Two burglary suspects collared by Tehama County homeowner


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Mark Tyson
October 26, 2003, 08:36 AM
http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,134%257E26762%257E1723154,00.html

Two burglary suspects collared by Tehama County homeowner

By CHERYL BRINKLEY-DN Staff Writer

A 15-year-old Orland youth and 28-year-old Live Oak resident have been booked into the Tehama County Jail for alleged burglary.

Curtis Machlin arrived at his home just before noon Wednesday and noticed an unfamiliar vehicle in his driveway, according to a Tehama County Sheriffs Department report.

Machlin entered the residence and noticed that items had been moved.

A male suspect was located in the backyard, but quickly fled to the vehicle and drove away through an orchard, the report said.

Machlin followed and eventually caught up with the vehicle on Malton Switch Road after it stopped to pick up a female companion, the report said.

Machlins vehicle and the suspect vehicle collided, the report said. Machlin then detained the suspects with a shotgun until sheriffs deputies arrived on the scene.

The juvenile and Silveria Melo were treated at a local hospital and released, the report said.

The juvenile is in custody at the Juvenile Justice Center in Red Bluff, while Melo was booked into the Tehama County Jail with bail being set at $25,000, the report said.

Machlin was also treated and released from a local hospital for injuries suffered during the collision.

A video camera, digital camera, and miscellaneous food items had been taken from the residence, but were recovered from the suspects vehicle, the report said.

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4v50 Gary
October 26, 2003, 10:05 AM
Vehicles collided? Does this mean ramming or sideswiping? I'm thinking of potential liability for the homeowner.

Nevada law is superior. You can use deadly force to retrieve your chattel (personal property). I still wish they'd invade and liberate us.

TheeBadOne
October 26, 2003, 11:04 AM
Vehicles collided? Does this mean ramming or sideswiping? I'm thinking of potential liability for the homeowner.
Good point Gary. Around these parts that would be considered deadly force.
Nevada law is superior. You can use deadly force to retrieve your chattel (personal property).
WoW! :what: I thougth only TX allowed any kind of deadly force/property useage. How is Nevada on CCW and home defense?

Abenaki
October 26, 2003, 04:14 PM
I use to work in Reno.
2 cases come to mind.
First case, a badguy was on the roof of a house trying to cut his way in.
Good guy got a rifle and shoot through the ceiling killing the badguy.
The shooting was rule as being justified.

Case #2
Bad guy robs a home and makes a run for it. Good guy chases and kills badguy. It was taken to court and the Goodguy got off because of an old old law sometimes known as the 5 mile law. The law goes something like this.......If you kill a badguy with in 5 miles of the crime it's ok.

As far as CCW they are pretty cool.

Abenaki

Standing Wolf
October 26, 2003, 07:45 PM
It was taken to court and the Goodguy got off because of an old old law sometimes known as the 5 mile law.

I've never heard of it, but believe it ought to be extended. Five miles might have been good enough in horse days, but...

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