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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. 

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Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

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