Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Juvenile shot by police

Baltimore PoliceDept P/O Involved Shooting-700 Blk Lexington St-Juvenile male shot in the stomach
The BPD's EEOC director resigned this morning, after a fake memo was planted in the EEOC file of an African-American officer.

20 Years for Couple Who Shot Hotel Worker

From the SAO:
At a sentencing hearing yesterday, Judge Paul Smith sentenced Darryl Newsome, 20, of the 900 block of North Bradford Street and Keya Gardner, 24, of the 800 block of N. Montford Avenue to 35 years suspend all but 20 years in prison and 30 years suspend all but 20 years in prison, respectively for attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault. Judge Smith also ordered both defendants to serve five years probation upon their release. The state had asked for life prison terms.

A Baltimore jury convicted Newsome and Gardner May 12, 2009.

Witnesses testified that on October 24, 2007 Keya Gardner got into a heated argument with Sean Levy, 21, while they were both working at the BWI Hilton. Shortly after the argument witnesses testified they overheard Gardner talking on her phone telling someone to “bring that thing.” Witnesses believed Gardner was referring to a gun. The state presented evidence proving that phone conversation was with Darryl Newsome, the boyfriend of Keya Gardner.

Because of the argument, Gardner and the victim were told by management to leave for the night. The victim went to his vehicle with another co-worker. During that time witnesses saw Darryl Newsome arrive in a silver vehicle with three unknown persons. Witnesses testified they heard Gardner speak to Newsome and point out Sean Levy to Mr. Newsome. Shortly after Gardner got into her vehicle with another co-worker. Sean Levy also got in his vehicle with a different co-worker to take that co-worker home. Witnesses reported Gardner began to follow the victim in her car. A high speed chase ensues along the I295 northbound corridor into Baltimore. Eventually, as they arrived near their destination, the victim reports that as he made a right turn. Gardner was unable to follow him. Witnesses then saw the same silver vehicle Darryl Newsome was driving earlier turn down the same street. As Sean Levy was parking his car he and witnesses saw the silver car pull up. Darryl Newsome then got out on the passenger side of the vehicle and began shooting at Sean Levy and his car. Sean Levy was shot multiple times in the upper torso and is now paralyzed from the waist down.

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Man killed outside of Eastside BP station

The Ink on last week's five murders

The CP has more on the lawsuit against correctional officer and alleged Bloods member Antonia Allison
and notes that Jefferey Anderson has moved to The Washington Times, :(, where he continues to cover government-sponsored groups with close gang ties that may or may not be effective.

The Belvedere's Suite Ultralounge is padlocked.

Stealing from a yeshiva, oh no! The assistant principal, no less! Writes the SAO,
At arraignment yesterday, Jay Kenneth Wagner, 32, of the 3400 block of Labyrinth Road pled guilty to continuing theft. Judge Timothy J. Doory sentenced Wagner to a suspended two-year prison term and two years probation. Wagner paid $13,717 in restitution in court yesterday.

Between January 18, 2007 and May 19, 2009 stole over $13,717 from Maimonides Academy/Yeshivat Rambam School. Wagner worked as assistant principal at the school. The theft was discovered by the school and involved a series of school checks taken by Wagner which were either cashed or deposited into his account. Assistant State’s Attorney and Economic Crimes Division Chief Elizabeth Ritter prosecuted this case.

Monday, October 19, 2009

15 years

... for man who bit a chunk of his "girlfriend's" nose off.
From the SAO:
Bowers pled guilty September 8, 2009 to first-degree assault.
On September 27, 2008 police responded to the 300 block of South Street for a domestic assault call. Upon arrival the officer observed the victim with a paramedic; she was bleeding profusely from the nose and holding gauze to her nose in an effort to stop the bleeding. The officer asked the victim to remove the gauze pads and he observed that 1/4 to 1/2 of the victim’s nose was missing.  She reported that she and her former boyfriend, Darrel Bowers, were having a dispute over a house key that she had lent to him. During the course of the argument the victim told police that Bowers bit her in the nose so hard that he bit a portion of it off. Photographs were taken of the victim’s injuries and to date, she has had to reconstructive plastic surgeries, and will require several more.

Hollins homicide

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"Man shot on Hollins St. is city's 181st homicide" ... update: he was ID'd as Brock Tatum, 21

Man charged with with conspiracy to manufacture, possess or distribute a destructive device after setting off homemade "Drano bomb" on city bus.
The justice dept. has issued a new medical marijuana policy
City cop suspended for raising his voice at COMSTAT meeting is reinstated. Meanwhile the mayor has promised to investigate fake evidence planted in the officer's EEOC case file.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Barricade situation this morning

A reader listening to county police radio at 2:30 this morning reported a barricade situation last night in Owings Mills:
Though he wasn't mentioned by name, they referred to him
as the  just demoted police major from Baltimore  city. It was a pretty extensive thing, a staging area was set up at a local school, negotiators brought in, requests for floor plans of the house he was in and calling some friend of his from Rodgers Forge  to come and try to talk to him ... The original call was for a "suicidal suspect" and the address was on Eiderdown Ct,, 21117.
Unconfirmed reports ID the barricaded officer as a former deputy major from the central district.
Says a source, "The standoff started around 1:30 a.m. and lasted until 11:30 a.m.; he had to be Tased and was taken to a hospital."
Hit-and-run truck found... but not the driver