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  • Steven Hayes Guilty On 16 Of 17 Counts; Eligible For Death Penalty In Cheshire Home Invasion Case

    10/05/2010 11:44:14 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 13 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | October 5, 2010 | ALAINE GRIFFIN and JOSH KOVNER
    NEW HAVEN — A jury has found career criminal Steven Hayes guilty of murder and other crimes, including some punishable by death, in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion that led to the deaths of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela.
  • Villa Park Man Thrown Into Pool By 2 Home Invasion Robbers

    09/28/2010 3:38:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cbs ^ | September 28, 2010 12:39 PM
    Authorities say a home invasion robber threw a Villa Park homeowner into a backyard swimming pool before fleeing, leaving the non-swimmer struggling to get out. The victim was attacked in his home in the 10600 block of Dorothy Circle about 8:30 a.m., Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said. The man, who recently had surgery, was also punched in the abdomen. Two suspect ransacking the home woke the victim, who is not fluent in English. One ransacked a bedroom, while the second demanded to know where the valuables were kept, Amormino said. The victim, who is not fluent in English,...
  • Homeowner Shoots At Fake FBI Agents

    COOPER CITY, Fla. -- Three men posing as FBI agents took off when the owner of a Cooper City home they were trying to rob shot at them, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. Three men wearing baseball hats and T-shirts with the letters FBI on the back pulled a sport utility vehicle into the driveway of the home shortly after 4 a.m. Monday, Miami TV station WPLG reported. Two of the men got out of the SUV, while the third acted as a lookout, police said. The two men tried to open the home's front door with a crowbar, but...
  • San Juan Home Invasion Suspect Arrested[attempted kidnapping and murder by Mexican Gulf cartel]

    06/25/2010 2:10:02 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 1+ views
    KRGV ^ | 06/25/2010
    SAN JUAN - A man wanted in connection with a murder in San Juan was finally arrested. San Juan police caught Pablo Marcos Guerrero after a tip he would be staying at his girlfriend's house in Rio Grande City. Police, U.S. Marshals, and the Starr County Sheriff's Department set up surveillance. They were able to take him into custody Thursday afternoon. Guerrero is the fourth person arrested in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Roberto Hinojosa. Police say he may have planned the murder. Hinojosa was shot to death during a home invasion in the 2100 block of Sunset Drive...
  • Suspect killed in shootout during home-invasion robbery in Antioch

    06/08/2010 10:40:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 57+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 6/8/10 | Matthias Gafni and Paul Burgarino
    ANTIOCH — A 15-year-old suspect is dead, one is in custody and another is at large after shots fired during a botched home-invasion robbery critically wounded an Antioch husband and wife early this morning, police said. The three juvenile suspects were likely targeting a marijuana-growing operation inside two of the home's bedrooms,... Police were called at about 4:37 a.m.... by the husband, who said three men were breaking into his house,... When officers arrived, the husband, who had been shot, had one suspect at gunpoint. Police detained the juvenile suspect, and he is being interviewed by investigators. Police searched the...
  • For sale: Cape Town's 'burglar-proof' house

    05/25/2010 7:24:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies · 1,334+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | 20 May 2010 | Ian Evans
    Eileen Mijlof said she had lost count of number of times she was burgled in her South African home. So when she and her husband, Jelle, decided to move, it was to a custom-designed Y-shaped fortress that the pair claim is impossible to break in to. Unusually for middle-class South African homes, the property at the foot of Table Mountain does not have burglar bars, alarms, electric fencing or trellis security doors, because the first floor is nearly 50ft above the ground. The house looks as if it is precariously balanced on top of a secure garage, but the foundation...
  • Protect Yourself From Home Invasions (Advice: yell, scream and draw attention to yourself)

    05/15/2010 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 105 replies · 2,051+ views
    Betten's beat is crime prevention. Antonia showed him pictures of the Clay County home invasion scene. "I can tell you right away what failed. You can see the dead-bolt assembly is still intact, and what failed was the door frame," Betten said. Betten pushed for an ordinance requiring good locks and reinforced door frames, hinges and doors on Overland Park homes. "It's a good general rule of thumb that if we can keep them out for at least 30 seconds, frustrate them long enough that generally by that time, they'll abandon the attack," Betten said. If an intruder gets in,...
  • Men dressed as sheriffs' officers rob North Bergen home(NJ)

    05/09/2010 7:49:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 786+ views ^ | 7 May, 2010 | Tom Shortell
    NORTH BERGEN -- Two men posing as sheriff's officers robbed a home in the township early this morning, police said. When the two suspects knocked on the door of an apartment at a multi-dwelling house on the 6200 block of Meadowview Avenue at around 1 a.m., they identified themselves as sheriff's officers, flashed gold-colored badges, and were let into the apartment by a 56-year-old male resident, reports said. The robbers put the man into plastic handcuffs and moved him, his wife, and another relative into a bedroom while they searched the house, reports said. The robbers, who never showed a...
  • Breaking news: Member of home invasion team killed attacking Morristown family (TN)

    05/08/2010 6:19:29 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 41 replies · 2,523+ views
    Citizen Tribune ^ | 5/8/2010 | Citizen Tribune
    A female decoy for a pair of heavily armed home-invasion robbers was shot dead early Saturday morning outside the West Hamblen County home of a family featured on a television reality show, authorities say. Hamblen County Sheriff Esco Jarnagin described the dead woman as a 29-year-old white female who lived in Knoxville. She has been identified as Holly Ann Repasky. Saturday afternoon, Jarnagin declined to release the woman’s identity, but added he considers the fatal shooting in the Timbercrest subdivision to be a clear-cut case of justifiable homicide...
  • A Burglar's Perspective of Your Home

    04/30/2010 8:14:48 AM PDT · by ladyL · 21 replies · 1,448+ views
    13 Things Your Burglar Won't Tell You: 1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. 2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier. 3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they...
  • Police shoot home invasion suspect described as career criminal

    04/20/2010 7:48:18 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies · 575+ views ^ | 4-20-10 | Kim Wilmath and Katie Sanders
    A police officer shot and injured a fleeing robbery suspect Tuesday, and a second suspect was bitten by a police dog. Police described both men as career criminals. The events began at 3:45 a.m., police said, when two armed men broke into the home of Geoffrey Hill, 31, and Ilyn Knapik, 30, in the 100 block of S Willow Ave. One of the residents — it's not clear which — was sleeping on the living room couch of the two-story house when he heard a noise, said police spokesman Laura McElroy. At first, he thought it was his roommate but...
  • Dog Takes Bullet to Save Family

    02/19/2010 11:07:59 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    latimes ^ | Feb. 19, 2010
    Ohio -- A german shepherd named Sirus is credited with saving his family after a terrifying home invasion....."
  • Home Invasion Stopped When Home Invader's Own Kids Recognize Him

    01/07/2010 7:12:32 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 15 replies · 696+ views ^ | 01/07/09 | Sasparilla
    Raul Gaucin-Valenzuela intended to help a friend beat up the new boyfriend of the friend's ex-wife at her home in Greeley Colorado. Raul put a bandana over his face to disguise himself, but what he didn’t know was that the friend’s ex-wife was babysitting Raul’s own children. His kids recognized him, even though he was wearing the disguise. Raul was hindered when his his bandana slipped off a few times during the break in. He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, two counts of menacing, second degree burglary, and child abuse because he broke into a home where children...
  • Robber Killed With His Own "Assault" Rifle

    01/05/2010 6:00:40 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 17 replies · 1,396+ views
    Since they had nothing else to do, 18 year old Jeremy Bell and his cousin decided that an armed robbery would be a good idea. Mr. Bell hid behind his cousin, and was armed with an “assault" rifle at the door at the scene of the planned robbery. His cousin, Jerome Hughes' job was to knock on the door of the residence and keep Bell out of sight. The door was opened, and a struggle between the home's occupant and Bell began when Bell hitting the man repeatedly with his firearm. As frequently happens, the thug lost his gun to...
  • 2 masked men shot in alleged home invasion (Armed Citizen in Illinois!)

    12/28/2009 9:10:00 PM PST · by greatdefender · 3 replies · 876+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 28, 2009 | Georgia Garvey
    A homeowner shot two masked men who pushed their way into a far north suburban Wauconda house early Saturday night, sending both suspects to the hospital, police said. A trail of what appeared to be frozen blood ran from the front door of a home in Wauconda on Sunday, but the people in the home declined to talk to the media. A piece of metal appeared to have been broken off of the door. Wauconda Police Sgt. Tim Burke said the names of alleged victims and suspects would not be released until or unless charges were filed. He added that...
  • No charges coming for summer home-invasion death in Moorhead (MN)

    12/22/2009 1:28:55 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 602+ views
    The Forum ^ | 12-21-09 | staff
    Clay County prosecutors say the Moorhead man who shot and killed a 17-year-old who entered his apartment on June 20 was acting in self defense and will not be charged with a crime.
  • Va. Couple Wounded In Machete Attack

    10/10/2009 8:03:26 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 102 replies · 5,768+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2009 | Tom Jackman
    It was shortly after midnight, and the Fairfax County couple were fast asleep in their quiet Oak Hill neighborhood. That's when three shadowy figures suddenly began pummeling them -- and one was wielding a machete. The beating became bloody. Then the silent home invaders left. That's when the homeowner screaming for help out the window of his second-floor master bedroom sparked calls to 911, and then an intense police investigation that resulted in the arrests of two men and the ongoing search for a third, Fairfax police said Friday. Police think that the couple's 23-year-old daughter complained to some friends...
  • N.H. prosecutor: Teens picked slaying victim at random

    10/06/2009 8:20:28 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 116 replies · 3,547+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 6, 2009 | John R. Ellement, Peter Schworm, Andrew Ryan, and Brian R. Ballou
    MONT VERNON, N.H. -- The four teenagers accused of breaking into a home here and using a machete and a knife to butcher a mother and her 11-year-old daughter allegedly chose their victims by chance. "They picked the house at random because it was in an isolated area," prosecutor N. William Delker said today during the teens' arraignments in Milford District Court. "Before they entered the home, all four defendants were aware that the intent was to kill the occupants." The violent whim allegedly took the teens to the home of Kim Cates, who lived in one of four houses...
  • Family Says 911 Tape Caught Cops Planning Cover-Up After Shooting

    10/04/2009 3:55:15 PM PDT · by Marechal · 83 replies · 4,197+ views
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 23 September 2009 | Jamie Ross
    PHOENIX (CN) - A homeowner says a Phoenix police officer shot him six times in the back during a 911 home-invasion call, and the 911 tape recorded the officer's partner saying, "That's all right. Don't worry about it. I got your back. ... We clear?" The family says the officers were not aware that the 911 call was still recording as they spoke about covering up the shooting. In their complaint in Maricopa County Court, Anthony and Lesley Arambula say an armed intruder "crashed through the front window" of their home on Sept. 17, 2008 and ran into one of...
  • 2 Men Killed in Vermilion Co. Home Invasion

    09/22/2009 10:05:18 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 80 replies · 2,900+ views ^ | 9/22/2009 | Staff
    Police say a 17 year old and 22 year old were shot and killed during an attempted home invasion. It happened in Indianola last night. Officers say two men, armed with a shotgun, entered the home. They were dropped off by a third person. Police say the two men attacked the homeowner who is a retired police officer. He suffered cuts. Police say the homeowner's wife showed the men were the safe was. That's when police say the retired officer grabbed a gun and shot and killed the 17 and 22 year old. Both were killed. A third person was...
  • Masked Men Invade Annandale Home

    09/17/2009 7:37:01 PM PDT · by deks · 43 replies · 1,753+ views
    FOX 5 News ^ | September 17, 2009 | Paul Wagner
    Police say as many as five masked men wearing FBI baseball caps invaded a home in the Annandale section of Fairfax County on Thursday. Fairfax County Police say the masked men were all wearing police style tactical gear when they entered the home around 12:15 p.m. They tied up a woman and her son who was home with a toddler, and then searched the house. The men then took off in a gold or beige Cadillac Escalade. It's unclear what the men wanted and police wouldn't say what they took. The man and woman who were tied up inside the...
  • Two Teens Dead, One Hurt in Home Invasion

    09/04/2009 7:47:27 AM PDT · by basil · 78 replies · 2,896+ views
    KLBJAM ^ | 9/04/09 | Newsroom
    San Marcos: Two Teens Dead, One Hurt in Shooting Newsroom 9/4/2009 Two Luling teenagers are dead and a third seriously wounded after they were shot by a resident in an attempted home invasion early Friday in San Marcos. The shootings happened shortly before 2 a.m. on Chestnut Street on the west side of San Marcos. One 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and a second 16-year old died at Central Texas Medical Center. A third teen, also 16, was transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin with serious wounds. Police are withholding the identities of the teenagers as the investigation...
  • Man Killed During Jonesboro Home Invasion(AR)

    08/25/2009 7:48:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 1,143+ views
    ARCCA ^ | 24 August, 2009 | John Anderson
    Crook Vs tire iron. This from Today's THV, "Jonesboro police say a man was killed after being beaten by a homeowner during an apparent home invasion. Police say a man armed with a shotgun broke into the home about 11 p.m. Friday. Witnesses told police the homeowner scuffled with the intruder before striking him in the head with a tire iron. The suspected intruder was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
  • Teen arrested in face-shooting case(Atlanta violent crime wave continues)

    08/19/2009 3:50:39 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 56 replies · 2,546+ views ^ | 8/18/2009 | Marcus Garner
    The 17-year-old was arrested for allegedly shooting a Chattahoochee Hills woman in the face Monday evening. The woman’s toddler was severely beaten, police said. Wimes and Donovan McCoy, 21, both attacked 22-year-old Shenegua “Nikki” Neely, looking for money, police said. Wimes’ sister is Neely’s best friend, police said. The whole thing was drug- and gang-related, Chattahoochee Hills police Chief Damon Jones said. “I own this world, like Scarface,” Wimes shouted to reporters when he was taken in to the Chattahoochee Hills police station earlier Tuesday evening. He emerged to find his mother and another woman waiting outside, as police loaded...
  • Florida Burglar Shot in Self Defense

    08/14/2009 2:03:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 761+ views
    Examiner ^ | August 13, 2009
    A Florida man shot a burglar who he believes tried to break in for a second time. Fort Pierce, Florida police say that a man was at home when a burglar knocked on his door. After the resident refused to open the door, the burglar is said to have gone around the house and then broken in through a window. Realizing that his home was being invaded, the resident reportedly grabbed his gun and shot the suspect, who then fled. Police found a suspect, Carlos Contreras, at a local hospital where he was allegedly seeking treatment for the gunshot wound....
  • Up to Eight "Ninja" Dressed Men Sought in Murder of Florida Couple with 16 Children - Video 7/13/09

    07/14/2009 6:18:17 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 2,285+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from Nancy Grace last night where the murder of Byrd and Melanie Billings, a Florida couple with 16 children, was discussed in detail. Officials are now looking for up to eight suspects thought to be involved in the murders. Four suspects are already in custody. Reports say they were dressed in "Ninja-style" clothing and conducted the assault on the home with "military precision." The Billings had adopted 12 of the children, most of them with special needs like Autism and Down's Syndrome. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Pregnant Woman, Baby Killed in Florida Home Invasion

    07/13/2009 10:39:35 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies · 1,085+ views ^ | 7/13/2009 | Staff
    BRADENTON, Fla. — Police are searching for the masked intruders who kicked in the door of a Bradenton apartment and fatally shot a 19-year-old pregnant woman, causing the death of her baby. Crystal Johnson was seven months pregnant. Authorities said she was shot once in the neck by the intruders who kicked the door down early Sunday and started firing. She died at a hospital. Her baby girl was delivered and lived on a respirator for two hours.
  • Authorities Search for Suspects Wanted in Home-Invasion Murders of Parents of 16 Children

    07/10/2009 1:23:59 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies · 1,151+ views
    AP via FoxNews ^ | July 10, 2009
    BEULAH, Fla. — Investigators searched Friday for three men wanted for questioning about the Thursday night home-invasion deaths of the mother and father of 16 children. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office said the men were driving a red full-size van when they were seen leaving the home of Byrd and Melanie Billings after the Escambia County couple were found shot to death in the bedroom of their home in Beulah, just west of Pensacola near the Alabama border.
  • Police Seek Fourth Teen in LR Burglary-Homicide (home invasion & execution of homeowner)

    07/01/2009 12:15:29 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 14 replies · 1,123+ views
    KARK (AR NBC affiliate) ^ | 01 JUL 09 | KARK 4 News
    Police Seek Fourth Teen in LR Burglary-Homicide Reported by: KARK 4 News Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009 @10:30am CST Little Rock Police are looking for local teen they're calling a person of interest in Tuesday's residential break-in that left a homeowner dead. The suspect is identified as Antonio Demetrius Terry, 16, of Little Rock. He is named in police reports read in court this morning when three other suspects were arraigned in the case. Maurice Clark, 67, was shot when the suspects broke into his home. Thomas Stacy Caffery, 17, Craig Deshaun Woods, 15, and Mashawn Kendrick, 14, all pleaded not...
  • Million Dollar Bonds for 3 LR Teens in (fatal home-invasion) Burglary... (LR, AR)

    07/01/2009 12:14:14 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 25 replies · 1,213+ views
    KARK (AR NBC affiliate) ^ | 01 JUL 09 | KARK news
    Three suspects appeared in a Little Rock courtroom this morning and pleaded not guilty to murder charges in a burglary-turned-shooting Tuesday afternoon that left a homeowner dead. The three juveniles are all charged as adults in the killing of Maurice Clark, 67, at his home at 4 Lark Place, just south of Baseline Road. They're identified as: Thomas Stacy Caffery, 17 Craig Deshaun Woods, 15 Mashawn Kendrick, 14 Bonds for each of the teens, who are all from Little Rock, were set at one-million-dollars. They are also charged with theft of property and fleeing. According to police reports read in...
  • One dead after botched home invasion(NC)

    06/26/2009 12:49:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Laurinburg Exchange ^ | 20 June, 2009 | NA
    Deputies say at least one gunman was killed in an early-morning home invasion near Wagram. Anthony Martin, of Kale Street in Wagram, was shot to death in the failed robbery attempt while two others masked men fled, according to Shep Jones. The sheriff's department did not have Martin's age. Investigators say one of the robbers was 40-year old William Anthony Strickland, according to Jones. The last-known address for Strickland is 9539 Springview Road in Charlotte. Jones would not say how Strickland was identified as a suspect. Warrants were obtained for Stricklands arrest on charges of robbery, burglary and felony assault....
  • Rogue Minutemen leader held in fatal home invasion

    06/23/2009 7:46:34 AM PDT · by mmanager · 13 replies · 1,295+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/23/09 | Patrick Oppmann
    SEATTLE, Washington (CNN) -- Raul Flores thought federal agents had barged with guns drawn into his home in Arivaca, Arizona, in the middle of the night. Shawna Forde, 41, denies involvement in the shooting deaths of an Arizona man and his daughter. 1 of 3 The woman and two men wore uniforms and identified themselves as U.S. Marshals. They claimed the house was surrounded. They said they were looking for an escaped prisoner, Flores' wife told a 911 dispatcher. But there was no backup waiting outside, and no fugitive. The marshals were imposters. They had targeted Flores because they suspected...
  • Intruder shot and killed. Homeowner not charged

    06/20/2009 6:02:42 PM PDT · by nodakkid · 12 replies · 665+ views
    MOORHEAD – Police here have released a Moorhead man who shot and killed an intruder in his apartment early this morning. Vernon Albert Allen wasn’t charged with a crime after being detained by police for questioning since early this morning, Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson said in a news release about 4 p.m. Rest of article is here
  • 1 robber killed, 1 wounded in home invasion

    06/19/2009 8:37:02 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 23 replies · 1,928+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 18 June 2009 | Gary Grado
    One armed robber is dead and another in the hospital after a resident opened fire with a shotgun during a home-invasion robbery late Wednesday in Mesa. According to Sgt. Ed Wessing, Mesa police spokesman, the two armed men entered the home and demanded money in the 1400 block of south Allen, near Stapley Drive and Southern Avenue, about 11:30 p.m. The robbers, both 19, rounded up three men and a woman who lived there into one room. The victims ranged in age from 20 to 24. Wessing said one of the residents had a pistol and aimed it at the...
  • Victim turns gun on burglary suspects (Happened around the corner from my house)

    05/29/2009 2:50:47 PM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies · 1,571+ views
    WAVY TV ^ | 29 May 2009 | Ava Hurdle
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A strange twist in a Virginia Beach shooting investigation Friday. Police tell a burglary victim grabbed one of the suspects' guns and used it to fire at them. As police search for the three suspects who got away, two nearby schools are on lockdown as a precaution: White Oaks Elementary School and Parkway Elementary School. Officers were called to the 4100 block of OHare Drive at 10:45 a.m. Friday on a burglary call. A couple minutes later, a shooting call came in, just down the street, according to police spokesperson Adam Bernstein. Police say the...
  • U.S. "home invasions" up as thugs seek drug cash

    04/21/2009 10:16:57 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 97 replies · 3,059+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-21-09 | Tim Gaynor
    TUCSON, Ariz (Reuters)- When the heavy battering started to buckle the front door of her new home in Tucson, Maria remained frozen to the spot with fear. As her family scattered to hide in the bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen, masked men toting guns and dressed in flack jackets stormed into the living room shouting "Police! Everyone on the floor!" Her cheek pressed to the ground, she watched as the men fanned out through the comfortable suburban house, pistol whipping her brother-in-law and shouting, "Where are the guns and the drugs?"
  • U.S. rattled as Mexico drug war bleeds over border

    03/01/2009 2:23:25 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 75 replies · 2,762+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sun Mar 1, 10:37 am | Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) – Hit men dressed in fake police tactical gear burst into a home in Phoenix, rake it with gunfire and execute a man.
  • Incredible Home Invasion Caught On Camera (video)

    02/11/2009 8:36:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1,217+ views ^ | Feb. 11, 2009
    Armed Homeowner foils home invasion in Tucson.
  • Incredible home invasion caught on camera (AZ)

    02/12/2009 3:57:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies · 1,814+ views
    kvoa ^ | 11 February, 2008 | NA
    Video only, with a commercial for Super Pawn first. Still the video is rather revealing. There ought to be a written account out there somewhere.
  • Gun battle in a neighborhood (Armed Citizen in Tucson Defends His "Castle")

    02/11/2009 5:41:04 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 87 replies · 4,302+ views
    WCBD ^ | 2/11/2009 | n/a
    A Tucson, Arizona homeowner alerted of an impending home invasion by his security cameras, armed himself and took matters into his hands when four armed suspects attempted to break into his home last week. In the surveillance video you see a vehicle pull up, and four men run out. One of them is carrying what appears to be an AR-15 or M-16, a weapon which could be fully automatic. The robbery happened in broad daylight. All the action was caught by the homeowners outdoor surveillance system. “The victim was able to get back inside his house, close his door, semi...
  • Warden Message: Quito, Ecuador, Home Invasions

    02/01/2009 12:41:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 822+ views ^ | January 29, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Quito, Ecuador, Home Invasions CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Ecuador 29 Jan 2009 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 16 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: ECUADOR DEMONSTRATION JANUARY 20 14 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: QUITO, ECUADOR, PROTESTS ANTICIPATED JANUARY 15 8 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: ECUADOR DEMONSTRATION JANUARY 8 6 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: ECUADOR DEMONSTRATION JANUARY 6 19 Nov 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: ECUADOR PIRACY WARNING U.S. Embassy Quito issued the following Warden Message on January 29: The U.S....
  • 3 Charged In Tangipahoa Home Invasion Robbery

    01/16/2009 4:43:00 PM PST · by BBell · 9 replies · 528+ views
    WDSU Channel 6 ^ | January 16, 2009
    TICKFAW, La. -- Investigators in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested three suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery in Tickfaw on Jan. 4. Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said the robbery occurred in the early morning hours at a home at 46440 Drake Road. Authorities said witnesses at the residence were awakened to the sounds of gun fire and raced into the living area and saw at least two men wearing black clothing and facemasks wrestling with the homeowner.Witnesses told deputies that one of the intruders shot the homeowner at least three times with...
  • Kenneth City delays decision on neatness ordinance[FL][Private Property Rights]

    12/01/2008 3:21:46 PM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 1,220+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 30 Nov 2008 | Anne Lindberg
    Council members caved in to demands from an angry crowd and delayed approving a neatness ordinance until officials explain every word of the 26-page document to Kenneth City residents. In what was estimated to be the largest crowd to ever attend a Kenneth City Council meeting, an outraged group of residents railed at the proposal that would regulate the upkeep of both the exterior and interior of all property in the town. The proposal basically sets standards for upkeep and appearance and gives town officials the right to enter homes. If the owner refuses to allow the official to enter,...
  • Detectives Working to Identify Suspects in West Nashville Home Invasion (blocks from Al Gore's Home)

    11/25/2008 6:06:55 PM PST · by wardaddy · 26 replies · 1,153+ views
    Nashville Police Department ^ | November 25, 2008 | Nashville PD
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2008 West Precinct detectives continue in their efforts to identify the five masked gunmen responsible for robbing and kidnapping three persons from a home in the 4000 block of Harding Place between 9 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Sunday night. The five suspects entered through an unlocked front door. The 48-year-old homeowner, who was in the living room, thought it was a joke and pushed away a gun that was pointed at him. That prompted one of the suspects to fire a shot into a piece of furniture. The suspects robbed the victims of computer equipment and money....
  • Masked home invader fatally shot in Arlington

    10/28/2008 6:33:51 AM PDT · by Dysart · 23 replies · 872+ views
    FWST ^ | 10-28-08
    ARLINGTON -- A masked intruder was shot and killed late Monday night at a home in the 900 block of Carthage Way, according to reports.Police said the dead man, who was wearing a ski mask, was shot to death inside the home located just south of the Harold Patterson Sports Complex in south Arlington. It is near the intersection of Carthage and Tennessee Trail.An accomplice, who was also wearing a ski mask, left the scene before officers arrived, police said.
  • Kilgore homeowner fights off armed invader

    10/09/2008 6:39:41 AM PDT · by mnehring · 5 replies · 583+ views
    A would-be robber invaded an East Texas home while the homeowner fights to keep him and his son alive. The home invasion happened in the 4500 block of FM 2204, east of Kilgore, around 7:00 this morning. Gregg County officials say an armed man entered the home in search of money, but left empty handed. Tuesday afternoon, the homeowner showed KLTV 7 LaKecia Shockley step by step how he survived his home invasion. "I slammed him into this wall here and I think that's when we fell on the floor. I wasn't going to let go of him. I had him...I wasn't...
  • Man shot in leg during attempted Wrightsboro Road home invasion

    09/13/2008 7:21:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies · 319+ views ^ | 10 September, 2008 | Staff
    AUGUSTA, Ga. --- Investigators tell News 12 an 18-year-old with a butcher knife was trying to get into a house on the 14 hundred block of Wrightsboro Road. Deputies say the homeowner shot the intruder in the left leg with a 12gauge shotgun. The teen is recovering at MCG. At this time no charges have been filed.
  • Homeowner shoots suspected burglar

    08/08/2008 9:35:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 139+ views
    khou ^ | 8 August, 2008 | Staff
    <p>HOUSTON – Houston Police are investigating a shooting where a homeowner fought back and shot a suspected burglar. Investigators say, two men broke into a home on Pecan villas in southeast Houston.</p>
  • First suspect, then victim: shooting said self-defense

    08/08/2008 6:01:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies · 257+ views ^ | July 30, 2008 | Lori Consalvo, Staff Writer
    POMONA - In a span of two days, Brett Nichols went from being accused of attempted murder to becoming the victim in the same incident. The 48-year-old Phillips Ranch resident was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of attempted murder. Police said he had shot a man and dumped the body in the hills near his home. But Nichols was released from jail Wednesday afternoon after police determined he was acting in self-defense when he shot David Rotela, a 22-year-old Rosemead resident who survived the ordeal, authorities said. "It was a dumb move for me to do that, to dump his...
  • Home Invasion Robbery Takes Deadly Turn(for the Bad Guys)

    08/01/2008 9:40:10 PM PDT · by bd476 · 53 replies · 797+ views
    KCBS Channel 2 ^ | August 1, 2008
    There are some conflicting versions of this story. One story has the homeowner shooting and killing one of the bad guys. In another story, reporters said that it was one of the two sons who shot the bad guy who was found dead holding a gun in his hand. Either way, the bad guys got the message. One of the bad guys still has not been apprehended by police. August 1, 2008 5:29 pm US/Pacific Home Invasion Robbery Takes Deadly Turn WOODLAND HILLS A Woodland Hills homeowner shot and killed one of three suspects who burst into his home...