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Sheriff’s Update: Suspect Held at Gunpoint by Homeowner During Standish Robbery Attempt

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Matthew Isaac Cisneros in a LCSO provided booking photo

A Reno resident was held at gunpoint by a homeowner in Standish November 11th, after the burglary suspect was discovered in his garage, armed with the homeowner’s .357 revolver.

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a 911 call at around 4:30p.m., from a man who reported his neighbor had a burglary suspect in his garage and the homeowner had the suspect at gunpoint.

“The caller also added that the suspect was armed with the homeowner’s firearm, which he obtained from the garage,” explained LCSO Sergeant Dustin Russell.

“Furthermore, another neighbor armed himself and assisted the homeowner keep the suspect on the ground until Deputies arrived.”

According to Russell several deputies from the Sheriff’s Office made emergency responses to the residence.

“Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect lying on the ground at the threshold of the garage door. The homeowner and his neighbor were armed on each side of the suspect.”

Deputies took the suspect into custody and a .357 revolver was recovered from his waistband. The homeowner identified the recovered firearm as his.

The investigation revealed the suspect drove to the rural area in a Ford F-550 pick-up which had been reported stolen out of Reno, Nevada earlier the same day.

The suspect had entered the homeowner’s garage and accessed a gun safe, moving firearms from the safe into the homeowner’s boat, which was also inside the garage, in an apparent attempt to steal the firearms along with the boat.

It was at that point in the foiled burglary that the homeowner interrupted and held the suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

The suspect was identified by the Sheriff’s Office as 23-year old Reno resident Matthew Isaac Cisneros. He was booked into the Lassen County Jail on several felony charges including; burglary; grand theft, firearm; possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony; vehicle theft, attempted vehicle theft and attempted grand theft of a firearm.

The suspect was also charged with 148.9 PC for falsely identifying himself to deputies.

Bail was set at $30,000.00 and the case was forwarded to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office.

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