Resident Chases, Arrests Man Breaking into His Home

Suspect just released from jail five days ago

A Boyes Hot Springs man chased and apprehended a man who had broken into his home on Saturday, tying his hands with shoelaces before turning him over to the authorities.

At around 2:30pm, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office got a call of a man chasing another on Calle Del Monte and Arroyo Road in Boyes Hot Springs, according to Sgt. Dave Pedersen. When they arrived they found James George Heywood, 34 and a Hot Springs resident, placed under a citizen’s arrest by the man whose home he had broken into.

According to Pedersen, Heywood is a documented gang member who was released from jail just five days ago and was on probation. On Saturday, Heywood allegedly broke into the home, stole the owner’s wallet and was still inside when he returned home.  He fled, but was followed by the homeowner who alerted neighbors to call 911 as he ran.

The resident captured Heywood and tied his hands behind his back with his shoelaces.  He then walked Heywood back to deputies who were in the area trying to locate the two men.  Deputies took custody of Heywood and he was booked at Sonoma County Jail.

The victim's wallet was found in a trash can along the route he chased Heywood.

Nicklaus September 09, 2012 at 06:11 AM
Allll lies!!!!!
Dee Baucher September 09, 2012 at 08:13 PM
How come the "victim" who arrested the man is not named in this article?
Julie Pendray September 09, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Victims of crimes generally aren't named.
Catherine Kyle-Hogg May 06, 2013 at 04:25 AM
There is definately something shady about this. I couldn't imagine him letting someone tie him up


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