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Man Tased, Arrested After Trying to Break into Indian Valley Home

Family barricaded itself into bedroom as sheriff's deputies and cops deal with shirtless man with a knife and frothing mouth.

Family members in the Indian Valley area of Novato barricaded themselves into their home when a crazed man attempted to break in early Friday morning, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Department.

The suspect was zapped with a Taser gun after posing a threat to sheriff's deputies who responded to the home in the 1900 block of Indian Valley Road, Lt. Barry Heying said.

An emergency call was made at 12:42 a.m. from the homeowner who said a shirtless man was trying to break in despite the homeowner's demands that he leave, Heying said. The suspect was described as acting crazy, yelling and appearing to be under the influence of drugs.

The assisted sheriff's deputies who went out to the home and looked for the suspect, who was found sitting inside a pickup truck while holding a knife, foaming at the mouth and acting incoherently, Heying said.

With the residents — a father, mother and a small child — still hunkered down in a barricaded bedroom, the suspect dropped the knife under advisement of the law enforcement officers but refused to be handcuffed. A Taser was used to control the man, who was taken into custody and treated by paramedics for punctures related to the Taser shot. A Taser is a hand-held devise that delivers an electric shock as two connected electrodes penetrate a body, temporarily debilitating it.

After being cleared by personnel at Novato Community Hospital, the suspect — Jesse Aloisius Roach, 41 — was arrested and booked at Marin County Jail. He faces charges of attempted burglary, exhibiting a deadly weapon, resisting/obstructing officers, being under the influence of controlled substance and violation of probation.

Sheriff's deputies are investigating the incident and asking that anyone with information is encouraged to call 415-473-7233. To remain anonymous and possibly become eligible for a cash reward, call Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. 

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Herb Derpman September 14, 2012 at 06:51 PM
It's that guy again... Jesse Roach. His name pops up about every year or so. Lucky for him he didn't escalate the situation with Law Enforcement or this would have had a much different outcome.
Christine September 14, 2012 at 08:45 PM
And just why is this person allowed to roam our streets? 2010 arrest record- www.ci.novato.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=637&recordid=729&returnURL=%2FIndex.aspx%3Fpage%3D1274 Incident: Felon in Possession of Firearm & Ammunition/Under the Influence of Controlled Substance/Probation Violation Case #: NP10-5589 Location: Grant @ First, Novato : Jesse Roach, WMA, Novato Resident DOB 12/5/70 NARRATIVE: NPD Officers responded to the report of a subject with a concealed handgun in their waistband at Mike’s Liquors. During an area check, a subject matching the broadcast description was contacted in the area of Machin Ave. and Grant Ave. Roach was found to be a felon in possession of a pistol magazine and numerous rounds of small caliber ammunition. During the contact, it was believed Roach was under the influence of a controlled substance. Roach was arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Through subsequent investigation, probable cause was established to believe Roach was also a felon in possession of a firearm, was under the influence of a controlled substance, and was in violation of active Marin County Probation terms. Roach was booked into Marin County Jail. An area check was conducted, from the area of the initial call to the area Roach was contacted following several possible routes, for the alleged firearm. The firearm was located the following morning, near the arrest site.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr September 15, 2012 at 04:49 PM
... because the courts are humane and politically correct instead of being judgmental, as they are paid to be. And because this state does not have enough prison cells to keep recidivists off the streets. Vote. Vote responsibly, and look at the histories of the judges for whom you vote.
David Randolph September 19, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Good thing he didn't show up at my house…

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