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Nov 16,2007
A 57-year old transient turned himself into Bend Police on Thursday, admitting that he had robbed the Riverview Community Bank in Washougal, Washington earlier this month and had – also on Thursday --aborted a plan to rob a local bank.   Michael Paul Duffy - DCJ photo Michael Paul Duffy walked into the police department about 6 p.m., November 15, Sgt. Dan Ritchie said, and submitted to an interview where he disclosed information that was verified by ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2007
All three counties in Central Oregon -- Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson --saw their unemployment rates increase from September to October, and each county’s rate increased more than expected. Deschutes County had the lowest rate at 4.8 percent, while Jefferson County had the highest at 6.4 percent. Crook County: The county’s unemployment rate climbed to 6.1 percent in October, up 0.6 percentage point from September. The increase was more than what was expected for the month, ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2007
The 2007 Legislature has required every county in Oregon to create a deadly physical force planning authority to develop and adopt a plan that addresses the use of deadly physical force by a police officer.  As required by the law, SB 111, Sheriff Larry Blanton and district attorney Michael Dugan are co-chairpersons of the planning authority.  Other members appointed were Redmond Chief of Police Ron Roberts, citizen member Tom York of Eagle Crest, Bend Police ... [full story]
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Nov 15,2007
A heavy equipment operator excavating near the intersection of Powers Road and Blakely Road ruptured a natural gas line Wednesday afternoon, prompting an evacuation and the closure of about 1,200 feet of the roadway, officials reported. Bend Fire Captain Chuck Goss said an alarm was received about 1:45 p.m., November 14, and arriving crews isolated and evacuated the area with the assistance of law enforcement personnel when the gas line rupture was discovered.  Cascade Natural ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2007
The crisp winter air and snowfall on Mt. Bachelor can mean just one thing - the annual Ski for Schools day is just around the corner! The lack of snow pack has delayed the opening of Mt. Bachelor until November 21st, so the Ski for Schools date has been changed to opening day. This is great news for students who will be on Thanksgiving break and can take part in a fun day at the ... [full story]
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Nov 15,2007
Officials report the cause of a fire in the living room of a northeast Bend home Wednesday evening has yet to be determined and estimated $65,000 in damage to the structure and contents. Bend Fire Captain Andy Hood reported that an alarm was received about 7:45 p.m., November 14.  Three engine companies, a command vehicle and 14 firefighters responded to the 1,200 square-foot single-story home at 1041 NE 8th Street and found moderate smoke with ... [full story]
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Nov 13,2007
A 29-year old Bend man was arrested early this morning after he allegedly crashed his friend’s pickup into a power box in a drunk-driving collision police say caused power outages to numerous homes in the northeast part of the city, and then fled the scene.   Brian Christopher Blanton - DCJ photo Bend Police were first alerted to the incident about 12:25 a.m. Tuesday when several citizens called to report hearing a loud explosion before the power ... [full story]
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Nov 13,2007
A Tumalo-area farm-owner who thought a fire from burning yard debris two days earlier was completely extinguished was surprised when the pile reignited on Monday morning, and an ember traveled over 60-feet to set a hay shed on fire and burn over a dozen bales of hay. Bend Fire sent one engine company, one water tender, and one wildland company to 65725 Gerking Market Road, a Tumalo-area farm off Cline Falls Highway owned by William Gardner, ... [full story]
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Nov 13,2007
Although the fire was extinguished within a few minutes, over $10,000 in damage was done to a house and vehicle in northwest Bend when improperly discarded ashes from a wood stove ignited, fire officials reported. Over a dozen firefighters with Bend Fire responded to 236 NW St. Helens Place, a home owned by Matt Calanchini and occupied by Rachelle Templin, about 12:20 a.m. on Sunday morning.  They found the rear of the home ablaze and ... [full story]
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Nov 13,2007
Window-breaking vandals have been at it again, this time in northeast Bend.  Police reported that a dozen vehicles were vandalized over the weekend when their windows were shot out by a small “bb-type projectile”. On Sunday morning, police discovered three vandalized vehicles, and as the day progressed, nine more reports were received. None of the cars had been entered and nothing was stolen. “No suspects have been identified at this time,” Bend Police Lt. Ken ... [full story]
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Nov 12,2007
Severe weather with wind gusts to 55-mph is possible this evening in the Central Oregon area including Bend, La Pine, Prineville, Redmond, John Day, Monument, and Dayville. The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert which remains in effect until 10 p.m. Monday. According to the alert, winds will increase this evening as a cold front sweeps across eastern Washington and eastern Oregon, with south to southwest winds of 30-40 mph and gusts to 50-mph ... [full story]
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Nov 12,2007
For the second year in a row, local radio personality Bryon Mengle of The Peak 104.1 will be living in a motorhome outside the Cascade Village Shopping Center in what is billed as the “104 Hours for Hunger Food Drive”, a benefit for NeighborImpact.  Beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, November 12, you’ll find Mengle encouraging the donation of non-perishable food items and cash for those less fortunate in Central Oregon.  Last year, over 10,000 pounds ... [full story]
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Nov 07,2007
A Bend man allegedly trying to collect money owed on a drug debt tried to kick in another man’s door and pointed a gun at him before being arrested later in the northwest part of the city during a high-risk traffic stop, police reported.  Officers found a 9-mm firearm and 10 ounces of marijuana in the suspect’s vehicle.   Adam Charles Cheek - DCJ photo Bend Police responded to an address in the 1700 block of NE ... [full story]
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