Bend Police on Tuesday arrested five people and recovered three separate and unrelated stolen vehicles.
According to Sgt. Rob Emerson, officers first took a report of a motorhome that was stolen from the 300 block of NW Georgia around 12:30 p.m.. The victim had last seen his 2004 Winnibego in his driveway an hour earlier and when he realized it was gone, he immediately reported it stolen.
While officers were investigating, the Winnibego was involved in a crash in the area of NW Greenwood and NW Hill St where the driver, 63-year-old Herbert Laurin, of Hermiston, struck and damaged a parked vehicle, Emerson said.
When Officers arrived, further investigation revealed that Laurin had stolen the vehicle. Laurin was taken to the Deschutes County Jail where he was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and failure to register as a sex offender.
At 1:35 p.m., a Bend Police officer saw a white Toyota Echo fail to obey the stoplight at NE 4th and NE Greenwood Ave.
The officer initiated a traffic stop and learned the car had been reported stolen to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office on November 6th. Nikole Barclay, a 21-year-old from Bend, immediately exited the vehicle and advanced towards the officer and said, “What now?” Emerson said.
The officer was able to detain Barclay without incident. Emerson said Barclay became uncooperative and officers placed her in a WRAP restraint for her safety and theirs. She was taken to the Deschutes County Jail and charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
Later in the day at 4:25 p.m., a Bend Police officer saw a 2011 Toyota Tundra getting gas at the Quickway Market on Butler Market Road. The officer recognized the driver from numerous prior contacts and knew the occupant was often involved in criminal activity, Emerson said.
The officer did a routine records check on the Tundra and learned it was reported stolen out of Harney County on November 5th.
When the Tundra left the gas station, the officer conducted a traffic stop, with several other officers, using a high-risk approach. The truck came to a stop at 490 NE Butler Market Rd. Cellphone video captured by witnesses show the officers with their guns drawn, urging the suspects to get out of the truck.
The driver, 34-year-old Henry Duran of Bend and a male passenger were detained without incident. The passenger was determined to not be involved with the stolen vehicle and was released. Duran was in possession of methamphetamine and was arrested for unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of meth and a parole violation, Emerson said.
An additional investigation revealed that Duran was given the truck to drive by 28-year-old Ashley Manahan of Bend and 22-year-old Nice, Calif. resident Lillyanne Kostelecky. Emerson said the investigation revealed that Manahan and Kostelecky had stolen the truck from Harney County and driven it to Bend. Kostelecky and Manahan were found at a residence on NE Wichita Way and arrested for unlawful use of a motor vehicle.