Friday, July 29, 2011

Say it ain't so!!

But it's true. After 10 years at the Sun, Julie Bykocwicz is leaving to report on Transportation Security for Bloomberg in DC. Her clear, concise and crucial reportage gave such a strong voice to the stories in this town, defining a decade here and in Annapolis. What a loss for us!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tally Just Keeps Going Up...

The murder tally continues to proliferate with new victims...

118-120: So far Identified as Billy Lovitt, age 58, his 36-year-old stepdaughter, and an unknown 27-year-old male, were all shot to death in a terrible triple homicide and fire.

121: Dwayne Hawkins, 25, was added 3 years after his death during what was once believed to be a accidental fire.

122: Ryshawn Cox, 21, was found shot to death in the 900 block of N. Belnord Ave.

123. 47-year-old Unidentified Male was shot to death in a car at around 2am last night. in the 3600 block of Chesterfield Ave.

A look at how DC's murder rates have taken a completely opposite turn than that of Baltimore's.

The man convicted of throwing a chunk of concrete that killed an off-duty officer, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Sian James, 26, received the maximum possible sentence for his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Prosecutors believe that the men who stole thousands of historical documents, may have flushed at least one important document down the toilet.

The then 14-year-old girl arrested for shooting two men, killing one, who laughed at her during an attempted robbery, has plead guilty. Arteesha Holt, now 15, faces up to 50 years when sentenced.

44-year-old Timothy Gaskins was sentenced to 54 years in prison for the attempted murder of two women outside Johns Hopkins Hospital. As you may or may not recall, Timothy Gaskins son; Timothy Gaskins Jr, 22, a suspected member of the Lueders Park Piru Bloods, was shot and killed on Memorial Day last year.
Also: Here's some more information on the Lueders Park Piru Bloods. And no, this information has not been verified... so read at your own behest.

Arrest in a Parkville Honda dealership heist. 22-year-old Walter Lafferty Jr.(Right) was charged with Burglary and Theft over $10,000. Police are still ISO a second suspect.

17-year-old Derrell Emmanuel Mason has been charged with stabbing to death Leonard R. Smith-Matthews, 21, outside a Hyattsville shopping center.

An arrest in the murder of the man found in the Choptank River. His step-daughter, Charlene R. Weddle, 45, and her friend, 34-year-old Mary S. Chider have been charged with first degree murder.

In PG County, Mount Rainier police officer Gene Gillette, age 27, has been arrested for attempted murder and various sexual offenses after he allegedly shot and attempted to sexually assault a man.

3rd life term for 41-year-old Darren Witmer, after being convicted of strangling his cellmate, 48-year-old Jeffrey Kay in the Western Correctional Institute.

An Overlea home was one of several places raided by Federal authorities in the crackdown of a multi-state prostitution ring.

City woman Viola Gregory, 69, is missing. If you see her, call the authorities immediately.

Two more members of the notorious 4x4 neighborhood drug ring in Baltimore have been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Shaun Hopkins, 21, and Larry Carlos, 23, will both spend a dime in Federal prison.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Crime Roundup

One drug dealer too many in his Facebook pics for the newly canned former head of police internal affairs.

Convicted child killer Arthur Tyler Felton, 38, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for carjacking. He won't be eligible for parole for 10 years. Here's a story from when he was sentenced for the childs killing.

117, has been identified as promising basketball player Marcus Harvell, 18.

Police have arrested 38-year-old Dante Alexander Williams, for pushing his girlfriend out of a moving car on I-95.

More info on 20-year-old Chey Jordan, the man police believe shot an officer with a high powered rifle.

County Police seek two men, including one with a sweet semi-mohawk for the killing of George Bryant at the Club Baltimore.

Baltimore Police Officer/jilted ex, Lynette Glover, 35 has been arrested for shooting at her ex-guy pals house.

Two men are injured in non-fatal shootings in the city early Monday.

Two people shot in the county.

A pair of teenagers, Ryan Mackenzie McLean, 17, and Elrich Delona Smith, 18, have been arrested for the murder of 17-year-old Katelyn Messina and attempted murder of 22-year-old Darnell Hill in Randallstown. Random to note, but Elrich Smith's father, and namesake, was at one point an outdoor barber in East Baltimore.

"East Coast Rapist" Aaron Thomas, 39, has been linked to yet another PG County rape.

The death of 71-year-old Louis Nichols, who's body was found in the Choptank River, has been determined as a homicide.

Believe it or not; Senator Ulysses Curriewants his charges dismissed.
And I want a paid vacation to Sweden, but life's just cruel like that.

Few details.. but apparent "acid bomb" was thrown on city construction workers.

A Maryland state trooper is recovering after a man attacked and stabbed him on the Capital Beltway.

A Baltimore County trooper is in the hospital after breaking his arm while chasing two robbery suspects.

Two respectable looking gentleman, Russell Hartlove, 47 (Left) and Richard Poling, 41, (Right) were arrested for an Anne Arundel County burglary.

Police are investigating a "Pizza City" robbery.

A 52-year-old man was injured in an attempted robbery in Linthicum.

Howard police seek more information after a weekend shooting.

Classic road-rage solution tool: wooden club.

3'11 murderer, and suspected MS-13 member, Henry Chavez, 28, who spent several months on the lam in El Salvador, has been sentenced to 30 Years.

80 Years for Oxen Hill man John Howard Dunn, for the August 2010 killing of Brian Grant.

Raymond "Money" Moore, of the notorious 4x4 neighborhood, has been sentenced to 10 years in the Federal Pen.