Boise & Garden City

Garden City woman finds prowler in house, scares him off with gun

Sage Zumr
Sage Zumr

A Garden City mother told police that she threatened a home intruder with a gun Friday morning— and he fled her house, police said in a release.

Police identified a suspect a short time later, just as he was trying to enter another home nearby. He refused to obey officers’ commands and had to be forcefully taken into custody, police said.

Sage Zumr, 18, was charged with unlawful entry, trespassing and obstructing/delaying police officers.

The home invasion was reported at 9 a.m. in the 200 block of East 47th Street. The woman who reported the incident was protecting herself and her young son, police said.

“The homeowner did an excellent job of quickly providing dispatch with relevant information and dispatch quickly relaying that information, allowing our officers to rapidly deploy and apprehend the suspect who was attempting to flee,” Garden City Police Chief Rick Allen said in the release. “This was a dynamic situation that could have been very dangerous; however, we were able to mitigate the danger by working together, communicating effectively and deploying expeditiously.”

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413, @KatyMoeller