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Wrong Way Driver Causes Crash (Photo) - 01/19/18

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Case #2018-00017919 BPD
#SP 18-022017 OSP

Type of Incident: Motor Vehicle Crash with Injuries/DUII/Reckless Driving/Reckless Endangering/Assault IV

Location of Incident: South Bound Parkway near Empire Ave.

Victim: Deschutes County Patrol Sergeant

Suspect: Robert Michael Hughes, 59 year old Bend Resident

The Bend Police were notified around 11:47 pm by several callers that a pickup truck was traveling north bound in the south bound lanes of the Parkway near Hawthorne Ave. It was reported that the vehicle was speeding. As it was being broadcast a Deschutes County Patrol Sergeant reported being struck head on by the vehicle. Both vehicles were disabled and were blocking both of the south bound lanes of travel just north of Empire Ave.

Bend Police units along with Oregon State Police responded to investigate the crash. ODOT responded and closed the south bound lanes.

It was determined the driver, Robert Hughes, was traveling north bound in the south bound lanes and he was subsequently arrested for DUII and Reckless Driving, Assault IV and Reckless Endangering.

Hughes was not injured, the Deschutes County Patrol Sergeant was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Parkway was closed for about two hours.

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Luring arrest (Photo) - 01/17/18

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Case # 2017-375623

Date & Time of Incident: December 2017

Type of Incident: Luring

Location of Incident: Bend/Prineville

Victim:

Two female juvenile victims

Suspect:

Benjamin John Finnestad 42 year old Bend transient

Narrative:

In December 2017, Bend Police Detectives received information from Prineville Police Department regarding a registered sex offender possibly committing crimes in Bend. Prineville Police Department relayed information regarding Finnestad attempting to contact minor females over the internet through various social media platforms.

Examination of digital evidence and interviews confirmed that Finnestad had unlawfully communicated with minor females online and failed to register as a sex offender. Bend Police Detectives arrested Finnestad on January 17 at the Bend Police Department. Finnestad was transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail where he was lodged on (2) counts of Luring a Minor for Sexual Conduct and (1) count of Fail to Register as a Sex Offender.

This investigation is still ongoing.

The Bend Police Department wants to remind our community of the dangers that exist regarding youth on social media. It is important for parents to be mindful of the social media platforms their children use.

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Armed robbery at the Super 8 Motel (Photo) - 01/10/18

***Updated Release as of January 10 at 11:00pm***

Earlier today, we put out information regarding our attempts to locate Ryan Simpson. Around 3:00 pm detectives were able to locate the area where Simpson was staying. They were able to contact him in a passenger car during a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Motel West.

Simpson was taken into custody for Robbery I and Theft II related to the robbery from the Super 8 Motel. Based on information obtained from the arrest of Simpson and the entirety of this three day investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant to for a residence in SE Bend.

During the execution of the search warrant enough evidence was located to tie both Ryan Simpson and Scott Sullivan to the robbery at the Super 8 Motel and The Days Inn and Suites.

Simpson was lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on charges for both robberies, to include Robbery I (2 counts) and Theft II (2 counts). Sullivan will have charges of Robbery I and Theft Ii added for the robbery at The Days Inn and Suites.


****Updated Release as of January 10, 2018 at 2:00pm****

Wanted Person:

Ryan Donovan Simpson 33 year old Bend resident

Updated Narrative:

As this investigation has moved forward, the Bend Police Department has developed information regarding Ryan Simpson. Simpson is wanted as he was involved in the robbery at the Super 8 Motel on January 8. At this time Simpson is believed to be armed and dangerous.

We are asking the public for help. If you know where Simpson is located or have information about this investigation, please call 541-693-6911 or contact us through private messages via our Facebook (@BendPoliceDepartmentOfficial) page or Twitter account (@Bendcitypolice). If you see Simpson, please do not approach him and call 911.

We have attached photographs of Simpson to this release.


***Updated Release as of January 10, 2018***

Arrested January 10:

Jason Lee House 36 year old Bend resident

Updated Narrative January 10:

The Bend Police has been actively investigating this incident since the time the incident occurred on January 8. Investigators learned Jason House was involved with the robbery of the Super 8 Motel and attempted to locate him on January 9.

House was located and arrested near his residence in SE Bend in the afternoon of January 9. House was arrested without incident and transported to the Deschutes County Jail. He was lodged on charges of Robbery I and Felony Criminal Conspiracy.

At this time, additional persons of interest are being sought at the investigation continues.

****Updated Release as of January 9, 2018****

Date: Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Case # 2018-006710
Date & Time of Incident: January 8th at 4:30 am
Type of Incident: Robbery
Location of Incident: 1275 SE 3rd Street; Super 8 Motel

Victim:

Super 8 Motel

Suspect:

(1) Scott Hilton Sullivan 32 year old Bend resident

(30's year old male Wearing a dark hoodie with a dark bandanna and dark jeans)

(2) 30's year old person Wearing a dark hooding with a dark bandanna and dark jeans

Updated Narrative:

The Bend Police Department continued the investigation into the robbery at the Super 8 Motel throughout the day of January 8th and into the early morning hours of January 9th. With the help from Prineville Police Department, the Deschutes County Adult Jail, Deschutes County Parole and Probation and the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, we were able to identify one of the suspects in the robbery as Scott Hilton Sullivan.

Bend Police detectives were able to locate Sullivan in the parking lot of the Rooster Deli (527 NE Bellevue Drive #100). Sullivan was contacted inside a vehicle parked in front of the business. Sullivan was taken into custody and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail for Robbery I, Theft II and for an active probation violation warrant. Detectives recovered items used in the robbery from Sullivan during the contact with him.

The investigation led detectives to the Shilo Inn Hotel, where Bend Police served a search warrant in a room. During the search warrant, additional evidentiary items related to the robbery of the Super 8 motel were located.

The Bend Police Department is committed to a resolution in this robbery, as well as the robbery that occurred at the Days Inn and Suites a day prior. The investigation into both of these robberies are continuing. Sullivan's arrest was made within 24 hours from the time of occurrence of the robbery at Super 8.

If anyone has information regarding the identification of the second person involved in the Super 8 robbery or the robbery at the Days Inn and Suites, we are asking you call non-emergency at 541-693-6911 or contact us through private messages via our Facebook (@BendPoliceDepartmentOfficial) page or Twitter account (@Bendcitypolice).



***Updated narrative to say photographs of video surveillance are included***

Date: Monday, January 08, 2018

Case # 2018-006710

Date & Time of Incident: January 8th at 4:30 am

Type of Incident: Robbery

Location of Incident: 1275 SE 3rd Street; Super 8 Motel

Victim:

Super 8 Motel

Suspect:

(1) 30's year old male Wearing a dark hoodie with a dark bandanna and dark jeans

(2) 30's year old person Wearing a dark hooding with a dark bandanna and dark jeans

Narrative:

On January 8 at 4:30 am, the Bend Police Department was notified by Deschutes County 911 regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred. Bend Police responded and found that two unknown suspects robbed the motel.

Bend Police have learned that there are at least two suspects responsible for the robbery. One suspect is a male in his 30's wearing dark clothing. The other suspect is an unknown gender but believed to be in their 30's and wearing dark clothing. One of the suspects displayed a dark colored handgun and took an undisclosed amount of US Currency. The suspects also took the female employees personal property when leaving the business.

Bend Police, with the help of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, checked the area after the suspects left. Officer Uballez and his K9 partner, "Kim," checked the area without finding the suspects.

During the investigation we were able to obtain video surveillance footage. Still photographs from the footage is included in this release.

The Bend Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect in this case. If anyone has information regarding the identity of this suspect or about the robbery, please call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.

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Attempted Murder investigation on NW Regency (Photo) - 01/10/18

***Updated Release on an additional arrest January 10***

Arrested:

Jesus Salvador Diego 18 year old Bend resident

Narrative on January 10-

The Bend Police Department has been continuing to follow up on this investigation since the morning of January 7th. During the early part of this investigation, we learned that Jesus Salvador Diego participated in the robbery at 2500 NW Regency by driving Israel Garcia and Brandon Rodas to the location.

Salvador Diego was contacted at his residence by Bend Police Detectives during the afternoon of January 10. Salvador Diego was arrested without incident and transported to the Deschutes County Jail. Salvador Diego was lodged for Robbery I and Felony Criminal Conspiracy.

At this time we are not anticipating anymore arrests in this case.




***Updated information/release of suspect names***

Suspects:

Israel Antunez Garcia 15 year old Bend resident

Brandon P Rodas 15 year old Bend resident

Updated Narrative: (January 8th at 3:00pm)

We have released the names of the two shooting suspects based on the severity of this crime.


***Original release***

Date: Sunday, January 07, 2018

Case # 2018-005843

Date & Time of Incident: January 6th at 6:52 pm

Type of Incident: Attempted Murder

Location of Incident: 2500 NW Regency

Victim:

Shayne Oloughlin 19 year old male Bend resident

Juvenile 16 year old male Bend resident

Suspect:

15 year old male Bend resident

15 year old male Bend resident

Narrative:

On January 6th at 6:52 pm, the Bend Police Department was notified by Deschutes County 911 of a possible shooting investigation. Bend Police, along with Bend Fire and Rescue, responded to an apartment within the complex at 2500 NW Regency to assist a 16 year old juvenile who had suffered a gunshot wound.

The juvenile was transported to St. Charles Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The initial investigation found that the 16 year old was with Shayne Oloughlin at Oloughlin's apartment. Two 15 year old male suspects, who are known to the victims, stole marijuana. During the robbery, they shot the 16 year old victim before fleeing in a vehicle.

Bend Police activated the Central Oregon Major Crimes Team and worked this investigation throughout the night in cooperation with the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office.

Investigators were able to locate both 15 year old suspects and recovered a firearm and additional stolen items. Both juveniles are being lodged at the Deschutes County Juvenile Department on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary I and Robbery I. Based on the type of incident, specific details are being withheld as the investigation is still on going.

The Bend Police Department learned early on that this was an isolated incident and determined there was no direct threat to the immediate area of the incident.

Investigators are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact Deschutes County Dispatch at (541) 693-6911.

The Major Crime Team was activated for this incident. Members from Bend PD, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Prineville PD, Redmond PD, Oregon State Police and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab assisted with the investigation.

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Cougar sighting in Bend (Photo) - 01/07/18

Date: Sunday, January 07, 2018

Date & Time of Incident: January 7th

Type of Incident: Cougar Sighting

Location of Incident: 800 block of NE Hawthorne

Narrative:

On January 7th, the Bend Police Department learned a neighbor in the area of the 800 block of NE Hawthorne interrupted a cougar attacking a deer. This happened in the morning before 9:00 am and was the only report received. The neighbor was able to scare the cougar away into the Pilot Butte Cemetery. The deer survived the attack.

With school being back in session tomorrow, we anticipate more people out walking in this area. Please be mindful of this report and call non-emergency (541-693-6911) if you see a cougar in your neighborhood. We work closely with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, who specialize in handling this type of wildlife/human interaction.

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Robbery at The Days Inn and Suites (Photo) - 01/07/18

Date: Sunday, January 07, 2018

Case # 2018-006105

Date & Time of Incident: January 7th at 5:25 am

Type of Incident: Robbery

Location of Incident: 849 NE 3rd Street; Days Inn and Suites

Victim:

Days Inn and Suites;

Suspect:

White male adult 20's-30's 5'6"-5'7" Stocky build Dark pants/dark hoody

Narrative:

On January 7th at 5:25 am, the Bend Police Department was notified by Deschutes County 911 that an unknown suspect had committed a robbery at 849 NE 3rd Street (The Days Inn). The suspect reportedly displayed a handgun and took an undisclosed amount of US Currency.

Officers from the Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police responded to the incident in an attempt to locate the suspect.

Redmond Police Officer Josh Powers and his K9 partner "Maverick," along with Bend Police Officer Kevin Uballez with his K9 partner "Kim" searched the area. The suspect was not located during the search.

The Bend Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect in this case. If anyone has information regarding the identity of this suspect or about the robbery, please call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.

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Anonymous Snapchat video leads to recovered stolen guns, drugs and arrest - 01/04/18

Date: Thursday, January 04, 2018

Case # 2018-002743

Date & Time of Incident: January 3rd

Type of Incident: Firearms and drug investigation

Location of Incident: SE 9th Street near SE Glenwood

Suspect:

Victor Divon Chavez 18 year old Bend resident

Narrative:

On January 3rd, 2018 Detectives from the Bend Police Department received an anonymous tip which included a snapchat video showing an unidentified male firing a handgun out of moving vehicle on SE 9th St in Bend shortly after midnight on New Year's Day.

Detectives began an investigation due to the unlawful discharge of a firearm and were able to identify the suspect as 18 year old Bend resident Victor Divon Chavez. Detectives contacted Chavez shortly after 5:30pm on January 3rd in the 61000 block of Admiral Way.

Detectives found that Chavez discharged the firearm while the vehicle he was in was moving on the roadway. Chavez discharged the firearm by pointing it in the direction of the sky. Detectives learned the gun Chavez discharged in the video was currently located at Chavez's residence in the 61000 block of Chikamin Dr in Bend. Detectives went with Chavez back to his residence and located the handgun used in the Snapchat video. Through this investigation, detectives were able to determine the handgun was a stolen firearm previously reported stolen out of a Bend residence in 2016.

During the search detectives recovered two additional firearms, one of which was reported stolen out of a Sunriver residence in 2017. Detectives discovered cocaine, packaging materials, and drug paraphernalia in Chavez's room. Due to Chavez living within 1000 feet of Jewel Elementary School he was also charged with Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of Cocaine within a 1000 feet of a school.

Chavez was transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail, where he was lodged for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, (2) countys of Theft 1 (Firearm) by Receiving, Manufacture Cocaine within 1000' of a school, Delivery of Cocaine within 1000' of a school and Possession of Cocaine within 1000' of a school.

The Bend Police Department would like to remind gun owners to keep their firearms locked in secured areas when not in use. This prevents thefts and unintended injuries. We would also remind gun owners to have the serial numbers of their firearms recorded in case they are ever lost or stolen. Firearms that have been stolen are commonly sold or traded during illegal activities and will often be moved out of the jurisdiction where they were stolen from.

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Deceased male identified - 12/28/17

On 12/27/17 officers from the City of Bend Police Department and Oregon State Police located a deceased male east of the Parkway near Hawthorne Ave. while investigating a traffic crash.
Investigating officers determined the incidents were not related. The deceased male was identified as 24 year old Robert Michael McKinney. Next of kin have been notified. McKinney does not have a permanent address in Bend.
At this time McKinney's death does not appear to be of a criminal nature, and police believe there is no risk to the public related to the death. The investigation is at this time ongoing.
The City of Bend Police Department is seeking information on McKinney's whereabouts between December 9Th and the present time. Anyone who has information on, or had been in contact with McKinney during this time is asked to contact Bend Police Department Officer Eric Russell at 541-693-6911.

Motor Vehicle Crash on Parkway leads to discovery of dead body - 12/27/17

On 12-27-17 at 1815 hours, The Bend Police Department, Bend Fire Department and Oregon State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on the Bend Parkway (northbound) near NW Hawthorne Ave. A single vehicle crashed into the BNSF rail line as the result of a medical issue, no injuries are reported as a result of the crash. BNSF is responding to inspect the rail line. Bend Parkway northbound is down to one lane.

While investigating the crash, the discovery of a deceased body was found, just south of the crash site between the parkway and rail lines in a depressed area. The two incidents do not appear related. The investigation is just beginning and no other details are available or releasable at this time. The Parkway northbound will be single lane for an undisclosed amount of time as the investigation continues. More information will follow.

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Aggravated Theft from Bend Painting (Photo) - 12/22/17

**Middle name correction**

Date: Friday, December 22, 2017

Case # 2017-377920

Date & Time of Incident: 2012-2016

Type of Incident: Aggravated Theft

Location of Incident: Bend Painting; 62910 Boyd Acres Road

Victim:

Bend Painting

Suspect:

Gretchen Marie Miller 33 year old Bend resident

Narrative:

On December 8th, 2017 the Bend Police Department responded to a report of a theft from Bend Painting. The Bend Police Officer learned from management at Bend Painting that they suspected a former employee from taking several thousands of dollars from their company over a four year period.

Bend Painting hired a new office manager, who was tasked to look for discrepancies in their financial records regarding the time a former bookkeeper was employed. They located several discrepancies over the time period during the former bookkeepers employment.

The investigation revealed over $189,000 dollars was missing from the company, taken in various ways. Gretchen Miller is suspected of hiding multiple transfers to her personal accounts and credit card accounts during the time she worked at the company.

On December 21, Bend Police Officers and Detectives executed a search warrant at Miller's residence, which is located in the SE part of Bend, regarding this investigation. Miller was taken into custody without incident.

Miller was transported to the Deschutes County Jail and lodged on 10 counts of Aggravated Theft. This investigation is continuing and additional charges could be added.

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Burglary arrest on Lancaster - 12/21/17

Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017

Case # 2017-391390

Date & Time of Incident: December 21 at 1:03pm

Type of Incident: Burglary Arrest

Location of Incident: 63000 block of Lancaster Street

Victim:

Residents of address on 63000 block of Lancaster Street

Suspect:

Theodore James Giannioses 23 year old Bend resident

Narrative:

On December 21 at 1:03 pm, Deschutes County 911 received an emergency call from a resident at an address in the 63000 block of Lancaster Street. The reporting person said a suspect was breaking into their residence. The suspect was the resident's 23 year old son, Theodore Giannioses, who does not live in the home. Giannioses broke a window and entered the house through the window.

During the call to 911 Dispatch, the resident was forced to retreat to a room inside the house due to a fear from their son. Originally, the reporting person mentioned the suspect might be in possession of a firearm. This was later to be found to be inaccurate.

Prior to our arrival, Giannioses was seen leaving in a blue Subaru Forester. A sergeant with the Bend Police Department located the vehicle on NE Empire near NE Nels Anderson Road. Based on the severity of the crime, officers initiated a high risk stop on the vehicle. Giannioses was taken into custody, at which time he resisted arrest and injured a Bend Police Sergeant. The injuries incurred by the sergeant were minor.

Giannioses was transported to St. Charles-Bend for non-life threatening injuries he obtained when entering the residence on Lancaster.

Giannioses is currently being transported to the Deschutes Adult Jail, where he is being lodged on an misdemeanor probation violation arrest warrant, Burglary I, Criminal Mischief II (4 counts), Assault on a Public Safety Officer, DUII (alcohol) and Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor.

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