From the Maryland State Police:
BEL AIR _ Two Bel Air men were charged with felony theft and drug violations Wednesday following a three-week investigation by personnel from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division.
Dominic Agostino, 29, of the 300 block of Locust Lane, Bel Air, MD., was charged with four counts of theft: $1,000 – under $10,000, manufacturing controlled dangerous substances, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, numerous counts of firearms violations and resisting arrest. Agostino was taken into custody shortly before 3 p.m. yesterday when investigators from the CED Northern Region and CED Gun Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at his Bel Air home.
Earlier yesterday, Dylan Joseph Jackson, 22, of the 100 block of South Reed Street, Bel Air, MD was arrested by investigators from the CED Northern Region. He was taken into custody when investigators served search warrants on South Reed Street and at a home in the 300 block of Catherine Street, Bel Air, MD shortly after 6:30 a.m. Jackson was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary and theft: $1,000 – under $10,000.
During the sweep Wedesday, investigators from the CED Northern Region recovered the following stolen property:
• Nine Dodge rims with tires, valued at more than $5,850;
• Four “Metal Moto” chrome wheels, valued at $2,600;
• One Blue Point tool cart valued at $4,500;
• A ballistic vest and law enforcement uniform accessories valued at more than $1,000; and
• Nine cases of motor oil and transmission fluid valued approximately $750.
Investigators also seized nearly eight ounces of suspected marijuana, three handguns, numerous rounds of ammunition, suspected drug paraphernalia and 15 suspected Oxycodone tablets. None of the seized weapons have been identified as having been stolen.
On April 29, 2014, troopers from MSP Bel Air Barrack “D” responded to the Jones Junction auto complex at 1508 Belair Road for a theft of rims. The tires and rims were stolen between April 28, 2014 and April 29, 2014.
On May 1, 2014, MSP CED Northern Region investigators was contacted in reference to the theft tool chest from the Jones Junction – Chrysler Quick Lube building on Belair Road. As a result of the investigation, Jackson and Agostini were identified as suspects.
Agostini remains remanded to the Harford County Detention Center in lieu of a $750,000 bond; Jackson was jailed in the Harford County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.
The investigation continues by Trooper First Class Martin Bugarini.