June 17, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Another wanted person was taken into custody thanks to the help of Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K9 Grim.
Sergeant Brad O’Dell said Friday night at 8:30 p.m. deputies were sent to a residence in the 100 block of Kestrel Lane. O’Dell said deputies located items in the yard of the residence and indications that a crawlspace cover has been removed. Deputies requested the assistance of Grim. The K9 team arrived and began a track which took them to a field on the property. K9 Grim located the man hiding in the nearby brush.
O’Dell said the suspect was identified as 30-year old Kaleb Abraham. The man was wanted on 2 felony warrants for his arrest. O’Dell said Abraham told deputies that he ran when he saw the police car pulling up. He was initially lodged in jail on the warrants and for a charge of trespass.
K9 Grim is a 7-year old German Shepherd who has been with DCSO since 2013. He was purchased by an anonymous donor in the community. The K9 program is supported by the Friends of Umpqua Valley Police K9 programs which is a non-profit organization.