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Neighbors capture suspect at gunpoint

Manteca homeowner interrupted burglary in progress

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Neighbors capture suspect at gunpoint

Neighbors captured a fleeing burglary suspect wanted in connection with a Nana Place break-in on Monday.

RYAN BALBUENA/The Bulletin


POSTED July 30, 2013 1:57 a.m.

Alert neighbors chased and then held a burglary suspect at gunpoint after a brazen daytime break-in in the 1200 block of Nana Place was thwarted when the homeowner arrived unexpectedly.

He was one of two suspects who had filled a pickup truck with valuables and covered them with a tarp outside the Northwest Manteca residence at about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Retired Sheriff’s deputy Don Tisher, who lives around the corner on Nicol Way, said he was watching TV in his family room when he saw a male run across his back yard as if someone was chasing him.  Tisher went outside and challenged the man who then ran toward the front gate to get out of the yard where he was tackled by the former officer whose next door neighbor ordered the suspect to quit resisting at gunpoint. They held him until police arrived in less than a minute, Tisher said.

Tisher said the homeowner had been trying to catch up with the suspect in his car. He came screeching to a stop when he saw the suspect had been apprehended by the neighbors.

The man had run eastward from the agitated homeowner,  jumping some four to five backyard fences to the east as the woman suspect ran north on Nana Place away from the house.  Officers captured both and charged them with burglary.

The pickup truck was unloaded and impounded by police.

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