Calaveras County woman allegedly breaks into home twice, is subdued and removed by homeowner both times
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has announced three recent home invasion arrests, one of which reportedly involved the homeowner physically subduing and removing the alleged intruder twice.
In the first home invasion incident, shortly after 1:30 AM on May 15, a woman allegedly tried to force her way into a home in Burson. By the time deputies arrived at the scene, the homeowner already had the woman — identified as 34-year-old Tammy Youtsey — on the ground with her hands tied behind her back with an extension cord, the Sheriff’s Office said.
According to a press release issued by the Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner was initially awakened by the sound of breaking glass and discovered Youtsey trying to crawl through a broken window. After being removed from the house once, during which she fought the whole time, Youtsey allegedly kicked in the rear door and entered again. The homeowner removed her again, and this time tied her hands behind her back with an extension cord until deputies arrived.
Youtsey was ultimately arrested and booked on suspicion of burglary and vandalism, with bail set at $45,000.
That evening, around 6:30 PM, another alleged incident took place. Sheriff’s Dispatch received word of multiple suspicious vehicles parked at a property on Navajo Way, and responding deputies came across two individuals — identified as 38-year-old Andrea Lynn Tate and 45-year-old Brant Alan Steiger — inside the home.
Steiger reportedly told deputies that he had permission to be at the home, but the homeowner — who was away at the time, but nonetheless successfully contacted — told deputies that he didn’t know either of the two and that they didn’t have permission to be at the home. Deputies also reportedly found meth and paraphernalia in Steiger’s clothing.
Both Tate and Steiger were ultimately arrested and booked on suspicion of burglary, vandalism, conspiracy, and other charges specific to each.