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Richland Police Arrest 17-year-old After He Allegedly Broke Into Home

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Police warn unlocked doors are giving easy access to burglars in Richland.

A 17-year-old was accused of breaking into a home on the 2,000 block of Newcomer Street on Saturday.

The homeowner, Courtney Williams said her backdoor was broken when the teen forced his way in, stepping on her sleeping three year old son and scratching her when she threatened to call authorities.

She says she told the teen to get out and he refused. That's when she called police.  Williams said, "I was terrified I didn't know what was happening. It's weird when someone enters your house where you are suppose to feel safe and you can't."

Police say the teen got into an altercation with them. He was tased and taken to the hospital because his blood alcohol level appeared to be three times the legal limit.

Police also think he might have been using cocaine and marijuana.

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