K-9 Grim helps track down 2 burglary suspects in Douglas Co.

K-9 Grim (left), Christopher Robert Helm (center) and Hondo Lee Kuntz. (Photos provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A sheriff’s office K-9 helped track down two burglary suspects in Douglas County, according to deputies.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a home in the 300 block of Thurman Lane in Oakland shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

A witness saw someone run from the property when he arrived at the home. Deputies determined that a burglary had occurred and launched an investigation.

K-9 Grim was then dispatched the scene to track the suspects. Once there, K-9 Grim led deputies to an abandoned structure in the 200 block of Prescott Avenue and alerted them that the suspects were hiding nearby.

Christopher Robert Helm, 35, and Hondo Lee Kuntz, 42, both of Yoncalla, surrendered to deputies and were taken into custody without incident.

Helm was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of criminal mischief I, burglary I, trespass II, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and probation violation.  

Kuntz was booked on charges of burglary I, trespass II, criminal mischief III.

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Looking at those sweet faces I find it very hard to believe the allegations..

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