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    Good: Neighbor Chases Down And Apprehends Burglar

    Neighbor apprehends burglar after pursuit | The Eureka Reporter



    Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man yesterday afternoon after neighbors in Blue Lake allegedly caught him during a home burglary, a news release stated.

    At about 2:45 p.m. a woman reported to the Sheriff’s Office that she saw a man enter her next-door neighbor’s residence on the 400 block of Chartin Way.

    The woman told the Sheriff’s Emergency Dispatchers that her son, Steven Wilson, 49, armed with a handgun, had attempted to apprehend the suspect inside the residence and was now chasing him toward Rancheria Road.

    Deputies arrived a few minutes later and found Wilson detaining Ryan Bush, 21 of Eureka. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had allegedly forcibly entered the locked residence on Chartin Way and removed several items. There was also significant vandalism inside the residence, including broken doors, light fixtures, furniture, and scratched wood floors.

    When Wilson confronted him, the suspect fled from the house. Wilson fired a single “warning shot” and told the suspect to freeze, but he continued to run.

    The suspect ran through backyards and private driveways until Wilson was able to catch and detain him near Rancheria Road.

    Bush was treated at a local hospital for a laceration he sustained either during the burglary or the pursuit. He also had a previous injury that required medical attention.

    Bush was then transported to the Humboldt County jail and booked for burglary. His bail was set at $50,000 and he is expected to be arraigned Friday.
    Not sure I would have chased the perp down the street, but I would certainly like to have a neighbor like Mr. Wilson.
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    Great story, and a even better ending... and we all know that doing what Mr Wilson did requires training and caution (running after anyone and with a handgun). But as Mr Wilson did, we all need to be alert and ready to take action. Good for him!!!
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    I think everyone here would agree that Mr. Wilson took a huge risk by confronting the BG, but I might have done the same for my neighbors, especially if I knew they were home. I'm glad it all worked out the way it should.

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    The more times neighbors get involved looking after each other, the less the bad guys will want to come to your neighborhood.

    Good job Mister Wilson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    I would certainly like to have a neighbor like Mr. Wilson.
    +1 Most of my neighbors could care less, except the LEO's around me. Glad everything worked out well.
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    One bad thing i see,he fired a warning shot?In all the training i've ever been through Law Enforcement,Military,I've been trained never fire a warning shot,you don't know where that bullet may end up,If i yell stop or i'll shoot that's you're warning
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    As dukalmighty said, I see a problem with the "warning shoot". I also see a problem with chasing the BG down the street, gun in hand. I was not aware that in california you did not have to retreat. Regardless of the outcome I can see the possibility for legal problems in Wilsons future.

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