Police horses set loose from stables, found on nearby train tracks

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Three of the  freed horses before being returned to their stables. Photo: Portland Police Bureau
Three of the freed horses before being returned to their stables. Photo: Portland Police Bureau

Five police horses in Portland, Oregon were released from their stables on Monday night during a break-in, according to local police.

Portland police have since arrested a man in connection with the incident.

Bradly Sean Miller, 24, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of burglary, aggravated theft, and three counts of criminal mischief.

Police said they did not believe Miller’s alleged offending was linked to a nearby demonstration at the Portland Justice Center over the Ferguson grand jury decision.

Detectives believed alcohol played a role in Miller’s decision-making, according to a police statement.

Miller was to be arraigned in Multnomah County Court.

Officers went to the stable complex at 1362 Northwest Naito Parkway after an alarm went off. They found that five police horses had been released and were outside the horse arena and across Naito Parkway along the train tracks.

Bradly Sean Miller
Bradly Sean Miller

Zeus, Monty, Major, Asher, and Red were all safely returned to their stables, Sergeant Pete Simpson said.

Two of the horses suffered minor leg injuries and were treated by police staff.

Horses Murphy, Olin and Diesel were found safe inside their stables.

Police praised the help given by several members of the public in the area, who helped to contain the horses and kept them from wandering into the city.

Police said some stolen property had been recovered.

Reports indicated that officers used a police dog in a search for a second suspect, who has yet to be located.

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