Saturday, February 3, 2007

Feb. 3 evening

A man was found dead in Harwood, AAC (not Baltimore City).

The mother of a 28-year-old man shot to death by a 13-year-old during a robbery in Baltimore is now part of a mothers' group in Harlem working to get illegal guns off the street.

Rozza Alston was arrested for stabbing 80-year-old Lilli Segal Jan. 26 at the Norf Abenue KFC.

Police shot and wounded a man after he fired at them during a drug arrest near Green Mount* Cemetery.
* two words? Really?

PGC police are going undercover to catch the UM Peepy Snuggler, and students are on high alert: "We keep the doors locked all the time; that's a big security thing with us."

Horrid sexual assault against a "heavily medicated" woman at HoCo General Hospital.

The Post also asks, What happened to the Rachels? It's sounding like a suicide-pact thing.

February 3

A man [30] was shot to death yesterday in the Sugar Hill Tavern on Druid Hill Ave., and a Sun reporter was chased away by "an unruly customer."

Two inmates were stabbed at the House of Correction in Jessup.

Alleged deliveryman Brandon Clark died after being shot at the home of off-duty P.G. police officer Keith Washington.

The bodies of Rachel Smith and Rachel Crites were found in Loudon County, VA.

Friday, February 2, 2007

February 2

The Court of Special Appeals has reversed the murder and conspiracy convictions of Clayton Damon Colkley and Darnell Fields, charged with the 2003 shooting of James "Buck" Bowens. The lower court had "concluded that the state failed to show that the defendants and their attorneys had been properly informed of the contents of a jury note inquiring about the guns and shell casings used in the shooting."

Ryan L. Holliman, 23, was shot and killed yesterday near Club Mate and Lounge in Brooklyn [29].
The 22-year-old woman killed yesterday on the 800 block of Hilton St. was ID'd as Stephanie Stevens, 22, of Martinsburg, West Virginia.
The Examiner recounts January's 28 homicides plus the shooting of home-invasion suspect Isaac Pitts in tidy, chronological order.

In East Baltimore, a man was shot by police after he fired at officers who were arresting a suspected dealer.

Arrests of an (alleged) murderer and 16-year-old (alleged) armed carjacker in the Blotter, a man stabbed in the stomach after a bump at the bus stop.

Deputy Police Commissioner Col. Frederick Bealefeld: "What kind of society do we have when anyone can decide at their whim who dies?"

Do you work at a community organization in a crappy neighborhood? The Baltimore City Health Department's Office of Youth Violence Prevention wants to give you money.

Fauntleroy, Little LordA Baltimore City jury convicted Dale Fauntleroy, now 22, (not to be confused with Cedric, left) of the 2500 block of Woodbrook Ave. of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon yesterday. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours following two days of testimony from four State's witnesses. Judge John M. Glynn will sentence Fauntleroy on June 4, 2007. He faces a maximum possible prison term of 35 years; 20 for the conspiracy and 15 for the robbery. On January 9, 2006 a City jury acquitted Fauntleroy of armed robbery and handgun counts and hung on the remaining counts that prosecutors retried this week. On October 29, 2004 Fauntleroy attempted to rob an off duty Mass Transit Police Officer with an unknown caliber handgun while they were both inside a carry-out in the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Ave.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Agg. assaults w/ gun

Jan. 14 - Jan. 27th (plus one from the 13th that didn't make the last update)

Northwestern District:

1/15 - 3700 block Park Heights Ave, 21215 (two victims)
1/20 - 3600 block Woodland Ave, 21215 (two victims)
1/27 - 5200 block Florence Ave, 21215

Northern District:

1/23 - 5600 block The Alameda, 21239
1/24 - 3100 block N Calvert St, 21218

Northeastern District:

1/16 - 3100 block Annetta Ave, 21213
1/16 - 2700 block Harford Rd, 21218
1/23 - 5500 block Frankford Ave, 21206
1/24 - 3100 block Erdman Ave, 21213

Western District:

1/16 - 2200 block Braddish Ave, 21216
1/19 - 1900 block W Lafayette Ave, 21217
1/22 - 700 block N Carrollton Ave, 21217
1/22 - 2400 block Druid Hill Ave, 21217
1/25 - 1800 block N Ashburton St, 21216 (two victims)

Central District:

1/23 - 100 block E Fayette St, 21202
1/25 - 400 block Key Hwy, 21230
1/25 - 100 block N Howard St, 21201
1/25 - 700 block Druid Park Lake Dr, 21217

Eastern District:

1/13 - 1400 block N Eden St, 21213
1/19 - 1900 block Harford Rd, 21218
1/20 - 1200 block Greenmount Ave, 21202
1/24 - 1200 block N Luzerne Ave, 21213
1/27 - 1800 block N Wolfe St, 21213
1/27 - 1600 block Cliftview Ave, 21213

Southwestern District:

1/22 - 100 block Diener Pl, 21229
1/27 - 2100 block Chelsea Ter, 21216

Southern District:

1/25 - 800 block Light St, 21230

Southeastern District:

1/15 - 4800 block Eastern Ave, 21224
1/16 - 6300 block Brown Ave, 21224
1/20 - 1400 block Mosander Way, 21224

February 1

An unidentified couple from West Virginia was shot at Gwynns Falls Park while meeting "with a man about money." She [28] was shot repeatedly in the upper body and pronounced dead at Shock Trauma; he was shot in the hand and taken in for questioning.

The above link also provides the first mention of Vernon Dredden's [27] murder in East Baltimore on Saturday night. Dredden was walking on N. Chester St. when another man shot him repeatedly in the chest.

The feds are still looking for Jermarl/Jemarl/Jemaral Jones and they're offering a $5,000 reward. Jones is not currently a suspect in Sintia Mesa's murder.

Officer David Hare Jr. is in good condition after being shot by a fellow BPD officer yesterday.

There was a carjacking/shooting in the Northeast on Monday night, and a double shooting in East Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon.

Looks like a future serial killer is practicing on the Canada Geese at Fort Armistead Park.

The two Rachels are still missing from Montgomery County. Despite no suspicion of foul play, investigators are "concerned about the girls' emotional states."

Olinda Aparicio was sentenced for transporting women, mostly illegal immigrants, to DC for week-long prostitution sprees.

A substitute teacher and two counselors in Germantown are charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy.

Kevin Clark is fighting to come back to Baltimore.

Is it okay to search for crack in the crack?

Gotta love those "grandiose statements about the meaning of life."

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

January 31

Police shot a home-invasion suspect on the 2900 block of Rockrose Avenue in Northwest Baltimore.
(Thanks Lurtiss)

"A 20-year prisoner who disemboweled a fellow inmate in gang warfare but maintained he acted in self-defense was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole."

Anna Ditkoff recounts the murders of Dante Watson, Bonita Madden, Anton Jones, Jr. and an unid'd man [16-20].

ANOTHER police officer has been shot, this time in a "friendly fire" accident. Fortunately, the bullet struck his vest and his injuries are not life-threatening.

After writing a confessional letter to police, state inmate Robert Preston Howard has been charged for the 1994 shooting of James Earl Singleton in Park Heights.

The feds were tracking Sintia Mesa's car because of her boyfriend's alledged drug dealing. Mesa and Jermarl/Jemarl A. Jones were also reportedly storing cash in a storage unit.

Bowling Brook School staff say they thought Isaiah Simmons was pretending to be asleep.

Two Fredneck teens (allegedly) joined Bloods, smoked some crack, then carjacked, robbed and shot minivan driver.

Girls Gone Wild: A 15-year-old girl tried to poison a basketball player on her school's team. And a Calverton Middle School student stabbed two of her classmates with a pen.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

January 30 Evening

17 Years in Cold-Case Murder
Judge Martin P. Welch sentenced Dennis James Wallace, 54, of the 3400 block of Leverton Avenue, to 17 years in prison for second- degree murder. Court documents allege that on July 31, 1983, police discovered William Gibson's decomposed body in a trash can which was placed in a wooden clothes locker outside a rear basement apartment located at 2221 Pratt Street. The landlord had complained of a strong foul odor coming from the apartment. Police identified Wallace as a potential suspect but 10 days after the incident he was no longer seen and his whereabouts were unknown until he was located on July 28, 2005.
Assistant State's Attorney Sam Yee prosecuted this case and Cold Case Homicide Detective Tyrone Francis investigated the case.

No more than 20 Years for Murder Gunman, No More Than 10 for Conspirators
Says the SA's office, today, Joshua Mills, age 21, of the 2500 block of Winchester Street, pled guilty to second-degree murder for shooting Antwon Torain, age 35, and co-defendants, Farrakhan Jenkins, age 22, of the 700 block of Payson Street, and Tavon Coleman, age 20, of the 500 block of North Brice Street, pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit First-Degree Murder for assisting Mills in this murder. They will be sentenced on March 23, 2007. The plea agreement calls for Mills to receive no more than 20 years in prison. Jenkins and Coleman will each receive no more than 10 years in prison. The murder occurred November 27, 2005 in the area of the 700 block of N. Payson Street. The victim had locked himself out of his car and asked the defendants for help in getting into his car. The defendants instead tried to sell the victim drugs. As a result of this conversation, the defendants got into an argument with the victim. Jenkins grabbed the victim and Coleman said something to the effect of "shoot the victim." Mills responded to this request by shooting the victim in the head and the neck. The victim died of these gunshot wounds.

January 30

The body of Morgan State alum Sintia Mesa [26] was found in her car's trunk in Northwest Baltimore. Police have determined that she was murdered and her body showed signs of trauma.

They took Kevin Fowlin's [25] paycheck and they shot him anyway.

The boy killed in Owings Mills over the weekend was identified as Kevin Evans Jr., the son of a Baltimore City police officer.

The man killed last week on E. Baltimore St. has been identified as Milan Walker [19]. The same article identifies Jermall K. Ford [24] as the man who was killed on Madison Ave. last Wednesday.

Isaiah Simmons' family is seeking criminal charges against the staff of Bowling Brook.

The car that Terrance Washington stole was found in Alabama, and Washington is suspected of stealing a pickup truck that "had several weapons on board."

Frederick resident James Drew will get 5 years for propositioning what he thought was a 13-year-old girl. Meanwhile, Anne Arundel perv William Villeda admitted to possessing child porn after offering images to an undercover agent online.

"Was the public benefited at all by the resources spent on her arrest and prosecution?"

Monday, January 29, 2007

January 29 afternoon

Brandy BrittonBrandy Britton, right, the former UMBC professor accused of prostitution, hanged herself in her HoCo home.

Puzzling metaphor of the day:"I'm not saying a black person's a magic bullet ..."

January 29

A 24-year-old man, Kevin A. Fowlin [25], was shot and killed on W. Rogers Avenue in Northwest Baltimore on Saturday night.

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed on Old Coach Lane in Owings Mills last night.

A 25-year-old man, Darrell Letike R. Hamilton, was beaten and killed on Morris Hill Avenue in Glen Burnie early Saturday morning.

Former community association president and alleged child abuser Michael B. Martin is charged with trying to hire someone to murder a prosecutor in his case.

Students at Bowling Brook Prep say there's more to Isaiah Simmons' death than meets the eye. Meanwhile, school officials want "speculation over the teenager's death to cease."

Ten people were arrested and charged with various crimes after police found Elizabeth Carter alive in a West Baltimore rowhouse. Carter's mother calls this a lesson for kids to "just trust (your parents) that they've got you covered, they're looking out for you." Assuming, of course, your parents aren't holed up in a West Baltimore rowhouse with a 14-year-old girl.

Edward Williams was arrested for robbing an off-duty cop by pointing a gun at her daughter's head.

More on Saturday's anti-crime march at McCulloh Homes. It remains to be seen whether any of the march's participants will do anything else to fight against Baltimore's culture of violence.

A surprising amount of cigar-related crime over the weekend.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

January 28

Hoon Seong No, 32, was shot to death during a robbery in PGC.

Jill Carter: "I'm outraged at the violence and outraged by the lack of outrage." Oh yeah? Not only am I outraged, I'm also affronted, angry, annoyed, antagonized, bitter, chafed, choleric, convulsed, cross, displeased, enraged, exacerbated, exasperated, ferocious, fierce, fiery, fuming, furious, galled, hateful, heated, hot, huffy, ill-tempered, impassioned, incensed, indignant, inflamed, infuriated, irascible, irate, ireful, irritable, irritated, maddened, nettled, offended, passionate, piqued, provoked, raging, resentful, riled, sore, splenetic, storming, sulky, sullen and vexed, so there!

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a black man in Prince George's County who was arrested and detained for 19 days for a crime allegedly committed by a white man who shared his name.

Weird! A study found that serial killers are more common in the Western U.S. than the Northeast.