Homeowner Holds Burglar At Gun Point

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said a homeowner in White City was able to hold a burglar at gun point until law enforcement arrived.

Early Friday morning, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said they responded a report of a residential burglary in progress on the 3600 block of Avenue G in White City.

The homeowners, John and Christina Lewis, said they heard a noise and discovered someone was attempting to break into the house. The Sheriff’s Office said the suspect, Zenaido Quinonez-Aispuro, was trying to break into the house through the windows, ripping through several screens.

John Lewis grabbed a .38 pistol, Smith and Wesson, and walked out of the house and waited for Quinonez-Aispuro to walk to the front of the house. Lewis confronted the suspect and told him to stop, or he was going to shoot. Quinonez-Aispuro stood still about 20 feet way from Lewis. The homeowner held Quinoez-Aispuro at gun point until law enforcement arrived. Within minutes, several Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene and were able to take Quinonez-Aispuro into custody.

Zenaido Quinonez-Aispuro is currently lodged at the Jackson County Jail and is charged with attempted burglary, theft, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools and trespassing. The Sheriff’s Office said Zenaido Quinonez-Aispuro is a transient from Medford and is also a documented Sureno gang member. His bail is set at $24,000.

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  1. jim says:

    should have just shot him dead then MAYBE they would think twice about doing burglaries in Oregon!

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