Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Friends & lovers

Oh snap! David Simon snarks back at Bealefeld's remarks that The Wire is a "smear that will take decades to overcome" and an "unfair use of literary license": "A more lingering problem might be two decades of bad performance by a police agency more obsessed with statistics than substance, with appeasing political leadership rather than seriously addressing the roots of city violence, with shifting blame rather than taking responsibility."

True that: the recent police shooting may just show us all exactly how "buddy buddy" Bernstein's relationship with police is.

The family of Marine Tyrone Brown, shot dead by an off-duty Baltimore police officer outside a nightclub last June has filed a $270 million wrongful-death lawsuit against the officer and the police department.

In spite of all of the hand-wringing after the murder of Sarah Foxwell, MD's sex offender registry is still not in compliance with federal law

The 4th circuit addresses the level of justification needed to authorize a no-knock entry, reiterates importance of not processing photos of your marital relations at WalMart.

SCOTUS rejects Maryland pastor's attempt to have same-sex marriage brought to a vote in D.C.

Liquor board inspector under investigation

Apparently you can hire a liquor board inspector to make sure your club passes muster with the community.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Police-on-police shootings spark reform" -- like new "no shooting into a crowd of drunks" rule

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Book Learnin

John Paul Stevens reviews David Garland's Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition in the NY Review of Books (adding it to the liebary)

.. and Justice Thomas halts an execution?! Marking the first time since his confirmation hearings that the justice has ever said, done anything

Meanwhile, the police union is not at all happy about SRB's plan for an independent review of the Select Lounge fracas. Imagine how PO'd they'd be if the citizen review board was actually empowered & functional?

a 'prance, a flamboyant shimmy'

Yet another cancer-scam case in Baltimore County?! This time one Lisa Hoppenstein Cohen allegedly bilked former Raven Mike Flynn out of $10,000. Says Cohen, "nothing's been proven."

Police say U of MD student shot over pot, his parents don't believe it

Victims protest outside the Archdiocese of Baltimore, demanding more disclosure in the case of defrocked priest Laurence Brett

police impersonatorWoman recalls traffic stop by fake cop in drag: "he approached her vehicle in what can only be described as a 'prance, a flamboyant shimmy.' He was tall, lanky, wearing a fake-looking ginger bob-style wig, an oversize police hat and blue-pleated pants that 'poofed' at the hips." .. and WJZ has an awesome composite sketch

A lawsuit puts the State Center project on hold

Hefty! Hefty! Hefty woman wanted in connection with purse-snatching

A U-turn in Mr. Carl's wild ride: Judge Silkworth threw out his illegal double PBJ and is letting the defendant decide if he wants a whole new trial or just a new sentence.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rare moves

Some unusual responses following the Select Lounge melee: SRB ordered plainclothes police to dress up and an independent review of the nightclub shooting. The police department has named the officers involved (Harry Dodge, 37; Harry Pawley, 40; Toyia Wiliams, 36; and Latora Craig, 30). WBAL also reports that Officer Torbit was struck with 20 bullets.

Last week's murders in the Ink, and the first victim of 2011 is named as David Jones, 21

Turns out the Glen Arm intruder, Robert "Scooby" Buss, had patronized the would-be 64-year-old victim's barber shop. Says WJZ commenter "essex," "He always said he would never go back to jail."

An attempted robbery by a guy who needed toilet paper on O'Donnell Street in the Baltimore Guide blotter. Not to be confused with the guy last week who actually stole toilet paper.

Holy shamola, that's a lot of kablingy! Last year the district of MD netted $60 million in penalties and seized assets.

Twelve years for coke-dealing felon Tavon Johnson

Who owns crime reports? Not the public, apparently.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Prettiest cop on the block?

Police Impersonator: BPD looking for a W/M, 40 years old, 5'8, dressed as a women (sic) w/ a black wig. Last seen driving a blue Oldsmobile Alero.

Enchantment of the Seize

Fox reports that cocaine and heroin were found again on Royal Caribbean's cruise ship at the port. More from the Sun

Two more murders

in CHuM and Harlem Park, no suspects, no motive

Teen Ronald Johnson arrested for murder of marine

A vigil for nightclub shooting victims, meanwhile Select Lounge has a lawyer, and he's got no comment

PG County has also had 10 homicides in 10 days

Legal farce* drags on

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner has said he will not delay the capital murder trial of prison-guard killer Lee Stephens. A pre-trial appeal on evidence in that case is still waiting before the Court of Appeals, but five years after the crime Judge Hackner is tired of all the delays.

* note this does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the blog administrator

Monday, January 10, 2011

Worst. 48 hours. Ever.

Bealefeld says 41 shots were fired by police in the Select Lounge gun battle, and witnesses say the slain officer was shot by police as he lay on the ground.

And "Pistol" Pete Welch was sworn in after only three council members, James B, Kraft, Bill Henry and Mary Pat Clarke, voted against him.

.. so what story did WBAL lead off the 11 o'clock news with? A flashing wanker, of course!

Tweet, tweet with Pistol Pete

You can now "follow" parody Pistol Pete Welch on Twitter.

.. only three hours til we're officially stuck with this guy forever, if you're not thrilled about that write or call your city council rep!

Two more murders

Two men found shot dead in the laundry room of an apartment building in the 1700 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway

A suspiciously dead man in a car in the 1300 block of Bradford St

One of the brothers accused of setting fire to Phoenix the pit bull was arrested for attempted murder seven months after prosecutors dropped gun and drug charges

Relatives of the 22-year-old killed in the gun battle outside the Select Lounge say uniformed officers fired recklessly into the crowd

Phylicia Barnes is still missing, a prayer service was held and Nancy Grace put a little box on the bottom of her home page.

George Huguely to be arraigned on additional charges in Charlottesville today, by closed-circuit TV. Update: the Post reports the hearing was postponed

The NYT asks, "Is Law School a Losing Game?" (A: Yes. Yes it is.)

Page Croyder: "Bernstein should have picked his own spokesperson. He didn't need his wife to do it for him." Burn! .. for what it's worth, I do know Cheshire, I think he'll be committed to transparency and I don't see him caving into anybody. Though the SA being married to the mayor's liaison to the police is certainly a mighty cozy situation.

Gun-toting felon nominated

This is horrifying! On Friday, all but three city council members voted to nominate former gun-toting felon Pete Welch to his mom's old seat. The final vote is tonight, please take a few minutes to drop your city council rep a note letting him or her know what you think.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Two killed on N. Paca St., one on 33rd

Officer William H. Torbit Jr., 33, and 22-year-old Sean Gamble were killed and four others were shot in a melee outside of Select Nightclub at 415 N. Paca St.

A man was found shot almost-dead in a car on 33rd Street near Union Memorial, but was taken to Hopkins where he died.

29-year-old Marco Lomax and 28-year-old Ravanna Cornish were arrested after detectives saw them shoot an 18-year-old in the 2300 block of Harford Road.

Mighty strange details in the Glen Arm shooting: it sounds like the female homeowner fired at the alleged intruder and missed, then the guy retreated, drove his truck to the parking lot of Sanders' Corner Restaurant ("that dam place") and shot himself with an AK-47. (Reader comments [for what it's worth] identify the guy as "Scooby" and the woman as "lou the barbers wife" and his former employer)

Volunteers searched the ground for Phylicia Barnes yesterday; a prayer service is to be held at 6 p.m. tonight at Brown's Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Ave.

Also missing: the brother of Ravens safety Ed Reed, who jumped into the 40-degree waters of the Mississippi during a police chase.

Downtown shooting, police officer killed

multiple people shot and and some killed on Paca and Franklin streets downtown.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Party crasher, panty snatcher

Grab your junk, 2nd amendment fans: "A burglary suspect was shot by a homeowner in Parkville." Reports WBAL, the suspect dragged himself to his truck before expiring

Two men shot in city

Defrocked priest Laurence Brett, who taught at Calvert Hall & reportedly molested dozens of students, was found dead in Martinique. Said a victim, "He taught us a bunch of stuff that was way outside the box of Catholicism that I grew up with."

This just in: Nancy Grace is a big fat racist.

"Death penalty, gay marriage issues are back for Maryland lawmakers"

Crofton panty snatcher in custody

More on the barricade situation near UMBC yesterday

Pay cut for cops

Police officers not happy about a cut in pay deducted from their latest checks.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Avoid MLK & Howard

Word on the street is that area is also shut down as a suspicious package is under investigation at the Herbert O'Connor State office building at 201 W. Preston, though the building as not been evacuated. (update, the suspicious package was a box of laptop batteries)

4:28 p.m.: Fire trucks have also surrounded the Mitchell Courthouse and traffic is shut down on the west side of Calvert St. (update: the suspicious package was a box of toner cartridges)

4:45: Inside Charm City reports "Significant Police Activity on Linden Ave" as well (probably unrelated)-- update, a mere barricade situation

You can follow the Sun's story here

Mail bombs!

Two packages have exploded today in two state government buildings ... the Jeffrey Building on Francis Street in downtown Annapolis and another at the Maryland Department of Transportation building in Hanover.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

... one shouldn't laugh

Karla Porter said she wanted her husband "hit," not killed

Have you seen these 20-something white guys, wanted for holding up the Wise pharmacy & a Subway?

Tough times: attempted theft of Irish Spring & stolen terlit paper in your local blotters

Bernstein tells WBAL he plans to set up databases to let the public follow cases

Retired Episcopal priest Donald Belcher indicted on child sex abuse charges

Leave the guns, bring the coffee

The Ink recaps the murders of 2010 and notes that people under 30 made up the majority. The Single Carrot Theatre reading is tonight.

Ow! Man shot in the scrotum

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said this morning that he will call for a committee vote on death penalty regulation.

Shut the front door! Bernstein's new communications director is former Daily Record editor Mark Cheshire.

You still can't take your guns to town: MD's handgun law ruled compatible with the scope of the Second Amendment by the Court of Appeals

Ow! County robber uses a hot coffee facial as a weapon. Police are also ISO these guys who robbed a Domino's, who wisely took the money and left the pizza (what's on smurfhat guy's crotch? Looks like a rectangular codpiece..).

More on the search for Phylicia Barnes; Barnes' mom is understandably livid that "20 different guys" were in and out of the apartment on the night 16-year-old Phylicia went missing. .... so Cham was the one who had them searching Leakin Park, which is a little funny in a macabre waste-of-your-tax-dollars sort of way (is the FBI also digging up your basement, Cham?). Groused Peter Hermann, "It took more than 100 cops seven hours to thoroughly search just the area that the poster directed them too. (sic) ... the written word is powerful, and shouldn't be written in haste."

The 2011 mayor's race is getting crowded

Another candidate looking to challenge SRB

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

...condemned to repeat it

The FBI has joined the search for missing NC teen Phylicia Simone Barnes, and detectives are searching Leakin Park. UPDATE: the search proved fruitless

Senator tells WBAL executions in MD won't resume any time soon

More on the mysterious murder of Hezikah Wilson III

Prosecutor tries, fails to keep renegade Shomrim member Eliyahu Eliezer Werdesheim from visiting Isreal

WTF? Douglas Lee Patrick, 39, posed online as an 18-year-old cancer-stricken lesbian named "Leah" to entice teenage girls into sending him crotch shots .. and it worked

SRB wants tougher gun laws, including a minimum 18-month sentence for illegal firearms.

Campaign finance report sheds light on the law's many, many loopholes

Former JZ reporter arrested again (!), this time for violating a protective order

Tort-ure: Writer & blogger Bruce Goldfarb fires an opening salvo in la guerre de les Hons, meanwhile, a third anti-hon protest is in the works for next Saturday. They are starting to scare me a little.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sun: Bernstein's being was sworn in

The Sun queerly reports: "Baltimore's new state's attorney was being officially sworn in Monday morning at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse. Gregg L. Bernstein was scheduled to be sworn in about 7:45 a.m." .. here's a more readable story from the BBJ. Bernstein also announced some new staff members, including an executive state’s attorney for administration. And more details from the oddly age-obsessed Daily Record.

Ya think? Report says missing N.C. teen Phylicia Barnes "may have been abducted"

Shooting in Woodlawn last night & the 32-year-old victim left clothes behind. A witness reports the shooter was driving a white SUV.
Homicide victim #3 was ID'd as Hezikah Wilson, 38. Guy was out walking his damn dog. UPDATE: Fox reports that Wilson, left, was autistic and found shot around 6:30 p.m. last night on his front porch in the 1500 block of Plymouth Road.

Woman's body found on side of road in PGC

Who knew? "Baltimore Immigration Court is among the nation’s best"

Another attempted robbery stopped by a bad-ass officer at the right place at the right time, this one a U.S. Marshal in AAC who disarmed an 18-year-old about to rob the E Z Bee.

Retired bomb-sniffing dog & his Papillon pal are missing from Dundalk

Srsly? Hardcore hon-haters held a second protest at Roland & 36th (the story doesn't say when)

Says Anna Ditkoff, "Single Carrot Theatre is doing their annual reading of Murder Ink on Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. It will be outside their theater (120 W. North Avenue)." Bundle up, because that reading takes a long, long time...

Police Dept. press conference at 2 today to talk crime stats, you can watch it here

John Pontollilo invoked in Slate article entitled "Nerd Violence"

Three days, three homicides

The city's third murder victim of the year is a 38-year-old man who was shot on Sunday evening.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


.... a 16-year-old boy shot to death in the 500 block of N. Lakewood Ave.
Update: Id'd as Marquise Hall.

Baltimore City Councilman James B. Kraft has asked Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III for a response to TDR's "wrong Shapiro" story, to no avail

Bernstein to be sworn in tomorrow, no news on where, what time or by whom. .. odd that I was invited to O'Malley's inauguration (considering I didn't vote for him) but not Bernstein's, no?

Saturday, January 1, 2011


unID'd 21-year-old man stabbed to death in the 1500 block of Hazel Street, the Sun reports you are/were the first homicide of 2011.

.. and two hours later, the first juvenile shooting of the year, a 17-year-old capped in the chest in the 1500 block of Fulton Ave

former JZ reporter turned assault suspect Dennis Edwards tells the Sunpapers that the police report "is not what it appears." (Wonder how Jeff Quinton got wind of that story ...)


Homicide 223 of 2010 was a "49-year-old man ... found dead Friday morning of a gunshot wound to the head in the area of Montford and McElderry streets in Southeast Baltimore"

A 16-year-old North Carolina girl visiting family in town went missing Tuesday and hasn't been seen since

Dennis Edwards, former WJZ reporter and spokesman for "Prez Jack" Young arrested for second-degree assault and reckless endangerment Wednesday

Someone claiming to be the cousin of a man shot and killed while attempting to rob the Laurel Dunkin Donuts claims his/her cousin wasn't armed or robbing the store and says "THE GUY KILLED MY COUSIN, HE MESSED WITH THE WRONG FAMILY......"

after the deeply skeevy case of roving abortionistas Steven C. Brigham, 88-year-old George Shepard Jr., and Nicola I. Riley, lawmakers want to require abortions only be performed at licensed surgical clinics

Deep symbolism alert: in 2009 Bealefeld spent New Year's personally arresting two gun-toting yahoos, last night he and Bernstein pushed a broken-down car out of an intersection.

... scroll down for full list of 2010 homicides-- thank you TAB for compiling these.

2010 homicides

223-- an amazingly low number. Not only that, but Fenton reports that police have arrested 40,000 fewer people than they did in 2005, the heyday of "zero tolerance"

Last year we had 238 homicides,
2008 was 234;
2007 was 291;
2006 was 274;
2005 was 269.
We've blogged 1,291 murders.

  • 223. Bernard Clowney, 50, Montford and McElderry St. (12/31)

  • 222. David King, 25, 5503 Richard Ave. (12/29)

  • 221. Raymond Woodland, 20, 2100 block of Boyd St. (12/26)

  • 220. Keith Robinson, 23, 4100 block of Ridgewood Ave. (12/25)

  • 219. Issac Joyner, 14, 1000 block of Ashburton St. (12/23)

  • 218. Mustafa Malik, 43, 2900 Mathews St. (12/22)

  • 217. Juan Carlos Santos-Hernandez, 29, 3700 block of Mt. Pleasant Ave. (12/22)

  • 216. Micha Crane, 10 Months, 1900 block of W. North Ave. (Died: September 2010)(Added: 12/20)

  • 215. Ellison McCall, 30, 1400 block of Homestead Ave. (12/18)

  • 214. Brian Taylor, 23, 6000 block of Marjorie Lane (12/18)

  • 213. Ramon Uceda, 26, N. Lakewood Ave. (12/18)

  • 212. Alethia Harris, 38, 3100 block of E. Monument St. (12/18)

  • 211. Karen Ferrell , 42, 1800 block of E. 29th St. (12/18)

  • 210. Cherrie Gammon, 25, 1400 block of Franklintown Rd. (12/12)

  • 209. Travis Baltimore, 24, 3400 block Virginia Ave. (12/10)

  • 208. David Carter, 20, 2800 block of Westwood Ave. (12/08)

  • 207. Dante Sweeney, 22, 5300 block of Loch Raven Bvd. (12/07)

  • 206. Tammy Madison, 45, 2400 Greenmount Ave. (Died: 2/16/10)(Added: 12/03)

  • 205. Troy Thomas, 26, ‎1900 block of East 30th St. (12/03)

  • 204. Raquan Campbell. 15, S. Payson St. and W. Pratt St. (12/02)

  • 203. Robin Patterson, 51, 4400 block of Belvieu Ave (11/25)

  • 202. Davon Douglas, 28, ‎1839 Eagle St. (11/24)

  • 201. Derrick Cross, 29, 4406 Plainfield. (11/24)

  • 200. Patrick Dolan, 19, 3500 Juneway. (11/23)

  • 199. Wilbur Street, 52, 4700 block of Haldane Rd. (Shot: 08/29/82)(Died: 11/21)

  • 198. Charles Burrell, 24, 400 block of N. Loudon Ave. (11/22)

  • 197. Sharon Jones, 28, 1700 block of Aisquith St. (11/21)

  • 196. Carlton Sellman, 19, 400 block of South East Ave. (11/20)

  • 195. Jerry Thomas, 29, 1500 block of Poplar Grove Rd. (11/19)

  • 194. Marcus Brown, 20, West Lanvale St. and North Payson St. (11/16)

  • 193. David Hopkins, 19, 400 block of South East Ave. (11/13)

  • 192. Sherrod Mason, 25, 1900 block of W. Baltimore St. (11/13)

  • 191. Eric Dozier, 25, 1500 block of Roundhill Rd. (11/09)

  • Suspicious Death, Unidentified Male, 900 block of N. Broadway. (11/09)

  • 190. Derrius Currie, 21, 800 W. Lexington St. (11/06)

  • 189. Winslow Thomas, 44, 2200 Kloman St. (Assaulted: 10/22/10)(Died: 11/03)

  • 188. Edwin Green Jr., 43, 3600 block of Fairview Ave. (10/29)

  • 187. Kevin Anderson, 31, South Woodyear St. (11/04)

  • 186. Jerry Harden, 21, 7000 block of McClean Bvd. (11/04)

  • 185. Malcolm Hill, 53, 2500 block of Robb St. (11/02)

  • 184. Andrew Joyce, 23, 500 block of Mosher St. (11/01)

  • Suspicious Death, Unidentified Male, 3600 block of Fairview Ave. (10/29)

  • 183. Jovanna Mitchell, 20, 2300 block of Braddish Ave. (10/31)

  • Suspicious Death, Unidentified Male, 500 block of North Luzerne Ave. (10/30)

  • 182. Dobia Wright, 46, 400 block of South Vincent St. (10/28)

  • 181. Ronald Clark, 18, 3500 Carsdale Ave. (10/26)

  • 180. William Spears, 63, 1700 block of McKean Ave. (10/25)

  • 179. Durrell Buroughs, 19, 1200 block of N. Milton Ave.(10/25)

  • 178. Alan Chavis, 16, 4000 block of Barrington Rd. (10/26)

  • 177. Mary Williams, 48, 2000 block of E. Oliver St.(10/25)

  • 176. Calvin McNair, 20, 2100 block of East Monument St. (10/23)

  • 175. Monta Hunt, 25, 2100 block of West Fayette St. (10/23)

  • 174. Brian Stevenson, 38, 2800 block Hudson St. (10/17)

  • 173. Khloe Lewis, 6 Months, 3800 block of Glengyle Ave. (10/13)

  • 172. Sherman Payne, 56, 800 block of N. Brice St. (10/13)

  • 171. Harvey McCall, 42, 2600 block of Shirley Ave. (10/11)

  • Suspicious Death, Unidentified Male, 800 block of North Fremont Ave. (10/10)

  • 170. Dennis Waddell, 33, 1600 block of Warwick Ave. (10/10)

  • 169. James Ingram, 46, 3000 block of Presbury St. (10/10)

  • 168. Travis Lane, 19, 3500 block of N. Calvert St. (10/09)

  • 167. Daryll Hood, 4700 block of Shamrock Ave. (10/09)

  • 166. Michael Morrell, 51, 3100 block of Grantley Ave. (10/09)

  • 165. Sterling Palmer, 78, 2600 block of Edison Highway. (10/09)

  • 164. Kirk Carter, 22, 2300 block of Sidney Ave. (10/05)

  • 163. Randol Buncombe, 24, 2700 block of Claflin Court . (10/05)

  • 162. Arthur Peacock, 34, 800 W. Lexington St. (9/30)

  • 161. Ardrey Murphy, 28, 5500 Bowleys Lane. (9/29)

  • 160. Yassmin Lindo, 36, 1900 block of McKean Ave. (9/28)

  • 159. Donnie Martin, 38, 3100 block of Chelsea Terrace (9/25)

  • 158. James Schools, 31, 1500 block of N. Broadway St. (9/23)

  • 157. Sean Cooper, 20, 3200 block of Belair Rd. (9/22)

  • 156. George Lewis, 25, 1200 block of Bonaparte Ave. (9/19)

  • 155. Isaiah White, 28, 2900 block of Edgewood St. (9/19)

  • 154. Cecelia Mitchell , 66, 1500 block of North Stricker St. (9/17)

  • 153. Jean Davis, 84, 600 N. Wolfe St. (9/16)

  • 152. Willie Johnson, 30, 1700 Kane St. (9/13)

  • 151. Marcel Burton, 33, 2600 Baker St. (9/09)

  • 150. Robert Lockett, 48, 2630 Quantico Ave. (Assaulted: 6/22/10)(Died: 8/04)

  • 149. Thomas Vas, 35, 800 block of Allendale St. (9/08)

  • 148. Levern Domneys, 20, 2000 block of Baker St. (9/03)

  • 147. Ankush Gupta, 22, 330 S. Calvert St. (Died: 8/27/08)(Added: 8/30)

  • 146. Datea Scott-Smith, 30, 500 block of East Lynne Ave. (9/02)

  • 145. Nathaniel Santiago, 31, 5200 block of Harris Ave. (8/31)

  • 144. John Lemon Jr, 44, 2600 block of Reisterstown Rd. (8/30)

  • 143. Louis Scott, 29, 2700 block of Parkwood Ave. (8/30)

  • 142. Carrington McNutt, 23, Patapsco Arena on Annapolis Rd. (8/28)

  • 141. Albert Bethea, 57, 700 block of E. Eager St. (8/26)

  • 140. Contray Merchant, 29, 5100 block of Queensberry Ave. (Assaulted: 8/6/07)(Died: 5/17)

  • 139. Jose Rodolfo Gonzalez-Coreas, 43, 100 block of N. Linwood. (8/22)

  • 138. Martin Reyes, 51, 200 block of North Kenwood Ave. (8/21)

  • 137. Franklin Spencer, 39, 1500 W. Lanvale St. (Died: 2004)(Added: 8/16)

  • 136. Donald Carter, 39, 700 W. Franklin St. (8/16)

  • Suspicious Death, Unidentified, 35, 100 block of E. Fayette St. (8/17)

  • 135. Isaiah Gordon, 20, 400 block of E. Chase St. (8/15)

  • 134. Andre Graham, 28, 3500 block of Horton Ave. (8/13)

  • 133. Westley Lewis, 19, 2000 block of Robb St. (8/13)

  • Suspicious Death, Harsh Kumar, 30, 200 block of N. Charles. (8/12)

  • 132. Gerald Gray, 35, 3100 Edison Highway. (8/12)

  • 131. Shelred Carr, 58, 3400 block of Garrison Blvd. (8/12)

  • 130. Shawn Wright, 30, 1600 block of N. Broadway. (8/11)

  • 129. Tavon Caldwell, 25, 2200 Germania Ave. (8/08)

  • 128. Theodore Corwin, 30, 1900 McHenry St. (8/07)

  • 127. Christopher Miller, 24, 700 block of Lennox St. (8/07)

  • 126. Martin York, 45, Shipley St. (8/07)

  • 125. Jarrod Covel, 20, 2800 Clifton Park Terrace. (8/06)

  • 124. Dionndra Dugger, 20, 2600 block of Quantico Ave. (8/01)

  • 123. Milton Hill, 70, 1200 E North Ave. (7/30)

  • 122. Shawn Crawford, 36, 5200 block of Florence Ave. (7/30)

  • 121. Steven Harris, 38, 4200 block of Pimlico Rd. (7/22)

  • 120. Emmanuel Thomas, 21, 200 E. Fafayette Ave. (7/29)

  • 119. Corey Sims, 19, 5100 Harford Rd. (7/27)

  • 118. Jermaine Parker, 24, 5100 Williston St. (7/27)

  • 117. John Hall, 30, 1500 block of Lanhorne Ct. (7/25)

  • 116. Stephen Pitcairn, 23, 2600 block of St. Paul St. (7/25)

  • 115. Juan Hernandez, 27, 6900 block of McClean Bvd. (7/24)

  • 114. Justin Kendrick, 24, 300 block of E. Lafayette St. (7/24)

  • 113. Jamison Ford, 30, 6900 block of McClean Bvd. (7/23)

  • 112. Curtis Williams, 26, 4200 block of 10th St. (7/22)

  • 111. Lonnie Howie Jr., 42, 300 block of N. Schroeder St. (7/20)

  • 110. Jovon Perry, 27, 3800 block of Park Heights Ave. (7/17)

  • 109. John Sandy, 73, 3500 block of Elm Ave. (7/13)

  • 108. Yolanda Howard, 35, 100 block of West 22nd St. (7/07)

  • 107. Ramah Reid, 26, 5200 block of Cuthbert Ave. (7/07)

  • 106. Vance Williams, 19, E. Hoffman and N. Caroline St. (7/06)

  • 105. John Crowder, 17, 2600 Garrett Ave. (7/05)

  • 104. Antwan Pullen, 23, 2000 N. Wolfe St. (6/28)

  • 103. Jason Rogers, 30, 1000 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. (7/04)

  • 102. Warren Mitchell, 24, 1600 block of N. Port St. (7/03)

  • 101. Raynard Johnson, 24, 2400 block of Druid Hill Ave. (6/20)

  • 100. Chase Love, 26, 200 block of E. Baltimore St. (7/02)

  • 99. Renardo Broom, 16, 700 block of W. North Ave. (7/01)

  • 98. Phillip Bundy, 28, 1500 block of Carswell St. (6/29)

  • 97. Gloria Harrod, 47, 5200 block of Saint Charles Ave. (6/26)

  • Suspicious Death, Michael Artis, 43, 2800 block of Rockrose Ave. (6/27)

  • 96. Eric Williams, 28, 2600 block of W. Fayette St. (6/27)

  • 95. Evando Minor, 23, 3300 block of Noble Ave. (6/26)

  • 94. Wesley Lashley, 29, 3100 block of Woodland Ave. (6/21)

  • Suspicious death, Unidentified, 1200 block of W. Cross St. (6/23)

  • 93. Tyree Page, 34, 500 block of McMechen St. (6/21)

  • 92. Larry Griffin, 25, 2900 block of Spelman Rd. (5/22)

  • 91. Durell Cartwright, 30, 400 N. East Ave. (6/21)

  • 90. Daniel Payne, 55, 2500 Winchester St. (6/20)

  • 89. Marquell Turner, 19, 1900 block of Washington St. (6/19)

  • 88. Derrick Pinkney, 33, 700 block of N. Fulton Ave. (6/15)

  • 87. Avon Beasley, 25, 200 N. Rose St. (6/13)

  • 86. Spencer Williams, 22, 1100 New Hope Circle. (6/11)

  • 85. Tyrone Brown, 32, East Eager St. (6/04)

  • 84. Matthew Martin, 31, 1300 Richardson St. (4/09)

  • 83. Glennie Reid, 83, 1200 block of N. Augusta Ave. (6/07)

  • 82. Mark Zimmerman, 44, 6000 block of Moravia Park Drive (6/04)

  • 81. Israel Johnson Jr, 19, 1600 Block of Bruce Ct. (6/01)

  • 80. Deandre Leeper, 27, 500 block of North Fulton St. (6/01)

  • 79. Kevin Belton, 44, 4800 block of Truesdale Ave. (5/31)

  • 78. Don Rice, 59, 3900 block of Loch Raven Bvd. (5/31)

  • 77. Michael Hatch, 32, First block of South Pulaski St. (5/30)

  • 76. Damon Chase, 30, First block of South Pulaski St. (5/30)

  • 75. Alvin Martin, 28, 2100 block of Ramsay St. (5/30)

  • 74. Ronald Anderson, 30, 4000 block of Pennington Ave. (5/29)

  • 73. Davon Dorsey, 18, 400 block of N. Rose St. (5/29)

  • 72. Timothy Gaskins, 22, East Monument St and North Luzeme Ave. (5/29)

  • 71. Donte Vandiver, 19, 900 block of N. Belnord Ave. (5/24)

  • 70. Jimmy Elton, 19, 3000 block of W. North Ave. (5/21)

  • 69. Jamie Hilton-Bey, 35, 2300 block of Lauretta Ave. (5/20)

  • 68. Mark Crockett, 34, 200 block of S. Spring Ct. (5/15)

  • 67. Michael Pryor, 32, 2800 Harford Rd. (5/15)

  • 66. Jerome Booze Jr., 30, 3313 block of Paton Ave. (5/14)

  • 65. Michael Carroway, 49, West Cold Spring Ln. and Daytona Ave. (5/12)

  • Suspicious death, Unidentified, 441 Nicoll Ave. (5/11)

  • 64. Betsy Riggin, 29, Hanover St. and Washburn Ave. (5/06)

  • 63. George Toe, 30, 900 block of North Hill St. (5/08)

  • 62. Jerome Simmons, 35, 900 block of North Hill St. (5/08)

  • 61. Anthony Crist, 42, 500 block of North Collington Ave. (5/08)

  • 60. David Beers, 49, 1000 W. Lexington St. (5/05)

  • 59. Wayne Clark, 36, Hanover St. and Washburn Ave. (5/06)

  • 58. Jonathan Byrd, 26, 2100 block of Frederick Ave. (5/04)

  • 57. Andrew Copeland, 16, 1500 block of W. Fayette St. (5/03)

  • 56. David Mitchell, 16, 800 block of W. Lexington St. (4/29)

  • 55. Dwayne Majett, 30, 500 block of Chateau Ave. (4/27)

  • 54. David Woods, 31, 1100 block of Bayard St. (4/25)

  • 53. Ramie Mays, 18, 4800 block of Liberty Heights Ave. (4/25)

  • Suspicious death, Unidentified Man, 6000 block of Park Heights Ave. (4/26)

  • 52. Kevin Hyslop, 33, 1800 block of N. Fulton Ave. (4/20)

  • 51. Melonie Hamber, 2, 2000 block of East Hoffman St. (4/18)

  • 50. Sean Johnson, 40, 5400 block of Narcissus Ave. (4/18)

  • 49. Branden Bowser, 23, 1200 Block of East North Ave. (4/17)

  • 48. Jamal Thomas, 30, 1100 block of North Milton St. (4/17)

  • 47. Gavin Campbell, 24, 4100 block of Kershaw Ave. (4/17)

  • Suspicious death, Jose Portillo, 36, 1700 block of Thames St. (4/15)

  • 46. Anthony Walker, 36, 5300 block of Denmore Ave. (4/11)

  • 45. Nelson Armstrong, 20, 1100 block of E. North Ave. (4/11)

  • 44. Damon Minor, 21, Greenmount Ave. and 33rd St. (4/10)

  • Suspicious death, Unidentified Woman, 418 Gusryan St. (4/08)

  • 43. Sean Ramseur, 40, Glenwood Ave and York Rd. (4/08)

  • 42. Charles Bowman, 72, 2900 block of Greenmount Ave. (4/08)

  • 41. Raymond Langford Jr., 25, 2200 Fleetwood Ave (4/06)

  • 40. Michael Thomas, 27, 1900 Eagle Dr. (3/29)

  • 39. Antonio Wilson, 28, 1st block of N. Calverton Rd. (3/28)

  • 38. Charles Bowman, 16, 1400 block of North Luzerne Ave (3/27)

  • 37. Phillip Holmes, 22, 2200 block of Roselawn Ave. (3/23)

  • 36. Michael Holt, 20, 2600 block of Grogan Ave. (3/23)

  • 35. Darron Dorsey, 27, 3424 Park Heights Ave. (3/21)

  • 34. Carlos Williams, 50, 1900 block of Boone St. (3/21)

  • 33. Donte Gee, 25, 3200 block of Belair Rd. (3/18)

  • 32. Asia Carter, 37, North Howard St. and West 25th St. (3/15)

  • 31. Daniel C. Dixon, 25, Frankford Ave and Moravia Park Dr. (3/15)

  • 30. Rajahnthon Haynie, 2 months, Druid Hill Park (3/14)

  • Suspicious death, Unidentified Man, W. Mulberry and N. Greene St. (3/13)

  • 29. Donatello Fenner, 22, 2600 block of N. Calvert St. (3/11)

  • 28. Lee McCoy, 44, 200 block of South Arlington Ave. (3/03)

  • 27. Jamal Rogers, 20, 2100 block of W. Fayette St. (3/05)

  • 26. Alvin McMiller, 23, 4300 block of Belair Rd. (3/04)

  • 25. Kenly Wheeler, 29, 1400 block of N. Caroline St. (3/04)

  • 24. Dejuan Green, 23, 1500 block of N. Fulton Ave. (2/25)

  • Suspicious death, Unidentified Man, 24, Lovegrove St.(2/24)

  • 23. Timothy Chase, 35, 1400 block of N. Dukeland St. (2/23)

  • 22. Leonard Gee, 28, 3500 block of Cliftmont Ave. (2/21)

  • 21. James Ball, 38, 10 Light St. (2/20)

  • Suspicious death, Unidentified Woman, 45, 2400 block of Greenmount Ave.(2/17)

  • 20. David Scott, 35, Ruxton Ave. and Presbury St. (2/17)

  • 19. Adam Couther, 27, 700 block of N. Lakewood Ave. (2/17)

  • 18. Daron Howard, 21, 3200 block of Woodland Ave. (2/16)

  • 17. Rodney Stephens, 38, 1200 block of Bentalou St. (2/07)

  • 16. Damien Osacoca, 24, 4000 block of Massachusetts Ave. (2/06)

  • 15. Shaun Henderson, 30, 2400 block of Loyola Southway (2/05)

  • 14. Juan Tucker, 34, 2100 block of Edmondson Ave. (2/03)

  • 13. John England, 27, 2200 block of N. Monroe St. (2/01)

  • 12. Kevin Davis, 31, 851 West Fayette St. (1/28)

  • 11. Michael Manning, 35, 1900 block of Aisquith St. (1/25)

  • 10. Darius Ray, 20, 6900 McClean Blvd (1/23)

  • 9. Raymond Gibson, 21, 1700 block of N. Caroline St. (1/19)

  • 8. Darius Goines, 19, 1000 block of Pennsylvania Ave. (1/18)

  • 7. James Jackson, 27, West Franklin St. at Paca St. (1/18)

  • 6. Darnell Taylor, 48, 2300 block of W. North Ave. (1/16)

  • 5. Sean Johnson, 41, 1300 N. Milton Ave. (1/07)

  • 4. Derrick Taylor, 20, 3900 block of Eierman Ave.(1/10)

  • 3. Darel Alston, 38, 900 block of N. Glover St. (1/10)

  • 2. Antonio Lashley, 21, 100 block of North Franklintown Rd. (1/6)

  • 1. Marcal Walton, 33, Reisterstown Rd and Ocala Ave. (1/3)
  • Wednesday, December 29, 2010

    Some enchanted evening...

    222 = man shot to death in the 5500 block of Richard Ave. in front of the Visions Banquet Hall, a block away from Clementine.

    A retired officer shot a would-be robber at Judy's Island Grill & Bake Shop on Park Heights, and the suspect is not expected to be irie.

    Enchantment of the Seas indeed! Cruise ship crew busted with cocaine and heroin

    Shirley Watts appointed to the Court of Special Appeals

    Owners of Club Reality complain of police harassment (reality.. who wants to go to a club for that?!)

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    Secure your weapons!

    A 13-year-old Charles Diesmesor died after he and his friend were playing with a gun

    More details on the story of Ellison McCall, the New Haven lounge bartender allegedly killed by some rowdy patrons he'd ejected

    Four years for Tomeka V. Harris, a former mortgage broker turned credit-card-fraudster and prison-contraband-smuggler. More details from the DOJ

    Harford county settles case of pro-life protestors who were strip-searched. Related: the Post reports that "Tests of 'Roe' more frequent since justices upheld late-term abortion ban in '07"

    History corner: 10 years ago in the City Paper Lee Gardner wrote about Baltimore's first killing of the new millennium. "If the current rate holds out through the end of 2000, the number of homicides in Baltimore will drop below 300 for the first time in 11 years ... a major victory for Mayor Martin O'Malley, who was swept into office in 1999 on the strength of his vow to stem the bloodshed, and for police Commissioner Edward Norris."

    Can a new mayoral candidate pull a Bernstein?


    Saturday, December 25, 2010

    Issac in heaven

    Relatives mourn 14-year-old fatally shot Thursday

    ‎Police tweet, "2:40 am, Officers are on the scene of a shooting in the 4400 blk of Granada Ave. Adult male shot at location. Homicide Det's called to scene"

    Friday, December 24, 2010

    B*tch better have my goat meat

    City lawyers and now the mayor insist it was the non-molesting Shapiro who insisted on secrecy in that $200k mistaken-identity case, but Shapiro's lawyer and the Daily Record have letters and e-mails that certainly "suggest otherwise"

    The Milton Tillmans plead guilty, with the elder Tillman poignantly prepared to serve time so his son can go free.

    Mustafa Malik, 43, was shot to death in the 2900 block of Mathews St.

    Police are ISO "a pair of black males between the ages of 25 and 30" in connection with robberies and two murders last week near Patterson Park

    Three teens shot on the West side, including a 14-year-old shot in the head

    An arrest for the shooting of Coppin State track start Dale Dunn

    A rather unusual 14 years for a drug dealer who sold heroin that led to overdose

    Baltimore Charlie Brown's cubed goat meat is gone or perhaps never was, and the CP asks, what happened to all of Baltimore's "stimulus money"?

    Seasonal: "Culprits Adorn Man's Yard With Stolen Decorations"

    ...that Peter Hermann,
    orange shirt and a snifter of bourbon
    tossed back the booze
    and said "have yer year's crime news
    in long, awkward sets of couplets."

    Thursday, December 23, 2010

    Ho ho ho!

    "A man dressed in a Santa suit told police that a suspect in her 50s had approached him and said, 'I always wanted to hug Santa.' She held him very close, rubbing herself against him, and picked his pocket."

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    Our bad...

    Eyebrow-raising story from TDR's Danny Jacobs reveals the details behind a mysterious $200,000 settlement from the city: police picked up the wrong guy on child molestation charges, in spite of the fact he'd never lived or worked in Baltimore and didn't live in the country until five years after the alleged abuse took place. Adding insult to injury, city lawyers also apparently flat-out lied that it was the victim who wanted to keep the story quiet. But as Rikki Spector surely taught at Talmudical Academy, time wounds all heels.

    Man shot to death in the 3700 block of Mt. Pleasant Ave.

    Arson killing may have followed an "altercation" at the New Haven Lounge where the victim was a bartender

    Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke is soliciting donations to help with Karen Ferrell's funeral. The victim was a mom of three, found dead and entombed in plastic in her own basement.

    The CP has details on last week's five murders (two of them in CHuM, the city's most murderiffic neighborhood). Also the death of 10-month-old Micha Crane has been added to the toll.

    Sunday, December 19, 2010

    Shooty weekend continues

    Four Five murders this weekend so far:Also three more six more shootings, and then there's the mighty "suspicious" 42-year-old woman's body found wrapped in plastic in the 1800 block of E. 29th St. UPDATE: Fox reports that this death has been ruled a homicide, and the victim was Karen Ferrell, 42

    .. and in York, PA, Baltimorean and twice-convicted murderer Kevin Mattison was sentenced to death for the December 2008 murder of Christian Agosto. Mattison just got out of jail in June after serving less than two years for 1st-degree rape, assault, sex and weapons offenses, and is due in back in a Baltimore court in February on burglary charges.

    Saturday, December 18, 2010

    Violent night

    Three killed, two injured last night in spate of violence, and a suspicious death: "a 42-year-old woman's body found wrapped in plastic in the 1800 block of E. 29th St." Shootings mapped by SpotCrime

    Drug arrest thrown out due to issues with an officer's "past transgressions"

    Media blabber: Not-so-shocking U of MD study finds Fox News viewers have a "higher level of misinformation" (though MSNBC, PBS & network news viewers got stuff wrong too)

    Friday, December 17, 2010

    Robo call raid

    The home of Julius Henson, the admitted perpetrator of the election night robo calls, was raided by detectives working for state prosecutors.

    Tragedy, stupidity abounds

    Friends gather to remember slain Cherrie Gammon, likely killed over a drug debt

    "Man suffers graze wound after shooting," which kind of makes it sound like he'd been chewed on by some sheep

    A computer glitch lets scores of parking tickets get dismissed. The moral of the story: so long as your time is worth less than the price of the ticket, it's worthwhile request a hearing.

    Lead-paint landlord jailed over violations

    Holabird high student encounters pervert lurking in the boys' room, who stuffed a sock in his mouth and kicked him in the nads

    A Hagtown inmate who mailed white powder to a judge "to bring attention to a motion to modify his 50-year sentence for first-degree murder" got five more years tacked onto his time

    Lawyer warns that toning shoes won't shape your buns and may break your legs

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

    4 Aces

    .. beats the government's royal flush. Milton Tillman Jr. and Milton Tillman III, charged with multiple counts of tax, insurance and wire fraud, are reportedly making a deal with the government that will let Milton Tillman the Jr., serve no time. Tillman the IIIrd, aka "the Emperor," and "citizen of the year" is a prolific political contributor who owns a oodles of real estate in the metro area and allegedly has "close proximity" to the drug world.

    'Tis the season

    .. for home invasions. Police are investigating two unrelated armed invasions.

    Tomorrow is ladies' day at the BPD: "BPD Recruiting Event: Women's Hiring Event 12/17/10 @ 12 PM, BPD HQ (601 E Fayette Street) Info Session & Written Test"

    Bodymore is Burning

    In yet another incident of a severe fire in Baltimore a homeless man was found burning behind a Canton Safeway.

    Fire officials officially believe that the fire on the Block was set by "human hands." how they know that I will not pretend to know.

    We are officially pansies; A christmas ornament causes the shutdown of the Pentagon train station.

    24 Years in federal prison for a man who shot at city cops.

    Ending on a happier note, The Sun gives us an uplifting/slightly depressing story about a child shooting victim.

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010

    The unbearable whiteness of being

    The CP's Van Smith interviews the new white guy, details his fondness for Elvis Costello & 'Mad Men' & asks, "What kind of challenges does you being a white guy present?"

    A dispute between tenants led to a barricade situation in West Baltimore, which ended peacefully with the arrest of a suspect.

    Source tells WBAL that fire on The Block was arson

    "A tearful Benjamin L. “Bennie” King Jr. apologized to his family and former employer Legal Aid before being sentenced to 30 months in prison Tuesday for embezzling more than $1 million from the organization over a decade."

    Last week's four murders in the Ink: Dante Sweeney, David Carter, Travis Baltimore (reported as Travis Alexander by WBAL) and "an unidentified Caucasian woman." ... (srsly, the CP just way too obsessed with race ... ok, it's an important detail, but is it so important that must be reported in the first sentence in every single case?)

    Creditors to Tribune Co. executives: bitch better have my money

    Deputy speaks out

    Shot in the line of duty, they're now saying he lied.

    Monday, December 13, 2010


    A pharmaceutical delivery employee was abducted and his truck full of narcotics stolen in the 2000 block of W Pratt St

    County police are ISO the guy who robbed the Columbia Bank on York Rd.

    ... and a federal judge declares that the "Affordable Care Act" is unconstitutional

    enjoy your crime news, hon!

    A woman was shot to death in the 1400 block of Franklintown Road at about 5 a.m. yesterday morning

    The city jail is on lockdown after "a series of violent incidents," but nevertheless, a guy somehow escaped from the Pre-Release Unit on Saturday night (and was found loving that chicken at a Popeye's in PA.)

    "there is a growing consensus" that the case of George Huguely V, accused of killing former NDP student Yeardley Love, will be settled in a plea deal before trial

    Ye olde loophole: Convicted felon Thomas Royal got 188 months for possessing ammo, but no time for the gun he was carrying as it was manufactured before 1899.

    Gee, rilly? After the second escape in a year from the Hickey school, a report issued by the Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit floats the notions of equipping juvenile facilities staff with radios and transporting the l'il hoodlums in secure vehicles.

    In Annapolis, a 60-year-old genius was arrested after running over a guy he'd just had a fistfight with.

    Interesting read from the Post: "What the Assange case reveals about rape in America"

    ps. ... what kind of rich freaknut would pay $700,000 for a Nazi baton?

    Sunday, December 12, 2010

    Gory stories

    So much for pot being the drug of peace and groovy love.... investigators believe that missing Michael Paul Knight, 50, was "beaten, tied up, and murdered, and his body was then dismembered 'with a power-type saw'" in Rosedale after he ran afoul of a national weed-smuggling operation.

    Another homicide: Travis Baltimore, 24, 3400 block of Virginia Avenue

    Friday, December 10, 2010

    Likely stories

    A "flurry of shootings" near Leakin Park

    Crack reporter Melody Simmons lands an interview with the ousted mayor, who says "hopefully people realize that I am sorry for some of my decisions,” and that she might possibly write a book.

    ... but according to WBAL, there wont be much of a market for it, as "in Baltimore ... only one in 300 kids [as in, .003%, or about 2,100] has even a single book in their home." sounds rather implausible.. but I'm sure they wouldn't report it if it wasn't scrupulously fact-checked, right?

    Another perk for citty employees

    Jail pay OK.

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    Horribly depressing stories you should not read

    Andre Clay Russell Jr. got 55 years for beating his girlfriend's three-year-old son to death. Says the mom who left her son with the convicted sex offender, "there is not a day that I don't second-guess myself."

    and "calm, peaceful, respectful" Brian Maurice Savage, 22, is on trial starting today for allegedly beating his girlfriend's 15-month-old toddler to death.

    and in Hagerstown, a 23-year-old man got 35 years for "fatally abusing" his girlfriend's five-month-old daughter.

    A 65-year-old man pled guilty for the robbery that led to the death of Constantine Frank last year. Frank died of a brain hemmorhage after being restrained.

    The 4th circuit has ruled that "allowing the indefinite confinement of 'sexually dangerous' federal inmates after their prison terms end does not violate their due process rights"

    "Fatal shooting [of Dante Sweeny, 22] in Northeast Baltimore could be drug-related robbery"

    "Baltimore police say the death of [Tammy Madison, 45] who was pushed in front of a truck in February is being classified as a homicide, but the man who shoved her will not face criminal charges."

    a Baltimore man has been arrested for attempting to blow up a military recruitment center in Catonsville with a fake bomb

    City paper's top 10 news stories include the Dixon sentencing, the Sun's story on rape reports being marked unfounded, and "Pat Jessamy loses, some guy wins." Also last week's three murders in the Ink.

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    ATF to investigate fires

    reports the Deuce

    ..and anti-abortion protestors have descended on Germantown. QTD from activist Patrick Mahoney: "I'm thrilled with all this police tape. Let's say you're an orthodontist and your little sixth-grader comes with her mom and sees all this. That's exactly what we want."

    Burning house of love

    New hires at chez Bernstein. Wonder who wrote the press releases?

    Two five-alarm fires downtown = mighty suspicious.
    QTD: "Girls tryin ta get dressed in the street, I mean, runnin across the street butt naked just tryin to get their clothes on..."

    Update on missing senior Lola Louise Brant: she was found in a clearing in the PA woods by a hunter, alive and confused.

    Saturday, December 4, 2010

    Stay in School

    In the second case of students gone wild this week, a 15 year old is facing attempted murder charges after beating and strangling a fellow classmate.

    City paper, who first broke the story in June, give more information on the Federal indictment for the murder of Kareem Kelly Guest.

    A 26 year old man was shot and killed last night on E. 30th St.

    Police have made arrests in two separate homicides, including one where two October killings may be linked. The other case involved the arrest of Mark Winchester, 31, for the 2007 murder of Yemel McMillan, 23.

    Finally, a Snow Hill man was sentenced to a year in jail for possession of over 75 pounds of pot.

    Best sighting ever

    Rod J. Rosenstein in the front row of "Annie" at the Olney Theater (with his children, TG.)

    .. if anyone deserves a chorus of singing orphans it's RJR, whose past week at the office included indicting Antonio “Mack” Hall for the murder of federal witness Kareem Kelly Guest, convicting "L'il Mama" of racketeering, and a guilty plea from "Mrs. T" of 420 Income Tax Services, who stole children's identities and their parents' refunds, and a whole bunch of other assorted Roosters and Lily St. Regises.

    anyway, Lola Brant... keep an eye out for Lola Brant, who left Bel Air in her tan Mercedes yesterday and never came back.
    UPDATE: she was found in PA

    Friday, December 3, 2010

    Social studies

    More on the Snowden drunk-driving case. Was his PBJ a simple mistake.. or something back-scratchier?

    A 14-year-old student at Baltimore Community High School beat the dickens out of a social studies teacher

    LOLZ, check out these winners arrested on drug charges in the Deener

    Crown Heights it's not (sorry, NAACP), but tensions are up in the NW after the beating & wrist breakage of a teen by 23-year-old neighborhood watcher Eliyahu Werdesheim. Indeed Wedesheim's story sounds none too Kosher: if the kid was trespassing, why not call actual police? If his stick/plank was so threatening, why not just get back in the car? In better news, apparently another Shomrim member helped the beaten boy while Werdesheim fled.

    Three people pled guilty to smuggling knockoff Coach handbags through the Port of Baltimore. Remember when Coach bags used to be un-tawdy and non-shiteous, and made in America out of nice, thick leather?

    Alleged crack dealer Terrell Rogers got 292 months in prison for a rolling gun battle near the Bloody Bucket and attempting to trade crack for evidence-tampering services.

    Former Republican committee treasurer gets three years for embezzlement

    Other Baltimoreiana: The NYT has a glowing profile of Andres Alonso

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    It may cost only $100 to double park in Bmore

    Council committee approved by the bill to end the $250 I'm dropping off groceries ticket, but the Mayor has said if she will support it.

    15-year-old killed

    Reports Fox: "Police say the victim of a deadly shooting in southwest Baltimore earlier this evening was a 15-year-old boy. The teen died at Shock Trauma after he was shot multiple times at S. Payson and W. Pratt Streets. Detectives have no suspect or motive at this time."

    Last of the 28 Tree Top Piru defendants plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute the crack

    Bad boys, bad boys...

    A member of the Jewish neighborhood watch group Shomrim is accused of attacking a 15-year-old and breaking his wrist

    Last week's five murders in the Ink, including the guy who stabbed his brother to death on Thanksgiving

    "Poor man's Puffy" and others indicted in scheme to ship "hundreds of pounds of cocaine on chartered jets from Los Angeles to Baltimore."

    BPD unravel the case of stolen metal worth $2.6 million

    Fenton: why was Pippi Longstocking (aka Franklin Gross Sr.) out of jail?

    Video-poker executive-cum-developer John Vontran -- owner of the much-torched Seagram's distillery-- forced to liquidate

    Pizza-shop owner fights off gun-toting robber with a spatula, and JZ has the high-larious video

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010

    Demons and Spirits

    Stephen Todd Nelson, who claimed "demons" forced him to throw his 3-year-old son off the Key Bridge, dropped his NCR plea to plead guilty today to second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

    Man who shot uniformed city officer on Calvert St sports adorable Pippi-Longstockingesque pigtails

    Twin brothers in custody for shooting a dancer and her swain near the Block

    You have until 5 p.m. Thursday to stock up/savor the flavor of "prison wine made from Fruity Pebbles."

    and County police want to know who keeps setting fire to the Seagrams plant

    Sunday, November 28, 2010

    Thanksgiving Weekend Crime Recap

    The Sun gives more details on the weekend running gun battle on a busy city street that left a City police officer in critical condition.

    The Grinch struck a little early this year, when scowling sexagenarian Harry Patterson Jr. decided to stab his younger brother in the neck on Thanksgiving day. His younger brother, ID'd as Robin Patterson age 51, was stabbed while trying to intervene in a fight between Harry and his wife.

    One man is in custody and three are in the hospital after a triple shooting outside an Odenton bar.

    The hunt is on for a Wicomico County teen accused of firing shots at police.

    Two more Homicide victims have been identified. Patrick Dolan, 19, who was stabbed at the 3500 block of Juneway during a suspected robbery attempt, and Davon Douglas, 28, also stabbed, at the 1800 block of Eagle St. on Wednesday.

    Finally, the MD USDOJ released their annual Criminal Prosecution Totals showing a sharp rise in prosecutions this year.

    Officer shot on North Calvert Street