Saturday, June 2, 2012

Male in gender-nonconforming clothing shot

Police tweeted a shooting of a woman last night at Fayette/Caroline; now say a man in women's clothing was killed in argument at gas station
 Victim was pumping gas when female friend went to pay the cashier, & suspect began arguing w her. ictim directed friend back to car,was shot

Friday, June 1, 2012

Police-Involved Shooting in Upper Fells Point

Police appear to have interrupted two burglars near Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, and one of them ended up with a bullet in the chest.* 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

87, 88, Cannibalism, and Gangs of Young Folk

The shooting on the 1100 Block of Myrtle Ave. has apparently turned into a this year's 87th homicide. Quintin Butler (Alternately Spelled Quinton), age 30, was shot and killed Tuesday. Butler had past convictions for Attempted Murder and drug dealing.

The 88th Homicide of the year is a so-far-unidentified man stabbed to death* in the 3000 block of E. Preston St. Thursday night.

The Sun has more and more information on* Alexander Kinyua, the man whose human-eating exploits have caused my Facebook homepage to blow up with people making zombie apocalypse jokes. Shockingly enough Kinyua seems to be a bit unstable, posting strange Facebook posts and having just been released from jail after blinding a fellow student in an unprovoked assault with a bat. Apparently Justin Fenton just figured out the guys internet handle, so expect more on this story tomorrow.

Apparently local groups of angry youngins are still going kind of nuts, beating on a Federal office worker* earlier today, while walloping another person Wednesday.

On the subject of youth mobs, a few have been identified from the 7-11 flash mob/possible robbery from a few days back.

Life times two for Larry L. Joseph, 23. Joseph was convicted of killing two men outside a Dollar Store in the 3400 block of Belair Rd. back in 2007. According to the State's Attorney, Joseph pumped a total of 15 rounds into the two men.

The death of  Daryl Augustus II, 21, found in a burning car in Essex Tuesday, was ruled a homicide. Police quickly ID'd a suspect; 32-year-old Lennell Earl Ellis. Ellis turned himself in Thursday and faces first degree murder charges for killing Augustus in an apparent jealous rage. 

What a creep. David Knight, 26 (Pictured Right Sporting a Fittingly Crusty Neck Beard) has been busted for taking a cell phone video of a teenage girl while she was using bathroom at the Inner Harbor. Not surprisingly Knight has a criminal record including convictions for theft, destruction of property, car theft, possession of not-marijuana, and gun possession. He also, shockingly, has a prior arrest for a smiler Peeping Tom incident.

And the scuzzbags just keep coming... Arrested by state police was 28-year-old Brian Williams, a Pennsylvania creeper charged with taking photographs of children at various rest stop bathrooms. 

An actual punishment for witness intimidation... nice. 21-year-old Lionel Lynch got two years for verbally threatening a witness in the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse in November of 2011. 

The eleventh in a seemingly never-ending array of corrupt police officers has been sent to the Federal clink. 32-year-old Rodney Cintron got more than three years for his role in the massive Majestic Towing scandal.

A guy with a starter's pistol scared the living hell out of folks at the UMBC campus today. An as of yet unidentified man sent the campus into a panic after being seen waving around a realistic looking fake gun, although police say he didn't actually threaten anyone at any point.

 One person is in the hospital after a suspect fleeing the BPD crashed head on with another car earlier today. 

Four people are injured in a car accident while another two are stabbed in somehow-related incidents on Owings Mills Blvd.

The most recent Crime Blotter, this time from the Southeast, has a good old-fashioned purse snatching, someone sleeping on the job got jacked, and a fella gets his weed and shotgun stolen, which apparently you can report to the police.

A rash of robberies in Essex result in the arrest of two people for separate crimes. Danyelle Smialkowski, 22, was arrested after robbing a woman fleeing a purportedly unrelated robbery, while 24-year-old Joseph Drummond was charged with robbing a 50-year-old man with a metal pipe. 

Finally, 10 years for yet another conspirator in the Latrobe Homes drug organization. Armond Dowdell, age 39, got the dime after pleading to selling kilo's of weed while being an armed felon.

Big Gay News

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has torn out the heart of DOMA, lubing, inching, and now surging the turgid equal-protection case ever closer to the Supreme Court's sanctum sanctorum.

"One virtue of federalism is that it permits this diversity of governance based on local choice, but this applies as well to the states that have chosen to legalize same-sex marriage," Judge Michael Boudin wrote for the court. "Under current Supreme Court authority, Congress' denial of federal benefits to same-sex couples lawfully married in Massachusetts has not been adequately supported by any permissible federal interest."



Victim was eaten: Morgan State student charged in Joppa killing told police he ingested man's organs
 Bath salts?!

Heroin homicide

Has this ever happened before?
Baltimore medical examiner Dr. David Fowler ruled the heroin overdose of 24-year-old Amber Brown a homicide-- but so far no one has been charged with anything. (Sun story)
Dr. Fowler has taken heat in the past (from me and Stephen Janis, anyway) for the crazy amount of undetermined deaths on the city's rolls-- at one point more than 340 in a single year, waay more . Fowler's comeback was that deeming overdoses' 'cause of death: undetermined' instead of 'accidental' was more intellectually honest in cases where a person might have been administered the fatal dose of a drug by someone else, which would technically be a homicide.
So it's kind of amazing after thousands of people determined 'undetermined' during Fowler's tenture this is the first time I have ever heard of an overdose actually classified as a homicide. Is there some evidence of a homicidal intention somewhere in the drug-supply chain?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Non-Targeted Shooting of a Child

A quadruple shooting in the 2300 block of East Hoffman St. Monday night put four in the hospital, including a 10-year-old boy. As if it needed mentioning, the 10-year-old was not the target of the shooting.

A fella took a slug to the chest in the 1100 block of Myrtle Ave, while a man and a woman were both stabbed Monday near North Paca and West Saratoga St. 

A man who struck a police car sending Officer Teresa Rigby over the JFX has been convicted and sentenced. 23-year-old Robert Vanderford received 3 points on his license, a fine, and community service.

A drive-by on Loch Raven Blvd. in Towson has left a man in critical condition. Two men shot the unidentified male outside the Welcome Inn apartments. Violence isn't new to these apartments, as this was the same location that witness Alicia Lee Avery and her 4-year-old daughter were murdered by disgruntled ex-boyfriend Brian Lamont Eggleston Jr., a little less then a year ago. Eggleston's trial has been postponed twice so far, and no trial date is scheduled.  

Judge Sylvester Cox has taken a metaphorical hacksaw to the damages awarded to the family of Philip Parker Jr., a man strangled to death by fellow inmate Kevin Johns whilst on a prison bus. The settlement has been knocked from $18.5 Million to $600,000.

An argument led to a police standoff which led to a suicide. 28-year-old Ansley Turner is dead after taking his own life while in the midst of a standoff with police in the 5700 block of Fenwick Ave. Sunday afternoon. 

A series of robberies on York Rd. are just some of the many crimes mentioned by the North Baltimore Patch. 

So called "Drano bombs" are becoming the hot new toy of Dundalk hoodlums, as three have gone off in the last four days. In the reported instances, two arrests have been made. One was of a juvenile, and the other was of 18-year-old Marco DeJuan Jones, charged with detonating one during the Dundalk High senior picnic.

A one million dollar fine has been levied upon the man held responsible for the 2010 Ehrlich campaign robo-calls. Beyond being out a cool million, Julius Henson also faces sentencing for the crimes next month

Local criminals are breaking out in droves. Maybe breaking out isn't the correct term, maybe more like "walking swiftly away" in droves. A total of five different area criminals have suddenly gone on the lamb, with convicted murderer Jermaine Jeter, 30, being the first to go AWOL. Jeter went missing after not showing up for his job at Checkers... can't really hold that one against him.
Another three men, Antwan Fraiser, Joseph Ryles and Emanuel Rich simultaneously left a half-way home Sunday, before all apparently simultaneously turning themselves in on Tuesday. I'm not even going to bother to figure out the motivation for that sort of weirdly synchronized action.
Finally, 24-year-old Eliyahu Goode (Pictured Right), escaped from the Spring Grove Hospital Center, a psychiatric facility. Goode was in the psychiatric facility after being found to be incompetent to stand trial for Robbery. 

Finally, 10 years in the federal clink for heroin kingpin Kevin Hently, 53. Hently was sentenced for his leadership role in an organization that imported the drug from New York by the kilo. 


A bevy of recent homicides, here's a breakdown:

78. Sylvester Rodgers (Alternately spelled Rogers), age 58, was shot multiple times and killed in an apartment in the 600 block of North Carey St. 24-year-old Dominick Brooks was charged with the crime. Brooks has prior convictions for car theft, drug dealing, robbery, assault on an officer, and assault on a DOC employee. Brooks is currently facing Probation Violation charges related to the robbery conviction.

79. Tavon Frederick, 35, was shot and killed during a home invasion in the 3300 block of Westerwald Ave.*

80.  Jacqueline Laster, 47, was the sole death in a triple shooting in the 2500 block of West Fayette St. Thursday. Laster is said to have been the target of the shooting, and had a minor criminal record.

81. James Shird, who according to Murder Ink is James Shird Jr age 18 and not James Shird Sr, age 48, was shot to death in the 4600 block of York Rd. No arrests have been made.

82. Andre Curry Jr., 28, was the fatality of the other triple shooting Thursday. This one in the 2600 block of East Preston St. Curry had prior drug dealing convictions and several minor arrests, but no new arrests since 2007.

83. Lanell Ausby, 22, was shot in the 2500 block of North Edgecombe Circle. After being shot he was pulled over by police while driving down the wrong side of the road. According to his parents, Ausby was preparing to finish college at the time of his death. Ausby had a minor criminal history.

84. Dwaune Evans (Alternately spelled Dawan), 25, was shot in the 600 block of Pitcher St. outside the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center. Evans had prior convictions for assault and drug dealing and received a three year prison sentence back in 2009.

85. Olivia Palmer, a 6 month old child was beaten by her father, Demante Palmer, age 34 (Pictured Right) . Police responded to the 1600 block of E. Coldspring Lane, and Palmer later died of her injuries. Palmer is the third child to have been killed by their father this year. 2011 had three young children killed as well, while 2010 had four. 2009 had only one young child killed, 2008 had five, and 2007 had two.

86. Amber Brown, 24, was a unique case of a heroine overdose being considered a homicide. 24-year-old Brown and a friend injected one another with heroin, Brown eventually dies due to an overdose, and although said friend has not been charged as of yet, the case is still considered a homicide. Brown had a minor criminal record.*

87. Ettice Jones, 47, was stabbed to death in the 1200 block of Woodbourne Ave. during an argument with a male acquaintance. No official arrest has been made, although police have a "person of interest" in the case. Jones had a minor criminal record.

Thanks to The Baltimore Sun and Murder Ink for providing much of the information.