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Deputies Quickly Locate and Arrest Burglary Suspect in Sisters (Photo) - 05/20/20

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: May 20, 2020


Location:    200 block of S. Elm Street, Sisters

Arrested:     Bauer, Thomas J.  Age: 34                        Transient

Charges:     Burglary I, Theft II


On May 20, 2020, at approximately 3:00pm, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of S. Elm Street in Sisters regarding a burglary.  The initial information given to deputies was the resident had arrived home to find a transient male sleeping in his bed.  The suspect male left the residence once confronted by the resident and was last seen near the Village Green Park.  The resident also reported the male had taken property from the residence.

Deputies arrived in the area within two minutes and began searching for the suspect.  Thomas J. Bauer was located a short time later in one of the public restrooms inside the Village Green Park.  Bauer was positively identified as being the suspect in the burglary and deputies recovered the stolen property in his pockets.

Bauer was arrested and transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on charges of Burglary I and Theft II.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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