Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Oral Arguments In Melony Michaels, et al, vs. First USA TItle Will Be Heard January 8, 2014, By A Three Judge Panel Of The Minnesota Court Of Appeals...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Melony Michaels and her husband John Foster, victims of a mortgage fraud scam involving 1564 Hillside Ave. N. and a motley cast of dubious Northside characters, won a judgment of approximately $849,000 but collecting the judgment has not been easy.

First USA Title, one of the defendants, is appealing and oral arguments will be heard January 8, 2014, 10:40 am in Room 100 of the Minnesota Judicial Center. This according to a documented posted recently on the Minnesota courts website.

The Year Of Our Lord 2014 may be when these victims of mortgage fraud finally get justice, but I won't be counting chickens before they hatch. 

Sean Alexander Accused Of Using A Burger King Bathroom Trash Can To Conceal 37.5 Grams Of Cocaine...

Creative stock photo, The Rectory, blog post by John Hoff


Kidding. The image above is NOT the bathroom in Burger King at 3200 Washington Ave. N. where police say Sean Alexander placed 37.5 grams of cocaine. Click here for the criminal complaint.

Police reportedly had word Sean Alexander (DOB 9/30/78) was going to be delivering "six 8-balls," which in the parlance of drug users is 1 1/4 ounces of cocaine. How did police know that? An informant, I suspect. Lately it seems like every rat on the Northside is ratting out the other rats, and I see it as a sign neighborhood revitalization is putting pressure on the criminal elements. 

But anyway...

Police heard Alexander was going to be delivering drugs to Burger King at 3200 Washington Ave. North, so police had an undercover officer sitting there...

Hennepin County Jail Roster, December 2, 2013 To December 31, 2013...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff, jail roster is public data

It is New Year's Eve and tonight some people will party too hard and get arrested. They will be embarrassed, ashamed, and will never forget the night they spent in jail because it will be the ONLY night they ever spent in jail.

These won't be the kind of folks who NORMALLY get arrested.

Therefore, I am making a strategic decision to publish the jail roster NOW, before 7:30 PM on New Year's Eve, before the partying has started. By my rough calculations, a select number of "infrequent flyers" of the Hennepin County Jail will have their names off the roster before I publish again near the end of January, 2014.

I can do that. I can show slack and mercy and catch the fish I'm trying to catch, not the fish who don't belong in the net...at least not as much.

So without further ado, let us ring out the old...

Claudia Cutler, Mother Of Letaija Cutler-Cain, Alleged Mall of America Attacker Of Mark Andrew, Is No Angel Herself...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism,
and public safety exception to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

The Pioneer Press is naming Claudia Culter as the mother of Letaija Cutler-Cain, one of the young women alleged to have attacked Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew for his cell phone at Mall of America. Click here for previous blog story. 

In the Pioneer Press story, Claudia Cutler said she was sick (presumably over the incident) and hadn't eaten in three days. Fair enough. The woman didn't eat.

But based on her record of criminal convictions, JNS blog can't help but wonder if maybe she had a little drinky-winky...

Readers With Sensitive Stomachs May Want To Avert Their Eyes As JNS Blog Dumps Raw "Data Chum" To Hungry Googlebots About Proton Investments Incorporated, A Vile And Problematic Business Entity Causing Endless Difficulties In My Neighborhood...

Facebook image used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog
post by John Hoff

A previous story covered a lot of ground about Proton Investments Incorporated, but there is so much more ground to cover as information pours into my email from sources in the neighborhood who have been upset with Proton for years.

Neighbors have been doing their own digging, compiling, even MEETING about this vile and problematic business entity causing endless problems on the Northside. My blog is simply promulgating relevant information, some of it in raw form, rather than digging it up or creating it.

I promised in my previous story to commit a "data dump" of one extensive document I linked, so Googlebots could chew up the info and feed it into search engines. That document is an attempt by one unnamed neighborhood resident to draw connections between Proton and other individuals and entities; linking by, for example, common street addresses.

The document contains no real assertions. It is a compilation of raw data which will hopefully attract more coherent and organized information. Readers with sensitive stomachs may want to look away as...

Monday, December 30, 2013

As Mainstream Media Names Second (Alleged) Attacker Of Mark Andrew, JNS Blog Names Her Parents, Digs Up Their Criminal Records, Publishes Her North Minneapolis Address, And Links The Address To A Convicted MURDERER...

Facebook image used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism
and public safety exception to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Some hours ago, mainstream media sources named the second (alleged) attacker of Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew as Deea Leshawn Elliott, a juvenile. 

In a story that made national news, 63-year-old Andrew was robbed of his cell phone at Mall of America and then jumped by two female accomplices. But Andrew fought back, causing the arrest of both of his attackers and, incredibly, his cell phone was recovered, as well. 

The mainstream media appear to be writing their story off this charging document (click here), but withholding many facts contained in the document. It is, however, the bread and butter of this blog to reveal a more granular level of factual detail neglected by the mainstream media. 

Few stories will illustrate the difference between mainstream media and this blog like THIS story...

Information Comes Floating My Way About Proton Investments Inc And It Doesn't Look Good...

Facebook photo, provided to me by a source, used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism and public safety exception to copyright, blog post by
John Hoff

Yesterday, after I wrote about Assertive Minneapolis Properties LLC and all the entities and individuals linked to that scuzzball operation, extensive information came from the same credible source(s) about an even more troublesome entity in North Minneapolis, Proton Investments Inc.

Cutting right to the chase, click here to check out this "bubble chart" meticulously compiled by my source. This info was more or less gifted to me and I'm simply promulgating it. I was not responsible for compiling it nor for any assertions it might make. Click here for an explanatory document about the bubble chart. This contains much the same information, only in a different form.

Proton has been the subject of prior coverage on this blog on a number of prior occasions; that is to say, Proton and some of their...

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Meet The New Johnny Northside Blog Favicon, Coming To A URL Near You! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Photo taken in Gardez, Afghanistan, blog post
by John Hoff

JNS blog readers, who are an attentive bunch and seem to spot little technical changes, may have noticed a new "favicon" today.

The "favicon" is a little symbol which pops up next to the URL when you type in the web address (URL) of this blog. Since 2008 when I started this blog, the favicon has been a simple orange Blogspot symbol, which is the default setting.

Recently, however, I figured out how to change the favicon and I started looking around for symbols. For a couple of days around Christmas, I used a different symbol.  Then I found out the symbol was already in use by a major website, so I dropped it and found a standard and available "American flag" favicon. The change doesn't happen immediately and took a couple days to "stick." 

The American flag stands for all kinds of things, but as a favicon on this blog it primarily stands for...

FREEDOM OF SPEECH. And the right to live quality lives free of daily fear, a right which the decent people in my neighborhood have to fight for every day with help from our police and public officials. But it was Thomas Jefferson who said...

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Information Comes Floating My Way About Assertive Minneapolis Properties, LLC, And It Doesn't Look Good...

Creative stock photo, somewhere in Afghanistan, blog post
by John Hoff

Yesterday I wrote a blog post about accused murderer Damin L. Shufford, who mainstream media said lived in New Hope (and lord knows he might) but in looking over the Hennepin County Jail Roster I found him listed at 3651 Fremont Ave. North. This address is owned by Assertive Minneapolis Properties LLC, a name that has been associated with nothing good since it first "pinged" upon the radar of this blog.

Now I find out why. Click here for a very interesting and informative chart. Then click here for another informative document which contains much the same information, only organized in a different form.

THIS INFORMATION WAS MORE OR LESS GIFTED TO ME. It was not compiled by me and any mistakes it contains are not mine. In some cases, there are no assertions made. Any connections have to be drawn by the reader. 

There's a reason why JNS blog is so careful to trace the ownership of properties linked (sometimes allegedly) to known and/or accused criminals...

Friday, December 27, 2013

Damin Lee Shufford, The Alleged "Stress Relief Killer," Believed By Mainstream Media To Be From New Hope But Lists A North Minneapolis Address On The Jail Roster Owned By Assertive Mpls Properties LLC...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Damin Lee Shufford (DOB 12/14/83) is accused of a shocking crime; shooting a 59-year old robbery victim because (as Shufford allegedy phrased it) "it's something I do to relieve stress." 

Click here for Star Tribune article or, if you hate annoying pop up ads as much as I do, click here for CBS Minnesota.  

The STrib says Shufford is from New Hope, Minnesota, which is also where the murder was allegedly committed. But looking at the  jail roster tonight, I noticed Shufford's address is listed in North Minneapolis: 3651 Fremont Ave. N.

The address in question is a rental owned by...

Dude In North Minneapolis Gives His Old Prison Pal A Ride, And Prison Pal Allegedly Robs Dude WHILE WEARING AN ANKLE MONITOR...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

According to a recent criminal complaint, click here, Jabari Roosevelt Johnson robbed his old prison pal in North Minneapolis...WHILE WEARING AN ANKLE MONITOR.

The story goes like this: An adult male whose initials are LB was visiting his girlfriend in North Minneapolis. LB runs a clothing store in Winona, Minnesota but in the not so distant past LB was in prison.

While incarcerated, LB met Jabari Roosevelt Johnson and was friendly with Johnson, at least while the two were in prison. So recently, when LB was in North Minneapolis and ran into Johnson, LB spoke to Johnson and talked about how he (LB) had turned his life around...

Demario Jaqun Jefferson Arrested In North Minneapolis, Allegedly Shot Up A House In Brooklyn Center Over Something He Didn't Like On Facebook...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Demario Jaqun Jefferson, DOB 12/7/88, launched a Pearl Harbor style surprise attack upon a house in Brooklyn Center; shooting into the house at least twice over something upsetting which was posted on Facebook. Allegedly.

Click here for the criminal complaint.

A witness at the house identified Jefferson with 100 percent certainty and stated...

Paris Lashawn Brown Accused Of Burglary And, Incredibly, That Is Apparently The Name Of A Male...

Creative stock photo, PARIS!!!! OK, that's actually LAS VEGAS,
blog post by John Hoff

Paris Lashawn Brown is accused of a burglary at 119 36th St. W. which took place May 27. Cash, a television and electronics were stolen.

Click here for the criminal complaint.

Police managed to get a latent print off some "nesting dolls" and linked the print to Paris Lashawn Brown, whose parents obviously wanted a girl. Paris wasn't actually arrested until October 23. He's also charged with failing to register as a predatory offender.

Brown's last reported address, which is listed on the criminal complaint, is 4622 Aldrich Ave. N.; a rental property owned by Bryan Altman of 2619 Fremont Ave. S. 

Despite being forced to register as a predatory offender...

JNS Blog Digs Into Story Of Mayoral Also-Ran Mark Andrew, Who Confronted Cell Phone Thieves At Mall Of America...

Image from the public Facebook profile of Mayoral also-ran and public
figure Mark Andrew, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism and public safety exception to copyright, blog post by John

If you haven't already read the dramatic story of how second place Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew confronted and battled with a trio of cell phone thieves at Mall of America, click here for the Star Tribune article or (if you dislike annoying Star Tribune pop-ups as much as this blogger) click here for the  CBS Minnesota story.

Andrew had his cell phone snatched while sitting at Starbucks in MOA, a place where I have often sat with my own teenage son; both of us occupied with our laptops. When Mark Andrew ran after the youth that snatched the cell phone, two other youth got into a physical altercation with him, apparently trying to cut off Andrew's pursuit. Andrew was struck in the head with some kind of metal baton and required stitches but his two assailants, 17 and 18, were arrested. The baton may have been a collapsable metal "asp" type like that found in the purse of the younger alleged assailant.

The cell phone was dropped by the thief and returned by a passerby. Passersby were otherwise too fearful to get involved in the incident.

Here, linked, is a criminal complaint in the possession of the Star Tribune for Letaija Shapree Cutler-Cain, (DOB 11/7/95) the older of the two accused assailants. For some reason the Star Tribune saw fit to redact her address so JNS blog will be correcting that little error in journalistic judgment, as follows...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Leroy Barber, Jr. Drinks, Fights, Burns His Bridges, Allegedly, And He Also Looks A Lot Like Lovable Crackhead "Bubbles" On HBO Television Series "The Wire"

MN DOC Mug shots, therefore public
domain, "Bubbles" pic is Wiki Commons
image, blog post by John Hoff

I place the evidence in front of my readers and urge you to judge for yourselves: Predatory offender Leroy Barber, Jr. and "Bubbles," lovable crackhead character from HBO television police drama "The Wire."


Click here for his most recent stupid and violent episode, allegedly. And when I say "allegedly," what I mean is he hasn't been convicted yet but take this in the context of his criminal record. Why I bother with that word "allegedly" is beyond me. Freaking HABIT, I guess. 

If you search predatory offenders in the 55411 zip code (just plain old predatory offenders, not Level Three Sex Offenders) the first name which pops up is... 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Two Women Try To Score Xanax In North Minneapolis, One Ends Up Shot, The Other Pistol Whipped In The Face, Young Michael Lashone Ferguson Is Accused Of The Crime...

Some image floating around on Facebook, used under First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism and assumed lack of intent to enforce copyright based upon the meaning
of "memegenerator," blog post by John Hoff

This happened in September but was dug up as part of my effort to obtain information about accused criminals with half a dozen particular surnames, which may correspond to Minneapolis crime families. What a sad little cautionary tale turned up in my net, click here for criminal complaint.

Two women (and I assume they were YOUNG women) whose initials are AA and GD were driving around North Minneapolis trying to score "Xanax bars." It turns out Xanax, a popular prescription drug which is often abused, comes in long rectangular tables which are...

Cops Recognized Alonzo McCoy On Sight, A Tre Tre Crip On Parole Who Wasn't Supposed To Play With Guns...

MN DOC mugshot, therefore public domain, blog post by John Hoff

I wrote some days about about Alonzo McCoy and the rather surprising news he'd been out on the streets this month after his infamous involvement in the shooting of Alisha Neely. More than one person was shooting, and Alonzo was one of him. But police don't think it was HIS bullet that killed McNeely.

Now I have a copy of the criminal incident which looks like it may put Alonzo right back behind bars, click here for that complaint.

It was a snowy day in early December and "high ranking" members of the Tre Tre Crips were riding dirty in a vehicle with crack, allegedly, but this still wasn't enough to make them obey the speed limit, allegedly...

JNS Blog Digs Deeply Into Names, Addresses Associated With Stash Of Guns, Ammo Seized At 3111 Girard Ave. N.

Mugshot, therefore public domain regardless of source, blog post by
John Hoff

Writing off a script provided by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, major media like the Star Tribune and CBS Minnesota have provided broad coverage of a recent raid on 3111 Girard Ave. N., which produced four arrests and the seizure of guns and ammo. Bridget Turntine, pictured above, lived at the house and allowed gang members to have the run of the place, even with her small children present. Click here for the criminal complaint against Turntine. 

Now that major media have their teeth marks all over the story, this blog is going to perform its customary function: proving more detail on each of the arrestees, the property in question, and each of the properties associated with the other arrestees...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mayday 2009 Incident Just North Of Boggy Bridge, Yes, It's The Juicy And Long-Awaited Details On The Arrest Of Eric And Jerome Yzaguirre In Atoka County, Oklahoma...

Image of Eric Yzaguirre used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism and public safety exceptions to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Somebody out there knows what JNS blog loves for Christmas! INFORMATION!

So tonight it's an early Christmas because I am suddenly in possession of information I've wanted for a long time, which came figuratively wrapped in a big red bow. It is the old criminal complaint (known in Oklahoma as a criminal "information") about a serious drug and weapon incident involving Eric and Jerome Yzaguirre which happened in Atoka County, Oklahoma. Criminal pleas for both these young men stemmed from the arrest.

My regular readers will recall there is a long and twisted history with the Yzaguirres, involving actual and alleged criminal behavior by all three of the kids (Nicole, Eric and Jerome) wacky lawsuits filed by their suspended attorney Jill Clark, and even a recent shooting which very nearly claimed the life of Jerome.

Despite the persistently bad behavior of her brood, (or maybe BECAUSE of their bad behavior) their mother "Crazy" Terry Yzaguirre of the Mpls Mirror blog has been a persistently shrill critic of this blogger's attempts to clean up North Minneapolis.

Click here to read the criminal complaint about Eric, which includes details about Jerome.

Click here to read about Eric's deferred sentence. 

I guess not a lot of excitement happens in Atoka County, because the criminal information contains a rich telling of the tale which happened May 1, 2009, just north of Boggy Bridge...

With Trial Pending For Gang-Related Alley Shooting, The Extensive Facebook Profile Of Glenn Smith Disappears From Facebook...

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The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.

Image used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post
by John Hoff

Glenn D. Smith, a/k/a Chief Chuck Got Hoess Smith, a/k/a Chief Chuck So Iicey (sic) Smith, is pending trial for a shooting in an alley in which a stray bullet nicked a senior citizen in the face. Prior to publicity on this blog about Smith and his Facebook documentation of his thug life on Facebook, the profile of Glenn Smith was open and available to the general public for all to view his brandishing of weapons, enthusiasm for pot, and recent fatherhood-while-incarcerated. 

Well, no more...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Like A Rare And Delicate Flower That Smells Like A Sweaty, Dirty Old Pervert, Peter Rickmyer Filed A Federal Lawsuit Against JACC Which Bloomed, Faded And Died Oh-So-Quickly...

Creative stock photo, Fort Bliss, Texas, blog post
by John Hoff

Information floating around that came my way is as follows: Peter Rickmyer, the notorious Level Three Sex Offender and frivolous litigant who lives in North Minneapolis but has been wanted on a warrant out of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma since about 1990,  recently filed an Equal Opportunity Employment Commission complaint against the Jordan Area Community Council.

When the complaint was dismissed, he filed a federal lawsuit which was dismissed with amazing speed for any court of law; not so much a dismissal as chasing a stray animal out of the courthouse.

Rickmyer is not, of course, employed by JACC nor did he ever (to my knowledge) apply to JACC for a job, EVER. But lack of the correct forum for a complaint has never really been a problem for Rickmyer, who has already been declared a frivolous litigant in Hennepin County District Court and is facing a ruling in federal court about whether he is a frivolous litigant THERE, as well.

JNS blog is named in THAT lawsuit and represented by legal counsel...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Information, Not Fully Confirmed, Is Coming Loose About Geray C. Campbell, Victim Of The 37th And Girard "Blood In The Street" Murder...

Facebook photos, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism, and public safety exception to copyright, blog post by
John Hoff

With the publication of the victim's name, information is finally coming loose about Friday night's fatal shooting at 37th and Girard. One Northsider took pictures and shared on his photos on the popular North Vent Facebook forum, complaining that blood was still in the street and the photographer had personally witnessed three children walk by the graphic scene.

This kind of thing wouldn't happen in other neighborhoods, complained this Facebook reporter. The authorities would have the scene cleaned up. They wouldn't just leave a gory mess.

Word came later the street was plowed but, well...

Anyway, moving on to what I can unearth about the victim of this shooting. His name, according to the Star Tribune, was Geray C. Campbell, age 35, of St. Paul.

This information appears to match with a guy named Geray Christian Campbell, born 4/16/78, who has an impressive criminal rap sheet.

HOWEVER, though the age and name is the same, there's no St. Paul connection. That is troubling and makes me wonder if this is the same Geray C. Campbell, age 35.

Having expressed those doubts and a feeling that I have only confirmed to 89 percent certainty, here is what I was able to dig up, starting with a rap sheet...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Three Months After Shooting Of Baby Isaac Early, The Baby's Father Proudly Proclaims His Gang Affiliation While On Supervised Release From Prison...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, and
public safety exception to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Incredibly, some three months after being shot in the head, baby Isaac Early appears to be making a full recovery. News being spread around in the community by Facebook says Baby Isaac's sister, Denijah, is in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant and was already hospitalized when Isaac caught a bullet.

Meanwhile, on December 7 the baby's father Isaac Early posted the image, above, on his Facebook profile under the name "Lorenzo Vicious Early." He wrote "I'm in this shit for real" as a comment on this tattoo, but elsewhere twice made reference to the "Bang Bang 20 Gang."

Isaac Early remains on supervised release from the Minnesota prison system. I guess "supervised" isn't the same thing as "sternly ordered by MN DOC Supervising Agent Kevin McCann not to post gang crap on Facebook but to straighten up and fly right for the sake of his little son."

If this is what "supervised" means to the Minnesota DOC, it's no wonder Northside babies get shot in the head by accident, sometimes. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Accused Shooter Glenn Smith's Next Court Date Is December 27 At 9AM, Hell Yes!!! Everybody Get Down There And Show Your Support For Chuck! (Sarcasm Font)

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism plus
public safety exception to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Glenn Smith's own mother is telling his friends to STAY AWAY FROM COURT, because the presence of Smith's friends isn't helping Smith one bit.


At the next hearing, everybody needs to show up and demonstrate support for Glenn Smith, a/k/a Chief Chuck Got-Hoess, a/k/a Chief Chuck So Iicey Smith!!! Clearly, this accusation that Smith shot at a man in an alley and there's videotape is just a big PO-LICE FRAME UP. It's WHACK!!!

(Sarcasm font, two paragraphs above)

Smith's next court date and time...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Accused Shooter Glenn Smith's Mother Begs Friends To Stay Away From Court Proceedings...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism, and public safety exception publishing the image of an
accused shooter, blog post by John Hoff

Glenn Smith, who is accused in a gang related shooting, recently became a father while in jail, and whose mother is in control of his Facebook page, had a court hearing recently.

I don't know how it went in court, but judging from what Glenn's mother wrote on Glenn's Facebook page, it didn't go well...

James Kirk Arrested, Accused Of Marijuana Possession...

William Shatner as James Kirk, in a publicity photo for the original Star Trek, used
on Wikipedia, now used for First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism here, blog
post by John Hoff

According to jail roster information, James Kirk was arrested on December 9 for "not a small amount" of marijuana possession, allegedly. He was released from custody on December 10 with no bail required. Hennepin County Sheriff's Department carried out the arrest on a bench warrant sought and obtained by the Golden Valley Police Department.

James Kirk, whose birthday is 7/16/1990, might well be the namesake of the famous fictional character of James Tiberius Kirk.

THIS James Kirk's middle name is "Ray," however that also sounds "science fiction-y." His address is 6812 Cloverdale Avenue, Crystal, Minnesota.

I'm not nearly as much of a Star Wars geek as a number of other personalities in North Minneapolis, but all the same it's a bit of a thrill to write a headline containing the name "James Kirk." Now a word to parents who are naming their kids:

Keep in mind that bloggers and headline writers are drawn to odd names, and can you assume your child will never, ever find himself in jail? Look what happened to Picasso and Socrates Dejoachim. 

Sure, think about wacky names all you like but then...

Let the medication from labor wear off and pick a more average name. 

Alonzo Demetrius McCoy, Who Was Convicted Of Possessing A Weapon Of Violence Following The Murder Of Alisha Neely, Was Out Of Prison Recently, But Now He's Right Back In...

MN DOC mug shot, therefore public domain, blog post by
John Hoff

In June of 2011, Alonzo Demetrius McCoy was sentenced to 4 years in prison for the murder of 17-year-old Alisha Neely. Headlines screamed FOUR YEARS!!!!

The same headline linked above made it appear he was convicted of murder. But police couldn't link the murderous bullet to this guy's gun, and more than one person was firing when Neely got hit, reportedly. So his conviction involved possessing a weapon of violence or something like that.

Something like THAT following the murder of Alisha Neely.

But I guess four years doesn't really mean four years...

Drunk And Violent Ronnie Earl Patterson Gained Control Of A Cop's Taser At Mall Of America, Tried To Turn Taser On The Cop, Allegedly...And He MIGHT Be A Member Of The Patterson Crime Family...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

On December 3, Metro Transit Police were dispatched to a report of some person sleeping on a layover bus at Mall of America. This routine dispatch suddenly turned into what may have been the most exciting incident in the career of a female transit officer whose initials are CW.

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

The passenger, Ronnie Earl Patterson, (DOB 3/19/77) smelled like a drunk. Two officers were trying to lead him away from the bus when he became combative. The cops were trying to get Patterson cuffed but he was resisting, and all three fell to the ground. CW, a female officer, received a gash in her head but kept fighting to...

Police Allegedly Turned Up Cocaine And A Digital Scale At 2722 Fremont Ave. N., Arrested Sylvester Powell, Who Might Be Member Of Powell Crime Family Or, Then Again, Might Not Be...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

When police served a search warrant on 2722 Fremont Ave. N. this July, they allegedly found 31.4 grams of cocaine in the pocket of a jacket. In the same jacket was the ID card for Sylvester Powell, (DOB 3/10/49) who is now charged with felony drug possession.

Click here for the criminal complaint, which is a model of succinct prosecutorial writing.

Sylvester has a short but impressive rap sheet, as follows...

After Refusing To Buy Drugs, Citizen Was Dumb Enough To Loan Cell Phone To Romere Jerome Powell, A Thug With An Extensive Criminal Record Who May Be Member Of Powell Crime Family...

Mugshots are public domain, and JNS blog does not believe the mere addition
of a URL to the mugshot image makes it a copyrighted work, particularly when
mugshot websites are, in effect, shaking people down to pay for the removal
of their photos, blog post by John Hoff

"Powell" is one of the surnames which an informed, highly-placed sourced provided to me as the names of a known Minneapolis crime families. I do not know if Romere Powell is a member of some "Powell Crime Family," but his criminal record is impressive so he's worth writing about.

In the most recent complaint against Romere Powell, police say Powell offered to sell drugs to a citizen who was at Runyon's restaurant, a rather nice place at 107 N. Washington Ave.

This citizen was smart enough to refuse to buy narcotics but then, incredibly, allowed Powell to borrow a cell phone. So then the dude was forced to follow Powell down the street, trying to FLAG DOWN THE POLICE like, excuse me, would you please help me recover my phone from the DRUG DEALER who borrowed it and now won't give it back?

WHAT WAS THIS GUY THINKING? I mean, the one thing he knew about Powell was Powell was trying to deal drugs (allegedly, but, well, look at his RECORD). So if you loan a drug dealer your phone, and he uses the phone to coordinate a drug deal, what does that make you? I mean, besides STUPID? That's right, some kind of accessory.

Click here for criminal complaint.

God thing police can...

Tyrell Lamar Patterson Is Headed Back To Prison, Might Be Member Of Patterson Crime Family...

MNDOC mugshot, therefore public domain

"Patterson" is the name of a Minneapolis crime family, according to a reliable and high-placed source which provided JNS blog a list of names and put this blogger on a challenging mission to connect a vast and starry sky of dots.

I don't know if Tyrell Lamar Patterson is a member of this family or not, but he has quite a criminal record, he's named Patterson, and he lives in North Minneapolis. That's all the reason I need to document his recent circumstances, which have culminated in him heading back to prison right now...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

4425 Aldrich Ave. N. Has Been Demolished, It Was Once The "Old Johnson Boarding House" Before Slumlord Mahmoud Khan Got His Hands On It...

Photo from Old North Minneapolis Facebook group, blog post 
by John Hoff

Information I wrote earlier tonight about 4425 Aldrich Ave. N. was out of date even while I was hitting the PUBLISH button. It turns out the house went down today. Complete information was found on Old North Minneapolis Facebook group, which I have joined as of today.

The loss of this house is all the fault of slumlord Mahmoud Khan, who turned it into a run down, overcrowded, unsafe rental.  Occupants barely escaped with their lives during a fire in March of this year. After that, the building sat vacant except, one suspects, for rats and the occasional crackhead trespasser looking for metal.

Today the building met its doom.

According to Old North Minneapolis Facebook group, the building was constructed around 1902s to serve...

Backhoe Of Doom Is Parked In Front Of 4425 Aldrich Ave. N., A Slumlord Mahmoud Khan Rental Where Nine Occupants Were Injured In A Fire...

Contributed photo and/or photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism and/or photo used by permission of moderator of North Talk Facebook
forum, blog post by John Hoff

Jeff Skrenes, who blogs as the Hawthorne Hawkman and started the popular North Talk Facebook forum, pointed me to some information on his forum and urged me to blog it since Jeff (social butterfly that he is) finds himself busy with other obligations.

It would appear a "Backhoe of Doom" is parked in front of 4425 Aldrich Ave. N., a notoriously decrepit eyesore owned by slumlord Mahmoud Khan. The parking of such a backhoe is always a sign of impending demolition, kind of like when a prisoner on death row is moved out of his cell and to the "ready" area, and asked what he'd like for a last meal.

This building was the scene of...

Old, Dusty Criminal Record For Edward Odell Champion, Who May Have Been A Member Of North Minneapolis Champion Crime Family...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Edward Odell Champion's last conviction in Minnesota was in 1990, when he pled guilty to a crack cocaine possession charge and was sentenced to a year in prison. Minnesota's online court records system, MNCIS, doesn't show any convictions after that, though Edward Odell had a good number BEFORE.

I'm trying to connect the pieces on the issue of Minneapolis crime families. I'm told by a high placed, credible source one of the families is named "Champion," the same family which produced State Senator (and criminal defense attorney) Bobby Joe Champion. But I don't know if Edward Odell Champion is a relative.

I do know Edward is no longer alive...

William Earl Champion Has Extensive Criminal Record, May Be Member Of North Minneapolis Champion Crime Family...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

It was back in 2010 when I wrote about William Earl Champion and his arrest. It was actually because of William Earl Champion that I first became aware of the online Hennepin County jail roster, which has become a key component in my blogging. This was all because of William Early Champion...and, well, whoever it was who put me on the scent.

But years later I still don't have proof in my hands that William Earl Champion is related to anybody else in North Minneapolis named "Champion," or the alleged-to-exist "North Minneapolis Champion Crime Family."

But this much I know...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

What's This? Oh-So-Sneaky Don Allen Trying To Post A Comment On Johnny Northside's Blog? Be Sure You Aren't Logged In To Your BlogSpot Profile Before You Try To Post "Anonymously," Don!

Facebook image of Don Allen obtained from his Facebook and used
under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, and public 
safety exception for purposes of visually identifying a con man, blog post
by John Hoff

I often get anonymous comments which appear to be attempts to spread gossip about prominent people in the Minneapolis black community, and I often SUSPECT these are anonymous comments left by unsavory IBNN blogger Don Allen...

Monday, December 2, 2013

THREE Years Since The Death Of Major Topps, And Big-Talking Blogger Don Allen Still Hasn't Delivered The Answers He Promised...

 Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Well, it's becoming kind of a holiday tradition here at Johnny Northside: Every year, around this time, I mention that big-talking blogger Don Allen PROMISED everybody that he'd get to the bottom of the circumstances surrounding the death of Major Topps. Topps was beaten in the basement of a church. Some weeks later, he died, supposedly of causes unrelated to the beating. There was a great deal of whispering about Major Topps which can be adequately described with a single nickname:


Let me quote, once again as per the holiday tradition, what Don Allen told everybody in a blog posting dated November 2, 2010...

Hennepin County Jail Roster, November 5, 2013 Through December 1, 2013...

Stock photo, grave of outlaw John Wesley Hardin,
El Paso, TX, blog post by John Hoff

Well, it's the beginning of the month and time to throw chum to the Googlebots again.

You know the deal. Innocent until proven guilty, and this data comes off the jail roster, its accuracy is only assured so far as it being the actual online jail roster record...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

JNS Blog Digs Into Residential Addresses Associated With DeWayne "Dirty Finger" Day, Whose Light Sentence For Being An Armed Crack Dealer Has Stunned And Infuriated Court Watchers...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

DeWayne Day, who won the "lottery scratch off" of violent drug crime when he drew Honorable Pamela Alexander as a judge, (click here and here for previous articles) has been associated with a number of residential addresses in North Minneapolis.

I'm about to dig into ALL of them...

Missing Dog "Buddy" Last Seen 2PM At 45th And Lyndale, Still Wearing His Blue Harness...

Contributed photo, blog post by John Hoff

"Buddy," pictured above, is owned by North Minneapolis resident Brian Bjerke. Over the past week, there have been repeated sightings of this dog, still wearing his blue harness as pictured above. Buddy was last seen Friday, about 2 PM, and 45th and Lyndale.

Buddy responds to his own name and his owner is out looking, constantly, posting flyers and distributing information to websites. If you find Buddy, his owner is looking for him and promises to make it "worth your while" to recover his lost and missing canine companion. 

This Is The Victim Impact Statement That Judge Pamela Alexander Wouldn't Allow To Be Read Into The Record At The Sentencing Of Armed Crack Dealer DeWayne "Dirty Finger" Day...

These mugshots were on a major media website and labeled as "Hennepin County
Mugshots," therefore they are public domain, blog post by John Hoff 

Outrage continues this Sunday morning over the sentencing of DeWayne "Dirty Finger" Day in the court of Honorable Judge Pamela Alexander, a judge whose beliefs on crack cocaine sentences are so far to the radical left that she was too liberal for a federal appointment under the Clinton Administration. 

I have received a copy of the victim impact statement which Folwell-Weber-Camden neighborhood organization Executive Director Roberta Englund wanted to read into the record in its entirety, but was cut off from doing so by...