TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN (TWIMC) 08/09/99 (07/31/99 REKEYBOARDED)
AUGUST 21/1980 - THE SUN - 3 held in alleged Charles Village cocaine ring
Raid at an apartment in the 100 block of West 39th Street whose occupant, a 21-year-old medical student, was in the intensive care unit of Union Memorial Hospital being treated for an overdose of cocaine.
(NOTE: Police raided operation after one of the dealers overdosed on his own goods. Had already reported Barnaba to city narcotics downtown prior to raid.)
AUGUST 24 - THE NEWS AMERICAN DATELINE: CITY & COUNTIES - Three indicted on charges of operating cocaine ring.
Operated since early 1979. Charged Edward Baker III, 21, Robert Borucki, 32, and Robert Barnaba, 32. Drugs sold in Charles Village, Towson, and Federal Hill with profit of at least $16,000 a week. Also named as unindicted co-conspirators were three other Hopkins students, a former Hopkins student and a Dade County, Fla. man.
COPY TO COME - ORIGINAL STORY ON BRIDGET MURDER
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1990 - THE EVENING SUN - Unsolved murders - A Special Report - Second of five weekly articles - Mystery hours stump police by Mike Klingaman
Detective Jim Hagin. Bridget Phillips, murdered May 22, 1989. Bloody footprint 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 Head Edge II shoe. Phillips had eaten a white meat sandwich between home and school.
(NOTE: Phillips could have stopped in house where Mills might have been staying and might have had a sandwich with him. Mills questioned about case, Detective Donald Worden told me lat4er. Baltimore magazine story on crime printed a couple of years later described Bridge at party with occult overtones, perhaps santeria, wearing miniature dolls in her hair. This also might have been after Hopkins Spring Fair where Mills would sometimes troll for fellow occult believers by dealing tarot cards on a blanket between stands and where he also sometimes had a jewelry booth at the fair. Note that Bridget according to her father also had an interest in jewelry (the Phillips family business?).
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1994 - THE SUN - OBITUARIES -
Uhland OED? Hofman, owned, operated bars
Retired in 1980 as owner of The Clark Street Garage. Howard L. Cardin, Baltimore lawyer and longtime friend. Survived by 4 sons, Mark Hofman of Glen Burnie, Edward, Otto and Michael Hofman of Titusville, Florida; a daughter, Sue Hollingsworth of Severa Park. (Wife?s name: Betty)
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 1994 - THE SUN - THE HUNT FOR THE MAN WITH THE HAMMER by Mike Klingaman
Phillips murder. Police believe the killer brought a weapon, a heavy hammer with a rounded head or another metal object, such as a small, hand-held fire extinguisher. Bridget beaten mercilessly, far more times than necessary to kill her. Killer did not flee immediately. Bits of the victim?s bone and blood found in the bathroom drain, suggest he cleaned up in the shower. The killer left by the front door, locking it firmly behind him and taking Ms. Phillips key chain, possibly as a keepsake. No other valuables were missing.
(NOTE: When I discussed this case with Klingaman, he asked me if Mills were Odirty? Did not ask him what he meant, but I remembered that Debbie had told me that Mills was circumcized and that he did not clean himself properly, causing her infections. Thought that if murderer had had sex with Bridget, he might have left smegma behind.Also, he may have taken Bridget?s keychain because it may have included a key to where he was living. I had encountered Mills at Johns Hopkins University when he had a jewelry table at the annual flea market in The Glass Pavillion. He brandished a small hammer similar with a rounded head similar to what was described in the police report and which I take to be a tool used in making jewelry.)
(COPY TO COME ANNOUNCEMENT OF KERI KILLING.)
SUNDAY, JULY 16, 19995 - THE SUN- Death leaves tangled trail by Jim Haner
Three weeks snce Bill Sirbaugh found body of daughter Keri Red hair. Mark Bell, 30, friend from Louies The Bookstore Cafe. Detective Neverdon assigned to case.
(NOTE; Had story on Neverdon the detective in my files. May have been removed by Erick or someone else. Neverdon may have accosted me recently as I was waiting for the bus in front of Louies The Bookstore Cafe. Television coverage of the time of Keri investigation showed two black homicide detectives interviewing white bar owners in Fells Point which I felt was a bit of PR showboating and possibly because of difference in racial attitudes a bad choice of investigators.Also removed from my files were court papers relating to my conviction and probation for telephone misuse and a letter from Paul Valentine, reporter for The Washington Post, acknowledging receipt of materials from me.)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1997 - THE SUN - CITY POLICE MISCONDUCT CHARGES UP
APRIL 29, 1997 - THE SUN - Hopkins Store to be replaced by Donna?s by Jacques Kelly
After 26 years at store, 8 as owner, Barbara Freeman learns her lease will not be renewed.
(NOTE: This would have been about the time my apartment may have been entered by David Mills, who left loose knots in many electrical cords and tight knots in rollupblind cords and shoelaces. This also may have been when Freeman?s daughter put chewing gum on chair in kitchen and in pack of plastic raincoat. Barbara?s then BF Scott who worked at Eddie?s Liquors at the time was probably also involved and may have been fired by Eddie?s owner because of his involvement. Believe Scott was a resident of Hampden as are, I believe,the Freemans.)
MARCH 11, 1997 - THE SUN - Drug dealing suspected at Hopkins by Peter Hermann
Drug stash at 100 East 32nd Street. Homicide Detective Neverdon.
(NOTE: Hopkins has 3,400 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students.)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1997 - THE WASHINGTON POST - Slaying of State Senator?s Associate Remains a Mystery in Baltimore by Doug Struck and David Simon.
Slaying of Senator Larry Young associate.
UNDATED NOTE POSTED IN CHARLES VILLAGE LAUNDROMAT BY MILLS
ROOM FOR RENT In Rowhouse, close to Johns Hopkins U. and Loyola. Walking distance to shops at the Rotunda and not far from the Village of Cross Keys and Mt. Washington. Reasonable Rent. Full use of kitchen. Non-smokers and students preferred. For more information, please contact Dave at 889-0956 or leave a message on machine (after a series of beeps).
Block, Deborah Elise (DB) (1993) I began a relationship with DB in December of 1978 when she was 19 years old and I was 45. This lasted approximately 6 weeks until she returned to David Mills (DM). I first met DB a couple of years earlier when she ad her friend Susan Neville (SP?) moved into an apartment on Calvert Street. I was walking up the street and Susan called me from the porch of the apartment and asked me to help them move some furniture. At that time, I met DB?s moher who I remember as wearing slacks and boots. DB was moing intothe city for the adventure of it, I think, and maybe to meet someone. Susan, who was already divorced and who had broken up with her boyfriend Arvin Meyer, would have found DB?s beauty useful in attracting men. I later came to think that DB?s moher may have had a number of motives for moving her daughter into the city --- as I later said to DB, ODo you and your mother compete much?O Also, DB had younger siblings /and the Block family may have helped her to move out as a means of protecting her younger brother and sister from DB?s witchcraft beliefs. I may have seen DB earlier with Susan in The Clark Street Garage where someone may have said, O That?s Susan?s girlfriend. She thinks she?s a witch.O OWhere?s her broom?O I asked them. DB met DM very shortly afterwards and afterwards they may have moved into the Calvert Street apartment with Susan and then may have gotten rid of her or Susan may have moved out on her own. (OHe wouldn?t take Ono? for an answer,O DB said later to me of DM.) OHow nice that you finally met someone who believes in the same things you do,O DB told me someone in her family, probably a grandparent, said when they learned that DM, her new boyfriend, also believed in the occult.
(NOTE, 1999: Susan married and had three children with a David Gudlaxen who went on to become a software engineer. They are now living in Silicon Valley and Susan, who has family in Baltimore also corresponds regularly with Dolores Moran, a former Clark Street Garage regular who is currently employed by Morgan State University.)
DM REPORT - February 25, 1990, Also made copies July 31, 1995 (This may have been included in a letter to my son, Erick.)
This will tell you why I could no longer publish The Charles Street Paper, probably why I was dismissed from State employment with no unemployment benefits. I share this information with you as a form of insurance which you will also understand when I tell you that I believe the Northern District police are waiting for my money to run out.
This regards my relationship in early 1979 with Deborah Block (DB) who returned to her previous boyfriend David Mills (DM). DM proceeded to marry her, get her addicted to crack cocaine and pimped her to a number of people includng denizens of the bar The Clark Street Garage, some city officials, and members of The Northern District police. I have reason to believe she was transported across the Maryland/D.C. State line to work on the 14th Street strip in The District which at that time included a number of go-go bars. I am enclosing a copy of a letter written by her to me at the time she left me.
A number of City officials were involved to keep her in prostitution. I believe then Mayor now Governor William Donald Schaefer was a customer of hers and I believe he knows I know this. Then States Attorney William Swisher was responsible for removing police surveillance of The Clark Steet Garage owned and operated by Eddie Hoffman. A Northern District polie officer named A.W. Fell attended a luncheon with me at The Baltimore Science Center where he identified me to Mayor Schaefer. An Officer Tinker walked DM and DB past me on Saint Paul Street with his baton at the ready while across the street was a squad car with several officers includng Northern District Captain Mervyn Spiwak who was later named head of Central District by Mayor Schaefer. Witnesses to this action included a Kent Waters and his wife who knew what was occurring. DM introduced DB in my sight in The Homewood Deli to a black officer by the name of Sallee.
I put The Clark Street Garage out of business by maintaining my own surveillance of it from inside while drinking coffee in the bar. I joined The Charles Village Civic Association telling then Association President Tom Hooper that I wanted to do something about drugs in the neighborhood. That led to my helping establish The Charles Villager . (Tom Hooper then was Donor Services Manager of The United Way of Central Maryland.)H
I then established The Chzrles Street Paper as a private venture. Among others, I met with a local builder, C. William Struever, who expressed interest in my sources of funding of which I had hardly any as you know. Struever proceeded, at the instruction, I believe, of Mayor Schaefer, to establish The Charles Street Management Corporation in an effort to put me out of business. This effort succeeded as when I met with Laurie B. Schwartz, the Executive Director of the Corporation, she indicated that no help would be coming to me from the Corporation. I enclose one of the last issues of The Charles Street Paper for April, 1984 which reports on the founding of the Corporation. I believe these actions were taken to forestall my using the paper to report on the situation with DB.
Mayor Schaefer then went on to be elected Governor of the State and C. William Struever was named a member of the Advisory Council of the State Department of Human Resorces for which I worked. I have reason to believe that it is his influence which is responsible for the unusually punitive action in separating me from employment and denying me employment benefits.
All of the police mentioned are still on active duty;DM still lives somewhere in the neighborhood, recently around the corner from me at 3019 North Calvert Street which is the home of the former wife of William West. I spoke to Mr. West recently about his experience with Mills which included many tantrums and much destruction of the house. West?s telephone number is 661-4886
About a year or so ago I had a street confrontation with DM in which he told me there was a bounty on my head. I am inclined to believe him. In the meantime, I am told that the Northern District police are waiting for my money to run out.
(NOTE 1999: No longer true that police named are still employed by the Police Department. Both Sallee and Fell have retired from the Baltimore Police Department and both are now employed by Johns Hopkins University as security personnel.Prior to that, Fell was permanently assigned to the Charles Village area for almost 20 years. Note also that this places Mills in the Charles Village area at the time Phillips was murdered.)