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Intruder Wakes Girl, 5, In Valparaiso Home

Valparaiso police are investigating the entry of a residence in northwest Indiana early Friday morning, after a male subject woke up a sleeping 5-year-old girl.


Michael Huston (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Burglary After Homeowner Shoots Intruder

Michael Huston, 26, faces one count of residential burglary and one count of possession of burglary tools, both felonies.


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Homeowner Shoots Intruder In West Suburbs

A 26-year-old St. Charles man ended up in the hospital Monday when he broke into the wrong house.


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Report: Chihuahua Defends Homeowner From Intruder

The words “beware of dog” probably don’t conjure up images of a Chihuahua, but a northwest Indiana man reportedly has his puny pooch to thank for protecting him from a home invader.


A Chicago police officer shot a home intruder. (CBS)

Off-Duty Cop Shoots Intruder In Her Home

The officer brought her pistol downstairs to investigate a commotion on the first floor and was confronted by a man who “lunged” at her.


A West Pullman homeowner stabbed and killed an intruder who had broken into his garage overnight. (Credit: CBS)

Homeowner Kills Intruder In West Pullman

An intruder attacked the homeowner with a hammer in the man’s garage, and the homeowner stabbed the burglar with a knife.


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Man Dressed In White, Cowboy Hat Breaks Into Woman’s Bedroom

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is reminding people to keep their windows and doors locked after a Des Plaines woman caught an intruder in her bedroom who apparently came in through the window.


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False Alarm: No Intruder At Columbia College, Wrong Auto Alert Issued

A report of a violent intruder at Columbia College on Tuesday panicked several students, but it turned out to be a false alarm.


Richard Niemiec, who fired eight shots at an intruder who had broken into his home in unincorporated Naperville, said the man "can come back if he wants. I’ll wait for him tomorrow morning." (Credit: CBS)

DuPage County Homeowner Fires Shots At Intruder

A homeowner shot an intruder in his home in unincorporated DuPage County near Naperville on Tuesday, but the suspect was able to get away.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2012

Pants-Less Intruder Arrested Inside Valparaiso Home

A family returning home late on Thanksgiving night found an intruder who was not wearing pants.


A middle school and elementary school in Addison were placed on lock down. (CBS)

Addison Police: Lockdown Prompted By False Report Of Intruder

School officials found a female student at Indian Trail Junior High School “restrained” in a restroom Friday morning, prompting police to sweep Indian Trail Junior High and a nearby elementary school.


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Woman Who Shot Intruder In Home Advocates Conceal-Carry Legislation

A year ago, a Chicago woman fatally shot an intruder who was breaking into her South Side home. Now she’s telling her story to CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.


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Police: Deerfield Woman Escapes Chainsaw Intruder

A chain saw-wielding man broke into a Deerfield apartment last week, police said.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2011