Blas Ramon Mata Aguilar.

A skull that showed up on a Kent county beachshows signs of a homicide.

Man who was shot in the 900 block of Herndon Ct. is in grave condition.

Police are investigating a triple stabbing that took place Tuesday night.

Recognition isn't always great... 5 city schools make list of most dangerous in the nation.

Padonia swim club owner Ira "Fred" Rigger, 56, has plead guilty and will receive an 18 month sentence.

Harford County police are searching for clues as to whether a string of armed-robberies are related.

A German rape suspect is extradited to Maryland after 10 years. Klaus Von Mahr, 51, has plead guilty and will face up to 25 years at sentencing.

Guilty plea by city landlord Cephus Murrell, 68, relating to his involvement in an ongoing series of lead paint violations

"Professional criminal/believed serial killer Jason Thomas Scott,, 27, has been convicted of a gluttony of charges, facesat least 97 years. Scott is also believed to have been responsible for the home invasion of MMA fighter Lloyd Irvin before a partner in crime was disarmed by the veteran MMA fighter.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

112, 113

112: Rodney Mandotis Johnson, 30 was shot and killed.

113: An as of yet unidentified 21-year-old male was found shot to death on the 1200 block of Ward Street.
Update:
The victim has been identified as Rasheed Abdullah, a man who was apparently very well known to our own Baltimore Crime blog reader Cham and many Pigtown residents as a reputed drug dealer who residents tried multiple times to evict.

More information about Rodney Johnson;
Besides prior arrests for armed robbery, and rape, as well as a drug dealing conviction, Mr. Johnson was also arrested back in 2007 for the murder of Todd Dargan. Arrested alongside Mr. Johnson was 45-year-old Ronald Cox. Mr. Johnson was eventually acquitted and Ronald Cox was convicted and sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for the murder. Ronald Cox eventually appealed and had his case brought before the MD Court of Appeals on the grounds that he had a right to confront Mr.Johnson at trial citing the Confrontation Clause. His appeal had not been formally decided on as of May of this year.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The murder of Nicole Sesker

A behind the scenes look at the murder of former BPD commissioner Hamm's step daughter.

Well, that's depressing

Annals of Epidemiology: Black men survive longer in prison than out

110, 111

110: Jawan Vonel Weeden, 30, died 2 days after being shot Tuesday night.

111: An Unidentified Male was shot to death Friday afternoon at the intersection of N. Franklintown Rd. and W. Baltimore St.

4 people were seriously injured in Thursday night shootings, including 2 security guards who are both seriously injured.

Two plainclothes police officers open fire on an armed man during a traffic stop gone awry.

1st degree murder charges have been dropped in the deadly July 4th stabbing.

The NSA employee accused of espionage has been sentenced to probation for leaking classified information.

85-year-old Daniel J. Minnick; co-owner of Minnick's Restaurant, and brother of Del. Sonny Minnic, has been charged alongside 3 others for running illegal gambling machines.

The harrowing story of a woman and her child who were forced to jump out of their car after being carjacked by Terron Alvin White, 22.

"Marshall Law - The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther" has been banned by a Maryland prison.

Padonia pool pedo Fred Rigger, 52, will soon plead guilty to possession of child pornography.

Baltimore resident Brian Hill, 20, has been convicted in the shooting of a Carroll County deputy.

Baltimore resident Amr Gamal Shedid, age 24, was arrested for possessing 13 knives at BWI Marshall Airport.

An attempted kidnapping of a 2-year-old boy at a Best Buy was prevented thanks to the quick action of the boy's father and several other witnesses. 23-year-old convicted felon Jermaine Palmer was arrested at the scene.

90 years for Montgomery county sicko Nathanial Hart, age 35.

Salisbury drug kingpin sentenced to 10 years in the Federal Pen thanks in part to the the IRS.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

8-Year-Old Boy Abducted, Later Found Safe


8-year-old boy found safe in an abandoned house by a fast thinking good Samaritan.

Police have arrested 20-year-old Nathaniel Booker. (Pictured Right) Another suspect, Raheem Taylor, 21, is wanted as a possible accomplice.

Guilty pleas in the Baltimore police towing scandal, or "Towmageddon" as I affectionately call it. Hernan Alexis Moreno and Edwin Javier Mejia, brother/co-owners of Majestic Auto Repair have plead guilty in federal court.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene of a serious double shooting Monday evening.

Investigators are widening their probe into the attempted theft of priceless Maryland artifacts.

Frederick police are searching for Melvin William Smith, 27, wanted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, 33-year-old Tranice Richardson.

In happier news, Officer Teresa Rigby has been released from her rehabilitation center.

Second scumbag rock-climbing instructor 31-year-old Michael Lyons has been charged with sex offenses against a minor.

25-year-old Ravon Tyrone Anderson arrested in AACO for a a street brawl turned stabbing.

Finally, 15 years in Federal prison for career criminal Steven Butler, age 24. Found with a loaded 9mm, cocaine, and a respectable chuck or cash.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

107, 108, 109

Three people killed in the last 12 hours. Richard Mills and Jerel McFadden were stabbed and shot to death respectively last night. An unidentifed woman was found dead this afternoon.

More woes for city nightclub Sonar, as its principal owner, Daniel McIn­tosh, has been indicted in a massive federal drug conspiracy.

Charges are likely in raid of bar that is co-owned by Delegate Sonny Minnick.

10 years for 35-year-old Charles Dean Novak for secretly recording over 260 women. I know one person who wouldn't mind seeing him receive 260 years... but to the best of my knowledge Judge Hackner never requested my opinion.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 4th Stabbing Arrest, Fatal Stabbing, and More...

Arrest in July 4th inner harbor stabbing. Marcus Harris, 32, turned himself in today for the murder of Joseph Calo.

A still unidentified 25 year old man was stabbed to death downtown.

A one year look into the progress of improving city sex offense investigations.

A federal judge has denied a Stay in the Ehrlich robo-call case.

26-year-old Frederick Williams has been charged with theJune 21st shooting, and eventual death of Sterling Kelly.

Police discover a man's body in back of a locked trunk in city impound lot.

Tapes from scene of where Baltimore Police Officer Teresa Rigby was thrown off I-83.

Edvin Giovanni Ceron Reyes, 23, and Santiago A. Gonzalez-Miner, 43, have been charged with arson and attempted murder in a Howard County attempted firebombing.

Trial date for yoga shop killing has been set.

Second conviction, for fraudster David Garth Thompson II, 31, nets federal prison term.

Mistakes, mistakes...


Baltimore man Hasen Champion, 22 (Pictured Right), was mistakenly released from Central Booking. Police are still on the lookout.

In another corrections snafu, Baltimore convict David Rogers, 31, is wanted for leaving his work release.

Frederick residents be on the lookout for 27-year-old Melvin Smith, wanted for the murder of his former girlfriend.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weekend Crime Roundup... and More.

More information regarding the July 4th Harbor violence including photos of a person of interest, and an update on the recovery of the 4-year-old boy who was shot.

Baltimore's mayoral candidates chime in with their opinions on the recent July 4th violence.

A crazed man attempts to attack a speed enforcement officer on the beltway this morning, and police are still ISO the 50-60 year old white male who is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Keep your eyees peeled for a group faux police officers committing armed robberies throughout Baltimore.

Police release city wide crime stats for the year so far. Statistics to note include an increase in non-fatal shootings, robberies and rapes, but a decrease in total violent crime and arrests without charges, which was well documented in an earlier Sun story

Lavelva Merritt, one of two people accused of participating in the robbery-murder of JHU research technician Stephen Pitcairn, has almost worked out a new deal with city prosecutors.

28-year-old Brian Lamont Eggleston Jr., has been arrested in the murder of his his girlfrind, Alicia Avery, who happened to be a city murder witness, and her daughter.

An unexpected confession in the 1998 killing of a Maryland doctor
by 57-year-old Tennessee gun dealer Dale Mardis.

An argument between neighbors escelates to the point of gunfire in a Baltimore parking garage.

Corrupt local bail-bondsman Milton Tillman Jr. and his son are to be sentenced in Federal court on Friday.

Life in prison for Frederick Christian in the 2009 murder of his then girlfriend Jereyell Foster.

Skyesville scumbag Donald Ray Pevia Jr. gets 60 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriends 8-month-old child.

Anther guilty plea from one of Baltimore's finest. 33-year-old Luis Nunez plead guilty to his involvement in the large scale towing kickback scheme.

City police have pulled a body from the Patapsco River. Defined for the moment as a "possible suicide."

An as of yet unidentified 20-year-old man was shot in the head and killed Saturday.

A Dundalk couple has been charged with for astabbing in a High's convenience store. Shawn Allen Novak, age 28, and Ann Marie Preston, age 27 have been charged for the drug related stabbing.

36-year-old George William Bryant Jr. was shot to death infront of a Rosedale nightclub early last Saturday.

Harford buisness owner robbed in his own parking lot. No arrests have been made.

Oh dosn't he wish it were all a dream... 48-year-old Michael Anthony Hickson, leader of Dream Home mortgage conspiracy, was sentenced to 10 years in Federal prision.

3 years in the Federal pen for an Oxen Hill man, who was caught impersonating an FBI agent.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

So upsetting

The woman found murdered at the Welcome Inn Apartments with her 4-year-old daughter was a witness in an upcoming city case.

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Patch has your Northern-District robberies

Julie Bykowicz talks Same-Sex Marriage bills, NY vs MD

A-town court employee's civil suit for alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act reaches SCOTUS

Jurors stick it to the man with punitive damages for Exxon in the lastest twist in the epic case of Jacksonville's leaky service station

New term of the day: SLAPP suit (thanks CO), a BS suit brought to punish someone for griping about the government (fait attention, Belinda Conaway...)

.. and Cafe Hon's Denise Whiting has been granted a restraining order against protestor Steve Akers... & it looks like Akers' Boycott Cafe Hon & No One Owns Hon Hon FB pages have been taken down?

Monday, June 27, 2011

The fading “exclusionary rule”

Interesting SCOTUS Blog post about how the Supreme Court has slowly been whittling away at the Exclusionary Rule.

Why Do We Kill?

Former homicide detective Kelvin Sewell and IV reporter Stephen Janis try to answer that question in their new book which includes the inside scoop on some of the city's worst homicide cases

You Tell 'em Marta Mossburg

Marta Mossburg muses on the raison d'ĂȘtre of the Baltimore Development Corporation: "Is it for the sake of taxpayers or for the sake of itself and a few developers who have benefitted at the same time the city sheds thousands of jobs each year?"