Police Deal With Aggressive Dog in Edgewater and Two Robberies Overnight

Anne Arundel County Police said that a Sunday afternoon incident in Beverly Beach where two dogs, reported to be “aggressive pit bulls,” attacked a Chihuahua who was inside a fenced yard. The incident happened around 2 p.m. in the 400 block of Lakeview Avenue.

There, police were called by a man, 52, who said that two pit bulls had entered his fenced yard where one of the dogs attacked his 10-year-old Chihuahua named Charlie. The man was able to come to the aid of Charlie by removing the aggressive pit bull, picking the dog up and tossing it over the fence. The police report said that the victim sustained lacerations to his hand when separating the dogs. Charlie, the Chihuahua, sustained puncture wounds and possible leg and shoulder injuries during the attack.

Police searched the area and found the two-year-old pit bull, Tyson, who was with his owner, an 18-year-old man.

Charlie was taken to Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic on Bestgate Road in Annapolis for treatment. He was kept overnight. Animal Control took custody of the pit bull, Tyson, who was located in the 300 block of Poplar Avenue in Edgewater.

Brett Neff

Bret Neff


Police also reported that Southern District officers responded to the CVS store in the 2600 block of Riva Road in Annapolis for a robbery at 12:30 early Monday morning. This CVS location is open 24 hours a day.

At the store, police determined that a man robbed the pharmacist, possibly at gunpoint. The pharmacist disclosed that an undertermined amount of prescription medication was turned over to the robber. The suspect fled on foot. There were no injuries reported.

Officers got information that the suspect(s) were in a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop where evidence from the robbery was recovered.

Police said that Bret Neff, 21, of Neff Drive in Gambrills, was the suspect in the robbery. He was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver was identified as Nicholas Swerbilow of Bramleigh Lane in Annapolis. Both suspects were charged with robbery.

Nicholas Swerbilow

Nicholas Swerbilow

Police are asking that anyone with information related to this incident to call robbery detectives at 410-222-3471 or Metro Crime Stoppers.


At 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, police were also working a separate armed robbery at the WaWa in Annapolis near the Annapolis Mall. The store is located at 628 Admiral Drive in Annapolis. Police said that a white male entered the store and demanded money after displaying a knife. The clerk complied and the suspect left through the front door, fleeing on foot.

From there, the robber got into a red four-door mid-size vehicle and headed towards Jennifer Road on Admiral Drive. The suspect is described as a white man, mid-50s, with a cream colored jacket and blue jeans. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call robbery detectives at 410-222-3471.



If you have information on the above incidents, please call, email, or text your tip to Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline Available 24-Hours A Day Toll Free at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Text “MCS plus your message” to CRIMES (274637). Phone calls are not recorded and callers remain anonymous. You may also be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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