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Police: Wanted Salem sex offender caught hiding in crawlspace of house

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A wanted Salem sex offender ran from officers and was caught hiding in the crawlspace of a home a few blocks away, according to police.

Police approached Spencer James Waite on the 3200 block of Felina Avenue Northeast on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers said he took off running into the neighborhood.

A K-9 unit was called to the scene and tracked him to the crawlspace of a nearby home. 

Waite was arrested on a warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. There was no immediate word about other possible charges.

Waite was listed as one of the Salem Police Department's 10 most wanted suspects.   

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