View Full Version : Two men held in suspected home invasion robbery

04-07-2009, 6:05 PM
Times-Herald wire report

Posted: 04/07/2009 02:02:36 AM PDT

PINOLE -- Two Vallejo men have been arrested on suspicion of breaking into a home in Pinole and holding the residents at gunpoint while they searched for items to steal, Pinole police said.

Police received a call at 12:05 a.m. Monday from someone reporting a possible burglary in progress in a home on Hazel Avenue. When police arrived, they heard people arguing in the back yard.

One victim told police that one of the men had pointed a shotgun at them and ordered them to lie facedown on the floor while the second man scoured the house.

The gunman then allegedly ordered the residents to move outside while the second man continued his search for items to steal, police said.

At some point, the gunman allegedly tried to flee, but the homeowner caught him and held him until officers arrived, police said.

The second suspect was arrested while he was still inside the house, police said.

Police identified the two men as Steve Bearce, 30, and Blake Anderson, 31. Both were booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of robbery, possession of a firearm and kidnapping.

04-07-2009, 10:19 PM
My house in Vallejo had someone try to break in during the blackout on february 15 (actually right after). The guy was lucky we had just put our rifles away andwere getting ready for sleep. Took the door off the hinge and busted it, but this resulted it being immobile, which probably is why he gave up. Vallejo really sucks as far as crime goes.

04-07-2009, 10:28 PM
We've been getting alot of the early morning home invasions in the Kern County area lately... scary stuff to worry about each morning as you head out the door to work.