Crime, Police/Fire

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 …


Crime, Police/Fire

Two residential burglaries reported in Essex, Middle River

Police are investigating two residential burglaries that took place in the Essex and Middle River areas. Sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, and 4:45 a.m. on Friday, October 7, someone entered a residence on Lindsey Court, 21221, through an unlocked rear window. Once inside the suspect stole cash and jewelry. Story continues below Sometime between 10:30 and 11:15 …