Man injured in Modesto home invasion; Enochs lockdown lifted
MODESTO, Feb 27, 2013 (The Modesto Bee - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
A home invasion in northeast Modesto this morning left one man injured and Enochs High School on lockdown, authorities said.
Investigators were looking for two suspects, and searched the home in the 4100 block of Roselle Avenue about a half-mile north of the school.
Nobody was found. The lockdown, which began at about 7:35 a.m., was lifted at 9:40 a.m.
Sgt. Anthony Bejaran talks about the home invasion incident. Video was shot while Enochs was still locked down. Story continues below video.
According to Sgt. Anthony Bejaran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, a man reported hearing a noise at his front door at about 7:10 a.m.
When he opened the door, he was greeted by two men, one who brandished a gun. The other man then hit the resident in the face with an unknown object.
The resident was able to flee the scene and wave down a passer-by. The man, who suffered nonlife-threatening injuries to his face, was taken to a nearby hospital.
He told investigators that he thought the two men, both described as white adults, were inside the house.
Officers surrounded the home. At about 9:30 a.m., they entered the residence but a search of the property didn't produce the suspects.
With the assistance of the Modesto Police Department, the school, about a half-mile south of the residence, was placed on lockdown for a second straight day.
Arriving students and parents were being diverted off campus as law enforcement secured the area.
Police termed the lockdown as "precautionary." Student who already were on campus were locked inside rooms.
No traffic was being allowed onto Roselle north of Sylvan Avenue.
Some students on campus were locked inside the school library as officers work the potential scene about a mile north of the school.
On Tuesday, the school was locked down in the early afternoon after suspected auto thieves running from police went onto the campus. They were taken into custody in about 10 minutes.
The lockdown was subsequently lifted.
We'll have more on this breaking story as information becomes available.
Sgt. Anthony Bejaran talks about the home invasion incident. Video was shot while Enochs was still locked down.
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