A Bend woman was arrested early Thursday morning after she and another man drove away from police during a domestic dispute call. Police meanwhile, are still searching for the man.
According to a release, Bend Police responded to a domestic dispute just after midnight Thursday to find a man and woman in a car covered in blood. As officers tried to investigate, 19-year-old Feliciti Mullins drove away with 21-year-old Shawn Kennedy in the passenger seat.
A short time later, the car was spotted at SE Cessna Drive and SE Craven Way. Kennedy ran from police. Officers had probable cause for the crime of interfering with an officer and Kennedy had a felony probation violation warrant.
Officers tried to find Kennedy using a K9 team and drone, but were unsuccessful. It was reported the blood was from a self-inflicted knife wound to Kennedy’s leg.
Mullins was taken to the Deschutes County Jail for interfering with an officer and a misdemeanor warrant for theft.
Kennedy is described as wearing a white tank top, dark shorts and barefoot. He is 5’9”, 205 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, with facial hair. Kennedy was also believed to be armed with a knife. We are asking for the public to call in if they see him.
Bend Police was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police during the investigation.
Bend Police on Wednesday re-arrested a La Pine man accused of raping a young girl nearly 20 years ago after three more victims came forward.
One of the victims was a 6-year-old girl police say was sexually abused this year.
Police initially arrested Rusty Allen Pugh during a traffic stop on August 22nd. He was charged with five counts of rape after a two-month investigation into alleged crimes against a now 23-year-old woman back in 2000.
Pugh was released with a GPS monitor five days later after posting $25,000 bail.
During that time, police say they received numerous follow-up calls for investigation into Pugh. Three more victims reported Pugh as a suspect in previously unreported sex crimes between 2004 and 2019.
Lt. Juli McConky said two of the victims, Yamhill County women who are now 19 and 22-years-old, were abused in 2004.
On Wednesday, Bend Police detectives with the help of Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a car Pugh was a passenger in at Burgess Road and Huntington Road in La Pine. He was arrested at 5 p.m. and taken back to the Deschutes County Jail.
“We’re sure there are more victims out there,” McConky told Central Oregon Daily. “It’s just encouraging them to come forward.”
McConky said Pugh was “definitely involved in these childrens’ lives.”
“It’s not a stranger and most of these types of offenses are where the suspect or alleged suspect would be in contact with people and groom them and give them access to the children,” she said.
Anyone with information is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911
Pugh is now charged with 10 additional counts of first-degree sex abuse and five counts of first-degree sodomy.
An 18-year-old from Redmond was killed Tuesday night in a two-car crash on Reed Market Road and American Lane.
Bend Police said about 8:07 p.m. a blue Ford pickup driven by 18-year-old Chase Turnbull of Bend was driving east on SE Reed Market Road approaching SE American Lane when he collided with a Subaru Impreza trying to turn left from Reed Market onto American Lane.
Marshall Sarabia, a 19-year-old Bend resident was driving the Impreza with Brooklyn Klaus, 18, of Bend in the back seat and 18-year-old Connor Hunt of Redmond in the passenger seat.
Hunt, a senior at the Redmond Proficiency Academy, was killed in the collision. No other injuries were reported.
On Wednesday, RPA Director Jon Bullock sent an e-mail to families at the school telling them about the accident.
“Such an unexpected tragedy affects the entire RPA community. Each of us responds to sudden loss in our own way, and we need to be supportive of each other during this time,” he wrote. “Tomorrow at school, and in the days to come, if you or your student needs support, time, or space to process this loss, our counselors are available and prepared to provide assistance.”
SE Reed Market Road and SE American Lane were closed for investigation until 2:15 a.m. Bend Public Works and Oregon Department of Transportation assisted in closing the streets for the investigation.
While the investigation continues, police say early indicators suggest both cars entered the intersection on a yellow light. Everyone in both vehicles was wearing their seat belts.
Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the Bend Police Department at 541-693-6911.
A Bend man was arrested on drunk driving charges Thursday night after police say he deliberately tried to run over a woman driving a motorcycle, ran from police during a traffic stop and damaged a police car after getting caught.
According to Cpl. Kyle Voll, officers responded about 9:30 p.m. to a drunk driver call at The Bend Box Factory. Witnesses told police the driver was trying to hit pedestrians and was seen trying to run over a 26-year-old woman on a motorcycle.
Witnesses described the suspected vehicle, a 2015 Jeep Compass. Within minutes, 911 received two additional calls of a drunk driver in the downtown area with a description that matched the initial suspect.
Police spotted the Jeep downtown near NW Bond and NW Minnesota. During the traffic stop, 21-year-old Cameron Hall ran from police but was caught after a short chase near Franklin Avenue. He then damaged a police car after he was arrested.
Hall was charged with multiple crimes including DUII, first-degree assault, reckless driving and reckless endangering.
Bend Police and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Target Team on Thursday will run a focused traffic enforcement detail on Highway 97 north of Bend.
The team will focus on the highway between Deschutes Junction and Cooley Road, keeping an eye out for distracted drivers, speeding, following too closely, seat belt violations and careless driving.
Preliminary crash data through 2017 from the Oregon Department of Transportation shows that in this particular area, drivers are driving too fast and following too closely. These two factors were established as being the primary cause of crashes in this area.
The goal is to help drivers understand the importance of following posted speed signs, while encouraging them to be attentive and safe behind the wheel.
“It’s very busy and we have high volume of crashes in that area and so it’s a good opportunity for us to make sure drivers realize that they need to slow down and they need to pay attention to the road,” said Bend Police Lt. Juli McConkey.
She said police provide advance notice for this type of operation, because it encourages drivers everywhere to obey the rules of the road.
“Even though we advise them ahead of time, there are still folks out there who are violating the law,” she said.
While Bend PD’s traffic division and the Sheriff’s Office Community Action Target Team have conducted similar joint operations in the past, this is the first time for this stretch of highway 97.
Bend Police is looking for more potential victims in a personal privacy invasion case that landed a Redmond man in jail last month.
Lt. Juli McConkey said in a release that on July 17, Bend Police were dispatched to the Empire Car Wash and Gorilla Growlers on the north end of Bend off Empire Avenue regarding a man using a selfie stick to photograph a female customer.
The woman reported that she saw the man taking pictures up her skirt as she was cleaning her vehicle.
The woman confronted the man and he left the scene before officers arrived.
In the following weeks, officers gathered information, including video surveillance, and identified the male suspect as Jesse James Calkins and the vehicle he was driving, an older model white Ford Escape.
Calkins, 35, of Redmond, was arrested and taken to the Deschutes County Jail on second degree invasion of personal privacy and a probation violation warrant.
Based on evidence that has been gathered during the investigation and through the search warrant, the Bend Police believes there are more victims with the possibility of similar circumstances.
If anyone has information regarding this investigation, please contact the Bend Police Department at 541-693-6911.
Bend Police say they’ve arrested two men responsible for a bomb threat hoax that shut down the Deschutes County Courthouse on Monday.
The suspects, Jonathan Tyler Allen, 23, and Kellie Kent Cameron, 30, were contacted by police during a traffic stop Saturday night.
Search warrants were executed on the men and the Dodge van they were driving, according to Bend Police. Evidence was obtained and both suspects were arrested and taken to the Deschutes County Jail.
Both men were charged with possession of a hoax destructive device, disorderly conduct, criminal conspiracy and possession of meth.
The hoax Monday morning caused a multi-agency response that closed several downtown Bend streets, forced the cancelation of all courthouse activities and prompted a call to the Oregon State Police Explosives Unit from Salem.
Someone called 9-1-1 around 7 a.m. to report two bombs – one at the courthouse steps and the other in a separate, undisclosed location nearby. The courthouse was evacuated and streets in the area blocked off shortly after that, according to Deschutes County Sheriff’s Sgt. William Bailey.
The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit arrived from Eugene at about 11 a.m. While the team assessed the device, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office tweeted out they were seeking a person of interest and released a short security video of what appears to be a man wearing a cowboy hat, grey hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and jeans carrying a box under one arm.
Just after 1 p.m. the OSP Explosives Unit used a water cannon to neutralize the device. Further investigation revealed it did not contain any explosive materials.
Bend Police arrested a homeless man Friday after he was overheard threatening to blow up a building.
The threat happened just after 12 p.m. and prompted a swift response from police who set up a perimeter, closed several roads and evacuated the Alexander Drake Building at 250 NW Franklin Ave.
The suspect, 37-year-old Mathew Henderson, walked out of the building on his own after about 15 minutes. He was arrested by police in the parking lot.
According to police, the investigation revealed that while Henderson was walking into the building he was agitated and yelling. A witness, the original caller to 911, was sitting in a vehicle nearby and overheard Henderson, who was wearing a backpack, yelling that he was going to blow up the building.
Once he was arrested, police searched his backpack and found no explosive devices or material. Police also searched the building and did not find anything suspicious.
Henderson was taken to the Deschutes County Jail and charged with first degree disorderly conduct.
Friday’s incident is the second bomb threat made in downtown Bend this week. Police are still searching for a suspect who left a suspicious package in front of the Deschutes County Courthouse on Monday morning. That threat prompted a call to the Oregon State Police bomb squad who came from Eugene to inspect the package. It was later deemed a hoax, but not before the area was shut down for most of the morning and all court activities canceled for the day.
A 34-year-old Bend man was arrested Wednesday morning after multiple hit-and-run crashes and a short chase from Tumalo to Bend.
According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, someone called 9-1-1 about 1:12 a.m. Wednesday to report a Chevy truck had crashed into park cars near Tumalo Tavern. The caller reported the driver drove away from the parking lot after the crashes and drove through Tumalo.
Meanwhile, Bend Police were actively investigating another hit and run crash near Jake’s Diner reported about a half hour earlier. The victim provided a description of the truck and the driver and police said it matched the suspect from the incident in Tumalo.
A DSCO Deputy Sheriff located the truck and unsuccessfully tried to pull over the driver. A pursuit ensued through Tumalo and onto southbound Highway 97 toward Bend, with speeds never exceeding 55 mph.
Sheriff’s deputies deployed spike strips on the highway and were able to bring the truck to a stop at the Highway 97 and Cooley Road intersection.
After the truck stopped, DCSO Deputies, with the help of Oregon State Police and Bend Police, conducted a high risk vehicle stop.
DSCO Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp said the driver, Randall Richard Kilby of Bend, was arrested without further incident. No injuries were reported.
Kilby was taken to the Deschutes County Jail and booked on several charges including felony attempting to elude, reckless driving and a parole violation.
One local business in Bend turned to Instagram before the police to try and catch a thief this week and they’re not the only business to take that tactic in the past few months. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at how social media is becoming a crimefighting tool for local business. If you believe you have knowledge about this incident at Bend Brewing, please contact the Bend Police Department’s non-emergency number at 541-693-6911.