Saturday, April 8, 2006

April 8

Karen L. Foxx killed her estranged husband Herman last Saturday afternoon in Randallstown with some shots to the torso. Good for her. He broke her dog's neck for godsake.

Friday, April 7, 2006

April 7

king-and-murraySnitched-upon officers King (left) and Murray have been found guilty.

Roderick Dwayne Johnson, 19, pled guilty to second-degree murder and handgun use in a crime of violence in connection with the death of Sheronda Butcher, 30. Court documents allege that on October 9, 2004 Johnson shot and killed Butcher in a dispute over money. Johnson allegedly shot Butcher as she attempted to close a window in her apartment. Roderick Johnson received from The Honorable Judge Althea Handy a total sentence of 40 years, suspend all but 20 years, the first five years without the possibility of parole. So he could possibly be out on parole for five years?!

Third trial's a Charm: The murder trial of Mohammad Biglari, 62, is scheduled for 9:30 Monday morning before Judge Glynn. In 1994 a Baltimore City jury convicted Biglari of the 1991 murder of Barbara Halsey and he was sentenced to life in prison. Then the CSA granted a new trial in 1995 based on "evidentiary issues." He was not tried again until 2002 on account of "competency issues" (whose is unclear) and was convicted again that year. The CSA granted a new trial in 2004 due to a court procedural issue; Biglari had been removed from the courtroom for misbehavior.

Three people were shot and two killed in unrelated incidents yesterday. A man was killed on N. Longwood St. near Walbrook Avenue in West Baltimore, and two men were shot, one fatally, on the 500 block of Sheriden Avenue near York Road.

More than 100 charges relating to a two-state shooting rampage were dropped against a man named Allison Lamont Norman. Ironically, dropping the charges made it more likely for Norman to face a harsher penalty in Delaware.

The Sun reports that 21-year old Daron Harerll was arrested for shooting a man and a woman on Wednesday. It was the paper's first mention of the double shooting.

Double shootings may not be ink-worthy, but the arrest of two pot-smoking high school students got four paragraphs.

hookerMore news of the ironic: Charles Boutin, a Harford County delegate who was a chief sponsor of the Defense of Marriage Act admitted to using his state-owned office computer to solicit a prostitute. Is there anything worse than a gay-bashing hypocrite trolling for hookers with your tax dollar? Why yes! His office responded to the allegations by issuing a press release attributing his actions to his chronically limp weiner. On WBAL radio this morning, the governor called the incident "private and personal" and "a lot of things that don't belong on the air." Word.

Thursday, April 6, 2006

April 6

The death of Lana Whalen of Essex, whose body was found on the shoulder of the O'Donnell Street I-95 ramp last night, is considered suspicious.

Federal prosecutors decided not to seek the death penalty against four members of the Supreme Team.

The trial of Andre Broadway, 47, is scheduled to begin tomorrow before Judge Allen Schwait. Court documents allege that on or about August 2, 2005 Broadway sexually assaulted and abused a 14-year-old. Documents also allege that on or about September 24, 2005 Broadway threatened the caretaker of the adolescent, leaving several threatening messages on "his/her" (I guess "his/her" identity is a secret) answering machine.

Last week's murder victim, Victor Richards, was to be a witness in the murder trial of Kevin Garnett, Tavon and Stephen Williams, accused of killing Theodore Ross. This week the three were acquitted.

Arrests were made for the murders of Darren Green, shot March 25, and Edward Jeter, killed last week. Also two arrests for attempted murder in the blotter and a man shot in the neck.

In PGC, Henry Zelaya is facing federal charges related to directing activities of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang from jail. (Fun fact: the group's name means "gang that saves trout")

buckethatPolice are seeking a man in a too-small bucket hat, left, who robbed the Catonsville Wachovia bank.

Police are seeking a man who stole $10k worth of jewelry from "the Lord and Taylor's."

Two Harford County brothers were arrested for running a fake-charity scam.

Also in Harford County, another attack on a dad at the hands of the local Bloods.

In Chestertown, something a lot like a riot broke out at the Department of Juvenile Services' J. Deweese Carter Center. Eighteen youths have been charged.

Perv alert: a chubby 50-ish white guy was spotted lurking around the playground at Freetown Elementary in AAC.

Dept. of Bad Parenting:
A four-year-old boy was found abandoned and wandering on North Avenue. He is now in foster care.

A woman was arrested for falsely claiming someone broke into her home and stabbed her two-year-old. The real culprit was the boy's five-year-old brother.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

April 5

Someone stabbed a two-year-old white boy.

Ditkoff: four murders this week: Edward Jeter, 28; Victor Richards, 23; Raymond Brown, 27; and Ashley Harris, 19 (had Harris been shot on government property instead of the sidewalk in front of Club Choices, her fetus would also be counted), for a total of 64 murders so far this year. The Sun reported three of the four.

King and Murray: "beastly men from the jungle" or "fallen warriors"? The case has gone to the jury.

BaltiCo,BaltCo, it's not really a town, but the population's up and crime is down!

Christian Lopez, a 17-year-old, has been arrested for first- and second-degree assault (among other charges) after an incident in Landsdowne in which 12 men used baseball bats to assault three victims.

Rondell Medley, 17, was arrested for the murder of Tarrod Wallace last year.

A man was beaten and carjacked while his three-year-old son was in the back seat, strapped in. No word if investigators suspected the dad or tot of whoremongering or operating an illegal hackney-coach.

State police are seeking a white male rapist with a "Portofino Bay Hotel" hat.

Corrections officer Michael Kemp was arrested for posessing two vials of crack.

In the Blotter: you know times are tough if criminals are reduced to robbing the Dollar Store.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

April 4

The second suspect in the shooting of undercover cop Dante Hemingway is not 17, nor is she named Brittaney, Britney or Brittany Johnson: she's 20-year-old Sherray Douglas, and why she had the detectives {sic} personal cell phone number is a mystery.

As diversity dwindles among the ranks of police, some wonder if a shackled, stuffed Abu (the Disney® monkey) is some kind of statement. (Like maybe "... they cut off your ear if they don't like your face/It's barbaric, but, hey, it's home!")

Judge Nathan Braverman granted Vickie Mengel's motion to modify her sentence and granted her a Probation before Judgment. There are no new terms or conditions. The southwestern district police officer was convicted February 14 of illegal gambling and fined $150 for her involvement in a November poker game in Northeast Baltimore.

Yesterday's murder victim was identified as 23-year-old Victor Richards. And there's plenty of other violence in the blotter.

Wayne Bond, the 18-year-old killer of Derald Guess, will be sentenced June 2.

Ronnie "Skinny Suge" Thomas was arrested for assault and robbery.

Cars are being stolen left and right in the Northern.

A man in a Salisbury Denny's got glued to a toilet seat.
Nine residents of Baltimore and Hagerstown were indicted on federal cocaine-dealing-related charges.

A Cecil County cop is in hot water after swiping some knockoff designer handbags from the evidence room.

MTA bus driver Francisco Rivera, convicted of felony theft for selling black-market bus passes, will go to jail for two years.

Baltimore County police found a sweatshirt they believe belonged to the rapist of the 90-year-old woman.

The Examiner arrives tomorrow; it announced itself Saturday by indecorously littering thousands of lawns with advertisements, which may soon be illegal (wait, isn't it already an ordinance?) Anyway, the Examiner will target rich people who don't like to read, as well as the Sun's advertisers by selling space at a discount. The competition is more bad news for the Sun, which has been struggling to integrate its Internet presence with print operations.

My connection is back!

Monday, April 3, 2006

April 3

There were three murders in Baltimore over the weekend. A pregnant 19-year-old girl named Ashley Harris was shot to death early Friday morning in the 1800 block of N. Charles. 28-year-old Edward Jeter was shot and killed inside of a house located on the 900 block of N. Luzerne St. late Friday morning. On Saturday morning, 27-year-old Raymond Jerome Brown was found shot to death on a stoop in the 500 block of N. Mount St.

We failed to mention the death of 23-year-old Victor Lamar Richards, who was shot eight times while standing in the 1300 block of N. Montford Ave. last Thursday.

Montgomery County Police are seeking one Silvino (or Giovanni) Quintanilla, wanted for murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend Maritza Hernandez.

Undercover officer Dante Hemingway is still in critical condition at Shock Trauma after being shot last week in South Baltimore. Police have arrested 20-year-old Jobrey Lodge and are seeking a woman who is suspected of being involved in the shooting.

A 30-year-old woman was raped in her Bel-Air home early Sunday morning after a man broke in through a back window.

16-year-old Tanya Harris was arrested Friday when she returned to her Hilltop Ave. home.

Today's Blotter has a shooting, another shooting, yet another shooting, and a dispute over some movie theatre popcorn that resulted in a theft of $5.

Perv du jour: 32-year-old Andrew Malone is accused of photographing an eight-year-old boy in a toilet stall in Arundel Mills Mall.