Police: Homeowners stop would-be burglar, hold him at gunpoint
A Harrison couple didn’t wait for township police to arrive to deal with an attempted burglary at their home Saturday night, according to a criminal complaint.
Police said one of the homeowners held the suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived.
Casey Hill, 30, of Buffalo Township, is charged with burglary, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in connection with an incident at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at a Pine Street duplex, court records showed.
The homeowners, a man and a woman, told police Hill walked up the porch steps and opened the front door, according to the complaint. The woman said she tried to push Hill out, while the male homeowner grabbed a gun, ordered Hill to the ground and held the suspect at gunpoint in the front yard until police arrived, the complaint said.
Hill told responding officers that he had been trying to get some marijuana. Police said he appeared to be heavily intoxicated and had to be helped to a police car because he had trouble keeping his balance.
The homeowners said another man driving a greenish-colored Jeep Cherokee sped off during the incident, and they believe that man was with Hill.
Hill was released on a nonmonetary bond after being arraigned Sunday. Court records don’t list an attorney for him.
A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 9.