WESTBROOK — A Westbrook police dog helped officers collar a burglary suspect this morning after a woman reported that a man she knew was trying to break into her Prospect Street apartment.

The woman called police at 5:45 a.m. to report that Benjamin E. Knudsen was trying to break in, and when police arrived, he ran.

Police K9 Maria tracked Knudsen to a Middle Street building where he was found hiding under a porch, police said. Knudsen refused to come out or show police his hands so they could see whether he was armed, police said.

Officers released Maria which quickly subdued him. Hw was treated at the scene for a dog bite to his left arm and then taken to Cumberland County Jail where he is being held on charges of burglary, violation of bail conditions and refusal to submit to arrest.