Tag: cyclist

After Recent Attacks, City’s Cyclists Call for Increased Security Along Jones Falls Trail

Photo via Trip Advisor

A group repping Baltimore’s cyclists is petitioning the city for better security along the Jones Falls Trail following a bump in assaults on cyclists traveling a stretch of the path between Station North and Hampden.

Top Stories: Stolen Tricycle Returned, Sandlot Already Mulling Expansion, 20-Year-Old Aaron Laciny Killed in Hit and Run


The most popular read this week concerned a well-known Hampdenite’s stolen tricycle. Lou Catelli/Will Bauer’s adult-sized, three-wheeled contraption went missing outside the Hampden Family Center on W. 36th Street late last month. Security camera footage showed the culprit: a man donning a neon safety vest who used a pair of bolt cutters to break the lock and take off with the trike.

For more than two weeks, the “Mayor” (or self-described “ambassador”) of Hampden worked with police and friends online to track it down. Pictures early on showed it near Mondawmin Mall.

Last Friday, Major Rich Gibson from the Baltimore Police Department’s Northern District ceremoniously returned Catelli’s trike, riding with two colleagues down to Old Bank Barbers in Hampden, where a small crowd was waiting. Catelli told Baltimore Fishbowl police arranged a drop-off with the suspect, whose identity hasn’t been released.

Catelli added that rather than wanting to see the perp punished, he’d rather offer him a job as a pedicab driver, since he had strong enough legs to move his trike across the city.

Here were Baltimore Fishbowl’s other most popular reads this week:

Family, Friends and Colleagues Mourn Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run on Charles Street

Aaron Laciny, photo via Hopkins Hub

As police continue to investigate the fatal hit-and-run crash that took 20-year-old Aaron Laciny’s life on Monday evening, his family and peers have been sharing kind words about the late researcher, cyclist and outdoors enthusiast.

Defrocked Bishop Heather Cook Denied Early Parole

Heather Cook

Former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook, who fatally struck cyclist Thomas Palermo with her car in Roland Park in December 2014, will remain in prison, a parole commission ruled today.

City Employee Charged with Hit-and-Run Death of Cyclist



Last week, 54-year-old Ralph Myron Roane of Dundalk was riding a bike a couple blocks south of Collington Square Park when he was struck and killed by a truck. The driver fled the scene.

Heather Cook Pleads Not Guilty in Cyclist’s Hit-and-Run Death

Heather Cook
Heather Cook

Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook entered a not-guilty plea to the charges she faces in the death of cyclist Tom Palermo, the AP’s Juliet Linderman reports.