Mar 12,2008 00:00
BEND, Ore. – Two Bend teenagers, 17 and 18, were arrested Tuesday night after a short argument with a passing motorist in northeast Bend led to shots fired, two arrests, and discovery of a small marijuana growing operation in one of the suspect’s room, police reported.
Officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots fired near the intersection of NE Seward Avenue and NE 4th Street about 9:30 p.m., March 11, Bend Police Sgt. Clint Burleigh said.
The victim, a 40-year old Jefferson County man, told police he was driving on NE 4th Street when the suspects crossed the street in front of him and a “short verbal altercation” ensued before the teenagers kicked the side of his car and caused minor damage.
While the victim was trying to leave, the 17-year-old boy went to his home, retrieved a handgun and fired several shots at the victim’s vehicle, Burleigh said.
Cameron James Mozingo, 17, of 444 NE Seward Avenue #A, and 18-year-old Alan Joseph Stout of 421 NE Seward Ave. were identified as suspects and located at Stout’s residence. Both teenagers were taken into custody without incident, the sergeant said.
During a search of Mozingo’s residence, officers discovered a small marijuana growing operation in the suspect’s room.
Mozingo was lodged at the Deschutes County Juvenile Department, and Stout at the county jail, Sgt. Burleigh said.
While Stout is charged with second-degree criminal mischief, the juvenile will face nine crimes in connection with the incident and marijuana grow. Monzingo’s charges include two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, first-degree attempted assault, reckless endangering, menacing, second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree theft by receiving, and manufacture of a controlled substance.