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Police Press Release - August 13, 2021 (ARREST UPDATE)

Criminal Investigation Division
Major Crimes Section - Homicide Unit
Murder / Suicide - Harwood
 
On August 12, 2021, at approximately 10:27 p.m., Southern District Officers responded for a report of a shooting in the area of Flanders Lane and Sands Road in Harwood. 911 callers reported hearing several gunshots and someone screaming in the area of the 4700 block Flanders Lane.
 
Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Detectives and the Evidence Collection Unit were requested to respond to the scene. Detectives conducted interviews, and evidence was collected related to this incident. Homicide detectives are investigating possible motives for the crime.
 
Preliminary evidence indicates this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence. There are no public safety risks in the community stemming from this incident.
 
The victims were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), where an autopsy will be completed to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
 

Update (August 13, 2021):

On Friday, August 13, 2021, Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Detectives were able to complete all next of kin notifications in this case. The victim was identified as Shelby Lyn Chialastri, a 25-year-old female from the 4700 block of Flanders Lane in Harwood. The suspect was identified as Harrison Lawrence Hertel, a 23-year-old male from the 200 block of Cape Saint John Road in Annapolis. 

Autopsies of both Ms. Chialastri and Mr. Hertel were completed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Ms. Chialastri’s death has been ruled a homicide and Mr. Hertel’s death a suicide. Both died as a result of gunshot wounds.

The investigation is ongoing, however, preliminary information obtained revealed Ms. Chialastri and Mr. Hertel were involved in a domestic relationship which recently ended. There are no indications of prior domestic violence reports with the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

Detectives are still investigating the possible motive in this case and are asking anyone with information to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department.


Southern District
Home Invasion / 1st Degree Assault - Edgewater
21-726756

On August 13, 2021, at approximately 12:25 a.m., officers responded to a 911 call for a home invasion that had just occurred at a private residence on the 300 block of Likes Road in Edgewater. The 74-year-old female victim advised that an unknown male suspect armed with a knife entered her home and confronted her while in her bedroom. While struggling with the suspect, the victim sustained a small puncture wound to her upper torso. The victim was able to get away from the suspect and call 911 for police assistance. The suspect then fled the residence in an unknown direction. Numerous units responded to the location and immediately provided medical attention to the victim. Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel responded and transported the victim to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Evidence technicians and detectives responded to the scene to further the investigative efforts. A perimeter was established, and an extensive search was conducted with the assistance of the police helicopter and canine units. Additionally, officers conducted a door-to-door canvas of the surrounding neighborhood homes to speak with community members to ensure community safety and locate the suspect. Despite these efforts, the suspect was not located. The suspect is described as an unknown-race male, approximately 5’8” with a muscular build. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Southern District detectives are urging anyone with information to contact 410-222-1960.  Individuals wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers 24-Hours a day toll-free at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

The identification of the involved male and female is pending next of kin notifications, and we expect to release that information later today.
 
This is an active investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. Individuals with information who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP and Submit Your TIP or submit by web at www.metrocrimestoppers.org.
 

ARREST UPDATE (August 20, 2021):

Southern District detectives with assistance from Criminal Investigation Division detectives have worked tirelessly on this investigation. Through investigative means, witness interviews, and evidence gathered from the service of numerous search and seizure warrants Paul Daniel Harell (5/8/1972, No Fixed Address) has been charged. The court commissioner found probable cause for the following charges;

 

Assault-First Degree

Home Invasion

Burglary-First Degree

Attempted First Degree Rape

Assault-Second Degree

Attempted Second Degree Rape

 

We want to thank the community for their help with this investigation. This is still an extremely active case and we are asking anyone with any information to please call Southern District at 410-222-1960, or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.

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