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Man damages the Bend Police Department and threatens to burn down the community (Photo) - 07/16/18

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018                                                                         

Case # 2018-213264                            

Date & Time of Incident: July 16, 2018 at 2:15am                                          

Type of Incident:  Criminal Mischief                                                               

Location of Incident: 555 NE 15th Street; Bend Police Department



Samuel Wyatt Dennis                    21 year old                             Bend resident



On July 16th, 2018 a Bend Police Officer leaving their shift at 2:15 am heard a commotion near the gate of the secured parking lot of the Bend Police Department. The officer interrupted a male striking the security key pad and damaging it beyond being able to use it.

Officers made attempts to contact the suspect, but the suspect sped away in his 1998 Dodge Pickup to avoid contact. Further inspection of the police department and security video footage showed the suspect throwing an object into the secured lot, damaging a police vehicle. The suspect also placed a board through the front door handles inside the Bend Police Department lobby and leaned a heavy metal object against the door. The suspect etched letters into the front glass door and on the concrete in front of the front entry doors.

Bend Police Officers and Detectives started to investigate the case and quickly identified the suspect as Samuel Dennis. Dennis made calls to Bend Fire and Rescue mentioning burning the community to the ground. From the statements and actions by Dennis, and by essentially barricading the police department earlier in the morning, Dennis’ intentions to cause harm to public safety employees seemed legitimate.

Detectives located Dennis’ vehicle at his residence in the 62000 Bunchgrass Loop. Detectives observed Dennis’ vehicle leave for a short time, before returning to his residence. Detectives and officers attempted to contact Dennis in his driveway.

At 10:18 am, as officers attempted to arrest Dennis from his vehicle, but he refused and drove through landscaping before leading Bend Police on a pursuit. As the pursuit continued, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon State Police and Bureau of Land Management assisted with the pursuit.

The pursuit continued at a low speeds. At 10:41, a Deputy with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deployed spike strips to disable the truck driven by Dennis. The pursuit took place through the east end of Bend and Deschutes County before stopping in Crook County.  

At 10:46, Dennis’ vehicle stopped on Geo Millican Road just south of Four Corners. Dennis was contained in his vehicle while Crisis Negotiators from the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) were on scene working on a successful solution with Dennis. Other members from the CERT Team and the Oregon State Police SWAT Team responded to assist in resolving the situation.

Crook County Sherriff’s Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Bend Fire and Rescue and BLM Fire responded to assist with this incident.

At 12:17pm, Dennis was taken into custody. Dennis was not cooperating with officers on scene and refused to exit his vehicle. Members of the CERT team deployed chemical agents to safely apprehend Dennis. He was evaluated by Bend Fire and Rescue and transported to St. Charles Bend. Dennis did suffer minor injuries while being taken into custody, as he was not complying with officer’s directions.  

Dennis is facing charges of Criminal Mischief I, Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude and Disorderly Conduct. This investigation is still on going and will be continued by the Bend Police Detective Division.  


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Bend Man arrested for injury hit and run/ DUII - 07/14/18

Date: Friday, July 13, 2018                             Case # 2018-00210534

Date & Time of Incident:  07-13-18 @ 2159 hrs

Type of Incident:             Felony Hit and Run (Injury)

Location of Incident:       Northbound 27th St/ E. Hwy 20

Victim Information:

Sondgeroth, Kelly  53 YOA, Transient

Suspect Information:

Dominguez, Edwin  18 YOA, Bend resident



On July 13th, 2018 at 2159 hours, Bend Police Officers responded to a reported motor vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of 27th St, just south of E. Hwy 20.  Initial reports indicated a pedestrian had been hit and was laying on the ground with head injuries.  On the arrival of officers, Sondgeroth was located with significant injuries and Bend Fire arrived shortly after.  Sondgeroth was subsequently transported by ambulance to St. Charles Bend.

During the initial investigation, it was determined by debris left at the scene and witness statements that Sondgeroth had been struck by a vehicle, however, the vehicle failed to remain at the scene and fled in an unknown direction. 

The crash occurred when Sondgeroth was attempting to cross 27th St, south of the pedestrian crosswalk at E. Hwy 20.  Sondgeroth was struck by a VW Rabbit, which was later determined to have been driven by Dominguez.  Dominguez fled the scene.

Officers were able to locate Dominguez at approximately 2300 hours at the Downtown Bend parking garage where he was arrested for the listed charges. Dominguez was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail.  Alcohol was a factor in this crash.

Sondgeroth is currently listed in serious condition at St. Charles Bend. 


DUII, Assault II, Felony Hit and Run, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering (2 counts) and MIP.

Intelligence-Led Policing Project in Bend helping make a NE Neighborhood safer (Photo) - 07/12/18

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018                                                                       

Case # Multiple case numbers              

Date & Time of Incident: April through July                                                    

Type of Incident:  Bottle Drop Problem Oriented Policing Project                     

Location of Incident:  755 NE 2nd Street


Thomas Cole Dillard                    44 year old                        Bend resident,

Cassie Joanne Davis                   31 year old                        Bend resident

David Dale Cook                           36 year old                        Bend resident

Guadalupe J Hernandez              28 year old                        Bend resident


Over the past four months the members of the Intelligence-Led Policing team and patrol officers with the Bend Police Department have focused on various issues in the area of the Bottle Drop, located at 755 NE 2nd Street. The main problems reported to us were livability issues regarding abandoned vehicles, shopping cart thefts, littering, and drug activity.

The Intelligence-Led Policing Team has been addressing the identified problems daily.  The Bend Police Department realizes members of our community commonly frequent this location on a daily basis to return bottles and cans. Our goal is to make it a safe environment for members of the community.

Over the four months, we have facilitated returning 100 stolen shopping carts back to local businesses.  These carts are valuable to the businesses they come from, valuing up to $250 per cart. We have arrested six different people over the past four months for stealing shopping carts in the immediate vicinity of the Bottle Drop. 

We have arrested two people for offensive littering in the area. The police and community members pick up trash weekly at the location that is discarded on the streets, alleys, and sidewalks. 

We have impounded seven different vehicles that have been abandoned and stored on the City streets in the area.  The police have also arrested eleven different people for possessing drugs in the area.

During this project, the Bend Police Department executed a search warrant in the evening of June 6, 2018. The warrant authorized the search of silver Jeep Liberty parked on NE 2nd St. near NE Irving Avenue.  During the search warrant service, the police arrested four different individuals.  The investigation has also shown that people were frequenting the vehicle to use drugs and to conduct illegal drug transactions.

The search warrant revealed a large digital scale, glass pipes with methamphetamine in them, and an undisclosed amount of cash.  The vehicle was also impounded from the location, as it was previously identified and put through the abandoned vehicle removal process.

Thomas “Cole” Dillard, Cassie Davis, David Cook, and Guadalupe Hernandez were all arrested during the search warrant service.  All four individuals were lodged at the Deschutes County Jail for the following charges:

  • Thomas Dillard was lodged on charges of PCS-METH, DCS-METH, Frequenting a place where drugs are used, kept or sold.
  • Cassie Davis was lodged on charges to include PCS-METH and Frequenting a place where drugs are used, kept, or sold.
  • Davis Cook was lodged on an active warrant for his arrest and Frequenting a place where drugs are used, kept, or sold.
  • Guadalupe Hernandez was lodged on an active warrant for his arrest, False Information to Police, and Frequenting a place where drugs are used, kept, or sold.

The Bend Police and Intelligence-Led Policing team is committed to making the Bottle Drop and surrounding area a safe place for our community members to go to. The sergeant and two officers working on the ILP Team will continue working to keep the area around the Bottle Drop a safer place. This is another example of how our Intelligence-Led Policing Team is continually working to make livability all over Bend better.

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Attached Media Files: IMG_0081.jpg , Area of Bottle Drop
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Fatal Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash on Southbound Parkway at Powers Road (Photo) - 07/05/18

Updated Press Release (July 5, 2018 @ 2200)

Deceased Person:

Stephanie Ann Rogers                                 47 year old                                          Bend resident


Shawn Walter Buche                                   51 year old                                           La Pine resident

Updated Narrative:

The Bend Police Department is updating the information regarding the deceased person in the motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash that occured late in the evening on July 3rd. 

Buche has been cooperating with the investigation since July 3rd. Early information learned is Rogers was walking from the East side of the Bend Parkway, crossing to the West. Rogers was wearing dark clothing and was struck by the Ford F150 driven by Buche. 

Bend Police Traffic Investigators are continuing with their investigation to find a cause of the crash. 

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Date: Tuesday, July 03, 2018                                                                         

Case # 2018- 197596                         

Date and Time of Incident: July 3rd, 2018 at 10:55 pm   

Type of Incident:  Motor Vehicle Crash

Location of Incident:  South Highway 97 at Powers Road

Vehicle 1:

2015 Ford F150


On July 3rd, 2018 at 10:55pm, officers with the Bend Police Department responded to the intersection of South Highway 97 and Powers Road for the report of a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash. Officers arrived on scene and attempted life saving efforts on an unconscious female, but the efforts were unsuccessful. Officers learned the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and attempting to cross Highway 97.

The Bend Police Department was assisted on scene by Oregon State Police, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Bend Fire, ODOT and Bend Public Works. Highway 97 south was shut down for four hours while the investigation was conducted.

Attached Media Files: Media release
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Arrests made on the Pilot Butte (Photo) - 07/05/18

Date: Thursday, July 05, 2018                                                                       

Case # 2018-198347

Date & Time of Incident: July 4th, 2018 at 4:50pm                                          

Type of Incident:  Criminal Mischief I and Reckless Burning                                                           

Location of Incident:  1800 NE Linnea Drive; Pilot Butte State Park


Brandon Joel Hastings                  38 year old                             Bend resident

Alan Joseph Stout                         29 year old                             Bend resident


State of Oregon Parks


On July 4th, 2018 at 4:50pm, Bend Police and Bend Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the Pilot Butte State Park for the report of a brush fire. Deschutes County 911 received information that a person heard fireworks one minute prior to the fire starting. They also received descriptions of two vehicles leaving the area around the same time as the fire starting.

The fire caused substantial damage to the east and south lower side of Pilot Butte. The fire also started “spot” fires on the south side of Highway 20 that were quickly extinguished. State of Oregon and Federal Wildland fire crews responded and were on scene in time to limit the spread of the fire. The fire threatened the apartments to the east of Pilot Butte State Park. Bend Police assisted in evacuating residents from the apartments.

Several of the residents of the apartment complex were contacted and provided excellent descriptions of vehicles and persons in the area just prior to the fire starting. Two residents recognized the severity of the situation and either took photographs of vehicles leaving the scene or had a detailed mental description of the suspects involved in the incident.

Investigators learned that Alan Joseph Stout and Brandon Joel Hastings were at the Pilot Butte State Park Trailhead and had allegedly ignited an illegal “mortar” style firework. It appears the spark of the firework led to vegetation on the east side of Pilot Butte to ignite.

Officers and Detectives with the Bend Police Department located Brandon Hastings just before 10:00pm in Redmond Oregon. Hastings was taken into custody and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail for Criminal Mischief I.

Detectives located Alan Stout in Bend on July 5th around 11:00 am and he was taken into custody for Criminal Mischief I, Reckless Burning and a Felony Probation Violation. Stout was transported to the Deschutes County Jail, where he was lodged.

Yesterday was a reminder of how dangerous aerial and illegal fireworks can be in our dry and warm Central Oregon climate. Using legal fireworks in a safe environment can keep our entire community safe.

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Attached Media Files: Media release
Police and Fire on scene
Police and Fire on scene
Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on SW Century Drive (Photo) - 07/03/18

Date: Monday, July 02, 2018                                                                         

Case # 2018-195710                            

Date and Time of Incident:  July 2nd, 2018 at 1:55pm   

Type of Incident:  Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Location of Incident:  SW Century Drive near Mammoth

Deceased Rider:

John Alan Boop                            59 year old                    Everett, Wa resident

Vehicle #2:

2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup

Driver of Vehicle #2:

Nikole Ashlee Cox                         21 year old                          La Pine resident

Updated Narrative (July 3):

The Bend Police Department is releasing the names of the deceased motorcycle rider and driver of the other involved vehicle.

Further details of the crash are being released as well. From the investigation, Bend Police learned that a deer ran in front of John Boop as he was riding his motorcycle. Boop was unable to stop prior to hitting the deer, causing his motorcycle to fall to the roadway.

Boop was then struck by the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, which was traveling behind the motorcycle.  Both vehicles were traveling east on Century Drive. The 2005 Chevrolet Silverado was being operated by Nikole Ashlee Cox of La Pine. Cox has been cooperating with investigators during this investigation.  

Several witnesses were contacted regarding the crash. This investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Bend Police Traffic Crash Investigators.

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On July 2nd, Bend Police and Bend Fire and Rescue responded to the report of a vehicle versus motorcycle crash. Initial reports indicated the rider of the motorcycle suffered life threatening injuries during the crash.  

Bend Fire and Rescue started life saving efforts on the rider of the motorcycle. The rider did not survive the injuries incurred due to the crash. Bend Police Traffic Crash Investigators conducted the on-scene investigation, which led to the total closure of Century Drive between Mammoth and West Campbell for approximately four and a half hours. Investigators learned a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado hit the 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Several witnesses were contacted and the investigation is ongoing.

The release of names is pending notification of families of the deceased motorcycle rider.

If anyone witnessed this crash, please contact the Bend Police Department at 541-693-6911.

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Attached Media Files: Police and Fire on scene
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Motor vehicle crash on China Hat Road (Photo) - 07/03/18

Date: Tuesday, July 03, 2018                                                                         

Case # 2018-195922                            

Date and Time of Incident: July 2nd, 2018 at 4:15 pm   

Type of Incident:  Motor Vehicle Crash

Location of Incident:  China Hat Road at South Highway 97

Driver vehicle 1:

Zachary Adam Dupree                  21 year old                        Corvallis resident

Driver vehicle #2:

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy Laura Conard


On July 2nd at 4:15pm, officers with the Bend Police Department responded to the intersection of China Hat Road and South Highway 97 for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Initial information included one of the vehicles involved was a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office patrol SUV.

During the investigation, officers learned Zachary Dupree was driving a Nissan Titan pickup. Dupree was traveling north on Highway 97 and was attempting to make a right turn (east bound) onto China Hat Road. Dupree recognized the location of the intersection late and attempted to make the turn. Dupree was unable to safely navigate the turn and collided with the front of the DCSO patrol SUV.

The DCSO Deputy Conard was transported to St. Charles Bend for non-life threatening injuries suffered in the crash.

Dupree was found to be at fault in the crash and was issued a citation for making an improper right turn.

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Attached Media Files: Media release
Suspect apprehended near marijuana dispensary attempted burglary - 06/28/18

On June 26th at approximately 11:09 p.m. officers from the City of Bend Police Department responded to a local marijuana dispensary, The Herb Center, located at 2205 NE Division St. Bend Oregon on the report of an attempted burglary.

The reporting party called the Deschutes County 911 Center to report hearing breaking glass they believed was coming from the business.  They additionally told the 911 dispatcher that they had exited their residence to investigate the noise and observed a broken window at the business. 

An additional witness reported seeing a male running from the area and believed the subject was involved in the crime.  The witness was able to provide a description of the male subject they had observed running from the area.

Officers responded to the area in an attempt to locate the suspect.  Once in the area they made contact a male subject, later identified as Daniel Joseph Shumny, who partially fit the description provided by the witness.

Based on evidence located at the scene and additional statements taken from the witnesses, officers were able to determine that Shumny was responsible for breaking the window of the business with the intent of entering the building to steal property.  Additional evidence of the crimes was also located on Shumny’s person.

Further investigation determined that Shumny did not gain entry into the building during his attempt to commit the burglary.

Shumny was arrested for Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the listed charges.



Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree

Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree



Daniel Joseph Shumny  19 year old Bend resident.

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Press Conference for Bend PD Officer Involved Shooting (Photo) - 06/27/18

The Deschutes County District Attorney's Office will be holding a press conference to release additional information on this investigation. The press conference will be held today, June 27 at 2pm at the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office. 

All further information will be released by the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office. 

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Attached Media Files: Media release
Active Investigation
Active Investigation
Bend Police Officer Involved Shooting on Highway 97 near Cooley Road (Photo) - 06/27/18

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018                                                                  

Case # 2018-189269                            

Date and Time of Incident:  June 26, 2018 at 11:34 pm   

Type of Incident:  Officer Involved Shooting

Location of Incident:  Cooley Road/Highway 97


36 year old male                                                                                            


On June 26th at 11:34 pm, a Bend Police Officer made a traffic stop on Cooley Road and Highway 97.

During the traffic stop, an officer involved shooting occurred. The driver of the vehicle is deceased. Two Bend Police Officers were involved in this incident.

The Deschutes County Major Incident Team has been activated, following the investigative protocols outlined in Senate Bill 111. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will be the lead investigative agency.

Any future information will be released in coordination with the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.


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Attached Media Files: Active Investigation