Kirkland Police Locate Male Who Was Hiding in Backyard

 Kirkland police responded to 814 8th St South just after 4:30 this afternoon after a home owner confronted a strange male hiding in his backyard.  The male was limping and possibly covered in blood.  The male told the homeowner he heard a gunshot before running off and climbing over the fence into another yard.  Police quickly setup a perimeter and a K9 arrived on scene to assist.  Before the K9 could start his track, the juvenile-male emerged from a nearby yard to give himself up.  The male showed indications of possible drug impairment and was arrested on criminal trespass charges and later released to a parent.  The subject had minor scrapes and bruises received while climbing through neighbor’s yards and over fences.  It appears the male made up the story of hearing a gunshot when he was confronted by the homeowner.  The investigation will continue to determine if any other crimes occurred and if any additional charges are warranted.