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Motor Vehicle Crash - 07/19/19

Type of Incident:  Motor Vehicle Crash

Date & Time of Incident:  July 19, 2019 @ 1600 hrs.

Location of Incident:  US Hwy 20E @ NE Azure Bend, OR

Driver #1:  Raylene Keating           65 year old Bend, OR resident 

                                                            2010 white Subaru Outback


Driver #2:  Mary Bilan                     78 year old Bend, OR resident

                                                            2018 grey Dodge minivan                                                 


On Friday, July 19, 2019 at approximately 1600 hrs. Bend Police, along with the Bend Fire Department, responded to the listed location on a report of a motor vehicle crash. 

Investigation determined that Keating was traveling southbound on NE Azure and came to a stop at the intersection of US Hwy 20E.  While attempting to pull on to US Hwy 20E, Keating pulled out directly in front of Bilan who was traveling westbound on US Hwy 20E.  Both vehicles collided at this time with Bilan’s vehicle rolling on to its passenger side.

Keating and Bilan were treated at the scene by Bend Fire Department and were not transported to St. Charles Medical Center.  Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) assisted in closing US Hwy 20E for approximately 45 while the investigation took place.

As a result of this crash, Keating was issued a citation for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device.

Lt. Ken Mannix


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Media release
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Injured male on NW Oregon (Photo) - 07/18/19

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019                                                                       

Case # 2019-231897                            

Date & Time of Incident: July 18 at 3:09pm                                                    

Type of Incident:  Injured male on NW Oregon                                                                                                          

Location of Incident: 61 NW Oregon; Centennial Parking Garage


38 year old male                                                                         Bend resident


On July 18 at 3:09pm, the Bend Police Department was notified by Deschutes County 911 that there was an unconscious male in the street in front of the Centennial Parking Garage on NW Oregon. Officers arrived a few minutes later to find the male on the sidewalk on the south side of NW Oregon in front of the lobby of the parking garage. Bend Fire and Rescue responded and treated the male. The male was transported to St. Charles Bend with serious injuries.  

Officers quickly secured the area in the parking garage directly above the location where the male was located. NW Oregon was closed from NW Lava to NW Bond for investigative purposes. The road was closed for just over an hour.

It was determined the male fell from the top floor of the parking garage and there is no foul play suspected. There is no threat to the community.


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Attached Media Files: Media release
Vehicle versus Bicyclist Crash - 07/17/19

Bicyclist- 14 year old Bend Resident

Driver- 74 year old Bend resident



On 7-17-19 at about 2017 hours, Bend Police and Fire were dispatched to the area of Highway 20 East and NE 27th Street for a report of a vehicle versus bicyclist accident.  NE 27th Street was closed briefly for the investigation which determined the juvenile female was attempting to ride her bicycle across NE 27th Street near the Shell Stop and Go and misjudged the traffic flow.  The juvenile female, who was not using the crosswalk, was struck by a vehicle traveling north on NE 27th Street and attempting to turn west.

The juvenile female was transported to St Charles by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Test Media Release - 07/15/19

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Train vs pedestrian accident - 07/15/19

Victim- BNSF Railway   240 SE Raiload St, Bend, OR

Suspect- Houser, Kyle Justin           23 year old Bend resident

Charges:  Criminal Trespass I


On 7-14-19 at about 1530 hours, Bend Police and Fire were dispatched to the BNSF Depot for a report of a train versus pedestrian accident.  Bend Police arrived on scene and determined Houser had been struck by a train, just east of the Depot.

Further investigation determined that Houser was walking on the tracks, northwest bound towards the Depot. He was listening to music with headphones covering his ears. A train approached the Depot from the southeast, also traveling northwest bound.

As the train came up behind Houser it continued to use its blow horn to worn Houser, who had his back to the train. Houser did not hear the train and was struck on the shoulder area of his body and thrown from the tracks. The train was eventually able to stop.

Houser was transported to St Charles via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Missing / overdue subject - 07/13/19

On 7-13-19 at about 0933 hours, a citizen located Jerome Jewett on the citizen's back porch in the 600 block of NW Broken Arrow Rd. Mr. Jewett was not injured and was returned to his home.

Jerome Jewett
Jerome Jewett
Missing / overdue subject (Photo) - 07/13/19

The Bend Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Jerome Jewett. Jewett is a 91 year old male with a history of walking away from his residence and getting lost.  He was last seen in the 1200 block of NW Hartford Ave at about 2030 hours on 7-12-19. He was reported as missing by his family on 7-13-19 at about 0130 hours. Jewett has been known to cover a substantial distance and has previously been found in the northwest area of Bend. He is described as 6 feet tall with a thin build. He has gray hair and a gray beard. His hair and beard were recently cut and are much shorter than the attached picture.  He was last seen wearing a checkered long sleeve western style shirt that is possibly blue, and unknown color of jeans.  Please call Deschutes County 911 dispatch at (541) 693-6911 with any information.

Attached Media Files: Jerome Jewett
Enhanced Pedestrian Safety Enforcement - 07/11/19

During the Enhanced Pedestrian Safety Enforcement detail today, July 11, 2019, at NE Revere Ave/NE 6th St and NW Newport/NW Drake Rd that was from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Bend Police officers issued a total of 19 citations and 14 warnings.  The focus of the enhanced enforcement detail were violations releated to pedestrian safety.  Violations included failing to stop for pedestrians, cell phone use while driving, speeding and suspended licenses.  The Bend Police Department received positive feedback from several citizens during the detail.  


The Bend Police Department continues to ask motorists to slow down, follow all of the traffic laws and drive safely. 


Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey






Date and time: Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 9:00am-12:00pm

The Bend Police will be conducting an enhanced pedestrian safety enforcement at two locations within the City of Bend. The locations will be NW Newport Avenue at NW Drake Road and NE Revere Avenue at NE 6th Street.  Officers will also be looking for other traffic violations such as distracted driving and speed.  The Bend Police would like to remind drivers to obey all traffic laws and drive safe. 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey


Focused patrols on Saturday evening in the Downtown area - 07/10/19

The Bend Police Department will be assigning multiple additional officers to focused patrols on Saturday evening, July 13, 2019, in the Downtown area.  With Summer Fest and other festivities in the area we want to continue to keep Downtown safe from any criminal activity and impaired driving. 

Injury Motor Vehicle Crash NE 27th/NE Micks Drive - 07/09/19

Location: NE 27th St/NE Micks Drive

Date and time: 7/9/19 1:20PM


At fault driver: Grant Younce, 35 years old, Bend resident

Victim driver: Carolyn Baughman, 71 years old, Bend resident


The Bend Police Department responded to a reported head on collision with injuries at the intersection of NE 27th Street and NE Micks Drive. Once the officers arrived, witnesses described Grant Younces’ tan Ford Escort north bound on NE 27th Street in the left lane and he ran the red light colliding with Carolyn Baughman who was traveling south bound in her blue Subaru Forester attempting to turn left onto NE Micks Drive, with a green arrow.   Grant Younce was not wearing his seat belt and he was thrown into the passenger seat of his Escort from the collision.  He was transported by Bend Fire Medics to St. Charles Bend with non-life threatening injuries.


Grant Younce was issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device (running the red light) and failure to use his seat belt.


Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

Suspect Fled and was arrested on a burglary and theft of firearms from Deschutes Arms and Munitions - 07/01/19

Victim: Deschutes Arms and Munitions, 319 SE Logsden St #201

Suspect: Brandon A. Petri, 19 year old male, Bend Resident

Charges: Burglary II, Theft I X 14, Felon in Possession of Firearm X 14, Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Mischief X 9, and Probation Violation-Felony

On July 1, 2019, at about 0030 hours, officers responded to Deschutes Arms and Munitions for an alarm.  Upon officers' arrival, a broken window was located and two firearms were located outside the business.  A perimeter was set up around the location and a short time later, an officer observed a suspect fleeing, on foot, from the location.  Officers pursued the suspect, Brandon Petri, and took him into custody.  During an interview, Petri admitted to breaking into the business and stealing fourteen firearms.  Petri assisted officers in recovering all fourteen firearms and the business is currently conducting an inventory. 

The Bend Police want to thank Oregon State Police and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office who assisted us in this investigation.


Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey