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Police: Homeowner confronts burglar in NE Portland, K-9 tracks down suspect

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K-9 Siggi (Photo: Portland Police Bureau) K-9 Siggi (Photo: Portland Police Bureau)
Joshua Purdue (Courtesy: Portland Police Bureau) Joshua Purdue (Courtesy: Portland Police Bureau)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A homeowner confronted a burglar and neighbors helped lead a K-9 team to the suspect, according to police.  

Police responded to the 1900 block of Northeast Klickitat Street at 6:51 p.m. Monday on the report of a burglary in progress.

Investigators said the suspect forced a door open and entered a home with people inside. He was later identified as 34-year-old Joshua Purdue.

The homeowner confronted Purdue and he then ran away.

Neighbors provided police with a description of the suspect, as well as his last known location and the direction he was running.

Officers, including K-9 Siggi, surrounded the scene and Siggi led officers to the Purdue’s location. He was taken into custody on the 3200 block of Northeast 18th Avenue.

Purdue faces burglary, robbery and parole violation charges.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the case.

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