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Keizer K9 tracks down wanted man in park shrubbery

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KEIZER, OR (KPTV) -

A Keizer police K9 tracked a suspect to a park and found the man hiding deep within a row of arborvitaes.

Keizer police said it all started at 4:10 p.m. Saturday when an officer spotted Johnathan Curtis, 21, a suspect he knew to have a felony warrant for his arrest.

The officer attempted to stop Curtis, according to investigators, when the man fled inside a home on River Road North. The owner of the home told the officer that Curtis had run out the back door.

A K9 named Buster was called in to track the fugitive.

The officer and K9 tracked the area behind the home, which includes a public park. After eight minutes, Buster found the suspect hiding deep within some shrubbery, according to police.

Curtis was then arrested.

Buster was commissioned on Nov. 13, 2012, and this was his first time tracking down a suspect. A few days earlier, Buster accomplished his first find of stolen property involving a business burglary.

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