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Date: Nov 21, 2016

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 21, 2016  9:12 a.m.):

Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department Burglary Unit have charged a suspect in connection with the burglary of a Towson Pizza restaurant on November 10.

Jonathan Karron Newman (23) of the Unit block of Parham Circle 21237 has been charged with second-degree burglary and related charges. He was released on $50,000 bail.

   

   

  

 

   

    

 

    

   

 

Original release (November 15, 2016  10:31 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a Towson burglary on November 10.

The investigation has indicated that around 6 a.m. on November 10, the suspect entered the Slice Pizza restaurant in the Unit block of West Pennsylvania Avenue through a roof vent. After entering the store, the suspect took his clothes off then damaged a vent hood and several registers. He took cash from the registers before running form the store.

Images of the suspect were captured on the store’s video surveillance system.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Burglary Unit.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 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.

 

    

     

  

  

 

    

    

 

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Original release (November 21, 2016  8:09 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police Officers are going to be handing out cards to warn motorists about leaving their cars running while they warm up.

The theft of vehicles after the operator has left them running and unattended is a challenge for law enforcement every winter season. Some motorists do not want to sit in a cold car and wait for it to warm up. So they start the car, go back inside, and leave the car out of sight and out of mind. Unattended vehicles warming up are easily taken by criminals who go out on cold days specifically looking for them.

Lieutenant Biff Benson, the Commander of the Baltimore County contingent of the Regional Auto Theft Task Force, stated “The idea of handing out these cards is to inform people about the risk they take in leaving their cars running unattended. We want to try and change behavior this way rather than issuing citations.”

Maryland Law prohibits leaving an unattended vehicle running unless one of the two conditions below exists:

  1. The vehicle is started with a keyless entry system and the vehicle is left running unattended for less than five minutes. Any longer than five minutes is prohibited.
  2. The vehicle is locked and on private property not open to the public and left running unattended for less than five minutes. Any longer than five minutes is prohibited.

The potential penalty for leaving an unattended vehicle running is $70 and one point.

Officers are expected to start handing the cards out in the next several weeks. The cards will be placed on the windshields of vehicles that are running and unattended.

 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017