LEMON GROVE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A man suspected of breaking into a home in Lemon Grove was taken into custody following a standoff with sheriff’s deputies Tuesday.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officials said deputies responded to a reported break-in at a home in the 1600 block of Colfax Drive at around 9 a.m.
Family members were sleeping in a back house when they said they heard someone pounding on their door and enter the home, possibly after breaking a window.
” I heard a very bad noise,somebody knock the door of my house, they tell us we have to get out of the house because someone was in the house; we were so scared," said Gabby Gastelum.
Deputies arrived and tried to get the man out of the house but he refused.
After about an hour, deputies and a K-9 entered the home and were able to subdue the man and take him into custody. 10News learned he faces vandalism and burglary charges.
The 57-year-old man, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital after being bitten by the K-9.
Gastelum said the man behind the break-in lives in the home across the street.
"I was surprised because we never think that was him. When I saw him I was very upset; I don’t know why he had to get in the house," said Gastelum.
She said she has tried to help him in the past. Sheriff's deputies say they have a history with the man including an incident last summer when there was a fire at the man's house.
"Last time he tried to burn the house , his house, and the police they took him to jail I guess," said Gastelum.
The family members in the home were not hurt.