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Booking photo of Frank Pugliese III, charged with possessing child pornography.A Baltimore City school teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography.

The suspect, Frank Joseph Pugliese III, is a teacher at Baltimore's Monarch Academy, a public charter school. He also was employed at the Compass Academy in Arbutus, a school for special needs children, for about 15 years.

Pugliese, 43, of the 1200 block of Tugwell Drive in Catonsville, is charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, and has been released on bail.

In early August, detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit conducted an online investigation of child pornography shared via the internet and found images of child pornography associated with the suspect's IP address.

Subsequent investigation found that Pugliese had downloaded and shared numerous files depicting videos and photographic images of prepubescent girls (ages six to 9).

Police executed a search and seizure warrant on Pugliese's Catonsville home on September 1. Detectives found evidence of deleted child pornography files.

Police have no evidence that Pugliese abused children or photographed or recorded children.

UPDATE (May 19, 2016, 5:10 p.m.)

The suspect in this shooting, Erwin J. Acree, 29, of the 400 block of South Chapel Gate Lane 21229, died Wednesday at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center of injuries sustained when he shot himself in a barricade in the unit block of North Woodington in Baltimore City.

UPDATE (May 18, 2016  3:54 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect in last night’s shooting near Franklin Square Hospital.

Erwin J Acree (29) of the 400 block of South Chapel Gate Lane 21229 is charged in the arrest warrant with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and other related charges.

Detectives identified Acree, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, as the suspect in this case. When police went to a location in the Unit block of North Woodington in Baltimore City, Acree refused to come out resulting in a barricade situation. Acree later shot himself and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Original release (May 18, 2016  7:25 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 9000-block of Franklin Square Drive, 21237.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:30 p.m., County police received a call for a shooting across the street from a bus stop. When officers arrived, they found an adult woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Her current condition is unknown at this time.

Police are withholding her name in order to protect her safety. Police learned that Franklin Square Hospital was placed on a "lock-down" for about one hour for precautionary measures. Investigators believe that the victim was targeted but cannot confirm any suspect details or motive in the shooting. Police believed that there is not an on-going threat to the safety of the hospital or the community at this time.

Further information will be provided as details are confirmed with investigators.

UPDATE (March 29, 2016  9:15 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit has obtained an arrest warrant for 46-year-old Pablo Javier Aleman in connection with this incident.

Just before 4:30 p.m. on March 17, police responded to a home in the 6700 block of Woodley Road 21222 for a report of a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 51-year-old Victor Adolfo Serrano suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation led detectives to identify Aleman as the suspect responsible for the crime.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Original release (March 17, 2016  7:38 p.m.):

Just after 5 p.m., Baltimore County Police were called to the 6700-block of Woodley Road in Dundalk. When police arrived they found an adult male with trauma to the body.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident at this time. Police will provide additional details at a later time. 


Revised September 27, 2016