RIO RANCHO — A woman is facing charges after authorities saidy she and her 6-year-old son released police dogs from their cages.

A criminal complaint says Veronica Center was arrested Sunday following an officer hearing his police dogs barking at each other.

According to the complaint, the 33-year-old mother went into a Rio Rancho yard with her son and released the dogs from their cages.

The officer said Center began yelling at him when he went out and saw her.

Center was arrested and charged with harassment of a police dog, child abuse and trespassing.

Her attorney, Steve Archibeque, did not return a phone message.

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