Dartmouth homeowners were awakened by an intruder Thursday night, and two police officers with a K-9 partner nabbed a suspect after he allegedly fled from the house and hid in the woods.

On September 17 at approximately 11:00 p.m., members of the Dartmouth Police Department were dispatched to a home on Bakerville Road after receiving a call from the resident reporting that someone had broken into their home.

The homeowner told police they were jarred from sleep by a loud noise and discovered that an unfamiliar man had entered their home. When they confronted the intruder, he fled the residence on foot, according to Dartmouth Police spokesman Det. Kyle Costa.

Officers Jared White and Kyle Berube quickly arrived and conducted a search of the area with White's K-9 partner. They located the male suspect hiding in the wood line abutting the property. The man, later identified as Roman Adnell, 44, of Fall River, was arrested and charged with unarmed burglary and vandalism.

Police say that prior to entering the residence through a window, Adnell had tried to gain entry by hitting the front door with a large rock.

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