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News Release
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La Pine Man Arrested After Graffiti Spree and Spitting on Deputies (Photo) - 05/20/20

Released By: Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp

Release Date: May 20, 2020

Location: Highway 97 at 1st St, La Pine, OR

Arrested: Andrew S Garrett, Age 28, La Pine, OR

Charges:    Criminal Mischief I (5 counts)

                     Possessional of Methamphetamine – Felony

                     Criminal Trespass I

                     Criminal Trespass II

                     Disorderly Conduct II (3 counts)

                    Menacing

                    Harassment

                    Aggravated Harassment

                     Interfere with a Peace Officer

Narrative:

La Pine, OR – On May 19th, 2020 at approximately 5:10PM, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a man painting graffiti on a business in the downtown La Pine area. The business manager provided a detailed description of the man has he fled the area after being confronted.

DCSO Deputies arrived in the area within seconds of the call and found the man inside a nearby gas station bathroom trying to wash the paint from his hands and change clothing.

The suspect was identified as Andrew S Garrett, age 28, of La Pine, Oregon.

Garrett was also in possession of a backpack that likely contained paint and other evidence. DCSO Deputies later obtained a Search Warrant from a County Circuit Court Judge and seized additional evidence from the backpack, including, methamphetamine and paint.

DCSO Deputies investigated and determined that Garrett was the same person painting random words and scribbles on many businesses throughout the downtown La Pine area during the previous week. Based on evidence collected at the gas station and the other scenes, Garrett was also identified as the suspect in those previous six cases.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, Garrett was cited in lieu of custody for several counts of Criminal Mischief I and Criminal Trespass. He was issued citations and told to leave the business property. He refused and challenged DCSO Deputies to a fight before spitting and throwing gas station trash cans at them and Sheriff’s Office vehicles. A DCSO Deputy received minor injuries during the struggle with Garrett, who was uninjured.

DCSO Deputies arrested Garrett for the new crimes and lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Jail with the above listed charges.

DCSO believes there may be additional victims that either have not found or reported recent graffiti damage. Deputies ask that any additional victims in the downtown La Pine area to report any graffiti to our office by calling 541-693-6911 or use the DCSO on-line reporting system at sheriff.deschutes.org.

Our office will also be working with the victim businesses to remove the illicit graffiti with our inmate work crew graffiti removal program.

Reference DCSO Case No 20-79640

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