Bend man jailed for writing sexual solicitations at area parks
Mar 01,2007 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

Bend Police detectives arrested a 44-year old man Wednesday after a six-month investigation into sexual solicitations written on restroom walls of area parks. Officers said other sexually suggestive requests and statements written on paper were also littered throughout the parks.

 

Brett Morris Jackson – DCJ photo 

Since September 2006, detectives have been investigating the occurrences and watching the areas – primarily Sawyer Park in north Bend at 62999 O.B. Riley Road, but to a lesser degree in Pioneer and Drake Parks as well, Sgt. Paul Kansky said.

With evidence gathered from surveillance and witness statements, detectives aided by Bend Metro Parks and Recreation employees were able to identify Brett Morris Jackson as a suspect.

Jackson, 44, of Bend, was taken into custody February 28 and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail.  He is charged with six counts of second-degree criminal mischief in connection with incidents at all three area parks, Kansky said.

β€œThe Bend Police Department will continue to enforce a zero-tolerance policy regarding criminal mischief and/or any other crimes in local parks,” the sergeant said.  Citizens can expect increased uniformed patrol and plainclothes detective surveillance in these areas during the ongoing investigation.