Crime, Police/Fire

State Trooper pleads guilty to charges of perjury, misconduct in office

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced that Corporal John Sollon, 36, pleaded guilty to charges of perjury and misconduct in office before the Circuit Court of Baltimore County. Sollon was sentenced to six years in prison, all suspended, three years of supervised probation, and a fine of $6,000. As a condition of probation, Sollon will be …


Crime, Police/Fire

Suspects arrested after motorist, pedestrian assaulted in Perry Hall

UPDATE 2: Police say two juvenile suspects assaulted three victims with an aerosol spray. One victim was sprayed through her open car window. The suspects then continued driving around and assaulted two more victims with the spray, one who jogged outside and another who had just walked out of her home. The suspects saw responding officers and quickly drove away, …


Knife attack thwarted in Fullerton, Parkville man shot with BB gun

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. At around 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, two men got into a physical altercation in the 8400-block of Willow Oak Road in Parkville (21234) when a third man came outside and shot the victim with a BB gun. At just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, …

Pair of burglaries reported in Parkville

PARKVILLE, MD—Police are investigating a pair of burglaries that were reported in the Parkville area over the past week. At just after 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, a known individual entered the rear of a residence in the 2200-block of Ellen Avenue (21234). The suspect was still on scene when officers arrived and he was subsequently taken into custody. …

Suspect in Perry Hall Chick-Fil-A robbery arrested, identified

PERRY HALL, MD—Police made a quick arrest, moments after a robbery at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Perry Hall on Thursday afternoon, thanks to the detailed information provided by witnesses. At just after 1 p.m., officers responded to the Chick-Fil-A in the 8800-block of Belair Road (21236) for a report of a robbery. The suspect entered the business and announced an …

Home invasion reported in Essex, shots fired on Rossville Boulevard

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. At around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, a resident returned to their residence in the 1400-block of Wentworth Avenue (21234) and found the door ajar. Bank statements were stolen from the victim’s apartment. At 10 a.m., two individuals, one of whom was armed with a …

Towson University police officer from Essex arrested on child pornography charges

ESSEX, MD—A Corporal with the Towson University Police Department was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of distributing/promoting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The officer has been identified as Peter Publico, 53, of the unit block of Lindsey Court in Essex (21221). The investigation began after police discovered that, in February, Publico electronically distributed …

Man arrested after threatening demonstrators in front of Vince’s Crab House

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Police in Baltimore County arrested a man in front of Vince’s Crab House in Middle River on Saturday evening. The man had reportedly threatened demonstrators with a baseball bat. The suspect, who appeared intoxicated, retrieved a bat from his car after engaging in a verbal exchange with the demonstrators in the 600-block of Compass Road (21220) at around …