Man arrested on various charges after allegedly breaking into home

A Susanville man was booked into the Lassen County Jail on various charges, including trespassing, felony vandalism, resisting arrest and terrorist threats, after allegedly breaking into a home Sunday, Feb. 14.

Michael Morales

“In the early hours of Feb. 14, SPD Officers responded to Arnold Street on a report of a person who broke into a home. On arrival, officers encountered a male, identified as 35-year-old Susanville resident Michael Morales, who had in fact forced his way into the residence,” read a statement from the Susanville Police Department.

“Morales refused to leave on officers orders, then evaded the officers within the home and eventually barricaded himself. Officers tried to gain compliance from Morales, but he became physically combative and threatened officers on scene. In attempt to apprehend Morales, he assaulted officers and K-9 Zeke was utilized to gain compliance,” alleged the statement. “Zeke’s force ultimately gained compliance from Morales. Morales was ultimately put into custody.”

Morales was arrested and booked into the Lassen County Jail for trespassing, felony vandalism, resisting arrest and terrorist threats, according to the statement. He is being held on $30,000 bail.

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