Eugene man arrested on burglary chargers after Sun Mountain Fun Center break-in


A Eugene man was arrested early Friday morning after he broke into Bend’s Sun Mountain Fun Center, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

Patrick Turner, 35, was charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, three counts of theft and two counts of criminal trespassing.

Sgt. Troy Gotchy said 911 received a call around 1:44 a.m. from someone at Sun Mountain saying there was a strong smell of sulfur in the area. The caller quickly hung up.

Just two minutes later dispatch got a call from an alarm company advising them of an active alarm at the same area.

Bend Police officers were tied up on another incident so several deputies responded, Gotchy said.

The first two on scene found the front door window smashed and they could hear someone walking around inside upstairs.

While the deputies waited in the lobby for backup, Turner came down the stairs and was confronted.

Gotchy said Turner was arrested without incident and taken to the Deschutes County Jail.



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