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Helder Geovany Nataren Perdomo, 20, of Middle River, was arrested Wednesday night and is being held at the Harford County Detention Center facing charges of failure to remain at the scene of personal injury collision and numerous other traffic infractions.
Helder Geovany Nataren Perdomo, 20, of Middle River, was arrested Wednesday night and is being held at the Harford County Detention Center facing charges of failure to remain at the scene of personal injury collision and numerous other traffic infractions.

A Baltimore County man has been charged in connection with the hit-and-run accident that injured a teenager who was crossing Route 165 in the Jarrettsville area last month, according to Maryland State Police.

Helder Geovany Nataren Perdomo, 20, of the 800 block of Maple Crest Drive in Middle River, was arrested Wednesday night and is being held at the Harford County Detention Center pending an initial appearance before a District Court commissioner, according to a State Police news release.

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Perdomo faces the charge of failure to remain at the scene of personal injury collision and numerous other traffic infractions stemming from the collision, police said. Specific charges were not available through online court records Thursday morning.

The incident had been under investigation by troopers from the Bel Air Barrack, who were able to identify Perdomo as the driver of a dark sedan that allegedly struck a teenage girl in the 1100 block of Baldwin Mill Road (Route 165) shortly before 5 p.m. on Aug. 29.

Maryland State Police are seeking the public's help in finding the driver of a dark blue BMW who left the scene of an accident after striking a 15-year-old girl Monday evening as she was crossing Baldwin Mill Road in Jarrettsville.

The girl, 15, was transported to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Investigating troopers said previously that the girl was crossing the road to get to a Subway restaurant. She had crossed the northbound lane of the two-lane highway and was trying to cross against southbound traffic when she was struck. The driver continued south without stopping, witnesses told the troopers.

The hit-and-run crash was "particularly alarming since it occurred during the first full week of school for students in Harford County," the State Police news release notes.

Several witnesses tentatively identified the striking vehicle as a dark-colored, possibly navy blue, BMW four-door passenger vehicle, police said.

Witnesses told troopers the car was manufactured between 2000 and 2008 and had tinted windows. Witnesses advised the vehicle was occupied only by the operator at the time of the crash and allegedly never slowed down after striking the teen, quickly fleeing the area, police said.

Troopers conducted numerous interviews and an intense canvass in the neighborhood, according to the news release.

Assistance from the community eventually led them to a business in the 3800 block of Norrisville Road in Jarrettsville, where Perdomo is employed. At the business, which was less than one mile from the crash scene, troopers also found the 2001 BMW 325i allegedly involved in the accident.

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