Friday, November 9, 2012


The body of Joshua Boone, 26, was found in a wooded area in the Frankfurt neighborhood near the 5100 block of Goodnow Road.

And down in Laurel, a rap duo lay down some tracks in a recording studio... then robbed the studio. 

No fool like an old fool

The best revenge, as they say, is getting over it. The worst revenge might be Randall Martin Jr.,'s -- pouring gasoline on your ex- girlfriend's door, setting her house on fire, then fleeing to the home you share with your wife, forcing her to barricade with you for hours. Fortunately, everyone but the ex's pet survived.

Antonio Johnson, 52, left, was arrested for stabbing his neighbor Deb Simon to death in Pigtown.

A toddler was found wandering alone on Belair Road
Police are ISO one Lucresha Mints, right, for attempted murder, call 911 if you see her. Also, it's 2012 and Band-Aids for grownups still only come in pink, what's up with that?

It's a mystery as to why the city school police union voted 'no confidence' in their chief

Police and friends are searching for Kevin Donnelly, 77, a sculptor who suffers from dementia.

The city has awarded a new speed camera contract* - Xerox is out and Brekford is in. At least those million$ are going to a MD company, right?

So Jesse Jackson was here yesterday, protesting the youth jail.* Yes, we should be spending money on education, but at the moment these kid perps are sleeping in poo and getting the tar and teeth beaten out of them in the grownup prison-- what would Jesse Jackson and anti-youth-jail people have us do with them, I wonder? "I said 'hell no' to the jail and 'hell yes' to opportunity for our youth," Young said. So you want we should send a 16-year-old murderer to come to your house to fold your damn underpants* then? If funding education is important to Jack Young, why has he had nothing to say about the outrageous waste and fraud* uncovered in the school system in the recent audit (and the audit before that)? Bitchin is easy, fixin is hard... 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cheery Pinwheels

So a camera captured an image of Tyrone Alson, 19, left, shooting his "girlfriend" Tashawna Jones in the back of the mf'in head* while she was standing on the gd'd street at 26th and Guilford at 5 o'fcknclock p.m. Yet "Court records show Alston was charged Oct. 20 with drug-related charges, but was released on his own recognizance as police built the murder case against him." Yes, kids, he was out and about, free as a jaybird for 11 days. Did the SAO not give homicide permission to arrest him? And even if that's the case, why was he not held on the drug charges? .. just when one thinks one is sufficiently grizzled and cynical enough not to be shocked by what goes down in this town... gahhh! (And what's with the "900"tattooed on his forehead?)

Campbell left, Waller right
Remember Kenyon Waller and William Campbell, arrested on October 1 after being tied to three* off-the-street abductions, robberies and sexual assaults? The pair has now been tied to crimes against 11 victims. Though unlike Tyrone Alson they have been in jail for the past month, at least.

A car stolen this morning with a 7-year-old in it in the 5900 block of Fairwood Ave in the NE -- the driver (presumably dad) left the boy in the car to drop off another child at daycare, he was dropped off at a bus stop. The car, a silver 2004 Ford Explorer, license tag No. 828M506, is still missing, call 911 if you see it. And, er, don't leave your kid(s) in the car with the car unlocked and the keys in the ignition, for fuck's sake.

Police have turned over their evidence in the case of Anthony Anderson's homicide to the SAO*

This Pigtown crime map shows various malfeasances as cheery pinwheels

Sheila Dixon has been charged with a probation violation for being behind $13k on her mandated charitable contributions (woman hain't got no job, how is she supposed to pay?)

Batts gets officially sworn in today, also also Jesse Jackson (Sr) will be in town to form a soul and kosher coalition against the new youth jail. (How I wish there was a better-quality clip of this) (also apropos of nothing Baltimore or crime, quality article on Jesse Jr. in the NYMag this week)

The FBI is working on a new biometric facial recognition mobile app, say they're two years away

The MD Divorce Lawyer Blog helpfully posts a guide for same-sex couples on how to get married in MD. I'm sure the law offices of Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White wish all of our newly minted fiancees many months of married bliss... followed by several years of protracted bickering over every piece of flatware in the house. (I kid! I kid!)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Let's get stoned and watch the alligator

187: Lawrence Thomas, victim of a home-invasion robbery at 3125 Artaban Place

32-year-old John Mason is in the hospital with a fractured skull after being stomped in the middle of his head in the middle of the day in the middle of downtown* by five men during what police say was an attempted robbery.

A mysteriously un-alive male body was found in Middle Branch Park in S Baltimore near Waterview Ave and Cherry Hill Road, Fenton Tweets "Woman who says she knows victim said he and girlfriend have been living in these woods since the summer in a makeshift campground.."

Headline of the day: "Police seize drugs, alligator in drug bust," the alligator's owner is allegedly one Michael Bolden, a member of Dead Man Inc.; police also found "approximately 159 grams of kind bud marijuana." (is that a technical term?) 

Delaware online helpfully lists the Delmarva denizens in the Boy Scouts' "perversion files." And isn't it so interesting that the two of the most visibly, stridently anti-gay organizations in the U.S., the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts, were also both the most insistent against any/all evidence that gay people = child molesters, while simultaneously working overtime to protect actual child molesters? 

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Terrence Seale, 29, 1200 block of Linworth Avenue, in addition to murder of Erwin Daniels on Lakewood Ave makes for two homicide vitcims (so far) this weekend. There were also five other shooting victims, including three 20-something men shot within six minutes of each other* this weekend. Also to add to the toll: Dewey Hampton, 47, died 10/31, and Anthony Diggs, shot in 2001 but ruled a homicide in the past week.* Diggs may have been paralyzed from the waist down, but he didn't let his disability get in the way of his dreams: in 2008 he supplied a gun to some stickup men, and after the robbery drove them away in his modified Cadillac.

What the?! According to the Brew, should question 7 pass, the SRB administration is primed to fork over $6 million in community development money to Casear's Entertainment Group/ Harrahs Casino. Said Mary Pat Fannon (previously semi-famous as the recipient of one of Sheila Dixon's gift cards, now a policy advisor for the mayor's office), "This is not a $6 million give-a-away as insinuated by the [Baltimore Brew], but a recommended reimbursement." Ba-dum-tssshh!

After a six-week federal trial, Daniel McIntosh was convicted of "con­spir­ing to dis­trib­ute and pos­sess­ing with intent to dis­trib­ute 100 kilo­grams or more but less than 1,000 kilo­grams of mar­i­juana" which Van Smith reports earns him a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, but not the mandatory life sentence he would have gotten if he'd been convicted of more than 1,000 kilos. McIntosh is former co-owner of the now-closed Sonar and Talking Head clubs and (still open) McCabe's restaurant in Hampden, and also allegedly part of a massive pot-dealing conspiracy. VS notes in comments, "The pilot, Keegan Leahy, was also convicted of some charges, acquitted of others. He was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of pot, and interstate travel to promote crime, and not guilty of money-laundering counts. He faces a maximum five-year sentence, but, without prior convictions, will likely get on the low end of that."

The Sun's Kevin Rector has more details in the tale of David Kwiatowski, the medical technician who traveled around the country infecting people with Hepatitis C* -- apparently Kwiatowski was an addict  who stole syringes of fentanyl and then replaced the stolen needles with ones he'd used to inject his Hep-C-infected self with. (fentanyl = hardcore pain medication, main ingredient in epidurals)

Against questions 4 & 6: Rob Siobhani. For questions 4 & 6: Nike®, PayPal® and Nordstrom®.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Unidentified man, 30, 600 block of Lakewood Avenue.

Also in E Baltimore at @3 a.m. Saturday a 3-car accident that injured 5 also struck a police car.

Puzzler from the FB page: why does WMAR call what happened to the jogger in Fell's Point/Canton "rape," but the Sun*, WBAL and WJZ don't?

Batts walks streets, finds that no one wants to talk to him,* asks his #2 "Why has heroin been so pervasive here, and why has it stayed?" Good question, no? I assume it's because the world's purest heroin comes in through our port (when have you ever heard of heroin being found in a shipping container at the port? I have never. But perhaps this because their inspection procedures are so excellent no distributor would ever even take the risk. What do I know.)

Police caught a Pikesville burglar with a tattooed forehead

One Lorne Stockton was arrested for looting a Landsdowne CVS during Sandy

Political corner: the MD Juice notes that the National Harbor pro-question-seven group has also spent $272k towards defeating Questions 4 and 6.  The Juice also has your Tuesday-night party schedule.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Allegedly Lying about the Fictitious

? "The Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City charged Baltimore City Police Department Detective Adam A. Lewellen today with eight criminal counts, including four counts of misconduct in office, for allegedly lying about a fictitious controlled narcotics purchase in order to gain access to a victim's home."  ... What, like "U4EA"? Oh, wait no, he lied on an affidavit. So he claimed somebody tried to sell him drugs when they actually didn't soasto get a warrant for their home? Was this somebody his babymom or did this cause some horrible individual to get free on a technicality or something? Or is Mr. Lewellen being Made an Example of? Hrm...

Intrepid courtwatcher Steve Gewirtz saw the case of Shakira Grey, getaway driver for two armed robbers of the liquor store at E 21st and Charles, get two years in prison; noted that Dwayne McCoy, accused of robbing and shooting a man in the 2600 block of St Paul St was out on bail and then had his charges dropped when the victim lost confidence in his identification of McCoy as the suspect.

Speaking of math professors, of the allegation that concealed-carry reduces crime, John Allen Paulos says "I simply don't buy it." verdict from Richmond yet and probably not for several more months, but FWIW a recording of the 4th circuit Woollard hearing is available in AmmoLand. Also an article entitled "Is Obama Creating a Pro-Gay Boy Scouts of America?Er, mayhaps you didn't get the memo, Chuck Norris, but I'm pretty sure there are not a whole lot of boys clamoring to join the Boy Scouts at the moment.

Michael Allen is Dead

Justin Fenton @justin_fenton Two killed last night* Also the man who police said was dead [Michael Anthony Allen, 40, shot in the 1100 block of Homewood Ave], then said he was only gravely injured, has died as well .*

"vote 'for' if you want it
and 'against' if you don't"

A hefty $500k bail for Vernoica Alford,* the mom accused of helping her son and his friend hide the body of Monae Turnage and hiding the gun that killed her in police officer John Ward's car.

Remember Stop Fucking Snitching (Volume I)? Of course you do. One of the film's stars, Sherman Kemp, is back in trouble, in spite of having been in jail for the last four years. Kemp was indicted on gun and cocaine charges in 2007.

A mere six days out of getting out of prison for his part in the BGFamily's prison-smuggling conspiracy, Marlow Bates, left, was arrested for possession of a stolen DOC badge.

Say what? Remember the sexual assault reported on the CONDOM campus? Police now say the student "miscommunicated" and no assault took place*.

RT : Shooting: Dartmouth/Marjorie. Adult male reported to be shot. Detectives investigating.

Homicide has been notified about the Carriage Ct shooting due to severity of victim's injuries
Third shooting victim reported tonight, hospital walk-in. Three people shot, one stabbed so far on Halloween night in Baltimore
SW RT : Shooting: 5300 Carriage Ct. Adult male reported to be shot. Detectives investigating.

The variegated malfeasances of the Southeast District include burgled coffers of a church gift shop, assaults from perps named "Chico" and "Deandre," a kid shot by a BB gun by his cousin, and a woman who pepper-sprayed another woman who told her she looked "like a man." (So many good comebacks to that, people should really be more creative.)

An audit of the office of the Orphan's Court Register of Wills uncovered not just the usual "time sheet shenanigans" but also a convicted felon on the payroll. (Register Mary W. Conaway is the daughter of Circuit Court Clerk Frank Sr. and sister of legislator/author Frank Jr.) (Why is the office not the "Registrar" of wills?)

SRB approved a $200k service-contract extension for Psychology Consultants Associated, which provides psychological treatment to police officers.

In Towson a liquor store on Taylor Ave was burgled of $4,000 worth of smokes and hooch*

An Owings Mills guy is charged with trying to strangle a woman

The Dryclean Direct of Pikesville was robbed of $833.75

SCOTUS takes on drug-sniffing dogs

The City Paper's published its election guide, which is curiously opinion-less (eg. "Vote “For” the amendment if you want major city agencies to be audited at least once during each four-year term of the city’s elected officials or “Against” if you don’t."

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Michael Allen is Alive

Kind of amazing that this could happen, but Twitter never lies: Fenton posts that Michael Allen, the Parkville man who police said this am was fatally shot last night in E Baltimore, is NOT dead but gravely injured

Bring the MFn Ruckus

Our 180th homicide was a "domestic" in the 700 block of North Rose Street, a man stabbed and ID'd as 40-year-old Shawn A. Brown; our 181st homicide was a 41-year-old man* from Parkville, Michael Anthony Allen, shot "in the Johnson Square area," apparently not a euphemism but a reported actual neighborhood, south of Greenmount cemetery-- oh wait, no, it's JohnsTon. Anyway this is the 6th murder there this year. Wonder what prompted Mr. Allen to visit the neighborhood? (Double-dog dare you to visit it after dark and touch the south wall of the cemetery, oOooo.)

Yike, missed this one, a student alleges a knifepoint rape while walking to the CONDOM campus from the Loyola U library about a week ago.

Early voting is back on-- you can vote at any center in the county in which you are registered. FWIW, a Sun poll found* that ballot questions 4 and 6, which sounded soundly approved in previous polls are now polling too close to call, and q 7 now appears to be on the verge of rejection. So much suspense! And wow, this election your vote might actually matter.

A 19 y/o arrested and charged w robbing a White Marsh Chik-Fil-A customer (in the mall?)

In other news, Ravens OT Bryant McKinnie denies owing $375,000 to Trick Daddy's father for strip-club expenses * [un-Sun link here]

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


So we survived Sandy, yay. Fenton Tweeted a couple of robberies of brave stores that remained open (no good deed), early voting locations (and schools) are still closed (but liquor stores are open, of course) and now the question is which pumping station will be overflowing with raw sewage into what body of water-- if I was you I'd avoid contact with the Stony Run, Gunpowder & Jones Falls until we're sure they aren't coursing with poo, but do what you want, I ain't yr mfin' mom. (Kevin Rector tweets that a pumping station did go down in HoCo, and the Little Patuxent south of Route 32 is currently befouled).

Our 180th homicide was a "domestic" in the 700 block of North Rose Street, a man stabbed and ID'd as 40-year-old Shawn A. Brown.

A quadruple drive-by Friday

Aaack! A PA man, Brian Matthew Williams, 28, pleaded guilty to charges related to filming at least 21 videos of prepubescent boys' private areas at the Maryland and Chesapeake House rest stops on 95. He was finally caught when a suspicious citizen called 911-- after Williams had been filming wee peens for five hours.

@3 a.m. last night " Police units responding to a barricade situation in the 2100 block of Willow Green Road, 21221."

Two thirteen-year-old girls abducted and assaulted in the woods near Catonsville High where they'd gone to watch a rec league football game Saturday

Bloods' court documents detail various gang proclivities, some of which you probably already knew, eg. they avoid using the letter "C" (Baltimore City = Bity), but did you know new "sets" have to write up articles* of incorporation "including an employment application, body signals, graffiti, an organizational chart, a battle cry, guidance on running a harmonious gang and 14 directives known as 'The Brim's Concept of War.'" And you know they've got the rank of "original gangster" but now there's a rank called "Triple OG." 

Monday, October 29, 2012

From FB- scammers afoot

For friends in Hamilton: Be on the lookout: HAMILTON: 2 guys, 1 in white jacket and an angry birds cap (white guy) and the other in a red jacket (didn't see up close) are attempting to get in houses by knocking and saying they are from DPW. Cops said to call if anyone without credentials comes to your door. On sefton and westfield about 10 mins ago.

Also early voting is cancelled for Tues as well. About a 60% chance of looting and elderly-scamming for Weds.

Never mind.

Early voting in closed today (Monday) and probably tomorrow for the storm some guy on TV said will bring the highest winds that MD has ever seen.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Early voting y'all

It has begun. There are five early voting sites in the city open today, tomorrow and next week. Got your sample ballot? Ready to choose your choices? As usual there's a lot of more on the ballot than you may have heard of, including lots of choices that aren't really choices. Somebody's running against Ben Cardin? Yeah, good luck with that, libertarian guy and dudes whose last names end in a vowel. And while I guess it's good on principle that somebody's running against John Sarbanes, who's ever heard of Paul Drgos or tea party candidate Eric Knowles? Voters will also be able to vote for six judges for the circuit court, a judge for the appellate circuit, court of appeals, special appeals at large, and special appeals appellate circuit 6. But one can only vote for them, as they're all running unopposed. So what's the point of voting again? Oh right, ballot questions! More audits! More gay marriage! Less gambling! More third-party candidates on our boards and commissions! Zoo and museum, didn't we just borrow a bunch of money for you 10 minutes ago? That's cool, I like art and animals, so more pretend money for you too! A longer term for people elected in 2011? What the heck, why not?! Whee! God bless murica!

Friday, October 26, 2012

179/ Missing 12 y/o girl

Paging Nancy Grace, 12-year-old cute white female missing from Dundalk: "Sarah Schriefer, an 12 year old White Female with black hair and blue eyes, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, 135 Pounds. She was last seen wearing: purple hooded sweatshirt with black pants, black strapped style sandals, unknown colored bookbag, acne. She was last seen near: 7430 School Ln in Dundalk MD, on Tuesday October 23 2012 at 11:30PM. We need your help. Please check your yard, complex and vehicle. If you have any information about Sarah Schriefer, please call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-7320."

Alonzo Gladden*
Unlike Navyman/Poly grad Alonzo Gladden, right, shot to death whilst unloading groceries for his grandmother with his brother, the murder of 26- y/o shooty, slashy street hustler James "Eddy Kane" Utley on Wednesday "didn't get a passing mention in the Police Department's briefing to the news media.*" (Is that so wrong?) ((wonder if he nicknamed himself after this rapper?)) Utley was shot in the 1400 block of E. Preston Street in front of some boarded-up houses near Big Bill's Liquors. @RectorSun also Tweeted another Oliver shooting 11 hours ago: "Oliver shooting: Man, 32, operating taxi service shot by passenger(s) after attempted robbery; crashed into parked car; critical condition" 
And a story in the Sun today about the constant threat of robbery for food delivery drivers.*

Homicide detectives announce arrest warrant for Veronica Alston for obstruction in homicide case of Monae Turnage -

CV courtwatcher Steve recounts a burglar caught by a cop toting a stolen refrigerator sentenced to time served.

Here come the anti-6 school scare ads

Thursday, October 25, 2012

178/ Fenton twitters

Fatal shooting victim last night was 24 yr old active duty US Navy.* He and his brother shot at while exiting car, motive unknown. .. Neighbors say Alonzo Gladden, the Navy member killed last night, was very quiet, respectful. Had only been in town a few hours. ... They speculate shooting mustve been case of mistaken identity. Police: When shooters realize who they killed,will be "heavy burden to carry"

Concealed-carry arguments did kick off yesterday in Richmond, with an ASA for MD (not Doug Gansler) arguing that the state has a compelling interest in controlling the carrying of guns in public, and the gun-rightsers' lawyer Alan Gura arguing that gun ownership on demand is a human right.

Fern Shen on the sad lists of deceased students and faculty at the School Board.

Oh my, Stash, the former 98 Rock deejay (real name Stephen Gregory Smith, 49), is going to jail-- six months in the HarfCo tank for driving under the influence* of Four Loko and causing a 3-car accident that injured five people, including a disabled veteran. (Wonder which flavor it was? Peach? Green Apple?) The Harford Aegis reported that Stash's 'rap sheet' includes 56 tickets, 32 traffic convictions, another DUI nine months before the accident and a marijuana arrest. The night of he accident his wife, mad that Stash was drunk, threw him out of the house he shares/d with her and their five kids.  

It's been two years and a day since the death of the marvelous Judge John Prevas,* right.  ... "he rarely made reference to the fact that he had himself been a city crime victim, shot in the arm with a blast from a shotgun in 1972 ... 'I'm sure I would have gone into private practice had it not been for that.' ... Prevas had colorful moments, to be sure. In 2002, he ordered a police detective to do 25 push-ups for missing court,* and had another locked up [for missing court]. When it was revealed that it was not the police department's fault, but city prosecutors, he did not apologize, but said the punishments should serve a warning.  In 2006, he received a rare public reprimand for 'angry and uncontrollable' shouting from the bench." He's also remembered for sending to jail "Don Papa" Blake for the gruesome murder of teen Terrance Randolph (& mailing me the case files, which haunt me to this day), Catholic child rapist John Merzbacher, and Willie Featherstone, the killer of 15-year-old Friends School student Trudy Levin.

Four shootings overall overnight, including a second fatal: James Utley, 26, killed in 1400 E Preston St; same block as the Dawson House..  Bpd is primary but NCIS will be involved too
Baltimore Police ‏@BaltimorePolice Confirmed Shooting-Caroline&Preston St. Eastern District. Adult male victim. Detectives notified.

For the record: looks like Sgt Robert Snead is Batts' right hand man, filling the role Pete Sullivan (now retired) held with Bealefeld

Editorial board: The state says barbers need 1,200 hours training; why none for security guards w police powers? *

Police: Two girls, 13, sexually assaulted in woods near Catonsville High.*
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