A Redmond man was arrested for burglary Wednesday night after he broke into one home and broke windows at a couple of more houses trying to get inside, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. Deke DeMars said deputies were dispatched to reported burglary in progress in the 16000 block of Perit Huntington Road in Sisters just after 10 p.m. The deputy arrived and found a man walking between two houses in the neighborhood. DeMars said the man, identified as 26-year-old Stephen Calhoun of Redmond, was drunk. Witnesses told the deputy they did not believe Calhoun lived in the area and he was detained.
Additional deputies responded to the home along with assistance from the Black Butte Police Department and the Oregon State Police. They were able to surround the home and confirm all the residents of the home were evacuated. The homeowners believed there was still someone in the residence as law enforcement arrived.
DeMars said patrol deputies, along with members of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, utilized an armored vehicle and DCSO patrol K9 Ezel to enter the home and determine no one was inside.
An investigation revealed Calhoun had broken a window to the occupied home trying to gain entry. Calhoun left the first home after breaking the window and later broke into a nearby home just before being detained by the deputy. Calhoun was booked into the Deschutes County Jail on several charges including first-degree burglary, first-degree attempted burglary, unlawful possession of meth and two counts of first-degree trespassing.