Burglary suspect evades capture in Westmoreland
After a prowler was seen trying to enter a closed business near S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and Henry Street on the morning of July 10, Central Precinct officers responded to the area to look for him at 10:44 a.m.
A caller to the 9-11 Center provided updated information to officers in real time, as the burglary suspect headed east, cutting through backyards.
"A first-arriving officer caught sight of a suspected burglar running from the scene; and with the help of a K9 team from Lake Oswego, Police tracked the man to the area of S.E. 18th and Yukon Street," a PPB sergeant told THE BEE at the scene.
Apparently the suspect ran though yards and hopped over fences, managing to stay just ahead of the pursuing police.
Although a dozen officers formed a containment perimeter, and searched backyards and streets in the area, after an hour the police dog lost the scent near S.E. 18th Avenue and Knight Street, and the hunt was called off. The case is not closed, but at THE BEE's press date, the burglary suspect remained at large.
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