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Early Thursday morning, December 16th, a home-invasion robbery took place in the 4900 block of Santa Cruz Avenue in Ocean Beach.

According to the San Diego Police Department, several armed men entered the Ocean Beach residence through a back door. Three residents were home at the time and a confrontation ensued. Reported stolen by the robbers from the Santa Cruz address were cell phones, a safe, and marijuana.

Robbery suspects were identified and later found to be possibly hiding out across the street from Point Loma High School at a home in the 2400 block of Chatsworth Boulevard near Zola Street.

A SWAT team responded and police and news helicopters hovered above in the cold night sky. Authorities blocked the streets around the High School and the standoff lasted several hours. Finally, with daylight,

the Chatsworth Blvd. residents were ordered out of the house at gunpoint. It was determined the mother, grandmother, brother and sister of one suspect &mdash who was arrested there &mdash lived at the address.

According to a neighbor who lived next door, the home is an active one with two of the kids attending the High School across the street. She identified the mother as an employee of Mercy Hospital and the eldery grandmother as the home's owner.

The home has a steep driveway that many students after school use to ride and do tricks on their skateboards. The brother of the suspect &mdash identified as Steven Breeding &mdash lost his arm in a car accident a few years ago and was quoted after today's home invasion and SWAT stand-off imbroglio on

his Facebook page as saying: "F--- the police!"

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yamara123 Dec. 17, 2010 @ 10:03 a.m.

its completely irrelevant to talk about the accident and put the family history out like that.

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Gail Powell Dec. 17, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m.

This was no accident-this was a drug deal gone bad and the repercussions of it played out right across the street from a public high school. The author did not disclose the mother's job title and the kid that lost his arm has youtube videos of himself online so it's not like he's an unknown.

I commend the Reader for getting the details out and breaking stories with information that is timely and answers many more questions than other media sources will attempt to do.

Nay-sayers and complainers should go back to the dregs of the U/T. Good job to the Reader!

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loislane7 Dec. 18, 2010 @ 3 p.m.

These kids are a menace to society...having received too much too soon in their lives, with the sub-million settlement those boys received, they are doomed for failure. Add to the fact, there seems to be NO REGULATING by the adults to teach them about boundaries, they have grown into ego maniacs trying to emulate a MTV/VH1 'gangster' persona. Perhaps PL should do some house cleaning, and get rid of the wanna be thugs via the RETARDED ASS, Wanna be PL Gang, MOA (Money over Anything...LMAO). A bunch of affluent kids seeking an identity through violence is PATHETIC. They squandered their blessings and descended into a garden variety criminal. The parents get an F... now the kids are BEING Regulated by the police and tax payers.. Way to make your family proud... end up on TV with bracelets on, tarnishing a good neighborhood right across the street from a school? Wow...They earned their degree in criminal justice...about 10 years. Instead of going off to college, they going to the big house. Get ready to meet your new roommate Bubba... Gangsta! LoL....

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a2zresource Dec. 19, 2010 @ 8:09 a.m.

Apparently they did not receive enough parental attention.

Only a couple of generations ago, the economics of raising a family allowed at least one parent the time for some community involvement in PTA, scouting, or something that kept our young idle hands busy in the late afternoon and evening hours. Neighbors looked out for the neighborhood, and us kids feared any adult who might yell "Your parents need to be told" whenever we were caught doing something not right beyond the range of our own parental supervision.

Things are different now. Two-parent households are rare enough that these "wanna be thugs" have no better supervision and guidance than they provide for themselves via peer pressure. Those same late afternoon and evening hours are now filled with bong smoke, MTV (now Maternity TeleVision) and the latest, greatest versions of Grand Theft Auto. Even with two parents, most families now need them both working just to keep up with bills, sincerely having no time for their own children. Give credit to our civic leaders who keep telling us that more low-wage tourism jobs will solve all of our economic problems.

The results as evidenced by this article are not all that surprising.

Isn't freedom grand? Maybe not when it is interpreted by the unsupervised and misguided as freedom to fail, ignoring the fact that with great freedom comes great responsibility.

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kari Jan. 4, 2011 @ 8:40 p.m.

squandered their blessings? Affluent? MOA? Sound like some is talking about something they know little about. Retarded ass in nice language for those that think they are better than others. Know one knows the pain the loss the bills and etc. and call it a blessing! how dare you.the wanna be gang is just that, wanna be. Influances from everywhere by those that talk like this. Smart mouths don't make a person smart.

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Gail Powell Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m.

I have to say that the cops did a good job that morning of cleaning that house up and getting all the people out right before the school bell rang across the street. SWAT was gone by the break of daylight. I dropped my son off that morning right across the street from Skateboard City and didn't notice one thing amiss! But everyone at school was talking about it and still is!

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kari Dec. 30, 2010 @ 6:42 p.m.

Skateboard City! there is hardly any where for kids to skate, whats wrong with skating in your own drive way. out of anyones way and harming no one. People talk thats a given.

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SurfPuppy619 Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m.

The brother of the suspect &mdash identified as Steven Breeding &mdash lost his arm in a car accident a few years ago and was quoted after today's home invasion and SWAT stand-off imbroglio on his Facebook page as saying: "F--- the police!"

======================= LOL.......

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a2zresource Dec. 19, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m.

LOL2.

I wonder what he'll post about the police when he and his get ripped off, now that others know exactly where to find HIS family stash and are just as likely as a MOA crew to strong-arm him for it later. At least it probably won't be the fringe remnants of the Bird Rock Bunglers with bells and ankle GPS bracelets on... they can't be THAT stupid... can they be?

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