Friday, February 16, 2007

February 16

Eugene Parker, 31, was arrested for the murder of Harold Robinson, a security guard at Club International.

District Judge Blake ordered Jermarl A. Jones held in custody, instead of allowing him to be released to a halfway house (customary soon after a heroin-dealing arrest, I gather)

kirsten ann kinleyPedophile of the day: Kirsten Ann Kinley of HoCo, left, who had sex with a 15-year-old and sent him "inappropriate" photos and text messages.
Runner up: Mark Bartles, who used peer-to-peer networking software to download and share images of child pornography with his peers. The FBI found him by his ISP.

Nathan R. Chapman, sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for defrauding the Maryland pension system of millions of dollars and stealing from his public companies, had his jail time reduced by a third by a federal judge Friday. Booo.

A couple of cocaine-filled guitars were found at BWI.
"Drugs and rock ’n’ roll have always gone together — but not quite like this." HAW!!

From last week's NYT: "The Needle and the Damage Done," about how grody lethal injection can be, and American discomfort with the Death Penalty. ("the twitching, the moaning, we can't even tolerate that.")

Thursday, February 15, 2007

February 15

Sheila D. is looking at merging the school police with the city police. (WBAL has some oddly capitalized "man on the street" interviews with local denizens.)
Olesker: Hop off the trash truck and get in a police car already!

Remember the tragic Remington halfway-house triple murder of Nathan Gulliver, Antwon Arthur, and Steven Matthews? Prosecutors say it was all over a $125 debt.

Two people pled guilty to a gun battle that ended at a Dundalk supermarket.

AAC police are looking for 17-year-old "Zel" Tuell for the murder of Terrance A. Powell. Powell's 15-year-old brother was also a murder victim in Annapolis six years ago.

Dr. Nelson H. Hendler of the Mensana clinic pleaded guilty to a drug distribution charge in the County and got 150 hours of community service and 18 months of supervised probation.

Pervertito del giorno: HoCo officials finally tracked down Gilbert Blackman in Arizona. Blackman, a convicted child abuser, disappeared 10 years ago after violating probation.

A teddy bear vendor was beaten and robbed in the Southern.

Our city's fine bail bondsmen can get your loved ones out of the slammer for as low as $500.

Politics Corner
Annapolis Alderwoman Julie Stankivic is "living in a community that has been besieged." She is, of course, referring to cab drivers who honk their horns.

It looks as if Olesker shamed O'Malley's brother into taking down the sign, and shoveling the walk.

Ten candidates shall now commence clawing their way into Stephanie R Blake's District 6 City Council seat. Also leaving: Paula Johnson Branch of the 13th (and Keiffer Mitchell of the 11th).

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

February 14

In fiscal 2006, the department spent $29 million on overtime.
The department remains short about 160 officers -- or an average of nearly 18 officers per district.

... I declare, someone really needs to mail 160 bags of dog doo to HQ every day. Or dead rats. Or perhaps a melange of surprises!

Justin Fenton: "In his first court appearance, Charles Eugene Burns, the 35-year-old Harford County man charged with killing one of four women whose bodies were found in remote areas, lashed out yesterday at a judge and his attorneys, saying he has been 'kept in the dark' about his trial."

The CSA remanded the case of Maouloud Baby vs. MD back to the circuit court for another trial on account of the confusing instructions given to the jury after they asked, "If a female consents to sex initially and, during the course of the sex act to which she consented, for whatever reason, she changes her mind and the ... man continues until climax, does the result constitute rape?" (Very long story short: the answer is "no.")

Perv du jour: A guy in a white van driving around Annapolis trying to abduct children.

Peter UrbanowiczRunner up: Peter Urbanowicz, charged with four counts related to the improper touching of his four-year-old step-granddaughter.

Morgan State men's basketball coach Todd Bozeman surrendered to authorities in Farmville, VA yesterday afternoon. The MSU basketball coach was wanted for "Class 1 assault and battery and Class 3 curse and abuse."

Former O'Malley supporter: please take your giant gdd'd sign back, Gov!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

February 13

Alusine KamaraAlusine Kamara, 26, was fatally shot early Sunday [33]. His brother, Ansumana, 24, and one Mustapha Aruna, 26, were wounded in the incident in an alley in the 1800 block of W. Baltimore St.
Ansumana the younger is in critical condition at Shock Trauma.
"Police said Aruna was shot in a leg, but keys in his pants pocket took the brunt of the bullet."
The older Kamara brother Alusine was a musician who'd studied production at London CM.

Also, Conswelo Walker, 28, of the 2600 block of E. "Northwern" Parkway, was arrested for attempted murder.

A Baltimore City jury convicted Ricardo Watson, 35, of the 1000 block of East Hoffman Street, of first degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence today. First degree murder carries a maximum prison term of life. The handgun count carries a maximum prison term of 20 years. Judge M. Brooke Murdock scheduled sentencing for April 17, 2007. Say court docs, "On March 25, 2006 Watson and the victim, Darren Green, 21, were attending a party at a house in the 1200 block of Maple Leaf Court [in the Oldtown neighborhood]. Watson shot Green eight times at point blank range in the torso."

Late yesterday a Baltimore City jury convicted Davon Jones, 19, of the 2400 block of Keyworth Avenue, of attempted first degree murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and conspiracy to use a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. The jury convicted Derrick Gardner, 20, of the 4500 block of Gardner Road of attempted second degree murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and conspiracy to use a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. Jurors heard three days of testimony and deliberated approximately two-and-a-half hours before reaching a verdict. Attempted first degree murder carries a maximum prison term of life. Attempted second degree murder carries a maximum prison term of 30 years. The handgun counts carry maximum prison terms of 20 years. Judge David Mitchell scheduled sentencing for March 27, 2007. Details:
On January 10, 2006, the victim, Jerome Smith, was walking in the 2500 block of Druid Park Drive when he was confronted by Gardner who asked Smith about $70 he owed their drug boss. Jones joined Gardner. Smith did not have the money and turned to flee. Gardner pulled out a silver revolver and shot Smith in the back. Smith stumbled across the street and fell down in the woods. Jones and Gardner followed and Jones took the handgun from Gardner and shot Smith himself. Lying prone, Smith held his arms up to defend himself and was hit on the inside of his upper forearm. Police responded minutes after the shooting and Smith was transported to Sinai Hospital were he was treated and released the next day. Smith was subsequently found guilty of violating his probation for drug distribution and is currently serving a two year sentence.
Harold Robinson [34] was the man who was killed at Club International on Sunday. Robinson was working security when two men who had been thrown out for peeing on the floor returned with a gun and opened fire on the security guards.

Police serving a warrant to a murder suspect in a home on Eastern Ave. in Dundalk shot and killed the suspect's father as he reached for a gun.

Whoa-Co Judge Neil E. Axel gave two days of jail time to Timothy Cerny, 47, caught on tape spitting on a neighbor during an arguement about the placement of grass-clipping bags during the course of an eight-year family feud.
Hope they put him next to Jack Carl "Bacon Grease and Antifreeze" Schroeder!

Aberdeen is following in O'Malley's footsteps and implementing a scaled-down version of CitiStat, complete with three crime cameras. Meanwhile, Marty O' is developing StateStat, "a shining example of government efficiency realized."

St. Mary's Hopsital: Whoops, we "lost" some patient data too!
(Don't they sell it all to Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble and Enfamil et al. anyway?)

News We Can Use (but will more likely ignore) Dept:
a nonprofit is going to conduct an in-depth study (at cost, we presume) to create a "baseline of economic indicators" for the city.

Monday, February 12, 2007

February 12

A Baltimore City jury convicted Paul Spriggs, 23 of attempted second degree murder, first degree assault and handgun counts on Friday. Attempted second-degree murder carries a maximum prison term of 30 years. Judge Alfred Nance scheduled sentencing for February 16. The report:
In the early morning hours of March 25, 2006 Spriggs arrived in the 1000 block of Cameron Avenue in a vehicle. Upon arrival, he exited and approached the victim, asking "where’s the green?" The victim started running and Spriggs fired at least nine shots – striking the victim four times. Spriggs then ran back to his car and fled the scene. An officer in the area heard the shots and was able to pull the vehicle over in the immediate area. A .38 caliber handgun was recovered from Spriggs' person. Assistant State's Attorney David M. Grzechowiak [Grr Shizh O wee ack?] of the Firearms Investigation Violence Enforcement (FIVE) Division prosecuted this case.

Four victims were shot, chased by police from Club International on West Baltimore Street. One may be dead [34?]

Murder 32 was ID'd as Dwight Evans, 32, and an unidentified man [33] was killed in the 1800 block of W. Baltimore St. early Sunday morning. (That's six blocks and 20 hours from the quadruple shooting at Club International.)

County police shot and killed an armed man while attempting to serve a warrant to the suspected murderer of Joseph Francis Hoffman, 51, found dead on Woodwell Road in Dundalk last Saturday (Feb 10).

fellsDomestic disturbances:
E: Mount de Sales and St. Agnes parish "Cathohlics" are rallying around Father Tim.

Perv de hoy: Dean Trout, 52, of Keymar, Carroll County, in the bathtub, 1970-80 (hence, new poll question).

The Box n Save robbers have been apprehended!

Don't Trash It!

ThnxsGd glorious BOTTLE and CAN day has arrived! (Don't stop Believe-ing, Hold on to that Feeling!)

Bag up your rinsed salsa jars, Bud Lite bottles, Bud Lite cans, Spaghettio cans, plastic kitty litter & laundry jugs and all your empty cans of anti-stink-spray.

NOT allowed: recycling bags full of dirty kitty litter, dead vermin and/or dog poo!

The Lēad VJJ

Sunday, February 11, 2007

February 11

A street vendor [32] was shot to death behind the East Baltimore church where he sold "everything from jackets to snacks." Neighbors and police tried to understand why anyone would kill the man.

Family members still have a lot of questions about the death of Army Sgt. Juwan Johnson, apparently killed during a "jumping in" for the Gangster Disciples in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Eric Hartley of The Capital recounts the "depressingly familiar tale" of the Tolbert brothers.

PCG: Slain 22-year-old furniture deliveryman Brandon D. Clark of Oxon Hill had a showing of 500+ at his funeral.

cute pet goatAAC police officers "'acted appropriately' when they stood by and watched two Siberian huskies maul three pet goats in Severn, county police said."

WIFI is a boon to kiddie-porn enthusiasts.

Wild times at the 'Deener's Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company, what with underage drinking, Maxim magazine, etc.

Job seekers are being targeted by phishing scams. (has anyone ever found an actual job on anyway?)

Good reading: Supreme details the extent of JHH's non-tax-paying suckage.