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January 27, 2016 UPDATE TO THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE: On January 16, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order 13688 to provide increased federal oversight about the collection, retention, and use of controlled equipment in significant incidents. On the “controlled equipment list” are many of the vehicles and weapons acquired by police departments under the 1033 program […]

by Nick Wooldridge, Esq.   • A typical home invasion looks something like the following: Tiffany Carter and an unidentified male accomplice could easily fit into the category of “what-was-I-thinking.” The thieving duo thought a good career move would be to add home invasion to their criminal tool kit. The homeowner had other ideas — […]

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Most people think home invasion is random … that everyone is at the same risk … that home invasion is an equal-opportunity danger waiting to happen to everyone. That’s a myth. Home invasion is not random. Most home invaders are looking for something in particular, including an easy way to get into your home. Here are steps you can take […]

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This news video explains how a family homeschooling its three children experienced a 2011 “home invasion” by police in Nodaway County, Missouri. The case began years ago when Child Protective Services (CPS) agents were sent to the home because Jason and Laura Hagan, who were homeschooling their three children (ages 13, 10, and 8), reportedly […]

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In mid-May, two homes in Bremerton, Washington (across the Puget Sound from Seattle) were the victims of home invasion. Police believe the homes were targeted for dealing in marijuana. Arrests in the case were dramatic when a police SWAT team arrived in an armored vehicle to descend on the suspected perpetrators. Note: Since the death […]

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In the three years since we started publishing HomeInvasionNews, we’ve detected an increase in incidents of homeowners who shoot home invaders. Some homeowners are  even killing people who attempt to forcibly break into their homes. By January 2013, we had already noticed an uptick in residents shooting at home invaders. But those stories were still somewhat unusual. In […]

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After following countless home invasion crimes over the years, HomeInvasionNews has learned some lessons useful to all homeowners [and renters, too!] Here are Lessons Learned About Home Invasion: • Drugs and money were the motivation behind this Barberton, Ohio, home invasion that ended with the murder of three victims, including a 14-year-old girl and her […]

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This surveillance video taken at a home in Raleigh, NC, in December 2012, captures the creepy factor of home invasion. Note: Watch to 5:25 on the video to capture the gratifying “gotcha” moment when the perpetrator realizes he has been caught on camera. GOOD NEWS: Since this video was posted — and within a week […]

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Here at Home invasion News, in the past few months it seems to us as though more people are getting shot during home invasions. We wrote about that trend from the victims’ side. But this is a two-way shooting gallery. Home invasion perpetrators seem to be getting shot more often, too. Here are just a few of the […]

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