Ore. neighborhood watch holds suspect at gunpoint

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Members of a neighborhood watch group in southwestern Oregon held a burglary suspect at gunpoint until police arrived to take him to jail.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports 37-year-old Robert Wendover was booked into the Josephine County Jail on Sunday on multiple parole violations. He was convicted of burglary earlier this year.

Larry Smith, a member of a neighborhood watch group in the Holland Loop area outside Cave Junction, says he got a call from a neighbor saying her husband was holding a suspected burglar at gunpoint on their porch. Smith says he and his wife went over and she called 911 while he demanded the man's name. Smith adds that their group is serious.

State police say a trooper was dispatched and took Wendover into custody.


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