Thursday, December 29, 2005

December 30 - January 10

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December 29

Early this week, says Gus, was one of the deadliest 24-hour periods of the year, bringing the murder total to 267 (and if it's really that low, it's not from a lack of trying). Fatalities included Alvester Rozier, 79 and Travis Harris, 15.

The man on fire on Christmas Eve on 83 in Hereford been identified as Wesley Cleon Person, 26, of PA.

WJZ: "Croften" teen Thomas Reimann opened fire on parents with semiautomatic.

Dennis "Shabba" Burke, aka Tyrone Blackwell, was arrested in Baltimore for the 1994 murder of 22-year-old Richard Jones of Oak Hill, WVa.

In Columbia, a man named Harsh Thakkar was shot in the parking lot of Bennigan's.

A 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted during a home invasion in Woodlawn.

An 18-year-old is being charged with manslaughter after a drunk driving wreck that killed teens Zachary Ondrish and Keith Flem.

A man was arrested for running a meth lab in the 'deener

A variegated plethora of east-side criminal activity in the Dundalk Eagle "Crime and Punishment 2005" feature.

Post: Crime reduction is "O'Malley's biggest accomplishment". Mmmkay... well... anyway... the story does go on to have some interesting tidbits: more than four-fifths of the year's murder victims had criminal records, and the victims had been arrested on drug charges an average of 3.5 times. And for some reason Doug Duncan passed out a flier about the guy who was beaten to death with a cane (most smacked-out city in America, indeed).

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

December 28

Murder Ink notes that the man shot to death at Old Town Mall December 15 was identified as 32-year-old Stacy McDonald.

The Maryland Court of Appeals refused to take on the $691 million Allfirst (AIB) case and sent it to Ireland, ending all American involvement in the scandal.

A Baltimore City firefighter was critically injured by a bomb in Iraq.
Michael J. McMullen is a member of the Baltimore-based 243rd Engineering Company.
al jolson
jimboPolice have released sketches of Al Jolson and Jimbo Jones, wanted in an Essex home invasion.

OpEd Watch:
Post: geographic disparities are much more significant than racial ones when it comes to crime, death penalty issues.
Sun: black men need hobbies, mentors.

Don't laugh coffee out of your nose as you check out your choices for the best of WJZ's Top Stories of 2005, an all-too brief overview of JZ's cream-of-the-crop investigative news stories. Some months the best story is obvious, but then there are months like June where there's so many to choose from...

January: Fish with human face, vs. it snowed vs. a woman had a baby vs. Marty Bass jumped in water
Feb: It snowed vs. police chase
March: Miss USA vs. police chase
April: Police chasing a car vs. police chasing a buffalo
May: Two county-music related features vs. an inmate was killed at central booking
June: A two-headed cat vs. a dolphin having a dolphin baby vs. Tom Cruise squirted with a watergun
July: Marlin Attack Of f Coast Of Panama!
August: Police chase!
September: 'Chico' The Dog Reunited With His Family!. vs. Howard County 'massage parlors' offer happy endings vs. a woman who had babies
October: Police chase #1 vs. police chase #2
November: Mammoth Manic Monday Meltdown!.
December: Too early to say...

Which rocked your world the hardest? Oh to be getting a happy ending on the Panamainian f Coast, away from this snowy, fertile, 'ho-hating town...

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

December 27

awilliamsA 25-year-old suspect, Alvin Williams, left has been arrested in connection with the Nov. 12 murder of Brian Jones. Jones was 33, a father of three and a basketball coach at Cardinal Gibbons. Williams was a pro armed robber.

Corpsewatch: Shot hot cop Adam Vasquez returned to Brooklyn. The viewing of Leslie Holiday's 34-years-alive, six-days-dead body will be today from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the William C. Brown Funeral Home in Abderdeen.

Jason Chen, 20, is charged with stabbing his father, Yun Sen, on Webbed Foot Way.

Worcester County police are looking for three men who assaulted a 40-year-old woman in her home for three days.

Liquor board corrupt!

O'Malley asks Ehrlich for $9.3 million to fight crime. That sounds like big money but is really not: it's about $6 million less than what the state spends on its stop-smoking campaign.

Editor & Publisher deems our gov. 2005's "Crybaby of the Year."

mchavezWPA fifth police dog has died, this one from a stomach tumor.

Monday, December 26, 2005

December 26

Howard County Dead Body

The main suspect in the homicides of officers Leslie Holliday and Adam Vazquez, Eugene Victor Perry Jr., had tried to apply to both the city and county police forces.

Annapolis police: crimes against Hispanic immigrants are rising.

Rodricks on the MD criminal justice system:
"[Ehrlich] has made a fix a priority." Read your own paper much?
Like the thing about the City having to sue our own State for witholding a public report about Central Booking... that tax dollars paid for? The one about when Ehrlich announced they'd closed down the Hickey school, leaving nowhere to send juvenile offenders but adult jail or shady group homes? Hey did we ever get those 9,800 treatment slots announced two years ago?

Sunday, December 25, 2005