Vallejo woman returning from vacation...

Vallejo woman returning from vacation found people living in her house

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Vallejo, CA

#1 Oct 19, 2012
Vallejo woman returning from vacation found people living in her house

A pit bull dog was shot to death, and a Vallejo Police officer slightly injured during a confrontation with a squatter who had changed the homeowner's locks,a department spokesmen said Thursday.

A resident called police at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after returning home from a brief trip and finding a squatter in her house, in the 1200 block of Locust Drive, Lt. Abel Tenorio said.

"We came to remove the subject who had entered someone's home," Tenorio said.

The squatter resisted leaving and hit an officer in the arm with a candlestick, slightly injuring him. He was treated for abrasions at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, Department spokesman Lt. John Whitney said.

Vallejo, CA

#2 Oct 19, 2012
Should have shot the squatter instead of the dog.
hate them all

Vallejo, CA

#3 Oct 19, 2012
vallejo has gone from cocker spaniels and collies to pit bulls and rottweilers.

Vallejo, CA

#4 Oct 19, 2012
Thank you Wanglow, my thinking as well. Once they in you can't evict them. They have rights too.

Oakland, CA

#5 Oct 19, 2012
The REST of the article has some real eye-openers in it..note the parts where Lt. Whitney gave additional details, at the bottom of the article. This squatter didn't just break in. He actually RENTED the place from someone who must have known she was going to go out of town and carried on this whole huge scam--there had to have been preparation! That person is probably who changed the freaking locks. As Whitney said, this takes things to a whole new level.

Seriously creepy. I guess the house sitter business is going to experience a boom...

"A pit bull belonging to the squatter became a danger to three of the six responding officers, and "an officer fired a round to protect himself. The dog is deceased," Tenorio said. The incident is the ninth officer-involved shooting in Vallejo this year and the second in which a dog has been killed by an officer defending himself.

Whitney said several people were found in the house and some of the owner's belongings had been moved out and replaced it with their own.

"It's unknown how many had been staying there," Whitney said. "We have no idea where her stuff is, now."

The owner had been gone a little more than a week, but found the locks had been changed.

"She tried to get into her own house and couldn't and realized something was going on," Whitney said.

The owner was able to make contact with the squatters who claimed they'd rented the place and had a lease, Whitney said.

"She had to get bank paperwork and prove her ownership, and that's when police got involved," he said. "We don't know what she's going to do with the house now. It's pretty out there. This is the first time we've done something like that. It's a whole new level."

The suspect was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary, assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon and violently resisting arrest."

Vacaville, CA

#6 Oct 20, 2012
No one rented it to them. Squatters often print out fake leases to confound banks when they illegally move into a foreclosure. No one rented them the place and had them move in , in a single week. That doesn't happen on any rental.

They are professional squatters. This is the first time I've heard of it when someone was on vacation. I wonder if the house was alarmed or had cameras.

I will put my paperwork into a safety deposit box, next time I'm on vacation.

They obviously broke in and called a locksmith.

This is a case where telling your neighbors you are going a way would gotten a call to the police.

I'm not sure how ghetto this part of town is, maybe the neighbors are the ones who did the robbing. Hard to tell in Vallejo as decent , clean hardworking people are in the minority.
hate them all

Vallejo, CA

#7 Oct 20, 2012
didn't they have a neighborhood watch?
Sick of damn squatters

Benicia, CA

#8 Nov 19, 2012
Same problem on Lexington drive! These lowlife's moved into this home, we called police several times & finally they made a mistake & were caught once the house sold. I'm sure they are onto the next neighborhood. Take lisence plate numbers & descriptions of the people & turn into police dept. most of them have some type if record & police can do surveillance on them.

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