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booking photo of Peter PublicoA Corporal in the Towson University Police Department, Peter Publico (53) of the unit block of Lindsey Court, 21221, was arrested today and charged with two counts of distributing/promoting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

The investigation began after police discovered that in February, Publico electronically distributed child pornography to others. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Publico on June 18 and he turned himself into police this morning. Publico is currently held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail review hearing.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit are investigating this incident. Anyone who may have additional information on this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Baltimore County Police seek the public’s help identifying several suspects who punctured numerous car tires in Nottingham early Saturday morning.

Just after 1 a.m., police responded to the 8500 block of Hanf Avenue, 21236 for a call of suspicious subjects. The investigation determined that several suspects walked through Nottingham, puncturing the tires of seventeen cars on Hanf Avenue, Slater Avenue, Hallfield Manor Drive and Heathrow Manor Court.

Two of the suspects are described as being white males, approximately 15 – 18-years-old. One wore a white shirt and the other wore a black shirt. 

If anyone can provide any information or has residential security video, please contact the Baltimore County Police Department’s White Marsh Investigative Services Team Detectives at 410-887-5000. Callers may remain anonymous.

Baltimore County Police investigate a shooting in Rossville.

Police responded to an area hospital around 9 p.m. last night after the victim, an adult man, responded there with a gunshot wound to the lower body. The preliminary investigation indicates the shooting occurred in the area of Kimbark Court and Brushfield Road, 21237.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting. Anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual in that area last night is asked to contact detectives at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Revised June 27, 2017