Bend man jailed following pursuit, foot chase
Dec 10,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

State, county and city police officers teamed together Friday afternoon to arrest a man who attempted to elude a state trooper along Highway 97 about five miles north of Bend.

Robert Burdick, a 23-year old Bend man, failed to stop when a trooper tried to stop his 1974 Chevrolet pickup for an equipment violation on Highway 97 near Deschutes Junction about 1:40 p.m., December 7, Oregon State Police (OSP) reported.

Robert Burdick - DCJ photo 
Burdick drove south on Highway 97, turned off onto a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) dirt road to Deschutes Market Road, then turned onto another BLM dirt road where he parked amid a stand of juniper trees before jumping out and fleeing on foot, the news release stated.

OSP troopers assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies quickly established a perimeter around the area, and a Bend Police officer and his canine partner “Amour” found the suspect a time later.

Burdick was taken into custody and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail; but was first transported, treated for a dog bite sustained in the apprehension, and released from St. Charles Medical Center, OSP said.

Burdick was charged with felony attempting to elude in a vehicle, misdemeanor attempting to elude on foot and violation of parole.  He was also cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, troopers reported.