K9 Grim Helps Roseburg Police Capture Burglar

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A man who burglarized the ADAPT Building on Madrone Street on Saturday was located and taken into custody by K9 Grim. 

At approximately 3:00 pm, Roseburg Police Officers were dispatched to a reported burglary at the ADAPT Building located at 621 Madrone Street in Roseburg. An employee had arrived at the business and observed signs of the break-in prior to calling police.

K9 Grim was requested and assisted officers in searching the building. Several announcements were made that the business would be searched with a law enforcement K9, but the suspect did not surrender. 

K9 Grim tracked the suspect to an area of the business where he was hiding under a desk. The male was taken into custody and transported to the Douglas County Jail.

Roseburg Police charged the suspect, 43 year-old Gabriel Baker of Myrtle Creek, with Burglary II, Criminal Mischief II and a Parole Violation.  

K9 Grim, a 7 year-old German Shepherd, has been with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office since 2013. Grim was purchased by an anonymous donor in the community and the Sheriff’s K9 program is supported by the Friends of Umpqua Valley Police K9 Programs, a nonprofit organization.