Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office:

A previous booking photo of Blaze Thomas Breslin.

On July 1, 2018 at about 9 a.m., The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a man living on Gensaw Road in Klamath, CA reporting a male adult was attempting to break into his home and that the man was armed with a knife.

While a Sheriff’s Deputy and a California Highway Patrol officer were in route to the scene the suspect entered the home and assaulted the man with the knife.

When the deputy and CHP officer arrived they located the suspect, 18 year old Blaze Thomas Breslin of Klamath, and placed him under arrest.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation is currently ongoing to determine a motive, and Breslin will be booked into the Del Norte County Jail on a single charge of murder.