Monday, April 28, 2014

JNS Blog Digs Up Further Info About Thomas "Chatline Rapist" Evenstad, Who May Be Held In A Mental Facility After All...

Evenstad profile pic, used under First Amendment Fair Comment 
and Criticism and (JNS Blog Asserts) public safety exception to
copyright, blog post by John Hoff

One week ago, I had word that Tom Evenstad, the "chatline rapist" now charged with new and shocking crimes, was NOT being held in Regions Hospital. At least one informed source I spoke to was under the impression Evenstad was no longer committed and would be returning to the Ramsey County Jail.

The information Evenstad was no longer at Regions was good. But it turns out that fact did NOT actually end the mental commitment. 

The latest word I'm hearing right now from a different source is...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wirth Cooperative Grocery Moves Forward, Annual Meeting A Few Hours From Now, New Board Members Sought...

Photo, blog post by John Hoff

How excited I was to recently receive in the mail my own membership card in the Wirth Cooperative Grocery!

I joined the Coop late last year in a burst of civic enthusiasm, knowing this organization needed to get a certain number of members to move forward and take next steps. I may not be able to participate as fully as some other members can but, well, I can certainly put information and developments with the Coop out upon the internet. So here goes...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thomas Evenstad Mental Health Commitment Didn't Last Long, Word Is He's Released From Regions Hospital And Back In Jail...

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

Despite a mental commitment proceeding that could have put Thomas Evenstad under the observation of health care professionals for as long as six months, click here for previous article, today JNS blog learned from a reliable source of information that Evenstad has been released from the secure facility at Regions Hospital and he's back in jail. 

I don't have any further information than THAT, but from this info it might be inferred, reasonably, that...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Northsider Joseph Alan Ohlgren Jailed Over A Pornography Charge, Details Unknown But It Can't Be Good, Plus Somebody Named Justin Bing Was Jailed Recently On Similar Porno Possession Charges...

Creative stock photo, Las Vegas, blog post by John Hoff

Scouring the Hennepin County Jail Roster reveals Joseph Alan Ohlgren, (DOB 10/14/79) a Northside resident who reportedly lives at 2406 James Ave. N., has been arrested on some kind of "possession of pornography" charge. 

The jail roster, which often leaves out key words like "attempted" when it comes to "murder" (among many other frustrating examples) lists the "pornography" charge against Ohlgren exactly as follows...

Undead Zombie Court Filings By Sex Offender Peter Rickmyer Receive A Judicial "Double Tap," Now This Is The Part Of The Headline Where I Mention Rickmyer Is Wanted On A Felony Warrant Out Of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma...

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

Click here for Minnesota Court of Appeals Order, jurisdiction questioned.

Click here for recent Minnesota Court of Appeals Order, denying IFP status.

First, the tedious obligatory backstory: Peter Rickmyer, a Level Three Sex Offender and molester of minors, has made something of a career of filing frivolous litigation against his Northside neighbors (et al) for, it would appear, purposes of intimidation and hateful spite against the world... 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Criminal Complaint Obtained For "Turd Burglar" Navarr Ross And Alleged Robbery Accomplice Antonio Timberlake, Whose Father Is Listed As "Unknown," But, Gee, Maybe I Should Save Headlines For Stuff That's Actually News?

Polish graffiti in a port-a-potty in Afghanistan, image here used
as creative stock photo, photo and blog post by John Hoff

Click here for Navarr Ross Criminal Complaint.

Click here for Antonio Timberlake criminal complaint," father unknown." 

Navarr Ross, who became infamous as one of the "turd burglars" who committed a Thanksgiving, 2012 burglary at the home of a North Minneapolis senior citizen, is now accused of involvement in a high profile string of violent robberies. The criminal complaints, linked above, tell the tale but also provide a trail of clues to dig up even MORE info...

"Chatline Rapist" Thomas Evenstad Mentally Committed For Six Months, JNS Blog Finds Tommy Boy's "Single And Ready To Mingle" Social Profile...

"Single In The Cities" profile picture of Thomas Evenstad, used under
First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism and (JNS blog asserts)
sensible "public safety exception" to copyright, also, (joke font) liberal
interpretation of "rapist in Vikings costume" exception (end joke font)
blog post by John Hoff

ADDENDUM, APRIL 21: The commitment in question didn't last a week, let alone six months, see story published today, April 21. 

JNS blog doesn't like to merely re-report a story in the mainstream media, even though I had the story about mental commitment hearings for "chatline rapist" Thomas Evenstad all to myself for a couple days. But now at least one mainstream media entity has jumped back into the fray and reported the sudden development of Thomas Evenstad being mentally committed for six months, click here for an excellent and detailed article in the Pioneer Press.

In the meantime, thanks to an anonymous commenter (thank you!) JNS blog has a new and relevant piece of information to add to the story by the Pioneer Press: 

Evenstad has a current social media dating profile, a fact that should give the willies to any woman who uses dating websites for the purpose of finding dates...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TURD BURGLAR RESURFACES!!!! Navarr Ross, Previously Convicted In North Minneapolis Thanksgiving Home Break-In, Now Suspected In Rash Of Violent Robberies...

Contributed photo, blog post by John Hoff, it is not known which of the
burglars is pictured or whether it is Navarr Ross, blog post by John Hoff

It was one year ago JNS blog wrote about the very last of a group of Thanksgiving "turd burglars" entering a guilty plea, click here, and that last one to plea was Navarr Ross. 

The burglars, who broke into the home of an elderly and respected Northside senior citizen on Thanksgiving day, 2012, were dubbed "turd burglars" because of a disgusting act, best left undescribed, which one of the burglars committed in the bathroom before a spontaneous posse of Northside neighbors, one wearing superhero pajamas, trapped the burglars in the house long enough for police to catch every one of them...

"Does Your Probation Officer Know How You Park?" Seeking Answers In Northside "Car Climbs A Light Pole" Incident...

Minnesota Department of Corrections Offender Locator mug shot, 
therefore public domain, blog post by John Hoff

Everything I am hearing keeps confirming what a high-placed "Little Birdie" told this blogger; that a recent dramatic "car climbs a light pole to get away from gunfire" incident in North Minneapolis involved the son of NAACP President Jerry McAfee, long a fixture in North Minneapolis politics and society. Despite the jokey headline, this blog is not clear who was actually or allegedly at the wheel and did the miraculous job of "parking" a car sideways against a light pole. 

I couldn't have pulled that off if I tried, over and over, a hundred times. IT'S A MIRACLE!!!!

Julian McAfee, pictured above from his Minnesota Department of Corrections mug shot, has been on probation since May 24, 2010, but will soon be getting off probation, which expires on April 22 of this year. 

Unless, of course, he messes up somehow...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thomas Evenstad, "Chatline Rapist" Facing Mental Commitment Hearings, Seeks Evaluation From His Own Expert...

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

Mainstream media found Thomas Evenstad interesting right after his arrest for terrorizing, allegedly, the wives of two high-ranking public officials. Evenstad then faced further charges of criminal defamation against a police officer. JNS blog has heard PLENTY about that investigation but all I will share publicly at this point about THAT is the investigation is... 

When Police Pulled Over A Woman And Her Girlfriend On 21st Ave. N., They Found A Pistol With A Filed Off Serial Number, Allegedly...

Wikipedia image of High Point 9 millimeter, used under First Amendment 
Fair Comment and Criticism, original photo was donated to Wikipedia by
a gun dealer named Laura Floyd, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

This incident happened in June but I recently found the name of the suspect on the Hennepin County Jail Roster. Few people know that jail roster as well as I do, and unique criminal charges that I've never seen before always get my attention. 

In this case, one Alanis Berry is charged with "removal of a firearm serial number," a felony. 

Who knew? 

Police say...

Son Of Reverend McAfee Was Driving Car That Went Up Light Pole After Gunfire, Highly-Placed "Little Birdie" Tells Johnny Northside...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

Channel Five and other media reported on a car that climbed up a light pole in North Minneapolis, after the driver swerved to avoid gunshots, click here for story. 

Now a "little birdie," highly placed in an official position, tells JNS blog the driver of the car was none other than... 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

JNS BLOG RED HOT SUPER EXCLUSIVE: "Prince Kibbie," Part of Mental Mid Music Controversy Swirling Around Murder Of Tyrone "Ty Crack" Washington, Reportedly Shot...

Facebook photo from profile of Prince Kibbie, used under First Amendment
Fair Comment and Criticism, also under JNS-blog asserted public safety exception
to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Prince Kibbie, pictured above in dreadlocks with a finger being pointed directly down at him, has reportedly been shot. It is likely one other person was shot as part of the same incident. JNS blog is seeking more details but this blog posting will describe what I've got so far. 

Kibbie was part of a well-publicized musical controversy swirling around a rap album called Da Movement, which included songs celebrating the shooting death of 19 Dipset gang member Tyrone "Ty Crack" Washington at Epic Nightclub...

It's No April Fool's Joke! It's The Hennepin County Jail Roster, March 4, 2014 To April 12, 2014...

Stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

This month's jail roster is a little late because I got busy, but sooner or later JNS blog is going to publish that roster and the fickle hand of fate will determine whose name is listed. 

You know the deal. Innocent until proven guilty....

Friday, April 11, 2014

JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE: Commitment Hearings Initiated For Thomas Evenstad, "Chatline Rapist" Accused Of Threatening The Wives Of High Ranking Hennepin County Officials...

Image previously shared with JNS blog by Thomas Evenstad, used under 
First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Mainstream media were going crazy a couple weeks ago to report on the arrest of Thomas Evenstad, a convicted rapist who found his victims on chatlines and did a lot of hard time for that. Now running around loose in the world, Tom has been telling the whole world he's not a psycho rapist. One way he's been trying to prove his point is to trash his victims online and also to show up, terrifyingly, at the homes of two public officials when only their wives were home. 

That last bit of lunacy caused Tom to be arrested and charged with terroristic threats and then (while he was sitting in jail) Tom was charged with criminal defamation of a police officer, who Tom falsely labeled a "rapist." 

Did mainstream media follow up on the story? 


JNS blog has now learned there is an attempt underway to have Thomas Evenstad mentally committed...

Frivolous Litigant And Oklahoma Sex Offender Fugitive Peter Rickmyer, Blocked From Making Filings In Hennepin County Court But NOT Federal Court, Begins New Filing Campaign In Federal Court Against ABM Security Company, City of Minneapolis And Other Named Individuals...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

And so it begins again. Peter Rickmyer, a Level Three sex offender who left Oklahoma around 1990 and still has an active warrant for his arrest, albeit not an EXTRADITABLE warrant, has been filing numerous frivolous lawsuits for the last several years as an intimidation tactic against decent people in the neighborhood. Because of his frivolous filings, Rickmyer has been barred under Rule 9 from making further filings in Hennepin County without a lawyer (a real lawyer, with a license) signing off on the filings. 

Undeterred, Rickmyer sued this blogger and others in federal court and his lawsuit was slapped down. Despite the failure of his lawsuit on its face and a $5,000 judgment for filing a baseless suit, Rickmyer was not completely barred from making further federal filings. Why? Well, the legal rationale was apparently that Rickmyer was nowhere near the all time record for frivolous filings as described in the applicable case law...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wanted Fugitive Sex Offender And Frivolous Litigant Peter Rickmyer Files Notice Of Appeal After Lower Court Defeat In "Mother May I?" Filing...

Contributed image, blog post by John Hoff

Peter Rickmyer, whose right to file lawsuits in Hennepin County District Court has been whittled down to a splinter, recently made a filing which, in summary, requested the prohibitions against his filing of lawsuits be lifted. 

As reported here on this blog, (who else would care?) the district court rejected Rickmyer's filing and (in my opinion) Rickmyer is lucky he didn't get jailed for that filing since it appears to violate the plain and unambiguous wording of prohibitions against him making, well, MORE COURT FILINGS...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Slumlord Steve Meldahl Loses Rental License At 3111 Upton Ave. N., Whole Slumlord Empire Teeters On Collapse...

Image from YouTube video tribute to Slumlord Steve Meldahl, used here for
fair comment and criticism, information in the image caption is not current

A source inside city government pointed this blogger to a recent Regulatory Services committee meeting (April Fools Day, 2014) which revoked the rental license of Steve Meldahl at a 3111 Upton Ave. N.

Here are City of Minneapolis links to two documents concerning the revocation, click here and also here.

Meldahl's empire is already on the ropes (see yesterday's article) but the burning question is how will a Chapter 11 bankruptcy "reorganize" Meldahl's empire if Meldahl loses another rental license? JNS blog thinks...

...(off the top of my head) two rental licenses lost within a year will mean the complete loss of all rental licenses, but I have fired off the question in search of a more definitive answer. Don't take that number I just threw out there as gospel.

This is a developing situation (which is why I'm hitting the PUBLISH button before I have that piece of information, above) but one thing is for sure: the fate of at least 85 Northside properties is up in the air. Already the question is being asked: What will happen to those properties? What will happen to the RENTERS? How will the City of Minneapolis assure a good fate for those properties instead of just falling into the hands of an even worse slumlord?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bankruptcy And Court Filings Of Slumlord Steve Meldahl Show Neighborhood Social Media Pressure And 311 Carpet Bombing Brought Down A Slumlord Empire...

Photo of "Steve Meldahl World Headquarters," blog
post by John Hoff

Click here for document from the Minnesota Court of Appeals. 

Game Of Slummy Thrones 

Steve Meldahl is an infamous North Minneapolis slumlord whose empire has crumbled to the point all the king's horses and all the king's men won't be putting Steve Meldahl back together again. With information provided by blogger "Camden Canary," back in January JNS blog revealed details of Meldahl's complex bankruptcy, click here. This blog has written quite a lot about Meldahl over the years, click here for an example.

But recently a reader drew my attention to a court of appeals opinion (see document linked at top) which reveals further juicy details about the collapse of Meldahl's slummy empire of eggshells...