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Suspect Eludes Officers in stolen vehicle, causing injuring motor vehicle crash - 11/24/21

Incident:  Suspect Eludes Officers in stolen vehicle, causing injuring MVA. 

 

Case Number: 2021-67712

 

Date and Time: Wednesday November 24, 2021 6:33 p.m.

 

Location: 61155 S. Hwy 97, Bend Oregon 

 

Suspect:  

Bryan Martin Beyer, 46 year old male

 

Victim: 

Adult female Bend Resident (Stolen Vehicle Owner) 

 

Adult Male Bend Resident (Landscaping pickup) 

Juvenile Bend Resident 

 

Female Bend Resident (Audi Passenger car)

 

Charges:

Attempt to Elude Police Officer 

Reckless Endangering 

UUMV

Assault II

Attempted Hit and Run 

 

Summary: 

On Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at about 5:45 p.m. Officers from the City of Bend Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle that occurred earlier in the day at about 5:15 p.m. Officers met with the victim, the registered owner, and the vehicle was recorded as a stolen vehicle. 

At about 6:32 p.m. an officer from the City of Bend Police Department located the stolen vehicle in the area of Pinebrook Plaza at 61155 S. Hwy 97. Additional officers drove to the area in an attempt to establish a perimeter around the vehicle. As officers arrived in the area, the stolen vehicle began to drive out of the parking lot. Bend Police officers, with emergency lights activated, attempted to stop the vehicle as it was driving through the parking lot towards Hwy 97. Officers attempted to block the vehicle from leaving the parking lot. The driver of the vehicle, Bryan Beyer, accelerated, drove over the curb, around the police vehicles, through landscaping, and out onto S. Hwy 97, failing to yield to oncoming traffic. The stolen vehicle was struck by a southbound white landscaping pickup pulling a utility trailer, and the stolen vehicle then struck a Silver Audi passenger car. 

The stolen vehicle was wedged against the landscaping pickup after the crash. Beyer attempted to drive away from the crash, but was unable to free the vehicle from the landscaping pickup. Officers approached the stolen vehicle and contacted Beyer with guns drawn. Beyer was ordered out of the vehicle. Bend Police canine Kim, with canine handler Corporal James Kinsella was at the crash, however Kim was not deployed to make the arrest of Beyer. Beyer was taken into custody for the listed charges. He was not injured while being taken into custody.  He was transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail and lodged. 

The landscaping pickup was driven by an adult male who had a juvenile passenger. The driver of the landscaping pickup and his juvenile passenger received minor injuries from the crash. They were evaluated at the scene by paramedics from Bend Fire but were not transported by ambulance for further medical care. 

The female driver of the Audi was not injured. Traffic on S. Hwy 97 was diverted for approximately one hour until the vehicles were able to be removed from the roadway. 

Submitted by Sgt. R.C. Bigelow 

 

Vehicle Eludes traffic stop, driver arrested after canine track - 11/24/21

Incident:  Vehicle Eludes traffic stop, driver arrested after canine track

 

Case Number: 2021-67710

 

Date and Time: Wednesday November 24, 2021 at 4:55 p.m.  

 

Location: NE Burnside Avenue near NE 5th Street. 

 

Suspect:  

 

William Earl Swanson 42-year-old Bend Transient 

 

Charges:

Attempt to Elude Police Officer 

Reckless Driving 

Reckless Endangering 

Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon (Brass Knuckles) 

 

Summary: 

On Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 at 4:55 p.m. a Bend Police Officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a 1992 black and blue spray-painted Honda Accord for careless driving in the area of NE Greenwood and NE 4th Street. The vehicle eluded the officer and officers did not pursue the vehicle. A description of the vehicle was broadcast by radio to additional officers. 

On the same date at about 5:12 p.m. a Bend Police officer located the previously broadcast Honda Accord in the area of NE 5th Street and NE Burnside Avenue. The vehicle was unoccupied when the officer located it. Additional officers arrived in the area of the vehicle and a perimeter was established. 

Bend Police Canine Kim and handler Corporal James Kinsella conducted a track of the suspect. Kim tracked the suspect to the area of NE 6th Street and NE Clay Avenue and located William Swanson hiding in a bush. Swanson was taken into custody without incident. Swanson was not injured while being taken into custody. Swanson was in possession of evidence associating him with the Honda Accord. A search warrant was granted authorizing officers to search the vehicle. Evidence of additional crimes was located in the vehicle during the search. Swanson was transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail where he was lodged on the listed charges. 

The Bend Police Department was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office canine Ronin and Ronin's handler Deputy Mangin. 

Submitted by Sgt. R.C. Bigelow 

 

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DUII enforcement and arrests over the last five years (Photo) - 11/23/21

In 2021, the Bend Police Department redirected two traffic unit officer positions to be a dedicated DUII / Aggressive Driving Enforcement Team on afternoon shift hours.  Over the last four years, community members have ranked traffic safety and enforcement consistently high in the bi-annual Bend Police Department survey.  In the 2021 survey, between 70 and 90 percent of community members surveyed ranked distracted driving and speeding as their highest concerns, with over 60 percent of the community members surveyed supporting additional enforcement efforts and additional officers to enforce DUII crimes. 

“The goals of the Bend Police Department are aligned with the goals of our community in ensuring overall safety by enforcing dangerous driving behavior to include DUII enforcement, speeding, and distracted driving,” said Police Chief Mike Krantz.  

Over the last several months, the Bend Police Department has focused on increasing DUII enforcement from this dedicated team, officers on our traffic team, and officers in our patrol division.  The data for the last five years (January 2017 through October 2021) of DUII arrest cases are detailed below and provide more detail of enforcement in Deschutes County.  

The following agencies contributed to the total number of arrests in Deschutes County: Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Redmond Police Department, Sunriver Police Department, and Black Butte Police Department.

These law enforcement agencies combined, averaged 1,150 DUII arrests per year (2017, 2018, 2019) or 3.2 arrests per day.  In 2020 and 2021 these agencies were estimated to have a combined average of 825 DUII arrests per year or 2.3 arrests per day.

The below graph details 2,243 DUII arrests made by the Bend Police Department over the previous five years.  There is a noticeable decline from 2019 to 2020 which is representative of the COVID pandemic to include fewer alcohol establishments being open or having reduced hours and likely a reduction in proactive policing contacts such as traffic stops.

 

Additionally, we reviewed data specific to range of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) range and broke those down into percentage of total arrests.  

Lastly, we reviewed data specific to age at the time of arrest and also broke those down into age range and percentage of total arrests.  

Individuals who drink alcohol or use other intoxicants are encouraged to use ride share opportunities such as Lyft, Uber, Taxi ServiceShuttle Service or designate a sober driver.  Bend Police also encourage community members to report if they suspect a DUII driver by calling the non-emergency line at 541-693-6911 or 911 for an emergency.

The consequences for the first-time conviction of driving under the influence of intoxicants is a one-year driver’s license suspension, a minimum fine of $1,000 and a maximum fine of $6,250 and up to 364 days in jail.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

 

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Bias Crime (Photo) - 11/22/21

Incident:                 Bias Crime

Case Number:         2021-66941

Date and Time:       Sunday, November 20, 2021 at 1:05 p.m.

Location:                 200 Block of NE Hawthorne Avenue 

Victim:                    Juvenile male

Arrested:                 Zachary G. Mathews, 42 year old male, Bend

 

On Saturday, November 20th  at 1:05 p.m. Bend Police were dispatched to the 200 block of NE Hawthorne Avenue for a dispute.  It was determined that Zachary Mathews was holding a rock, walking towards a juvenile male and his family while yelling racial slurs at the juvenile.  Officers arrived on scene and contacted Zachary Mathews as he was walking away from them.  He was arrested for Disorderly Conduct II and Bias Crime I and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail. 

If you are a victim of a bias crime or bias incident, call 911 to report if there is an immediate danger or if the crime is in progress.  If there is no immediate danger and the crime is not in progress call the non-emergency line at 541-693-6911. 

To know more about reporting bias crimes, visit our website at 

https://www.bendoregon.gov/government/departments/police/bias-crime-and-incidents

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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Attempted Theft of an ATM (Photo) - 11/22/21

Incident:                  Attempted Theft of an ATM

Case Number:         2021-67048

Date and Time:       Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 3:39 a.m.

Location:                 Chase Bank, 450 NW Franklin Ave, Bend

Victim:                    Chase Bank


On Sunday November 21st at 3:39 a.m. Bend Police were dispatched to Chase Bank where a witness was awaken by a crashing sound. The witness saw at least three subjects in a Ford F250 pickup truck attempting to steal the ATM. The witness saw the subjects run off, leaving the Ford F250 pickup truck on scene.

Officers arrived at 3:43 a.m. and did not locate any one in the area, but the Ford F250 pickup truck was still running with a tow strap attached to the ATM. It was later determined the Ford F250 pickup was stolen from the 100 block of NW Florida Avenue earlier in the morning. The owner of the Ford F250 recovered the vehicle, they were not involved in the attempted theft.

The ATM was secured at the police department.

If you have any information or video surveillance regarding the attempted theft of the ATM, please contact the Bend Police Department. This case is still under investigation.

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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Burglary arrest on SE 3rd Street (Photo) - 11/18/21

Incident: Burglary arrest

Case Number: 2021-00066581

Date and Time: Thursday November 18, 2021at 2:11pm

Location: 180 SE 3rd Street

Victim: Sargent’s Stereo

Suspect: Herbert Hoover Laurin  69-year-old    Bend resident

Narrative:

On November 18th, 2021 at 2:11pm, Bend Police Officers were dispatched to 180 SE 3rd Street for the report of a burglary in progress. An employee from Sargent’s Stereo called to report seeing an unknown person in a house adjacent to the Sargent Stereo store, that is owned by Sargent Stereo. The address of the house is 149 SE Heyburn.

Officers found that there had been forced entry into 149 SE Heyburn. Officers searched the residence with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy Bartness with his K9 partner “Masa.” Officers located Herbert Laurin in the bathroom of the residence. Officers found that Laurin had attempted to barricade himself in the house. 

Laurin was apprehended by Deputy Bartness and “Masa,” and taken into custody. 

Laurin was arrested for Burglary II, Criminal Trespass I, Criminal Mischief II, Resisting Arrest and Fail to Register as a Sex Offender. Laurin did not meet current Deschutes County Adult Jail criteria to be lodged. Laurin was issued a citation on these charges and released to appear in Deschutes County Circuit Court. 

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Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Crash - 11/17/21

Date / Time Occurred: November 17, 2021 at 3:54 PM

Type of Incident: Vehicle versus pedestrian crash

Victim: Adult female / Bend OR

Driver: Adult female / Bend OR

Case Number: 2021-00066382

On November 17th 2021 at 3:54 PM, Officers from the City of Bend Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in the area of 3rd Street and McKinley Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a female lying in the street. The female was unconscious and unresponsive. Medics were called to the scene and transported the female to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where she was admitted for serious injuries. The driver remained on scene and cooperated throughout the investigation.

 

North and southbound 3rd Street was closed for approximately one and a half hours while a crash reconstruction team processed the scene.

 

This investigation is ongoing.

Bend Woman Located After Stealing Car - 11/17/21

Date / Time Occurred: November 17, 2021 at 12:24 PM

Type of Incident: UUMV / Vehicle Theft

Victim of Vehicle Theft: Adult female / Bend OR

Victim of Physical Harassment: Adult female  Bend OR

Suspect: Adult female / Bend OR

Case Number: 2021-00066326

On November 17th 2021 at 12:24 PM, Officers from the City of Bend Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle theft (UUMV) in the area of 810 NE Greenwood Avenue (7-Eleven) within the City of Bend. A female Bend resident called 911 to report an unknown female approached the vehicle she was a passenger in and ordered her out of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was inside a business at the time. The caller complied and the unknown female drove away in the vehicle. 

Responding officers located the stolen vehicle within three blocks from where it was stolen. The vehicle was abandoned at that time. Officers established a perimeter around the area. Deschutes County 911 dispatch notified nearby residents of the search for the suspect by emergency message.

Officers located the suspect in the backyard of a residence on NE 8th Street, two blocks north of where the vehicle was stolen. The female suspect was located through the tracking efforts of Deschutes County canine Ronan and Redmond Police Department canine Niza. The female was not injured by either K9. The female was taken into custody and transported to Bend St. Charles Emergency Room for treatment unrelated to her arrest.  

Bend Police later learned that following the theft of the car, the suspect female physically harassed a female employee at the Masonic Lodge in Bend. 

Criminal charges for the suspect female are pending.  

Shots Fired on Hunnell Road - 11/14/21

Incident: Shots Fired on Hunnell Road

Case Number: 2021-00065590

Date and Time: Saturday, November 13, 2021, 9:21 PM

Location: Hunnell Road, North of Cooley Road

 

Suspect Vehicle Information:

Gray or similar color pickup truck, newer model, two door, tinted windows, loud muffler with a suspension lift. 

 

Victims: 

20 year-old Female

25 year-old Male

59 year-old Male

Juvenile Female

 

Bend Police Officers responded to a weapons offense on Hunnell Road north of Cooley Road.  A caller said that a passing vehicle had shot at several vehicles that were parked on Hunnell Road.  Officers and Detectives investigated and determined that two cars and two trailers had been shot with a firearm during this incident.  There were four victims within those different vehicles at the time of the shooting.  The four victims were not injured. 

 

The suspect vehicle left the area prior to police arrival and has not been located at this time.  The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Deschutes County 911 non-emergency number at (541) 693-6911.

 

 

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Arrest for Luring of a Minor in Bend (Photo) - 11/12/21

Case Number:          2021-00065172

Date Occurred:         November 10th, 2021 to November 11th, 2021

Type of Incident:       Luring a Minor for Sexual Conduct

Date Arrested:          November 11, 2021

Victim:                     Fictitious 15-year-old male

Arrested:                  Sam Trenton           20-year-old     Bend Resident

 

During the evening of November 10th, a Bend Police Officer began a criminal investigation by posing as a 15-year-old male on a social media platform.  20-year-old Sam Trenton began conversing with the fictitious 15-year-old male. During the communication, Trenton began talking about having sexual intercourse with the fictitious 15-year-old male.  The conversations were sexual in nature and the age of the fictitious male was discussed, specifically regarding the sexual contact.

Around 9:23 pm on November 11th, Trenton arrived at a pre-determined agreed upon location to meet with the fictitious 15-year-old child in order to engage in sexual intercourse.  Trenton had arranged a ride share to pick up the fictitious 15-year-old male and take him to Trenton’s residence in Bend. Several Bend Police Officers were surveilling the area and contacted Trenton when they arrived at the prearranged location.  Trenton was taken into custody without incident. 

Trenton was transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail, where they were lodged on charges Online Sexual Corruption and Luring a Minor for Sexual Contact.   

Bend Police want to remind parents to stay involved in their children’s digital world, know the apps they are using and have parental controls when possible. Children should talk with a trusted adult so they understand the online risks, and only chat with people they know, make sure their online accounts are private, and block people they do not know.

 

Submitted by: Lieutenant Clint Burleigh

 

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Crash leads to DUII, Hit and Run arrest - 11/10/21

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Case number: 2021-00064975

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 10th, 2021 at 6:05pm 

Type of Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Hit and Run

Arrested:

Denise Lovejoy, 56-year-old Bend

Narrative: 

On November 10th, 2021, at 5:37pm, multiple people called to report that a vehicle had rear ended another vehicle near the intersection S. Hwy 97 and Badger Rd.  Witnesses described the driver, later identified as Denise Lovejoy, as possibly being intoxicated.  Lovejoy left the area in her vehicle before officers arrived.  A witness described Lovejoy as driving in the wrong lane of travel when she left.    

As Officer Chaquico was responding to the crash, he observed a vehicle in front of him, driving towards him in his lane of travel. This vehicle matched the description of Lovejoy’s vehicle.  Officer Chaquico turned and followed Lovejoy, activating his overhead lights. 

Lovejoy failed to yield and continued to drive for approximately .3 miles before finally stopping.   

Lovejoy was arrested and issued a citation in lieu of custody for the following charges:

  • DUII
  • Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Felony)
  • Elude (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering
  • Reckless Driving

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Thank You to all Veterans (Photo) - 11/10/21

”We at the Bend Police Department are humbled by the bravery, sacrifice and courage of the military veterans in our community and in our country. Every year when we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th, we are reminded to thank our family, friends, and community members.

We are especially grateful for our very own officers and staff, who have served or are serving in all branches of the military and reserves.  On this Veterans Day, we give special thanks to the 37 men and women of the City of Bend Police Department who are military veterans.  

United States Air Force – 4 employees

Unites States Army – 8 employees

Army National Guard – 6 employees

Unites States Marine Corps – 16 employees

Unites States Navy – 3 employees

We encourage everyone to think of our veterans and thank them when you see them. We support and honor our veterans, not just on Veterans Day, but every day of the year.”

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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Bend Police have arrested 5 adults in the last 90 days for Luring a Minor (Photo) - 11/02/21

Bend Police officers are proactively investigating cases online where adults are sexually luring minors through social media.  Several of Bend’s officers have participated in trainings on how to investigate sexual predators using social media. 


Within the last three months, officers have arrested five adult suspects for luring a minor (a class C felony) in Bend. Oregon law says luring a minor is a crime when a person sends explicit sexual photographs or explicit sexual messages to a minor for the purposes of sexual conduct. The law also allows a police officer to pose as a minor for the purposes of investigating these cases.

Bend Police want our community to know we are proactively investigating these cases. This outreach will also let potential predators know our community is vigilant. Our goal is to prevent this activity from affecting our community. 

We would like to remind parents and child caregivers to stay involved in their children’s digital world, know the apps they are using and utilize parental controls when possible. Children should talk with a trusted adult so they understand online risks, only chat with people they know, make sure their online accounts are private and block people they do not know.

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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