Bend Man Arrested After Multiple Hit & Run Crashes

A 34-year-old Bend man was arrested Wednesday morning after multiple hit-and-run crashes and a short chase from Tumalo to Bend.

According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, someone called 9-1-1 about 1:12 a.m. Wednesday to report a Chevy truck had crashed into park cars near Tumalo Tavern. The caller reported the driver drove away from the parking lot after the crashes and drove through Tumalo.

Randall Richard Kilby (April 2019)

Meanwhile, Bend Police were actively investigating another hit and run crash near Jake’s Diner reported about a half hour earlier. The victim provided a description of the truck and the driver and police said it matched the suspect from the incident in Tumalo. 

A DSCO Deputy Sheriff located the truck and unsuccessfully tried to pull over the driver. A pursuit ensued through Tumalo and onto southbound Highway 97 toward Bend, with speeds never exceeding 55 mph.

Sheriff’s deputies deployed spike strips on the highway and were able to bring the truck to a stop at the Highway 97 and Cooley Road intersection.

After the truck stopped, DCSO Deputies, with the help of Oregon State Police and Bend Police, conducted a high risk vehicle stop.

DSCO Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp said the driver, Randall Richard Kilby of Bend, was arrested without further incident. No injuries were reported.

Kilby was taken to the Deschutes County Jail and booked on several charges including felony attempting to elude, reckless driving and a parole violation.

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