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Arrest for Encouraging Child Sex Abuse (Photo) - 06/06/18

Date: Wednesday June 6, 2018                                                                     

Case # 2018-163259                            

Date and Time of Incident:  June 5   

Type of Incident:  Encouraging Child Sex Abuse

Location of Incident:  19000 block of SW Brookside Way


Jason “Jay” Brian Jackson.         50 year old               Bend resident

Bend-La Pine Schools Employee


On June 5, Bend Police Detectives became aware of a person inside the City of Bend downloading known images depicting child pornography. The investigation revealed the images were downloaded at a residence in the 19000 block of Brookside Way. Further investigation identified a local school teacher, Jason Jackson, as a possible suspect.

On June 6, Bend Police Detectives executed a search warrant at Jackson’s residence. Jackson had been in contact with Bend Police Detectives during the search warrant and was identified as the suspect who had downloaded the images in question.

Administration with the Bend-La Pine Schools was notified of Jackson’s involvement in the case and his arrest. Bend-La Pine Schools immediately placed Jackson on Administrative Leave.

Jackson was transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail, where he was lodged on one count of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree and one count of Attempted Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree. Bend Police are continuing the investigation and additional charges could be forthcoming.

We would like to thank the Bend-La Pine Schools and the Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their assistance in the investigation.

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Roadrage Incident Leads to Arrest - 06/02/18


Jay Barbeau         49 years of age

Redmond, Oregon Resident


  • Assault 2nd Degree
  • Assault 4th Degree
  • Criminal Mischief 1st Degree
  • Reckless Driving


Lucinda Mann     26 years of age

Bend, Oregon Resident


On June 1st, 2018 at 8:07 pm, Bend Police Officers and Bend Medics were dispatched to the area of SW Brookswook Blvd and SW Reed Market Road for a reported vehicle versus pedestrian motor vehicle crash. 

Officers arrived on scene to find two females lying on the ground injured and a male apparently attempting to leave the scene.   In the course of the investigaton officers learned the incident was not a vehicle crash but rather a roadrage resulting in the assault of two females.  Bend Police Officers learned the incident began when Lucinda Mann pulled in front of Jay Barbeau on SW Bond Street.  Barbeau followed Mann in her vehicle until she stopped, at which time he smashed her vehicle window and assualted both Mann and her passenger.  Bend Medics provided medical care and transported Mann and her passenger to SCMC – Bend with non-life threatening injuries.  Barbeau was transported to SCMC – Bend and treated for minor inuries and then lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on the above listed charges.

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Sgt. Todd Guthrie

Attempted Murder / Assault I Suspect Arrested in NE Bend - 06/02/18


Alex Burton             22 years of age

Bend, Oregon Resident


  • Attempted Murder
  • Assault 1st Degree
  • Kidnapping 1st Degree
  • Unlawful Use of Weapon x 2
  • Menacing x 2
  • Robbery 1st Degree
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • PCS Schedule I
  • DCS Schedule I

Victim (Attempted Murder) / Suspect (Robbery):

Aries Gaber            18 years of age

Bend, Oregon Resident


Pending Related to Robbery Investigation

Witness (Attempted Murder / Robbery) / Suspect (Methamphetamine Possession):

Brad Masters            24 years of age

Bend, Oregon Resident


  • Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Pending Related to Robbery Investigation


On June 2nd, 2018 at 0815 hours, Bend Police Officers and Bend Medics were dispatched to 1967 NE Red Rock Ln in NE Bend for a reported stabbing.  As officers responded to the residence, information came in to Deschutes County 911 regarding the stabbing suspect, Alex Burton, who was still on scene and standing in the front yard of the residence.  Additionally other individuals were actively providing care to the victim, Aries Gaber.  Gaber had sustained at least one significant stab wound to his leg. 

As officers arrived on scene we learned Burton had fled inside the residence and officers began efforts to rescue Gaber from the front yarr, provide aid and prepare to make contact with Burton.  Burton then exited the residence and was detained by officers.  Bend Medics provided medical care and transported Gaber to SCMC – Bend with non-life threatening injuries.

As officers began conducting the criminal investigation, it was learned Burton and Gaber are acquaintances and both arrived at Burton’s residence in his vehicle.  At one point an altercation took place in / around Burton’s vehicle and Gaber was stabbed at least one time in the leg.  Burton also attempted to stab Gaber in the upper torso as before he drug Gaber across the roadway and tried to force him inside his residence. 

Brad Masters, an acquaintance to both subjects, was also present when this stabbing occurred and fled the location on foot.  Masters was later located and interviewed regarding this incident.

Gaber was treated and later released from SCMC and Burton was also evaluated at SCMC before being transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail where he was lodged.

During the course of this investigation, officers also determined Burton, Gaber and Masters were all involved / present during an armed robbery which occurred on the south end of Bend at around 2 AM.  Between the statements provided by Burton, Gaber and Masters and physical evidence officers recovered it is believed this was drug-related and weapons were used during the robbery.  This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests / charges are expected.

The Bend Police Department is requesting public assistance and seeking victims / witnesses to this armed robbery which likely occurred in the area of Wal-Mart / New Hope Church around 2 AM on June, 2nd.

We would also like to thank the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for assisting us by responding to numerous calls for service within the city limits while our officers were conducting this investigation.

Traffic Crash - 06/01/18

On June 1, 2018 at 2:53pm Bend Police and Bend Fire were dispatched to a report of a traffic crash near the intersection of SE Third Street and SE Division.  It was reported to 911 that a vehicle and pedestrian were involved.

The preliminary investigation revealed the following:

An unidentified female was on the sidewalk in front of 7-11 (1185 SE Third).  For unknown reasons the female ran (east) out into the roadway and ran into the rear passenger side of a moving bus.  The bus was a Bend/Lapine School District bus.  The bus had two passengers and no other injuries were reported.  The female suffered serious injuries and was transported to St. Charles by Bend Fire.  The bus driver is fully cooperating with the investigation.  SE Third Street was closed for a half hour.

The investigation is ongoing and the Bend Police Department is asking for any witnesses to please call police. Non-Emergency Dispatch 541-693-3911.

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Arrest and search warrants for violation of personal privacy investigation (Photo) - 06/01/18

Date: Friday, June 01, 2018                                                                           

Case # 2018-153048                            

Date & Time of Incident: May 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm                                         

Type of Incident:  Invasion of Personal Privacy                                                           

Location of Incident:  155 SW Century Drive #122; Fins Scuba and Water Sports


Dennis James Snyder                   63 year old                                          Bend resident                                               


20 year old                                                                                 Bend resident


On May 26th, the Bend Police Department was contacted by a 20 year old Bend resident who filed a complaint of finding a camera in the bathroom of Fins Scuba and Water Sports. The victim relayed they located a wireless camera concealed inside the bathroom. The victim confronted the owner of the business, Dennis Snyder, about finding the camera.

The victim reported the incident to the Bend Police Department the next day. On May 29, Bend Police applied for and was granted search warrants for the business and Snyder’s residence in rural Deschutes County. The warrants were executed and evidence was obtained during the search. Snyder was arrested and released to appear in Deschutes County Circuit Court for the crime of Invasion of Personal Privacy, a Class A Misdemeanor.

This incident is concerning, as the camera was found in a bathroom that was open to customers and employees of Fins Scuba and Water Sports. Several items seized during the search warrants need to be analyzed in furtherance of this investigation. The Bend Police Department does not know how long the camera was in bathroom or if other patrons and/or employees were subject to any violation of personal privacy.

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Distracted Driving Enhanced Enforcement results from the detail(Photo) (Photo) - 05/31/18

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018                                                                       

Date & Time of Incident: May 31, 2018

Type of Incident:  Distracted Driving Enforcement                                          

Location of Incident:  SE 9th/ SE Wilson and SW Simpson/SW Columbia


****Updated release on May 31****

Bend Police Officer conducted the Distracted Driving Enforcement today at the previously released locations. Officers made 73 stops, mostly for drivers using their cell phones while operating a motor vehicle. Here are some of the statistics from the detail:

  • 36 drivers were issued citations for driving while operating their cell phone.
  • 5 drivers were issued citations for other violations
  • 11 drivers were issued warnings for cell phone usage.
  • 5 drivers were issued warnings for other violations.

Nine officers were involved in the detail at some point during the three hour period.

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Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018                                                                   

Date & Time of Incident: May 31, 2018

Type of Incident:  Distracted Driving Enforcement                                          

Location of Incident:  SE 9th/ SE Wilson  and SW Simpson/SW Columbia


On May 31 the Bend Police Department will be focusing on distracted driving enforcement at two specific areas in Bend. Officers from the Bend Police Department will be focusing efforts on SE 9th/SE Wilson and SW Simpson/SW Columbia from 1pm to 5pm.

The statistics are out there and show distracted driving plays a role in fatal car crashes all too often. The CDC shows distracted driving deaths are steadily increasing from 2010 (3092 deaths) to 2015 (3477 deaths). The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) describes tasks that distract drivers can range from visual tasks (looking away from the roadway), manual tasks (taking your hands off the steering wheel to do something) and cognitive tasks (not focusing on the roadway and thinking about something other than driving). All three of these tasks are used when looking at your cellphone.

In Oregon, driving while using a mobile communication device is illegal. According to, here are the rules of distracted driving with a cell phone in Oregon.

The distracted driving law, which started on Jan. 1, 2018, does not allow anyone to operate a mobile electronic device (cell phone, tablet, laptop) not permanently installed into a motor vehicle. These devices are capable of text messaging, voice communication, entertainment, navigation, accessing the internet or producing electronic mail.

This law pertains to a driver holding a mobile electroinic device in their hand, or uses it for any purpose.

Here are a few cases where the new law does not apply:

  • When using hands-free or built-in devices, if you are 18 years of age or older
  • Use of a single touch or swipe to activate or deactivate the device or a function.
  • When parked safely, i.e., stopped in a designated parking spot. However, it is NOT legal to use the device when stopped at a stop light, stop sign, in traffic, etc.
  • While providing or summoning medical help and no one else is available to make the call.
  • To truck or bus drivers following the federal rules for Commercial Drivers License holders.
  • When using a two-way radio if you are a CB user, school bus driver, utility truck driver in scope of employment.
  • If you are a HAM radio operator age 18 years or older.

The first-time offense when driving while using a mobile communication device (811.507) is a Class B violation and $265. Starting in July of 2018, each additional offense after previous convictions within a ten-year period will enhance the penalties. A second conviction will move the citation to a Class A violation and a third conviction will become a criminal offense.

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DUII arrests over the past weekend (Photo) - 05/25/18

Date: Friday, May 25, 2018                                                                            

Case # Multiple cases

Date & Time of Incident: May 18- May 21

Type of Incident:  DUII Investigations  

Location of Incident:  City of Bend


Between May 18th at 1:30pm and the early morning hours of May 21, officers with the Bend Police Department arrested 11 people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Out of the 11 arrests, one was for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

One of the DUII arrests came from a vehicle hitting a house. On May 21 at 1:29 am, a vehicle hit a house and caused damage. The vehicle left the scene prior arrival of the Bend Police Department. The house suffered severe damage to include a internal broken water pipe.

The vehicle was later found operated Thomas J Edmunson, a 26 year old Bend resident. Edmunson was driving a 2004 Ford F150 when he collided with the residence. Edmunson was contacted in the 2700 block of NE Boyd Acres, where he was taken into custody for DUII (alcohol), Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief II and Hit and Run. Edmunson was transported to the Deschutes County Jail, where he was lodged.

We highlight this case to show the dangers of driving a vehicle impaired. Whether impaired by alcohol, marijuana or another controlled substance, the outcomes can be very tragic. In this case, the residents were lucky as there were no injuries.

We ask our community members and visitors to drink responsibly. If you plan on celebrating this holiday weekend, make plans to have a designated driver, use a taxi service or ride share. If you suspect someone is driving under the influence, please contact Deschutes County 911 non-emergency at 541-693-6911. 

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