Police: Intoxicated teen terrorizes neighbors at knifepoint
ROCHESTER, Wash. -- An intoxicated 16-year-old spent Sunday night terrorizing a Rochester neighborhood at knifepoint, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.
According to the Sheriff's Office, 911 calls about the teen started coming in around 9 p.m. from residents on 185th Street Southwest.
One caller said the teen pushed them when they tried to calm him down. Another said the teen broke into her house, slashing and cutting her door on his way in. A third caller said the teen threatened them at knifepoint and demanded their car keys.
In total, the teen confronted four homeowners in separate incidents Sunday night, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies arrived on the scene and arrested the teen as he was walking down the street. According to the Sheriff's Office, his knife was found inside the home he entered.
He was booked into the Thurston County Youth Service Center for investigation of burglary and attempted robbery.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the teen appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
"These types or incidents punctuate how important it is that we all be vigilant in our daily lives," Sheriff John Snazza said in a press release. "These neighbors came together to look out for each other and work with deputies to get this guy in custody."