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Recovered Stolen Vehicle on NE 3rd Street - 01/11/21

Incident: Recovered Stolen Vehicle 

Case Number: 2021-00001785 

Date and Time: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1016am 

Location: 849 NE 3rd Street 

Suspect: Unknown white male adult 

Victim: Bend resident 

Victim Vehicle: 1995 Blue GMC Yukon 


On January 11, 2021 at 1016am, an Officer with the Bend Police Department identified a stolen vehicle driven by an unknown white male adult on NE 3rd Street. As the officer was confirming the status of the vehicle being stolen, the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the Days Inn, located at 849 NE 3rd Street. The stolen vehicle was a 1995 GMC Yukon.  

Shortly after the vehicle was stopped, the driver ran from the vehicle towards NE Hawthorne and NE 2nd. Officers followed the suspect, as the suspect entered a gated area of 221 NE Hawthorne (Monkey Wrench Automotive). The suspect left Monkey Wrench Automotive and ran towards a residence on NE 2nd and NE Hawthorne.  

After setting a perimeter in the area, officers were unable to locate the suspect. The search included areas surrounding the residence and the abandoned business. Officers are continuing the investigation into identifying and locating the suspect. 

The stolen Yukon was returned to the vehicle owner.  

Bend Police was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, to include Deputy Ben Bartness and his K9 partner "Masa."   

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information on this case, please call the non-emergency line at 541-693-6911 and reference case number 2021-1785. 


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Southbound Highway 97/Parkway closed at Revere Avenue - 01/10/21

Updated Press Release

Incident: Fatal motor vehicle crash

Case Number: 2021-000001589 

Date and Time: Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at about 7:13 PM PST

Location: Southbound Highway 97/Parkway south of NE Hawthorne Avenue 

Semi-Truck Driver:    William McCain, 56-year old Male, Alaska resident

Involved Vehicle:  2017 Volvo truck

Pedestrian:  Marlow White, 42-year old Male, Bend resident   ***Deceased***  Next-of-Kin has been notified

On 01-09-2021 about 7:13 PM PST Deschutes County 9-1-1 dispatch received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a motor vehicle crash that occurred on southbound Highway 97 "The Parkway" just south of NE Hawthorne Avenue.  Callers reported a Semi-Tractor Trailer had collided with a pedestrian.

Officers from the Bend Police Department arrived and provided medical aid to the pedestrian who was unconscious.  Bend Fire and Rescue paramedics arrived and transported the pedestrian who succumbed to his injuries at St Charles Medical Center in Bend during treatment.  The pedestrian was positively identified as 42-year old Bend resident Marlow White.

The driver of the Semi-Truck, identified as 56-year old William McCain, remained on scene and was cooperating with investigators.  There is no indication that alcohol or other substances were a factor in this collision.

According to several subjects interviewed at the scene, White was seen attempting to run eastbound across Highway 97, starting from the west side of the roadway.  McCain saw this and applied the brakes and turned into the adjacent southbound lane to attempt to avoid the collision, but the 2017 Volvo truck he was driving struck White.  White was not in a crosswalk or pedestrian crossing area of the roadway at the time of the collision.

Southbound Highway 97 is now fully re-opened.

The Bend Police Department was assisted with traffic control and road closures by the Oregon Department of Transportation Incident Response Team and the City of Bend Public Works Division.  The investigation was aided by the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office and the Deschutes County Medical Examiner's Office.


Prepared by Sgt. Tommy Russell



Serious Assault - 12/27/20

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


Structure Fire at Sisters Mobile Home Park - 12/23/20

Incident date and time:  12-23-20 at 2105 hours

Case Number: 200130110

Location:  Sisters Mobile Home Park - 61280 Parrell Rd, Bend, OR


On 12-23-20 at about 2105 hours, Bend Police and Bend Fire were dispatched to a structure fire at the Sisters Mobile Home Park.  When Police arrived, they found it had spread to two additional units.  Officers began evacuting the units around the fire. One of the units that was on fire, had an elderly, non-mobile male inside.  Police entered the unit and drug the male to safety. Fire arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. Fire and Police are still on scene investigating and providing assistance to the displaced occupants. Red Cross has been contacted and is assisting.  There are no known injuries to the occupants at this time. 




Bend Police will have some officers testing and evaluating body-worn cameras starting on Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12/17/20

Over the last six months, the Bend Police Department established a body-worn camera working group consisting of members from the police department, City of Bend Legal Department, and the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.  The workgroup narrowed the selection of the body-worn camera supplier down to a few providers.  These providers are all nationally utilized by multiple agencies and offer some differences in their services and capabilities. 

Over the next several months, the Bend Police Department will be testing and evaluating equipment from each of these providers to determine if the services and capabilities meet the needs, as established by the working group.  The testing will begin next week, with several officers on a variety of shifts wearing and evaluating the body-worn cameras to determine which products fit the needs that the working group identified. Our goal is to have a fully implemented system active by early in the summer.


Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey