During the week, there were six reports of vehicle break-ins, with an estimated value of stolen items at $9,071. Of the six reports, three vehicles were unlocked. DUII arrests totaled eight, and there were five warrant arrests made. There were three reports of paintball damage to vehicles or residences.
§ 9/12. A Bend man reported that while his unlocked vehicle was parked in front of his home, someone stole his passport, $1200 cash, and 12 bottles of wine from the car.
§ 9/13. A Bend man found a saw in the bushes near the side of the road and turned it into police. Officers traced the serial number of the $2,700 saw to a stolen item, and returned it to the owner.
§ 9/13. Judson Construction reported the theft of electrical wire valued at $700 from a jobsite. The wire was hardwired into the panel on a power pole, and the thief turned the breaker off and cut the wire in order to steal it.
§ 9/15. A Bend couple reported they gave a man a $7,500 deposit on a home remodel project and the work was never started. The case was routed to the property crime team of the district attorney’s office.
§ 9/15. A Bend man reported a thief entered his house through an unlocked kitchen window and stole two bicycles, $600 in cash, 200 CD’s, a watch, and several rolls of coins. Loss is estimated at $5,350 – including $300 damage to the front door.
§ 9/16. Officers witnessed a man attempt to start a motorcycle five times. The man fell over with the cycle, stood it back up, tried to start it again and failed. He threw it to the ground in frustration, causing $300 in damage. Subject did not own the vehicle and was jailed for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief.
§ 9/16. A Bend woman reported she found a homeless man sitting in her utility room, and when she offered to phone police to help him, he grabbed her. Suspect fled when she screamed. Officers searched the area with K-9 assistance but were unable to locate the man.
§ 9/18. Diamond Built Homes reported the theft of $2,500 worth of wire that had been cut out of a home under construction.
The preceding are excerpts taken from log entries and reports of the Bend Police Department.