Westwood man arrested after barricading himself in a pantry with a couch

The Lassen County Sheriff's Office arrested a man who attempted to break into a home, fled and forced his way into another residency and barricaded himself in a pantry blocked by a couch on 9th Street at 12:21 a.m.

Posted: May 17, 2021 5:31 PM
Updated: May 17, 2021 5:34 PM

WESTWOOD, Calif.- The Lassen County Sheriff's Office arrested a man who attempted to break into a home, fled and forced his way into another residency and barricaded himself in a pantry blocked by a couch on 9th Street at 12:21 a.m. 

The man was identified as Ryan Bauer, 34, of Westwood. When Bauer attempted to break into the first home he was scared off by the homeowner, according to the Lassen County Sheriff's Office. 

When the suspect ran into the second house that was close by, which was occupied by a family of four, he was involved in a physical altercation with the homeowner.

The homeowner also let arriving deputies know his two young children were still in the residency. California Highway Patrol and Plumas County Deputies arrived to assist and, CHP took the children safely away so law officials could remove the intruder.

Bauer had allegedly damaged various amounts of furniture before he barricaded himself in the pantry. After a short standoff, officers and deputies arrested Bauer. 

Bauer was said to be erratic and combative with law enforcement and looked to be under the influence of drugs. The suspect was taken to Banner Lassen Medical Center where he was further combative with hospital staff and officers. 

Bauer will be booked into Lassen County Jail on felony charges of robbery, vandalism, burglary, false imprisonment, resisting an executive officer and violating parole. He will be held without bail. 

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