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Three arrested after breaking into home of deputy who was there on lunch break

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Aerial view of neighborhood where the attempted burglary took place. Image credit: Google
Aerial view of neighborhood where the attempted burglary took place. Image credit: Google


Three people were arrested Monday in Napa County, California, after breaking into a deputy sheriff’s home, while he was on his lunch break.

The deputy’s identity has not been released, but Sheriff’s Capt. Keith Behlmer told the Napa Valley Register, “I want to commend my sergeant for the restraint he showed with a masked intruder coming through his back door.”

The deputy was making a sandwich in his kitchen  when, ‘out of the corner of his eye,’ he noticed a masked man coming to the back door. The burglar was about to swing a crowbar to get inside, but then realized the door was open, officials said.

The three suspects came in, the sergeant yelled “freeze”, pointed  his gun at them and they ran off, Capt. Behlmer told the local paper.

The officer chased them down and arrested 19-year-old Jesse Reyes.

The other two suspects were taken into custody by other deputies  in the area. One of them, a juvenile, was taken to Napa County Juvenile Hall.

The two older men have apparently been linked to other burglaries in Napa County. They’re now in jail and all three are charged with “suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime and resisting arrest,” the Register reported.

 

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