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Sixth-Grader Helps Florida Cops Catch Home Invaders

February 22, 2011
The 12-year-old hid in her bedroom closet and told the emergency dispatcher everything she could until SWAT and K-9 officers arrived to surround the residence and confront the suspects.

Two Burglary Suspects Killed In Shootout With D.C. Police

February 15, 2011
A police shootout near Catholic University in Washington D.C. that killed two suspects ended a harrowing 40-minute rampage in which gunmen burst into a home filled with students and then beat, robbed and threatened to kill them.

L.A. Sheriff's Asian Gang Unit Nabs Korean-American Home Invaders

February 4, 2011
Six Korean-American men who organized a brutal attack on a middle-aged Korean couple were apprehended by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Asian Gang Team. One by one, the sheriff's Asian gang detectives tracked them down.

Michigan Cop Killed During Home Invasion Sting

January 17, 2011
Officer Larry Nehasil, 48, married and a father of two, is the department's first line-of-duty death. He had previously worked for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Online Tool Helps Indiana Agency Solve Residential Burglaries

December 3, 2010
LeadsOnline, a nationwide online system that records secondhand transactions, kept a record of the reported stolen items and alerted the police when several of the items turned up at a secondhand store. The information led police to one of the individuals involved in the theft ring.

Violent Connecticut Home Invader Gets Death

November 8, 2010
Jurors chose the death penalty for one of two men who broke into a Connecticut home three years ago of endocrinologist Dr. William Petit and raped and murdered Petit's wife and two daughters before torching the house

Home Invasions: Side Effects of the Drug War

November 3, 2010

Drug-related home invasions are especially prevalent in the Sunbelt. Southern Arizona, Texas, and Atlanta serve as distribution points for traffickers delivering narcotic loads from Mexican drug trafficking organizations to distribution points where dealers and street gangs wait for their arrival.

Florida Deputy Remains In Critical Condition

November 2, 2010
Cassady needed 240 pints of blood after he and two other deputies were shot Friday after responding to a home invasion. Cassady was put into a medically induced coma.

Hyperviolent Connecticut Home Invader Found Guilty

October 5, 2010
Hayes was convicted of 16 of 17 felony counts against him for his involvement in the murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley, 17, and 11-year-old Michaela.

Nude Burglar Apologizes to Residents

September 30, 2010
Edgar Antonio Lucha had been hiding under the bed and explained to the homeowner that he had been under the influence of drugs, when explaining why he was hiding under the bed frame.

Tucson Home Invasions: Marine Double-Cross

August 17, 2010

Tucson PD officers responding to a suspicious-activity call of armed men in a residential alley were met with two heavily armed former marines just home from Iraq. According to the initial investigation, one marine double-crossed his buddy on a drug deal, by bringing in a third crew to rob the "hydro weed." One was a skilled markesmen with a heavy duty arsenal determined to fight, when the high-powered rifle malfunctioned. Responding officers used airborne and K-9 units to search unpaved alleys and scrub brush between the homes, where the suspects were eventually apprehended by the home invasion unit. Crime scene photos courtesy of Tucson PD.

Missouri Deputy Apprehends 'Drunk Guys' Breaking Into His Home

August 16, 2010
A Boone County (Mo.) Sheriff's deputy detained two men over the weekend, who broke into his home to attempt a robbery. The deputy was waiting for the men, as they kicked down his door, and took them into custody without firing shots.

How Gangs Orchestrate Home Invasion Robberies

August 10, 2010
To diminish the possible loss of too many resources, Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) developed a policy of utilizing three separate houses to deal dopeā€”one for the money, one for the drugs and one for the leadership. In this way, local gang jack teams, rival DTO teams, or the police might get one house, but very rarely all three.

Burglary Suspect In Custody for Killing Michigan Officer

July 24, 2010
Officer Matthew Edwards, a 31-year-old with five years experience on the force, had responded to the call with a partner with about two hours remaining on his shift.

Tucson Home Invasions: The Missing Man

July 20, 2010

In the south Arizona drug trade, armed home invasions usually differ from other robberies because police don't have a traditional victim or witnesses. They can be dynamic, armed confrontations in the middle of the night between drug crews looking to heist drugs and money. View crime scene photos from one case, in which the Tucson PD's home invasion special investigative unit arrived to find a blood-stained driveway, spray of rifle rounds embedded in doors and walls, as well as a pair of ostrich boots. Photos courtesy of Tucson PD.

Tucson PD's Home Invasion Unit

July 20, 2010

The Tucson (Ariz.) PD started its home invasion unit two years ago to curb paramilitary raids on drug houses by well-organized crews with military grade weapons. The crews were well trained and often posed as police officers. In an interview from Tucson PD headquarters on Tuesday, the unit's Sgt. Bob Jimenez discussed the unit's approach to enforcement and outlined two recent cases, including a shootout with two former Marines with an SKS rifle. View the "Tucson Home Invasions: The Missing Man" photo gallery of one of the cases.

Off-Duty Baltimore Officer Shoots Home Invader In His Living Room

June 4, 2010
The officer heard a commotion in his living room sometime before 6 a.m. Friday morning and came down stairs from his second-floor bedroom to find the man going through the officer's items near unlocked weapons.

Las Vegas Officer Is Department's Third Killed in 2009

November 20, 2009
Las Vegas police are mourning the death of Trevor Nettleton, the 30-year-old who was shot and killed while off duty during an attempted robbery attempt at his home, the Review Journal reports.

Arizona Men Tried to Steal Drugs while Dressed as Cops

October 13, 2009
Police said two armed men, pretending to be officers, invaded a south Phoenix home Monday and attempted to steal drugs being kept in the home.

Burglar Steals Des Moines Officer's Uniform, Gun And Badges

October 8, 2009
A burglar stole two uniforms from a Des Moines police officer's home on Wednesday, and fired the officer's Glock duty pistol in the home before stealing it as well, the Des Moines Register reports.
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