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Jan 11,2008
A 22-year old college student was busted late Thursday morning when drug agents raided his apartment near Central Oregon Community College and found a marijuana growing operation.   Herman Neff - DCJ photo    Detectives discovered a marijuana-growing operation in a bathroom and bedroom - CODE photo.    Had all the plants grown to maturity, they'd be worth an estimated $40,000 in street value - CODE photo. Acting on a tip, Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team members conducted a near month-long ... [full story]
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Jan 11,2008
A 27-year old Bend man was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with an argument between him and two other men that escalated into a struggle over a shotgun and resulted in several shots being fired at an intersection in northwest Bend, police reported.   John Robert Flowerree - DCJ photo John Robert Flowerree fled the scene in his vehicle and officers conducted a “high-risk” stop, seizing a shotgun found in his vehicle and taking him into ... [full story]
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Jan 09,2008
Even though an injured skier’s cell phone battery had gone dead, its GPS chip enabled rescuers to target the Bend, Oregon man’s location which led to his eventual rescue from the heavily-forested terrain Tuesday afternoon, deputies reported.  Ian Minsker, 28, was able to call 911 about 11:30 a.m. before his phone’s battery died, and reported that after being dropped off at the top of Paulina Peak earlier in the morning, he injured his leg and ... [full story]
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Jan 08,2008
One driver was hospitalized with head injuries and another was treated and released on scene for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 midway between Bend and Redmond on Monday afternoon, deputies reported. According to a news release prepared by Deschutes Sheriff’s Sgt. Gary Cima, a 1976 Chevrolet pickup driven by 36-year old Shawn Francis Ellis of Redmond apparently crossed the centerline of Highway 97 near Pleasant Ridge Road as he traveled north ... [full story]
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Jan 08,2008
Deschutes County deputies took an unidentified man who was allegedly trespassing in the Tumalo Falls-area into custody for evaluation at a local hospital on Sunday afternoon. Confused and disoriented in blizzard conditions, the man, about 50-years old, was found about 3:30 p.m. inside a woodshed at a home near Tumalo Falls accessible only by snowmobile or track ATVs, Cpl. Wayne Morgan said. 911 Dispatch first received a report by a concerned citizen about 2:20 p.m.  A little over ... [full story]
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Jan 06,2008
All you have to do is look outside to see that Central Oregon is in the midst of a severe winter storm …  blowing snow flurries, vehicles slipping and sliding on largely unplowed city streets, neighbors shoveling buried driveways. But according to the National Weather Service (NWS), it is about to get a lot worse with accumulations of up to 10 inches of snow possible by Tuesday night. The NWS issued a ‘Severe Weather Warning’ ... [full story]
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Jan 04,2008
Bend Fire officials remind everyone of the importance of checking household and business fire extinguishers at least annually to ensure they are fully charged -– a lesson that would have been helpful to an employee at the Exxon Fast Market convenience store who was unable to put out a stove top grease fire that caused $8,000 in damage and began when she was cooking sausage early this morning. The unnamed employee noticed the fire and attempted ... [full story]
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Jan 04,2008
A Bend Police community service officer called to a residence in northwest Bend on an unrelated call discovered evidence leading drug agents to eventually raid the home, arrest a 21-year old man, and seize 79 marijuana plants.   CODE provided these photos of the marijuana growing operation taken during execution of a search warrant at 530 NW Delaware Ave. in Bend. (Inset above: Ian Smith - DCJ photo)   According to a news release prepared by Bend Police Lt. ... [full story]
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Jan 04,2008
A 41-year old Bend man was arrested Wednesday on drug charges in connection with a marijuana growing operation detectives found when they raided a northeast Bend residence near a high school, drug agents reported.    Michael Paul Hunt - DCJ photo   The suspect faces additional charges because of the marijuana grow's proximity (less than 1,000 feet) to a high school.Bend Police officers requested assistance from the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team when they received information about an alleged ... [full story]
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Jan 04,2008
Fire officials announced Thursday that the likely cause of a fire that nearly destroyed a Deschutes River Woods mobile home early the day before was the improper disposal of smoking materials on an exterior deck that ignited combustible furniture. Cynthia Bond and her 14-year-old son were awakened by smoke alarms shortly before 1 a.m. on January 3rd, Bend Fire Department’s Deputy Fire Marshal Sue Lovisco said. They and their two pet dogs quickly evacuated the mobile ... [full story]
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Jan 03,2008
A break in a large water main closed SE Reed Market Road between Paiute Way and Harold Street in Bend early this morning, but crews worked throughout the night and were able to reopen it by about 7 a.m. According to a news release prepared by Bend Police Sgt. Dan Ritchie, the break was reported about 1:20 a.m., and the stability of the road was unknown.  Motorists were encouraged to use alternative routes. [full story]
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Jan 02,2008
A 33-year old Bend man was arrested early Monday in connection with an alleged vicious domestic assault and rape that left the victim with “substantial” facial injuries including a broken jaw, police reported.   Fabien Patino - DCJ photo Bend Police officers were called to a residence in southeast Bend to a reported physical domestic disturbance about 3:45 a.m., January 1, Sgt. Brian Kindel said.  Upon arrival, they found the injured victim -- an adult woman whose name ... [full story]
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Jan 02,2008
A driver who ignored the emergency lights of a deputy’s patrol car on China Hat Road south of Bend on New Year’s Eve eventually stopped, got out of his vehicle, then apparently shot and killed himself with a rifle, authorities reported. The investigation is continuing, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Lt. Shane Nelson said, but information gathered so far indicates the 27-year old man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A deputy tried to pull the driver over ... [full story]
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