Saturday, January 20, 2007

January 20

More on Thursday's murder/suicide [18] on North Calhoun Street.
Fox reported last night that the eight-year-old daughter was the one who called the police.

Jemini Jones: "I never had sexual intercourse with that woman."

The civil-rights lawsuit against the city goes on. Former Baltimore Police Internal Affairs Chief Zeinab Rabold testified that she found a dead rat and racist flier on her car.

A teenaged suspect was shot to death by MoCo Police.

City cops are searching for an aging queen, European playboy or other "fashion-conscious gentleman" who burgled Gian Marco Menswear.

The scrunchie has left the building: top jailer Mary Ann Saar is out, and Gary Maynard, 63, is in! (Isn't it unusual to hire someone who's two years from retirement?)
Back by popular demand, the stolen Pug link.
The Pikesville Molotov cocktail is none too comforting, either ...

[mocking of Mike Schuh deleted out of respect for the dead]

Scratch that!

I woke up with a sore throat and might not make it but I'll try...
ps., if anyone has a copy of yesterday's post, in their cache or whatever, please send it to me.

Friday, January 19, 2007

January 19, evening

Rodney Thomas, aka "Skinny Suge," 31, of the 2500 block of Edmondson Avenue, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault on Wednesday before the Honorable Martin P. Welch. Thomas was sentenced to 15 years in prison, however, Judge Welch suspended all but three years, ordered a three-year-term of probation and $1,471 restitution to the victim. While outlining the facts of the plea to the court, prosecutor Rita Wistoff-Ito noted that the victim recognized and knew the defendant from his appearance in the "Stop Fucking Snitching Vol. 1" DVD. The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Thomas May 1, 2006 for first-degree assault. Court documents allege that on February 13, 2006 following an argument with the victim, Thomas assaulted an employee of the USA Boutique in Mondawmin Mall striking her in the head. The victim also sustained a chipped bottom tooth, black eye, bruised lip and a fractured nose from the attack. In a separate incident on February 18, 2006, Thomas was charged with robbery. That case was nol prossed following the plea agreement in the above matter, says the SA's office.

Today in Circuit Court a Baltimore City jury found Terrance Wynn guilty of robbery with a deadly weapon; plain old robbery; first-degree assault; two counts of second-degree assault; theft over $500; wear, carry, transport and use of a handgun during a crime; two counts of reckless endangerment and and two counts of false imprisonment. Say the facts:
In the late afternoon of Sunday, August 28, 2004 Terrence Wynn entered the home of Curtis Stokes in the 3100 block of Ravenwood Avenue under the guise of purchasing a T-shirt. He and an accomplice robbed and assaulted Mr. Stokes, Ms. Darlene Richardson, and Ms. Sagundra Poole of approximately $40,000 in cash, goods, CD’s, clothing, a cell phone and jewelry. Terrence Wynn and his accomplice then falsely imprisoned the three victims in Mr. Stokes' basement while fleeing the scene. Terrence Wynn faces a possible 170 years of incarceration at sentencing scheduled for March 26, 2007 in Part Four.

Oooh, The Sun now has a way to filter just the Baltimore City news. So handy for those of us who don't like to waste time thinking about anywhere else!

Cap'n Karl Hickerson was charged with 95 counts of being a pervert.

Apparently, Kenneth Trivett thought drugs and helicopters would go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

"...But I don't think that any of us want to think of Baltimore as a city that knows how to make excuses." Actually, Sheila, I don't want to think of Baltimore as a city where nearly 300 people are murdered each year. Do you think you can help with that, or will we get more excuses?

Wow... we've sunk to stealing pugs. That's wrong on so many levels, I don't even know where to start.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

January 18, part II

21-year-old Dante Watson is murder victim #17. He was stabbed in his Northeast apartment on Monday night and died on Tuesday.

Jennifer Ann Kruszynski is missing and suspected dead; her ex-boyfriend implicated himself in his suicide note.

A federal cop and a Virginia State Trooper were beaten and robbed in Canton. Both were in town to attend Det. Troy Chesley's funeral and show support to the Baltimore PD.

Good to know that the Navy and the Secret Service are unofficially protecting our malls.

Armed robbery at the Rotunda, and a 17-year-old in a stolen Jeep tried to run down the police.

Things are looking bad for Jemini Jones.

Careful with that O'Douls: you might get charged with an open container violation

A transgendered woman got busted during her attempt to become transidentified.

The state has four years to fix the city jail.

There's a joke in here somewhere about the crime of O'Malley being governor and Dixon being mayor. It just isn't feeling funny to me this morning.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

January 18

A woman was punched in the face and had her purse stolen at the Waverly Giant.

January 17

The funeral was held for Detective Chesley, who "lived well and lived right."

One of the guns found with Chesley's accused killer was confiscated by police in 2001.

Vehicular manslaughter was added to the charges against Lazara Arellano de Hogue in the dragging death of 3-year-old Elijah Cozart.

A 52-year-old city cab driver was shot in the neck by one of his passengers.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in Annapolis this morning.

Okay, so it's Trooper Rafeal Reyes, not Rayes. And it's not merely teenage girls he likes, it's teenage relatives. Nice.

Luvine Summers got 10 years for robbing a bank in Ellicott City.

Badges and uniforms are missing from BWI: Dutch is pissed but the TSA says it's all good.

Sometimes it's hard to know which end of the knife is pointy.

Note to car thieves: It's much easier to get away if you don't take a shortcut through someone's living room.

This way, my teeth can fall out before they get too yellowed from all the coffee I drink.

Sheila likes Hamm's "ability to provide stability and consistency..." Interesting.

"The Modell's Give Disadvantage Kids An Education". I wonder if headline writer's at WJZ are included in those being educate.

Hi, Clubhouse!

Well, that wasn't so bad... Anna Ditkoff certainly seems to share the collective outrage r.e. the lack of outrage...
ps. Burg, you look just like Jason Schwartzman <-high compliment!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

We call it "the Baltimore"

Hey Ladies"Its many features include compartments for emergency morphine ... Built into the forearms are a small recording device, a pepper-spray gun and a detachable transponder that can be swallowed in case of trouble."

January 16

Two teenage girls, one of them pregnant, were shot in Park Heights.

David Wesley was arrested for trying to kill his brother-in-law and setting fire to his front lawn.

State Trooper Rafael Rayes has been suspended and charged with liking teenage girls way too much.

Questions remain about activist/businessman Robert Clay's alleged suicide, and police continue to be uncooperative.

Sheila's going to bring us a "more holistic approach to crime". This should be good.

Convicted murderer Lawrence Borchardt doesn't want to be murdered killed by the will of the people of Maryland.

Cynthia Putty has returned home safely.

The Examiner headline says it all: "Columbia Mall seeing increase in crime and accidents as it expands."

It's like Romeo and Juliet, but with the guards as the Montagues and the inmates as the Capulets.

We cant spel.

Skateboarding is not a crime. Stealing skateboards, however, is.

Lots of purse snatchings, cell phone robberies, and stolen computers.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Serious, starting next month...

Tuesday, January 9, Hamm talks to Sentementes and Linskey for an article:
"Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm said that officials who participate in the city's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council - a group of elected officials, law enforcement agency representatives and others - 'need to start getting serious about getting people off the street.'"

Wednesday, January 10, as in, the next damn day:
Hamm is a no-show at the CJCC meeting.
Only one person from the police department (James Green, director of special projects) bothered to go.

January 15

Richard Crane was shot to death on Saturday afternoon in an "ambush-style killing" on E. 29th St. Crane is the 16th homicide in 2007.

Wayne Baboolal was charged in the murder of Washeeda Ali Siahpoush, the Virginia woman whose body was found in Owings Mills.

47-year-old Cynthia Putty has been missing since January 4.

Funny how when people at the Harbor are targeted, a meeting about crime just isn't adequate. No, this time, they've called for a school assembly!!! (Oh, and students from Digital Harbor High are "no longer allowed to walk through the Harbor but must walk around it." How does one walk through a Harbor?)

Gun advocates are trying to give us the right to carry concealed weapons.

The mayor of Aberdeen is taking on the City Council over a date book.

I wonder if the possibility of a felony conviction is really worth $2?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

January 14

A vieweing is scheduled today for murdered detective Troy Chesley.

Hammy wants more "community policing." He even took time from his busy meeting schedule to meet with career offenders and warn them.

Likes: federally funded trips to Miami Beach and San Francisco. Dislikes: Those annoying kids who keep causing trouble.

A look at the policies regarding alleged sex offenders in HoCo schools.

No, dammit... she said "Outrage," not "Outage."

Saturday, January 13, 2007

January 13

Gregory Stokes was arrested in the Southeast and charged with killing Pamela Balk in Worcester County.

According to a WJZ headline, we're "Concerned Over High 2007 Murder Rate". The Almighty Sheila won't have recommendations until next week. Perhaps her suggestions will include that we stop killing each other.

Lawrence Borchardt is on his way back to death row.

Alvin Augustus Williams was convicted of second-degree murder in the unprovoked killing of basketball coach and software engineer Brian O'Neil Jones in Canton. Sentencing is on 2/26/2007.

Perverts in the HoCo schools, in the Klan, and in Carroll County.

Testimony continues against Jemini Jones, formerly of the Southwestern Flex Squad.

Baltimore County Circuit Judge Patrick Cavanaugh handed down a sentence in what he describes to the Sun as "the most heartrending he has encountered in his 33-year legal career."

A stolen trumpet, debit card, and bag of groceries.

Friday, January 12, 2007

January 12

Mother Jones revisits the 1963 murder of Hattie Carroll, made famous by the world's most overrated musician.
(Here's more)
Did you know? Before the Internets, crime blogs were performed in epic folk song form!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

January 11

Marcus McDowell, 16, homicide #10, was killed while trying to help a friend who was being robbed.
11. Rodney Gardner, 21, 3100 Ravenowood(sp?) Road
12. Gregory Rochester, 25, 200 block of E. 25th Street
13. William Davis, 26, 1200 block of N. Caroline Street
14. Antwaine Curbeam, 30, 5200 block of York Road
15. Melissa Stefanski, 23, 600 block of Washburn Ave.
Dixon and Hamm are going to have a meeting, and Judge Glynn is forming a committee.
Ever get the feeling there could be 15 people left alive in the city, and the solution would still be a combination of meetings, committees and study groups?

Police are still seeking the two men who shot a cab driver in Brooklyn, one with a "'snake-shot' weapon."

A CA woman was indicted for bringing 77 pounds of khat through BWI (which, I hear from a friend in airport security at a more cosmopolitan hub, is an extremely common find-- most flights from Africa come with at least one passenger with a "big, light bag full of what looks like hedge clippings." Many people don't know it's illegal, and most of the time security just throws it out.)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

January 10

So far, '07 has been bloody and sad-- 15 homicides in 10 days, five of them yesterday, including Detective Troy Chesley Sr.

A cab driver was shot in the throat by a man on South Hanover Street who's at large.

Sierra Swann got 15 years and Nathaniel Broadway 30 for the deaths of 30-day-old Emonney and Emunnea Broadway.

Tia Whitehead, the mother of a 15-year-old Baltimore girl who was chained to a bed for four days got no jail time for her role.

Judge Glynn: The city court system deals with about 10,000 felony cases a year, but has the capacity to hold only about 500 jury trials.

This just in

From Julie Bykowicz, who was there:

DJ Tommy = not guilty

of anything. He's being released right now.


"Two slayings push homicides to 13"
And two more since press time.

"Trouble is so easy to get into but it is SO hard to get out of," said accused cop-killer Brandon Grimes.

A woman was arrested for killing Freddie Thornton, 69.
And a man was shot and another stabbed in the Blotter.

Sentencing hearings today for Nathaniel Broadway and Sierra Swann in what must be the worst case of child abuse the city has ever seen-- and that's saying a LOT.
Meanwhile, the city is struggling to fix its $67-million foster child tracking system.

Ted Venetoulis swears the Sun will be his by March.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

January 9

Sun: "City homicide count rises to 9"
Can someone please tell me which don't count or are the same person or something?:
1. Leon Nelson, 17, China Garden
2. Man, early 20's at Windsor Forest apt. complex, 4900 Challedon Road
3. Woman in 2000 W. North Avenue Rowhouse
4. Another 17-year-old on Belnord, SE? - disputed
5. Thomas Joseph MacKenney, the 5900 block of Northwood Drive near Chinquapin Run
6. Yule Antonio Henderson, 21, 1800 block of N. Montford Ave.
7. Un ID'd man, 5200 block of Ready Ave.
8. Ray William Alston, 27, 300 block of W. North Ave.
9. Edward L. Canupp, 500 block of Maude Ave.
10. 16-year-old boy 5100 block of Harford Road
11. An Un Id'd man shot in the chest at an unknown location and dropped off at the Johns Hopkins Hospital emergency room
12. Detective Troy Lamont Chesley Sr., 34. (whose alleged killer, Brandon Grimes, had been arrested 17 times. )

A 13-year-old girl took the stand against her accused rapist Charles Carroll.

Monday, January 8, 2007


WBAL CavesRdBody.mdrWBAL has taken the very rare step of publishing a photograph of the body of the Jane Doe found murdered on Caves Road near Park Heights Avenue.