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Date: Oct 10, 2017

Baltimore County Police Detective Michael Aiosa received the 2017 Exceptional Police Performance Award (from agencies with over 125 officers) from the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association. Detective Aiosa is currently assigned to the Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau as a part of the Maryland Financial Crimes Task Force under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Criminal Investigations Division. His tireless work netted the arrest of several individuals involved in a complex fraud scheme and a restitution order from the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland.

Detective Aiosa led an investigation, along with assistance from the IRS, into a six-year scheme in which the suspects created false business, tax, and financial documents. These documents were used to obtain loans from financing companies to purchase automobiles from area car dealerships. After purchasing the car under the guise of being qualified for the loan, the suspects created a false title for the car, concealing the existence of the loan. Using the false title, the suspects would sell the cars and pocket the money from the sale. Detective Aiosa was able to determine that the scheme incurred at least a $1.2 million cost upon several car dealerships and lending institutions.

Detective Aiosa’s investigation led to the identification and indictment of three individuals for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and aiding and abetting. All three individuals were found guilty after being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland. The leader of the three was sentenced to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $692,587.63.

Great work Detective Aiosa and congratulations!

Laverne Ardin Doran (68) of the 4100 block of Slater Avenue was arrested Thursday afternoon, October 5, after a road rage incident involving a Baltimore County School Bus.

Doran climbed onto the front of the school bus after the bus driver refused to let him onto the bus. Doran claimed that his vehicle, which was in the lane next to the bus at the intersection of Putty Hill Avenue and Hoerner Avenue in Parkville, was struck by a bottle thrown by a passenger on the school bus and demanded entry onto the bus. The bus driver, fearing for the safety of the students, proceeded to slowly drive toward the nearest police precinct with the man clinging to the front of the bus, slamming his fist onto the hood of the bus. When the bus stopped for a traffic light Doran got down and again attempted to gain entry onto the bus, breaking a handle off of the doors. An off-duty police officer saw the commotion and intervened.

Doran was arrested at the scene and charged with Disturbing the Peace/Hindering Passage, Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing a School Bus Driver, and Destruction of Property. He was released from commitment on his own recognizance.

The school bus was transporting students from Loch Raven Middle School at the time of the incident. At no time were the students put in danger. The incident was caught on a student's cell phone camera and distributed independently.

The circumstances surrounding this incident continue to be investigated.

An argument between customers at a Pet Smart in Dundalk turned violent, resulting in one customer stabbing another.

Duwade Marshall Moses (67) of the 2700 block of Delk Court, 21222 is charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault for stabbing another customer when an argument over who was next to be assisted at the fish department escalated.

The altercation began with Moses and the victim, a 51-year-old man from Dundalk, spitting at each other and quickly escalated. They began throwing merchandise at each other, then the victim punched Moses when he saw him reach for what he thought could be a weapon in his pants pocket during the fight. Moses did pull out a folding knife and stabbed the victim in the upper body.

Moses was taken into custody at the scene and later released on bond. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injuries.

Revised June 27, 2017