Sunday, December 28, 2014

Report Of Armed Robbery At 3319 Aldrich Ave. N. Sends One JNS Blog Reader Digging Into The Story And Scrutinizing "Goff Holdings, LLC"

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff (because it's so hard to
quickly obtain suitable stock photos I sometimes just use what I've got)

One of my faithful blog readers sent me an email and I asked permission to republish it, minus the name. I'm glad to see that my readers do their own digging into their own stories, but then it's a question of where they will publish their information...

Colorful And Foul Facebook Free-For-All Attempts To Link Story On JNS Blog About Jabari Roosevelt Johnson To Recent Federal Indictments Of Minneapolis Gang Members...

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

To view the conversation being referenced in this blog post, go to the Facebook page of Nitelen Jackson and view the November 27 conversation. 

This story is complicated and convoluted, filled with supposition and innuendo, (by others, not this blogger) so follow closely, if you will, while I attempt to break it down and make it plain.

Recently, there were a bunch of federal indictments in Minneapolis with nearly a dozen gang members arrested and indicted for conspiracy, click here for the press release by the United States Department of Justice. One of those arrested, and pictured above, is Nitelen Jackson. Before he was under federal indictment, this blogger noticed Jackson's prolific criminal record coupled with an equally prolific use of Facebook to document his...

Leontaye Antez Slaughter-McCaskel Facing Three Assault Charges, Bail Is Half A Million Dollars...

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

Leontaye Antez Slaughter-McCaskel, who has a venerable history with North Minneapolis crime families (click here and also here) was a fugitive in November of 2013 but as of December 7 of this year, he is sitting in the Hennepin County jail facing three assault charges with bail set at half a million dollars.

It is not clear to this blogger whether Mr. Slaughter was a fugitive all that time or if...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Hennepin County Bi-Weekly Jail Roster, December 9 To December 23, 2014...

Creative stock photo, made all special-like for this
holiday jail roster, blog post by John Hoff  

With the holidays and all, I've fallen behind on my blogging but you bet your sweet bippy if I don't have time to publish anything else I will, somehow, manage to publish the Hennepin County jail roster. 

So here we go...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FOX 9 Calls North Minneapolis A "Virtual Dumping Ground" For Level Three Sex Offenders, But Teases Viewers With Blurred Sex Offender Pictures...Here's The Guy They Were Talking About In Association With Recent Child Abduction Story...

MNDOC mugshot, therefore public domain, blog post
by John Hoff

Don't tease me, FOX 9. 

When your station does a story about how the 55411 zip code is a "virtual dumping ground" for Level Three Sex Offenders, you know that's my pet issue. (Heaven knows it's nobody else's pet issue, since local politicians have seemingly walked away from the "dumping ground" conundrum after expressing so much interest in the summer of 2013 and as late as January of this year) 

When you, Fox 9, talk about the "dumping ground" in a story about the recent abduction (and release) of a little girl in my neighborhood, and the ongoing search for a white suspect in his 20s, you know how interested people in my neighborhood are in that story. This blogger has been looking for some kind of fresh angle ever since the story broke, but it's my policy that I only publish new facts rather than just adding another layer of yacking commentary.

Well, thank you, FOX 9, for your teasing and blurred out little story which allows me to dig up new facts, even if it's just new facts underlying the assertions in your story...

Two Criminal Counts And Evidence Gathered At The Scene Of Alleged Drunk Driver Double Homicide THROWN OUT, Honorable Judge Acknowledges Political Pressure Applied By JNS Blog...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism, also assumed permission and (possibly) public safety
exception to copyright long asserted by JNS blog, blog post
by John Hoff

This is a story that normally gets covered by JNS blog guest author Jordan North, but what sometimes happens is the owner of this blog (that would be me) is faster and more prolific, and the public's need for news (from blogs or other media) never takes a break. 

Hopefully, guest author Jordan North can follow up with more details about the legal proceedings in this case. Here is what is known to this blogger at this hour, and it's not happy news for the parents of Melvin Jones and Brandy Banks, victims of an...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jesse Lee Garland, Long A Fixture Of The North Minneapolis Level Three Sex Offender OVER CONCENTRATION, Is Now Back In Prison...

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

After a flurry of activity in 2013, it appears public officials who represent North Minneapolis have thrown up their hands and walked away from the issue of Level Three sex offenders being outrageously concentrated in North Minneapolis. 

One of the sex offenders is question was Jesse Lee Garland, who lived in North Minneapolis for the longest time. Recently, however, a commenter drew my attention to Mr. Garland, asserting that (in summary) he wasn't such a bad guy and this blog was dragging down Garland's good name...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Henry Lee Devon Moore Arrested For Attempted Murder, Investigators Used Facebook Profile For Suspect Identification...(CORRECTED BLOG POST)

Facebook image used under First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism, also (JNS blog asserts) public safety exception to
copyright, also photo may be part of police evidence and, if so,
would be part of a public record exception, blog post by 
John Hoff

(Corrected blog post: Two suspects were identified from Facebook by police, allegedly, one of which is Dwayne A. Garner and the other is Henry Lee Devon Moore. Neither use their real name on Facebook. An incorrect version of this blog post appeared for a few hours online until it was drawn to my attention by a commenter that I had switched up the Facebood information between Henry Lee Devon Moore and Dwayne Garner. Therefore this blog post was taken offline, corrected, and put back online with correction here noted. 

JNS blog strives for accuracy. When error is drawn to my attention, I leap to make correction and I make a public note of the correction)  

Without further explanation or ado...

Click here for the criminal complaint.

A Shooting In Front Of An Apartment Complex

Henry Lee Devon Moore, who is also accused of a vicious robbery at the Northside UnBank, is now also charged with murder. He was reportedly identified by police based upon Moore's Facebook profile, which uses the name Henry Bouffants Moore. An alleged co-conspirator, Dwayne A. Garner, reportedly uses the Facebook profile FinessKing Sto, click here for that profile. JNS blog will get around to writing about THAT Facebook profile later.  

It should be noted the criminal complaint says "FitnessKing" when it is, in fact, "FinessKing." 

According to the criminal complaint, on October 23 multiple shots rang out on the 1700 block of Glenwood Ave. N. in front of a housing complex and police who responded to the scene found...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Recent Homicide Victim Antonio Flood Had Fresh Conviction For Liquor In The Park, Was Murdered While On Probation...

Uncopyrighted image in public domain, 
blog post by John Hoff

Antonio Marcus Flood, age 42, DOB 11/02/72 is the most recent homicide victim in North Minneapolis, click here for Star Tribune article. Flood was shot on the 2600 block of Penn Avenue. He clung to life for most of a week, but ultimately died. 

 Twenty-sixth and Penn was also the site of a bus shooting which claimed the life of Drew "The Chef" Billingsley. There have been other deadly and almost-deadly incidents at that location, as well. 

Flood was fresh off a conviction for "Liquor in the Park." It was only November 24 of last month that Flood was convicted for this minor crime, and he still owed the court system the sum of...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Khayree Jabar Copeland Accused Of Attempted Murder On Willow Avenue North In A Marijuana Deal Gone Wrong...

Fallen willow tree, here used as a creative stock
photo, photo and blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

Jail roster information tipped this blog to the fact Khayree Copeland was charged either with murder or attempted murder, and it turns out to be a case of "attempted" in what sounds like a sad little pot deal gone wrong outside of 1915/1913 Willow Ave. N., a property owned by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.

The shooting happened on November 21 and...

Hennepin County Jail Roster, November 27 To December 8, 2014...

Old photo from a family album, no copyright, photo was taken
circa 1940-41, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, blog post by John

Biweekly, to my way of thinking, doesn't need to be exactly 14 days. 

The need to churn out fresh blog content is never-ending, the Googlebots gorge themselves but are hungry an hour later, so here you go...

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dwayne Andre Garner Arrested December 2, Charged With Second Degree Murder, Not Premeditated...

Image in the public domain, "Murder In The House" by
Jakub Schikaneder, blog post by John Hoff

Information on the Hennepin County Jail Roster shows Dwayne Andre Garner (DOB 6/17/89) was arrested December 2. 

He's charged with giving a peace officer a false name, possessing more than 1.4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle, driving after suspension, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and SECOND DEGREE MURDER...

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Confidential Reliable Informant Tipped Off Police To A Crack Cocaine Deal, Allegedly, North Minneapolis Resident Julist Dewight King Arrested...

US Government photo, no copyright, here used as a stock
photo, actual CRI from this story is not depicted, 
blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint.

Police and prosecutors are crediting a confidential reliable informant (CRI) for the arrest of Julist Dewight King on drug charges. King has a felony drug conviction from 2012 but, interestingly, is alleged to be out on the streets dealing drugs yet again. 

How does THAT happen with...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Update: The Holidays That Bring Most Of Us Joy Bring Others Deep Sorrow. One Year Later As The Wheels Of Justice Turn Ever So Slowly, Philip Bertelsen Is Free To Celebrate While The Lives He Shattered Have No Closure...

                                                                  Melvin Jones

                                                            Brandy Banks

Blog post by Jordan North

The court date has been moved too many times to count. This alone is devastating for a family that needs to fly into town for every court date. The next court date is December 19th at 9:00 am before the Honorable Judge Kathryn L. Quaintance.

This is an omnibus hearing to go over the TON of motions that Philip Bertelsen has filed. I have spoken directly with a reliable source and have learned that he allegedly is disputing the blood test. He is claiming that he was knocked out by... 

Houston, He Has A Problem...Houston Oliver, That Is, Accused Of Possessing Enough Cocaine To Put Scarface On The Moon

Image produced by DEA, as a US government image it has
no copyright, blog post by John Hoff

Fox 9 is reporting on a cocaine bust involving a resident of South Minneapolis, click here for article, but my sources and research say accused cocaine trafficker Houston Oliver is, in fact, a resident of North Minneapolis. 

As reported by Fox 9, Oliver allegedly mailed 11 kilos of cocaine from Arizona to Minneapolis...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sheanitta Jade Cox Charged In Incident Involving "Three adults, one child and a large amount of suspected heroin" (Allegedly)

Opium den image, Wikipedia creative commons, click here
for non-required attribution, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint.

In July of this year, Minneapolis police searched a residence on "the 100th block of 59th" street in Minneapolis. The residence may not be in my neighborhood, but arrested at the residence was North Minneapolis resident Sheanitta Jade Cox. 

Police reportedly found "a large amount of suspected heroin," $3,241 in US currency, a digital scale and a 40 SW Springfield Armory handgun. 

I just think you can't find a more classy gun brand than...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Convicted Felon Anthony Johntay Carrillo Facing Gun Possession Charges Over, Good Grief, A BB Gun...

Wikipedia creative commons photo, click here for attribution, blog
post by John Hoff

Click here for the criminal complaint. 

If you are a felon, you are prohibited from having a gun. That means ANY gun, including a BB gun. Incredibly, for legal purposes a BB gun is a firearm of very minor the case of the gun Anthony Johntay Carrillo is accused of possessing, the caliber is .177. 

It could still put out an eye! 

According to a complaint filed back in April, police were called to a gas station on... 

Paralyzed Victim From "Bloody No. 19" Bus Shooting Incident Is Lamon Deshawn Gayfield Of Brooklyn Center, If He'd Served His 88 Day Suspended Sentence He Wouldn't Have Been On That Bus...

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair
Comment and Criticism, and (JNS blog asserts) publi
safety exception to copyright, blog post by John Hoff

JNS blog has now confirmed the name of the paralyzed victim of an October 25 shooting on the "Bloody No. 19" bus route is a 19-year-old named Lamon Gayfield. Click here for previous in-depth coverage including the criminal complaint against alleged shooter Devonere A. Johnson. 

An anonymous commenter dropped the name "Lamon Gayfield" in front of me, leading me to look for evidence this was, indeed, the young man's name. Evidence was easy enough to find. Lemon Gayfield, called "L.G." in the criminal complaint about his shooting, once called himself "Low'end Savage" on Facebook. Now, adopting more...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Devonere Armani Johnson Accused Of Shooting And Paralyzing "L.G.," Who Goes By "Lowend Savage" On Facebook, The Dispute Involved Mother Of Victim's Baby...

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

Click here for criminal complaint.

Thanks to an anonymous commenter who put this ol' blogger bloodhound on the scent, I've managed to confirm Devonere Armani Johnson is indeed the guy accused of an October 25 shooting on the "Bloody No. 19" bus route. Maddeningly, I still don't know the name of the victim, pictured above, except his initials are "L.G." and he goes by...

Peter Teachout, Who Fought "The Battle Of Hawthorne EcoVillage" And Founded "Shoe Patrol" Volunteer Unit In North Minneapolis, Promoted To Captain In Afghanistan...

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

Word comes via Facebook that Peter Teachout, currently serving in Afghanistan, has been promoted from lieutenant to captain. Teachout is pictured on the left in a recent photo, above. 

Before joining the military, Teachout was at the epicenter of a battle to transform the Hawthorne EcoVillage from the most crime-ridden four square blocks in North Minneapolis to...

Minneapolis Publishes "Naughty List" Of Troubled Rental Properties, But JNS Blog Decides Who Is Naughty And Who Is Nice So Here Is The List With A Special "Troll Infuriating Bonus Listing!"

Blast from the past creative stock photo, the Apartment Complex
of Anarchy circa 2008, blog post by John Hoff

A couple days ago, the Star Tribune published a "naughty list" of troubled rental properties. The list was contained in a document readers could click on to view, but it's the belief of this blogger the document is not "crawled" by Googlebots. Because I think a document like that deserves prominence online, JNS blog is...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Jeremiah Elijah Blackwell Charged With Murder Of "Good Citizen" Eulalio Gonzalez-Sanchez After Methodical Police Investigation...

Public domain wikipedia image of the Prophet
Jeremiah, blog post by John Hoff

Click here for previous blog post about Jeremiah E. Blackwell when he was just a mysterious Biblical name on a jail roster. 

Now here is Blackwell's criminal complaint for First Degree Aggravated Robbery:

And here is the complaint for Second Degree Murder:

Just moments ago, the Hennepin County Attorney's office sent out a press release about the charges against Blackwell, and just by virtue of being in my email that very moment JNS blog might be the first to publish it, as follows...

Devonere Armani Johnson Charged With First Degree Assault With Great Bodily Harm...

Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff

An anonymous commenter pointed me to Devonere Armani Johnson (DOB 10/10/91) on the jail roster. But only this much can I positively confirm right now:  

Johnson is charged with First Degree Assault, Great Bodily Harm. This kind of charge would be consistent with, for example, paralyzing somebody from the neck down. 

Johnson's bail is...