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Southern Maryland crime report
Bryans Road area
INDIAN HEAD HWY., 7100 block, 12:27 a.m. May 22. A carpet inside a barber shop was set on fire.
Indian Head area
REVERDY FARM RD., 2100 block, 7:54 p.m. May 20. A man attacked a woman at a residence, then fled the scene when police were called. During a foot chase near the scene, a police officer was bitten on the ankle by a pit bull. Police shot the dog, which later died at a clinic. A man, 35, was charged with second-degree assault.
La Plata area
LA PLATA, 11 a.m. May 26. A fire sprinkler head was destroyed at a detention center, causing a flood. A man, 37, who was already in custody, was charged with malicious destruction of property and causing a fire alarm to activate.
AMBERLEAF PL., 2000 block, 10:30 a.m. May 19. Two males forced their way into an apartment at gunpoint, then fled in a Ford Escape with drugs, cash, jewelry and clothing.
VERNON RD., 11600 block, 6:06 p.m. May 23. The interior of a vacant residence was set on fire.
St. Mary's County
These were among reports received by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police. For information, call 301-475-8008, or the Crime Solvers line, 301-475-3333. The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police operates a 24-hour tip line on which people may anonymously report information at 301-475-2936.