Beaverton woman accused of breaking into occupied Aloha house

Washington County sheriff's deputies arrested a woman who burglarized an Aloha home on Sunday while the owner was inside. The woman was captured after a search of the house.

Shaunte Comfort, 35, of Beaverton was arrested after a search of the home in the 17000 block of Southwest Alexander Street and lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of first-degree burglary, escape, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. She is held on $50,000 bail.Comfort

At about 5:14 a.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress. The homeowner told an emergency dispatcher that she thought someone was breaking into her house through a back window.

Several deputies converged on the area to secure the house for the homeowner's safety and attempt to capture the suspect. The deputies had the homeowner safely exit the house.

As the deputies were entering the home, they saw a woman run out the back door. Deputies quickly caught up to her. As they attempted to detain the suspect, she began fighting to avoid arrest.

After she was handcuffed, she broke away from deputies but was again captured when she began fighting, said Sgt. Bob Ray, sheriff's office spokesman.

The Washington County Forensic Science Unit arrived to process the scene. There was several hundred dollars of damage done to the back door and window of the house during the burglary.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2500.

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