Tagged: Bud Runkles

105 N Carrollton Avenue

Property Address: 105 N Carrollton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: 400 Business Trust, 5616 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 (A Stanley Rochkind-controlled entity)

Resident Agent for 400 Business Trust: Charles “Bud” Runkles, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

State Delegates:  Barbara Robinson, Frank Conaway, Jr., Antonio Hayes

105 N Carrollton Avenue
105 N Carrollton Avenue

 

1931 W Mulberry Street

Another blighted Baltimore vacant that passed through the hands of prolific slumlord and lead paint violator, Stanley Rochkind.

Property Address: 1931 W Mulberry Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: Lamont Lovejoy, 2829 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710

City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch

State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

State Delegate:  Keith Haynes

1931 W Mulberry Street
1931 W Mulberry Street

 

2100 Penrose Avenue

This is the second property included in the Morwin Properties/UP8 Business trust foreclosure debacle, read the original post here.

Property Address: 2100 Penrose Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: Morwin Properties, LLC, 901 Stamford Road, Baltimore, MD 21229 (Charter has been forfeited, company is not in good standing.)

Resident Agent for Morwin Properties, LLC: Keshawn Moore, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch

State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

State Delegate:  Keith Haynes

2100 Penrose Avenue
2100 Penrose Avenue

 

More Fun With Stanley and Bud: 2958 W North Avenue

Property Address: 2958 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

Property Owner: Morwin Properties, LLC, 901 Stamford Road, Baltimore, MD 21229 (Charter has been forfeited, company is not in good standing.)

Resident Agent for Morwin Properties, LLC: Keshawn Moore, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator: Catherine E. Pugh

State Delegates: Frank M. Conaway, Antonio L. Hayes. Barbara A. Robinson

2958 W North Avenue
2958 W North Avenue

This is an interesting case of what happens when a property transaction goes wrong from start to finish.

Keshawn Moore, under his LLC, purchased three properties from three different shell companies (UP8 Business Trust, NB4 Business Trust, and N10 Business Trust) controlled  by Stanley Rochkind and Charles “Bud” Runkles, including the property above. (The other two were 2100 Penrose, and 2731 W North Avenue.) Stanley’s shell companies issued the mortgage for each of the properties (see mortgage 1, mortgage 2, and mortgage 3 — links open PDFs of each mortgage document prepared by Stanley’s attorney, Brian Spern.)

Apparently Mr. Moore didn’t make timely payments on the mortgages, but instead of initiating foreclosure proceedings against him, the shell companies asked for a money judgement. In each case, the remaining balance of the mortgages, plus costs and fees, were awarded to the shell companies. (Circuit Court 24C15005730, 24C15005731, and 24C15005728.)

I suppose that’s one way of disposing of blighted property, but it also leaves Mr. Moore on the hook for the taxes and large monetary judgements, and ties up the properties in court for a period of time so they can’t be moved into receivership or otherwise disposed of. We have to remove barriers to effective property disposal, otherwise neighborhoods like this one will continue their dramatic decline.

1104 W Saratoga Street

Property Address: 1104 W Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner:  400 Business Trust (a Stanley Rochkind-controlled entity), 17 Warren Road, #14B, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Registered Agent for 400 Business Trust:  Charles “Bud” Runkles, same address.

City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch

State Senator (District 40): Catherine E. Pugh

State Delegates (District 40): Frank M. Conaway, Antonio L. Hayes. Barbara A. Robinson

This home has been passed a few times through various Rochkind-controlled entities, and continues to deteriorate.

1104 W Saratoga Street
1104 W Saratoga Street

 

3002 W Garrison Avenue

Property Address:  3002 W Garrison Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Property Owner: NB3 Business Trust, c/o Charles Runkles, 5616 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 (a Stanley Rochkind-controlled entity)

Registered Agent for NB3 Business Trust: Jack Novograd, same address.

City Council District and Contact:  District 5, Rochelle Rikki Spector

State Senator:  Lisa Gladden

State Delegates:  Jill Carter, Nathaniel Oaks, Samuel Rosenberg

3002 W Garrison Avenue
3002 W Garrison Avenue — Note the broken upstairs window and collapsing porch roof.
3002 W Garrison, rear -- again, note the broken windows upstairs.
3002 W Garrison, rear — again, note the broken windows upstairs.

5348 Maple Avenue

Property Address: 5348 Maple Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Property Owner: NB3 Business Trust, c/o Charles Runkles, 5616 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 (a Stanley Rochkind-controlled entity)

Registered Agent for NB3 Business Trust: Jack Novograd, same address.

City Council District and Contact:  District 5, Rochelle Rikki Spector

State Senator:  Lisa Gladden

State Delegates:  Jill Carter, Nathaniel Oaks, Samuel Rosenberg

5348 Maple Avenue -- note the broken 2nd floor windows.
5348 Maple Avenue — note the broken 2nd floor windows.

5304 Maple Avenue

Property Address: 5304 Maple Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Property Owner: NB3 Business Trust, c/o Charles Runkles, 5616 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 (a Stanley Rochkind-controlled entity)

Registered Agent for NB3 Business Trust: Jack Novograd, same address.

City Council District and Contact:  District 5, Rochelle Rikki Spector

State Senator:  Lisa Gladden

State Delegates:  Jill Carter, Nathaniel Oaks, Samuel Rosenberg

5304 Maple Avenue -- note the porch roof is close to collapsing.
5304 Maple Avenue — note the porch roof is close to collapsing.

Reader Submitted Blight: 3911 Towanda Avenue

Reader MS writes:  “You can see the orange condemned sign on the porch. Says condemned 2012. It is almost across from the Towanda Rec Center and Creative City Charter. Wish it could get cleaned up with all the kids around.”

I have to agree — I often wonder how much damage is being done to kids who have to go to school, live, and play around so much blight. This home was flipped three times, all between different entities controlled by Stanley Rochkind.

Property Address:  3911 Towanda Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Property Owner:  400 Business Trust, 5616 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Registered Agent for 400 Business Trust, Charles Runkles, 5616 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

City Council District and Contact:  District 6, Sharon Green Middleton

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

State Delegates:  Barbara RobinsonShawn TarrantFrank Conaway, Jr.

3911 Towanda Avenue
3911 Towanda Avenue
3911 Towanda Avenue, side view
3911 Towanda Avenue, side view

 

A Block of Blight: The 600 Block of N Brice Street

This is one of those blocks where every house is at some stage of abandonment.  Some have been empty for years, others were being rehabbed and then were discarded, others were abandoned for whatever reason — whatever the cause, the whole block is empty on both sides of the street.

As with many West Baltimore neighborhoods, you’ll see a familiar mix of slumlords, the City, and random people, many of whom are deceased.

City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith HaynesKeiffer Mitchell JrMelvin Stukes

Even Side, 600 Block N Brice Street, Baltimore, MD 21217:

600 block,N  Brice Street, even side (600-632)
600 block,N Brice Street, even side (600-632)

600:  Arvay M Wallace, same address

602:  Judy Wilson, PO Box 1753, Baltimore, MD 21203

604:  6/12, Inc., PO Box 29818, Baltimore, MD 21216, Resident Agent:  Robert West, 2741 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21216 (Corporate charter has been forfeited)

606:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

608:  Edward Realty Corporation, 1100 N Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD 21217 Resident Agent:  Edward F Gerber, same address.  (Corporate charter has been forfeited)

610: Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

612: Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

614: Donald A Parker, Sr and Shirley Parker, same address (Mr. Parker died in 2003)

616:  NB11 Business Trust (a Stanley Rochkind-controlled entity), 5616 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215  Resident Agent:  Charles “Bud” Runkles, same address

618:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

620:  Burk Scheper, 830 Meeting Street, Columbia, SC 29169

622:  Rose E Blake, same address

624:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

626:  Corine Harper, 4213 Rokeby Road, Baltimore, MD 21229

628:  Clayton and Irene Houchens, 15 N Catherine Street, Baltimore, MD 21225

630:  Argon Development, LLC, 6475 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 315, Hyattsville, MD 20783  Resident Agent:  Laron G Duncan, 2207 Mitchellsville Road, Mitchellsville, MD 20987 (Charter has been forfeited)

632:  Shawn L Stevenson, PO Box 29778, Baltimore, MD 21216

Odd Side, 600 Block N Brice Street, Baltimore, MD 21217:

600 block, N Brice Street, odd side (601-633)
600 block, N Brice Street, odd side (601-633)

601:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

603:  George Abdulla and Irina Casapciuc, 3039 Ocean Parkway, #B7, Brooklyn, NY 11235

605:  Shirley Parker, 3914 Coleborne Road, Baltimore, MD 21229

607:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

609: James E Cann, PO Box 11914, Baltimore, MD 21207

611:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

613:  Rowhouses, Inc., Two companies are listed with the same name, neither are in good standing, both have had their corporate charters forfeited.

615: GZS, Inc., 2122 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218  Resident Agent:  Glen Garbedian, same address (Corporate charter has been forfeited)

617: Jane and David Africa (Mr. and Mrs. Africa died in 2007 and 2010, respectively.)

619:  BD Leasing Corporation, Suite 401, Dual Highway, Seaford, DE 19973  Registered Agent:  Daniel Hook, 19371 Hottinger Circle, Germantown, MD 20874

621:  Vivian L Weaver, 8364 Lincoln Drive, Jessup, MD 20794

623:  Nello and Magdeline Jones, 4404 Belle Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21207 (Nello Jones died in 2011)

625:  Donald A Parker, Sr., 3914 Colbourne Road, Baltimore, MD 21229 (Mr. Parker died in 2003)

627:  John and Joyce Osbourne, 2914 Woodland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

629:  Omari K Ruiz, 6 Clear Skyes Court, Apartment #1, Baltimore, MD 21209

631:  D&S Development, LLC, 1919 Frames Road, Baltimore, MD 21222  Resident Agent:  David S Breighner, same address

633:  Robert and Yvette Johnson, 1721 Ruxton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216