Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hot pregnant messes

A boy, age unknown, was shot in the head last night in Gwynn Oak,* and a man shot himself in the leg.

Despicable: it's been determined that Ronald Cox, killed by police in Reisterstown last summer* after they busted into his house and he tried to defend himself with a sword, was the subject of a County no-knock raid (and was not even the person police were looking for). Fatal no-knock raids are apparently rather common.

The body found yesterday on Loyola Southway was ID'd as that of missing Marcus 'Anton' Lesane.* Tweets Fenton, "His body was found by someone digging through this pile looking for something of value." Fenton also posted a poignant pic on Instagram (right).

Whut. Jailbird BGF chief Tavon "Bulldog" White got four Central Booking guards pregnant* (and as it happens, all 13 of the indicted guards are female.). According to a wiretap, the BGF kept prison violence down, put out and let guards drive their schweet drug-dealer cars in exchange for guards turning a blind eye to sex, drugs, phones and smuggled salmon. Two of Bulldog's babymoms, Jennifer Owens and Katera Stevenson, apparently so enjoyed the broom-closet sex that they got themselves tattoos of his name. Also indicted: Hamma Head, Maine and Monster.

Even for the town that invented the clusterfuck, the speed camera situation is a special hot mess. The judge Mrs. Martin O'Malley was forced to void more than 6,000 tickets* after Xerox skipped town without leaving behind the evidence needed to convict drivers of cited vehicles.

The Ink details last week's five murders (correction from yesterday: East Trenton, where a man's body with facial lacerations was found, is behind the Miracle Temple Church of the Harvest. It's West Trenton that's behind the McDonald's).

A man was stabbed inside MedStar® Harbor Hospital on S. Hanover.

North Baltimore blotteriana: eight cans of Red Bull, 1995 Jaguar, church laptops.

NYMag's James Gleick nails it: the modern media environment is "Total Noise, only louder."

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

joder la policĂ­a

One guy is dead and two injured after a police-involved shooting last night in the 2700 block of Edmonson Ave.*

A man was shot to death at 8:22 this morning in the 2600 block of Loyola Southway.

A man was found dead of laceration wounds behind the North Avenue McDonald's on Trenton St. Saturday night. Yes, the McDonald's with the vittlevayor®.

An update on the shooting at Central Booking yesterday, a guy being held on loitering charges was shot trying to scale the fence (though police say he was not just loitering, but also opening unpurchased bags of chips)*.

A shooting on Marbourne Ave in South Baltimore.

Twenty-five Black Guerrilla Family members and 13 corrections officers were reportedly indicted in a racketeering conspiracy inside Central Booking. You'll recall that 24 members of the BGF were indicted in 2009 for smuggling cell phones, drugs and tobacco into prison with the help of corrupt guards.

Ronaldo Martin was apparently arrested for saying"fuck the police" and those bon mots alone. Page Croyder calls bullshit, and now that song is going to be stuck in my muthafuckin head all muthafuckin day. (Can't find the official video anywhere, but at least that one has Spanish subtitles. Can you believe that album is 25 years old? And still holds up.).

What the hell, Hampden? A guy pulled a gun on a woman after she accidentally bumped into him (she even said "excuse me"!) in the 3900 block of Falls Road.

Media blabber: how horrible are the Koch Bros.? Tribune employees now say Rupert Murdoch is looking pretty good. Related: job site deemed newspaper reporter the worst job of 2013.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy surprise drug test day

Two shootings Saturday night.

Trial is scheduled to start today for Quinton Bass, the man accused of murdering Alex Ulrich in Mt. Vernon.

Whoa, man. Apparently 6,005 people were arrested on marijuana charges last year,* which is, incredibly, the lowest number since 2008. Of those, the majority had less than two teaspoons of pot, and 93 percent of arrestees were black.
by Fenton

Here's the full story on Friday's dirt bike and puppy seizures*

Harry Davis, 22, was convicted on 2nd-degree murder charges. "Davis approached four young men sitting on the porch of a home in the 500 block of East Lynn Avenue and asked if they wanted to join his gang. When they declined, Davis laughed at them and said, "I'm gonna rob ya'll." Several hours later, he returned, pulled out a shotgun, and started shooting at them. He struck two of the young men. Stray bullets also hit a woman who happened to be exiting a neighboring home with her husband at time. She suffered eight gunshot wounds and died from her injuries."
Deeply Creepy Music Teacher
Lawrence Joynes, 54

Remember that deeply creepy MoCo music teacher with child porn on his computer? Apparently some of the videos were actually made in his classroom, and parents are understandably freaking out wondering where the images of their children have wound up. Also, he had the name of one of his students tattooed on his shoulder.

Raven Rolando McClain was arrested for disorderly conduct in Alabama.

Ever since it burned down and was re-opened, the Towson CVP has been a hotbed of nefarious activity. There was that shooting last December, and then a guy was stabbed and two guys were arrested Saturday night/Sunday morning. UPDATE: stabbed guy was ID'd as Ryan Scholthauer, a former U of MD football player, and the fight was over some girl's honor.*

Colin Wolf, 19, was arrested for killing his two-year-old neice in HarfCo, and a 50-year-old man was murdered in Edgewood

Media blabber: sounds like the Koch Bros are pretty serious about buying the Tribune Co. (NYT link)

Never mind that the Feds already monitor everyone's email and millions of people's cell phone activity, yet no one noticed one of the Boston bombers posting YouTube videos re. jihad, or that ubiquitous cameras did catch the bombers-- the "national security" lobby is using the Boston tragedy to push for even more surveillance. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

anything for u

A "domestic dispute" involving two women, a running gun battle and a 42-year-old male suspect dead in the 3400 bock of Foster Ave in Canton last night. One of the women was reportedly the suspect's wife.*

Boston bomber brothers' uncle lives in Maryland, in Montgomery Village (near Gaithersburg) and was named as Ruslan Tsarni, he's apparently who the FBI have been getting much of their info from, but thanks to the media publishing his name and photo his life is probably going to be hell from now on. Wait, Ruslan? I feel like I've seen that name somewhere before recently...

Are city police underreporting rapes (still/again*), or are they just bad at math*?

One Wardell Blackwell got himself in a barricade situation over an iPhone in Worser Waverly.

A decade for "Dready" the gun-and-Taser-toting heroin dealer.

A home invasion robbery in Medfield.

"anything for u": A guilty plea for illegal computer access from a former city officer, Keith Nowlin, who searched MVA records at the behest of drug dealer Marvin Mobley.

"Harford County's top prosecutor said Wednesday that he does not have enough evidence to show that Alexander Kinyua is criminally responsible for killing a family friend and eating his organs* last year."

Triple shooting at The Loft, a redneck bar in Essex*

Remember Senator Thomas Bromwell? William Bond is still pursuing the case, and here's an Op-Ed from him.

Dirt bikes confiscated, adorable puppies found (including one inside a shipping crate, says Fenton).

A HarfCo Sherriff's deputy was arrested for giving a Baltimore towing company classified info on where to find cars that were due for a repossessing.

Need tips on how to be a better criminal? There's a subReddit for that. Also for opiate addicts, plushies with zoophile tendencies, and people who are totally not addicted to meth (why turtles?). Also, don't click any of those links at work. Or ever. Forget I posted them. Oh, and CISPA passed. Could this week suck any worse? One day left to find out!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Word of the day: taggant: noun, a substance added to a product to indicate its source of manufacture, as in taggants were used to solve a car bombing in Baltimore in 1979, but due to the lobbying power of the NRA, while taggants could be added to explosives in this country, they are not.

 Anton Lesane
The BPD reported a homicide at 3800 Clifton Avenue, the city's 60th of the year. The victim was ID'd as 21-year-old Andrew Morris.

So you probably heard about Johnny Johnson, high on a speedball and going 100 mph* on 83 before he killed that poor Orioles fan.

Marcus Lesane, known as Anton, went missing on Sunday and his family presumes he's dead.* How could someone go missing under such flagrantly suspicious circumstances-- keys dangling at the damn car door-- and the police not even send out a damn Tweet about it? How hard is it to Tweet a damn Tweet? Sorry to cuss but damn.

A home invasion* a block north of Patterson Park

Way to ride some azz, Scott Calvert and Luke Broadwater. The city has suspended the use of speed and red light cameras* (for the moment) after the new vendor's cameras showed ticket errors. Oh and BTW the Brew reports that the city just forked over $2.2 million towards these cameras. Even though Brekford's set to get a hefty illegal bounty on proceeds.

So schadenfreudelicious: David Cordish was reportedly swindled by a tax-haven crook.

Stolen guns in Essex and burgled cars in Pikesville in the Patch blotter.

If you missed the Ken Burns documentary on the Central Park Five you can watch it on the PBS website.

Monday, April 15, 2013

A six+-bullet weekend

A 16-year-old was shot last night in the 1600 block of N. Ellamont St., a 19-year-old was shot Saturday night on N. Eden St., a man was shot in the 3300 block of Belair Road and a guy was shot in the leg on the Alameda.*

Tanya Raymond
The female victim of a shooting Friday in the SW on Kinsey Aveue, Tanya Raymond, died of her injuries. UPDATE: 22 year-old Gerald Gaffney was arrested.* He certainly looks the part.
Gerald Gaffney

And another female victim was shot Friday night on Vine St. on the West side

SCOTUS declined to hear a case challenging restrictions on concealed-carry permits, in a case from the 2nd circuit that sounds quite similar to Woollard.

Seriously, Michael Smith? What the hell is wrong with you? Dude was arrested after injuring his 9-month-old child in a domestic violence incident.

Gak! Human remains found in a garage is Essex*

Another day, another BGE scam, this one over the telemaphone.

Allegedly racist, sexist 1st Mariner Bank is now off FDIC supervision.

Police still don't know who kidnapped Vi Ripken* (or who, like, committed 60% of the city's murders last year either).

The Jarrett trial goes on, with defense lawyers arguing that just because Christine Jarrett went missing, and just because her husband was seen pouring cement in his back yard in the middle of the night, and just because she happened to be found under the cement, doesn't mean that her abusive ex did it.* That George Psoras must have been so much fun for his parents as a kid.

Breitbart is awful, no doubt, but you have to enjoy the headline "Maryland Governor Taxes Rain."

Friday, April 12, 2013

Take the pot, leave the guns

Celine Foster
Two teenagers are missing in the area: Celine Marie Foster, 14, is missing and reportedly suicidal; Alondra Cornee Johnson  is 7 months pregnant.* Can't find a picture of Johnson, other than the very old and fuzzy one on her Facebook page, but she was "last seen wearing a green or black shirt, purple skirt with small white circles and black sandals. Jackson drives a 2005 Chevy Malibu with Maryland tags, 8AY3315. She was seen in the 6000 Unit block of White Stone Road, 21207 at around 2:15 p.m."

The Sunpapers addresses that age-old and oft-asked question: is there such a thing as a heat crime? With eight people shot on a 96-degree day in April it would seem so, but apparently there's no conclusive evidence either way.*

Horror in HoCo: Robert Jarrett III testified against Robert Jarrett Jr.*

John M. Thompson

Down in the 'deener, police seized more than 30 weapons plus some marijuana from one John M. Thompson, age 45, who had also barricaded his door and fashioned some kind of sniper blind behind it and also had guns trained at his windows. Americanly, the marijuana was illegal but the guns weren't.

The Glen Burnie chef who wrestled a rifle away from a robber and hit him on the head with it talked to WBAL.

A woman was home-invaded, beaten and raped in Lutherville/Mays Chapel. Also in Lutherville, the old fake-BGE-guy scam.

With tax day on Monday, the SAO would like to remind you of all the tax evaders that they've known before.

Poor Towson U. First the plagiarizing professor, then the baseball team, then the racists, and now:
SCAM ALERT-Beware of calls from (301) 653-5495
On 04/10/2013 University Police received a request for assistance from a TU student’s family indicating the student had been abducted and that a $500 ransom had been demanded. Upon checking, it was determined that the TU student had not been abducted and was found safe on campus.

Investigation revealed that in the last several months, more than 10 telephone scam cases have been reported to law enforcement throughout this region that involves cell phone number (301) 653-5495. The scams involve the caller stating the recipient’s family member has been involved in an accident or even kidnapped. The caller will not know the family members name. The scam involves the demand for money to be sent by wire transfer or money order and directs the recipient not to involve the police. Law enforcement has tracked the caller’s phone to Puerto Rico. Because the nature of the calls involve the safety of family members, a call recipient may miss critical clues and become traumatized unnecessarily. Please note the phone number in this alert and be aware of the scam.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Trigger fingers thawed

Warm weather makes Baltimoreans go wacko! Six Seven Eight shootings between 6:30 p.m. yesterday and 2:12 a.m. today,* all are still alive, and all cases apparently lack any known suspects or motives.

Murder trial for Robert Jarrett Jr. started today,* he's accused of killing his wife and burying her in his HoCo backyard in 1991. Jarrett's defense lawyer, George Psoras, sounds insufferably sarcastic and snide-- "Good luck with that."

Brekford Corp's speed-camera contract was approved by the Board of Estimates.*

Fifteen years for nine-time convicted gun-toting felon Derrick Woodlon.

Cameron Serafin
AP- "Poverty's Grip Seen Across Baltimore."

The manager of Mo's Seafood, Dundalk branch, was shot by a robber

A five-year-old, Cameron Serafin, was kidnapped by his non-custodial mother in Fairfax county, VA-- keep an eye out, please.

Baltimore might tolerate a little Bolivian marching powder being sold here and there, but Altoona, PA, not so much. Yet another dealer, 52-year-old Kenneth Piner, was found guilty of 28 drug-related charges. Prosecutions from "Operation Last Call" (not to be confused with the JFK mini-bottle scandal) have been going on since the first bust in 2011-- next up, the Baltimorean "Rocco."

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

.. and a flask-sized bottle of vodka

According to Fenton's Tweet feed, it was one crazy violent night last night all over the city, bringing our homicide total up to at least 56. A man was hit on the head with a beer bottle at a bar fight in the 1600 block of Cypress (which might be the county); later he died of his injuries and was identified as Cyrill Montel Holland, age 28. One 69-year-old Herman Cook was stabbed to death on Groveland Avenue in the NW. Baltimore Police Tweeted a shooting in the 6100 block of MacBeth Drive. And Kevin Rector Tweeted "Two shot in Poppleton, one critically injured the other serious but stable; and police also investigating Glen Oaks shooting."

Fallout continues from Kendell Richburg's case-cooking ways-- now four officers have been suspended* in the NW district in connection with the ongoing Federal investigation, though the BPD isn't saying who they are or what they did. Richburg's attorney, Warren Brown, blames the fake arrests on the pressure police feel. " if the curtain was pulled back, you would see that his M.O. was standard operating procedure. That's the way a lot of them work, because they're being judged by those numbers."

WTF?! A man and his four-year-old daughter were shot while sitting in their car in Overlea.

The Murder Ink covers murders 50-53, plus updates.

The NRA's president says the group plans to take Maryland's new gun law to court.* Meanwhile, both  the NYT and Bloomberg are painting rosy, backlit pictures of our gov as a progressive heartthrob.

Fenton talked to a neighbor* about the murder of Mark Dukes at 336 Payson St. on Monday: "After the first shot, I screamed and dropped to my knees and ran upstairs," said the woman, who identified herself as Cheryl Nancy, 25. Two of her four children stood on the front stoop, near a pack of cigarettes and a flask-sized bottle of vodka."

David Hunter, the first person charged by Bernstein for being a member of a criminal gang, was arraigned Monday and trials were scheduled for April 22 and June 27. Also, Subway-sandwich-shop robber Jamal Bailey is supposed to go on trial Friday.

Remember when the body of Christine Jarrett was found entombed in concrete under a shed on her husband's property in Elkridge? Police say she was killed in 1991, and her husband is finally going on trial, with jury selection due to wrap up today.

A guy was mugged for $200 and a cell phone in Hampden

Here's a feel-good story: a gun-toting robber tried to rob Mikie's restaurant on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie; bad-ass employee took the gun from him and beat him over the head with it. Unfortunately, though, the robber got away.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sine Die Bloody Sine Die

So Sine Die came and went* with 100+ bills sent to the guv, including a ban on hand-held cell phones while driving, and a ban on cyberbullying, but without a resolution to the pit bill bull, and with Vallario Jr.'s withered haunches resolutely planted on the marijuana decriminalization/taxation bill, HB1453/ SB297, keeping it from being out to a vote in even with 57% of MDers supporting it.

So sad:
One Jamal Champan was convicted of first-degree murder for the 2010 slaying of an unnamed victim in the NW

The battle for control of the message, meta edition-*- neighbors are criticizing police silence on 45-minute-hovering-helicopter incidents. Here's a good idea: Seattle has pioneered something called "'tweet-by-beat,' with 51 hyper-local Twitter feeds putting out calls for service — excluding sex crimes and domestic violence — through an automated feed. That was a move made after the agency in 2011 overwhelmed followers of its main account by tweeting nearly every incident reported to police. Police in Cambridge, Mass., in February also began "real-time" tweeting of 911 dispatcher logs."

A police van was in a wreck in Overlea

12-stepping might help you quit drinking, but it can't make you a decent human being, it seems. Are AK-47s even legal here?

This HarfCo Sheriff's deputy is such a badass

Monday, April 8, 2013

le dernier jour

The Senate gave approval to the Medical Marijuana bill-- you know, the one that lets Hopkins set up its own pot clinic in 2016 but has such strict strictures it'll help about 20 patients? In the meantime it looks like the decriminialization bill will waste away in Vallario's committee. How... ironic that he says the bill is a "bad message to kids," while at the same time his son has a flourishing practice as a defense attorney defending people arrested on drug charges. Also "ironic"-- his biggest campaign contributors include Lexington National Insurance Company (as in bail bonds), criminal defense firms and a MD gun-rights group.

Why do denizens of the UK have such huge boners for "the Wire"? Dunno, but David Simon was interviewed by the Guardian recently.

Idiots afoot

Homicide #53 was a man stabbed in the 200 block of East Pratt St. (as in right by Harborplace) after leaving work* at the Cheesecake Factory at around 2:20 a.m. Update: one Matthew James Darby was arrested, and the victim was named as 20-year-old Anthony Black.* Darby, a Frederick resident, has a prodigious criminal record that includes charges for burglary, assault, DUI and drugs.

Homicide #54 was in the 300 block of S. Payson St. this morning*

Alleged local drug kingpin Jeffrey Cofield was arrested in Atlanta. And Jose Rodriguez of Santa Maria, CA, was arrested in Santa Barbara County for an attempted murder here in February. And a Baltimore guy was arrested in DC for sexually assaulting women in a parking garage.

More on the Renior buyer, Marcia "Martha" Fuqua, and the story's starting to sound a little... skecthy. She went to Goucher and MICA (where her thesis involved analyzing a Renior portrait), was studying to be a blackjack dealer, and btw her brother says she didn't buy the painting at a flea market and that it was actually owned by their mom for many years. Hmm.

In North Baltimore, the owner of the Ashland Cafe was robbed and stuffed in a freezer, a guy accidentally shot himself with his dad's .22 and a woman was carjacked after getting Chinese carryout at one of the (increasingly sketchy) mini-malls at Loch Raven & Taylor.

Would the BPD ever consent to this? Ha. But when police in Rialto, CA wore some camera sunglasses, "Even with only half of the 54 uniformed patrol officers wearing cameras at any given time, the department over all had an 88 percent decline in the number of complaints filed against officers." (Thanks Cham!)

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hot heels Saturday

An 18-year-old was shot* in the 1600 block of Mosher St at 3:30 p.m., sounds like he's alive. Up the street from the fatal shooting yesterday a man suffered a "minor" "lower extremity" gunshot wound near York and Woodbourne. And regarding the Homeland home invasions, police know a man is responsible for them, they just don't know which man.

Well, that doesn't look very good: Grayling Williams, the guy hired to head internal affairs after the Majestic Body Shop scandal has resigned* to take an unnamed new opportunity. This a mere day after Fenton reported that the police are looking for yet another Training Director*-- Russell out! Smith out! Buzzuro out! Maybe Williams will step in? Meanwhile, the trainer who shot the recruit is now facing assault charges; the recruit is eating through a tube.

Hot on the heels of the Planning Commission's plan to shut down law-abiding liquor stores, a "scathing" audit of the Liquor Board found that it is doing fuck-all: the board has no written policies or procedures, no record of fines or license payments, inspectors doing whatever they want with no oversight, plus reams of uninvestigated complaints, into which Ian Duncan further delves.* Still think the zoning-law changes are a horrible idea and probably illegal, but makes more sense knowing how fed up the Commission must be. Fix your Liquor Board, O'Malley!

And Jayne Miller stays on top of the Kendell Richburg case, a doozy even by Baltimore standards. Wonder how many people will get out of jail between him and Lewellen?

The 80-year-old man who died after a punch to the head was apparently the inspiration* for the 90's Fox dramedy show "Roc."

Despite vows to fight the gun law with a referendum, the MD's GOP is now apparently waiting to get advice from the NRA before proceeding, and mused Del. Neil Parrott, "You know, one of the options is not to petition at all this year." Whatever, you know you'll opt how the NRA tells you to, optimus.

Charles Knott/ sound effect
Oh, Hampden. One of those Buena Vista Avenue urchins, this one the name of Charles Knott, was arrested for threatening the B of A security guard on 36th with a pocketknife. Parent your childrens!

Well Goddamn, Harford County: police seized cocaine, pot and 400 bags of heroin at a traffic stop-- wait, no, 424, and a domestic call led to the seizure of 8 pounds of marijuana.

Oh, lawd. Towson U's Richard Vatz tried to splain away Dr. Ben Carson comparing homosexuality to bestiality by opining that the Yale-educated neurosurgeon is "is not sophisticated." Is that racist? Because I can't imagine someone saying that about a Yale-educated neurosurgeon of any other genetic heritage. That's like, what you'd say about Britney Spears not knowing how to use a car seat. Anyway, in any case, nert heeerllping.

Well, maybe he should consider it to finally put those "Jewish" rumors to rest.

HoCo popo are ISO a cursing arsonist on the loose. Wait, no, they found him, he's one Alejandro Adolfo Rodriguez. He shoulda just smoked her cigarette and hushed.

And finally, the woman who bought that Renior that was stolen from the BMA at a flea market was identified as one Marcia Martha Fuqua, which also happens to be my new bar name.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Have you heard the good news?

Happy Friday news dump, he is risen, spring has sprung, and the MD Firearms Safety Act is OTW to MO'M's pen (I wonder what kind of pen he uses? Waterford? Mont Blanc? Perhaps Beretta could get into the pen business ...or ploughshares!) Of course the irony is MD will have more guns come October than it would have a year ago as people stock up for personal use or resale, but will we be safer a year from now? I think so. Referendums are threatened, but it sounds like between guns, the death penalty and illegal-immigrant drivers' licenses, the MD GOP can't figure out which fish swimming in the barrel of their fallen tears to fix itself to shoot at.

In the meantime, a man was shot to death in the 3600 block of Old York Road, around where Tree Top Prius and the Black Guerilla Family are fighting for turf.

A transgender woman, Kelly Young, nee Rodney Little, was ID'd as the victim shot to death in the 2200 block of Barclay Wednesday. Police aren't sure if it was a hate crime, or, like, a love crime.

Case updates from the Charles Village court watcher includes mostly postponements, including for Tyone Alson, the teen accused of shooting his girlfriend, Tashawna Jones, in view of a crime camera.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pickled egg time

Expected more local-news fanfare regarding the final passage of the gun bill on the TV news last night, but perhaps because of the late hour* of the final vote yesterday, local news has been pretty quiet. WBAL didn't get around to posting a story until almost 11 a.m. today-- "live, local, latebreaking" indeed-- and passage of a similar bill in Connecticut filled yesterday's gun-news hole. But they've noticed in Seattle, and according to the AP's Brian Witte, the Senate will begin reconciliation this morning (thanks, Brian Witte, MD reporter not published in MD).
(ps. Seven rounds, really, NY?)

Police are asking for the public's help solving a cold case from 1983, Samuel Williams, who was shot in the 4000 block of Wabash Ave by the train tracks.

At a York Rd Partnership meeting, Batts blamed the spike of homicides in the Northern on "micro rivalries" between the Tree Top Pirus and Black Guerilla Family members.

Two people were robbed outside the McDonald's at 29th and Greenmount.

Police are ISO two guys who shot a man in the arm with a semiautomatic handgun on O'Donnell Street over on the East side. But how do they know the men's exact ages?

And plenty of "you know what time it is" and "give me what you got"in the Baltimore Guide SE Blotter.

"Gimme two a dem pickled eggs and some Skoal"--  a portly, pale degenerate robbed the Gateway Road 7-11 in Edgewood at knifepoint.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Paperwork Issues

Two suspects were arrested after the double shooting on Bentalou Street-- one man was shot to death (Cham Green ID on Bentalou is Ralph Timmons, 34, of 1905 North Bentalou Street. It was his son that was wounded. Here we have an involved father that was parenting his child and now he's dead. Very sad) but his son, a brave 11-year-old boy who was shot in the leg, was able to run down the street and find officers who were still on foot patrol following the triple murder on Fulton Avenue on the West side.

Intrepid blogger Cham was able to find links for two of the Fulton Avenue victims:  IDs: Tyreka Martin, 20; Kishawna Pinder, 20; Brian Powell, 21
Person of Interest

Police released photos of a person of interested wanted in the murder of Michael Jones on 2/21.

There's no such thing as being "found innocent," but Stewart Dennis Sachs, president of the board of Har Sinai, accused of money laundering for a crack dealer, has seen all charges dismissed against him, his lawyer says the accusations were the result of a "paperwork issue." Sachs is the owner of a firm specializing in "distressed capital" whose property holdings have previously been featured on Baltimore Slumlord Watch.

City officer Adam Lewellen is in hot water for lying on warrants, falsifying a court order and burgling his ex-girlfriend, illegal gun possession, forging his address on his driver's license, dusting scales with phony cocaine...

Berger's Cookies owes the IRS bigtime.

The State Troopers were audited, but auditors found inventory control to be "lax"-- the Troopers apparently are not keeping count of their vehicles ... or guns..  or computers... or real estate.

A prodigious number of updates in this week's Murder Ink.

Ohnooo, a 5th accuser for puppeteer Kevin Clash. And so now we all know who calls those chat lines advertised in the back of the City Paper -- 16 year old boys and chickenhawks. And remember that Towson lady pimp, Di Zhang? The Feds are going after her property.

If you can't get enough of hearing people pontificating about gun laws, Goucher is hosting a panel of experts in their Hyman Anthenaeum at 8 p.m. on April 15.
And a status report:

52 & gun bill passed!


I find this highly irksome that I have to sign in to track a bill-- but anyway the House has done it, they passed the gun bill 11 hours ago!!! Having fingerprints of gun owners on file will make a huge difference in solving cases like the Barclay shooting. Combine that with DNA testing, mental health treatment and decriminalization of pot and our crime problem will be solved !

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Yowzer the kidnapper pimp

If my psychic mojo is correct (and why wouldn't it be?), that gun bill is going to pass today-- fingerprinting, limited magazines and fewer assault weapons .. or maybe more assault weapons, and a $25 licensing fee.

More on the 49th homicide,* which was on 29th St. in CHUM-- he was ID'd as 28-year-old Dwight Cook. And two more homicides yesterday (50, 51).

Two weeks' worth of crime data from SpotCrime-- west side has been bizzy bizzy. In fact:

  1. Last night's double shooting that killed a man and injured an 11-yr-old was in same area - Mondawmin - that's been hit so hard this year
Waverly bus-stop robber

Homelanders talked to el Duce about their recent spike in gunpoint home-invasion robberies, and a guy in Waverly has been robbing women at bus stops (see sketch).

A GameStop employee* fought of a robber* on N. Charles St.

Federal charges for Ida Mae Snipe, bathroom purse-snatcher of the White Marsh Mall* (and environs)

New York pimp "Yowzer" (nee Charles Anderson, 25) admitted to kidnapping escorts and keeping them as sex slaves in Brooklyn, and coming to MD to hunt one down who escaped.

So there's a headline/lede: Rapists Parental Rights Debated 
Updated: Monday, April 1 2013, 11:24 PM EDT 
Rapist fighting for paternity rights in court sounds far-fetched but women's groups says it happens more often than you think. 

And finally,
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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Holy Saturday / Sunday Twerking

Three people were shot overnight last night, on Harlem Ave, 29th and O'Donnell Sts., and the homicide count is up to 49.

...must be said, Khiry Marquis Jowers had a lot of arrests for someone only 21 (assault, possession, forged prescriptions).

It passed the House on Friday, but the gun bill will have to wait til Tuesday to go the Senate, tomorrow they're busy voting on possibly designating the soft-shell crab sandwich as the official state sandwich while simultaneously celebrating the 7th day of Passover.

Daily Howler: Baltimoreans say the darndest things, by whom they mean Dr. Ben Carson, who's been reciting Maggie Gallagher's verbiage verboten on TV: "no group of individuals, whoever they are, whatever their belief systems, gets to change traditional definitions." Inshizzle, my herp derp.

And here's one of the craziest stories of all time: a guy moved out of his house to sell it, and a squatter named Lakisha Fillyaw moved in, won't leave, and talked to the I-Team.