Teen nearly hits officer, K9 finds him hiding in lower S. Hill garage

Teen nearly hits officer, K9 finds him hiding in lower S. Hill garage

Teen nearly hits officer, K9 finds him hiding in lower S. Hill garage

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 1 at 4:10 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.—Police initiated a K-9 track Saturday night near Manito Park after a driver nearly struck an officer and crashed into a tree.

A Spokane Police Officer approached a suspicious vehicle that was parked inside Manito Park after-hours according to authorities. The officer smelled marijuana and expressed a concern about the juvenile driver and passengers getting home safe according to police.  Police said the 17-year-old male driver took-off in the car, nearly hitting the officer.

Police began pursuing the vehicle, which eventually crashed into a tree near 17th and Grand according to authorities.  The juveniles got out of the car and fled on foot according to police.  

Police approached the vehicle and found a gun that was seen inside it before the pursuit according to officers.  Police initiated a K-9 track for the driver and passengers.  

Authorities said K-9 Talon located a 17-year-old male who was hiding in the bushes nearby.  Police took him into custody and booked him into Juvenile Detention on a 2nd Degree charge for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. 

Talon led police to the remaining juveniles, a male and two females, who were hiding in a garage near 16th Avenue and South Latawah Street. Police took them all into custody without incident.

Police determined the second 17-year-old male was the driver and a convicted felon.  Police arrested him and booked him into Juvenile Detention on charges of 1st Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Attempting to Elude a Pursuing Police Vehicle. 

 

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