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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.

Louisiana Police Arrest Nude Burglar

October 8, 2009
The Slidell (La.) Police Department have arrested the man captured by a resident's video surveillance system, while he broke into a home in the buff.

Home Invaders Apologize For Ransacking Wrong House

August 27, 2009
Two men held a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint as they ransacked a Newport News, Va., home, then suddenly left without stealing any items, after apologizing for entering the 'wrong house,' WAVY.com reports.

S.C. Legislation Would Set Minimum Time for Home Invasion

April 16, 2009
Anyone convicted in South Carolina of breaking into someone's home with a weapon and seriously injuring or killing those inside would be sent to prison for at least 25 years under a bill up for debate.

Suspect Wanted for Home Invasion Murders in N.C. Dies in Utah

March 18, 2009
A man wanted in connection with the brutal murders of a family of four last week in Catawba County, N.C., died late Tuesday night as police closed in on him in southwest Utah.

Florida Cop, Intruder Hurt in Fight at Home

December 31, 2008
After entering the Southwest Miami-Dade home through the back door, he was confronted by Luis Fernandez, a Doral police officer and 23-year Miami police veteran.

N.Y. Police Nab Cop-Impersonating, Home-Invading Grinches

December 30, 2008
Nicholas Papaleo and Constantino Christo, both of Brooklyn, were tooling around in Whitestone, dressed as cops and bent on robbing a drug deal on the night before Christmas, police said. When they saw Robert Kapovic outside his well-kept home, they figured he might offer just as much bounty and a lot less resistance.

Shots Fired: Pine Hills, Florida 05/05/2004

January 1, 2006

Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Fulford had a lot on her mind on May 5, 2004. Having just paid for her wedding dress, the logistics of her nuptials were weighing on the 31-year-old deputy as she began her patrol. There was still so much to do, and time was a precious commodity.

Home Invasion Robberies

August 1, 2002

Indo-Chinese street gangs have made these robberies a popular form of crime for today's gangsters.

A New Gang Threat Rears its Ugly Head

July 1, 1996

The Southeast Asian street gang is a fairly new threat on the gang battlefield. Their presence was first noted by law enforcement officials in Southern California in the late 1970s.

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