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Pinon Hills resident holds burglary suspect at gunpoint

PINON HILLS, Calif. ( — Sheriff’s officials say a Pinon Hills resident held a would-be burglary suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrived to make an arrest early Friday morning.

Marvin Harper, 55, of Pinon Hills, was arrested after he attempted to break into a residence in the 10000 block of Mountain Road in Pinon Hills.

On March 30, 2018, at 1:49 am 911 dispatch received a report from a resident advising someone was trying to break into his home.

“Deputies arrived at 1:54 am and the homeowner had the suspect at gunpoint,” stated Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Cindy Bachman. According to Bachman, “there were several areas where it was apparent the suspect had attempted to gain entry.”

The resident, whose identity will remain private, spoke with Victor Valley News and said the situation was terrifying but she and her husband handled the situation properly with their registered guns.

“We prepared ourselves for this day and if we had not had our protection, it could have ended differently,” stated the wife. They also expressed their sincere gratitude and thanks to the sheriff’s deputies who responded within minutes.

Harper was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center and is being held in lieu of a $125,000 bail. He is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on April 3, 2018.

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