Three teens nabbed in auto theft, burglary crime spree
Jul 27,2007 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

Three boys, ages 13 and 14, have been arrested and charged, or cited, for multiple counts of auto theft, burglary, and theft from vehicles in a Deschutes County crime spree, police reported.

According to a news release issued by Bend Police Sgt. Paul Kansky, Derek Alan Andersen and Jordan Tanner Bond, both 14, were taken into custody and lodged in the Deschutes County Juvenile Detention Center shortly after 1 a.m. on July 24.  13-year-old Frank Robert Bourget was cited and released.

Bend Police officers received a report of a stolen vehicle near NW Federal and NW Jacksonville at 1:06 a.m., and shortly after a Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the vehicle near the Old Mill District.  Bend Police responded and two suspects led officers on a short car chase before crashing the allegedly stolen car near SW Columbia and SW Emkay, Kansky said. 

The suspects fled the scene, and within minutes an alarm was activated at nearby A-1 Storage.  One suspect, Derek Andersen, was found trying to hide in the secured parking lot of the storage facility.  The second suspect, Jordan Bond, was found in the surrounding area, and both were taken into custody.  Andersen also had an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the county juvenile department for prior charges of unlawful use of a vehicle and criminal trespass, the sergeant said.

Detectives with Bend Police determined that that Andersen and Bond had allegedly committed several offenses throughout the weekend, including auto theft, two residential burglaries wherein Andersen allegedly stole property from residential garages, and several thefts from vehicles throughout Bend, the news release stated.

Through investigation, a third suspect, Frank Bourget, was identified as allegedly participating in the crimes – although he wasn’t in the vehicle that attempted to flee police apprehension. He was issued a criminal citation for auto theft and breaking into an auto, Kansky said.

Police recovered several items allegedly stolen during the crime spree, the sergeant reported.

Andersen is charged with two counts of unlawful use of vehicle, felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer in a vehicle, misdemeanor fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer on foot, reckless driving, failure to perform duties of driver, second-degree criminal trespass, unlawful entry into motor vehicle, and the outstanding warrant arrest.

Bond is charged with unlawful use of vehicle and unlawful entry into motor vehicle, and Bourget was cited for the same charges.