MAPLEWOOD (WCCO) — Three men have been charged in connection to the stabbing of a Roseville Police Department K-9 on Nov. 12, 2010, the Maplewood Police Department announced Tuesday.

Ryan Dorner, 22, James McBain, 20, Roel Perez, 21, were all charged with possession of burglar or theft tools and attempted theft, which are both felonies. In addition, Perez was charged with killing or harming a public safety dog, which is a gross misdemeanor.

The dog, Major, was stabbed three times in the head and once in the chest. He also suffered blunt trauma that likely damaged one of his vertebrae.

If convicted of all charges, Perez faces up to 6 1/2 years in prison, while Dorner and McBain could see up to 5 1/2 years in prison.

Comments (7)
  1. scott says:

    is the dog ok or dead it doesnt say

    1. Susan Kaiser says:

      I s the police dog OK? I hope so

  2. Katie says:

    Yes, he is recovering. He had movement in his back legs. Here is a link:

  3. Jay says:

    So happy he is doing well. He is a beautiful animal and bet he is loved very much.

  4. Thad says:

    Someone please tell me how possession of stolen tools is a felony and stabbing a police dog is only a misdemeanor? Can you say ridiculous.

  5. Mn Nice says:

    All three young men need to go to prison……and Wcco should not censor all of their comments…….freedom of speech if your politically correoct I guess…

  6. Char V says:

    Thank you Katie for the link info , we can get a update on Officer Major and thier is info on how we can donate to help with his medical bills. And again Thank you to all the Doctors and Staff at the U of M.

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