Saturday, January 20, 2007

January 20

More on Thursday's murder/suicide [18] on North Calhoun Street.
Fox reported last night that the eight-year-old daughter was the one who called the police.

Jemini Jones: "I never had sexual intercourse with that woman."

The civil-rights lawsuit against the city goes on. Former Baltimore Police Internal Affairs Chief Zeinab Rabold testified that she found a dead rat and racist flier on her car.

A teenaged suspect was shot to death by MoCo Police.

City cops are searching for an aging queen, European playboy or other "fashion-conscious gentleman" who burgled Gian Marco Menswear.

The scrunchie has left the building: top jailer Mary Ann Saar is out, and Gary Maynard, 63, is in! (Isn't it unusual to hire someone who's two years from retirement?)
Back by popular demand, the stolen Pug link.
The Pikesville Molotov cocktail is none too comforting, either ...

[mocking of Mike Schuh deleted out of respect for the dead]

Scratch that!

I woke up with a sore throat and might not make it but I'll try...
ps., if anyone has a copy of yesterday's post, in their cache or whatever, please send it to me.

Friday, January 19, 2007

January 19, evening

Rodney Thomas, aka "Skinny Suge," 31, of the 2500 block of Edmondson Avenue, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault on Wednesday before the Honorable Martin P. Welch. Thomas was sentenced to 15 years in prison, however, Judge Welch suspended all but three years, ordered a three-year-term of probation and $1,471 restitution to the victim. While outlining the facts of the plea to the court, prosecutor Rita Wistoff-Ito noted that the victim recognized and knew the defendant from his appearance in the "Stop Fucking Snitching Vol. 1" DVD. The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Thomas May 1, 2006 for first-degree assault. Court documents allege that on February 13, 2006 following an argument with the victim, Thomas assaulted an employee of the USA Boutique in Mondawmin Mall striking her in the head. The victim also sustained a chipped bottom tooth, black eye, bruised lip and a fractured nose from the attack. In a separate incident on February 18, 2006, Thomas was charged with robbery. That case was nol prossed following the plea agreement in the above matter, says the SA's office.

Today in Circuit Court a Baltimore City jury found Terrance Wynn guilty of robbery with a deadly weapon; plain old robbery; first-degree assault; two counts of second-degree assault; theft over $500; wear, carry, transport and use of a handgun during a crime; two counts of reckless endangerment and and two counts of false imprisonment. Say the facts:
In the late afternoon of Sunday, August 28, 2004 Terrence Wynn entered the home of Curtis Stokes in the 3100 block of Ravenwood Avenue under the guise of purchasing a T-shirt. He and an accomplice robbed and assaulted Mr. Stokes, Ms. Darlene Richardson, and Ms. Sagundra Poole of approximately $40,000 in cash, goods, CD’s, clothing, a cell phone and jewelry. Terrence Wynn and his accomplice then falsely imprisoned the three victims in Mr. Stokes' basement while fleeing the scene. Terrence Wynn faces a possible 170 years of incarceration at sentencing scheduled for March 26, 2007 in Part Four.

Oooh, The Sun now has a way to filter just the Baltimore City news. So handy for those of us who don't like to waste time thinking about anywhere else!

Cap'n Karl Hickerson was charged with 95 counts of being a pervert.

Apparently, Kenneth Trivett thought drugs and helicopters would go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

"...But I don't think that any of us want to think of Baltimore as a city that knows how to make excuses." Actually, Sheila, I don't want to think of Baltimore as a city where nearly 300 people are murdered each year. Do you think you can help with that, or will we get more excuses?

Wow... we've sunk to stealing pugs. That's wrong on so many levels, I don't even know where to start.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

January 18, part II

21-year-old Dante Watson is murder victim #17. He was stabbed in his Northeast apartment on Monday night and died on Tuesday.

Jennifer Ann Kruszynski is missing and suspected dead; her ex-boyfriend implicated himself in his suicide note.

A federal cop and a Virginia State Trooper were beaten and robbed in Canton. Both were in town to attend Det. Troy Chesley's funeral and show support to the Baltimore PD.

Good to know that the Navy and the Secret Service are unofficially protecting our malls.

Armed robbery at the Rotunda, and a 17-year-old in a stolen Jeep tried to run down the police.

Things are looking bad for Jemini Jones.

Careful with that O'Douls: you might get charged with an open container violation

A transgendered woman got busted during her attempt to become transidentified.

The state has four years to fix the city jail.

There's a joke in here somewhere about the crime of O'Malley being governor and Dixon being mayor. It just isn't feeling funny to me this morning.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

January 18

A woman was punched in the face and had her purse stolen at the Waverly Giant.

January 17

The funeral was held for Detective Chesley, who "lived well and lived right."

One of the guns found with Chesley's accused killer was confiscated by police in 2001.

Vehicular manslaughter was added to the charges against Lazara Arellano de Hogue in the dragging death of 3-year-old Elijah Cozart.

A 52-year-old city cab driver was shot in the neck by one of his passengers.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in Annapolis this morning.

Okay, so it's Trooper Rafeal Reyes, not Rayes. And it's not merely teenage girls he likes, it's teenage relatives. Nice.

Luvine Summers got 10 years for robbing a bank in Ellicott City.

Badges and uniforms are missing from BWI: Dutch is pissed but the TSA says it's all good.

Sometimes it's hard to know which end of the knife is pointy.

Note to car thieves: It's much easier to get away if you don't take a shortcut through someone's living room.

This way, my teeth can fall out before they get too yellowed from all the coffee I drink.

Sheila likes Hamm's "ability to provide stability and consistency..." Interesting.

"The Modell's Give Disadvantage Kids An Education". I wonder if headline writer's at WJZ are included in those being educate.

Hi, Clubhouse!

Well, that wasn't so bad... Anna Ditkoff certainly seems to share the collective outrage r.e. the lack of outrage...
ps. Burg, you look just like Jason Schwartzman <-high compliment!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

We call it "the Baltimore"

Hey Ladies"Its many features include compartments for emergency morphine ... Built into the forearms are a small recording device, a pepper-spray gun and a detachable transponder that can be swallowed in case of trouble."

January 16

Two teenage girls, one of them pregnant, were shot in Park Heights.

David Wesley was arrested for trying to kill his brother-in-law and setting fire to his front lawn.

State Trooper Rafael Rayes has been suspended and charged with liking teenage girls way too much.

Questions remain about activist/businessman Robert Clay's alleged suicide, and police continue to be uncooperative.

Sheila's going to bring us a "more holistic approach to crime". This should be good.

Convicted murderer Lawrence Borchardt doesn't want to be murdered killed by the will of the people of Maryland.

Cynthia Putty has returned home safely.

The Examiner headline says it all: "Columbia Mall seeing increase in crime and accidents as it expands."

It's like Romeo and Juliet, but with the guards as the Montagues and the inmates as the Capulets.

We cant spel.

Skateboarding is not a crime. Stealing skateboards, however, is.

Lots of purse snatchings, cell phone robberies, and stolen computers.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Serious, starting next month...

Tuesday, January 9, Hamm talks to Sentementes and Linskey for an article:
"Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm said that officials who participate in the city's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council - a group of elected officials, law enforcement agency representatives and others - 'need to start getting serious about getting people off the street.'"

Wednesday, January 10, as in, the next damn day:
Hamm is a no-show at the CJCC meeting.
Only one person from the police department (James Green, director of special projects) bothered to go.

January 15

Richard Crane was shot to death on Saturday afternoon in an "ambush-style killing" on E. 29th St. Crane is the 16th homicide in 2007.

Wayne Baboolal was charged in the murder of Washeeda Ali Siahpoush, the Virginia woman whose body was found in Owings Mills.

47-year-old Cynthia Putty has been missing since January 4.

Funny how when people at the Harbor are targeted, a meeting about crime just isn't adequate. No, this time, they've called for a school assembly!!! (Oh, and students from Digital Harbor High are "no longer allowed to walk through the Harbor but must walk around it." How does one walk through a Harbor?)

Gun advocates are trying to give us the right to carry concealed weapons.

The mayor of Aberdeen is taking on the City Council over a date book.

I wonder if the possibility of a felony conviction is really worth $2?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

January 14

A vieweing is scheduled today for murdered detective Troy Chesley.

Hammy wants more "community policing." He even took time from his busy meeting schedule to meet with career offenders and warn them.

Likes: federally funded trips to Miami Beach and San Francisco. Dislikes: Those annoying kids who keep causing trouble.

A look at the policies regarding alleged sex offenders in HoCo schools.

No, dammit... she said "Outrage," not "Outage."