Bend man arrested after home invasion robbery

A Bend man was arrested early Monday morning after a home invasion robbery, according to police.

The incident started just before 4 a.m. when a man living in the 100 block of NW Wall St. called police to say someone had come into his home.

The suspect, later identified as 41-year-old Beau Dustin McDowell, had stolen property from the home and a truck key, Lt. Juli McConkey said.

The victim heard his truck start-up and he went outside to try to pull McDowell from the truck, but McDowell fought him off.

McConkey said McDowell left in the stolen truck but hit a nearby fence, causing about $1,000 worth of damage.

McDowell ran from the area but was found at 5:24 a.m. about a block away from the crash site.

He had the victim’s property with him when he was arrested, McConkey said.

McDowell was taken to the Deschutes County Jail and charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and hit and run among other charges.


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