Juvenile booked for trespassing after Kirkland K-9 unit tracks him through Houghton backyards | UPDATE

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A juvenile turned himself over to Kirkland police and was booked for trespassing after a manhunt through the Houghton neighborhood on Friday evening.

According to initial witness reports, a Houghton homeowner confronted the youth, who appeared to be bleeding from the knees, in his backyard. The juvenile took off running, according to a NORCOM dispatch spokesperson.

“It turned out to be a juvenile going through a couple of backyards here,” said Kirkland Lt. Mike Murray, noting a K-9 unit helped to track the juvenile. “While searching, we had the area surrounded, and he wound up coming out from an area behind some houses and he turned himself in.”

Murray added that the youth had some slight injuries on his shoulder, back and stomach that appeared “like he was climbing over fences in backyards.” However, he was not bleeding, said Murray.

He said police have not received any reports of break-ins in the area, but the youth does face trespassing charges.


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