Thursday, September 17, 2009

Florida: Burglars Held Up By Homeowners: "Two burglars attempting to steal a car from a Brevard County home were held at gunpoint by the homeowners. Matthew Clark, 20, and Justin Sheppard, 19, are facing several charges including burglary and grand theft. Authorities say the pair was burglarizing a home near Titusville on Karen Drive when the homeowners confronted them with a 12-gauge shotgun. The woman and her son held the two until police arrived. Clark and Sheppard are now being held on $5,000 bonds."

Wisconsin: Man shoots, kills intruder near Madison: "Police say a man has shot and killed an intruder who entered his parents' home near Madison. Deputy Chief Donald Bates of the Fitchburg Police Department says Peter Chen and his wife were not at home on Wednesday afternoon when the incident happened, but he says their adult son was. The son shot the intruder, who was pronounced dead by the Dane County coroner's office. Bates wouldn't give the name of Peter Chen's son and hasn't yet provided details about the intruder. He says the son is cooperating with the investigation and that the shooting appears to be an act of self-defense."

Oregon Man Shoots Intruder Armed With Bat: "Police say a man shot an intruder who was armed with a baseball bat Tuesday night. Mark Farrell, 24, of Beatty, entered Jim Westman's house armed with a wooden baseball bat, said Klamath Falls Sheriff Timothy Evinger in a news release. Farrell attempted to assault Westman with the bat and Westman fired one round from a .22-caliber rifle, which hit Farrell in the right forearm. Farrell continued to assault Westman after he was shot, Evinger said. Roxann Klobucar, Westman's mother, was able to wrestle the bat from Farrell. Klobucar hit Farrell several times in the head until he was subdued, Evinger said. Prior to entering the house, Farrell damaged Westman's vehicle with the bat, Evinger said. Evinger said the motive appears related to a theft from Farrell about a month ago. Farrell was transported to a nearby hospital. He is expected to face charges of burglary, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment."

Florida: Burglar Shot In Buttocks: "A burglar who broke into a Lithonia home was shot in the buttocks by the homeowner, police said. The burglary happened at about 11:30 a.m. at the home on Gadwell Circle. The intruder was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries, police said. The intruder’s name was not released. Investigators said no charges are expected to be filed against the homeowner, who was not identified by police."

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