HIGHLAND (CBSLA.com)  —  A 15-year-old Highland boy was taken into custody after a 9-hour standoff with police in Highland.

The teen will be charged with resisting an officer and trespassing. The incident played out in the 7300 block of Elm Street.

Police were dispatched to the location around 1:15 a.m. Saturday after a citizen said they noticed the suspect jumping fences in the area and trespassing in an apartment where he did not reside.

A witness — who reportedly knows the teen — said they also saw a handgun fall from the suspect’s waistband.

The witness also told police the boy was wanted for a hit-and-run accident that occurred about a week ago.

Deputies arrived on scene and determined the suspect had an active no bail warrant for his arrest, and was currently on formal juvenile probation out of San Bernardino County.

Police also learned the suspect previously ran from probation officers, and was previously seen with a handgun.

SWAT was called to the scene when deputies were unable to make contact with the suspect.

Surrounding apartments and residences were evacuated.

After a 9-hour standoff, SWAT entered the apartment and were unable to locate the suspect. A K-9 officer found him hiding in an attic.

Police said the juvenile sustained minor bite wounds from the K-9 officer and was taken into custody without further incident.

Deputies conducted a search of the apartment and were unable to locate the handgun.

Once cleared from the hospital where he was taken to treat his bite wound, the teen will be sent to the San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall and booked on the aforementioned charges as well as for violating his probation warrant.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Highland Police Department.


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