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Redmond Police Announce Distracted Driving Enforcement Results for June; Planned July Enforcement (Photo) - 07/03/19

REDMOND, OR – In June, the Redmond Police Department conducted focused enforcement on distracted driving by contacting drivers who are failing to follow Oregon’s Unlawful Use of an Electronic Mobile Device law (ORS 811.507).  Two Officers funded by a grant conducted eight (8) hours of enforcement resulting in numerous traffic stops.  The grant funded enforcement resulted in 4 citations and 1 warning for Unlawful Use of an Electronic Mobile Device.  Additionally, 12 other citations or warnings were issued for other traffic violations.  Redmond patrol officers working their regular shifts during June issued 40 additional citations or warnings to drivers for Unlawful Use of an Electronic Mobile Device. 

 

Redmond Police will continue enhanced Distracted Driving patrols throughout the remaining month of July.  The purpose of these heightened grant-funded patrols is to reduce the number of crashes on our roadways which can be attributed to distracted driving.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2016 3,450 people died as a result of a distracted driver.  Similar to DUII-related crashes, these crashes could have been prevented.  

 

The officers of your Redmond Police Department are committed to making Redmond the safest community in Oregon.  Seeking grant funding from various groups to place additional Officers on our roadways to deter and identify drivers driving distracted is one of many ways they are working to accomplish this vision.  Funding to support these enhanced Distracted Driving patrols is provided by a Distracted Driver Enforcement Grant, awarded to the Redmond Police Department from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Your Redmond Police Department serves you by responding to nearly 24,000 calls for service a year, with a professional staff of 47 sworn officers and 12 support staff. 

Attached Media Files: Distracted driving image
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NHTSA banner
Redmond Police Announce DUII Enforcement Results for June; Planned July Enforcement (Photo) - 07/03/19

REDMOND, OR – In June, the Redmond Police Department conducted a DUII High Visibility Enforcement effort.  During this time Redmond police placed one additional officer on the road, funded by DUII grant funds.  A total of four hours was worked, resulting in one DUII arrest during the grant-funded overtime shift.  Redmond patrol officers working their normal shifts during June arrested fourteen (14) additional DUII drivers.

 

Redmond Police will continue enhanced DUII patrols throughout the remaining month of July.  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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Your Redmond Police Department serves you by responding to nearly 24,000 calls for service a year, with a professional staff of 47 sworn officers and 12 support staff.

 

Attached Media Files: NHTSA banner
RPD City Hall photo
RPD City Hall photo
Hit & Run, Reckless Driving, DUII Complaint Leads To Multiple Arrests (Photo) - 07/01/19

Redmond, OR – At approximately 4:50 p.m., on Saturday, June 29, 2019, Redmond Police responded to the area of NW 12th Street and NW Sprucewood Ct.  Dispatch had received reports of a possible DUII driver striking a fence, nearly hitting a small child, and a dispute between the parent of the small child and family members of the driver. 

 

Officers responded to the service call and located the suspect vehicle and driver.  Upon arrival, the driver failed to stop for the officer and subsequently nearly rear-ended another motorist.  The vehicle eventually stopped in an alley near NW 12th Street and NW Sprucewood Ct.

 

A DUII investigation was initiated, leading to the arrest of the driver.  During the investigation, four friends and family members approached officers near the scene.  Officers then attempted to arrest one of the individuals for Menacing, related to the hit and run and small child being nearly struck. During the attempted arrest, a physical dispute occurred.  In total, all four family members were arrested by Redmond Police.  Two Officers suffered minor injuries, to include bumps on the head, and scratches on arms.

 

Arrested at the scene include:

 

  • Brett Blake, a 39-year-old Redmond resident for DUII-Alcohol, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Involved in an Accident – Property Damage, Reckless Driving, and two counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person.
  • Marlana Blake, a 40-year-old Redmond resident, for Interfering With A Peace Officer. 
  • Lorence Ortega, a 19-year old Redmond resident, for Menacing, Interfering With A Peace Officer, and Resisting Arrest. 
  • Kameron Leisek, a 19-year-old Redmond resident, for Menacing, Interfering With A Peace Officer, and Resisting Arrest. 
  • Cash Reese, an 18-year-old Redmond resident, for Menacing, Interfering With A Peace Officer, and Resisting Arrest. 

 

All responses to resistance and aggression incidents are reviewed by Redmond Police command staff to ensure the response used was lawful and within policy.  The review of this incident has just begun. 

 

All information will be sent to the District Attorney’s Office for review and a charging decision.  Video of this incident will not be released by the Redmond Police Department at this time.

 

The Redmond Police Department holds itself to the highest standards of law enforcement. We value the trust our community members place in us to keep our community safe.

 

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Your Redmond Police Department serves you by responding to nearly 24,000 calls for service a year, with a professional staff of 47 sworn officers and 12 support staff. 

Attached Media Files: RPD City Hall photo
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Scene photo
Redmond Police Arrest Theft Suspect, Recover More than $30,000 in Stolen Property (Photo) - 06/29/19

Redmond, OR – On Friday, June 28, 2019, a report of theft was made to the Redmond Police.  The location was the 1500 block of NW Canyon Drive, Redmond.  The victim believed her grandson had stolen her credit card and proceeded to use it at multiple locations throughout Redmond and Central Oregon.  An investigation confirmed Mr. Troy Schaffner, a 27-year-old Redmond resident, was the suspect. 

 

Redmond Police Officers and a Detective went to Schaffner’s residence in the 3600 block of N Hwy 97, Redmond to attempt to speak with him.  While there, officers discovered a 17-foot utility trailer which had been reported stolen the day before to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.  The trailer is the property of a small business in Terrebonne.  It’s theft significantly impacted the business.

 

Officers contacted three people leaving the residence and also established contact with two other people who were inside the house.  They were informed a search warrant was being applied for and that officers would be entering if the warrant was authorized.  Shortly, thereafter, the two individuals agreed to exit the house.  Schaffner was one of these individuals. 

 

Officers spent several hours interviewing, collecting evidence, and recovering stolen property associated with other area thefts.  The estimated value of the stolen items and trailer recovered exceeds $30,000.

 

Schaffner was arrested for Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Forgery in the First Degree, and two counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.  Others arrested include Ashley Manahan, a 28-year-old Central Oregon resident, for an outstanding arrest warrant for a parole violation, and Barry Veltman, a 35-year-old Central Oregon resident, for a probation violation.  All three were lodged at the Deschutes County Jail.

 

This incident remains under investigation, and additional arrests are possible.

 

The Redmond Police Department reminds everyone to secure personal property to reduce the chance of theft and to record serial numbers and make/model information of items of value. Proving this information to law enforcement significantly increases the likelihood that stolen property is returned.

 

To assist people in documenting and recording items of value, the Redmond Police Department has partnered with LeadsOnline to provide Redmond residents with an internet-based inventory tool.  People can go to reportit.leadsonline.com to start their free secure inventory database. 

 

Also, please contact your local law enforcement agency as soon as possible when you believe you are a victim of a crime.

 

Media release completed by LT Eric Beckwith

Attached Media Files: Scene photo , Recovered trailer
DCSO 2019 mugshot
DCSO 2019 mugshot
Redmond Police Announce Arrest of Wanted Subject, Ezekiel Sandoval (Photo) - 06/26/19

Redmond, OR – In October 2018, the Redmond Police Department (RPD) was contacted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to inquire about the wanted status of Ezekiel Sandoval, a 45-year-old male and former Redmond resident.  Sandoval had an arrest warrant issued in October 2017 after he cut off his GPS ankle monitor.  At the time, the RPD believed Sandoval had fled the country to avoid an upcoming criminal trial involving alleged sex abuse of a minor.  After his arrest by RPD Detectives in March 2015, Sandoval had been indicted on Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (2 counts) and Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree.  Since October 2017, RPD has been working with the United States Marshal’s Office to locate Sandoval in Mexico.

 

Information from CBSA indicated Sandoval flew from Mexico to Vancouver, BC, Canada, and entered the country using a fake name and passport.  Follow-up investigation by CBSA officials unveiled Sandoval’s true name and wanted status in Oregon.  Sandoval was arrested by CBSA officials and had been held in custody pending his contested extradition hearing, which was most recently scheduled to occur in May 2019.

 

For unknown reasons, Sandoval abandoned his contested extradition hearing in Canada and agreed to be extradited to Oregon.  On June 7, 2019, Sandoval was lodged in the Deschutes County Adult Jail. 

 

“We are pleased Mr. Sandoval is back in jail awaiting his day in court.  The charges against him are serious and have significantly impacted the minor involved," remarked Redmond Chief of Police Dave Tarbet.  "I wish to thank the US Marshal’s Office, the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, the US Attorney’s Office, and the Canadian Border Services Agency for their hard work making sure Sandoval was returned to Oregon."  

 

The RPD puts great effort into investigations and is proud of our ability to help bring criminals to justice.

 

Questions regarding Sandoval’s next court date and details of the extradition process should be directed to the Deschutes County District Attorney.

Attached Media Files: DCSO 2019 mugshot