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* Santa Rosa teen burglar held at gunpoint on Wild Bill Way

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Police in Santa Rosa arrested a teenaged boy who allegedly broke into a house Sunday night after a man living at the home held the would-be burglar at gunpoint, a police sergeant said. Officers responded to the home in the 2600 block of Wild Bill Way around 10 p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Phil Brazis said. Police learned that a man, his wife and three young children were sleeping when the family dogs alerted the occupants to noises at a window.

When the wife went to check out the disturbance, she saw a male suspect breaking into the house, police said.Brazis said the suspect was peeling off the window’s screen and was in the process of entering the home when he was spotted. The woman then called to her husband, who armed himself with a gun and confronted the suspect, who had attempted to flee the home, police said.

The man detained the suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived. Police took the teen into custody and found him to be carrying a concealed, 2-foot pipe for use as a weapon, Brazis said.He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of a dangerous weapon and booked into Sonoma County Juvenile Hall.

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