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Neighborhood Block Murder
Black Train Bridge Trail (2)
General information
Season 1
City Toomeswood
District Perleyville Community
Case # 1
Initial release date July 5, 2020
Partner(s) Jordan Cranbrook (All chapters)

Vanessa Moody (Keeping Up Appearances 1/6)

Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
Welcome To Toomeswood
(tutorial case)
To Pay A Deadly Price

Neighborhood Block Murder is a case featured in Criminal Case as the first case of Toomeswood and the first case overall. It is also the first case in the Perleyville Community district of Toomeswood


The player was greeted in the Toomeswood Police Station by Irene Chetwynd, who is the administrative assistant of Chief Bellacoola. The Chief informed the player of the chaos that has been happening over the past decade. The player was also greeted by Jordan while Senior Detective Vanessa Moody was away at anger management classes. Jordan and the player went for a walk on the Black Trainbridge, accompanied by Chief Medical Examiner Tazia Revelstoke, much to the coroner's dismay where they found the poisoned body of Dr.Pearman Elementary School Parental Advisory Committee head, Henry Baltimore (who was identified by Tazia).

Mid-investigation, a riot broke out between Tazia and a group of anti-weed activists. The Chief Medical Examiner committed acts of insubordination by disrespecting the activists via giving them the middle finger and deliberately breaking into the victim's home, she was then arrested by Jordan and the player. 

Later on in the investigation, Jordan and the player had to break up an arguement between prostitute Todd Merowitz and stoner Sean Crackton over a rigged game of pool. After gathering enough evidence the team went to arrest Sean for the murder.

Initially denying involvement, he admitted the crime. Sean found out that Henry planned to murder his boyfriend, hiker Brad Ryder by lacing rat poison in his weed to "teach him a lesson". Wanting to protect not only the couple's weed but Brad as well, Sean broke into the Henry's home to poison his tea before the victim could carry out his sinister plot. Judge Whiterock, while sympathetic as she uses weed as well, chastised him citing that murdering Henry will only further the anti-weed activist group's attempt to push for criminalization of weed before sentencing him to 13 years in prison, devastating Brad although Sean consoled him and advised him to keep his cheerful disposition.

After the trial, Chief Bellacoola informed the player that she knew Miguel Esposito was a suspect in the murder investigation and advised Jordan to not keep information about the Esposito Crime Syndicate from her. She asked a reluctant Vanessa (who came back from anger management) to investigate any suspicious activity on the crime lord's son.

Vanessa and the player recieved an anonymous tip that Miguel was suspected of illegal dumping on the Kettle River. After investigating the river, the two found a strange distilling machine which (per Lucas) was used to brew an addictive liquor combined from both tequila and cactus juice. An irate Vanessa confronted the frustrated Miguel about the illegal brew. Miguel went on to explain that he intended to sell it due to facing financial hardships and his job not paying him enough to cover his debts and make ends meet. He was then fined by the team.

Meanwhile, Jordan and the player were informed by a stressed out Todd of an assault on kindergarten teacher Darcy Keller as he was trying to calm his adoptive son, Michael. The two went to investigate the school and arrested irate housewife, Theresa Millhouse for assaulting the teacher with a crowbar (per Jonah). Theresa then taunted the team, gloating that she would be wouldn't be arrested for long and the teacher would fired from her job after she was investigated by the victim. After a clean sweep of Henry's property, the two broke the unfortunate news to Darcy about her firing. Although the news devastated Darcy, she was thankful that Jordan and the player had her back, as well she returned the pool balls that she confiscated from Michael and apologized for inadvertently causing tension between Sean and Todd earlier. After all the events, Chief Bellacoola suggested that the team take the rest of the day off and investigate Perleyville Community Secondary School on the next day.



  • Henry Baltimore (found poisoned at the Black Trainbridge)


  • Rat Poison


  • Sean Crackton


Brad Ryder

Height 6'2"
Age 25
Weight 150 lb
Eyes Brown
Blood AB-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect eats Take It Cheezy snacks
  • The suspect plays pool

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears white clothing
  • The suspect has blond hair

Miguel Esposito
School Custodian

Height 6'1"
Age 44
Weight 190 lb
Eyes Brown
Blood A+

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect plays pool
  • The suspect eats Take It Cheezy snacks
  • The suspect smokes weed

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears white clothing

Darcy Keller
Kindergarten Teacher

Height 5'6"
Age 37
Weight 150 lb
Eyes Black
Blood O+

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect plays pool
  • The suspect eats Take It Cheezy snacks
  • The suspect smokes weed

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect has blond hair

Todd Merowitz

Height 5'6"
Age 27
Weight 300 lb
Eyes Blue
Blood O-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect plays pool

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears white clothing

Sean Crackton

Height 6'0"
Age 28
Weight 160 lb
Eyes Blue
Blood A-

Suspect's Profile

  • The suspect plays pool
  • The suspect smokes weed
  • The suspect eats Take It Cheezy Snacks

Suspect's Appearance

  • The suspect wears white clothing
  • The suspect has blond hair


Theresa Millhouse
Enraged Housewife

Height 5'11"
Age 44
Weight 170 lb
Eyes Black
Blood B+

Killer's Profile

  • The killer plays pool
  • The killer eats Take It Cheezy snacks
  • The killer smokes weed
  • The killer wears white clothing
  • The killer has blond hair

Crime Scenes

Black Trainbridge Kettle River Black Trainbridge Puzzle Bonus
Dr.B.A.Pearman Elementary School School Playground Dr.B.A.Pearman Elementary School Time Attack Bonus
Victim's House Victim's Yard Victim's House Differences Bonus


Chapter 1

  • Investigate Black Trainbridge (Clues:Victim's Body; New Suspect:Brad Ryder; Victim Identified:Henry Baltimore)
  • Ask Brad Ryder about the victim (Prerequisite: Black Trainbridge investigated; New Crime Scene Unlocked: Dr.B.A.Pearman Elementary School)
  • Investigate Dr.B.A. Pearman Elementary School (Prerequisite:Brad Ryder interrogated; Clues:Sandwich Bag, Broken Pieces, Locked Tablet)
  • Examine Sandwich Bag (Result: Orange Substance)
  • Analyze Orange Substance (09:00:00; Attribute:The killer eats Take It Cheezy snacks)
  • Examine Broken Pieces (Result: Tequila Bottle; New Suspect: Miguel Esposito)
  • Ask Miguel Esposito if he knew the victim (Prerequisite:Broken Pieces restored)
  • Examine Locked Tablet (Result: School Tablet)
  • Analyze School Tablet (05:00:00; New Suspect: Darcy Keller)
  • Ask Darcy Keller if she knew the victim (Prerequisite: School Tablet analyzed)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body (18:00:00; Attribute: The killer plays pool)
  • Go to Chapter 2 (1 star)

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Victim's House (Available after unlocking Chapter 2; Clues:Answering Machine, Faded Photo, Broken Pieces)
  • Examine Answering Machine (Result: Threatening Voicemail)
  • Confront Miguel Esposito about threatening the victim (Prerequisite: Answering Machine unlocked; Profile updated: Miguel Esposito eats Take It Cheezy snacks)
  • Examine Faded Photo (Result:Man In Photo)
  • Examine Man In Photo (Result: New Suspect: Todd Merowitz)
  • Interrogate Todd about his presence in near the victim's house (Prerequisite: Man In Photo identified)
  • Examine Broken Pieces (Result: Joint)
  • Analyze Joint (03:00:00; Attribute: The killer smokes weed;New Crime Scene Unlocked:Kettle River)
  • Investigate Kettle River (Prerequisite: All tasks above completed; Clues:Torn Paper, Cellphone)
  • Examine Torn Paper (Result: Caricature)
  • Analyze Caricature (07:00:00)
  • Grill Brad about the caricature he drew of the victim (Prerequisite: Caricature Analyzed; Profile Updated: Brad Ryder smokes weed)
  • Examine Cell Phone (Result: New Suspect: Sean Crackton; Profile Updated: Sean Crackton plays pool)
  • Ask Sean Crackton if he knew the victim (Prerequisite: Cell Phone Unlocked; Profile Updated: Sean Crackton smokes weed)
  • Go To Chapter 3 (1 star)

Chapter 3

  • Investigate Victim's Yard (Available after unlocking Chapter 3; Profile Updated: Todd Merowitz plays pool; Clues: Faded Paper, Colorful Stains)
  • Examine Faded Paper (Result: Reciept For Coffin Order)
  • Analyze Coffin Order Receipt (09:00:00)
  • Confront Todd Merowitz about ordering a coffin for the victim (Prerequisite: Coffin Order Receipt analyzed)
  • Examine Colorful Stains (Result: Paintball Gun Residue)
  • Examine Paintball Gun Residue (12:00:00)
  • Confront Sean Crackton about vandalizing the victim's property (Prerequisite: Paintball Gun Residue analyzed; Profile Updated: Sean Crackton eats Take It Cheezy snacks; Profile Updated: Brad Ryder eats Take It Cheezy snacks)
  • Grill Darcy Keller about ordering the victim's property vandalized (Prerequisite: Sean Crackton interrogated; Profile Updated: Darcy Keller plays pool, eats Take It Cheezy snacks and smokes weed; Profile Updated: Miguel Esposito plays pool and smokes weed)
  • Investigate School Playground (All tasks must be done first; Clues: Broken Pieces, Trash Can)
  • Examine Broken Pieces (Result: CCTV Camera)
  • Analyze CCTV Camera (12:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears white clothing )
  • Examine Trash Can (Result: Empty Poison Vial)
  • Analyze Empty Poison Vial (15:00:00; Murder Weapon Identified: Rat Poison;Attribute: The killer has blond hair)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to Keeping Up Appearances (1/6) (1 star)

Keeping Up Appearances (1/6)

GF downtown3

  • See what Todd Merowitz wants (Available after unlocking Keeping Up Appearances)
  • Investigate Dr.Pearman Elementary School (Prerequisite: Todd Merowitz interrogated; Clues: Crowbar)
  • Examine Crowbar (Result: Fingerprints)
  • Analyze Fingerprints (06:00:00)
  • Arrest Theresa Millhouse (Prerequisite: Fingerprints analyzed; Reward:Burger)
  • Make sure Darcy Keller is alright (Prerequisite: Theresa Millhouse arrested)
  • Investigate Victim's Yard (Clues: Faded Paper)
  • Examine Faded Paper (Result: Notice Of Termination)
  • Inform Darcy Keller about her notice of termination from Dr.Pearman Elementary School (Prerequisite: Notice Of Termination uncovered;Reward: Dr.Pearman Elementary School Ribbon)
  • Confront Miguel Esposito about possible illegal dumping (Available after unlocking Keeping Up Appearances)
  • Investigate Kettle River (Prerequisite:Miguel Esposito interrogated; Clues: Trash Bag)
  • Examine Trashbag (Result: Broken Pieces)
  • Examine Broken Pieces (Result: Strange Machine)
  • Analyze Strange Machine (13:00:00)
  • Grill Miguel Esposito about his illegal alcohol distillery (Prerequisite: Strange Machine analyzed; Reward: 20000 Coins)
  • Move on to a new crime


  • This case is an idiom of neighborhood block watch as the victim appointed himself captain of the neighbourhood block watch.
  • This case is also thus far one of two cases where more than one character gets arrested, the other case being A Devastation Of Love
  • This case is also thus far the only case where a main character is arrested


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