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Injury Hit and Run Crash - 12/06/19

Date; Friday December 6th, 2019

Case; 2019-395596

Date and Time of Incident; December 6, 2019 @ 3:37 pm

Type of Incident; Injury Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash

Location; SE 15th Street @ SE Golden Gate Place

Victim; (52) year old female Bend Resident

Passenger; Juvenile Bend Resident

Suspect; Harry Clifford Shearer (41) year old Bend Resident

Charges;

Felony Fail to perform duties of a driver (Hit and Run)

DUII/alcohol

Attempt to Elude

Narrative;

On December 6, 2019 at 3:37 pm Officers from the City of Bend responded to a reported head on motor vehicle crash in the roundabout at SE 15th Street @ SE Golden Gate Place. Citizens reported to Deschutes County 911 dispatch that a gray Honda Accord drove the wrong way into the roundabout and collided with a black Jeep Wrangler. The driver of the Jeep, a 52 year old female Bend resident, sustained injuries in the crash. An Off Duty member of Bend Fire and Rescue assisted at the crash by providing care to the injured female. The female was later transported by Bend Fire and Rescue to St. Charles Medical Center Bend via ambulance. A juvenile passenger in the Jeep was transported by personal vehicle to St. Charles Medical Center Bend for evaluation. The male driver and only occupant of the Honda sustained visible injuries from the crash. The male fled the crash on foot. Citizens that witnessed the crash provided responding officers with a physical description of the fleeing suspect. Additional citizens contacted police and provided Officers with information on the suspect’s direction of travel and to the presence of evidence the suspect discarded as he fled.  Officers not involved in the crash investigation established a perimeter to contain the suspect. At 4:03 pm a Bend Police Officer on the perimeter observed a male matching the suspect’s description in the area of SE 27th Street and SE Stevens Road. The Officer attempted to contact the male but the male fled. The Officer followed the male and detained him after the male attempted to hide in a snow covered open area. The male was taken into custody without further incident and identified as Harry Clifford Shearer. Bend Fire and Rescue responded and evaluated Shearer. Shearer was transported to St. Charles Medical Center Bend for evaluation. Shearer was issued a citation in lieu of custody and released at St. Charles Medical Center.  

The Bend Police Department was assisted by Bend Fire and Rescue. The Bend Police Department would like to thank the citizens that stopped at the traffic crash and provided aid to the injured female and to the citizens that provided information regarding the suspect that assisted with his capture.

 

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Updated release regarding death investigation - 11/26/19

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Date and time: November, 23, 2019 at 8:37 a.m.

Incident: Death Investigation

Location: 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Drive, Les Schwab Amphitheater

 

Deceased: Damon H. Roberson, 49-year-old male, Bend transient

The Bend Police responded to check the welfare of a male who was on the stage at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.  Bend Fire and Rescue arrived and attempted lifesaving efforts, however it was determined he was deceased.

In reviewing video surveillance cameras in and around the Les Schwab Amphitheater Damon Roberson’s death is determined to be accidental and no foul play is suspected.

Bend Police worked closely with the Old Mill who were able to access the video surveillance quickly to assist with our investigation.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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Narrative:

On Saturday, November 23, 2019 at approximately 0836 hrs. the Bend Police Department, as well as the Bend Fire Department, responded to the Les Schwabb Ampitheatre (344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr.) on a citizens report requesting a welfare check on a male subject at this location who was unresponsive.

Bend Police and Fire arrived on scene and determined the male subject was deceased.  A death investigation was initiated, which included a closure of portions of SW Shevlin Hixon Drive.

The investigation revealed nothing suspicous in nature and no foul play is expected.  SW Shevlin Hixon Drive was reopened for traffic at approximately 1400 hrs.  

Identity of the deceased male is being withheld at this time while notifications are being made.

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Injury Motor Vehicle Crash Involving a Bicyclist - 11/25/19

Date and time: Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:53 a.m.

Incident: Injury motor vehicle crash involving a bicyclist

 

Driver: James Wood, 74-year-old male, Bend resident

2016 Subaru Impreza

 

Bicyclist: Stephen Rueckheim, 66-year-old male, Bend transient

Red road bike

 

The Bend Police responded to a motor vehicle crash near NE 4th Street and NE Franklin Avenue around 10:53 a.m. involving a Subaru Impreza and a bicyclist.  The vehicle and the bicyclist were both traveling east bound on NE Franklin Avenue near NE 4th Street.  The bicyclist, Stephen Rueckheim, was in the bicycle lane while the driver of the Subaru Impreza, James Wood, was in the lane of travel next to the bicycle lane. 

 

Without yielding to traffic, Stephen Rueckheim veered in front of James Wood in an attempt to turn into the Safeway parking lot. Stephen Rueckheim was transported by Bend Fire and Rescue to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for non-life threatening injuries.  This case is still under investigation and no citations have been issued.

 

Submitted by Lt. Juli McConkey

Subaru involved in crash
Subaru involved in crash
Injury motor vehicle crash involving a Deschutes County Deputy (Photo) - 11/25/19

Date and time: Monday, November 25, 2019 at 8:10 a.m.

Incident: Motor vehicle crash involving a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy

 

Driver of Deschutes County Sheriff’s Vehicle: Deputy Kiersten Ochsner

2019 Dodge Charger

 

Driver of Subaru: Megan Truelson, 35-year-old female, Bend resident

2016 Subaru Forester

 

The Bend Police responded to an injury crash around 8:10 a.m. involving a Deschutes County Deputy at Butler Market Road and Daniel Road.  The Deputy was traveling east bound on Butler Market Road with her lights and siren on, en route to a roll over crash on Highway 20 East at mile post 35, when a 2016 Subaru Forester driven by Megan Truelson pulled out in front of Deputy Ochsner. Megan Truelson was attempting to turn west bound onto Butler Market Road from Daniel Road. Witnesses at the scene stated that Megan Truelson didn’t make a complete stop at the stop sign at Daniel Road prior to turning onto Butler Market Road. Immediately after the collision, Deputy Ochsner exited her patrol car and rendered aid to Megan Truelson until medics arrived.

 

Bend Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and transported both Deputy Ochsner and Megan Truelson to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with non-life threatening injuries.  

 

Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, “I am thankful that Ms. Truelson and Deputy Ochsner are okay and only sustained minor injuries.”

 

Both of the vehicles were towed from the area. This case is still under investigation. No citations have been issued.

 

Oregon State Police responded to the initial crash Deputy Ochsner was en route to at Highway 20 East at milepost 35.  At least one subject was air lifted to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

Attached Media Files: Subaru involved in crash , DCSO Vehilce
Excavator main boom struck the bridges at Franklin Avenue underpass, causing damage - 11/21/19

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Date and Time: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

Incident: Excavator main boom struck the bridges at Franklin Avenue underpass, causing damage

 

Driver: John Marsden IV, 46-year-old male, Bend resident

 

Bend Police were dispatched to the Franklin Avenue underpass around 9:00 am.  It was reported that a semi-truck towing an excavator struck the bridges.  The driver, John Marsden IV, was traveling east bound on Franklin Ave when the main boom on his excavator struck both the parkway bridge and the railroad bridge.  John Marsden stopped his vehicle near Les Schwab and was cooperating with law enforcement.  He was not issued a citation.

 

Debris fell from the bridges onto the roadway, however no other vehicles were involved or were struck from the debris in the incident.  Bend Public Works assisted in closing Franklin Avenue at the underpass for about two hours for the Oregon Department of Transportation and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to inspect the bridges.

 

 

Submitted by: Lt. McConkey

 

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East bound and west bound lanes are closed at Franklin Ave at the underpass for an indefinite amount of time due to possible damage to the bridge that occurred a short time ago. Please use an alternate route.  

 

Submitted by Lt. Juli McConkey

Rollover Crash N. Hwy 97 near Grandview Drive - 11/19/19

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 07:00am

Type of Incident: DUII and Reckless Driving arrest

Location: N. Hwy 97 and Grandview Drive

 

Victim: Joseph Soto, 30-year-old male, Bend resident

Victim vehicle: 2003, Silver, Honda Accord

 

Arrested: Timothy Leahy Jr, 32-year-old male, Prineville resident

Suspect vehicle: 2017, Black, Jeep Wrangler

 

The Bend Police responded to a crash on North Hwy 97 near Grandview Drive for a rollover motor vehicle crash at about 07:00 am. It was determined that a black Jeep Wrangler driven by Timothy Leahy Jr. was south bound on Hwy 97 near Grandview Drive when he crossed all lanes of travel and struck a north bound silver Honda Accord, driven by Joseph Soto. Once the Jeep struck the Honda, the Jeep rolled and blocked the north bound lanes of travel for approximately 45 minutes.  The Bend Police were assisted by the Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Transportation.


Bend Medics arrived on scene and treated the drivers for non-life threatening injuries.

 

Timothy Leahy Jr. was arrested for DUII-drugs and reckless driving. He was taken to the Deschutes County Jail.

 

The same Jeep Wrangler was called in as a possible intoxicated or sleepy driver at 5:24 am at NW 43rd St and NW Lower Bridge Way this morning, however deputies and troopers were unable to locate the vehicle.

 

Timothy Leahy Jr. was charged with:

Driving While Under the Influence-Drugs

Reckless Driving

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

Injury Pedestrian Vs. Motor Vehicle Crash *****Updated/Corrected location**** - 11/17/19

Date; Sunday November 17th, 2019

Case; 2019-374558

Date and Time; November 17, 2019 @1710

Type of Incident; Vehicle vs Pedestrian Motor Vehicle crash with injury

Location NW Newport Ave. @ NW 11th Street

Narrative;

Victim; 68 year old Bend Resident

Driver; 69 year old Bend Resident

On November 17th at about 5:10pm Officers from the City of Bend Police Department responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian motor vehicle crash. The reporting citizens called Deschutes County 911 to report a male had been struck by a vehicle in the intersection of NW Newport Avenue and NW 11th Street. The male was on the ground and reported to be injured. Officers responded and found the male was being attended by citizens that included a person in the medical care profession. Officers and citizens worked together to stabilize the male until Bend Fire arrived and provided further care. The male was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Further investigation revealed the male was crossing NW Newport Avenue @ NW 11th Street in the cross walk when he was struck by the vehicle traveling west on NW Newport. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for Failure to stop and remain stopped for Pedestrian. The roadway was closed for approximately one hour. The Bend Police Department was assisted by Bend Fire and Rescue. The Bend Police Department would also like to thank the citizens that provided care to the injured person and remained on scene to provide statements to investigating officers.

Submitted by Sgt. R.C. Bigelow 

 

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Bend Man Arrested on Encouraging Child Sex Abuse following ICAC Tip - 11/13/19

On November 12th 2019, detectives with the Bend Police Department received information from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force regarding a Bend resident that uploaded, over the past six months, at least 27 images / videos to the internet depicting children engaged in explicit sex acts.

Through this investigation, detectives identified the suspect as 20 year old Wyatt Anthony Carrell who resides at 20325 Sonata Way in Bend Oregon.

On November 12th at 3:28 PM, officers and detectives with the Bend Police Department contacted Carrell during a traffic stop at NE Purcell Boulevard and NE Highway 20 in Bend. Carrell was taken into custody and transported to the Bend Police Department.

On November 12th at 7:00 PM, officers and detectives with the Bend Police Department executed a search warrant at 20325 Sonata Way and another search warrant on his vehicle, a 2001 Toyota Avalon, which was secured at the traffic stop location.

Evidence was seized during the search warrants and Carrell was transported to the Deschutes County Jail where he was lodged on the below listed charges.

No other occupants of the residence are believed to be involved in the crimes.

Suspect:

Wyatt Anthony Carrell / 20 year old Bend resident.

Charges:

Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree / 27 counts

Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device / 1 Count

 

*The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. These agencies are continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the Internet.*

Stolen vehicles recovered - 11/12/19

Arrested:

Herbert Laurin- 63 year old Hermiston, OR resident

            Charges: Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Fail to register as a sex offender

Nikole Barclay- 21 year old Bend, OR resident

            Charges: Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (UUMV)

Henry Duran- 34 year old Bend, OR resident

            Charges: UUMV, Possession of Methamphetamine, Parole Violation

Ashley Manahan- 28 year old Bend, OR resident

            Charges: UUMV, Parole Violation

Lillyanne Kostelecky- 22 year old, Nice, Ca resident

            Charges: UUMV

 

On 11-12-19, the Bend Police Department recovered three separate and unrelated stolen vehicles with suspects inside of them.

At about 1232 hours, Officers took a report of a stolen Motorhome that was stolen from the 300 block of NW Georgia.  The victim had last seen his 2004 Winnibego Motorhome in his driveway at about 1145 hours and when he realized it was gone, he immediately reported it stolen.

While Officers were investigating the stolen report, the Winnibego was involved in a crash in the area of NW Greenwood and NW Hill St where the driver, Herbert Laurin, struck a parked vehicle, causing damage.  When Officers arrived, further investigation revealed that Laurin had stolen the vehicle. Laurin was transported to the Deschutes County Jail where he was lodged on the above listed charges.

At about 1334 hours, a Bend Police Officer observed a white Toyota Echo fail to obey a traffic control device at NE 4th and NE Greenwood Ave. The Officer initiated a traffic stop and learned the vehicle was reported stolen on 11-6-19 from the NE Bend area. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office had taken the original report.  Nicole Barclay immediately exited the vehicle and advanced towards the Officer and said, “What now?” The Officer was able to detain Barclay without incident. Barclay became uncooperative and Officers placed her in a WRAP restraint for her safety and theirs. She was subsequently lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on the above listed charges.

Later in the day at 1625 hours, a Bend Police Officer observed a 2011 Toyota Tundra getting gas at the Quickway Market (690 NE Butler Market Rd). The Officer recognized an occupant from numerous prior contacts and knew the occupant was often involved in criminal activity. 

The Officer did a routine records check on the Tundra and learned it was reported as stolen out of Harney County, Oregon.  The vehicle had been reported as stolen on 11-5-19.

When the Tundra left the gas station, the Officer conducted a traffic stop, with several other Officers, using a high risk approach. The vehicle came to a stop at 490 NE Butler Market Rd. Henry Duran (driver) and a male passenger were detained without incident.  The passenger was determined to not be involved with the stolen vehicle and was released.  Duran was in possession of methamphetamine and was arrested for the above listed charges.

Additional investigation revealed that Duran was given the vehicle to drive by Ashley Manahan and Lillyanne Kostelecky. The investigation revealed that Manahan and Kostelecky had stolen the vehicle from Harney County and driven it to Bend.  Kostelecky and Manahan were located at a residence on NE Wichita Way and taken into custody on the above listed charges.