▶️ La Pine man surrenders after incident that prompted ‘shelter in Place’ alert


UPDATE: The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Joshua Maxfield, 33, of La Pine Tuesday. DCSO said he contacted them and surrendered. He’s facing charges in Deschutes County of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.


A search for a man who ran away on foot after allegedly trying to get away from deputies in a stolen pickup in La Pine prompted “shelter in place” alerts sent to residents in the area Monday.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said it started around 3:00 a.m. as deputies investigated a stolen vehicle report in the 52000 block of Huntington Road, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) said. Deputies later located the black 1989 Chevy S10 at a residence in the 15400 block of Deer Avenue.

As deputies tried to make contact and take the male suspect into custody, he drove off, DCSO said. The suspect allegedly crashed into multiple trees and other objects.

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Deputies later located the stolen Chevy near Brooks Lane, but nobody was inside. 

Law enforcement spent hours in the Deer Avenue area Monday searching for the suspect. He was described as a white male with black hair and facial hair, in his early 30’s, and was last seen wearing jeans, an unknown-colored t-shirt, a greyish-black vest and boots with no laces.

Residents who were signed up for the Deschutes Alerts emergency notification system received an alert saying, “SHELTER IN PLACE LOCK ALL DOORS – SUSPECT AT LARGE. Deputies say they will continue to update residents in the search area via the Deschutes Alerts emergency notification system

The public is encouraged to report any information or suspicious activity observed within or near the search area.


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