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  1. The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in loc...

    The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 26-year-old man missing from the Towson area.

    Antoine Deon Arrington is a black male, 5’11”, 178 pounds, with brown eyes and black braided hair. He has no fixed address and it is unknown what he might be wearing.

    The full release is available on our news blog: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/iWatch/PoliceSearchingforManMissingSinceOctober23


    2014-11-21T18:15:14+00:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/photos/a.597717780238357.1073741828.583947594948709/890636967613102/?type=1
  2. One person taken to an area hospital for evaluation after report of a person wit...

    One person taken to an area hospital for evaluation after report of a person with a gun at CCBC Essex. http://ow.ly/EG7OQ ^JW
    2014-11-21T17:50:11+00:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/890626847614114
  3. #BCoPD has confirmed that there was no shooter and no gun at CCBC Essex. Police...

    #BCoPD has confirmed that there was no shooter and no gun at CCBC Essex. Police are speaking with the complainant now.^JW
    2014-11-21T17:06:45+00:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/890610920949040
  4. #BCoPD has confirmed that there was no shooter and no gun. Police are speaking w...

    #BCoPD has confirmed that there was no shooter and no gun. Police are speaking with the complainant now.^JW
    2014-11-21T17:04:04+00:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/890609870949145

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Photo of David Gaine, charged in child pornography case. A 58-year-old Owings Mills man has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography after a months-long investigation in which detectives found thousands of sexually explicit images of young children on his home computer and other electronic devices. 

David Michael Gaine, of the 9300 block of Fitzharding Lane, has been released on $125,000 bail. He turned himself in to the Towson precinct this morning. 

An investigation by BCoPD’s Crimes Against Children Unit began in November 2013 following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Forensic examination of Gaine’s computers and electronic devices show that he possessed well over 5,000 images and videos containing child pornography. 

The images depict pubescent and prepubescent boys and girls, including babies and toddlers. The forensic examination of the computers also shows that Gaine participated in chat rooms with others interested in child pornography. 

The investigation remains open and ongoing. 

Gaine has been a Baltimore County employee for 11 years, working as an inspector for the Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections. He has been suspended with pay since the investigation began; Baltimore County intends to terminate his employment now that he has been charged. 

The investigation has included an exhaustive examination of whether Gaine downloaded or viewed child pornography using county equipment or on county time. Detectives have found no evidence that this occurred.

Schools re-open January 2, 2014 and Baltimore County police will be on the lookout over the next few weeks for drivers who pass school buses that are stopped to pick up or discharge students. Drivers put County children at risk for serious injury or death when passing a stopped school bus.

Maryland law states that vehicles must come to a complete stop on both sides of the street if there is no physical divider or barrier. Drivers may not pass the bus until all lights have ceased flashing.

  • Drivers passing school buses while the lights are flashing will be fined $570 and issued a 3-point penalty on their record.
  • Drivers who stop but then proceed while the lights are flashing will be fined $570 and a 2-point penalty will be charged.
  • If an accident occurs after the driver has stopped then proceeds to pass the bus, he or she will be fined $610 and will be charged 3-points.

Police will be patrolling throughout the County and will ticket drivers who do not obey. When a driver is pulled over, officers will check to see if the person has a valid operator’s license. The vehicle’s registration will be checked as well to see if there are any outstanding tickets. If a driver has a revoked or suspended license, he or she will be taken into custody.

Children don’t always pay attention when crossing the street. Be a responsible driver and stop when a school bus is loading and unloading students.

Update: Due to the  forecast of bad weather on Saturday, December 14, the Baltimore County Police Department postponed its Shop with a Cop event to Saturday, December 21. Chief James W. Johnson stated, "I know that many of the kids will be disappointed along with the many volunteers from the community and our officers who have been participating for numerous years. However, we had to make the decision that best protects our most precious resource, our children."

On Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 a.m., 110 officers and as many children will leave precincts from around Baltimore County to participate in the 12th Annual "Shop with a Cop" event.

Officers and children will drive to the Walmart store in Cockeysville. Once there, the children and their police officer "buddies" will do some holiday shopping with money provided by the Optimist Clubs in Baltimore County. Each child gets $100 to spend as they choose. Typically, however, most kids buy presents for friends and family.

After shopping, the officers and children will drive to the Outback restaurant in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre for breakfast. The breakfast is provided by Outback.

Largest "Shop with a Cop" Event

Baltimore County's "Shop with a Cop" was started by Officer Michael Schmitz, Precinct 11/Essex, in 2001 and is the largest "Shop with a Cop" event in the state. This is a special Baltimore County Police Department tradition.

The Department looks forward each year to doing its part to give families a happy holiday. It also gives kids a chance to get to know their local police officers.

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