Saturday, August 4, 2012


A man was shot to death in the 3000 block of Garrison Blvd.

The protagonist of "The Corner," DeAndre McCullough, has died of an apparent drug overdose at age 35.

I like my beer cold, my TV loud, and my chicken restaurants flaming.

The officer involved in the Medfield shooting was named as John Hanyok, the man who threatened an officer with a knife and was shot was named as Jonathan Blankenship, 40. According to the JIS, Blankenship (or another guy of the same name and age) is a WHITE, CAUCASIAN, ASIATIC INDIAN, ARAB with an extensive 'rap sheet' that includes charges for second-degree assault, first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest, endangering a vulnerable adult (one Michael J. Morris, who was also granted "peace orders" against him), reckless endangerment and nonpayment of child support.

Friday, August 3, 2012

121, 15, 41

A man was shot to death and a woman wounded on the 3000 block of Rosedale Court in the SW at about 1:30 am.

Cal Ripken Jr. confirms that his mother's kidnapping was "bizarre"

A string of robberies in Fell's Point (what else is new?)

This terrifying man terrified moviegoers in Annapolis by pretending he had a gun, ranting and swearing.

135 months for serial sex offender Brian Netzer of Hagtown.

Lots of cars need towing in the city, and tow truck drivers charge crazy amounts, knowing drivers will be in no position to comparison shop. Shouldn't some of that money go to the hardworking men of the BPD? That's what the owners of Majestic Auto Repair thought, but the story came to an ignoble end today as the 15th and final officer, Kelvin Manrich, sentenced to 41 months for "committing extortion under color of official right."

Speaking of color of official right, Shomrim's posting of a suspected bike thief on their FB page led to some "is that racist?" talk on another local blog. ("If I wasn't busy controlling the media and making money I would comment on your racist stereotyping and the damage it does.")

Thursday, August 2, 2012

4th Circuit Grants Stay

... until a Federal Appeals Court can rule on the legality of overturning MD's current concealed-carry law.
An FBI sting caught a hit man*
who calls himself "Tony Montana."

Gun-toting pot dealer Zegory Chambers got 10 years

A 26-year-old Jade Jackson got 57 months in the pen for the PCP-fueled driving moves that led to him crashing and killing a motorist on the BW Parkway

A city officer was indicted on wiretap and misconduct charges after secretly taping a judge. Wonder what the judge was saying that was so interesting?  Something filthy, I hope.

A Glen Burnie family was awarded $21 million in a lawsuit against Harbor Hospital, alleging that the hospital failed to perform a timely c-section, leading to their son's cerebral palsy.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Leave the vacuum, take the chicken box

It's officially Fred Bealefeld's last day (!) I think we can all agree he's the best commissioner we've had in the last 40+ years, no? No domestic-violence scandals or taxpayer-funded mistress panties, and ps crime went wayway down under his tenure. Well, murders did, anyway. Acting commissioner Anthony Barksdale is the replacement for now (and is his last name just a coincidence? Cursory Googling would have it seem so.)

Police shot and killed a man yesterday evening at 1402 Weldon Place in Medfield. Police say that the man attacked an officer with a knife, the officer called for backup, backup arrived.

Fourteen federal years for 24-year-old RoFo robber Gregory Graham, who threatened an Essex store clerk with a vacuum cleaner tube. And the Evergreen RoFo was robbed (again), for cash and cigarillos.

Ever get carjacked and wonner where your car done got at? Maybe Africa!

Patch: drug dealer strikes man with brick.

Three residents were robbed at gunpoint in Remington.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


120 - An as of yet unidentified man was beaten to death, possibly with a wrench found nearby, Monday in the 1800 block of West North Ave.*

119 - 30-year-old Jermaine Devon Blue died from after being shot multiple times in the 1400 block of Poplar Grove Street. Online court records show he had prior arrests for Rape, and Distribution of Narcotics, as well as a conviction for Assault.

118 - Derian Hampton, a 21-year-old was shot to death in the 1200 block of North Caroline Street, located in the small but very deadly Oliver area. Online court records have show that Hampton had prior arrests for Arson, Robbery, Distribution of Narcotics, Att. Murder, and Burglary. Hampton was facing Drug Possession and Assault charges at the time of his death. 

117 - This weeks Murder Ink has more information on the death of Herman Regis, 67. Regis was found decomposing in the inside of a home in the 5900 block of Eurith Ave, located in the Northeast portion of Baltimore. Regis had a minor criminal history.

116 - Hamin Bridges, a 34-year-old Coppin State alum and Philly native was shot and killed in the 1000 block of Evesham Avenue. You can read more about him in previous posts.

115 - Franklin Edward Morris Jr., a 34-year-old man* was shot dead by men waiting for him in his own home in the 1600 block of Smallwood Street. Court records indicate that Morris had a lengthy criminal record dating back to the mid 90's that included arrests for Distribution of Narcotics, Carjacking, and Att. Murder, as well as several convictions for Gun Possession and Assault, as well as a conviction for Armed Robbery.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Two more murders, a strange corpse,
a kidnapped senior citizen

A man shot to death in the 300 block of Charles St, either inside or near the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, and one Derian Hampton was shot to death in the 1200 block of N. Caroline Street.

Fenton reports conditions facing youth in the city jail include lack of medical care or air conditioning, violent fights and sleeping in poo*.

A sexagenarian was kidnapped by two well-dressed men (one in a plaid suit, the other in a polka-dot tie) in Catonsville and forced to drive to ATMs.

A peculiar corpse was found near the harbor Saturday, Police don't know if the deceased jumped or fell off of a nearby building, or something else*.

In offensive-sex news, Baltimorean Andrew Sterling Dash traveled to Frostburg, where he then allegedly raped a woman then fired a gun at her friends; Ocean City police have warned residents about a would-be sex assailant targeting drunk female victims walking alone; loose peen on parade in Crofton.

Bottles, bats and rocks: stuff flying last week in South Baltimore.

Vandals Freedom-loving revolutionary cadres attacked a speed camera in Catonsville, pushing it off of its pedestal and, best of all, ripping its money-grubbing guts out. Nice work there comrades!
Ps. the WaPo claims that the photo-blocker sprays actually work (sometimes), but Amazon product reviewers say otherwise. This license-plate cover got good reviews,but is illegal under MD law, says el WaPo.