PORTLAND -- With a little help from the neighborhood watch, deputies nabbed two burglars in Northeast Portland Friday.
Sheriff’s deputies got a call shortly after 11 a.m. from a concerned neighbor who reported two suspicious young men wearing hoodies near the intersection of Northeast 51st Street and Northeast 40th Avenue, said Sgt. Shane Gardner with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.
When deputies showed up, they saw the suspects take off running through backyards of the neighborhood, Gardner said.
One deputy spotted a home where a window screen had been removed, near where the suspects had been seen. Other evidence indicated the home had been entered. The other deputy watched a suspect dump loot from his backpack as he fled.
Other deputies then showed up to with a K-9 unit and surrounded the area. Devonte Pankey was nabbed after the police dog grabbed him. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of a dog bite, Gardner said.
Deputies later found the other suspect walking through the neighborhood after previously spotting him several times as he fled through backyards.
Deputies arrested Pankey and a juvenile male whom they did not name for residential burglary, Gardner said.