MP of the week: Timothy Geren

I’ve finally changed the missing person of the week for the first time in over a month. (Flashback Friday and Select It Sunday will resume this weekend, barring any unexpected events.) It’s Timothy Soloman Geren, missing from Modesto, California since March 22, 2012. He was 32 years old at the time and would be 36 today if he’s still alive.

I did some searching to see if I could come up with more info and found an entry in the CDOJ database which has another photo of him, and this Crime Stoppers page that has a small tidbit of additional info. He had just been released from jail when he disappeared — on what charge, I don’t know. I found this document that says he was convicted of car theft and drunk driving in 2009 and sentenced to four years. I wonder if that’s the offense. A release in 2012 would be about right, time-wise, assuming he got out early on parole or whatever, but it says he was released from jail, not state prison.

Anyway, beyond that I have absolutely nothing on Geren and haven’t updated his case since it got posted almost three years ago. If he was on parole from early release from prison, you’d think they’d list him as a fugitive rather than a missing person. The fact that he’s listed as missing rather than a fugitive may indicate the cops think something bad happened to him — but I don’t even know if he was actually on parole when he disappeared, or if his prior criminal activities are at all related to his disappearance.

MP of the week cases like this one present a dilemma: I want to take the opportunity to publicize cases that haven’t had much or any press, but those same cases hardly make for gripping material for this blog.

Geren does have loads of distinctive tattoos worth noting, though.

Woo, social media

The Charley Project’s Facebook Page now has 5,840 “likes”; I average about 40 – 50 new ones every week. So it won’t be long till I’ve reached 6,000. The Twitter account — which I have reactivated (I had let it lapse during my recent crisis), which tweets about two Charley Project MPs every day with links to the entries, is now up to 946 “likes”. Woo. Not too long till it reaches 1,000.

You can see the stats for the actual Charley Project itself here. As you can see, it averages about eight to ten thousand unique visitors a day. And WordPress says I have made 2,892 posts since the blog’s inception (in late 2008), and had 20,304 comments. I almost never reject a comment, even if the commenter is criticizing me or generally being a jerk. Exceptions include spam (obviously) and posts with a lot of cuss words. There are a few of my blog posts though, (mainly ones about the rape) that I don’t allow comments on. And I will also delete comments after the fact if the commenter (or the person I’ve written about in that entry) asks me to.

The blog averages about 2,000 unique visitors every day. And you have no idea how much you guys mean to me, and how you’ve helped me get though bad times, such as the recent crisis. It’s so nice to get support and know people are rooting for me, even if they don’t even know me. And I’ve made a few actual friends that started out as them posting comments. I’ve never met any of them in person but we do talk on the phone.

Thank you all.

Make-a-List Monday: Angels

People with “Angel” somewhere in their name.

  1. Angela Abbrederis
  2. Angela Elaine Allen
  3. Angela Renae Ambrocio
  4. Ingrid Angela Anderson
  5. Joann Angel
  6. Angela Estella Burns
  7. Angela Lynn Chan
  8. Miguel Angel Cisneros
  9. Angelina J. Cocuzza
  10. Angela Joann DeLawder
  11. Angelina Joy Evans
  12. Angela Lee Freeman
  13. Jose Angel Fuentes Jr.
  14. Angela Marie Fullmer
  15. Mary Angela Gallegos
  16. Angel Gallegos-Guzman
  17. Angel Garcia
  18. Mario Angel Gastellum-Villa
  19. Angelo Nicola Gatti Jr.
  20. Angela Marie Gilbert
  21. Samantha Angel Gonzales
  22. Jose Angel Grimaldo
  23. Angela R. Gross
  24. Angela Gray Hamby
  25. Angela Marie Hammond
  26. Angela Hartmann
  27. Angela Kay Holsinger
  28. Angela Whalen Hudson
  29. Angelique Emily James
  30. Angela Rene Jaramillo
  31. Jose Angel Julian
  32. Angelica Cassandra Livingston
  33. Angelo Leo
  34. Angelica Maria Longoria
  35. Joe Angel Luiz
  36. Angela Colleen Luttrell
  37. Angela Kay Marshky
  38. Angela Nichole Martinez
  39. Alyssa Angelique McLemore
  40. DeAngelo Marquis McNeil
  41. Enrique Angel Medel
  42. Angela Mae Meeker
  43. Angel A. Garcia Montero
  44. Winter Angel Rose Parks
  45. Angel Marie Phelps
  46. Angelo Gene Puglisi
  47. Angela Mae Rader
  48. Angela Sigrid Ramsey
  49. Angela Y. Reeder
  50. Angela Arlene Robles
  51. Luis Angel Sanchez
  52. Angelica Esperanza Sandoval
  53. Angel Manuel Santiago
  54. Angel Rene Sexton
  55. Angela Pitz Smith
  56. Angela Cherice Gwinn Stephens
  57. Angel Antonio Torres
  58. Angel Torres-Irizarry
  59. Angela Trujillo
  60. Angie Denise Tucker
  61. Angelica Marie Uballe
  62. Angelica Valenzuela
  63. Angela Loraine Westberry
  64. Angela Lynn Williams
  65. Michelle Angela Yarnell