Homeowner interrupts alleged burglary, detains suspect until deputies arrive

A Standish homeowner interrupted an alleged burglary, according to officials, and held the suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

Matthew Isaac Cisneros

Matthew Isaac Cisneros, 23, of Reno, Nevada, was booked into the Lassen County Jail Monday, Nov. 11, on several felony charges, including burglary, grand theft, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, vehicle theft, attempted vehicle theft and attempted grand theft, firearm. The suspect was also charged for allegedly falsely identifying himself to deputies.

Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Standish area where a man said his neighbor had a burglary suspect in his garage and was holding the alleged suspect at gunpoint, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office. The caller also alleged the suspect was armed with the homeowner’s firearm which he obtained from the garage. Furthermore, another neighbor armed himself and assisted the homeowner keep the suspect on the ground until deputies arrived.

Several deputies from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office made emergency responses to the residence. Upon arrival, deputies located Cisneros lying on the ground at the threshold of the garage door and saw the homeowner and his neighbor were armed on each side of the suspect. Deputies took Cisneros into custody.

During a search of the suspect, according to the sheriff’s office, a .357 revolver was allegedly recovered from the suspects’ waistband. The homeowner identified the recovered firearm as his.

Moreover, the investigation revealed Cisneros allegedly drove to the rural area in a stolen Ford F-550 pick-up, which was reported stolen out of Reno earlier the same day. The statement read Cisneros entered the homeowner’s garage and accessed a gun safe and moved firearms from the safe and put them into the homeowner’s boat, which was also inside the garage, in an apparent attempt to steal the firearms along with the boat.

The homeowner interrupted the alleged burglary and held the suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrived, the statement continued.

Cisneros was booked into the Lassen County Jail with bail set at $30,000. The case was forwarded to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office.