Saturday, May 20, 2006

May 20

The story of the VA couple has hit UPI, adding to the count of horrible Baltimore stories going international of late. (Let's see... "Stop Snitching," Oprah calls school system "atrocious," the "Tipping Point" syphillis chapter, "The Boys of Baraka" ...)

Three men were arrested for a Columbia gang-bang.

Excellent reporting of shitawful stories from Ocean City.

Another Marylander after Sgt. Marion Flint Jr., Robert Seidel III, has died in Iraq. Meanwhile the BBC reports a major uprising at Guantanamo.

Disgusting: Robert Carey, 52, pled guilty to storing more than one million pornographic pictures on his NOAA-owned work computer, including images of himself having sex AT WORK with a young female family member.

Yes, it's true. "Get in on it."

Friday, May 19, 2006

May 19

Darryl Long was murdered in Northeast Baltimore in a brutal home invasion, and Jamal Gwaltney, 23, died after being shot in the upper body, making 100 murders for the year according to BPD and FBI, who do not count vehicular homicide as a murder, even if the killing happens during the commission of a felony.*
(Or if your brother runs you over and keeps going.) Deaths as a result of arson are also not counted. According to the Medical Examiner's office, the current homicide number from January 1 to the present is 104.

Also not counted in the murder numbers: deaths in state custody, such as the beating death of Raymond K. Smoot. A motions hearing in that case is scheduled for Monday in Part 8, Room 236, Mitchell Courthouse. Former correction officers Dameon Woods, Nathan Colbert, and James Hatcher were indicted on August 16, 2005 for second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, and conspiracy to first and second-degree assault. According to the corrections officers' union, Smoot was beaten by 25 to 30 guards.

Matthew Capp, a city homeowner, called the police when he thought he was being burgled was instead arrested and taken to Central Booking, shoeless. Arrests are up this month.

Police are looking for the family of Chandra Williams, who is in Shock Trauma after being shot in the face.

Timothy Loose was arrested for the third time for stealing luggage at BWI.

Ew, ick, ew, ick. Former Carroll County School Superintendent William H. Hyde, 64 was released from the Carroll County Detention Center after serving less than 12 months of an 18-month term for raping a young girl but still wanted his probation shortened. TG Judge Luke Burns denied the request.

Assaults by metal pole and bayonet and an attempted murderer arrested in the blotter.

*Though if Tom and Harry go to rob a store, and Tom shoots someone, Harry would also be charged with first-degree murder and would be eligible for the death penalty. Wacky!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

May 18

The kidnapper of 19-year-old Delmy Beatriz Rivera, Jose Francisco Padilla-Colin, got four years.

A woman was killed after being hit by a stolen car in West Baltimore.

One of Tuesday's murder victims was named: 24-year-old Aaron Wilson.

Police: arrested VA couple were argumentative, grabby.

Scott Luty shot his wife Jennifer and then himself in the middle of the day in downtown Frederick.

State police will be handing out photos of Dusty Shuck and her tattoos at Western Maryland truck stops.

The MD Transportation Authority is accused of making strippers strip, taking Polaroids of them and stealing their money.

Organized Crime: A Bel Air man who pled guilty to insurance fraud, a gun charge and making a false statement on a passport application kept his records in a folder labeled "SCAMS." And file under "tacky" 30-year-old Bryn Phillips, who used some of the $860k she stole from her employer for a pink mink with faux trim and a trip to the Venetian (
Footnote to criminals: if you're on the lam, Vegas is the dumbest destination choice ever.)

Diplay: (verb) To reprint an AP story without bothering to read the headline. (The Wash. Post took the story down)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

May 17

The Ink notes last week's murders of David Snow, Jeremiah Pinder and Justice Georgie. Two murders of unidentified males last night bring the total toll for the year to 98.

Shamvoy "Don Papa" Smith, a reputed local Bloods leader wanted for the murder of 19-year-old Terrance Randolph was arrested in Las Vegas. Randolph had been beaten, bound and set on fire in a West Baltimore alley April 12.

Often-charged but rarely convicted murderous crack dealer Craig E. Winkey was arrested for conspiracy to distribute. will he finally get jail time?

Blotter: 17-year-old was shot in the leg, plus a carjacking and plenty of theft.

A couple from Chantilly, VA up for an O's game was arrested and had their car impounded when they asked a policeman for directions in Cherry Hill.

Howard County police arrested Marc Ward for the 2002 shooting of Edwin Aytes in Columbia.

Mega Patria, 17, has been charged as an adult in AAC with second-degree murder in the Dec. 4 death of her newborn son.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

May 16

Teandre Lanathian Draper, 22, was arrested and charged with the murder of Eula Uverde Osbourne in Woodlawn.

Montese L. Thompson, 23, was sentenced to 25 years for the murder of of Verna Brown, 35. A jury convicted Thompson March 29 of second-degree murder, for which he could receive a maximum of 30 years in prison. Thompson assaulted Brown in a house 1800 block of North Montford Avenue and later followed her outside and beat her in the face with a shovel on June 28 of last year. Brown died of her injuries on July 3, 2005.

Police are seeking some crazy bitch who threw bleach in a woman's face on Pennsylvania Avenue, plus two nonfatal shootings and two murder arrests.

Retype press releases much? The Sun has a story about gangs that's almost identical to the one WBAL ran yesterday.

At a hearing yesterday, Judge Waxter sentenced Cedric Stancil, age 30, to 50 years for the murder of Edwin Boyd, 17, and another unidentified individual who were shot execution-style next to a barbershop in the 2300 block of East Oliver Street. He also got a concurrent (aka pointless) 20-year prison term for a handgun count. On October 24, 2005 a city jury convicted Stancil of first-degree murder and use of a handgun in a crime of violence. Edwin Boyd was an eyewitness in a homicide that occurred on May 28, 2003 and was murdered shortly after speaking with police.

Steven Richie Craft, 39, pled guilty to one count of automobile manslaughter and one count of second-degree assault yesterday. Judge John M. Glynn sentenced him to seven years for the manslaughter count and a consecutive five year prison term, suspended (if it's concurrent, why bother?) for the assault count. On July 16, 2005 Craft was driving a stolen automobile that struck a vehicle in the 700 block of Eden Street. Cheryl Broadnax, 45, who was an occupant in that vehicle, was killed in the collision. Craft also attempted to run over city police officer Edward Mendez, striking him with such force he was airborne.

Murdered inmate Philip E. Parker Jr.'s parents are suing the state, claiming guards were sleeping and watching TV instead of intervening and did not perform CPR.

Wow indeed: AAC police seized $9.3 million worth of doobage, yay-yo, bobo and disco biscuits.

"I'm Keith, and I'm an addict." Well duh.

Donna Lee Bell, the HarfCo animal collector, is in jail after evading police in Bel Air.

Monday, May 15, 2006

May 15

bloodsPolice say the Bloods are recruiting kids as young as 10. (And though the East Baltimore organization may be eight months old, there's at least one group claiming to be affiliated with the Bloods which has been active on the North side for much longer than that.)

Eula Uverde Osbourne, 49, was found dead in the basement of a house that was being renovated in Gwynn Oak.

At a hearing today, Judge Roger W. Brown sentenced Charles Benedict Knott, Sr. 52, of Clipper Heights Avenue to seven years in prison for the homicide of James Garrett, 56. Knott was the guy who beat Garrett to death with a cane in front of the Hampden family center on 36th street as kids were on their way home from school. Local rumor had it that Garrett had molested Knott's granddaughter. Knott pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter March 13.

David Evans, 23, of Bethesda and Duke University was indicted for first-degree forcible rape, sexual offense and kidnapping in Durham County, NC. He pled guilty to alcohol violations last week.

Five teenagers were arrested for assault and a car and plenty of cash stolen in the blotter (back after a nine-day hiatus).

Sunday, May 14, 2006

May 14

Police barricaded blocks around Garrison Blvd. and Gwynns Falls Parkway after 36-year-old Justice Georgie was shot to death at a hair salon yesterday evening.

An unidentified male body with a bullet wound to the head was found floating in the harbor near the Bay Lady.

Police shot 18-year-old Justin Fisher to death after he stabbed his girlfriend and himself with a large pair of scissors.

A Crofton father of three turned out to be a member of an international drug cartel.

Hugh McWhinney, 73, shot his 76-year-old-wife Constance and then himself in Garrett County.

A Frederick County man lost is girlfriend and was driven out of town when FBI officials mistook him for a child molester. Good advice: "don't mess with suburbia, because we will chew you up and spit you out."

A Marine in Annapolis left his kids in the mall play area to apply Brazilian jiu-jitsu to a jewelry thief.