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News Release
Homeowner Interrupts Burglary When Returning Home. Idaho Man Arrested and Property Recovered. - 10/09/18


Date: 10/08/2018

Released by: Sergeant Troy Gotchy

Bend, OR – Homeowner interrupts burglary when he returns home.  Idaho man arrested and property recovered.

On October 8th at approximately 2108 hours Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the 20000 block of Destiny Court off of O.B. Riley road for a Burglary in progress.  The reporting person arrived home and saw an unknown subject inside his house.  The victim called 911 and started to leave his residence in his vehicle.  As he was pulling around in his driveway, a white passenger car drove around from the back of the residence almost colliding with homeowner.  The victim backed his vehicle up, and allowed the suspect vehicle to pass.

After the suspect vehicle had gone by him, the victim followed the suspect vehicle and provided updated locations to the 911 dispatcher.  Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office were able to catch up to the suspect vehicle and stopped a 1993 Dodge Sprint passenger car bearing Oregon license 859JMP at the intersection of 3rd and O.B. Riley Road.

The driver later identified as Robert Lee Tyson, age 36, of Pocatello, ID was contacted along with a female passenger.  Both were detained at the scene without incident while Deputies spoke with both subjects. 

During the course of the investigation, several items belonging to the victim were recovered from inside the vehicle.  Tyson was arrested for Burglary I and Aggravated Theft (over $10,000) and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail.  The female passenger was later released without charges.  The vehicle was impounded for no insurance.

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   Sgt. William Bailey, Public Information Officer, 541-388-6655 or  

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include a Marine Patrol, K-9 units, and Forest Patrol. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 157,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of the county. The agency has 221 authorized and funded personnel which includes 175 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.



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