Saturday, November 14, 2009

194 - 197

Two homicides last night:
Sammie McCullough, Jr., 36, 1200 block of North Avenue, and an unidentified man in the 5100 block of Arbutus Avenue
and two more on Thursday: Michael Anthony McFadden, 51, 2000 block of W. Lanvale St.
and an unidentified man in the 3600 block of Gelston Drive

and yes, looks like the man The Innocence Project freed was that Dante Parrish.

Steala Dixon's new BF took the stand, called their relationship "very challenging."
Slumlord Watch: Accused pit-bull-burning brothers kept their dogs in a vacant house.
Tremayne and Travers Johnson, 17, of S. Pulaski Street were indicted on five counts of animal abuse and cruelty on Friday.
Baltimore PoliceDept Shooting,2400 Druid Hill, adult male shot
25 minutes ago via Twitter
Baltimore PoliceDept Shooting, Alameda/ Crestlyn, juv shot in leg
26 minutes ago via Twitter
Baltimore PoliceDept Shooting, 5100 Arbutus Av, adult male shot
3 hours ago via Twitter

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Not sexy

A new sketch of the bus-stop rapist ... Stan Stovall!?

Dante Parrish is still out there

"Md. Inmates Wash 6,000 Donated Bras ... It's something of an experience for men who have been locked up for years. Some told WJZ they haven't seen a bra in a really long time."


The deputy mayor's letter to the McCanns

"Drug prosecutions suffer after detective is accused of embezzlement"

Mark Hughes' readers: Baltimore violence is "a tragedy and a failure. False equivalence, and talk about crab cakes and neighbourhood restaurants, can't mask it."

Will the Dixon jury hear about a third source of gift cards? And even if the gift cards weren't stolen, should the mayor be hitting up developers for donations to her church in the first place?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dante Parrish Wanted

For sex assault and murder of 15-year-old Jason Madison Jr.
The news alert was deactivated at around 5:30 p.m., possibly indicating he's been apprehended
UPDATE: as of 10 a.m. 11/12, he is still out there, and was convicted of murder in 2000.

92Q Hearts Felon

Chris Beat-her-down Brown coming to town
Shame on you, 92Q!

Brooklyn score card

Apartment manager 1, drug dealers 0.
"Jewish medics claim discrimination by Pikesville Volunteer Fire Co."
.. the fire co says masks won't fit over beards

Harvard students to earn class credit for watching "The Wire"
Last week's four murders in the Ink

"Sniper executed with lethal precision"

Learn about informing the public

"A group of Iraqi police officers and representatives from the Pentagon are scheduled to visit with Baltimore police next month to learn about informing the public about crime and interacting with residents."
Lesson one: give lip service to transparency, but routinely ignore media requests, or charge exorbitant fees for public documents and/ or stall responses for years.
2. Fire officers who talk to the press and
3. Grant your department the sovereign right to police itself.


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Police believe the 15-year old boy found yesterday stabbed to death in a closet had been sexually assaulted.

... more from the Sun

Conviction for Murder Over Cardboard

From the SA's O:

November 10, 2009 – Today a Baltimore City jury convicted Edward Thornton, 55, of the 1900 block of Broadway of second-degree murder and wear/carry a dangerous weapon. The jury reached its verdict after deliberating approximately two hours after hearing two days of testimony.

Judge David W. Young ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for January 7, 2010. Thornton faces a maximum possible penalty of 33 years; 30 years for the murder count and three years for the weapons count.

On September 18, 2008 in the unit block of West Pratt Street, Edward Thornton and Helen Reightler, 43, were involved in a verbal dispute over a piece of cardboard. Thornton, who was homeless, slept on the piece of cardboard. As the argument escalated, Thornton produced a knife and stabbed Reightler in the neck. Medics transported Ms. Reightler to Shock Trauma for treatment but she succumbed to her injuries on September 29, 2008 at Sinai Hospital.