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Police: K9 team helps locate burglary suspect who fled to wooded area

Kenneth Hurley mug shot courtesy Multnomah County Jail

PORTLAND, Ore. - A burglary suspect accused of breaking into a home through a window and threatening the homeowner with a knife was arrested Sunday afternoon, Portland police said.

Central Precinct officers responded to a reported burglary at 4:19 p.m. at a home in the 7300 block of SW Brier Place Sunday.

Police said a homeowner reported he came home to find a burglar rummaging through items inside his home.

The homeowner said when he discovered the intruder, the suspect hid behind a door. When the homeowner confronted the suspect, the owner said the man grabbed a knife from the butcher block in the residence.

The homeowner left the house and called 911.

Shortly after, the homeowner told police the suspect left the home and ran into a nearby wooded area.

Officers used a K9 team and located the suspect, Kenneth L. Hurley.

Officers took Hurley into custody. He was booked at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of burglary in the first degree, menacing, theft in the second degree and theft in the third degree.

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