Residents stop suspected burglar in Dayton home

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Homeowners hold burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 10:57 a.m.

The suspected burglar who was subdued by residents during alleged break-ins in the 1400 block of Rosemont Boulevard has been identified.

Allen Ray Haywood, 29, has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail after his arrest shortly before 8 a.m.

Dayton police responded to a call 7:38 Tuesday morning about a man burglarizing a home, according to the police report.

Police said Haywood, 29, broke into the home of three men who were alerted to the stranger’s presence in their living room by their dog barking.

When the men came downstairs they found Haywood attempting to get away through the window; they caught and held him there until police arrived, the report states.

Haywood injured one of the men in his attempt to get away, the report says, and the man was treated by medics.

UPDATE @ 9:10 a.m.

Police have a suspected burglar in custody after residents caught him in a home and kept him at gunpoint until officers arrived.

The suspect was heard by a resident on Rosemont Boulevard stepping out of a second-story window onto the roof of his home.

The burglar was trying to get away with a tablet and a safe. The resident went outside and fired a shot into the ground toward the burglar after he jumped off the roof.

The burglar continued and jumped a fence. He ran and broke into another home on Rosemont Boulevard where three residents cornered him in the home. One held a shotgun at him until police arrived.

According to Sgt. Matt Beavers with the Dayton Police Department, the suspect faces burglary and aggravated burglary charges.

“We tried speaking to him,” Beavers said. “He was a little bit out of it. We don’t know if it’s drugs or alcohol. He wasn’t making a lot of sense. He wasn’t very coherent. We’re letting him calm down and see if his demeanor changes.”

Initial reports indicating the first burglary occurred on Coventry Road were not accurate.


One person is in custody after reports of shots being fired in the 1400 block of Coventry Road in Dayton Tuesday morning.

The male was arrested on Rosemont Blvd. A medic was reportedly sent to the scene for an eye injury.

Initial reports indicated an individual tried to break into a house and the homeowner fired a shot.

We have a crew at the scene and will bring you the latest as this story develops.

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