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  • Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Hopkins Patient Identities

    An insurance-claims clerk who pleaded guilty to being part of an identity-theft conspiracy was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for her part in the scheme and ordered to pay more than $200,000 in restitution. Shanell Bowser, who worked as a...
  • The Wire vs. Midsomer Murders

    Update: We got punked. See comments section below. To prove that there is more to Baltimore than TV wants to show you, Visit Baltimore some British blogger (see below) recently put up a YouTube video comparing The Wire (HBO's Baltimore-based crime drama)...
  • "I'm going to make it very hard on the police around here."

    Props to the Sun's Justin Fenton for keeping his ear to the ground regarding the Blackwell clan's ongoing drama. As he reports today, police arrested Stephen "JR" Blackwell, Jr. and charged him with disorderly conduct on Monday night. This is what the old...
  • Murder Ink Sept. 9-16

    The May 19 death of Michael Chase, a 47-year-old African-American man, was added to the homicide rolls this week. Chase was shot on Aug. 20, 1988; he was 26 at the time. Chase was walking in the 1500 block of Hopewell Court when he was shot in the neck....
  • End of the Line for Jose? Or a New Beginning?

    Jose Joaquin Morales, the unlicensed mason, thief, firebug and drug dealer caught trying to smuggle six kilos of cocaine to Baltimore last August, has pleaded guilty to that crime, taken responsibility for his actions, and apologized to the government. He...
  • Ceremony Set to Mark 25th Anniversary of Baltimore Det. Marcellus Ward's Murder

    A quarter-century ago tomorrow, in an apartment above the Kandy Kitchen store near Union Square in West Baltimore, Baltimore Police Det. Marcellus Ward was murdered during an undercover drug deal. The deadly transaction was recorded by the wire Ward was...
  • Murder Ink Updates

    The murder of Roger Dennis, a 25-year-old African-American man, has been closed by exception. Dennis was shot in the 1900 block of West North Avenue in 1997. He died on Aug. 1, 2008. The man police believe was responsible for Dennis' death has died....
  • Milton Tillman and Son Indicted in Bailbonds Conspiracy

    Milton Tillman Jr. | Image by Police Booking Photo According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorneys Office, politically connected ex-con Milton Tillman Jr. and his son, Milton "Moe" Tillman III, were both federally indicted on conspiracy...
  • Wobfest 2010 in Baltimore: John Duda talks about the Spokane Free Speech Fights

    Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company Early in the 20th century in the Pacific Northwest, employment agencies started charging fees to casual laborers and itinerant workers looking for work, such as in logging camps. Members of the Industrial Workers of...
  • New York Attorney Robert Simels, Serving a 14-Year Prison Sentence, Co-Owns Baltimore Condo with Kenny "Bird" Jackson's Mother

    Robert Simels, the New York criminal-defense lawyer who for decades represented some of Baltimore's most notorious drug-world defendants, won't be using his Water Street condominium in downtown Baltimore anytime soon. In early January, he began serving...
  • Former Correctional Officer Finally Gets to Plead Guilty to Smuggling a Cell Phone and Drugs Into Prison

    In December, former correctional officer Lynae Chapman's attempt to plead guilty to smuggling a cell phone and drugs into prison for the father of her unborn child, accused murderer and alleged Black Guerilla Family prison-gang member Ray Donald Lee,...
  • Jewelry Dealer Boasted of Drug-Dealer Ties

    Today, Eugene Petasky is a humbled man, serving a 41-month prison sentence at West Virginia's Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore last fall to laundering drug money through his jewelry...