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News Release
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. 




William Earl Swanson 42-year-old Bend Transient 



Attempt to Elude Police Officer 

Reckless Driving 

Reckless Endangering 

Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon (Brass Knuckles) 



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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