24 March 2015

Tuesday Tidbits...
Welcome to Fort Wayne in March...
Welcome to a slightly SNOWY day...whatever happened to "some snow showers"?
Yesterday was damn near a whiteout in the early afternoon with the SNOWFALL we had Monday.
Started out innocent enough (around 0900 hrs)
Our total was in the 3-inch range...enough to shovel (what, again?)
And, it was a "heavy" snow...lots of moisture there.
Now THIS is getting a bit much (around midday)
What didn't melt away or was moved asid FROZE overnight, and that provided lot of soon-to-be business for local body shops. Plenty of accidents due to drivers thinking that since it was SPRING, you can drive NORMALLY....WRONG!!!
That why I leave the scraper/brush in the Wifeymobile...to which she was thankful she had it coming home yesterday.
HAD to shovel...(around 1715 hrs)
Our Hoosierland weather today will not see any more snow (thank you), but we are starting off with freezing temps, and that means CAUTION on the roads this morning.
Plan on a slower commute, possible idiocy on the streets, people walking everywhere BUT where they should be (which would be the sidewalks), and the other typical winter conditions...got it?
Highs today will reach up above freezing ( 40 degrees), and enough sun to help things out, so another melt cycle begins, before we take on more seasonal conditions tomorrow.
So, with that said, let's get that nice hot cup of our favorite morning beverage as we take a gander at what's been going on in some other places.
*** First out of the slush is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
March 24 - 
So, grab a box of Raisinets...and enjoy.
*** Next up, time again for all the signal *113* calls, shootings, and armed robberies around Fort Wayne last week that NO ONE ever seems to mention...(but I do, because I can and it's a public service)
MARCH 16 - 
15F031057 00:15:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 LILLIE ST
15F031082 02:26:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 CENTRAL DR
15F031083 02:30:19 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 SMITH ST
15F031090 03:24:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 RUDISILL BLVD E & CENTRAL DR
15F031378 16:55:39 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 HOMEDALE DR
15F031463 19:57:50 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 SENIOR DR
15F031532 23:08:45 53 ARMED ROB 3900 STATE BLVD E
MARCH 17 - 
15F031561 01:31:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 LEWIS ST E
15F031570 02:08:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 SOUTHWAYNE AVE
15F031569 02:09:03 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 VAN BUREN ST & WAYNE ST W
15F031898 16:33:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 LAKE AVE & CRESCENT AVE
15F032050 22:23:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 FOX AVE
15F032078 23:47:54 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 MAIN ST W
15F032062 22:57:16 53 ARMED ROB 4200 CLINTON ST N
MARCH 18 - 
15F032086 00:07:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 RUNNION AVE
15F032104 01:11:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 WOODLAND AVE W
15F032105 01:13:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 STOPHLET ST
15F032255 11:59:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 WINTER ST
15F032514 21:59:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 WELLS ST
15F032518 22:10:45 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 CREIGHTON AVE E
15F032521 22:18:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 STARDALE DR & TURTLE CREEK DR
15F032458 19:37:16 53 ARMED ROB 900 HAMILTON AVE
MARCH 19 - 
15F032554 00:27:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 NUTTMAN AVE
15F032567 01:24:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 BUELL DR
15F032577 02:52:27 53 ARMED ROB 5800 ALTA VISTA CT
15F032666 09:42:34 58 SHOOTING 200 PETTIT AVE E
MARCH 20 - 
15F033160 13:32:47 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 SENIOR DR
15F033233 16:10:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 RIVERMET AVE
15F033399 22:50:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 FOX AVE & GRACE AVE
(NO armed robberies)
MARCH 21 - 
15F033508 03:59:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 FOURTH ST W
15F033792 20:22:07 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 DUPONT RD W & LIMA RD
(NO armed robberies)
MARCH 22 - 
15F034221 20:27:25 113 SHOTS FIRED 4700 BOWSER AVE
15F034261 21:56:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 JEFFERSON BLVD W
15F034267 22:12:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 BOWSER AVE
15F034270 22:23:47 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 OLIVER ST
15F034296 23:51:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 WEISSER PARK AVE
15F034299 23:59:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 GETZ RD & ULLYOT DR
15F034244 21:26:58 53 ARMED ROB 2000 BROADWAY
15F033949 02:37:24 58 SHOOTING 600 LEWIS ST E & HANNA ST S
Well, there we go, plenty of action on the SOUTH side of town, wasn't there (as usual)?
The FWPD blotter SHOULD have the 23rd up as well, but someone must have slept in...sorry.
*** Next, an update to Fort Wayne's LATEST homicide (#5).
Here's the story link from the J-G:
Another "good boy"?
Yes, Police COMB the site of the shooting.
(might need a DETANGLING BRUSH instead, folks)
The city's FIFTH homicide victim is listed as one Datavis (who the f$ck NAMES these people???) C. Cummings, 22 of Fort Wayne.
(nice mug shot, too - got that "tude" going' on))
This alone leads me to believe that he was NO stranger to the Allen County judicial system.
Bet he wasn't shot over not returning a hymnal to the local church...just got that feeling.
Yep, he's got a rap sheet (big surprise).
Here's the lowdown on the recently-deceased:
DATAVIS C. CUMMINGS - black male - 5'8" - 150 lbs
Allen Superior Court 6
CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
35-44-3-3(a)(1)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
35-43-4-2.7(d)/MB: Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle
9-24-18-1/MC: Knowingly or Intentionally Operating Motor Vehicle w/o Ever Receiving a License
9-21-8-32/IFC: Disregarding Stop Sign
Allen Superior Court 5
MC - Miscellaneous Criminal (Citation)
35-48-4-6(a)/FD: Poss Cocaine/Methamphetamine Or Sched I or II Narcotic Drug
35-43-4-2(b)/FD: Receiving Stolen Property
35-48-4-11/MA: Possession Marijuana/Hash Oil/Hashish/Salvia/Synthetic Cannabinoid
35-47-2-1(a)/MA: Carrying a Handgun Without a License
Allen Superior Court 6
MC - Miscellaneous Criminal (Citation)
35-43-2-1.5/FD: Residential Entry
35-42-2-1(a)(1)(A)/MA: Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury
35-48-4-11/MA: Possession Marijuana/Hash Oil/Hashish/Salvia/Synthetic Cannabinoid
35-45-2-5/MA: Interference with the Reporting of a Crime
Allen Superior Court 4
FD - Class D Felony
35-43-2-1.5/FD: Residential Entry
35-42-2-1(a)(1)(A)/MA: Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury
35-45-2-5/MA: Interference with the Reporting of a Crime
35-48-4-11/MA: Possession Marijuana/Hash Oil/Hashish/Salvia/Synthetic Cannabinoid
Allen Superior Court 5
MC - Miscellaneous Criminal (Citation)
35-44.1-3-1(a)(3)/FD: Resisting Law Enforcement/Use of Vehicle to Commit Offense
35-48-4-11/MA: Possession Marijuana/Hash Oil/Hashish/Salvia/Synthetic Cannabinoid
35-47-2-1(a)/MA: Carrying a Handgun Without a License
Allen Superior Court 4
FD - Class D Felony
35-44.1-3-1(a)(3)/FD: Resisting Law Enforcement/Use of Vehicle to Commit Offense
35-47-2-1(a)/MA: Carrying a Handgun Without a License
35-48-4-11/MA: Possession Marijuana/Hash Oil/Hashish/Salvia/Synthetic Cannabinoid
Allen Superior Court 4
IF - Infraction
9-21-8-32/IFC: Disregarding Stop Sign
 4125 Plaza Drive
 Fort Wayne, IN 46806
Nope...he sure wasn't...and in only THREE short years, too.
He didn't LIVE there, people.
Funny, he was killed at 4609 Olvier St. and LIVED at 4125 Plaza Dr.
Well, "someone" got their house shot the hell up, didn't they?
Someone else KNEW he would be at THAT house and NOT at the Plaza address, right?
And here's a related story about this part of the ghettohood from WANE:
I love the quotes from the story (verbatim)...goes to show WHO you might have living near you, and WHY you might not "want" to get to know them all that well. The neighbors say it's "sad"...and "there coulda been children in there"...and "they (the thug shooters) don't care if they hit kids or not".
LOVE your ghetto...!
Yep...that's called GHETTO REALITY, people...geet used to it.
And one might also call it ghetto-justice of a sort. These people love to "tale care of bid'ness" THEMSELVES, and that's why you have this blatant ANTIPATHY towards law-enforcement...(until they need them).
One neighbor says "We be hearing gunshots every night now, and it'd be like close".
Wonder how councilman Glynn Hines answers THESE problems (wake him up and find out). Can't blame whitey for this, can you?
YOUR people...YOUR problems...YOUR solutions (if you want to work to find them).
*** What do you do when you have this craving and "want it YOUR way", but there's NO Burger King in sight?
You ROB A McDONALDS....at gunpoint...like THIS thug:
Here's the story link:
At least this didn't take place a couple MONTHS ago, and the police are just NOW asking for "our help".
I mean if you don't WANT special sauce on your Big Mac...just SAY SO, for cripes sake!
"Would you like to supersize the robbery, sir?"
Anyone think of introducing this thug to Mr Fryalator (and the grease in it)?
*** Last back to the wildlife refuge...you know, human nature is pretty easy to figure out, provisionally-speaking.
If you OBSERVE people well enough, and long enough, you get a distinct sense of who they are and how they will act in most any given situation.
It's not perfect, but pretty damn accurate in many instances.
If any of you have done nothing else, you have taken stock in YOURSELF, and that puts you ahead of the curve when it comes to knowing others.
You've learned what to do and what not to do over the years. You learned how others react to what you do (or do not do).
You know what  makes you happy, sad, angry, frustrated, confused, and so on.
And, hopefully, as a result of accumulating such knowledge and adding in a healthy dose of wisdom along the way, you've managed to do well enough to consider life a lot better than those who do nothing.
We all measure success in different ways, and to ONLY subscribe to WEALTH as THE measure of success is self-defeating.
You can have all the money in the world, and be the worst and most rotten SOB on the planet...hardly successful in the SOCIAL realm, right?
We are all works in progress, and knowing ourselves better attunes us to knowing others.
Sun Tzu knew as much all those centuries ago, and it doesn't have to apply just to our enemies.
Unless we have become our own worst enemy...and that's something we'd rather not embrace, isn't it?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

I was just thinking...is it Friday yet? Look at all those shots fired. Egads. I bet if feels like a warzone to some. Shoveling? I have that Wyoming attitude of the wind will blow it away. Except there is no wind here and it is sticky snow not fluffy. LOL

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
Yep...some weeks should START OUT on FRIDAY...LOL!

And those wild & crazy people have been QUITE busy shooting guns off (thought most of them were POOR?)
Never too poor to get a gun, rather than food for the bebe's kids, I guess.

Yeah, not enough wind to move that HEAVY snow...unless you'd prefer something in a FORCE THREE category?
(nah, we'll both PASS on that one, hmm?)

Thanks much for taking time to drop by and comment.

You roll safe down there.

CWMartin said...

They shovelled us about 6:30... and in the morning (which I tried and failed to work) the sidewalk was a tobaggan run. Frankly, I'd have been better off had they left the snow.

Bob G. said...

We didn't get any city involvement...
Then again, with so many of he locals out and about (an shooting one another), traffic is more than in recent years.
Thank God for small "favors"?

We might see a little more snow yet...
It IS Indiana, right?

Thanks much for stopping by today to comment.

Stay safe & get well up there, brother