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Serial burglar shot by homeowner
krqe.com ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Kim Vallez

Posted on 02/03/2013 2:47:55 PM PST by marktwain

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police say a serial burglar, who has been arrested 37 times, was shot by a homeowner in northwest Albuquerque Sunday morning.

Authorities say the homeowner heard a loud bang and then his alarm go off. After arming himself with a gun the homeowner says he saw the burglar at the top of his stairs and shot at him twice, hitting him once.

Police say the burglar will survive his wounds.

That burglar has been identified as Richard Garcia, 43, a man with a very long history of home and vehicle burglaries.

Court records show he's been prosecuted for four burglaries in the last year, the most recent on January 15th, 2012.

Albuquerque Police Officers call Garcia a menace.

"They release him back out into society and he continues to prey upon victims." says Commander William Roseman

(Excerpt) Read more at krqe.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; burglar; defense; guncontrol; nm; secondamendment
I do not recall this being posted on freerepublic, even if it is a bit dated.
1 posted on 02/03/2013 2:48:00 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Nobody should get shot over cereal.


2 posted on 02/03/2013 2:49:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marktwain

Caught 37 times. What does it take to get these creeps off the streets?


3 posted on 02/03/2013 2:50:09 PM PST by bgill
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To: marktwain
marktwain,

Thanks for seeking out and posting these news stories here.

It is appreciated.

4 posted on 02/03/2013 2:50:43 PM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: bgill

Well, in this case, more range time by the homeowner might have put a permanent end to the creep’s career.


5 posted on 02/03/2013 2:52:36 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: cripplecreek

I think you misunderstand. He was stealing serials, not cereals. You know. like Downton Abbey.


6 posted on 02/03/2013 2:52:43 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Rocky
He found a way to fence Brideshead Revisited? For money?
7 posted on 02/03/2013 2:58:33 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: marktwain

Chalk up another story that will never get air by the MSM.


8 posted on 02/03/2013 3:00:39 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: marktwain
Keeping track of how guns save lives and property. Armed citizens. We haz them.


9 posted on 02/03/2013 3:00:47 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: marktwain

“”Court records show he’s been prosecuted for four burglaries in the last year, the most recent on January 15th, 2012. “”

How’s that work???


10 posted on 02/03/2013 3:00:47 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: marktwain

I've heard of a Hamburglar.

But never a cereal burglar.

11 posted on 02/03/2013 3:00:58 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: bgill

You’ll never hear good news like this from the anti-gun crowd.


12 posted on 02/03/2013 3:02:22 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: bgill
What does it take to get these creeps off the streets?

...put them in the ground

13 posted on 02/03/2013 3:04:29 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: marktwain

Obama shoots burglars all the time.

14 posted on 02/03/2013 3:05:38 PM PST by Taxbilly
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To: bgill

Prosecuted 4 times last year and why he is still walking around?


15 posted on 02/03/2013 3:07:20 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: marktwain

I still like this commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZv-UdLPqVg


16 posted on 02/03/2013 3:08:27 PM PST by kempster
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To: bgill

Three-strikes anyone?


17 posted on 02/03/2013 3:09:05 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: mountn man

Can’t you guys ever be sirius?


18 posted on 02/03/2013 3:11:08 PM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: marktwain

He’s not a burglar, just an undocumented house guest.


19 posted on 02/03/2013 3:12:23 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: marktwain

I hate it when the burglars come in and steal my Corn Chex.


20 posted on 02/03/2013 3:14:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek

how is the homeowner supposed to know the intent of the criminal?

how about nobody should break into anyone’s home, just for cereal?

and i don’t believe it was just for cereal.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 3:14:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: marktwain

“even if it is a bit dated”

A bit dated? Hell he’s probably committed at least 20 more burglaries by now. I’d just like to know how they consider someone who breaks into an occupied home “not dangerous”?


22 posted on 02/03/2013 3:15:37 PM PST by willk
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To: Rannug
"... be sirius..."

Be careful or the gov't will send another probe to Uranus.

23 posted on 02/03/2013 3:16:36 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: bgill

What would it take to get him off the street?
Someone who’s a better shot.


24 posted on 02/03/2013 3:17:45 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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25 posted on 02/03/2013 3:19:12 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: marktwain

Don’t they have a “36 times and your out” law?


26 posted on 02/03/2013 3:31:45 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

That should be “you’re.”

Even the grammar police make misteaks, but we usually catch them. ;-)


27 posted on 02/03/2013 3:33:37 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Rannug
Can’t you guys ever be sirius?

They usually are series over something as hugh as this.

28 posted on 02/03/2013 3:35:34 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
He’s not a burglar, just an undocumented house guest.

LOL!! Good one!

29 posted on 02/03/2013 3:50:19 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: bgill
Caught 37 times. What does it take to get these creeps off the streets?

Two to the center of mass, one to the head, maybe.

30 posted on 02/03/2013 3:52:56 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: marktwain

News 13 wanted to know why Garcia was not in jail and discovered he was ruled incompetent to stand trial this past December. With that ruling a judge ordered the dismissal of his three 2011 cases and ordered his release from jail.

A spokesperson for the District Attorney’s office says their hands are tied. The only way they could argue for Garcia to remain locked up, even in a mental health facility, is if his crimes were of a violent nature and the crimes he’s charged with do not fit the legal requirements.


31 posted on 02/03/2013 3:56:34 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: marktwain

Intruders names: The DDN article also states that Deron McGuire Jr., 23, London Norman, 23, Barwick and Tavaughn Lewis, 20, “are all in police custody and face possible charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and kidnapping.”

The article continues, “Two Wright State students were home when the intruders entered. Trent Seitz, 21, reportedly struggled with the men and was ordered to the floor. He called out for his roommate, Christopher Muse, who told police that he grabbed a gun and fired at the men.”
Ta’Vaun Fambrough and Anthony Barwick II were both wounded during the altercation as they struggled with Seitz and Muse. Fambrough was sent to Miami Valley Hospital, where he later died from a gunshot wound to his chest. Barwick was treated and released from the hospital, according to the DDN.

Unusual names?


32 posted on 02/03/2013 4:02:15 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: marktwain

The report states Anthony Barwick II, 20, of Dayton and Deron McGuire Jr., 23, of Dayton admitted they devised a plan to rob the residents for money and drugs. The duo brought along London Norman,23, of Dayton, Tavaughn Lewis, 19, of Dayton, and Ta’Vaun Fambrough,19, of Dayton, to help.

http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/local/greene_county/home-invasion-report-reveals-new-info#.UQ75UaVEGSo


33 posted on 02/03/2013 4:05:24 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

Sorry... wrong thread


34 posted on 02/03/2013 4:07:06 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: willk

” I’d just like to know how they consider someone who breaks into an occupied home “not dangerous”?”

That’s easy. Leftists see the criminals as law-abiding and the law-abiding as criminals!


35 posted on 02/03/2013 4:45:28 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Standing Wolf

When in doubt do it Mozambique style!


36 posted on 02/03/2013 4:46:49 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain

I hope it hurt.


37 posted on 02/03/2013 6:07:29 PM PST by Reynoldo
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