Portland K9 dog marks its 100th capture

Hours after capturing his 100th suspect, Bravo helped during a homicide investigation

Portland Police K9 "Bravo" shown in an undated photo released by the K9 Unit via Facebook.
Portland Police K9 "Bravo" shown in an undated photo released by the K9 Unit via Facebook.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – “Bravo,” a K9 with the Portland Police Bureau captured his 100th suspect early Monday morning, police confirmed.

Portland Police K9 "Bravo" shown in an undated photo released by the K9 Unit via Facebook.
Portland Police K9 “Bravo” shown in an undated photo released by the K9 Unit via Facebook.

Officers with Central Precinct responded to the 6400 block of Southeast 31st Avenue around 1 a.m. after getting reports of a possible burglary.

A neighbor called 911 and told dispatchers that there were lights on at his neighbor’s home, which under construction. The caller also told dispatchers he could see a shadow and that there was a suspicious vehicle parked in the neighborhood, police said.

The house, police said, was vacant while under construction. The homeowner noticed items missing on Sunday and asked his neighbor to keep an eye on the house, police said.

Officer Ben Davidson and his K9 partner, Bravo, were called to help search the home.

The suspect, identified as David Ray Newell, 32, was found inside the home under some torn-up carpeting, police said.

He was taken into custody and lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of first-degree burglary and possession of methamphetamine.

Newell will be arraigned Wednesday afternoon at the Justice Center.

To learn more about the Canine Unit, visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/420232

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