Baltimore County police arrested a 22-year-old Perry Hall man after he was allegedly found with a rifle outside last week.
On Sept. 22, shortly before 6 a.m., police responded to on the 3900 block of Schroeder Avenue for reports of a man carrying a rifle. When police arrived, a man began running toward a playground area near the adjacent . He then tried to hide behind a tree, according to a police report.
Police arrested Dominic Joseph Mosley, 22, of the 3800 block of Schroeder Avenue. According to the report, officers removed a .22-caliber rifle from Mosley, along with two small knives in both of his front pants pockets. He allegedly smelled like alcohol and was also carrying a small bag of marijuana and a smoking pipe, the police report stated.
A school administrator told police that Mosley would never be allowed on school property again, according to the police report.
Mosley was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon on school property, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He was released on a $100,000 bail the same day. A trial date was set for Mosley on Nov. 29, court records show.
Gary Heinke, head of the school, said no students or faculty were on school property during the incident.
Heinke emphasized the fast police response and thanked nearby residents for spotting the man. He added that the school has on-site security during the school day, interior and exterior cameras and lockdown procedures in case of an emergency.
"It just makes you aware of the nation and the community that we live in. You can't be lax," Heinke said. "We pray that this never happens again."