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Date: Jan 19, 2018

Update: 2/1/18 2:00 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have identified additional suspects who have been charged for their involvement in the January 18th fight in the parking lot of Perry Hall High School. K-Jahnie Peets, 22, and K-Lan Peets, 18, both of the 8700-block of Blairwood Road, 21236, have been charged on criminal summonses. K-Jahnie Peets has been charged with second degree assault and disrupting school activities. K-Lan Peets has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault and disrupting school activities.  

Police from the White Marsh Precinct have also charged two juveniles with assault, after the boys were identified during the investigation.

Photographs of the charged adults are not available since they were charged on criminal summonses. 


Update: 1/20/18 1:30 p.m.

A suspect, involved in a fight at Perry Hall High School this week, is now in custody following a cooperative effort between the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Public Schools.

On January 18, 2018, just after 11 a.m., Baltimore County Police were dispatched to a fight on the parking lot of Perry Hall High School. Although police and school administrators did not initially locate a fight, surveillance footage was immediately reviewed and an incident was observed on that footage that had occurred on the outskirts of the parking lot. Later in the day, police and school officials were also made aware of the existence of a photograph from the scene of that incident, that appeared to depict a male holding what resembled a firearm.

Throughout the extensive investigation that followed, police and school staff were able to determine that a physical fight had, in fact, taken place and that a male subject had retrieved what appeared to be a long gun from a vehicle parked near the scene of the incident. That male had then walked towards the scene of the fight that was taking place while holding the weapon.

 Detectives were able to quickly identify and arrest the man who was seen in possession of that weapon, and he is now identified as Darren Keith Bennett Jr. (18) of the 3900 block of Mewswood Lane, Nottingham, MD 21236. At the time of his arrest, police recovered and seized an Airsoft weapon, belonging to Bennett, that matched the weapon observed in the photograph originally given to police. Darren Keith Bennett Jr. is charged with possessing a weapon on school property, disturbing school operations, and disturbing the peace. Darren Bennett is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center and was denied bail.

 Police are not searching for any additional suspects at this time. The remaining involved individuals have also been identified and criminal charges are pending.​


Original Release: 1/19/18 7:00 p.m.

After  a cooperative effort between the Baltimore County Police Department and school officials, Police have made  an arrest in reference to the Perry Hall High School incident that occurred on 1/18/18 and verified the weapon depicted on social media was an Airsoft pistol.

An 18 year old male was taken into police custody this evening and is awaiting charges. The Airsoft weapon was recovered and seized by police during the arrest of the man.

Police are not searching for any additional suspects at this time. The remaining involved individuals have also been identified and criminal charges are pending.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.​

Update: 1/20/18 1:15 p.m.

Mr. Marini has been located and returned home. 

Original Release: 1/19/18 12:37 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing 84-year-old man from Dundalk, Heriberto Manuel Marini.

Heriberto Marini left his home in the 7300 block of School Avenue in Dundalk around 9 a.m. yesterday morning in a black 2010 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a cap on the bed of the truck. The truck bears Maryland registration '4CL3635' and has a "MD State Trooper" sticker in the corner of a window. His destination was unknown but family suggests that he may attempt to drive to Florida where he has additional family. He did take a cell phone with him which appears now to be turned off.

Heriberto Marini is described as 5'10", 180 pounds, with hazel eyes and white hair. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, a gray v-neck button down sweater, black dress pants and black dress shoes. He may appear confused or disoriented.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Heriberto Marini is asked to contact officers at the Dundalk precinct at 410-887-7320 or call 410-307-2020 with tips.

Baltimore County Police Officers will wear mourning bands on their badges on Sunday, January 21, in memory of a fallen hero.

On December 31, 2001, Sergeant Mark Parry was scheduled to be off but came into work so someone else could take off. He was on patrol on Joppa Road in Towson when a drunk driver struck the unmarked police car he was riding in. The drunk driver fled the scene but was later taken into custody.

Sergeant Parry was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries on January 21, 2002. He was married and the father of three children.

Revised June 27, 2017