” There is nothing that gets my blood boiling more than someone who takes advantage of the elderly or disabled.
A Michigan man, who cares for his 98 year old grandmother, who has trouble seeing and hearing, became alarmed when the real time monitoring system he used to keep an eye on his grandmother became disconnected so he went to her home to investigate.
When he arrived, he found that thieves had forced their way into the home and stolen the laptop that he used to monitor his grandmother’s condition along with an ATV from the garage. He reported the crime to police, and fearing for this grandmother’s well being decided to spend the night. He also brought a shotgun along should the thieves return.
Tag Archive: Burglary
” A homeowner in Omaha had a lot to say to an intruder he caught on his property.
“I worked for everything I have, all my life,” said the homeowner, 55. “I worked day and night for many years, so I said, ‘Why don’t you try getting a job?’”
The homeowner grabbed his shotgun when he heard his dog barking at something around 1am.
He found the would be intruder in a detached garage near the home. He held the suspect at gunpoint while his wife called police.”
” A man who lived like a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the central Maine woods, who may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other staples, has been captured, authorities said.
Christopher Knight, 47, was arrested last week when he tripped a surveillance sensor set up by a game warden while stealing food from a youth camp in Rome, state police say in a court affidavit.
Authorities on Tuesday found the campsite where they believed Knight — known as the North Pond Hermit in local lore— has lived for 27 years.
Residents of the town with a year-round population of about 1,000 say they’ve been aware of the hermit for years, often in connection with break-ins that have occurred. Some have spotted him walking along the side of the lake known as Great Pond and others have seen his living quarters, which include a tent covered by tarps suspended between trees, a bed, propane cooking stoves and a battery-run radio.”
- Maine hermit living in wild for 27 years arrested (cnsnews.com)
- Maine hermit living in wild for 27 years arrested – Boston.com (boston.com)
- Hermit Arrested After Living in Maine Woods for Three Decades (theepochtimes.com)
- Maine hermit suspected in 1,000 burglaries caught (heraldonline.com)
- Police: Maine Hermit Suspected In 1,000 Burglaries (boston.cbslocal.com)
” A suspect who was shot in the stomach by a McLoud homeowner during an overnight burglary attempt last week remains hospitalized but has been upgraded to good condition.
McLoud Police Major Carol Pendley said the shooting incident occurred about 4:18 a.m. Jan. 24 at a home on the city’s south side when the homeowner awoke to find a burglar coming through a door of his home.
Pendley on Wednesday released the name of the burglary suspect who was shot in the incident. He’s been identified as Zackary Allen Lang, 26, she said
The homeowner, who Pendley described as an “older gentleman,” was extremely shaken up following the ordeal is and isn’t expected to face any charges, she said, although an official ruling will be made by the district attorney. Pendley said police aren’t releasing the homeowner’s name.”
HT/ Guns Save Lives
- Homeowner Holds Alleged Burglar at Gunpoint (wsaz.com)
- Homeowner Shoots 2 Intruders in Six Weeks (fox8.com)
- Another Home Invasion Thwarted By Armed Citizen (youviewed.com)
- Hemet: Homeowner’s call leads to suspected burglars’ arrests (swrnn.com)
- Armed Homeowner Detains Burglary Suspect (dfw.cbslocal.com)
- Homeowner shoots robbery suspect (newsnet5.com)
- Burglary interrupted by homeowner (insidehalton.com)
- Homeowner Fatally Shoots Burglary Suspect (houston.cbslocal.com)
- How To Stop A Burglar Naked (simplisafe.com)
- Armed, wheelchair-bound homeowner thwarts burglary in west Athens (onlineathens.com)
” Investigators are looking for three burglary suspects who forced themselves into a Magnolia home where there was a mother and her 6 year-old child inside.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says around 9:30 last night, they were called out to a home on the 18700 block of Mink Lake Drive in Magnolia. Investigators say three male suspects went into the home where they found a 33-year-old female with a pistol in her hand and her 6-year-old child alone inside.”
HT/ Guns Save Lives
- Deputies: Mom surprises home invaders with gun (click2houston.com)
- Mother shoots home intruders to protect herself, son in Montgomery County (khou.com)
- Texas mother shoots home intruders to protect herself, son (whas11.com)
- Authorities searching for burglary suspect on Athens’ west side (onlineathens.com)
- 3 Types Of Burglar Bait: Are You One? (simplisafe.com)
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
” Celebrity news from the United Kingdom: In April, Germaine Greer, the Australian feminist and author of The Female Eunuch, was leaving her house in East Anglia, when a young woman accosted her, forced her back inside, tied her up, smashed her glasses, and then set about demolishing her ornaments with a poker.
A couple of weeks before that, the 85-year-old mother of Phil Collins, the well-known rock star, was punched in the ribs, the back, and the head on a West London street, before her companion was robbed. “That’s what you have to expect these days,” she said, philosophically.
Anthea Turner, the host of Britain’s top-rated National Lottery TV show, went to see the West End revival of Grease with a friend. They were spotted at the theatre by a young man who followed them out and, while their car was stuck in traffic, forced his way in and wrenched a diamond-encrusted Rolex off the friend’s wrist.
A week before that, the 94-year-old mother of Ridley Scott, the director of Alien and other Hollywood hits, was beaten and robbed by two men who broke into her home and threatened to kill her. “
Read On , That Was Just The Prelude
” A few months ago, Shirley Best, owner of the Rolander Fashion boutique whose clients include the daughter of the Princess Royal, was ironing some garments when two youths broke in. They pressed the hot iron into her side and stole her watch, leaving her badly burnt.
“I was frightened to defend myself,” said Miss Best. “I thought if I did anything I would be arrested.”
And who can blame her? Shortly before the attack, she’d been reading about Tony Martin, a Norfolk farmer whose home had been broken into and who had responded by shooting and killing the teenage burglar. He was charged with murder. In April, he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment—for defending himself against a career criminal in an area where the police are far away and reluctant to have their sleep disturbed.
Norfolk is a remote rural corner of England. It ought to be as peaceful and crime-free as my remote rural corner of New England. But it isn’t. Old impressions die hard: Americans still think of Britain as a low-crime country. Conversely, the British think of America as a high-crime country. But neither impression is true. The overall crime rate in England and Wales is 60 percent higher than that in the United States. True, in America you’re more likely to be shot to death. On the other hand, in England you’re more likely to be strangled to death. But in both cases, the statistical likelihood of being murdered at all is remote, especially if you steer clear of the drug trade. When it comes to anything else, though—burglary, auto theft, armed robbery, violent assault, rape—the crime rate reaches deep into British society in ways most Americans would find virtually inconceivable.
I cite those celebrity assaults not because celebrities are more prone to wind up as crime victims than anyone else, but only because the measure of a civilized society is how easily you can insulate yourself from its snarling underclass. In America, if you can make it out of some of the loonier cities, it’s a piece of cake, relatively speaking. In Britain, if even a rock star or TV supremo can’t insulate himself, nobody can. “
” Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and addresses of gun owners did a great service – to their old cronies in the burglary trade.
The information published online by the Journal-News, a daily paper serving the New York suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, could be highly useful to thieves in two ways, former burglars told FoxNews.com. Crooks looking to avoid getting shot now know which targets are soft and those who need weapons know where they can steal them.
“That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” said Walter T. Shaw, 65, a former burglar and jewel thief who the FBI blames for more than 3,000 break-ins that netted some $70 million in the 1960s and 1970s. “Having a list of who has a gun is like gold – why rob that house when you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns? “
- Journal News Aiding And Abetting Criminals (stevengoddard.wordpress.com)
- More On The Journal News’ Release Of Permit Holders Names And Addresses (onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com)
- Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made the Job Easier, Safer (conservativebyte.com)
- Cleveland man who killed burglar shoots another one (cantonrep.com)