Bend City Police Blotter - Week of Jun 12
Jun 22,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources


During the week, there were 6 reports of theft from vehicles with an estimated value of stolen items of $1,988. Four of the 6 reports involved unlocked vehicles. Reports also indicate 6 bicycles valued at $4,575 were stolen.

§         6/6. A resident of SE Valleywood Plaza reported the theft of 5 plaster yard gnomes valued at $250, and 2 yard frogs worth $100.  This is the third incident of yard gnome theft reported in as many weeks. Remaining at large from an earlier report are yard gnomes wearing red hats who shiver when it rains.

§         6/6. Timbers Tavern South reported that a man snatched a cash box containing approximately $5,817 and ran out the back door, driving away in a red Ford pickup.

§         6/6. A man reported that while on the Mirror Pond Boardwalk that an unknown male pushed him down and took his MP3 Player, car and apartment keys.

§         6/6. Video surveillance from Wal-Mart confirmed the suspicions of a woman who said she though her wallet was stolen from her shopping cart. Checkbook, checks, and cash valued at $185 were taken.

§         6/7. Officers responded to a shots fired call at a residence of SE Reed Market and found a vehicle’s window had been shot out. The owner of the vehicle is reportedly involved in a dispute with his neighbor, who he says is having an affair with his wife. It appears the vehicle owner may have damaged his own vehicle so that his neighbor would be blamed. Case is pending further information.

§         6/7. It was reported that an unknown person entered a building under construction via an unlocked window. They damaged and removed the screen, and urinated on the wall, although no other damage was found and no items were missing.

§         6/7. Windows valued at $3,200 were shot at the guardhouse and clubhouse of Mountain High Community South Gate. Case was suspended due to lack of leads.

§         6/7. A man reported that sometime during the previous week someone had taken a duffle bag with softball equipment valued at $600 out of the open bed of his pickup.

§         6/8. An unknown suspect broke the glass of the front door to the Viking Barber Shop and took a full donation jar which is dedicated to paralyzed Veterans of America. Damage to the door was estimated at $250, and the donation jar contents at $80.

§         6/10. A woman was arrested for Felony Assault IV, when it was reported she punched her ex-boyfriend several times in the face and head.  The former boyfriend was holding their 20 month old child at the time.

§         6/10. A resident of NE Royal Court reported someone had spray painted his fence with the numbers “666”.

§         6/12. Action Typesetting and Westside Bakery reported graffiti had been spray-painted on their buildings. Estimated damage was $400.

§         6/12. An electric company reported that persons unknown entered a construction jobsite, cutting out copper wiring valued at $300. Rewiring the building will cost an estimated $1,800.

§         6/12. A Bend man reported that he loaned his Honda dirtbike to an acquaintance over 3 months ago, and has not seen the friend nor the bike since. The bike is valued at $4,000 and was not covered by theft insurance.

The above Information are excerpts taken from log entries and reports of the Bend Police Department.