Saturday, October 8, 2005

October 8

Thanks 'non- A now-former corrections officer and two inmates are off the hook for the stabbing of Ronald Scott, on account of Scott being stabbed to death by someone else. According to charging documents, the former correctional officer, Sherman Lawrence, 21, arranged Scott's first stabbing at the Detention Center.

A Howard County 16-year-old was arrested for setting up a moonshine still that produced two teaspoons of whiskey.

Friday, October 7, 2005

October 7

Albert Antonelli, the killer of hot cop Duke Aaron III, got his official three-year sentence today. His wife Jennifer left a touching statement on the memorial page of another fallen officer, Brian Donte Wilder.

A triple shooting in Edgewater-- a double attempted homicide + suicide. I wish BAL had a better stock illos. than that gun pointed at my head, like a photo of the actual people involved.

The tale of politician/crime victim A. Robert Kaufman illustrates the difficulty of putting Quaker beliefs into practice.

The attempted murder, witness intimidation trial of Joseph DiAngelo (the dude who hired the guys to beat a witness with a table leg), originally scheduled for today, has been postponed until November 4 at the request of the defense.

Not-so-Heavenly Creatures: A Bethesda lawyer, Elsa Newman, was found guilty of consipiring with her best friend Margery Landry to kill her ex-husband.

The murder trial of Tyrone Beane, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed until December 15. Judge Lynn Stewart ruled there was cause for this postponement because there were no courts available.

A DC think tank's sobering report on Bmore drug crimes: "four out of five convicted offenders in Baltimore need treatment [for drug addiction]."

Thursday, October 6, 2005

October 6

An arraignment is scheduled for 9:30 tomorrow morning for Antonio Watts, 17, before Judge Stewart for attempted first-degree murder. A Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Watts on September 2 for allegedly shooting Leroy Lanteon, 46. Watts was also indicted on attempted second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, and varies handgun violation counts. Court documents allege that on April 20 in the 1600 block of North Patterson Park Avenue police arrived to the crime scene to find Lanteon suffering from a gunshot wound. Watts was identified through eyewitness accounts.

Antonio Mosby struck a deal with prosecutors to testify in the federal case against cops and robbers William A. King and Antonio L. Murray, accused of shaking down drug addicts.

On 36th and Elm I saw a mature and experienced-looking policeman out of his car and having a conversation with the local teen apprentice hoodlums! WTF is that, some actual community policing and shit? A cop out walking the beat in Baltimore... now I've seen it all. See, Jim [Kraft], that's really all it takes to make Mrs. Jones happy (and really that's what the blog is all about, in spite of what it says in the CP). If the kids know they're being watched maybe they'll move their loud foulmouthed dimebag-selling asses under the bridge where they belong and off my stoop.

Carjacking, robbery and theft in the blotter.

The autopsy revealed nothing in the Villa Julie student/dead baby case (or at least nothing the coroner is revealing-- surely they put a wad of alveoli in water to see if it floated).

In BaCo, the Scott Peterson of Rosedale, Charles Lee Johnson, got life in prison from Bollinger for killing the mother of his child, Dionne Renee Saulter, 26.

What the?! A child drank from a bottle of chemicals that his grandmother(?) was using to make a homemade bomb.

Also in the burbs police arrested four people for armed stick-ups at the Owings Mills metro station.

The trial of Joseph DiAngelo, 51, of Wells Avenue, is scheduled to begin at 9:30 tomorrow morning before Judge Wanda K. Heard. The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted DiAngelo April 5 for first-degree assault, witness intimidation and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault. Court documents allege DiAngelo hired two individuals to conduct a home invasion/assault on a witness in a pending assault case. The hired individuals entered the home armed with table legs( ?!?) to assault the victim/witness. The home occupants killed one of the individuals. The other individual, William Morton, pled guilty last month to burglary. DiAngelo is being held without bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center. Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Sites will prosecute this case.

Baltimore city's juvenile offenders may be sent to out-of-state campuses, at the cost of $47,000 to $97,000 per hoodlum per year. (Reminds me of my former college PoliSci professor's saying: "the government only knows how to focus on what comes out of the horse." He studied in Bmore- coincidence?)

Audrey James, 50, got 90 days from John Glynn for stealing $335k from Head Start.

Justice, Frederick-style: a guy got jail time for throwing a shoestring at an officer.

Students at the U of MD endorse O'Malley.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

October 5

Former correctional officers, Dameon Christopher Woods, 33, of Baltimore County, Nathan Delmont Colbert, 42, and James Leonard Hatcher, 43, are scheduled for arraignment before Judge Lynn Stewart tomorrow. Woods, Colbert, and Hatcher were indicted on August 16 for second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, and conspiracy to first and second-degree assault in connection to the beating death of Raymond K. Smoot, 51. Court documents allege that on May 14 Smoot was in custody in his cell at the Central Booking and Intake Facility when he was beaten to death. Second-degree murder carries a maximum possible prison term of 30 years. I'll be interested to read the city's brief.

The murder trial of Ernest Harris, Jr., 54, of Churchville, MD is scheduled for 9:30 tomorrow morning before Judge Shirley M. Watts. The Baltimore City Grand jury indicted Harris June 2 for first-degree murder in connection with the 1984 homicide of Arden Shirley Epps, 56. Harris has also been indicted on robbery deadly weapon and first-degree burglary charges. Court documents allege that on September 24-25, 1984 at 4 South Rosedale Avenue, co-workers discovered Epps' body lying in a pool of blood on the second-floor front bedroom of her home. Epps had sustained multiple stab and cut wounds. The victim's co-workers went to her house after she failed to report to work. Police found the home ransacked with some of Ms. Epps' belongings stolen. Police recovered latent fingerprints from the crime scene and those prints allegedly match those of Harris. And if that wasn't bad enough, Harris is currently out on bail.

Warren Brown to Hamm: y'all need to cut out that liberty-disregarding "jive lip service."*

A 17-year-old high school senior was shot in the head while walking through the school parking lot.

A 25-year-old Baltimore man, Shonari Warren, rejected a plea deal in PA. He's charged with killing Leonard Smith Jr., a heating-oil delivery man, based on an eyewitness picking him out of a photo lineup. Warren claims he didn't do it.

Last Friday, a man in a Hummer with Texas plates was gunned down near Reisterstown Road Plaza.

A baby in a storm drain leads to 20-year-old a Villa Julie student.

City Councilman James B. Craft blames me for the city police's high number of fishy arrests.

A crackhead led state troopers on a "high"-speed chase.

The attempted murder trial of Keyona Dillon, originally scheduled to begin Monday, was (how shocking) postponed to November 7.

A cop cashed stolen traveler's checks in Easton.

Walter Robertson, Jr., charged with sex offense, was held on $120,000 bail following a bail review hearing at Wabash District Court.

Slow news day: This NBC affiliate illustrates why watching tv news is a waste of time.

*announcing the first-ever BCrime contest! The best make-believe Hamm or Jessamy "lip service jive" quote will win the equivalent of one hour of a Baltimore City teacher's salary via Paypal! Good luck Super Honkies and Spades! Don't let your mouth get your ass in trouble!

Must be original and actual jive. Ebonics, Shaft and Cleopatra Jones quotes will be disqualified. Void where prohibited.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

October 4

Back form the relative peace and tranquility of Oakland CA. Thanks, tip-linkers, for helping out. Indeed, crime is way down... almost everywhere but here. Are we seriously a city with a singular, unstoppable "culture of violence"? And if so... whose fault is it?

An arrest has ben made in the murder of Nachin Pak, a restaurant worker in Cherry Hill.

Frank Thodos got 15 years for distributing child porn.

In Owings Mills, robbery appears to be the motive for the murders Howard Thacker Jr. and his 17-year-old nephew, Dontay.

In Halethorpe, Shawn James Sullivan, 31, was arrested for shooting Matthew Stumpf, 30, and John Gilchrest, 32.

I effing hate these stories... a dad mistakenly broiled his one-year-old to death when he forgot to take him to the babysitter's and left him in a car in Hunt Valley, instead.

In Hamilton a family was robbed. Also missing is a Bassett-hound-looking dog named Max.