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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/13/2021 02:51 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/13/2021 02:51 PM
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Homeowner Shoots & Kills Intruder During Late Night Incident in Valley Springs.

Valley Springs, CA...On October 10, 2021, at about 12:25 AM, the Calaveras County Dispatch Center received several 911 calls from a person in the 7000 block of Gabor Street in Valley Springs. Due to poor cellular service from the caller’s phone, the dispatchers were only able to determine the address and that a person had forced entry into the caller’s residence.

Upon arrival, deputies contacted two males in the front yard of the residence. They told the deputies that an unknown male subject, later identified as Lennin, had kicked the front door open to gain entry into the residence and began physically assaulting them. One of the male victims reported that he had shot the intruder while defending himself.

The assault victim believed that the intruder was deceased and they had exited the residence while waiting for the arrival of law enforcement. While clearing the interior of the residence, the deputies located a male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Emergency Medical personnel declared the male deceased at the scene.

Detectives were summoned to the residence and began an in-depth investigation. The detectives spent the night and morning interviewing witnesses, evaluating and collecting physical evidence, and gaining information on recent calls for service regarding this residence. During this time, the deceased male was identified as Lennin Elizalde (28 years old of Valley Springs).

The occupants told detectives that suspect Lennin kicked in the front door and attacked the victim who was sleeping in the living room. During the altercation, one of the occupants were knocked to the floor. While on the ground and while attempting to stand up and fight off Lennin, the second occupant discharged his pistol more than one time towards Lennin. Lennin was struck and fell to the floor.

Due to injuries sustained during the attack, both assault victims were taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained by Lennin’s attack. Both victims were later released. The victims notified Detectives that Lennin was arrested earlier in the same day for breaking into the previous residence.

During a records search, the detectives learned of a prior call for service involving Lennin and the occupants of the residence. That call had occurred during the previous day, October 9, 2021, at 11:00 AM, when patrol deputies were dispatched to a trespassing and vandalism report at the same address on Gabor Street. During this investigation, deputies learned that the occupants of the house had recently purchased the residence via a real estate company.

During the moving process, the two occupants of the house returned to their new residence and discovered the suspect Lennin Elizalde inside. In that incident, Lennin had entered the residence by breaking through a side-door of the residence. Detectives were able to determine that Lennin was the son of the former owner of the residence. The new owners demanded that Lennin leave the residence, however, Lennin refused.

The new owners advised Lenin they called 911. Lennin left the home before the deputy’s arrival after making threats to both of the new occupants. Lennin also informed the occupants that he intended to return to their residence. Lennin was later contacted in the area by patrol deputies and was arrested for illegal entry into a dwelling, vandalism, and possession of methamphetamine (all misdemeanors). While transporting him to jail, Lennin informed the deputy that be believed that the residence was still his property and that he intended to return to the home. Lennin claimed that another person had damaged the door, although he admitted to entering the residence.

While at the jail, the patrol deputy recognized the threat presented by Lennin based upon his unconditional statements regarding his intent to return to the residence. The patrol deputy completed an application for bail increase based on the circumstances and statements. The bail enhancement was subsequently denied by a judge. Due to Lennin only having misdemeanor arrest charges, (in 2014 Proposition 47 reduced possession of methamphetamine to a misdemeanor) he was released from jail on 10-09-21 at 6:20 PM.

During their investigations after the shooting, Detectives noted that Lennin had no legal right to occupy or return to the residence. The residence was completely vacant when it was purchased by the new occupants and Lennin did not have any personal items or legal reason to return.

The Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office was contacted and made aware of the incident. The occupants of the residence were not arrested or cited and the investigation is continuing. An autopsy and complete toxicology report on Lennin is pending.

This is an ongoing investigation no further information is available at this time.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-10-13 15:30:21   By: Anonymous
Yeah, another democrat bites the dust. See ya leech, and glad to see another good guy defend their self, their loved ones. Liberal politicians giving criminals all of the advantages these days. Trying to take the guns away from the legal, responsible gun owner while the democrap felons keeping their stolen guns. Just another reason why murder is up 29% under Dementia Biden's administration then Trump's along with violent crimes... Hell's Bells, all crimes under this disaster of a president.

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    Posted on: 2021-10-13 15:37:32   By: Anonymous
    Reduced crimes for the drugs ( thanks Dem governors) and the law officer just knew something bad was going to happen but the liberal judge knows better of course so this really is a death helped by a liberal judge and their liberal low bail or no bail. Like when a convicted felon is arrested for some crime/s and also has a loaded firearm and is given a minimum bail. Sooner or later it gets as nasty as this just did.

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    Posted on: 2021-10-13 15:38:57   By: Anonymous
    Wonder if the judge regrets the decision not to raise bail? This POS certainly made his intentions known to the deputies who obviously recognized them as legitimate threats. So sad this had to happen.

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      Posted on: 2021-10-13 15:40:43   By: Anonymous
      Don't get me wrong, I don't feel bad for the bad guy, just sorry for the one who had to shoot him.

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        Posted on: 2021-10-13 16:18:39   By: Anonymous
        If you voted democrat, better do a self evaluation. What your vote is doing to all of us is beyond comprehension. The only way out is laugh and keep on laughing. Space cadet and her boss are doing just that, laugh….

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          Posted on: 2021-10-13 16:49:26   By: Anonymous
          ^STFU ahole.

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            Posted on: 2021-10-13 20:05:16   By: Anonymous
            ^Take it easy on that guy. A, he's a trumpster. B, he lives in Valley Springs. In other words, a moron.

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              Posted on: 2021-10-14 06:23:29   By: Anonymous
              STFU sniveler...

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    Posted on: 2021-10-13 16:51:20   By: Anonymous
    Political affiliations don’t apply.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-10-13 17:50:10   By: Anonymous
I certainly hope that the shooter was using lead free ammunition. Who gives a crap.

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    Posted on: 2021-10-13 20:06:35   By: Anonymous
    Tweakers, felons, probably theives. Who gives a *bleep*. Its' valley springs.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-10-13 20:31:44   By: Anonymous
Every gun thumpers dream come true…lol

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    Posted on: 2021-10-13 20:50:47   By: Anonymous
    Only the dumb ones.

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    Posted on: 2021-10-14 07:59:10   By: Anonymous
    Funny thing is, you would be dead right now because you haven't taken responsibility to defend yourself and family. Sure, keep up your anti-gun stance. . .

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-10-13 20:32:31   By: Anonymous
Them first amendment boys be jerking it to articles like this.

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    Posted on: 2021-10-14 06:55:55   By: Anonymous
    Could you see the intruders eyes under the red MAGA hat ?

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      Posted on: 2021-10-14 07:56:01   By: Anonymous

      Once again the democrats trying to cover up the truth and spin it to their narrative. The truth is he was wearing a I support Dr. Ford shirt and the riding with Biden hat.

      I also have a bunch of dr ford shirts and Biden hats. I use them to wipe my ass with!! Just like Biden is doing to this once great country!

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        Posted on: 2021-10-14 11:05:13   By: Anonymous
        Please remember not to wear them again after you wipe. OK? thanks....

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    Posted on: 2021-10-14 07:44:10   By: Anonymous
    First Amendment ?

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      Posted on: 2021-10-14 10:02:53   By: Anonymous
      What a Fuc n Dumbass on the post above 1st Amendment.
      That's a Lib for ya

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        Posted on: 2021-10-14 22:36:58   By: Anonymous
        The AntiSniveler likes golden showers.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-10-16 06:56:12   By: Anonymous
Always love a happy ending. Liberal dirt bags are the only ones that take issue with this. And you people knocking Trump can you explain all the good things he did to help this Country don't matter to you. I have n idea how in the world anyone can support what is going on currently in Washington. You damn fools need to educate yourselves on the real facts on both sides, then maybe you will wake up or remain brain dead sheep.

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