Friday, July 14, 2006

July 14

Charles Harris survived being shot in both arms during a robbery last week; he wasn't so lucky on Wednesday evening. (#140)

A young man's body (#141) was found in an abandoned West Baltimore rowhouse, apparently the victim of a shooting.

A. Robert Kaufman, everyone's favorite Socialist Senate candidate, helped catch the suspected killer of Justice T. Georgie. Georgie was murdered in front of his wife and son during a May robbery at his wife's hair salon.

Kyvelle Jamaas Martin, 22, is being sought by Harford County police for fatally shooting Kevin Harold Rowlette in the face.

The man shot and killed by Southern District police has been ID'd as Antonio Shields.

The "blue granular substance" is looking more like a red herring. Also, a second juror was dismissed from the trial.

Sixteen people, mostly low-level dealers, were arrested during a federal drug investigation in Anne Arundel.

The judge in Lamar Owens' court martial case accused the prosectution of having "weak facts" and "anemic witnesses."

Memphis news anchor Ron Meroney surrendered to Maryland authorities on Wednesday on a 1974 charge of statuatory rape.

Loans for security cameras are being made to five Baltimore County shopping centers to help them be compliant with laws passed in the wake of William A. Bassett's murder at Towson Town Center.

Shucks. No more college nights at the Iguana Cantina. Now where can we go to watch drunk 18-year-olds make complete asses of themselves?

And in today's Blotter, we have two people arrested for two separate shootings, a 20-year-old woman shot in Brooklyn, a 19-year-old beaten with brass knuckles, a 43-year-old robbed at gunpoint, and a stolen Dodge.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

July 13

The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Phillip Carter, 19, and Latar Bradshaw, 23, both of the 3100 block of North Bruce Street; for attempted murder and robbery. Gregory Kulla, 37, was indicted for accessory after the fact. Court documents allege that on February 25, after witnessing a minor traffic accident westbound in the 200 block of East Fayette Street between the victim, Carl Schoettler, 74, and Gregory Kulla, Phillip Carter and Latar Bradshaw, who were across the street at a bus stop from the accident, walked across the street and punched Schoettler in the head. Kulla allegedly drove Carter and Bradshaw away from the scene.

At a hearing today, Ronald McClary, 60, of West Pratt Street, pled guilty to second-degree murder. Judge Allen L. Schwait sentenced McClary to 12 years(!!) in prison. On September 20, 2005 McClary shot and killed his wife, Eartha McClary, 44, in their home.

At a bail review hearing today for David Piccione, charged with kidnapping, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and reckless endangerment, Judge Barbara Waxman ordered Piccione held without bail. He was initially held on $500,000. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for August 11 in North Avenue District Court.

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the face outside an Edgewood home yesterday.

A 28-year-old died after being stabbed (#139) on Sheridan Ave. in North Baltimore, and a victim is in critical condition after being shot in the head in West Baltimore.

An officer in South Baltimore fatally shot a suspected gunman during a foot chase in Pigtown.

40-year-old Mark Anthony "Cat" Brooks is being sought for the murder of Russell Eugene Duckworth Jr. on June 24 in Cherry Hill.

21-year-old Chase Maran Williams was arrested for stabbing Ravens linebacker Roderick Green.

A shooting at a Glen Burnie Sunoco station resulted in one victim being admitted to Shock Trauma.

Testimony about a "blue granular substance" found on clothes at the crime scene where three children were murdered in 2004.

Kevin Siler was sentenced for raping a 17-year-old girl on April 25, 1981.

Gary Roger Chamberlain got four years for molesting a 10-year-old girl. The girl and her family recanted their story and said the attack never happened.

Questions in the Lamar Owens rape case as to whether the accuser invited him back to her hotel room while she was drunk.

Three men were arrested and charged with robbing a Jessup hotel, and have been linked to other robberies in the area.

A Parkville gun dealer lost his license but still gets to sell his 700-piece inventory.

Three people were charged with trying to smuggle heroin into the Western Correctional Institution.

Things have gone to hell in a hurry in DC, with tourists robbed at the mall, a British citizen's throat slit in Georgetown (and a police officer urging residents to report any suspicious activity, like, say, the presence of black people) and the police chief declaring a city-wide "crime emergency."

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

July 12, afternoon

The Canela/Espinoza case lost another juror, arrested over the weekend for domestic assault. Of the 12 juorors and four alternates that remain, there are nine women, five men, two white people, three morbidly obese people, 12 blacks, no hispanics. This afternoon a forensics expert was on the stand, and while most of the questioning was dull and tedious, did mention the poignant detail that two of the three childrens' underpants had urine stains. Yesterday a neighbor placed Policarpio (the children's uncle) and Adan Canela (their cousin) sneaking around the bushes at the crime scene (or as JZ would say, the "murder seen") the day before the killings.

Meanwhile, CJCC was uneventful. Though yesterday's Duly Wretched article promised a three-way catfight, the most newsworthy item was that Mary Anne Saar, resplendent in fushia and a black scrunchie, announced that a new juvenile facility will be built in the next three years around the intersection of Madison and Monument streets. Sheila Dixon, thin as a whip, ate a chicken sandwich the size of her head and a devilled egg. Rod J. Rosenstein (who dislikes raw broccoli) and Jason Weinstein, fresh from locking up Bam and Itchy, were both wearing amazing pinstripe suits. Marcus Brown said that violent crime is down by two percect, murder's down, and overall crime this year is even with last year. In the kitchen, a guy who works at Fox said they were going to improve their site soon so you can link to their stories. Rumor had it that yesterday, when two guys were asked to leave the courthouse but didn't, police beat the crap out of them near the fourth-floor elevators, sending both to the hospital.

Not satisfied with being a dog walker, passionate lover and beer taster, Stephan Fogleman is running against Patricia Jessamy for State's Attorney.

Oscar Cervantes-Alvarez got 16 months for immigration document fraud, and Corey Howard Richardson got 46 years for guns n crack.

Police are looking for Chase M. Williams, accused of stabbing football player Roderick Green.

O'Malley haters have embraced the blogopshere.

July 12

Darrell Robinson (#138) was the man shot to death yesterday morning in West Baltimore. His father was the the first person to find him.

An inmate at the Maryland House of Corrections in Jessup was fatally stabbed with a homemade knife yesterday.

I missed linking to Murder Ink last week, so here's a summary of last week and this week: Said Sawab's March 22 death has been removed from the murder count pending an FBI decision on the case. 80-year-old Clyde Lewis killed 66-year-old Thomas Batty (#133) in the lobby of the apartment home where both men lived. Sheldon Anderson (#137) was shot in the face on Edmondson Ave. Kareem Foster (#134) was shot repeatedly in Cherry Hill on July 2. Irvin Conley (#135) was stabbed while trying to break up a fight in the Northeast. Elroy Long (#136) was shot to death in his car on Long Island Ave.; witnesses said before he was shot, he appeared to be reaching for a loaded gun that was found in his car.

Kidnapper David Piccione was arrested in Harford County last night, and his 25-year-old victim was unharmed.

New questions about a drop in violent crime arrests.

More info on the three men who were shot (but not killed) in the Southwest on Monday.

The FBI has decided that Rey Rivera's last note was a stream-of-consciousness poem and not a suicide note. His family maintains that he was a victim of foul play.

Dontae Nichols got 30 years for shooting Montrell Williams with a shotgun at a party.

Marquis Moore got five years for kidnapping and attempting to choke to death his ex-girlfriend.

Stealing scooters at gunpoint and watching his brother shoot a girl in the face during a game of Russian Roulette are just part of the fun of being Mike Foster.

He may be a bad swimmer, but he's a mighty fine escape artist.

Baltimore County is getting $110,000 to help monitor sex offenders.

No more detox in the box.

Vegetarianism in Carroll County has never looked so good.

One hundred cats and the body of an 84-year-old woman were found in a condemned home in Dover. The woman's two daughters have been arrested.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

July 11

Police are seeking 28-year-old kidnapper David Piccione, driving a silver Honda with the tag MAZ-586.

The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Devren Deshazo, 20, for first-degree murder and a handgun count. Court documents allege that on June 19 police responded to the 300 block of Dennison Street after hearing gunshots. Police observed the victim, Ryan Mills, 23, attempting to gain entry to the house and the suspect, Deshazo, firing at Mills. Deshazo fled the scene and police caught him a short time later without incident.

arbuckleOn July 7 the Baltimore City Grand Jury harshed the mellow of one John Arbuckle, 33, of the 1900 block of East Pratt Street, indicting him for "manufacturing" (aka growing) Righteous Bushes and possession with the intent to distribute in excess of 50 pounds, plus other giggle-weed-related counts. Court documents allege that on June 9 someone snitched to the Man that a white male, later identified as John Arbuckle, was selling boucoup de wacky terbacky from a premise in the 1900 block of East Pratt Street and was using the premises to store said chiba. On June 13 5-0 was at the do' and police recovered suspected Mary Jane and other drug paraphernalia. If convicted, maximum penalties are as follows: growing the chronic: 5 years/$15,000; possession with intent to distribute: 5 years/$15,000; possession of the 420: 1 year/$1,000; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 pounds: 5 years without parole; paraphernalia: $500 fine; paraphernalia: $500 fine; paraphernalia: $500 and carrying a concealed jammy: 3 years/$1,000.

On July 16, 2002 Donald Smothers and Anthony Wallace murdered Phillip Kent, 22, during a home invasion at 2218 Round Road. A Baltimore City jury convicted Smothers and Wallace of first-degree murder in January 2003, but the Court of Special Appeals vacated the guilty verdicts 21 months later due to the improper admission of both defendants' prior criminal convictions at trial. At a hearing today, Smothers, 29, pled guilty to second-degree murder and Wallace, 26, pled guilty to manslaughter. Judge Allen L. Schwait, sentenced Wallace to six years in prison. Smothers faces a maximum of 30 years in prison when he is sentenced September 12.

A triple shooting last night in the Southwestern.

Timothy Meadows, 17, got four years, and Kenneth George, 26, got three for involvement in the attempted murder of 21-year-old Paige Boyd in Remington.

Methadone mom Gina Camponeschi of Dundalk got eight years for the the OD death of her two-year-old daughter Adriana.

Evil son Zachary Neiman had been charged with assaulting his parents prior to shooting his mother, Rae Bajus.

Lt. Clarence W. Bell Jr., state police commander and candidate for County Executive, was struck by remote control, punched in eye by wife, neglected to pay mortgage. There were 1,735 assault incidents against Baltimore officers last year.

They're shroomin' at Hopkins!

Enjoy documentaries about violent Salvadorean gangs?
Then you'll ♥ "18 With a Bullet" tonight on PBS.

Keith Ray, the North Baltimore carjacker/robber, was released from a 14-year prison stint on April 7. Proof positive that our prison system truly works! Charges against him have increased to 10, with more to come.

Five people were chosen -- four of them Naval Academy grads -- to participate in the court martial process for Navy quarterback Lamar Owens.

Looks like there's an aspriring Sheila Dixon staffer working at the Maryland School for the Deaf.

Bmore living tip: Don't forget to go to 7-11 for your free Slurpee®!

Monday, July 10, 2006

July 10

Warning: this is awful. At a hearing today, Andre Broadway, 47, of 2316 Winder Street 21230, pled guilty to sexual child abuse and recieved no jail time for forcing his 14-year-old daughter to perform oral sex on him last August 2nd. Judge Allen L. Schwait sentenced Broadway to a suspended 15 year prison term, five years of probation, ordered him to register as a convicted child sexual offender, have no unsupervised contact with children under 18 and to undergo alcohol and drug screening and evaluation and treatment as needed for sexual offenders.

The murder trial of Tyrone Beane, originally scheduled to begin today, was postponed AGAIN. No courts were available. A pre-trial motions hearing was specially set before Judge Wanda K. Heard, 540 Courthouse East, for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 13. A trial date was specially set before Judge Heard for 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 17.

Keith Ray, the suspected home invader / carjacker / abductor / armed robber, was arrested and charged with three robberies in Central Baltimore. (Funny how WJZ refers to the crimes as "burglaries.")

Elroy Long (#136) was the man who was fatally shot in the back while driving in Southwestern Baltimore.

Ravens linebacker Roderick Green was stabbed in a Reisterstown bowling alley after he bumped into someone. After stabbing him, the attacker unsuccessfully tried to chase Green down as he ran through the parking lot.

Today's Blotter tells of two men who tried 13 times to shoot each other, but only succeeded in shooting two innocent bystanders.

25-year-old Zachary T. Neiman was arrested in Pasadena for fatally shooting his 53-year-old mother on Saturday night.

The trial of Lamar Owens, the Navy quarterback who was charged with rape in 2005, is scheduled to begin jury selection today.

The Fast and the Furious: Westminster, Maryland.

Trouble in the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Sunday, July 9, 2006

July 9

Hidden down at the bottom of the Sun's Regional Digest is Baltimore City murder #136, an unidentified 20-year-old man who was shot while driving in Southwest Baltimore.

One woman is dead after a double shooting in Pasadena that Anne Arundel police describe as a domestic incident.

Another dubious record: Maryland is one of the leading states for bank robberies, and we're doing pretty well with ATM thefts, also.