Thursday, June 07, 2007

Maine man holds up burglars: "A LaGrange man used a 12-gauge shotgun Tuesday to detain two people who apparently tried to break into the home he is renting on the Bennoch Road. Guy Shuman, 18, of LaGrange has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief, and charges also have been filed against a juvenile involved in the incident, Sgt. Bill Birch of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday afternoon. This is the second time in the past few weeks that Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies have responded to a report of a burglary at the home, according to Birch. Police confirmed that the rented residence previously was broken into in late May. No one was injured in Tuesday’s incident, Birch said. "[The resident] heard a noise out behind his house around 11:04 this morning when he noticed two people trying to break into his house," Birch said. He confronted the two men and held them until law enforcement officials arrived. Shuman was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail where he remained Tuesday afternoon. He is scheduled to appear on July 13 at Penobscot County Superior Court."

Texas man Shoots Car Thief: "A car owner shot a man who tried to steal his car early Wednesday, officials told KPRC Local 2. Houston police said the car owner saw his Chevrolet Camaro being driven out of his driveway in the 6700 block of Avenue H near Cesar Chavez Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m. The owner ran out of the home with his gun in hand, officials said. Investigators said the suspect lunged at the owner with a screwdriver and stabbed him in the head twice. Police said the owner fired seven shots at the suspect, striking him three times in the stomach and leg. The suspect and car owner were transported to Ben Taub Hospital. The suspect was last listed in serious condition and the car owner was stable. Detectives said the suspect could face charges of burglary of a motor vehicle."

Texas invasion leads to shootout: "Killeen Police don't know whether or not drugs or gangs were related in the shoot-out but they do know the victim received a knock on his door around 12:30 Wednesday morning. He thought he knew the two men on the other side of the door, so he opened it and was soon trampled over. The two men were wearing scarves over their faces, one running past the victim to the back bedroom and the other stabbing him multiple times. The second suspect, who headed toward the back of the apartment began shooting into the back bedroom, but unknown to him, shots were fired back at him by several men in that room. Both suspects then ran out the door and were gone before police got there. Just 30 minutes later, Metroplex Hospital in Killeen reported a patient with a gunshot wound. That man told police he had been robbed and shot by two men in Conder Park in Killeen. Carroll Smith with the Killeen Police Department says investigators are now trying to figure out if that victim is one of their suspects in the home invasion. "We've got two different incidents that happened in the same near area. Are they related? It's unknown at this time. Could they be related? Yes," said Smith."

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