29 October 2013

Tales From the SOUTH Side...
Now, we couldn't end this month without one more trek into the wonderful world of Fort Wayne's very own ghettohood, could we?
And we'll visit that shortly, but let's first take a look at today's Hoosierland weather.
We'll have mostly sunny skies today with temps reaching up to around 57 degrees, and no precipitation (that comes tomorrow).
So if you've got stuff to do today, it looks to be a fine day to get it down.
Meanwhile, back at the gun shop...
*** Regarding our 39th homicide that I talked about yesterday, there is some interesting information that people should know about the recently-deceased individual.
Jovon Clarkson Harvey, age 44, listed as 6'4" and 300 lb.
(such a big'un...wasn't he?)
I'm sure will be remembered (by some) as a "loving person...never hurt a fly, the life of the party...always joking...yada.yada.yada"...
BUT, what many do NOT know (or refuse to believe when it comes to the FACTS) is this story:
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20131029/LOCAL07/310299982
He was currently under a FEDERAL indictment for TAX EVASION (from 2007), and had a very checkered past, as can be found on his "rap sheet"
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02D04-9103-IF-008278
Harvey, Jovon 03/20/1991
Allen Superior Court 5
IF - Infraction Decided
EXCEED MAX LAWFUL SPEEDS 02D04-9105-CM-014205
Harvey, Jovon C 05/13/1991
Allen Superior Court 6
CM - Criminal Misdemeanor Decided
SPEED CONTEST 02D04-9201-CM-000004
Harvey, Jovon C 01/02/1992
Allen Superior Court 5
CM - Criminal Misdemeanor Decided
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 02D04-9403-IF-002249
Harvey, Jovon C 03/03/1994
Allen Superior Court 4
IF - Infraction Decided
FAILURE WEAR SAFETY BELT 02D04-9409-IF-012595
Harvey, Jovon C 09/08/1994
Allen Superior Court 5
IF - Infraction Decided
DISREGARDING AUTOM SIGNAL 02D04-9501-CM-000528
Harvey, Jovon C 01/23/1995
Allen Superior Court 5
CM - Criminal Misdemeanor Decided
BATTERY (A) (D.V.) 02D04-9610-MC-001533
Harvey, Jovon 10/14/1996
Allen Superior Court 5
MC - Miscellaneous Criminal Decided
P.C. BATTERY 02D04-9610-CM-008596
Harvey, Jovon C 10/17/1996
Allen Superior Court 6
CM - Criminal Misdemeanor Decided
BATTERY (A) 02D04-9804-DF-000320
Harvey, Jovon C 04/27/1998
Allen Superior Court 6
DF - CL D Felony or lesser charge Decided
CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ANIMAL FIGHTING CONTEST Conspiracy to Commit
ANIMAL FIGHTING CONTEST
PURCHASING AN ANIMAL
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA HASH OIL OR HASHISH 02D04-9806-IF-010055
Harvey, Jovon C 06/03/1998
Allen Superior Court 5
IF - Infraction Decided
FAILURE WEAR SAFETY BELT 02D04-9904-CF-000212
Harvey, Jovon C 04/27/1999
Allen Superior Court 4
CF - Criminal Felony Decided
BRIBERY 02D04-9904-MC-000667
Harvey, Jovon C 04/30/1999
Allen Superior Court 4
MC - Miscellaneous Criminal Decided
P.C. POSSESS. MARIJUANA
RECK POSS PARAPHERNALIA
02D04-9905-MC-000694
Harvey, Jovon 05/04/1999
Allen Superior Court 6
MC - Miscellaneous Criminal Decided
MISCELLANEOUS CRIMINAL MATTER
02D04-9905-DF-000329
Harvey, Jovon C 05/05/1999
Allen Superior Court 6
DF - CL D Felony or lesser charge Decided
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA HASH OIL OR HASHISH
RECKLESS POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA
02D04-9905-CM-003605
Harvey, Jovon C 05/26/1999
Allen Superior Court 4
CM - Criminal Misdemeanor Decided
PURCHASE ANIMAL FOR FIGHT
02D04-9911-CF-000562
Harvey, Javon 11/19/1999
Allen Superior Court 5
CF - Criminal Felony Decided
CONSP TO COMMIT DEAL IN COCAINE OR NARCOTIC DRUG Conspiracy to Commit
02D04-0009-IF-013722
Harvey, Jovon C 09/06/2000
Allen Superior Court 6
IF - Infraction Decided
EXCEED POSTED SPEED LIMIT
02D04-0204-OV-001640
Harvey, Jovon C 04/12/2002
Allen Superior Court 5
OV - Local Ordinance Violation Decided
VIOL NOISE ORDINANCE (FW)
02D04-0209-IF-013681
Harvey, Jovon 09/12/2002
Allen Superior Court 5
IF - Infraction Decided
FAILURE WEAR SAFETY BELT
02D04-0503-OE-000147
Harvey, Jovon 03/16/2005
Allen Superior Court 5
OE - Exempted Ordinance Violation Decided
HARBOR CAT/DOG W/O PERMIT
FAILURE TO APPEAR VIOL
02D04-1007-IF-008245
604850
Harvey, Jovon C 07/20/2010
Allen Superior Court 4
IF - Infraction Decided
UNREASONABLE SPEED 02D05-1206-IF-008037
153945
HARVEY, JOVON 06/29/2012
Allen Superior Court 5
IF - Infraction Decided
9-19-10-2/IFD: Failure of Occupant to Use Safety Belt
========ADDRESSES===========
4914 E Tillman Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46816-4234
4114 Monroe St. 
Fort Wayne, IN 46806
4025 Avondale
Fort Wayne, IN 46806
7026 Chadwick Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
2031 Carterton
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
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The story goes on to say that he was also arrested for a dog fighting ring that caused 46 animals to be removed from his house and be put down...and now it was HIS turn.
I view this not so much as "just" a homicide...but more of a PUBLIC SERVICE...in essence, my brand of "urban renewal".
And all of this is public record...if you've a mind to know WHERE to look and WHAT to look for...so anyone that's bothered by this when they read it...too damn bad.
I report the FACTS...that people NEED to know (and the media might cover, if it strikes their fancy).
Harvey also owned several properties on E. Pontiac St., a house in Monroeville, and bought (with his mother) the McKinnie Tap, a watering hole located at 626 McKinnie Ave. This was purchased back in 2003 under the "Cline and Harvey" LLC.
The LLC was dissolved in July 2008 (around the same time this tax evasion indictment is targeting).
Harvey was also convicted of BRIBING two Allen County investigators in the prosecutor's office in connection with a drug conspiracy case.
Here's a related article from 14 September this year:
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20130914/LOCAL03/309149982
He was accused by former FWPD officer Gentry Mosely of running cocaine from Texas to Fort Wayne, but the conspiracy charge was dismissed when Mosely was charged with murder.
This was back in 2001.
Mosely was fired from the department, eventually acquitted of the murder charge, and was given a 10 year suspended sentence reagrding drug conspiracy, in exchange for his cooperation in the case. Harvey was given a 6 year SUSPENDED sentence (why?)
And now YOU know a crapload more about the latest homicide "victim".
Forget family for just a moment - this guy was nothing short of "20 miles of bad road" to this city...and to society in general.
*** Now we couldn't talk about ONE shooting without speaking about yet ANOTHER one...could we?
Here's the link:
http://www.wane.com/news/crime/man-shows-up-at-parkview-randallia-with-gunshot-wounds
Well, this one took place around 0100 hrs this morning and is believed to have happened near the intersection of E.Wayne St. and S. Anthony Blvd.
A man showed up at Parkview Randallia with a gunshot wound, was treated and released.
Police were called to the intersection 10 minutes earlier for a report of shots fired, and when they arrived, found spent shell casings and broken glass.
As usual, no suspects and no motives yet.
*** A double shooting up near Dupont Rd. left two women in hospital, one in serious condition.
Here's the link:
http://www.wane.com/news/local/shooting-leaves-one-person-in-serious-condition
And since this didn't occur on the SE side, it's a white guy who police are looking for...domestics rarely end with nobody hurt.
Stephen Dale Walker, age 34 was the shooter and has a very nice mug shot, as opposed to many others we feature here.
He is considered armed and dangerous, so if you come across him,. shoot FIRST, and save the city, county and state a lot of money in court costs...and you'll rid this area of a domestic terrorist.
It's called NATURAL JUSTICE, folks.
Live it, learn it, love it.
*** The City Council "Fifth Tuesday" meeting takes place tonight at 1730 hrs downtown, and although I would love to attend, they could not permit me enough time to describe (in detail) what goes on just in MY part of the ghettohood...and how little seems to have been done to halt the flow of crime from the areas directly NORTH and SOUTH of us.
The former quadrant captain told me that it was constantly changing...crimes go south, then back to our area, then up north, then back down south.
And law- enforcement couldn't get a handle on it back then.
Even with all the tech they have, fewer officers is not making things better...is it?
Not to mention some of this tech is finding it's way into criminal hands...like scanner apps for phones.
The city is playing this up a lot...like the past 16 years of crime down here hasn't been worth the mention.
I'll be watching and blogging about this tomorrow, make no mistake about that.
I want to see IF these "leaders" will address the REAL issues, or wind up taking us all for another lesson at Arthur Murray's Dance Studio.
(because they sure know how to do the "two-step")
*** Lastly today, it's not about programs, so I don't want to see this meeting turn out to be another mission to waste our time and money for projects that offer no long-term solutions...and besides, you can only have SO many basketball players in the NBA.
Let's try to improve the MINDS of these youth...FIRST!
And that's not by GIVING them free stuff...we've done enough of that, and all it did was produce generations of chronically-dependent lowlifes.
TEACH them to be self-motivating, ENCOURAGE them they can become BETTER people, EDUCATE them on how to advance THROUGH adversity, rather than embrace and wallow in it.
MENTOR them on how to CHALLENGE THEMSELVES...the way we used to be taught, both at school AND especially at home.
You take care of THOSE aspects of human behavior,. and most ALL the rest will take care of itself.
Therein lies the lesson for today.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America

2 comments:

CWMartin said...

As to Jovan, a) that hadda be a BIG gun; b) It seems as though unless you were driving or a dog, he was harmless enough; and c) the tax evasion and bribery charges tells you he was just bright enough to MAKE it look that way.

The other yahoo? That was near my old stomping grounds. People like that DESERVE to live in Dupont Estates. I know from my experience with the prop mgr that he's probably used to getting bent over.

Bob G. said...

Chris:
The mere fact that police tagged SO many shell casings made you wonder how many rounds it took before the shooter found a vital organ to off this fella.

He was a "playa" for almost 2 decades...Careers R Us?
(shoulds, woulda coulda)

I cringe whenever I hear about a trailer park...and a domestic.
Those two go together like gasoline fumes and an open flame.

Hey, thanks for stopping by today and commenting.

You stay safe up there.