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2005 Gold Honda Odyssey Van
2005 Gold Honda Odyssey Van
Suspicious circumstances involving a registered sex offender - 04/01/21

Incident: Suspicious circumstances involving a registered sex offender

Case number: 2021-00016624

Location: NE 3rd/ Lafayette Ave and 62995 N. Hwy 97

Arrested: Thomas Lee Barlow, 58 year old male, Salem

Vehicle description: 2005 Gold Honda Odyssey van, with silver box on top, and a bike rack on the back


On Sunday, March 28th around 1:30 p.m. Bend Police responded to the area of Dutch Bros at NE 3rd Street and Lafayette Avenue where a man in a gold van was seen suspiciously following two teenage girls. Witnesses described the girls to be between the ages of 13 to 16 years old. One caller stated he watched the girls running and hiding from the man in the van. The caller was able to obtain the license plate of the van as the driver sped off, out of the area. Bend Police were not able to locate the teenage girls to determine what the circumstances were regarding the driver of the van.

Around 10 p.m. on March 28th. Officers located the van at the Dutch Bros at 62995 N. Hwy 97. The driver and sole occupant, Thomas Lee Barlow, was contacted and arrested for failing to register as a sex offender and arrested on a probation violation warrant from another county.

Bend Police are seeking any information from our community if they witnessed this incident, have information on how to contact the teenage girls, or if they have witnessed any other incidents similar in nature pertaining to Thomas Barlow and his gold van.

If you have any additional information to provide officers, please call the non-emergency line at 541-693-6911.


Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

Attached Media Files: 2005 Gold Honda Odyssey Van
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