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!"