|Attempt to Elude Suspect Arrested After K9 Track|
Story by Oregon Herald staff
|Published on Friday January 18, 2019 - 6:13 PM|
BPD K9 handler Officer Bastinelli, his K9 partner Rizzo and numerous other officers immediately started searching for the suspect. On scene investigations revealed the suspect was 23-year-old Emitt Bannister, who resides in unincorporated Washington County. Mr. Bannister had a misdemeanor warrant out of Umatilla County for a parole violation regarding an Assault on a Public Safety Officer.
After nearly an hour and forty minute K9 track in pouring down rain, more alert community members called to report the suspect was hiding behind a residence near SW Redbud Way/SW 6th. The K9 unit and officers located Mr. Bannister trying to hide under a deck in the backyard of the SW Redbud Way residence.