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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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