Redmond pursuit leads to two crashes, arrest
Apr 02,2007 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

A traffic stop in southwest Redmond Sunday morning led to a car chase, a collision with a police vehicle, a suspect fleeing on foot, and ultimately the arrest of a man accused of over a dozen different crimes, Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies reported.

A deputy stopped a maroon Jeep Cherokee near SW Canal Boulevard and SW Wickiup Avenue in Redmond shortly after 10 a.m., April 1, Sgt. Joe DeLuca said.  When the officer went back to his patrol car, the driver sped off – and the deputy began a pursuit, assisted by Bend and Redmond Police officers and Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers.


Brian O’Shae – DCJ photo 

The driver of the Jeep, later identified as Brian O’Shae, drove south on Canal Blvd. and continued south on 61st Street, DeLuca said.  At the intersection of 61st Street and Gift Road, the Jeep collided with the deputy’s patrol car, striking it on the right passenger side.

The suspect then drove off the highway through a wooded lot and onto a small canal road, where the deputy lost sight of it, the sergeant said. The Jeep was found a short while later, abandoned.

A K-9 police dog from the Redmond Police Department tracked O’Shae to a residence on 78th Street, DeLuca said, where the homeowner found him inside their garaged vehicle.

O’Shae was taken into custody as he was walking away from the 78th Street residence and is being held in the Deschutes County Jail without bail, DeLuca reported.  He is charged with more than a dozen crimes including attempting to elude a police officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempted unauthorized use of a vehicle, violation of parole warrant, reckless driving, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, first-degree burglary, ID theft, hit and run, attempted assault on a police officer, reckless endangering, criminal mischief, and providing false information to a police officer.

During the pursuit, another deputy was involved in a crash with two other vehicles at the intersection of Highway 20 West and Cook Avenue in Tumalo.  Which is being investigated by OSP.

There were no injuries reported, the sergeant said.