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Dec 28,2007
Police are looking for the former front desk clerk of a northeast Bend motel who in August reported an armed robbery, but whom they now believe made up the story and is responsible for the theft himself.   Luis Humberto Rivera-Torres: photo provided by BPD Since August 9, Bend Police detectives have been investigating the report made by Luis Humberto Rivera-Torres, the only Days Inn employee on duty at the time of the incident they now believe ... [full story]
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Dec 24,2007
Three Central Oregon men were arrested Sunday afternoon, accused of repeatedly beating on teenage victim’s vehicle with a baseball bat and golf club in the Bend Wal-Mart parking lot, police reported.   (left to right) Rick Ham, Devan Walker, and Nicholas Davis - DCJ photos Officers were called to 20120 Pinebrook Blvd. about 4 p.m., December 23, to an initial report of an altercation involving a group of people armed with guns and baseball bats, Lt. Ken Stenkamp ... [full story]
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Dec 24,2007
A 21-year old Bend man was arrested Saturday evening and charged with a dozen crimes after he allegedly threatened three teenagers with a handgun as he banged on a pay phone in a grocery store parking lot Saturday night, police reported.    Nicholas H. Bennett - DCJ photo Bend Police officers were dispatched to the Safeway parking lot at 2650 Highway 20E about 7:30 p.m., December 22, after the teens reported that a man displayed a gun and threatened ... [full story]
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Dec 24,2007
Three teenagers, two 18-year-olds and one aged 17, were arrested Thursday night in connection with spray-painted graffiti on several buildings and vehicles in northwest Bend, police announced Sunday.   Jedidiah Elliott (left) and Luke Mott (right) - DCJ photos According to Bend Police Lt. Ken Stenkamp, officers responded to the 800 block of NW Columbia about 10:10 p.m., December 20, to a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival, they found a vehicle with freshly painted graffiti, and ... [full story]
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Dec 24,2007
A 27-year old Bend man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after he was run over then pinned underneath a snowmobile that got away from it’s rider when the throttle stuck open Friday, deputies reported. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies, Search and Rescue (SAR), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) personnel responded to Trail # 6 near Junction 160 in the Moon Mountain area after they received a 911 call about 11:20 a.m., December 21. The victim, Joshua J. ... [full story]
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Dec 24,2007
A 26-year old Bend man who became lost while snowboarding on Mt. Bachelor Friday was found hours later, safe and sound, authorities reported. Mt. Bachelor Ski Patrol, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) personnel all joined together to search for Tommy James Hackenbruck of Bend, Sheriff’s Cpl. Wayne Morgan said. Hackenbruck became separated while snowboarding with a friend on the east slopes of the mountain about 12:30 p.m., December 21.  Deputies ... [full story]
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Dec 24,2007
A 24-year old Madras man who became separated from his friend as they rode snowmobiles in the Moon Mountain area Friday night suffered minor frostbite before his rescue hours later, authorities reported. The mother of the missing snowmobiler’s friend called 911 about 7:50 p.m., December 21, prompting the response of Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) personnel, Sheriff’s Cpl. Wayne Morgan said. Kyle Devine called his friend’s mother hours after getting ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
A 22-year old Bend man –- allegedly driving with a suspended license and in possession of drugs -- was captured by a police dog and it’s handler after the man led officers on a short car chase, then attempted to flee on foot after he failed to stop his vehicle when police tried to pull him over for a traffic stop early this morning, authorities reported.   Brandon Berrett (left) and Jenny Lee Johnson (right) - ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
Two 15-year-old girls, one from Bend and the other from Grants Pass, Oregon, were injured Thursday night when their snowmobiles collided near Elk Lake Resort, deputies reported. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies, Bend Fire paramedics, and county Search and Rescue (SAR) members responded to the scene about one mile north of the resort on Trail #5 (Cascade Lakes Highway) around 8:40 p.m., Cpl. Wayne Morgan said in a news release. One of the girls, a Bend resident, was ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
All three counties in Central Oregon saw their unemployment rates increase from October to November, while only Deschutes County’s rate increase was more than expected. Deschutes County had the lowest rate at 5.5 percent, while Jefferson County had the highest at 7.3 percent. Deschutes County (Bend MSA): The county’s unemployment rate jumped by 0.7 percentage points to 5.5 percent in November, up from 4.8 in October. This was a slightly larger than expected move for the ... [full story]
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Dec 20,2007
A 20-year-old Bend man who was arrested earlier this year in connection with torching a car driven during the hit-and-run death of bicyclist Kimberly Ann Potter has been arrested again – this time on drug charges for the alleged sale of OxyContin, police said.   Robert Jennings Battles - DCJ photoDetectives working with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team assisted by Bend Police officers took Robert Jennings Battles, 20, into custody during a traffic stop ... [full story]
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Dec 17,2007
Two Bend residents were badly injured in a head-on collision on icy Highway 20 near the Old Bend-Redmond Highway Monday morning, deputies reported. Deschutes County Sheriff's deputies, Oregon State Police troopers, and Bend Fire personnel responded to the scene north of Bend about 7 a.m., December 17, Sheriff’s Deputy Lisa Jeffcott and Sgt. Ronny Dozier said. According to a news release, Jacob A. Vinson, 28, apparently lost control of his 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup and crossed into ... [full story]
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Dec 17,2007
Six teenagers police believe are responsible for a rash of graffiti vandalism to numerous businesses, vehicles and other property in the south side of Bend over the past few months have been arrested, police announced Sunday. An investigation led to the identification of the teens, aged 16 to 18. Citations for first-degree criminal mischief were issued to William P. Hill, 18, four 17-year-olds, and one 16-year-old.  All of the suspects are boys, Bend Police Lt. ... [full story]
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