Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (October 27, 2010)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

THREE PRESA CANARIO BREED DOGS ATTACK WOMAN: On October 26 at 4:46 p.m., officers responded to the 6400 block of Michele Court in Bryans Road for the report of three large dogs attacking a woman. When officers arrived, a passerby had rescued the woman by pulling her in his truck. Officers searched the area and learned the dogs ran toward a wooded area. As officers began to establish a perimeter and warn residents to go inside, the dogs suddenly emerged and charged at them. The officers, fearing for their safety, discharged their firearms striking all three dogs, fatally wounding one. Another dog was transported to an emergency clinic and the third dog ran off. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she was treated for several bites. Officers located the owner of the dogs who said the dogs were actually a Presa Carnio breed and trained as "security" dogs and were known to be aggressive. The owner was unable to say how the dogs escaped his premises. Animal Control is handling any further investigation.

BURGLARY: Between October 23 - October 25, unknown suspects broke into a vacant house in the 10000 block of Charles Street and stole two appliances. Officers processed the scene and canvassed the area for witnesses. Officer K. Syvertsen is investigating.

OFFICERS CHARGE MAN IN CONNECTION WITH DOMESTIC-RELATED FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On October 23 at 9: 30 p.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of Hope Circle in Waldorf for the report of an assault in progress in which a weapon was involved. Upon arrival, officers located the victim who reported the suspect, Romeo Hazel, 41, of Washington, D.C., threatened her with a knife. A witness heard the suspect make the threats and called police. Officers located the suspect nearby and arrested him. He was charged with first-degree assault.

PATROL OFFICERS LOCATE SUSPECT IN MULTIPLE VANDALISMS: On October 23 at 8:10 p.m., officers responded to the area of Linden Grove Drive and Winridge Street for the report of multiple vandalisms. An investigation revealed unknown suspects threw rocks at several windows near a construction site, shattering the windows and causing about $5,000 in damage. Patrol officers and a K-9 team responded and initiated a canvass. The K-9 tracked the suspects to a nearby house where officers encountered a group of teens. Officers linked one of the teens to the vandalisms and charged him with destruction of property. Officer Sady investigated.

BURGLARY: Between October 10 - October 24, an unknown suspect broke into a garage in the 8400 block of Turkey Hill Road and stole tools. There were no signs of forced entry. The scene was processed and officers canvassed the area.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit to submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.

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