Saturday, June 10, 2006

June 10

Examiner: as of Friday, 37 percent of homicides have been solved. (I count 116, police say 115... either way, not much to speak "glowingly" of.)

Julie B. reports on yesterday's sentence of Reginald Coppage, who robbed, attacked and nearly killed special-ed teacher Cicely Simpson, who lived in the same apartment building.

Should a seven-year-old have been arrested for throwing chemicals on a playmate?

Three people were arrested for running a meth lab in a room at the Super 8 motel.

Andrew Klepper, 19, of Walt Whitman High in Bethesda, is charged with pandering.

Friday, June 9, 2006

June 9

Reginald Markquel Coppage, 22, of the 2500 block of N. Edgecombe Circle, pled guilty Wednesday to attempted first-degree murder of his neighbor and to wearing/carrying/transporting a deadly weapon (a knife). Judge Alfred Nance sentenced Coppage to 25 years in prison and five years probation. Coppage pled guilty just before his jury trial was scheduled to begin. Say court docs,
On June 25, 2005 Coppage forced his way inside the victim's apartment located in the 2500 block of Edgecombe Circle and announced a robbery. He proceeded to slash the victim's throat and stab the victim several times in the stomach and chest. Before leaving the apartment, Coppage poured bleach on the victim's body. The victim played dead, waiting for Coppage to leave, and then called police. The victim survived but has permanent scars and has been unable to return to work since the attack.
A drive-by shooting in the Northeastern hit a man in the face and a boy in the foot. And in the Southeastern, a man shot in the shoulder refused to cooperate with police.

Lajuan Davis, 23, got life plus 120 months federal for killing Baltimore cab driver Sean Powell in 2000.

Three lawyers agree: charges should not have been dropped against Davon D. Temple, alleged killer of 2 white people.

Robert Wesley Heier, 39, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder for stabbing newspaper deliveryman William Shull.

BalCo police are wondering if the body found in Owings Mills was that of missing Nina Tarovskaya.

In Kent County, Raymond S. Ward, 41, and Trevor Moncrief, 32, were shot by 19-year-old David Hamilton and buried in shallow graves in Goldsboro, MD.

Marcus Brown was on WBAL, defending the arrest of Greg Faherty, taken to Central Booking for sitting on a park bench.

Robert Weiler of PGC is charged with building a bomb that he planned to use on an attack on a Greenbelt abortion clinic.

Teresa Hodge, 43, of Upper Marlboro, with a co-conspirator from Michigan, swindled churches out of more than $1.3 million.

The Post strives to answer the question, "what does it mean to be a black man?" in their new series, "Being a Black Man."

Thursday, June 8, 2006

June 8

The man police shot in Waverly on Tuesday was named as Darryl Haskins, 24.

anuThe un-meaning of life: a reader sent the link to the mysterious, creepy myspace profile of Anuradha Ramasamy.

The CP recounts 12 murders from May 27-June 4. Darnell Spearman, Derrick Taylor, Donye Blackston, Odell Wagner, Donte Hudson, Marlo Lomax and Oumar Bah.

Rey Rivera's widow doesn't believe that her husband's death was suicide.

Death of Herman E. Bullock: tragic, yet "very justified."

Nina Tarkovskaya is mysteriously missing from Pikesville.

"2 white people"= illegal info.

Ink reports on murders from May 22-30.

Stinky human remains were found in Owings Mills.

Darrell Miller got 45 years for his part in killing cab driver Derald Guess.

Christopher O'Brien is charged with strangling Katherine White in Maryland City, AAC.

William Shull, a 64-year-old newspaper deliveryman, was stabbed in the line of duty in Essex.

Examiner publisher Michael Phelps (not the gawky-hot swimmer) apophasises, prolepses and paralipses that the reason the paper's so hard to find is because Sun circulators are stealing his papers out of the box.

Wicked retahded: "The plea means Jenny Parks, the public defender for Delcarlos Johnnie Jacobs, said he believes he did not have the mental capacity to understand his actions of Feb. 1, when five different police officers say they either heard or saw Jacobs shoot an assault rifle at them."

Finally good PR re. Maryland men: Britney's hairy godmother is from MD, attended Naval Academy, played lax.

A lady's purse was snatched in front of the Roland Avenue Eddie's.

I love you, Officer Bazzle of the Northern! I came home from an errand and my neighbor gave me an officer's name and phone number and said that the Northern had my stolen bicycle. I didn't even know my bike had been stolen-- turned out, in the two hours I'd been gone, three teenagers pried open my garage door and took the bike (and broke into a few other garages as well). The police caught them more than a mile away, and the officers managed somehow to convince one of the kids to tell him where the bicycle came from, drove them around until they recognized the garage, figured out my name from my mail, talked to my neighbor and took the bike to the station. He even put it in the trunk!

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

June 7

Delaka Danielle Augins, 22, pled guilty today to voluntary manslaughter and carrying a deadly weapon. Judge Wanda K. Heard scheduled sentencing for July 21, 2006. Court documents allege that on July 22, 2005, an altercation between two neighbors, Angel Simms and Delaka Danielle Augins, in the 4800 block of Lorelly Avenue started over the destruction of a candle belonging to Simms. As a result, Augins fatally stabbed Simms, 23, with a knife multiple times and then fled the scene. Ms. Simms died later that day at Bayview hospital.

Councilman Kenneth Harris met with Hamm, said it was "productive."

MD's other police to Baltimore City cops: we would never leave someone stranded.

Terry Cooks of Severn, who killed a nurse when he was 17, got life in prison without parole.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

June 6

Health Commish: OD deaths are down thanks to Narcan.

MD Court of Appeals: car insurance doesn't have to pay for injuries incurred if one is shot while being carjacked.

Councilman Kenneth Harris wants answers about why the city's arresting baseball fans and clergy, decries "insulting", "childish" tone of letter from the mayor's body double Marcus Brown.

Next on Judge Judy, cunty daughter Ruvette Miller is accused of stealing her father Rufus' identity, going on shopping spree.

Lock up the Mauviel: Theft of copper materials in up since the price of the metal rose earlier this year.

HowCo Hell: a 14-year-old was arrested for robbing a pizza-delivery man. And smoking in bars and restaurants is now illegal.

What the?! Ken Taylor, an armed security guard, was arrested after ranting and cursing at EMTs and police at the site of a fatal crash on 495.

Dept. of Crap Reporting: In spite of a recent spate of murders, the Sun serves the public good by reporting on birds that live in Home Depot. There's a special hell for fluff reporters, one in which they're forced to stay up all night, isolated in a building near the Holland Tunnel, fighting like jackals for baby pictures.

Monday, June 5, 2006

June 5

"I fired many shots." It's a WBAL exclusive interview with the "Cross Keys Shooter" Mark Beckwith, who describes the incident and blasts the Sun for publishing his identity and home address in the paper (!) following the St. Patrick's Day incident.

The May death of Anuradha Ramasamy, 25, of Remington, has been ruled a homicide. #= 115.

In Frederick, Ralph Brown Jr. got probation for the neglect/roasting of his 5-month-old son.

The trial of Myron Merrill Gladney, 20, is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. tomorrow before Judge Allen L. Schwait. On June 1, 2005 a Baltimore City grand jury indicted Gladney on charges of attempted first-degree murder and intimidating a witness. Court documents allege that on April 6, 2005 Gladney approached the victim, Brian Griffin, who was scheduled to testify in the homicide trial of his brother, at E. 25th Street and Harford Road and shot him in the stomach.

The murder trial of Teon Hall, 28, of Annapolis, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. tomorrow before Judge Paul E. Alpert. The Baltimore City Grand jury indicted Hall March 14, 2005 for first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Craig Morris, 32. Court documents allege Hall shot and killed Mr. Morris February 18, 2005 in front of the Ritz Cabaret on South Broadway. Hall was also indicted for the attempted first-degree murder of a second victim who survived the shooting. Police said at the time that they believe the murders were a case of mistaken identity.

Classes are going on as scheduled at Woodlawn High, though the body of a man was found on the school track early this morning.

A body was found near the train tracks in Perryman, Harford County, gender, age, race undetermined.

Yes indeed, they're even arresting the clergy now. Yet not the crackheads at 3508 Elm Avenue. Go figure.

If having a gun's a crime, then only criminals will have guns. Criminals and deer hunters. And deer-hunting criminals.

Unsolved Mysteries:
Did Friends of Martin off businessmanRobert Clay? Why are major parts of the police report blacked out?

Was Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, teacher at Keough High School, murdered by a priest who wanted to keep her from telling what she knew about his sexual abuse of students?

What hit-and-run driver struck five gals sitting in a parked car in Reiserstown?.