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Injured DUII driver
Injured DUII driver
Redmond Police Announce DUII Enforcement Results for June, Planned July Enforcement (Photo) - 07/10/18

REDMOND, OR – In June, the Redmond Police Department conducted a DUII High Visibility Enforcement effort.  During this time Redmond police placed two additional officers on our roadways funded by DUII grant funds.  A total of eight hours was worked on grant time, resulting in the arrest of one (1) DUII driver.  Redmond patrol officers working their normal shifts during June arrested sixteen (16) additional DUII drivers. 


Redmond Police will continue enhanced DUII patrols throughout the remaining month of July.  The primary intent of these heighten patrols is to prevent deaths, injuries and property damage caused by DUII drivers by removing them from the road.  Redmond Police Department officers are trained to look for signs of impairment beyond just alcohol, as many other substances, legal or illegal, can impair a person’s ability to operate a vehicle. 


The officers of your Redmond Police Department are committed to making Redmond the safest community in Oregon.  Preventing, locating and arresting DUII drivers is one of many ways they are working to accomplish this vision.  Funding to support these enhanced DUII patrols is provided by a DUII High Visibility Enforcement Grant, awarded to the Redmond Police Department from the Oregon Department of Transportation.


Please report suspected DUII drivers by calling 541-693-6911 in Deschutes County or anywhere in Oregon by calling 800-24-DRUNK (800-243-7865).


PHOTO DETAILS - In the attached photo, a male was arrested for DUII and several other traffic crimes after colliding with other vehicles in Redmond on June 29, 2018.  The driver stopped on his own and fell to the ground several times after exiting his car, seriously injuring himself.  He was taken by medics to the Redmond hospital.

Attached Media Files: Injured DUII driver
Redmond Detective Selected for the Oregon Department of the American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year & American Legion Western Region Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (Photo) - 07/06/18

Redmond, OR – At the Oregon American Legion annual conference held June 27-30, 2018 in Florence, the American Legion selected Redmond Police Department Detective Steven Binstock as their Oregon Law Enforcement Officer of the Year – 2018.  Additionally, Detective Binstock was selected as the winner of the Western Region Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  The Western Region includes 11 states, the Department of Mexico, and Department of the Philippines.


“As a Veteran myself, I know the pride fellow Veterans feel in honoring those who serve.  I am very proud of Detective Binstock for earning this prestigious award.  He truly represents the very best of the Redmond Police Department,” said Mayor George Endicott.


Each year, American Legion Posts all over the state and country submit nominations for Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  Only one is selected from dozens of nominations at the state level, and then each state submits their state winner to the region chapter for selection of the region award winner.  From there, one of the five region level winners is selected as the national award winner.  Detective Binstock was runner-up for the national award.


“Detective Binstock is an outstanding law enforcement officer, husband, and father.  I was proud to attend the presentation of awards to Detective Binstock, and I am honored to serve as his Chief of Police,” said Chief of Police Dave Tarbet.


The criteria for being selected as the American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year include “Outstanding selfless service over and above normal duties through community service and professional achievement thereby exemplifying the meaning of the phrase: America’s Finest.” Detective Binstock is the second officer from the Redmond Police Department to receive the same two awards in two consecutive years.


Detective Stephen Binstock was hired by the Redmond Police Department in 2012, after working with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office as a Marine Deputy.  Detective Binstock holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, from the University of North Dakota, graduation in 2007.

Attached Media Files: Detective Binstock
American Legion suspect detained
American Legion suspect detained
Redmond Police Arrest Drug Delivery Suspects; Report Other July 4th Service Calls (Photo) - 07/05/18

Redmond, OR – On Wednesday, July 4, at approximately 2:55 PM, Redmond Police were sent to American Legion Park after a 911 call was received reporting a robbery which just occurred.  Initial reports indicated a knife was brandished and forty dollars was taken from the victim.


Officers arrived quickly and contacted the suspects as they were leaving in a vehicle.  An investigation was started immediately.  In total, two groups of two people each were involved in a dispute over the sale of alleged poor quality of marijuana.  The two juveniles, both 17-years-old, confronted two adults who had sold them the marijuana wanting their money back.  It was alleged a knife was brandished, but this information could be confirmed.  A physical fight between the four-involved people started and all sustained minor injuries consistent with a fight.


At the conclusion of the investigation, Sabastian Dubar, 21-years-old and Redmond-area resident, and Dominica Wallace, 20-years-old and Redmond resident, were arrested for Unlawful Delivery of a Marijuana Item (ORS 475B.346), a misdemeanor.  They were lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail in Bend.  One of the 17-year-old males was issued a citation for MIP-Marijuana.


In the 24-hour period between July 4 at 6:00 AM and July 5 at 6:00 AM, Redmond Police responded to or initiated 158 incidents.  50 of those incidents involved complaints of illegal fireworks.  One Officer witnessed an intoxicated male light an illegal firework in front of him and ultimately arrested the person for a probation violation.  Redmond Police assisted Redmond Fire & Rescue on a report of a fireworks-caused fire at John Tuck Elementary School, where a tree was burned.  Also, a dispute between individuals at the Fairgrounds stemmed from a disagreement over illegal fireworks.  A report was taken and is still being investigated.


Redmond Police Officers did not arrest any DUII drivers during the evening of July 4 and early morning hours of July 5.  Calls for service took time away from the on-duty officers to proactively look for impaired drivers.


The Redmond Police Department would like to remind every one of the extreme fire danger that exists in our area.  While Independence Day has passed, the fire danger remains.  Your Redmond Police Department is appreciative of the continued support of all of Central Oregon.

Attached Media Files: American Legion suspect detained
Meth items
Meth items
RPD Arrest Fleeing Suspect With Help From Downtown Businesses (Photo) - 06/25/18

Redmond, OR – Today, June 25, 2018, at approximately 11:24 AM Redmond Police Officers were called to Satterlee Jewelry, at 513 NW Fir Ave, after employees discovered an unknown male in a restricted area of the store.  The male left with two other people when confronted by staff.


Redmond Officers located the group of three in the area W Antler Ave and NW 5th Street.  When an Officer attempted to initiate contact, one of the males fled on a bicycle.  Officers gave chase, and with significant help from three different downtown business employees, the suspect was caught and arrested in the alley-way behind Kobold Brewing, and Westside Taco Company.


Other Officers also gave chase to the two other people who also ran.  They were eventually contacted as well.  A downtown business employee alerted Officers that the suspects attempted to hide property from a backpack in some landscaping nearby.  That property has recovered and is currently in our possession while we attempt to determine ownership, as we believe the items to be stolen.  The items included two necklaces and other jewelry.


The investigation, at this time, has resulted in the arrest of Mr. Brett Yahtin, 28-years-old, from Redmond for the crimes of Burglary in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Theft in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Misd).  Items confirmed stolen from Satterlee Jewelry were located in possession of Mr. Yahtin.  Mr. Yahtin was taken to the DCSO Jail.


This investigation is ongoing.  The Redmond Police Department is attempting to determine if other property recovered is in fact stolen.  Items include the jewelry mentioned above and two bicycles (photos of bicycles attached).  The other two individuals, one male, and one female will not be identified at this time because they have not been arrested. 


The Redmond Police Department is extremely appreciative of everyone who assisted in locating the fleeing individuals.  It takes all of us to police a community.  We are consistently humbled by your trust in us to work for you.

Attached Media Files: Meth items , Recovered Jewelry , Bike 2 , Bike 1