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UPDATE (November 21, 2016  7:02 p.m.):

From the U.S. Attorney's Office:

The suspect in this case, 56-year-old Paull Bolinger of Windsor Mill, pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography in Federal Court today.

More information is on the U.S. Attorney's website.

UPDATE (June 23, 2016  8:23 a.m.):

From the U.S. Attorney's Office:

At a detention hearing held on June 21, 2016 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark J. Coulson ordered that Paul Bollinger, age 56, of Windsor Mill, Maryland, be detained pending trial. Bollinger, a Howard County gymnastics coach, was charged by federal complaint on June 17, 2016, with possessing and distributing child pornography. 
 
The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone who believes they may have information related to the investigation is asked to call one of the following hotline numbers: 
 
FBI at 410-265-8080
HSI at 1-866-DHS-2ICE.
   

UPDATE (June 17, 2016):

From the U.S. Attorney's Office:

Paul Daniel Bollinger was charged in a federal complaint today with possessing and distributing child pornography.

More information is available from the U.S. Attorney's website : https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/pr/howard-county-gymnastics-coach-charged-federal-court-possessing-and-distributing-child

UPDATE (May 26, 2016  3:46 p.m.):

When Baltimore County Police served the search and seizure warrant on the suspect's home yesterday, they found a picture of a girl that was not pornographic. Detectives identified the girl and found she was a former Top Flight student. Contact has been made with the girl's family.

After a bail review this afternoon, Paul Daniel Bollinger remains held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $2.5 million bail.

Anyone with information on the suspect or this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (May 26, 2016 7:56 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a gymnastics instructor in connection with possession and distribution of child pornography.
 
Paul Daniel Bollinger (56) of the 7600 block of Gladstone Road 21244 has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $2.5 million bail.
 
The investigation began in May when a detective with the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit developed information on the possible distribution of child pornography online.  Further investigation led detectives to the home of 56-year-old Paul Daniel Bollinger in Windsor Mill. On May 25, detectives served a search and seizure warrant on Bollinger’s home and recovered a computer and numerous digital media storage devices. A preliminary review of the computer and devices revealed that they contained in excess of 30,000 images and videos of child pornography. The suspect was then taken into custody.
 
The computer and numerous digital media storage devices recovered during the search warrant will undergo a detailed forensic examination by the Baltimore County Police Digital and Multimedia Evidence Unit.
 
Detectives also learned that Bollinger had been a gymnastics coach for 25 years and currently teaches at Top Flight Gymnastics in Columbia Maryland.

Further investigation has indicated that he is sexually attracted to children and writes stories about having sex with children.
 
Investigation at this time has not indicated that Bollinger is involved in the production of child pornography.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crimes against Children Unit.
 
Anyone with information on the suspect or this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.
 
The Baltimore County Crimes against Children Unit is a member of the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force comprises police agencies from around the state. Its primary mission is to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The Task Force works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources to combat these crimes. Additionally, the Task Force provides community awareness campaigns helping to prevent the spread of these crimes through education.

Booking Photograph of Paul Daniel Bollinger

UPDATE (November 18, 2016  7:07 p.m.):

In October, officers at the Woodlawn Precinct began an outreach effort to get police officers and elementary school children together at lunch time for some positive interaction. It started at Church Lane Elementary School in Randallstown with officers who came on Fridays to ride bikes with some students.

The officers noticed that some of the kids had bikes that were not the right size for them and some kids had no bikes. They got some money from the precinct’s Bruce Prothero soda fund, went to a local Walmart, and bought some bikes for the kids. The bikes will be kept at the school and used when there is a student who needs a bike to ride on Fridays.

Officers hope to continue Friday visits at Church Lane Elementary and other schools in the future.

     

     

    

    

   

 

More pictures are on our Facebook Page.

Original release (October 7, 2016  2:22 p.m.):

Officers from the Woodlawn Precinct recently rode bikes with some students from Church Lane Elementary School in Randallstown.

It is a part of a new outreach effort at the Woodlawn Precinct that seeks to get police officers and elementary school children together at lunch time for some positive interaction. “Many people only interact with police when something bad has happened and we want to change that. By reaching out to the youth in the community we hope to build positive lasting relationships” said Captain Matt Gorman, the Commanding Officer of the Woodlawn Precinct.

Last Friday students in the Church Lane Elementary School Bike Club got a surprise. Some police officers brought their bikes in and rode with the students. Everyone had a great time. Officers hope to continue visits like this at Church Lane Elementary and other schools in the future.

       

    

   

   

    

   

   

   

   

   

  

 

     

    

   

 

   

  

 

  

   

   

   

 

More pictures are available on our Facebook page.

UPDATE (November 9, 2016  10:05 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police Homicide Detectives are continuing to investigate the fatal double shooting on Liberty Road Monday night. Detectives believe that the victims and the suspect(s) may have been involved in a dispute.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

UPDATE (November 8, 2016 11:32 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives have identified the two victims from the double homicide in the 6000 block of Liberty Road on Monday night. 
 
Isaiah Davis (19) of the 900 block of Herndon Court, 21225 was shot in the upper body and found at the front door of the BP gas station on Liberty Road. 
 
Kabrien Clark (18) was also shot in the upper body and found in the street on Tulsa Road near Liberty Road. 
 
Homicide detectives continue to investigate this incident. 
  

Original release (November 8, 2016  1:13 a.m.):

Two men are dead after gunfire broke out in the area of Liberty Road and Tulsa Road Monday evening. 
 
Police were called to the 6000 block of Liberty Road at approximately 9:17 p.m. after a resident heard gunshots and reported seeing someone lying in the street on Tulsa Road.  Another victim was located on the lot of the nearby BP Gas Station.  Both victims were shot at least once in the upper body. 
 
Detectives believe the victims, both adult males, were targeted and are working to develop suspect information. 
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Homicide Unit. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020
 
Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Metro Crime Stoppers is an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government.
 
 

Revised September 27, 2016