Neighbor Thwarts Burglary in Progress

The following arrest information was supplied by the Lakewood Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


Police arrested a man after he broke into a home in the 1600 block of Hopkins Avenue at around 11 p.m. May 12. A neighbor called police after they heard a woman a few doors down screaming for help. The men fled south, then headed east on Madison Avenue, where officers caught up with him at the . He was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary.

Injured deer

responded to a report of an injured deer in the backyard of a home in the 13800 block of Lake Avenue at around 1 p.m. May 13. The deer escaped the capture of officers and the animal warden. 

Breaking and entering

A man and a juvenile girl were charged with breaking and entering after they broke into a vacant home in the 1400 block of Newman Avenue at around 7 p.m. May 14.

Raccoon killed after it attacks dog

Residents in the 2200 block of Olive Avenue killed a raccoon with a baseball bat after the animal attacked their dog at around 2 a.m. May 15. The animal warden picked up the raccoon.

For questions about this blotter, email colin.mcewen@patch.com.

Kevin Raposo May 21, 2012 at 01:43 PM
This just goes to show you how your neighbors and community can be your first line of defense against burglars! I recently wrote an article that might be helpful to readers on how a burglar actually targets a home and what you can do to stop them! A Burglar Reveals the 4 Tips for Home Protection http://simplisafe.com/blog/burglar-reveals-4-tips-home-protection Feel free to share or re-post!
Christina Cocchiarale Ward May 21, 2012 at 06:42 PM
How horrible they killed it with a baseball bat. HORRIBLE. I know it attacked their animal but couldn't they have scared it some other way? Ridiculous.
Steve May 21, 2012 at 07:21 PM
They say it attacked their dog. What was the dog doing out at 2:00am ? The animal warden should look a little closer into this. Usually a barking dog will tree them, unless it's rabid. But a bat??? Shame.
DENNY MASSIMIANI May 21, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Steve May 21, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Not at 2:00 am. That would be child abuse in and of itself.


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