Hillsboro K-9 tracks down burglary suspect
A Hillsboro man was arrested on burglary and theft charges, Sunday, Feb. 3, after police say the man attempted to steal firearms from a home in rural Hillsboro.
Anthony J. Stone, 35, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree burglary and six counts of first-degree theft, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were called to a home in the 3000 block of Southwest 331st Avenue south of town at about 2 p.m., Sunday. Deputies said the homeowner had confronted a man as he was leaving the property
"When confronted by the homeowner, the suspect turned over the stolen guns and fled on foot," deputies said in a statement.
Deputies were assisted in the search by Hillsboro police officer Denise Lemen-Sipp and her K-9 partner, Dozer.
The dog found the suspect hiding approximately a block away after a 10-minute search, according to WCSO.
All of the firearms were recovered by the homeowner and Stone was lodged at the Washington County Jail.