Police say they have arrested a Bend woman believed to be responsible for 15 different burglaries at businesses in Bend and Redmond over the past six weeks. That includes nine burglaries Redmond Police reported last week.
Laura Marie Zachary, 30, faces 13 counts of burglary, 13 counts of criminal mischief, seven counts of thefts and more.
The businesses hit between Sept. 15 and Oct. 24 include:
- Van Henion Brewing
- Somewhere That’s Green
- Urban Forest Tree Service
- Bend Roasting Company
- Fiesta Mazatlan
- Big O Bagels
- Mo’s Egg House
- Jody’s Diner
- Choice Car Wash
- Redmond Bazaar
- Salon Bliss
- Brightside Thrift Store
- Spirit Halloween
- Baldy’s Barbeque
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Here you can see security video from Choice Car Wash, showing someone looking around outside the car wash. It also appears they are attempting to open a door.
The photo below shows what was left after the burglary at Brightside Thrift Store on Oct. 19.
Brightside Animal Shelter benefits from Brightside Thrift store. Brightside Animal Shelter manager Patricia Bowling says $2,000 in cash and a $4,000 necklace was stolen from the safe that is pictured.
“It’s so disheartening because most of the people work here for minimum wage or volunteer,” Bowling said. “Everyone’s working so hard to save these animals that come to us, that you feel so violated.”
Brightside Thrift Store is always taking donations. You can donate at their website.
Redmond Police say this kind of criminal activity is unusual.
“For so many burglaries to happen in such a short time, it’s not normal for the city of Redmond at all,” said Sergeant Steven Binstock with Redmond PD.
Police say the woman was finally caught Monday night in the 63000 block of Nels Anderson Road in Bend. A business owner watching their store’s surveillance video allegedly saw the burglar inside the business.
Bend Police say officers responded and Zachary took off on foot. She was captured a short time later.
Police say all the burglaries in Bend involved a white female wearing face coverings. Redmond Police then conducted a joint interview and identified Zachary as the suspect in the burglaries there, Bend PD said.
Zachary was booked into the Deschutes County Jail.
Central Oregon Daily News obtained video Monday of the Big O Bagels burglary which happened on Oct. 16. It showed someone trying to break open a safe using Channellock-style pliers.