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Insurgent Shot

Posted: November 17, 2013 in Home Invasion Laws, Insurgent Shot

Suspect shot during Independence home invasion

Posted: Nov 03, 2013 12:15 PM EST
Updated: Nov 05, 2013 9:04 AM EST
By Chris Oberholtz, Multimedia Producer – email

A Raytown man has been charged in connection with a robbery of two men in their Independence home.

John D. Pierson, 26, faces first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary charges. Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000.

Police arrived at a home in the 800 block of South Park about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and found Pierson, suffering from a gunshot wound, inside the house.

Two men who were in the home when Pierson and another man came to the door. Police said they forced their way in and began punching and kicking the victims and asking about pills.

The victims said they were robbed of money and other valuables.

One of the victims was allowed to go into his bedroom and returned with a shotgun, firing one time and striking Pierson. . .


Armed Invasion

Posted: November 17, 2013 in Armed Invasion, Home Invasion Laws

State police investigating Felton home invasion
Nov. 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Delaware State Police are investigating a Felton home invasion that happened early Saturday morning.

Two men entered a home in the first block of Pin Oak Court in Canterbury Mobile Home Park at 3:55 a.m. Saturday, and while one of them confronted a 20-year-old woman sleeping on the couch and covered her mouth to try to keep her from screaming, the other hit her once in the head with an unknown type of handgun, Master Cpl. Gary E. Fournier said in a release today.

He said the noise alerted two other women, 22 and 23, respectively, who were sleeping in their bedrooms, but when they came to the living room, the two men forced them to the ground and demanded money.

When the women were unable to give the men money, they took a phone and fled the home in an unknown direction, Fournier said.

Nobody was injured, he said.. .


Home invasion robbery suspect charged

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 03:27 p.m. HST, Oct 09, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 06:16 a.m. HST, Oct 10, 2013

Prosecutors Wednesday charged a 19-year-old man in the robbery of a man and his guests at his Kalihi apartment.

Dion Kitzmiller, who police said does not have a local address, was charged with one count of first-degree robbery. A 38-year-old man who was with him was released pending further investigation.

Police said the two entered the apartment and demanded money from the man, 49, and his guests, another man, 36, and woman, 39.

One of them was able to escape and call police.

Arriving officers caught one of the suspects in the apartment. The other tried to run away, but officers caught him a short distance away, police said.


Police said they recovered items taken in the robbery.

Estates home invasion robbery being investigated

Collier County deputies are investigating a report of a home invasion robbery Tuesday night in Golden Gate Estates.

Around 9 p.m., a “hysterical” woman called 911 to report a robbery at her house on the 2400 block of Fourth Avenue Northeast, according to an arrest report. The woman told deputies the power in the house had been off for about a minute when two men with flashlights barged in and told her and her two children to lay down on the floor. . .


Three Arrested

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Home Invasion Laws, Three Arrested

Home Invasion Robbery Results in Three Arrests

 By Eric Malanoski October 10, 2013 11:31 AM

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators, assisted by Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Ozzie” and Margaretville/Stamford Troopers, arrested three area residents Tuesday on Sealed Grand Jury Indictment Warrants issued by the Delaware County Court.

32-year-old Leon Grizzard of South Kortright and 27-year-old Amanda Gahan of Walton were arrested at a Hobart residence.  A search of the Hobart residence was conducted by Sheriff’s Deputies, Troopers and Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Ozzie” and led to the seizure of a quantity of heroin, hypodermic instruments and marihuana.

27-year-old Andrew Dougherty of Delhi was arrested in the Delaware County Correctional Facility where he is currently serving his sentence on an unrelated conviction.

Grizzard, Dougherty and Gahan were indicted Monday by a Grand Jury on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Petit Larceny and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree.    The three are accused of unlawfully entering a Town of Tompkins residence in June, 2012 and robbing the residents, at gun point, of cash and drugs.

Following the search of the Hobart residence, Deputies arrested and charged Gahan with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument.  Grizzard and 35 year old Jeremy Key of Hobart were each charged with Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. . .


Neighbors hear gunshots, argument before possible home invasion
Sanford possible home invasion

SANFORD, Fla. — Sanford police said they are investigating a possible armed home invasion at the Mariners Village apartments.
Police said they arrived at about midnight Wednesday when neighbors reported hearing an argument and gunfire.
One witness told WFTV she became worried when she started hearing gunshots through the wall of her apartment.
“Am I next? Is one of those bullets going to come through the wall? What’s going on with these apartments? As you see, there are crimes going on here all the time,” said neighbor Kim Wigelsworth. Wigelsworth said her neighbors have a young daughter. No other details are available at this time.


Man charged in home invasion, stabbing

Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:28 pm | Updated: 9:02 am, Wed Oct 9, 2013.

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Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons filed charges this morning against a Bridgeview, Illinois man in connection with a weekend stabbing case in Glen Carbon.

Grant W. Connor (d.o.b. 8/8/85) has been charged with attempted murder and home invasion following his attack on a local couple.  Police were called to a home on Kinder Place in Glen Carbon at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013.  Connor is alleged to have knocked on the door of the home using the pretense of a broken down car.  The male resident, 35, of the home offered the use of a phone, however, Connor physically charged him and began stabbing him with a knife.  The male resident was able to also grab a knife and stabbed the defendant in the throat.  While the incident was occurring, one female resident,

33, tried to help defend the male victim.  She was also stabbed.  While the struggle was occurring, another female resident called 911.  The victims were treated and released at an area hospital. . .


Pa. House gets home-invasion law

Posted: Oct 01, 2013 4:28 PM EDTUpdated: Oct 01, 2013 4:28 PM EDT

By Myles Snyder – email

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -The House Judiciary Committee has reported out a bill to toughen the penalties for home invasions.

House Bill 1296 would classify home invasion as a first-degree felony with a minimum penalty of five years at a maximum security prison, or 10 years for a second offense or if the victim is older than 62.

A person could be convicted of home invasion if he or she knowingly enters, attempts to enter, or remains unlawfully in a dwelling with intent to commit a violent crime.

The bill now moves to the full House for consideration.