CARROLL COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES INDICTMENT OF DANIEL MOSS ON ARMED ROBBERY AND RELATED CHARGES
Carroll County State’s attorney, Haven N. Shoemaker, Jr., announces an indictment related to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in Baltimore on March 26, 2023.
On May 18, 2023, a Carroll County Grand Jury indicted Daniel Moss for an attempted armed robbery that occurred on March 24, 2023. On March 24, 2023, at approximately 11:40 PM, the Westminster Police Department responded to the Buffalo Wild Wings located in the Westminster Crossing Shopping Center at 406 Englar Road in Westminster for an assault in progress by a suspect with a handgun.
Upon arrival, officers were met by the victim who stated that he had gone to the PNC Bank, located in the shopping center and made a deposit into the bank’s automated teller machine (ATM) machine. The victim further stated that when he arrived, he noticed a white car parked directly in front of the ATM. The victim stated that when returned to his vehicle and shut his door, a female believed to be in her 30s approached his vehicle, “ripped his car door open, shoved a black in color handgun in his face and demanded that he give her his money.”
The victim pleaded with the female, explaining that he did not have any money. The female responded by saying “give me your [expletive] money or I swear I’ll blow you away”. Again, the victim told her that he didn’t have any money. The argument went back and forth a couple of times until the female ultimately “gave up,” and then a white car backed up towards the suspect who climbed into the front passenger side. The vehicle then sped away in an unknown direction, however, the victim was able to write down a partial tag number as Maryland Handicapped Tag 8232.
Information received from various law enforcement agencies resulted in a possible identification of the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was identified as a white Chevy Cruze with a Maryland Handicapped registration 82323 HT, which was registered to Linda Moss of Westminster, Maryland. PNC bank video surveillance was obtained and confirmed that this incident occurred as the victim reported and the vehicle in the involved in this incident was consistent with a white Chevy Cruze.
A request was made to obtain the historical data from License Plate Readers (LPRs) starting with the date and time of this incident and going forward, which resulted in the suspect vehicle was observed moving on March 25, 2023, at 12:34 AM around Liberty Heights and Gwynn Oak Ave in Baltimore City, Maryland. Furthermore, the suspect vehicle was observed moving on March 25, 2023, at 1:40 AM around North Wolfe Street and East North Ave in Baltimore City, Maryland. Based on that information, a request was made to place this vehicle into National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a felony vehicle involved in an attempted armed robbery. Additionally, the vehicle was placed on the 24-hour LPR hotlist.
On March 26, 2023, at 12:34 AM, investigators received information that the suspect vehicle, the white Chevy Cruze with a Maryland Handicapped registration 82323 HT, was involved in a fatal car accident in the 5000 block Roland Avenue in Baltimore City. The vehicle was occupied by a male driver, Daniel Moss, and a female passenger, his wife, Linda Moss. Linda Moss is believed not to have been involved in the attempted armed robbery on March 24, 2023.
A search and seizure warrant was obtained for the vehicle resulting in the recovery of a dark colored short-sleeved shirt with light colored thermal sleeves, a black knit cap and other items belonging to Daniel Moss. Detectives from the Baltimore Police Department advised that they had removed some items from Moss’s vehicle in their investigation at the accident scene, namely, a Baltimore Ravens lanyard with keys and a black combat BB gun. All the evidence recovered positively matches the clothing worn by Daniel Moss during the attempted armed robbery. The seized BB gun also matches the description provided by the victim.
State’s Attorney Haven Shoemaker explained, “this Indictment highlights the use of modern technology coupled with good old-fashioned policing by officers in two jurisdictions who cooperated to identify and arrest the suspect in this attempted armed robbery.”
Individuals who are charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.