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  • Homeowner thwarts burglary attempt, fires shot (AZ)

    09/11/2012 1:54:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 10 September, 2012 | AP
    Police say a homeowner in Phoenix thwarted a burglary attempt at his house and fired at least one round from a shotgun at three suspects who then fled the scene.
  • W. Warwick home invasion: owner speaks(RI)

    09/07/2012 11:07:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 4 September,2012 | Steve Nielsen
    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – A West Warwick neighborhood is still looking for answers after a bizarre attempted robbery on Labor Day. Eyewitness News spoke to Ruth Fulton, a homeowner that says her granddaughter told her someone was trying to get onto her porch. Fulton soon discovered it was a woman holding a baby trying to enter her home, all while a different person was trying to break-in to a neighbor’s house. Eventually, she heard a pop. According to police, that pop was a gunshot. “All of a sudden, police are out next door,” said Fulton. She says her neighbor...
  • Police: Homeowner with gun confronts, apprehends trespasser(MA)

    09/06/2012 4:51:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 5 September,2012 | George Barnes
    PHILLIPSTON — A Phillipston man has been charged with trespassing, after a resident of Barre Road in Phillipston found him on his property Saturday night, confronted him with a handgun, and held him in custody until police arrived. Alex P. Travisano, 22, of Phillipston, was arraigned Tuesday in Gardner District Court on a charge of trespassing. He was released on personal recognizance bail after Judge Arthur F. Haley III rejected a plea agreement which he would have pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of one year of probation. Mr. Travisano was arrested after the son of the homeowner saw motion...
  • In the clear! No charges against couple who shot burglers who targeted their isolated cottage (UK)

    09/06/2012 4:39:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 5 September,2012 | Suzannah Hills
    The couple arrested for opening fire on intruders who targeted their isolated cottage will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service announced last night. Andy and Tracey Ferrie had been held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after dialling 999 to report that they had discharged a shotgun when a four-man gang broke in to their home in the middle of the night. The couple spent almost three days and nights in custody until they were released on bail late on Tuesday night. Yesterday, hours after two men appeared in court charged with burglary in connection with the raid on...
  • Reserve officer shot and killed intruder(TX)

    09/05/2012 10:35:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 4 September,2012 | Mfrances
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Authorities said a 30-year-old Poteet reserve police officer reportedly shot and killed an intruder at his North Side home Tuesday morning. Police at the scene said Officer Alfredo Isaac Gonzalez was asleep at 3:15 a.m. in the upstairs apartment at the Lincoln Village Apartments in the 1700 block of Jackson-Keller Road when he heard glass shattering in his kitchen. Gonzalez told police that when he went to investigate, he saw a man trying to break in through a window. San Antonio police spokesman Officer Matthew Porter said Gonzalez identified himself as an officer and ordered the...
  • (CA)Neighbors: Early morning shooting an act of self-defense

    09/04/2012 5:04:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 3 September,2012 | Jonathan Partridge
    A 19-year-old man shot and killed an intruder who tried to break into his west Patterson home early Monday, Sept. 3, according to the teen's neighbors. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department received word at 1:09 a.m. that someone had been shot on the 1400 block of Shearwater Drive, according to Sgt. Frank Fenn of the sheriff’s department. When firefighters and medics arrived at the scene, they found the shooting victim lying dead on the driveway of a home immediately next to the home he sought to burglarize, according to police and neighbors. Neither the 19-year-old resident nor a sheriff's investigator...
  • Boone County homeowner shoots, kills intruder(KY)

    09/04/2012 4:29:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 3 September,2012 | Brian Hamrick
    VERONA, Ky. - — One man is dead and two more are behind bars after a World War II veteran took matters into his own hands when a burglar broke into his home. Boone County Police say a man broke into the basement of a home in the 15000 block of Violet Road in Verona just after 2 a.m. The homeowner, Earl Jones, 92, was awakened and grabbed his .22 caliber rifle. Thieves targeted Jones’ farm at least three times recently, stealing guns, money, even cattle. This time, Jones woke up when he heard intruders in the cellar. -------------------cut------------------------ Jones...
  • Homeowner shoots burglar(IN)

    09/02/2012 12:47:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Jessica Hayes
    <p>NDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Metro Police say an Indianapolis homeowner shot the man who had broken into his home early Friday morning.</p> <p>The home is in the 5600 block of Willowridge Court in Decatur Township.</p> <p>The homeowner, Wallace Turner, told police he, his wife and 5-year-old daughter were sleeping around 1:45 a.m., when the intruder kicked in the back door.</p>
  • Homeowner Shoots At Intruder, Lawmen Mount Search For Suspect(TX)

    09/01/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | NA
    CHINA SPRING (August 31, 2012)—A homeowner confronted a burglary Friday morning at a residence in China Spring and was able to fire at least one shot at the suspect before he ran away. McLennan County deputies were sent just before 11 a.m. to a residence in the 2000 block of Meandering Way where a homeowner reported he had opened fire on a man who was trying to break into the home. Chief Deputy Randy Plemons could not say if the burglar was hit by the gunfire. Deputies had mounted a search for the suspect Friday afternoon. The homeowner was not...
  • Man fires shotgun blast through floor as intruder flees(OR)

    08/31/2012 1:37:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 28 August, 2012 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. – A man fired a shotgun round through the floor of his Northeast Portland home early Tuesday morning when he said he heard an intruder inside the house. Police said there was no evidence to suggest the intruder was hurt by the blast. The homeowner, Read Williamson, told police he heard someone speed away in a car after he fired the gun. His home is located in the 2100 block of NE 37th Avenue. Williamson, talking to reporters on Tuesday while holding an infant, said he was asleep upstairs at 3:17 a.m. when his golden retriever “started whining,...
  • Homeowner says he shot burglar in leg after he broke into family's suburban Indianapolis home

    08/31/2012 10:03:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS — A homeowner says he shot and wounded a man who had broken into his family's home in a suburban Indianapolis neighborhood. Wallace Turner tells WTHR-TV and WISH-TV that he, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were sleeping when the intruder kicked open their home's back door about 1:45 a.m. Friday.
  • No charges filed in White City shooting(OR)

    08/28/2012 7:30:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 27 August, 2012 | Ralph McKechnie
    A Medford man was shot and killed while trying to force his way into a home in White City. Sherriff spokesperson Andrea Carlson said that the victim had pounded on several doors in the Andrea Drive neighborhood just after 1 p. m. on August 20. According to the report, he appeared to be panic-stricken, telling people that he was being chased. When he got to the home on 7898 Andrea Drive, the homeowner refused him admittance and fired at least one shot from what was reportedly a .357 magnum, killing the man. Crosby had previously been diagnosed with a mental...
  • Neighbor With Carry Permit Puts Burglar On The Ground(TN)

    08/28/2012 3:32:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 27 August, 2012 | NA
    Police said a neighbor who has a gun carry permit spotted a burglar next door and put the man on the ground. Officers said James Kelly Glover, 37, of 1421 Wright St., was still lying down with a handgun trained on him when they arrived at the address on Jenkins Road.
  • Vancouver man shoots and kills alleged intruder in his bedroom(WA)

    08/25/2012 12:01:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 25 August, 2012 | Andrew Theen
    A 42-year-old man is dead after he allegedly forced his way into a Vancouver home early Saturday morning and was shot by a homeowner, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office. The homeowners were alerted by their dog barking sometime before 2:16 a.m. and realized somebody was in their home, according to Sgt. Kevin Allais. Law enforcement officers believe the man entered the home through an unsecured door. The homeowners then locked their bedroom door, according to Allais, and the intruder allegedly forced his way into the bedroom. The resident, armed with a handgun, shot and killed the intruder, Allais...
  • Man breaks into home with machete, gets shot(SC)

    08/24/2012 4:17:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Taylor Williams
    Conway police are investigating a home invasion that happened early Tuesday morning at a home in the 1600 block of 9th Avenue. Shortly before 6:00 a.m., Conway police officers were called to the home in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, a man was lying in the living room floor of the residence with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Officers then spoke with the homeowner who told them that he was asleep when he awoke to find someone standing by his bed holding a machete.
  • Man shoots at intruder(CO)

    08/24/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Katie Ryan
    A burglary didn't go as planned for one intruder Thursday morning. Around 3:00 a.m., KJCT News 8 received reports that a man in the 13 hundred block of 24th Street woke up to a man he didn't know standing at his door. The resident says he told the intruder to leave, and when the intruder didn't, the resident shot at him. Law enforcement was told by the resident that the intruder left out the back door. Police say there was no blood trail or description of the intruder.
  • Pharr homeowner shoots intruder (TX)

    08/23/2012 6:46:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 22 August, 2012 | Staff
    Authorities are investigating a late Tuesday night shooting where a Pharr homeowner shot a man who broke into his home. It all happened at a home on the 900 block of East Marion Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators told Action 4 News that a burglar broke into a couple's home. Pharr police said that the homeowner's wife entered a room when the burglar confronted her. The woman called out for her husband who came armed with a handgun. The homeowner followed the suspect outside and shot at the burglary suspect. Bullets from the gun hit the burglary suspect's left...
  • Monroe County man shoots at reported burglars(MS)

    08/22/2012 5:50:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 21 August, 2012 | Stephanie Rebman
    HATLEY – A Monroe County resident reportedly took matters into his own hands Monday night when he got home and found someone had broken in. According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, a residence on Parham Store Road a few miles north of Hatley was broken into, and when the homeowner arrived home, the alleged thieves ran out the back door. Cantrell said the homeowner grabbed a gun and shot at them as they ran into the woods.
  • UPDATED: Man trying to force his way into White City home shot dead(OR)

    08/20/2012 7:45:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 20 August, 2012 | Damian Mann
    A man who tried to force his way into a home at 7898 Andrea Drive in White City this afternoon was shot dead by the home's resident, according to Jackson County sheriff's deputies. Sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said the victim had been knocking on several doors in the neighborhood and was trying to force his way into the yellow and white home when he was shot at about 1:25 p.m. Investigators are still trying to determine where the man was wounded and by how many bullets, but they came from a large-caliber revolver, she said. Carlson said investigators would not...
  • HPD: Homeowner shoots burglary suspect(TX)

    08/17/2012 7:44:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 15 August, 2012 | NA
    HOUSTON - A southwest Houston homeowner fired at burglary suspects who broke into a neighbor's house Wednesday, police said. Houston police said the shooting happened at 11:15 a.m. in the 11200 block of Leawood. "A neighbor witnessed three males bringing property out of his neighbor's house," Sgt. K. J. Morgan said. "He went back inside, retrieved a pistol, came outside, confronted them. One of them reached toward his waist like he was pulling a gun. The homeowner fired three shots." Witnesses said they saw the wounded man about a block away from the scene. They said he claimed to be...