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Redmond DUII Driver Crashes Into Canal (Photo) - 10/14/18

REDMOND, OR – On Saturday, October 13, 2018, at about 11:10 p.m., Redmond Police Officers observed a vehicle driving recklessly near the intersection of SW Pumice Ave and SW Canal Blvd. This section of SW Canal Blvd is closed, part of the SW Canal Blvd reconstruction project. Officers observed the vehicle strike a telephone pole and a parked water truck.  Additionally, the vehicle was operating dangerously close to a group of juvenile pedestrians that were also in the area. Officers walked into the area on foot as access to the road is heavily barricaded and attempted to contact the driver, who immediately sped off. The vehicle, a 2006 Dodge pickup truck was found a few minutes later crashed into the COID canal near the intersection of SW Reindeer Ave and SW Canal Blvd. The outside temperature at the time of the crash was below freezing, and the canal is currently filled with water.


Officers approached the vehicle and discovered the driver was still trying to drive despite the vehicle being partially submerged in the frigid water. Redmond Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the scene and conducted a water rescue to remove the driver safely.  The driver was identified as Anthony Castaneda, 34-years-old, and a Redmond resident.  Castaneda was evaluated by medics on scene and was then taken into custody by Redmond Officers. Castaneda was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on charges of DUII-Alcohol, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Mischief.


It took several hours and multiple resources to safely remove the pickup from the canal.  The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is aware of this incident and is investigating to determine how much pollutants may have entered the water.  COID staff also responded to scene to oversee removal of the vehicle from their property.


The Redmond Police Department would like to applaud the efforts of Redmond Fire & Rescue personnel in making sure Castaneda did not become hurt, injured, or killed given the weather conditions and danger associated with the vehicle crashing into the waterway.


The Redmond Police Department arrested 13 drivers for DUII in September and have arrested more than 116 drivers in 2018. The Redmond Police Department remains vigilant in DUII enforcement in efforts to make Redmond the safest community in Oregon.

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Your Redmond Police Department keeps you safe with 45 sworn officers and 11 support staff who field more than 23,000 calls for service annually.  To date in 2018, the police department has responded to over 550 reported motor vehicle crashes.

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Redmond Police Announce DUII Enforcement Results for September (Photo) - 10/11/18

REDMOND, OR -- In September, the Redmond Police Department conducted a DUII High Visibility Enforcement effort. During this time Redmond police placed three additional officers on our roadways funded by DUII grant funds. A total of twelve hours were worked on grant time, resulting in several traffic citations issued, but no DUII arrests. Redmond patrol officers working their normal shifts during September arrested thirteen (13) DUII drivers.  In 2017, RPD Officers arrested 125 drivers for DUII.  To date in 2018, RPD has arrested 116 drivers.


The end of September represents the end of the grant year for the grant-funded DUII patrols. RPD Officers working their normal shifts will continue to patrol Redmond looking to remove impaired drivers from our streets.  Redmond PD has applied for additional grant funding, and the application process is ongoing. The primary intent of these heighten patrols is to prevent deaths, injuries and property damage caused by DUII drivers by removing them from the road. Redmond Police Department officers are trained to look for signs of impairment beyond just alcohol, as many other substances, legal or illegal, can impair a person's ability to operate a vehicle.


The Officers of your Redmond Police Department are committed to making Redmond the safest community in Oregon. Preventing, locating and arresting DUII drivers is one of many ways they are working to accomplish this vision.  Funding to support these enhanced DUII patrols is provided by a DUII High Visibility Enforcement Grant, awarded to the Redmond Police Department from the Oregon Department of Transportation. Please report suspected DUII drivers by calling 541-693-6911 in Deschutes County or anywhere in Oregon by calling 800-24-DRUNK (800-243-7865).

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The City of Redmond Police Department is a 24-hour a day professional law enforcement agency serving a population of approximately 30,000 people with 45 sworn officers, and 11 support staff.  Each year, the department responds to over 23,000 calls for service, with approximately 20% of those being emergency 911 calls.  The Redmond Police Department utilizes exceptional customer service and community-partnered law enforcement techniques to accomplish our vision of making Redmond the safest community in Oregon. 

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Redmond Police Respond to Injury Motor Vehicle Crash (Photo) - 10/05/18

Redmond, OR –

On Friday October 5, 2018, at about 2:20 p.m., Redmond Police Officers, Redmond Fire and Rescue Personnel, as well as, the Oregon Department of Transportation, were dispatched to the intersection of SE 9th Street and E Hwy 126, Redmond, after Deschutes County 911 received a report of a motor vehicle crash. Initial reports indicated one vehicle had rolled over and at least one occupant was trapped inside.

Officers arriving on scene rendered aid and assisted Redmond Fire personnel in removing three occupants, who were trapped inside of the vehicle. The occupants were successfully removed from the wrecked truck which was towing a travel trailer just prior to the crash.  The occupants were transported to Redmond St. Charles for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The truck with travel trailer in tow, left the roadway for unknown reasons and drifted onto the shoulder, causing the driver to over-correct and roll the vehicle. At the time of the crash, there were three occupants inside, who became entrapped as the vehicle came to rest on its side. Also, inside of the vehicle were two dogs which were unharmed and taken to the Human society until they could be re-unified with their owners.

The Redmond Police Department would like to remind the community that when towing recreational vehicles, road conditions and vehicle speed should be taken into consideration when driving. 

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