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Arrest made in a shooting and stolen shotgun - 06/12/19

Location: Redmond to Bend on Highway 97

Victim: Noah K. Small, 18 year old male, Keizer resident

Arrested: Gabriel J. McGhehey, 18 year old male, Bend resident

Case number: 2019-184713


On June 10, 2019 around 11:00pm officers with the Bend Police Department were dispatched to Albertson’s South for the report of a male who had been shot.  The investigation found that Gabriel McGhehey and Noah Small were among 5 total people in an SUV traveling from Redmond towards La Pine.  During the drive as the vehicle neared Bend, McGhehey was firing a 12-guage shotgun out of the vehicle window while traveling south on Highway 97.  At some point, Small, told McGhehey to stop shooting out of the SUV and Small tried to push the barrel of the shotgun away from himself and the window.  The shotgun was then fired by McGhehey which struck Small’s left hand, partially amputating several fingers.  Small was then dropped off near Albertson’s South and he is currently being treated for his non-life threatening injuries at St Charles-Bend. 

On June 11, 2019 around 1:00pm McGhehey was contacted on a traffic stop leaving a residence in La Pine.  He was taken into custody and the shotgun among other evidence was recovered from the SUV which Small was shot in.  In addition, the shotgun was reported stolen to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office earlier on June 11, 2019. 

McGhehey was interviewed by Bend Police Detectives and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail for Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Theft I (Firearm). 

The Bend Police want to thank the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this case.

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

Arrest for Child Neglect and BHO Lab (Photo) - 06/10/19

Date and Time: June 10, 2019 at 9:54 am

Location: 19837 Mahogany Street

Case number: 2019-183793

Arrestees: Gary Hachtel, 55 year old Bend resident

                 Gregory Unruh, 36 year old Bend resident


The Bend Police Department along with an employee with the Department of Human Services went to check on a one-year-old at 19837 Mahogany Street regarding the child’s well-being. The child was in the care of Gary Hachtel, who was found to be in possession of heroin at the time he was contacted.

Once the officers were at the house a butane hash oil (BHO) lab was discovered. Gregory Unruh, who resides at the address, said the BHO lab was his. Large quantities of marijuana were also located inside the residence.

Gary Hachtel was arrested by citation in lieu of custody and Gregory Unruh was taken to the Deschutes County Adult Jail. The child was released to a relative.  


Charges for Gary Hachtel:

Unlawful Possession of Heroin ORS 475.854

Endangering the Welfare of a Minor ORS 163.575


Charges for Gregory Unruh:

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine ORS 475.894

Child Neglect I ORS 163.547

Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana, Cannabinoid Extract ORS 475B.349 (3) (c)


Submitted by: Lt. McConkey

Attached Media Files: BHO Lab
Hoax Threat at Bend High School - 06/06/19

Date: Thursday, June 06, 2019                                                                      

Case # 2019-179573                            

Date & Time of Incident: June 6, 2019 at 1454                                               

Type of Incident:  Hoax Threat                                                                      

Location of Incident: Bend Senior High School; 230 NE 6th Street


Students and staff at Bend Senior High School


Unknown at this time


On June 6, 2019 around 2:54pm, staff at Bend Senior High School received a bomb threat through the phone system at the school. The call came in after the conclusion of instruction at the school. The School Resource Officer (Bend Police Officer) received the information and alerted other officers with the Bend Police Department. All the staff and remaining students in the school were evacuated at the same time.  

Multiple officers with the Bend Police Department responded to the school. The school was cleared and no suspicious devices were found.

This incident is being investigated and information is being compared to the hoax calls received the previous day regarding numerous false reports of serious situations to include a report of a hostage situation on South Highway 97.

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Prepared by Lt. Clint Burleigh

Hoax Call - 06/05/19

Location: 61419 S. Hwy 97 # D, Sal’s Barber Shop

Date and Time: 06/05/19 at 3:13PM

Suspect: unknown


The Bend Police Department received a call from a male who said he was going to physically harm several people inside of Sal’s Barber shop to include Sal. Several Bend Police officers set up around the area of the barber shop and saw people coming and going from the businesses not in distress.  Officers contacted several people after they left the barber shop and they were not alerted to any abnormal activity. Several officers to include the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team, BLM K-9 Officer and negotiators from CERT responded and assisted. Officers were able to check the business and confirm that this call was a false report.

The Bend Police suspect this is a “swatting” hoax. This is the action or practice of making a prank call to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address.

There is no credible threat to our community and the investigation is ongoing.


Submitted by: Lt. McConkey

Media release
Media release
Fight seen on viral Facebook video (Photo) - 06/04/19

Date: Tuesday, June 04, 2019                                                                       

Case # 2019-116437 and 2019-172755

Date & Time of Incident: April 12, 2019 and May 31, 2019                              

Type of Incident:  Assault                                                                              

Location of Incident: Les Schwab Amphitheater and 21100 Desert Skies Place


13 year old female                                                                         Bend resident


Sierra Whitney Brown              32 year old female                        Bend resident


Charles James Durand              27 year old male                         Bend resident



Sierra Whitney Brown              32 year old female                        Bend resident


Charles James Durand              27 year old male                         Bend resident


Jesse Joe Gomez                     34 year old male                         Bend resident



The Bend Police Department was recently made aware of a viral video on Facebook showing a fight between two juvenile females at the Les Schwab Amphitheater (344 SW Shevlin Hixon). The fight occurred on April 12th, 2019 around 4:11pm.

During the initial fight on April 12th, Bend Police received a call about this, but all the participants involved in the fight had left the scene prior to policing arriving. Around 8:00pm on April 12th, the parent of one of the female juveniles (13 year old) involved in the altercation at the Les Schwab Amphitheater called Bend Police to make a report about the fight. This parent was Jessie Gomez.

During the investigation on April 12th, Bend Police learned the 13 year old female juvenile and a 12 year old female juvenile engaged in a fight. During the fight, Sierra Brown and Charles Durand encouraged the 12 year old to fight (this is Sierra’s daughter). There was video of the fight, which has spread through social media. The 13 year old suffered non-life threatening injuries during the altercation.

The investigation continued on April 13th when Sierra Brown was contacted at her residence in Bend. Sierra was interviewed and arrested on the charges of Menacing, Disorderly Conduct II and Harassment. Based on the circumstances surrounding Sierra’s living situation, Sierra was issued a citation to appear in Deschutes County Circuit Court in lieu of being taken into physical custody.

On April 14th, Bend Police contacted Charles Durand at his residence in Bend. Durand was interviewed and taken into custody on the charges of Menacing, Disorderly Conduct II and Harassment. Durand was transported to the Deschutes County Jail, where he was lodged.

This case is currently at the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office for charging decisions.

On May 31st, 2019 just before 9:00pm the Bend Police Department responded to a call in the 21100 block of Desert Skies Place for the report of a fight. The initial report mentioned one of the people involved had a baseball bat.

Bend Police arrived and took Jessie Gomez into custody for Disorderly Conduct II, Assault IV and Harassment. Gomez is the father of the 13 year old female involved in the dispute on April 12th. The investigation found that this incident is related to the incident on April 12th.

Any request for further information on these cases should be directed towards the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.

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Attached Media Files: Media release
Felony Vehicle Elude Arrest - 06/01/19

Type of Incident:  Felony Vehicle Elude

Date & Time of Incident:  June 1, 2019 @ 1:08 PM

Location:  NE Elk Ct. @ NE Lotus Dr.


Glen Carroll   45-year-old Bend, OR resident


On Saturday, June 1, 2019 at approximately 1308 hrs. a Bend Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Dodge Neon near the intersection of NE Elk Court @ NE Lotus Drive for traffic violations, which included the failure to display license plates as well as the drivers failure to properly use a seat belt.

As the Officer began to initiate the traffic stop, the driver (Glen Carroll) immediately sped away from the stop at a high rate of speed.  The Officer immediately terminated the pursuit out of safety concerns and did not pursue the vehicle.  The Officer pulled to the side of the roadway at this time and lost sight of the vehicle.  Approximately one minute later, as the Officer was still parked alongside the roadway, the vehicle passed the Officer traveling in the opposite direction.  While passing the marked patrol vehicle, Carroll recklessly swerved his vehicle in the direction of the patrol vehicle.

With assistance from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, multiple Officers responded to the location to assist in the search.  At approximately 1316 hrs. a Bend Police Officer located Carroll’s unoccupied vehicle in the parking of 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive.  Shortly thereafter, Carroll was located inside a business (Spud Muffins) and taken into custody without incident.  Carroll was lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the below listed charges.


Vehicle Elude (felony)

Reckless Driving

Driving While Suspended (misdemeanor)

PCS (methamphetamine)

Probation Violation



Arrest made in luring a minor for sexual contact - 05/31/19

Location of arrest: 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive #170, Timbers East, Bend

Date and Time: May 30, 2019 at 7:52 pm

Case number: 2019-171002


Suspect: Thomas L. Daly, 56 year old male, Terrebonne resident

Victim: 17 year old female

Detectives with the Bend Police Department were using a fictitious profile of a seventeen-year-old female and talking to Thomas Daly over social media.  Daly asked to meet with the seventeen-year-old female to have sexual intercourse with her, knowing she was just 17 years old. Daly traveled to Bend from Terrebonne to meet her, bringing methamphetamine, marijuana, gifts for the female, as well as disguises.

Daly drove to Timbers East in Bend and asked the female to meet him there.  Detectives went to Timbers East where Daly was waiting in his vehicle and he was taken into custody without incident. 


Daly was charged with:

Luring a minor for sexual contact X2

Online corruption of a minor in the 1st degree X2

PCS Methamphetamine, felony

DCS Marijuana to a minor, felony

Driving while suspended, misdemeanor


Submitted by: Lt. McConkey

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics - 05/29/19

Location: Start at Cottonwood Road/Hwy 97 and end at the Old Mill District

Date and Time: May 30, 2019 at noon

The Bend Police Department along with the Black Butte Police Department, Sunriver Police Department, Deschutes County Parole and Probation, Deschutes County 911, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, FBI and the Oregon State Police are all participating in the “Flame of Hope” Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Participants will meet at the Bend Police Department before traveling to the intersection of Cottonwood Road and Highway 97. The Law Enforcement Torch Run begins at noon from this location. The participants will run from Sunriver to the Old Mill District in Bend, traveling 13.4 miles.

If you are traveling on the route, please be cautious of all athletes and law enforcement vehicles.

Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into Opening Ceremonies of local competitions. They also carry it into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. There are over 97,000 law enforcement members that carry the “Flame of Hope” annually. The flame symbolizes courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has grown over the years and now includes many fundraising platforms to include: Plane Pulls, Polar Plunges, Tip-A-Cops, and more. Since the beginning, Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised over $600 million for Special Olympics programs.


Submitted by : Lt. McConkey

Injury Motor Vehicle Crash Hwy 97/Nels Anderson Place - 05/24/19

Location: N Hwy 97/Nels Anderson Place

Date and Time: May 24, 2019 at 0546am

Case number: 2019-163624

Involved vehicles and people:

2001 Gray Subaru Forester driven by Rita Lemus Pedraza,64 year old, Bend Resident

2010 Brown Toyota Rav 4 driven by Janine Mosetick, 87 year old, Bend Resident

Officers with the Bend Police Department were dispatched to an injury crash on Hwy 97 near Nels Anderson Place around 0546 am, Bend Fire responded and provided care to both drivers. The Bend Police were assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police.

The initial investigation showed the Subaru was south bound on Hwy 97 at the Cascade Village Mall entrance when the driver of the Toyota Rav 4 turned in front of the Subaru. Rita Lemus Pedraza and Janine Mosetick were both transported to St. Charles Bend. The crash is still under investigation and we are asking for people who witnessed the crash to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.


Submitted by: Lt. McConkey

Bend Police Department announces new public information officer - 05/22/19

The Bend Police Department would like to announce Lt. Juli McConkey is the new Public Information Officer for the City of Bend Police Department.  Lt. McConkey can be contacted by email at or 541-410-7793.



Central Oregon Reserve Law Enforcement Academy Graduation - 05/21/19

Location: Bend Police Department-Municipal Court, 555 NE 15th St, Bend, OR

Date and Time: Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00am

The Central Oregon Reserve Law Enforcement Officer Academy will hold commencement exercises for the class of 2019 in the City of Bend Municipal Court.

The thirteen graduates represent six Central Oregon Law Enforcement agencies including Redmond Police Department, Madras Police Department, Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Crook County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

In successfully completing the 261 hours of academy training, each graduate met established performance standards set by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. The graduates will return to their respective agencies as sworn Reserve Peace Officers and begin their assigned duties under the supervision of a training officer.

This is the first year that the Central Oregon's Law Enforcement Reserve Academy and Central Oregon Law Enforcement Agencies collaborated with Central Oregon Community College for a distance learning and online approach to their reserve certifications.

For additional information contact Kathy McCabe, Reserve Academy Administrator at 541-383-7566

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

Shot fired at Mountain's Edge - 05/21/19

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019                              Case # 19159819


Date & Time of Incident:  05/21/19 @ 0208

Type of Incident:                Unlawful use of a firearm

Location of Incident:         61303 S. Hwy 97, Mountain’s Edge Bar


Victim Information:

Various patrons of the bar


Suspect Information:

John Lloyd Smith    52 year old transient




On the listed date and time, Bend Police Officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired at Mountain’s Edge Bar. Officers received additional information that a single male subject had fired a gun while exiting the bar. The male was last seen walking westbound towards Goodwill with the gun still in his hand.

Employees of Mountain’s Edge locked the doors to the bar and secured the patrons, while providing a description of the suspect. Officers also learned that there were no report of injuries at that time. A responding Officer located a person matching the suspect description walking southbound from Goodwill into the north entrance of Walmart within minutes of the call. Officers contacted the male using a high risk approach and were able to detain him without incident. He was later identified as Smith.

Smith was in possession of .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Officers were able to locate the spent casing he fired in the Mountain’s Edge parking lot and the caliber matched. Smith was also positively identified by patrons of the bar. 

It is unknown at this time why Smith fired the gun and no previous disputes were reported.  Drugs and alcohol were believed to be factors. 



Unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangering, disorderly conduct.

Prostitution arrests made in Bend - 05/20/19

Type of Incident: Prostitution Arrest

Date and Time: May 18, 2019 at 7:16pm

Location: 849 NE 3rd Street, Days Inn Hotel

Arrested: Andrew Fecteau, 53 year old Bend resident

                Menione Moore, 28 year old Stockton, Californian resident

                Tanisha Hopkins, 33 year old Stockton, California resident


On May 18, 2019 around 7:19pm, a call was made to 911 Dispatch Center regarding suspected prostitution occurring inside the hotel.  Bend officers responded and made contact with Menione Moore and Tanisha Hopkins who were staying at the hotel. The officers contacted a male inside the hotel room with one of the females. The male was identified as Andrew Fecteau.  The Bend Police located evidence related to the crime of prostitution.

Menione Moore, Tanisha Hopkins and Andrew Fecteau were all arrested for prostitution, Oregon Revised Statue 167.007.  This case is under further investigation. 


Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey