Lynnwood Police deploy K-9 unit to locate, arrest suspect for trespassing

Residents in the residential area east of the Lynnwood Recreation Center may have seen a K-9 unit at work Wednesday morning. It was searching for a suspect, who to separate residents reported trespassing in the area.

Lynnwood Police Sgt. Sean Doty said the first call came in at 7 a.m. Wednesday. A resident said the suspect, a man in his late 20s, was hiding in the bushes in the 4100 block of 191st Street Southwest. Lynnwood police officers responded to the area but could not locate him.

A second call came in about an hour later. This time, the caller reported the suspect was pounding on her window in the 4200 block of 189th Street Southwest. The suspect matched the description of the man from the first call.

After the second call, officers set up a perimeter around the area and deployed a K-9 unit to search for the suspect.

At 8:50 a.m., the K-9 located the suspect hiding in the backyard of a third residence in the 4000 block of 191st Street Southwest. He matched the description given in both of the previous calls.

“At this time, we don’t believe he entered any of the residences,” Doty said. “There is some indication he may have been under the influence as he was walking through several backyards this morning.”

The suspect was taken into custody for trespassing.

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