Judge's son jailed on charges of trespassing Former girlfriend says he stalked her

June 06, 1996|By Elaine Tassy | Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF

The son of a Baltimore County judge was in jail yesterday, after months of run-ins with authorities for allegedly stalking a former girlfriend, carrying marijuana and showing "peculiar behavior."

Scott Edward Bollinger, 19, son of Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger, was arrested on a warrant for trespassing and taken to the county jail in lieu of $75,000 bail, county Assistant State's Attorney Jason G. League said.

The arrest is the latest in a series of charges faced by Scott Bollinger of the 4500 block of Fullerton Ave. in Overlea.

The younger Bollinger's troubles date to Aug. 9, when he was with a friend whose car was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint. A police officer noticed a "green plant substance" in a plastic bag in Scott Bollinger's shirt pocket.

According to court records, he told police: "I might as well come clean. I'm holding some weed." Officers charged him with drug possession, but the charges were dropped after he completed a special program, court records show.

This spring he was again arrested, this time on charges of stalking his former girlfriend, Jennifer V. Romanowski, 17.

Court records state that he made repeated phone calls and visits to her Rosedale home over the past several months, ringing the door bell for as long as 20 minutes, throwing coins at her windows and following her home.

Romanowski filed a complaint against him in Essex District Court on April 28, the same day Drew Bollinger requested a court-ordered emergency medical exam for his brother.

According to the document, Scott Bollinger was "harassing and following friends and delusional." He also was showing "peculiar behavior and attitude" that could pose a threat to himself or others, Drew Bollinger stated.

A District judge ordered that Scott Bollinger be examined at Franklin Square Hospital; hospital officials would not comment yesterday.

Court records show he was arrested at the hospital and charged with stalking, telephone misuse and harassment. He was released on his own recognizance to the custody of his father and ordered to stay away from Romanowski.

But on May 25, Romanowski was sitting on the deck with her boyfriend, when she said Scott Bollinger jumped over a fence into her yard. Her father held him until officers arrived.

He was arrested and charged with stalking, harassment and trespassing. He was released to his father's custody on a $15,000 bond and ordered to have no contact with Romanowski.

She said he returned Sunday, leaving a package at her home and ringing the doorbell before being told to leave. He was jailed on a warrant related to that incident. He faces trials in August and September in Essex District Court.

Pub Date: 6/06/96

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