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Police: Burglary suspect arrested in SW Portland with help of K-9 team

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man who police say broke into a home in southwest Portland Sunday afternoon was arrested with the help of a K-9 team. 

The incident occurred at about 4:20 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 7300 block of Southwest Brier Place. 

Police say the homeowner returned to his residence and found a burglar rummaging through items in his home. The homeowner told police the suspect tried to hide behind a door when the homeowner discovered him. 

After he was confronted, the suspect grabbed a knife from a butcher block in the home, causing the homeowner to leave and call 911. Shortly after the homeowner left the home, the burglar went outside and ran into a nearby wooded area. 

After searching for about 30 minutes, officers with the help of a K-9 team found the suspect and took him into custody. 

During the investigation, officers learned the suspect entered the residence by breaking a window and entering through the broken window. 

Kenneth L. Hurley, 50, was booked into 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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