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Officer Pennock and Ladybug
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Drug and Warrant arrest - 04/19/21

Incident: Drug Crime and Warrant Arrest

Case Number: 2021-00020914

Date and Time: April 17, 2021 at 9:46pm

Location: 1900 NE 3rd Street

Suspect: Lee Eston Hyatt           36 year old              Bend resident

Narrative:

On April 17th, 2021 at 9:46pm, an officer with the Bend Police Department saw an individual they recognized as Lee Hyatt. The officer found that Hyatt had an active warrant for his arrest.

The officer saw Hyatt get into a white 2002 Jeep Cherokee located near the businesses in the parking lot of 1900 NE 3rd Street. The officer made contact with Hyatt and he was taken into custody without incident.

Officer Rob Pennock and his K9 partner, “Ladybug,” arrived to assist with the investigation. “Ladybug” alerted to the odor of controlled substances in the vehicle Hyatt was located in. As the investigation continued, officers located over 23 grams of heroin and over 23 grams of methamphetamine. 

Hyatt was transported to the Deschutes County Jail, where he was lodged on his Parole Warrant, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Heroin (Felony) and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine (Felony).

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Stolen Toyota that was recovered-two people arrested - 04/12/21

Case Number: 2021-00019294

Date and Time: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 2:59 a.m.

Location: 60000 block of Sally Lane, Bend

 

Arrested: Kory William Brown, 44 year old male, California

Arrested: Micaela Gabrielle Horning, 27 year old female, Albany

 

Victim vehicle: 2013, silver, Toyota Tacoma

 

On Saturday, April 10th around 3 a.m., Bend Police responded to the 60000 block of Sally Lane in Bend for a report of a Toyota that was just stolen from a driveway. The caller saw two people in the Toyota as it drove away, out of the subdivision. The owner of the Toyota left the keys inside, with the doors unlocked. Officers arrived in the area and were not able to locate the pickup right away.

About 40 minutes after the theft, an officer was in the area of NE 27th Street at NE Highway 20 East when the stolen silver Toyota was located, with two people inside.  Officers conducted a traffic stop at Highway 20 East at NE Dalton Street. The driver, Kory Brown was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The passenger would not provide her name to officers. She was also arrested, and through investigation, she was determined to be Micaela Horning. Officers learned she was listed as a missing person out of Linn County.

Kory Brown and Micaela Horning were both arrested and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The Toyota was returned to the owner.

 

Bend Police would like to remind our community members to always lock your vehicle, with the windows rolled up, and never leave your keys or valuables inside your vehicle.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

 

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Arrests made in a stolen dump truck case - 04/12/21

Case Number: 2021-00019554

Date and Time: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 12:54 a.m.

Location: NW Regency and NW College Way

 

Arrested: Daniel Julio Mendez, 36 year old male, Bend

Arrested: Robert Kenneth Walker, 60 year old male, Redmond

 

Victim: LETS Construction Cleaning Services, 20750 NE High Desert Lane, Bend

Victim Vehicle: 2017 Isuzu Dump Truck

 

Bend Police were called to NW Regency and NW College Way where a caller saw a dump truck high centered, on Sunday April 11, 2021 at 12:54 a.m. The caller reporting seeing people around the dump truck prior to calling law enforcement. When officers arrived on scene they saw Daniel Mendez sitting in the driver’s seat of the dump truck and also located Robert Walker in the bed of the dump truck.

Through investigation, it was determined that Daniel Mendez did not have permission to be in possession of the dump truck. The owner said it was last parked on NE 1st Street in Bend. Daniel Mendez was arrested and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. While he was being booked in at the jail, the staff member located methamphetamine in Daniel Mendez’ possession.  

Robert Walker was arrested by a citation for failure to register as a sex offender.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

 

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Home invasion robbery in NW Bend - 04/12/21

Case Number: 2021-00019560

Date and Time: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 4:53 a.m.

Location: 100 block of NW Wall Street

 

Arrested: Beau Dustin McDowell, 41 year old male, Bend

Victim: Male 53 years old, Bend

Victim Vehicle: 2019 Ford F250 Supercab

 

Bend Police and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home invasion robbery call in the 100 block of NW Wall Street.  The victim stated a male, determined to be Beau Dustin McDowell, entered his residence without permission. The victim did not know Beau McDowell. While Beau McDowell was inside the victim’s residence, he stole property that belonged to the victim, including a truck key.

The victim heard his truck start up and he went outside to physically pull Beau McDowell from his truck, but Beau McDowell was fighting him.  Beau McDowell was able to flee in the stolen truck and he crashed into a nearby fence, causing over $1,000 worth of damage.  There were no injuries reported during the struggle or crash into the fence.

Beau McDowell left the area on foot, but he was located at 5:24 a.m. by officers and deputies one block away from the crash site. He had the victim’s property in his possession when officers contacted him. He was taken into custody and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail.

Bend Police appreciate the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Offices’ assistance in helping us resolve this case quickly.

 

Beau McDowell was charged with:

Robbery I

Burglary I

Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle

Two counts of Criminal Mischief I

Hit and Run

Theft III

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

 

 

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Bend City Council approved Body Worn Cameras for the Bend Police Department - 04/08/21

The Bend City Council approved a five year contract with Axon for body-worn cameras during a council meeting on April 7, 2021.  The police department began this project in June of 2020 based on a specific City Council Goal, community requests and police department support.  The project team spent nearly ten months testing and researching the best product to support the police department, the community and the City.  Axon provides an innovative, intuitive and scalable product that exceeded expectations in many areas.  Training and implementation for officers and other staff members will begin late spring and full implementation is expected by early summer 2021.  The City of Bend Police Department will be holding a virtual community forum to answer questions related to the body worn camera program in early May.   

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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Stabbings in NE Bend - 04/08/21

Case Number: 2021-0018800

Date and Time: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4:40 AM.

Location: 62800 Block of Boyd Acres Road, 422 NE Alpenview Lane

 

Arrested: Vincent Jay Jermain, 63 years old

 

Victims: Male 53 years old, Male 55 years old

           

Bend Police Officers and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to two reported stabbings in Northeast Bend this morning.  The investigation determined that Vincent Jermain attempted to stab a 55 year-old male in a parking lot in the 62800 block of Boyd Acres Road.  The two men knew each other and had been involved in an argument.  Jermain then went to a house, where he previously resided, at 422 NE Alpenview Lane.  Jermain went inside the house and stabbed a 53 year-old male resident causing non-life threatening injuries.  Residents restrained Jermain at the scene until officers and deputies arrived and arrested him.  There is no threat to the community and Bend Police Detectives are continuing the investigation.  Jermain is currently in Bend Police custody and the second victim was transported to St. Charles Medical Center.

Rav4 into Five Guys Building
Rav4 into Five Guys Building
Vehicle into a building, no injuries were reported - 04/05/21

Incident: Non-injury motor vehicle crash into a building

Case Number: 2021-00018188

Date and Time: April 5, 2021 at 1:06 p.m.

Location: 222 NE Emerson Avenue, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Bend


Driver: Charles John Barley, 67 years old, Bend

 

On Monday, April 5, 2021 around 1:06 p.m., Bend Police responded to a crash where it was reported a vehicle drove into the business of Five Guys Burgers and Fries.  Officers arrived on scene and determined there were not any reported injuries to the driver, his passenger, the employees or customers.

Through investigation the driver, Charles John Barley, was attempting to park his Rav 4 in a parking stall when his foot slipped from the brake onto the gas pedal causing him to accelerate into the building.


Charles Barley was issued citations for traffic violations related to the crash.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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Criminal Mischief arrest at 61530 South Highway 97 - 04/02/21

Incident: Criminal Mischief I

Case Number: 2021-00017701

Date and Time: April 2, 2021

Location: 61530 South Highway 97

Victim: Precision Auto Body; 61530 South Highway 97

Suspect: Don Alexander Xenos Putnam          46 year old              Bend resident

Narrative:

On April 2, 2021 at 3:26pm the Bend Police Department responded to the Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) access road behind 61530 South Highway 97. Officers with the Bend Police Department have been working with an unhoused individual living in a tent on the access road since September of 2020. Bend Police coordinated several outreach contacts with Don Putnam alongside Deschutes County Health Service staff in an attempt to engage him in ongoing services and connect him to available community resources.

Early in the week, Putnam was contacted by officers and service providers. Putnam was offered numerous services and was given several days to leave the area. On March 31st, Putnam was asked to leave and he refused and stayed in his tent.

Today, Putnam was reported to be throwing rocks and causing damage to the building occupied by Precision Auto Body, 61530 South Highway 97. Employees at the business identified Putnam as the suspect and he was believed to be in his tent on the COID access road. Bend Police Officers applied for and received a warrant to arrest Putnam from the property owned by COID. Putnam was contacted inside of his tent and taken into custody without incident.

Putnam was transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail, where he was lodged for Criminal Mischief I, related to the damage at Precision Auto Body.

Putnam’s personal property is being maintained by the COID for the next 30 days. COID will continue to clean up the area in question.

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2005 Gold Honda Odyssey Van
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Suspicious circumstances involving a registered sex offender - 04/01/21

Incident: Suspicious circumstances involving a registered sex offender

Case number: 2021-00016624

Location: NE 3rd/ Lafayette Ave and 62995 N. Hwy 97

Arrested: Thomas Lee Barlow, 58 year old male, Salem

Vehicle description: 2005 Gold Honda Odyssey van, with silver box on top, and a bike rack on the back

 

On Sunday, March 28th around 1:30 p.m. Bend Police responded to the area of Dutch Bros at NE 3rd Street and Lafayette Avenue where a man in a gold van was seen suspiciously following two teenage girls. Witnesses described the girls to be between the ages of 13 to 16 years old. One caller stated he watched the girls running and hiding from the man in the van. The caller was able to obtain the license plate of the van as the driver sped off, out of the area. Bend Police were not able to locate the teenage girls to determine what the circumstances were regarding the driver of the van.

Around 10 p.m. on March 28th. Officers located the van at the Dutch Bros at 62995 N. Hwy 97. The driver and sole occupant, Thomas Lee Barlow, was contacted and arrested for failing to register as a sex offender and arrested on a probation violation warrant from another county.

Bend Police are seeking any information from our community if they witnessed this incident, have information on how to contact the teenage girls, or if they have witnessed any other incidents similar in nature pertaining to Thomas Barlow and his gold van.

If you have any additional information to provide officers, please call the non-emergency line at 541-693-6911.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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Robbery on NE 5th and NE Webster - 03/26/21

Incident: Armed Robbery

Case Number: 2021-00016264

Date and Time: March 26,2021 at 8:35pm

Location: NE 5th/NE Webster

Suspect: 5’8”-510” adult male wearing dark clothing

Victim: 46 year old female Bend resident

Narrative:

On Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:35pm, Officers with the Bend Police Department responded to the area of NE 5th and NE Webster for the report of an armed robbery. Initial reports were an unknown suspect presented a weapon and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim. The suspect fled without harming the victim.

During the investigation, officers learned the victim was unfamiliar with the area and stopped to find her way back to a residence where she was staying in Bend. The suspect opened her passenger car door and threatened her with a weapon. After a very short interaction, the suspect fled with undisclosed property from the victim.

Officers responded to the area to start a search for the suspect. Law enforcement personnel spent over an hour in the area looking for the suspect. Officer Uballez and his K9 partner “Kim” responded and searched the area for the suspect. Several Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search and investigation of the robbery. After searching a substantial area around the initial scene, officers and deputies cleared without locating the suspect.

At this time, the type of weapon and other specifics of the incident are not being released due to the ongoing investigation of this incident.

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Sexual Assault Arrest, Possibly More Victims - 03/23/21

Incident: Sexual Assault

Case Number: 2021-00010373 & 2021-00005422

Location: 20000 block of Merriewood Lane

 

Arrested:

Brigham “Briggs” Scott Lazalde, 30 year old male, Bend

 

Victims:

Female, 20 year old, Bend

Female, 29 year old, Bend

 

The Bend Police received two separate reports, one at the end of January 2021 and one at the end of February 2021, where Brigham “Briggs” Scott Lazalde was the suspect in the reported sexual assaults. In each case, it was reported that he met women on dating websites, provided controlled substances and then sexually assaulted the women.

On Monday, March 22, 2021 around 7:00 a.m. Brigham “Briggs” Scott Lazalde was contacted and arrested. He was lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail without incident.

The below charges are pertaining to the reported crimes in February 2021. The other report filed in January 2021 was submitted to the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office for a charging decision.

Brigham “Briggs” Scott Lazalde charges:

Sexual Penetration in the First Degree

Sodomy in the First Degree

Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor

Bend Police has reason to believe there may be more victims in the area who have not yet come forward.

 

The Bend Police Department encourages all individuals of sexual assault to report the crimes. Sexual assault survivor resources and information is available to help guide them through the recovery process. To make a report, call Deschutes County Dispatch at 541-693-6911.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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Updated release-arrest made for murder after serious assault case from December - 03/22/21

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Incident: Murder

Case Number: 2020-00130337

Location: 60971 Granite Drive, Bend, Oregon

 

Arrested: Randall Richard Kilby, 35 year old male, Bend resident

Deceased: Daphne Dawn Banks, 43 year old

 

On March 21, 2021 at 9:43 p.m. Randall Richard Kilby was charged with the murder of Daphne Dawn Banks from an assault that was reported on December 25, 2020.


Any questions regarding this case should be directed to the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

 

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Incident:         Assault II

Case Number:  2020-00130337

Date and Time:  Friday, December 25, 2020 at 8:46 am

Location:  60000 Block of Granite Drive  Bend, Oregon

 

Arrested:  Randall R. Kilby, 35 year old male, Bend resident

Victim:  Female, 43 year old, Bend resident


On Friday, December 25, 2020 at about 12:48 pm, Officers from the Bend Police Department were informed about a 43 year old female who sustained a life-threatening head injury earlier in the morning and was transported by Ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center.  Officers were informed that the injury to the female appeared suspicious.  Officers began to conduct an investigation at the location where this occurred on Granite Drive.  At the time, the occupants of the residence, to include Randall Kilby, stated that the victim had fallen and hit her head.  Officers continued to investigate this incident and determined that the victim’s injuries were inconsistent with what was originally reported by Kilby.

Detectives with the Bend Police Department along with the assistance from Oregon State Police served a search warrant at the Granite Drive address.  Kilby was taken into custody and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail for Assault II.  The victim remains in critical condition.  This investigation is ongoing. 

 

Submitted by:  Sgt. Cindy Ksenzulak

 

 

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Updated release regarding death investigation on Granite Drive, in southwest Bend (Photo) - 03/22/21

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Case Number: 2021-00015229

Date and time: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:38 a.m.

Location: 60971 Granite Drive, Bend, Oregon

 

Arrested: Randall Richard Kilby, 35 year old male, Bend

Victim: Jeffrey Allen Taylor, 66 year old male, Bend

Victim: Benjamin Harlin Taylor, 69 year old male, Bend

 

On 3/21/21 around 12:30 p.m. Bend Police were called to 60971 Granite Drive for a call regarding suspicious circumstances.  Upon arrival officers located two deceased subjects inside the residence, the victims were identified as Jeffrey Allen Taylor and Benjamin Harlin Taylor. 

A phone alert was sent out to 1,750 residents in the area with a person of interest description.  Several calls came into 911 spotting the person of interest near the intersection of Brookswood Blvd and Larkwood Drive.  Officers contacted the person, identified as Randall Richard Kilby.  Randall Kilby was taken into custody.  He was lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on murder charges.

Investigators with the Central Oregon Major Incident Team are currently serving search warrants at the residence on Granite Drive. Granit Drive at Mahogany Drive is currently blocked off, please find alternate routes.  It is unknown how long the roadway will be blocked. 

More information will be released when it becomes available.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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Date and time: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.

Incident: Death Investigation

Location: 60000 block of Granite Drive

Person of interest: White male adult, mid 30’s, brown hair and brown eyes, wearing a long sleeve shirt and black pants.

 

The Bend Police responded to a residence in the 60000 block of Granite Drive for a suspicious circumstances call.  Once officers arrived on scene it was determined that two people were deceased inside the residence. 

The Deschutes County Major Incident Team has been called out to respond to the scene.

Bend Police sent out an alert to 1,750 residents at 2:06 p.m. with the person of interest description. Several people called in stating they located the person of interest in the area of Brookswood Blvd. near Larkwood Drive.  Officers responded to the area and detained the male. There are no outstanding suspects in this case.

 

This is an active investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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