December 22, 2012
A bullet lodged in an off-duty Baltimore County police officer's wallet became a key piece of evidence as investigators tracked down a suspect in his shooting, according to charging documents. Police said Friday that they had arrested Michael Jabateh, 18, charging him with the attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of Officer Carlos Moorer. Jabateh, who lives in the 100 block of Commodore Drive in Essex, is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. In the charging documents, detectives wrote that Jabateh fired at Moorer four times, wounding him twice.
December 19, 2012
Perhaps government banning of sugary drinks oversteps. It is a meaningful effort to reduce the burden of obesity on everyone. One thing that has stood out in the debate over health care reform is repeated statements from health care consumers that they do not want to pay for the other guy's health problems. There is one sure way to get consumers on board with changes in habits and consumption and to take more responsibility in their lifestyle choices. Through the wallet. How about higher co-payments for folks whose BMI, which does not lie, is over the recommended goal?
December 17, 2012
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Bloomsbury Avenue, 200 block, Dec. 16, 1:11 a.m. Two men approached Catonsville resident, pushed him to the ground and demanded money. After taking wallet, keys and change, they ran away. Bloomsbury Avenue, 200 block , Dec.16, 9:30 p.m. Catonsville resident attacked by two men and a woman who went through his pants pocket and wallet.
November 19, 2012
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872 North Rolling Road, 1100 block, Nov. 17, 9:22 p.m. Wallet stolen by two armed juveniles. Glenwood Avenue, unit block, Nov. 17, between 6 a.m. and 6:20 a.m. Generator stolen from garage. Eastshire Drive, 700 block, Nov. 16, between 8 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Pane of glass removed from window of house.
July 3, 2012
After years of watching Lynn Weisberg purchase garment after garment, boutique manager Karen Ciurca-Weiner finally told her loyal customer a hard truth — she needed to stop buying and start looking at what she had. Ciurca-Weiner suggested that what Weisberg really needed was to organize her closet. "She kept buying all these clothes," Ciurca-Weiner said as she stood inside her client's closet, a 9-by-12-foot converted office space that now has shelving and drawers to accommodate Weisberg's clothes.
May 16, 2012
It's a daunting feat to try and cover Bob Dylan, but when Creative Alliance rocks their fourth Night of 1000 Dylans on Friday, Brian Simms will be handling the keyboard and accordion responsibilities. "I began picking out songs from the radio on a Schroeder piano at age 5," Simms said. "My parents [later] thought it a sound investment to purchase a life-size one. " Glenelg native and Catonsville resident Simms has recorded and toured with hometown heroes Disappear Fear in the '90s and currently plays in eight bands, including Junkyard Saints.