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33-year-old Fallbrook man arrested after breaking into Rainbow home during night

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Issue 28, Volume 18.
Debbie Ramsey
Managing Editor
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A 33-year-old Fallbrook man was arrested at shortly after midnight today, Wed., July 9, after he had broken into a couple's home in Rainbow and subsequently became engaged in a fight with one of the victims.

Sgt. David Pocklington said deputies from the Fallbrook Sheriff's substation received a call at about 12:26 a.m. and responded to the 5100 block of First Street in Rainbow concerning a residential burglary.

Upon arrival, a female victim said that an unknown male "had jumped through their bedroom window." She reported that her husband had engaged in a fight with the suspect.

"During the struggle the suspect yelled he was armed with a handgun and high on PCP," said Plockington. "When deputies arrived they could hear screams coming from inside the residence. As they approached, deputies could see the male resident in a struggle with the suspect."

Plockington said during the struggle the male victim was struck several times with a flashlight.

"Deputies quickly entered through the broken window to stop the assault," he said. "After a brief struggle with the suspect they were able to arrest him."

"During the arrest deputies deployed their tasers multiple times," said Plockington. "The suspect sustained minor injuries and has been medically cleared."

Plockington said the victim injuries were minor.

"One deputy sustained a minor laceration to his hand from jumping through the window," he added.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Michael Duitsman of Fallbrook.

He was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for 245 P.C. - Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 148 P.C. - Resisting Arrest and 11550 H&S - Under the Influence of a Control Substance.

"At this time there is no evidence the suspect possessed a handgun," said Plockington. "The investigation is ongoing."



Comment Profile ImageCrazy Story
Comment #1 | Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 9:21 am
How long did the cops take to get there?
Comment Profile ImageBut he's white
Comment #2 | Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 10:28 am
So no big deal....
Comment Profile Imageonthehill
Comment #3 | Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 10:40 am
Pretty darn quick to catch them in a struggle.
Comment Profile ImageMore to Come
Comment #4 | Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Jerry Brown is releasing tens of thousands of these criminals because he would rather spend hundreds of billions on a train to no where than put some barbed wire and tents up in the desert to hold these criminals.
Comment Profile ImageNo way
Comment #5 | Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm
I'm right around the corner from that house on huffstatler. I'm going to have to start keeping a lookout.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrookgirl
Comment #6 | Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm
So sad!! Hopefully mike gets the help he needs! Glad the family, and no one was hurt!
Comment Profile ImageReality Checker
Comment #7 | Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 6:08 pm
Ole moonbeam has security, gaurded gates, and I bet he even has a concealed carry license. So hes not worried. Time to get a gun and keep it in a conceled easy to reach place when your in bed. And maybe even wear it around inside during the day. If anyone comes bustin up in my crib Im gonna be at the ready. No chance of me getting caught at a disadvantage.
Comment Profile ImageJoel S
Comment #8 | Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm
The resident should have had a handgun in his nightstand, done deal,no more smashing through bedroom windows and assaulting people in the middle of the night
Comment Profile ImageNeighbor
Comment #9 | Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm
Both homes adjacent to my house have been burglarized with the home owners home at the time in the last few years.. We live in a gated community here in Fallbrook. I now keep a 12 gauge double barrel Coachman shotgun next to the bed. this gun is only 23" long, Kind of a legal sawed off you can get a bass pro shops for about 300 bucks. ( Hope I never need to use it) Maybe the reason our house is left alone is the 3 trucks in the driveway at night that all have NRA stickers in the back windows.iztsdk
Comment Profile ImageRainbow resident
Comment #10 | Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 7:03 am
The police got there little over 20 minutes after the 911 call. The man of the house held the suspect down for that long! According to one of the female officers, they were waiting for back up before heading towards rainbow.
Comment Profile ImageME
Comment #11 | Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:36 am
God Bless Everyone, allow him in your life.
Comment Profile ImageRobert Young
Comment #12 | Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm
If you have a gun in your house it is much more likely that you will be shot with it before you get a chance to shoot an bad guy. That's just the statistics. Thank God the dude was white or you people would've REALLY freaked out.
Comment Profile ImageRElative of the victims
Comment #13 | Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:43 pm
The guys better watch his back kus i know people that talk to the suspect and are friends with him.
Comment Profile ImageReality Checker
Comment #14 | Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 6:51 am
I agree, stupid people that have no friggin idea how to use a gun or are scared of it will probably have it taken from them and used against themselves. I was in law enforcement for five years, and I am very very comfortable with use of firearms, firearms retention, and gun safety. If your not used to guns, and comfortable and confident with their use, then by all means rely soley on the popo coming to your rescue. Or, you can get trained on firearms safety, retention, use of force, and practice practice practice at the range until you are blue in the face or dead broke from buying ammo. Then you wont be a scaredy cat and unsure of yourself when you need it the most. Or you can just assume if you have a gun the criminal has more of a right to it than you do and hand it over to them due to sheer ignorance.
Comment Profile Imagegrunt
Comment #15 | Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 11:13 am
@Robert Young: You beat me to it! IF you are unfamiliar with weapons, it is dangerous to have one; IF you are unsure you would/could shoot someone, it is dangerous to have one. The guy coming in is alert, awake; you are coming out of your sleep, confused. IF you get a gun, then immediately get training in it; go to the range, often, preplan defense - what would you do if.... Best bet is getting a large dog; he will wake you so you are more alert and most people will not enter your house.
Comment Profile ImageRainbow Neighbor
Comment #16 | Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 10:47 am
I heard screams coming from that direction, it sounded like someone was yelling help, me and a couple friends rushed towards where we thought we heard the yelling but now i know that we were looking in the wrong place, i had no idea that it was coming from first street, i saw the cops rushing towards the street but it seemed to me like they passed it and turned around, at least thats what it sounded like, if only we couldve came to help the man getting attacked!
Comment Profile ImagePreston
Comment #17 | Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 9:04 am
It is simply not excusable for anyone to break into your home, rob you, hurt you or possibly kill you. Unfortunately this type of crime happens all to often.
Get a property entry detection system with motion controlled LED lights, a home detection system a weapon and the training to use it. A well trained outdoor Rottweiler also helps. The police can not protect you from home invasion -- So if you want to roll over and be a victim that is your call.
Comment Profile Imageha ha
Comment #18 | Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 10:29 am
Oh my gosh, I know the suspect and his siblings. I had a feeling I would know who the suspect was when I saw this headline. Sad seeing all these people I went to highschool with turn into criminals.
Comment Profile ImageDon't get it
Comment #19 | Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 11:17 am
Now he is released no more than four days later. something wrong here? wasn't he on Bail in the first place?

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