Saturday, August 27, 2005

August 27

Police are seeking an armed fugitive who evaded capture near the PA border Thursday. Also, police seek help in solving the mysterious murder of 19-year-old Darryl Smith Jr., shot to death March 2 in Westport.

Rodman Durham got 75 years for murder, conspiracy and robbery in the April 2003 Colonel Brooks Tavern case.

MollettA County rapist has been ID'd as one 35-year-old David Mollett, right. Police believe he's fled that state and that he was last spotted in Missouri.

A Baltimore prosecutor was forced to throw out conspiracy and gun charges yesterday against three alleged juvenile members of a gang after a missed deadline to hand over a surveillance videotape to defense attorneys.

Friday, August 26, 2005

August 26

In Manassas, the man suspected of being the Route 29 Stalker pled guilty to the minor charge of unlawful wounding and could be out of jail in a matter of months. Ladies (and gentlemen) if you are out of the road and someone who is not a cop follows you and signals you to you to pull over, 1. don't do it 2. get the hell out of there, fast and 3. write down the vehicle's license plate number, okay?

Duke AaronAlbert G. Antonelli of Queenstown became the luckiest cop-killer in the world when he got just three years for auto manslaughter for a hit-and-run on Route 50 that killed extremely hot officer Duke G. Aaron III, left, last July 20. Especially considering "police found a small bag of cocaine, trace amounts of marijuana, six syringes and the prescription drug Suboxone" in Antonelli's truck.

James William Fling kidnapped a woman in Arbutus, tied up traffic by the airport and eventually was pepper-sprayed and arrested on Aviation Boulevard.

Stop Snitchin t-shirts are becoming Baltimore's calling card to the world.

Snockered White People Dept.:
More on the meth raid in Severna Park that resulted in the arrest of alledged lab operator Brian Kauffmann, 33.

Dan Rodericks' drama amp goes to 11, but this is nevertheless a touching column about the heroin-overdose death of Ralph "Casey" Kloetzli.

The Iguana Cantina, down in the Lomard St. Marketplace area, is in agua caliente after some kids from Howard County did some underage drinking on the premesis.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

August 25

Nineteen members of MS-13 were indicted on federal racketeering charges in Greenbelt.
"Specific acts of violence charged in the indictment include six murders and six attempted murders in Maryland, as follows: the April 20, 2003 beating and murder in Langley Park of rival gang member Noel Gudiel; the June 10, 2003 attempted murder of a juvenile member of a rival gang outside of High Point High School in Beltsville; the November 22, 2003 stabbing and death of Eliuth Madrigal in Silver Spring; the November 22, 2003 shooting death of gang member Randy Calderon in Mount Ranier; the May 21, 2004 beating and murder of Ashley Antonio Urias at the Washington National Cemetery in Suitland; the September 17, 2004 attempted murder of a juvenile member of a rival gang outside of a nightclub in Langley Park; the October 25, 2004 kidnapping in Adelphi of two juvenile females, resulting in the murder of one and attempted murder of the other; the March 26, 2005 drive-by shooting in Hyattsville resulting in the death of a juvenile male; the June 8, 2005 attempted murder of a high school student outside his home in Langley Park; and the June 14, 2005 attempted murder of a juvenile member of a rival gang and his friend in Silver Spring."

A 15-year-old shot to death in Severn, Keisha Shardae Lane, was a runaway from Hagerstown.

The murder trial of Terrence Wynn, 21, and Christopher Minor, 21, iis scheduled to begin 9:30 tomorrow morning before Judge John M. Glynn. The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Wynn and Minor September 23, 2004 for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Court documents allege that on August 30, 2004 Wynn and Minor shot to death Marshall Giles, 15, inside a home in the 3200 block of Lyndale Avenue.

At the juvenile transfer hearing of Percy Johnson, 17, Sean Howard, 17, and Antonio Williamson, 16, the boys were ordered to remain in the adult system. Court documents allege the defendants shot two teenagers on October 21, 2004 in front of Thurgood Marshall High School.

Jurors deliberating on the E/C murder trial claim to be hung.

Here's the link to the New York Times story about Leonard Hamm's heroin-addicted stepdaughter, Nicole Sesker. Also interesting details about the police's public relations campaign to get people to "change their lifestyles." (And how Smalltimore that Cummings and Hamm live next door to each other and they both went to City College with Schmoke)

Are O'Malley and the gov's ideas of tracking sex offenders too out there?

In Timonium, Baltimore county, another report of a big black rapist.

In Elkton, the man charged with starving the mother of his children to death has asked for a change for venue from Cecil County.

Gilbert Sapperstein, owner of a boiler business and a liquor license broker, got 18 months in jail for trying to steal more than $3.3 million from the school system in a 12-year scheme. And in Stevenson, 40-year-old Daniel Llewellyn of Towson pled guilty to stealing more than $55, 000 from the Odyssey School (which serves dyslexic children).

The DOJ has reports of some recent coke and meth arrests in Annapolis and Severna Park, respectively.

Dirty bird dept: pugalistic pitcher Sydney Ponson was arrested on 95 for a traffic violation, DUI and DWI.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

August 24

A shooting victim in the Northwest was identified as Derrell Mark Stanley, 46, a ticket scalper. There was also a on-fatal shooting on the 5500 block of the Alameda.

A man was shot dead late Saturday night/early Sunday morning near Patterson Park. Source' on the Sun News Talk says that the victim was a white man named Richard Boroughs and one indivdual reports:
... just got back from visiting the parents of the young man. He said it happened around 3:00a.m. around Eastern Ave & Patterson park ... From talking to the girl who was assaulted here is what he told me: Around 3am his son was taking a shower when three black men in ski masks broke in through the back door. His girlfriend was then pistol whipped and basically beaten the **** out of her. She was on the floor trying to cover her face with a blanket as they repeatedly kicked her about the head and face. My neighbor's son came out of the shower and they proceeded to shoot him in the face 3-4 times. What, was taken, I don't know. I'm sure there is more to it.
I talked to Officer Troy Harris with Public Affairs, who confirmed that the victim's name was Richard Paul Boroughs, a white man age 25, born June 14 1980. He was pronounced dead at Hopkins shock trauma at 3:52 a.m. Said Harris, "he was in the house with his girlfriend and in ths shower, three black males entered the home, beat her, asked her where the money was, then they went into the bathroom and shot the victim multiple times. That's all we have right now."

Note to the people who are outraged that there's no coverage of it in the Sun: I'm outraged also about the lack of coverage of murder and violence in general, that's why I do this job (that and to avoid my other job). But have you heard anything about any of this week's other murder victims other than in the ink either? Did you hear anything about 20-year-old Tavon Granger? There's no conspiracy-- that's just how common and unremarkable murder and death is in our and so many other American cities.

The juvenile transfer hearing of Percy Johnson, 17, and Sean Howard, 17, is scheduled to begin 9:30 tomorrow morning before Judge John M. Glynn. The Baltimore City Grand jury indicted Antonio Williamson, 16, November 12, 2004, Johnson November 22, 2004 and Howard December 1, 2004 with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault and handgun violations. Court documents allege the defendants shot two teenagers on October 21, 2004 in front of Thurgood Marshall High School at 5700 Moravia Drive. A juvenile transfer hearing motion has been heard and denied for Williamson. A trial date will be scheduled once the transfer hearing motions for Johnson and Howard are heard. All three defendants are currently being held on a no bail status at the Baltimore City Detention Center.

Nine years later no one knows who killed Johns Hopkins graduate student Alicia Showalter Reynolds, but police believe it was part of a string of attacks on women by the so-called Route 29 Stalker, who may or may not be 37-year-old Darrell D. Rice.

It's day seven of deliberations in the Espinoza/Canela trial. The AP reports that these jurors are asking a lot of questions.

Andre Staton was arraigned Tuesday. He is accused of stabbing 26-year-old Beverly Yohn to death in Pennsylvania, and was arrested 18 months ago after fleeing to Baltimore and standing off with city and federal authorities.

Last Saturday cops found a collection of 69 "strange" guns, including an Uzi, MAC-10 and big game rifle, from the home and garage of Anthony Felicetti. (Thanks Jay. Is Delwood down in the area the realtors call "West Virginia?").

Police Commish Leonard Hamm revealed that his daughter is a drug addict.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

August 23

Jurors in the Epinzoa/Canela trial were reprimanded for not participating in deliberations.

In the trial of Javon Clark and John Kennedy, Clark tried to put the blame on his younger co-defendant for the shooting of St. Paul's dean William Bassett at the Towsontown Mall.

A bail hearing will be held this afternoon for the third defendant in the Smoot murder case.

John William Smith, 40, is scheduled for arraignment 9:30 tomorrow morning before Judge Wanda K. Heard in connection to a stabbing at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church on June 18. Smith was indicted by the Baltimore City Grand Jury on July 25 for first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and weapons counts. Court documents allege Smith stabbed Rodney Dickerson, 42, once in the chest. Smith and Dickerson allegedly began arguing in the church's dining area while eating dinner. Police arrested John William Smith on July 1.

Murder arrests, a gunman on the loose and a thirty-year sentence for home invasion in the Sun's Metro digest.

Stolen cell phones and cash in the blotter.

Monday, August 22, 2005

August 22

A Howard County District Court judge set bail for alledged Smoot murders James Hatcher and Nathan Colbert this morning at $100,000.