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Not only should parents be concerned with who is on the other side of the door when someone comes knocking, it’s important to teach our children to be just as cautious. With many home invaders disguising themselves as utility workers, delivery staff, and even law enforcement officers, it’s important for you and your family to […]

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Jeffrey Michael Smith, Jr., 28 Arrested, Sept 14 Port Charlotte, GA Quick Facts Jeffrey Michael Smith was wearing military style pants, a bulletproof vest, a bandana across his face, and a hat when he forced his way into a home on August 10. Smith was shouting, “Charlotte County Sherriff’s Office” while he ordered the pregnant […]

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On September 13, Home Invasion News received an email from Marcia A. Wrick, a property owner in Cleveland, OH. The subject of her email caught our attention. Titled “A new type of invasion and police attitudes about neighbor disputes,” the email contained the following story in Marcia Wrick’s own words. I am a landlord and […]

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Monday Mugshot

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Steven Tubbs, 25 Arrested, September 6 Omaha, NE Quick Facts When he joined a friend in home invasion, Steven Tubbs was wearing an ankle bracelet with a GPS tracking device. That’s right, Tubbs was out on patrol for a May 2011 robbery, use of a deadly weapon, and terroristic threats. His ankle bracelet contained a […]

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Call them flash assaults, flash robbery, or just plain shoplifting, retail invasions have been reported at stores in Chicago, Washington DC, Las Vegas, St. Paul MN, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, and Montgomery County, MD. Reported targets run the gamut from Victoria’s Secret to 7-11. So far, law enforcement isn’t sure how the large groups […]

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Though the term “home invasion” is used extensively by the media to describe a certain type of crime, only a few states have laws that define and punish a crime called “home invasion.” The rest of the time, the term is used loosely, often to create headlines or express a point of view. Here at […]

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Rowdy Offield, 40 Arrested August 31 Texarcana, Texas Quick Facts Rowdy Offield, who held a man at gunpoint and robbed him inside his home, was arrested on August 31, 2011. Offield had escaped from jail in October 2008 and was also wanted in Louisiana on robbery charges. A serial armed robber, Offield is a self-proclaimed […]

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Monday Mugshot

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Jonathan Sanchez, 26 Arrested August 22, 2011 Lubbock County, TX Sanchez approached his victim outside the residence, forced him inside at gunpoint, and stole several items before fleeing. Ten days later, police officers located Sanchez, who tried to flee on foot, but he was apprehended and charge with aggravated robbery and evading arrest.

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William A. Smith Wanted: August 26, 2011 Brentwood, New Hampshire Quick Facts William A. Smith, 30, failed to report for arraignment after being indicted with two other men in connection with a Kensington, New Hampshire, home invasion in May.

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