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Do intruders enter via basements?
[]Grandfather, 82, Stuns Home Intruder With Hammer[/size][/color]

Detroit homeowner George Bradford struck the suspect on the head while his daughter called 911.[/size]

March 11, 2014— -- Don't mess with this hammer-wielding octogenarian.

When an intruder entered George Bradford's Detroit duplex through a basement window on Sunday, the spritely 82-year-old fought back using a hammer.

"I knew something...was abnormal about him," he said of the intruder.

Bradford told ABC News' Detroit affiliate WXYZ he just wanted to protect his family, including his mother who is in her 90s and lives in an upstairs unit at the home, his daughter and grandchildren.

Officers found a 33-year-old male suspect bleeding from his head in the living room, a police spokesperson told

Police said the suspect, whose name has not been released, was treated for his injuries and arrested for home invasion.
Fairfield police make arrest in Jackman Ave. double burglary
By Josh LaBella Published 2:59 pm EDT, Wednesday, September 2, 2020

FAIRFIELD — Police have arrested a Bridgeport man in connection with a double burglary on Jackman Avenue in January, according to officials.

Fairfield police Lt. Antonion Granata said Alison Hohn, 36, was charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny for burglaries reported earlier this year.

Granata said two houses on Jackman Avenue less than a quarter of a mile from each other were broken into on Jan. 18. Both homes were entered through basement windows between noon and 1:30 p.m.

According to Granata, an 84-year-old woman was in the first home when someone entered.

“She opened the door leading from the kitchen to the basement stairs to find a man on the stairs,” Granata said. “The intruder said ‘It's okay ma’am.’”

Granata said she shut and locked the basement door and told her husband, who did not believe her. Therefore, he said, they did not call police until an hour later, when they found a basement window broken with blood on the frame and the curtain.

In addition to the bloodied window frame and curtain, Granata said the responding officer found a brown glove in the driveway that did not belong to the homeowner. He said a neighbor gave police a description of a male in the area around the time of the burglary.

Granata said the second residence was not occupied at the time of the burglary. He said the family living there returned and found one of their basement windows pushed in.

“Once inside the residence, they found items in the kitchen and in the second floor bedrooms have been moved and opened,” Granata said, adding two $50 dollar bills were stolen from the home. A responding officer later found blood in several locations inside the residence, he said.

Granata said the glove and samples of the blood were collected and the blood sent to the state Forensic Science Laboratory.

According to Granata, an officer spotted a man later identified as Hohn leaving a property a mile away from Jackman Avenue on Jan. 20. Hohn told the officer he went behind the house to urinate, but could not explain why he was in the area. Hohn was cited for simple trespassing.

Hohn was tailed by undercover officers after the trespass incident, according to police, and arrested on Jan. 23 after being observed forcing entry into a residence on Eaton Street by Bridgeport police.

Granata said Hohn confessed to between 15 and 20 burglaries in Bridgeport and Fairfield during an interview with police.

“Hohn entered most of the homes through the basement windows, then proceeded through the residences stealing valuables he could later sell on the street for his crack cocaine habit,” Granata said.

According to court documents, Hohn was arrested Aug. 26 and held on two $20,000 bonds. He is scheduled to enter a plea for multiple burglary and larceny charges in the Bridgeport Superior Court on Oct. 28.
Man holds intruder at forkpoint for police
Posted - Sep. 1, 2010

WHITE CITY, Utah -- Police say a man held an intruder at bay with a grilling fork and steak knife until police arrived. But the suspect fled, only to be arrested after he was zapped with a Taser.

Unified police Lt. Don Hutson says the White City resident grabbed the barbecue implements when he found the intruder had entered through a basement window about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

The woman who owns the home called police just in time.

"Her boyfriend was downstairs, had confronted a male that had actually crept into their basement through a window," said Hutson. "Her boyfriend was holding him at bay with a large steak knife and fork."

When police arrived, the resident put down the makeshift weaponry and the intruder, later identified as 36-year-old Dustin Burrus, made a run for it.

Burrus allegedly punched the officer in the face and hopped several neighborhood fences before the officer used the Taser.

Hutson says Burrus was taken to Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault on a police officer and burglary.
Midnight intruder startles 92-year-old woman in East Greenwich
Updated Jan 18, 2019; Posted Mar 30, 2010

By Gloucester County Times

— A 92-year-old Colonial Drive woman called police ay 12:35 a.m. Monday saying that someone was in her house, trying to get into her bedroom.

The burglar was gone by the time police arrived.

An investigation showed the intruder entered through a basement window and then kicked open the locked basement door in the kitchen. Police found broken glass and muddy footprints.

Detectives are investigating.
Casino burglar entered through basement window, stole from safe, authorities say
Gazette Staff Aug 11, 2017
Suspect in casino burglary
An average-height white male is the suspect in a recent casino burglary on the Montana/North Dakota border.

Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office

Roosevelt County authorities are searching for a man who broke into a casino near the North Dakota border and took money from a safe.

The sheriff's office released a photo of the suspect, who has a goatee and was wearing sunglasses.

The burglary took place early Monday at the Gold Dust Casino. He entered through a basement window and took a "large amount of money" from a safe, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

He was described as a white male between 5'8" and 6'1" tall.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office at 406-653-6240.

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