October 26th, 2010 10:21 AM
This happened near my friends house
West Linn woman interrupts home burglary
This happened near my friend's house. Has her a little spooked. That part that says Nearby neighbors planned to make adjustments. I bolded. She has been talking with me about buying a gun, getting her concealed weapons permit, training, etc. I guess we all make different adjustments, eh?
WEST LINN, Ore. -- A West Linn woman returned home Monday afternoon to find a burglar inside. It happened in the 1700 block of Gallery Way. A police spokesperson said the woman did not realize anybody was inside the house until she saw her dog acting strange.
"She bent down to deal with the dog and heard a man's voice, a very deep voice, say 'Get on the ground,'" said Sgt. Neil Hennelly.
Hennelly said the woman dropped her groceries and bolted across the street to her neighbor's house.
"I was sitting in my chair watching television this afternoon and I heard a knock at the door and by the time I got to the door there was nobody here," said neighbor Terry Jones.
By the time Jones got to the door his neighbor was already knocking on another neighbor's door where she called 911. Police arrived quickly with a K-9 in tow.
"The dog led us north from the house to see if we could find the guy and we weren't able to find the guy," said Hennelly. "We had a pretty good perimeter set up, but we missed him."
Hennelly said burglaries are very unusual in West Linn, especially in broad daylight. That could explain the fear the homeowner felt.
"I can't imagine," said Jones. "Once this simmers down it's going to be even tougher on her."
Nearby neighbors planned to make adjustments.
"My wife came home and said I'm going to arm the place in the daytime, whenever she leaves," said neighbor Paul Adams.
Investigators said nothing was stolen from the house. If you know anything about the case you are urged to call the West Linn Police Department.
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October 26th, 2010 10:30 AM
As its said quite often, its sad that it takes something like this close to home to get people to start taking their personal defense seriously, but I do hope for your friends sake she is OK, and will get/stay armed, and stay safe.
October 26th, 2010 10:41 AM
Here's hoping that's all it takes to send her over the line.
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October 26th, 2010 11:29 AM
"Hennelly said burglaries are very unusual in West Linn, especially in broad daylight. That could explain the fear the homeowner felt."
Really? What exactly does the frequency of burglaries in a community have to do with the fear an individual feels as they are being assaulted?
Good for you friend though. It sounds like she has opened her eyes and seen past the "it won't happen here" attitude that the police are reinforcing with their comments about the frequency of burglaries.
October 26th, 2010 01:13 PM
Why she didn't have her alarm on when she is not home is beyond me...but glad she will do it now...she should also have a gun.
October 26th, 2010 06:24 PM
Yes she needs a gun and maybe a bigger dog that will do some chewing, glad she's ok
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” -- Thomas Jefferson
October 26th, 2010 07:54 PM
Yeah, exactly what I was thinking.
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October 26th, 2010 08:11 PM
Always start using your alarm system AFTER being burglarized...this saves 'wear and tear' on the system.
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