Monday, November 26, 2012

Dontevius Ahmad Catchings Charged With Gun Possession, Pistol Was Well Hidden But Cops Found It...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Dontevius Ahmad Catchings, DOB 2/17/92, was arrested in North Minneapolis on October 4 by members of the Hennepin County Special Enforcement Response Team (SERT) when a routine license plate check revealed he was driving with a revoked license. A search of the car (which reeked of marijuana) turned up a loaded .38 caliber pistol inside a sock, shoved up between the plastic molding and the dash frame in front of the vehicle's steering column.

Allegedly. And I might "allegedly" have two butt cheeks.

Click here for criminal complaint. 

One interesting question (for which I do not have the answer) is whether Dontevius Catchings is related to another accused Northside criminal with the same surname...

Derrick Deangelo Catchings is charged in the shooting of Rayjon Gomez, click here for previous story. 

Is Derrick Catchings related to Dontevius Catchings? One interesting coincidence is their birthdays. Derrick was born 2/18/96. Dontevius was born 2/17/92. This doesn't definitely prove anything, but this kind of close birthday coincidence sometimes happens with siblings.

The address listed for Dontevious on the criminal complaint is 8616 Upton Ave. N. in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. I am having some difficulty determining whether that address, um, er...

How can I phrase this best?

Really exists. 


Tealady said...

Is this guy any relationship to Derrick Deangelo Catchings who is charges with the killing of Rayjon?

Johnny Northside! said...

That's the question, isn't it?

I don't know.

Anonymous said...

The mail don't deliver there.

Anonymous said...



Different address from JNS Jail Roster post shows Dontevious at an 8316 Upton address.

2012016193 CATCHINGS, DONTEVIUS.AHMAD 2/17/1992 8316 UPTON AVE N, BROOKLYN PARK, MN 55444 6/15/2012.03:26

As does one Eric Diangelo Catchings
see LOOOONG criminal record for him at MNCIS

2012013564 CATCHINGS, ERIC.DIANGELO 4/25/1987 8316 UPTON AVE N, BROOKLYN PARK, MN 55444 5/19/2012.20:49

Do check there is also at least one other JNS JAIL ROSTER address for Eric Diangelo Catchings:

2012020583 CATCHINGS, DERRICK.DEANGELO 2/18/1996 1916 YELLOWSTONE TRAIL, BROOKLYN PARK, MN 55444 7/27/2012.10:41

Also checking out some other possibilities.


Johnny Northside! said...

It appears the correct address should be 8316 Upton Ave. N., not 8616. This is based on old jail roster info. More on this to follow in another blog posting.

Anonymous said...

8316 or 8616 would be way up in the brooklyns somewhere.

Johnny Northside! said...

Yes, it's way up in the Brooklyns but he was arrested in North Minneapolis. At CVS as a matter of fact.

Susan said...

Im shocked that you are putting up this man home address information when thats confidential. Thats not for ever one to know. && the other guy. They might have the same last name but he do not even know him. SMH sad your posting false information about this young man so disturbing.

Johnny Northside! said...

There's not a damn thing confidential about that information. As for whether they are related or not, I am trying to dig into that question. When and if I get the answer, I'm sure it won't be coming from an anonymous commenter who can barely write at a 5th Grade level.

Folwell Neighbor said...

What's that little black box in the stock photo used for this blog article? From the picture's perspective it's between the gas pedal and headlight switch. It appears to be a keypad, definitely aftermarket.
Does that activate the rocket launchers to clear traffic? The smokescreen to confuse the po-po or the rival gang members?

Anonymous said...

This comment isn't saying that I am upset that another gun toting thug is off the street but rather more of a legal/procedural question.

How does a license plate check give probably cause for a traffic stop?

Just because the owner of a vehicle has a suspended or revoked license doesn't mean that the vehicle is being operated by the owner.

Johnny Northside! said...

You're right.

However, click on the complaint and actually read it. The cops were ready to let somebody who had a valid license drive the vehicle home. But when one of the passengers opened the door, the vehicle reeked of marijuana and that gave cause to search.

The officers never stopped the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped by the young men in a parking lot.

Read the criminal complaint closely and then if you still want to argue about probable cause, come right back here and let's have that discussion. But from where I'm sitting it looks pretty tight, and God Bless MPD.

Johnny Northside! said...

To Folwell Neighbor,

The stock photo is from a "butter yellow" Cadillac being junked for the scrap metal value. The car actually ran like a dream, but got about "five gallons to the mile," so to speak. Scrap metal prices were high, the ridiculous new levels for gas prices were a new phenomenon, and the car was being scrapped though, I should say, not without some sentimental regret by the scrapper.

"It has to die," I told the scrapper. "If it stays around somebody will turn it into a hoopdie and burn up the earth's oil resources for years. KILL IT. KILL THE BUTTER YELLOW CADILLAC WHILE METAL PRICES ARE HIGH AND YOU STILL HAVE THE CHANCE."

I don't remember what the device was but I know where I can get an answer. Give me either five minutes or a couple days and I will get you the answer....

Anonymous said...

Johnny, who is Eric Diangelo Catchings, DOB 4/25/87 on the current jail roster for terroristic threats and carrying a weapon without a permit, 2nd or subsequent occurence?

Johnny Northside! said...

Unknown if he is related. Working on that.

Anonymous said...

Preserved for posterity. All suspects are presumed innocent until otherwise. The format is farked but

Booking Number: 2012033022
Date of Birth: 4/25/1987
Sheriff's Custody: IN CUSTODY . .
Housing Location: MINNEAPOLIS CITY HALL Address
Received Date/Time: 11/29/2012.. 15:21
Arrested By: HCSO

Case/Count Description of Charge Charged By Reason for Arrest Severity of Charge State of Charge Bail Information Court Appearance Date/Time Court Appearance Location
BAIL REVISED/DC 12/3/2012..13:30 DOWNTOWN Address
12/3/2012..13:30 DOWNTOWN Address
BAIL SET BY DC 1/14/2013..09:00 DOWNTOWN Address"

Anonymous said...

Previous Jail Roster posted here shows Eric Diangelo Catchings DOB 4/25/87 with the 8316 Upton address. Anyone have a Freakconomics link about the possible predictive capability of certain 'addresses of excellence'?

"2012013564 CATCHINGS, ERIC.DIANGELO 4/25/1987 8316 UPTON AVE N, BROOKLYN PARK, MN 55444 5/19/2012.20:49"

Anonymous said...

yes they are related