Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Wednesday, 02.21.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Jul 18,2007
Two arrested in Prineville Bi-Mart burglary
by Cheryl McDermott

Police officers, sheriff’s deputies, fire & rescue personnel, and members of the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) all responded to an alarm at a Prineville Bi-Mart store early Wednesday morning, ultimately leading to the arrest of two teenagers.

According to a news release issued by Chief Eric Bush with the Prineville Police Department, two officers and Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies spotted a suspect inside the store shortly before 2 a.m.  “He appeared to be holding a rifle in a case,” Bush said.

Because of the added danger of a possibly armed suspect combined with the fact that the store stocks firearms and ammunition, additional law enforcement officers including CERT members (Central Oregon’s version of SWAT) were called in to assist.

Crook County Fire & Rescue personnel assisted with lighting equipment to illuminate the building, and CERT team members cleared the building roof and began an approach.

According to Bush, as CERT members were approaching, the two suspects “made their presence known” and they were taken into custody inside the store without incident.  When the two were arrested they were not armed, Sgt. Andrea Vaughn said.

Robert James Atkinson, 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old boy have been charged with second-degree burglary and criminal mischief, and first-degree theft.  Atkinson was lodged in the Crook County Jail, and the underage suspect was turned over to the county’s juvenile department, said Bush.

Preliminary investigation determined that the suspects removed, or were attempting to remove, about $2,100 in merchandise. A display and other items in the store were also damaged, Bush wrote in the news release.

“The Prineville Police Department wishes to thank the City of Prineville Public Works Department, Crook County Fire and Rescue, the Redmond Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation for their help in bringing needed equipment to the scene and in controlling traffic in the area. The CERT Team was instrumental in bringing this potentially dangerous situation to a peaceful end,” Bush said.

Portions of NE Third Street, NE Laughlin Road, NE Combs Flat Road, and Hickey Farms Drive were closed during the incident.

3487 times read

Related news
Shots Fired in SE Bend Domestic Dispute by Cheryl McDermott posted on Nov 08,2006

Teen arrested in Prineville rape by Cheryl McDermott posted on Mar 26,2007

Prineville teens arrested for burglary – again by Cheryl McDermott posted on Oct 25,2007

Three arrested in Prineville marijuana bust by Cheryl McDermott posted on Feb 02,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 4.38Rating: 4.38Rating: 4.38Rating: 4.38Rating: 4.38 (total 26 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?