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

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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:

Ed Gunts – “Urban Landscape: The Sandlot Already Looking to Expand; Council Votes on the Overlook, Clayworks; Fells Point’s ‘Caulkers’ Houses’ Recognized; and More” – Monday, June 19

Ethan McLeod – “Family, Friends and Colleagues Mourn Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run on Charles Street” – Thursday, June 22

Ed Gunts – “Sandlot Baltimore at Harbor Point Opens Thursday” – Wednesday, June 14

Ed Gunts – “Bottega Opens Today in the Space Vacated by Colette Bistro” – Thursday, June 15

Cynthia McIntyre – “Hot House: A World Away, in Guilford, Spanish Villa with Courtyard Pool Asks $1.15M” – Tuesday, June 20

Ethan McLeod – “Caves Valley Partners Buys Up More Property in South Baltimore, Cites ‘Bullish Outlook’” – Thursday, June 22

Ed Gunts – “Hotel Revival Baltimore Sets Oct. 11 as Tentative Opening Date” – Wednesday, June 21

Ed Gunts – “Mystery Buyer Revealed for Baltimore Clayworks Buildings, as Community Group Still Works to Block the Sale” – Wednesday, June 14

Ethan McLeod – “Rapper Pitbull Wants to Open a Sports-Focused Charter School in Baltimore” – Thursday, June 22

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