Saturday, September 24, 2005

September 24

The 17-year-old victim shot outside of Mondawmin mall was identified as Abdul-Bahiri Muhammad.

A suspicious death on the West side.

Liquor Board Non-Shocker: it's really corrupt. More intriguing: two undercover police officers were posing as dancers.

One of Ehrlich's advisors, Edward B. Miller, is accused of money laundering for a lobbyist. Will he get the Joe Steffan treatment for that ethical breach? Line's posted at 1:5.

Bad Behavior in the Burbs Dept
euuu... Stanley A. Taylor, 79, a former Boy Scout leader and grandfather of 34 and great-grandfather of 10, pled guilty in circuit court to a third-degree sex offense and a child-pornography charge for taking naked pictures of a nine-year-old girl in his minivan in the Wal-Mart parking lot. But for some reason he's not in jail and is bragging to neighbors that he's "free as a bird." Here is a map to his house.

Someone robbed a gas station in Landsdowne on Hammonds Ferry Road and shot the feisty owner, George Panchigar, in the leg.

Weird: two murders outside of two different high-school football games. A girl gang beat a 15-year-old to death in the parking lot. And in Germantown, two men beat 23-year-old Stephone Wiggins to death with a mini-baseball bat after yesterday's Seneca Valley-Northwest High School football game.

Someone shot and killed a 19-year-old hotel desk clerk, Jerry Alan Wills III, at the Day's Inn in Waldorf, for no immediately apparent reason.

Friday, September 23, 2005

September 23

A man was shot in the head at Mondawmin mall.

In the blotter, an arrest in the murder of Curtis Streat, 27, of Laurel.

Judge Wanda K. heard denied a juvenile transfer motion yesterday for Keyona Dillon, 14, charged with attempted first-degree murder. Court documents allege that on May 31 of this year Dillon stabbed Shatina Quinn with a kitchen knife at Margaret Street and Washburn Avenue (in the Southern). Nearby men broke up the fight, Dillon fled and was later arrested while trying to hide in an abandoned house. The victim survived, in spite of a two-inch stab wound to the heart. Dillion remains charged as an adult and is scheduled for trial October 3.

The woman who was stabbed and had her house set on fire in Dundalk was identified as 63-year-old Evelyn Ameriehn.

Euerildo Vasquez, 27, of Belair Road, is scheduled for arraignment Monday. Vasquez was indicted on August 12 by a Baltimore City Grand Jury in connection with the kidnapping of a two-year old boy. Court documents allege that Vasquez took the boy from the El Salvadore Restaurant at 207 South Broadway, hailed a cab, and forced the child inside. The taxi driver became suspicious and signaled two Baltimore City police officers that were in the area. They arrested Vasquez and the boy was retuned to his parents in the restaurant. Vasquez is currently being held on $500,000 bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center.

Why is 19 year-old Moshe Khaver not in prison and getting meals delievered to Central Booking by his mother? The controversy rages on, with Judge Evelyn O. Cannon now also demanding to know what the deal is.

Did Paris Hilton give teenagers marijuana and bourbon while filming in our fair state? And wasn't Carmelo Anthony supposed to be filming a Public Service Annoucement?

Mikulski wants no killers at Arlington.

Why does everybody like to flee to Baltimore County?

A Nigerian immigrant got 14 years for an indentity theft scheme that he ran while working for Southwest Airlines at BWI.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

September 22

Godawful suspicious fire death on the 600 block of East 30th Street. Sixty-four year-old artist and painter Myron Terry Koenig was found in his living room.

kalexanderAn armed-and-dangerous bank robbery suspect, Kendall Alexander, 41, left, is on the loose.

An O'Malley interview by WBAL notes that in 2004 violent crime in Baltimore was up 4 percent. The term "inconsistency in leadership" comes up. As in, even the Democrats are saying there's doesn't seem to be much clue what the plan is, or whose job it is to establish priorities to go about making the plan. Are we fixing "broken windows"? Are we "targeting hot spots"? Wiretapping? Building bigger jails and kicking off some executions? Adding more drug treatment facilities? Anyone? Anyone?

The state is now taking charge of education at the state-run juvenile jail. No mention as to who was running it before.

There was a triple stabbing at 2:15 this morning on Water street.

A 27-year-old man was stabbed in East Baltimore.

We Know Who We're Working For: Poisions have been found on Lockheed Martin's property, which the company wants to turn into condos.

A couple of Democrats stole Michael Steele's credit report.

A snakehead in Potomac got 6 1/2 years for fraud.

Two arrests for attempted murder and a lot of stolen stuff in the blotter.

Instead of this week's murder ink, readers are advised to visit the March Homes Funeral Registry. Here's Christopher Richardson, 15, whose 15-year-old murderer was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison.

Down in Anne Arundel County The Capital reports that some teens were charged with arson, a convenience store robber was caught, and two employees of an armored-car company stole $99,000 from three Wal-Marts. And a prisoner was stabbed at Jessup.

Pinocchio? Lamp-wick? Two 30-something Dundalk residents were pulled out of the water, drunk, after jumping off of a stolen boat near Pleasure Island.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

September 20

Suspected gang member Derrell Miller pled guilty to the first-degree murder of Derald Guess, a father of nine from Edgewood.

In the blotter, 23-year-old Harvin Sandoval was arrested for the first-degree murder of 15-year-old Jessenia Dubon. Police are also seeking a second suspect, 25-year-old Oman Hernandez.

In Carroll County, a woman got a 10-year prison term for three counts of vehicular manslaughter-- she was driving 100 mph, drunk, to get to Target before it closed.

A Pasadena woman got two years for neglecting a man with Down's Syndrome.

A man in a bird mask robbed the Maryland Zoo.

Speaking of dirty birds, other Orioles are being questioned about Palmeiro's steriod use.

In Overlea, police are warning parents about a suspicious man seen hanging around school-bus stops.

A grand jury report found that Maryland's prison health care system is inadequate.

DJ equipment, a pair of pants, a cat, a PlayStation and a seven-year-old Chrysler = stuff stolen in the northern 'burbs lately.

Hey wow, a ray of hope that maybe I can stop this depressing-ass blog one day! The Sun has a new section, "Crime Watch Digest"!

Monday, September 19, 2005

September 19

Plenty of burglary and theft going on in the Northern.

In Dundalk a woman was stabbed and her house set on fire.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9:30 tomorrow morning for Kevin Scott, Jr., 15, of the 1900 block of Dukeland Street, before Judge Paul A. Smith at the Courthouse East on North Calvert St. A Baltimore City jury convicted Scott August 1 of first-degree murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and armed robbery. He faces a maximum prison sentence of life plus 45 years. On September 13, 2004 Scott attempted to rob the victim, Christopher Richardson, 15, in the 2800 block of West North Avenue. A struggle ensued over the gun Scott wielded, a .22 caliber handgun, and Richardson was shot twice during that struggle. Scott then ran several feet away, returned, and shot Richardson three more times before taking an unknown amount of money from his pocket. Richardson was shot a total of five times, four times in the head.

Charles Benedict Knott Sr., 51, was scheduled for bail review at 11:30 today. Last Friday, September 16, Knott got into an argument with James Garrett in the 1100 block of 36th street. Knott allegedly hit Garrett over the head twice with his cane. Police responded and Garrett was taken to the hospital where he later died of his wounds.

A Baltimore City jury convicted Torri Fatherly, 26, today of voluntary manslaughter and carrying a concealed deadly weapon after three days of testimony and five hours of deliberation. Judge Sylvester Cox will sentence Fatherly on November 9 where she will face a maximum prison sentence of 13 years. On July 12, 2003 Fatherly stabbed to death Kevin Blackston, 20, in the 1600 block of West North Avenue.

At a hearing Friday, September 16, Judge John M. Glynn sentenced Felicia Hayes, 19, to 13 years in prison, suspending all but five (otherwise known as eight years in the can). Hayes pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and use of a deadly weapon March 9, 2005 for the death of her boyfriend, Christopher Wynn, 21. On October 15, 2004 Hayes stabbed to death Wynn during an altercation in their apartment located in the 6000 block of Amberwood Road.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

September 18

A jury will have to figure out if the shooting of Landsdowne resident Deneen Smith was murder or an accident.

An arrest for first-degree murder, a stolen Jag, plus the "odor of burning marijuana" leads cops to an illegal Glock and a trove of hollow-point bullets in the blotter.

In Anne Arundel county a jury found that the shooting of unarmed, naked 20-year-old Donald Coates by the police was justified. Also in AACo a woman was raped in her home in Glen Burnie.