Boardman man held break-in suspect at gunpoint until police arrived

The man reported that he spotted two suspects going through his neighbor's car on Devonshire Drive

gun concealed carry generic
AP Photo/Al Behrman

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police said a man living in Boardman held a break-in suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived.

The man — a CCW holder — reported that he spotted two suspects going through his neighbor’s car on Devonshire Drive just before 2 a.m. Thursday. He then grabbed his gun and ordered them to get on the ground until officers arrived.

According to a police report, one of the suspects managed to run away when the man yelled for his girlfriend to call the police.

The other suspect — a 17-year-old boy — was arrested when officers arrived. He admitted that he and his friend, who he refused to name, were breaking into cars in the area, according to the report.

The owner of the car said nothing was missing, but the contents of her glove box were scattered across the front passenger seat.

The teenager is charged with theft, criminal trespass, possession of criminal tools, obstructing official business and a curfew violation. Police said he refused to answer an officer’s questions and was turned over to his mother.

Police said three other vehicles on Devonshire Drive had been ransacked, although nothing was missing.


WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s