Daily Archives: August 15, 2014

Little Spelman of Cherry Hill, who killed competing drug dealer from ‘Up Da Hill’ gets sent to ‘Da Big House’ for 35 years

“Many of the shootings and murders in Baltimore City result from disputes between rival drug gangs,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Thanks to a lengthy and intensive investigation, we will hold accountable the criminals who turned Cherry Hill into a war zone.”

According to his plea agreement, from at least 2003 to 2013, Davon Martin was a member of a group known as “Little Spelman” in the “down the hill” area of Cherry Hill. This group committed acts of robbery, homicides, non-fatal shootings and drug distribution, to include crack cocaine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana. From 2009 to 2011, Martin and Dewayne Jones, another member of Little Spelman, operated a crack cocaine distribution “shop” out of an apartment located on Round Road. Martin and others sold at least two kilograms of crack cocaine from the apartment on Round Road. On at least one occasion, while in possession of a firearm, Martin robbed an individual who had sold him some bad cocaine. Martin admitted he has also committed other robberies related to his drug distribution.

Martin admitted that on January 20, 2011, he shot and killed Rhidell Price, a member of a rival group operating in Cherry Hill known as “Up Da Hill,” in the rear of 2900 Denham Circle. After receiving a call that Price was in the area, Jones drove Martin to Denham Circle where Rhidell Price was getting out of a vehicle parked on the street. Martin got out of the vehicle and began shooting at Price, chasing after Price and ultimately killing him. Martin killed Price in retaliation for Martin and Jones being shot at by Up Da Hill members a few days earlier. Dewayne Jones was subsequently shot and killed on August 28, 2011.

Southern Maryland News Beat: Armed thugs with ski masks robbed backyard gathering on Deerwood Court in Waldorf

Victim of thieves who stole his electronics from his car tracked them down with his iPad so cops could nab them

WALDORF, MD. — According to Charles County Sheriff Rex Coffey, on August 7 at 6:21 a.m., officers responded to the 11300 block of Teakwood Court in Waldorf for the report of a theft from auto. The victim indicated his iPad and a digital camera were stolen from his unlocked car. While taking the report, officers were made aware of two other thefts from nearby cars.

One of the victims was able to track his iPad to Gallinule Court where PFC E. Baker and PFC M. Kelly responded. They canvassed the area and located a book bag containing a GPS, a purse, a pair of tennis shoes and other miscellaneous items – none which had been reported stolen at that time.

Book World: DEAD ON by Robert W. Walker – Chapter Three

Award-winning author and graduate of Northwestern University, ROBERT W. WALKER created his highly acclaimed INSTINCT and EDGE SERIES between 1982 and 2005. Rob since then has penned his award-winning historical series featuring Inspector Alastair Ransom with CITY FOR RANSOM (2006), SHADOWS IN THE WHITE CITY (2007), and CITY OF THE ABSENT (2008), and most recently placed Ransom on board the Titanic in a hybrid historical/science fiction epic entitled Titanic 2012 – Curse of RMS Titanic. Rob’s next, DEAD ON, a PI revenge tale and a noir set in modern day Atlanta. More recently Bismarck 2013, an historical horror title, The Edge of Instinct, the 12th Instinct Series, and a short story collection entitled Thriller Party of 8 – the one that got away. Rob’s historical suspense CHILDREN of SALEM, while an historical romance and suspense novel, exposes the violent nature of mankind via the politics of witchcraft in grim 1692 New England, a title that some say only Robert Walker could craft—romance amid the infamous witch trials. Robert currently resides in Charleston, West Virginia with his wife, children, pets, all somehow normal. For more on Rob’s published works, see books. He maintains a presence on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Baltimore Police Beat: George Elias Sotirakis charged with theft of historic Battle Acre gates

DUNDALK, MD. — Baltimore County Police have charged a Dundalk man in connection with the theft of two historic gates from Battle Acre Park in Dundalk in June. George Elias…

Southern Maryland Police Beat: State Police report DUI arrests; drug charge for Ryan Miedzinski

Maryland State Police report that on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm, TFC S. Ditoto initiated a traffic stop on a blue truck at Route 5 and Lawrence Avenue for a minor traffic violation. Upon making contact with the driver, Ryan Christopher Miedzinski, 21, of Avenue, TFC Ditoto observed CDS in plain view. TFC Ditoto conducted a probable cause search, resulting in the recovery of more CDS and paraphernalia. Miedzinski was arrested and charged with CDS: Possess – Not Marijuana and CDS: Possess Paraphernalia. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

Judge lays down hefty fines on DC area recreational fishermen; fines deferred for waterman convicted of poaching

Five men were found guilty in July in Dorchester District Court of poaching 191 striped bass from the Fishing Creek Bridge, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

NRP officers conducting overnight surveillance on May 30, 2014 caught the men exceeding the daily catch limit, keeping undersized striped bass, catching striped bass in a restricted area, and possession of striped bass while fishing between midnight and 5 a.m.

All five men pleaded guilty to exceeding the daily catch limit.

Ricardo Alvarado, 41, of Washington D.C. received a one-year suspension of fishing privileges and a $1,200 fine, plus court costs. Alvarado was already serving a six-month suspension for striped bass violations, set to expire on July 30.

Leonard Copsey’s Seafood Market: Spiced Shrimp, Crabs, Fresh Fish and Oysters Keep Pee Wee and Ralph Hopping

NEW MARKET — Frances “Pee Wee” Gray, co-owner of Leonard Copsey’s Seafood Market on Rt. 5 in New Market operates a busy seafood carryout that caters to a clientele of long-time native residents as well as those motoring in Southern Maryland that are lucky enough to spot the sign for the business.

“I’ve been working around it since I was little, it seems like its been forever. I started out helping my father, buying crabs as a teen. In 1974 I went to work for him full time, he used to have the Famous Drift Inn Crab House, the oldest in southern Maryland. He had the Crab House in the summer and oysters in the winter, and grew tobacco in the summers too,” said Gray.

Two of her sisters and her brother all operate thriving seafood restaurants in the county. Sissy operates the Sandgates Inn on the Patuxent River, her brother Lonnie and his wife Elaine operate Captain Leonard’s Crabhouse on Rt. 235 in Oraville, and her sister Pumpkin and her husband Jerry Bowles own and operate her parent’s long-time business, Drift Inn.

Murder USA: Killer’s wheelman pinched by PG Police

Landover, Md. — Prince George’s Police report that they are investigating the murder of a three-year-old girl. Knijah Bibb of Northwest Washington was sadly shot and killed while visiting a home on Forest Terrace in Landover on Sunday. Homicide detectives have identified and charged a suspect.

He’s 25-year-old Davon Antwan Wallace of the 7000 block of E Kilmer Street in Landover.

Burglar worked hard at breaking into Leonard Copsey’s Seafood Market

LEONARDTOWN, MD. — 08/15/2014 — The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department reports the following Incident Briefs 8-8-14 to 8-13-14

8-8-14 THEFT – A complainant reported unknown suspect(s) stole 2 inboard outdrive boat motors from the Boatel California located on North Patuxent Beach Road. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal O’Connor. Case #43035-14

8-8-14 THEFT – A victim reported her purse with contents was stolen from an office at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Connelly. Case #43067-14