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Redmond Police Investigate Rash of Counterfeit $100 Dollars Bills (Photo) - 02/29/24

UPDATE

Public Information Leads to Arrest in Redmond Counterfeit $100 Bills Distribution Investigation  

Redmond, Oregon – On January 25, 2024, the Redmond Police Department (RPD) sought the public's help in identifying an individual(s) responsible for passing multiple fake $100 bills at various businesses in the city. After receiving multiple tips, and conducting additional investigations, 32-year-old Redmond resident Andrew Zulim was arrested and lodged for the crimes of Theft by Deception, First-Degree Forgery and Second-Degree Forgery.  

The department would like to extend its appreciation to local media partners for broadcasting the request for assistance and to the community members for responding.  

Counterfeit bills may still be in circulation. The Redmond Police Department encourages local business owners and operators to continue to be vigilant when inspecting currency, and immediately report incidents when fake money is detected.     

 

Redmond Police Investigate Rash of Counterfeit $100 Dollars Bills

Redmond, Oregon - The Redmond Police Department is requesting information from the public that may help identify a person of interest related to counterfeit 100-dollar bills being passed at local businesses. In some cases, the bills were able to pass initial detection practices during cash transactions and several times the suspect requested smaller bills or change for the 100-dollar bill. The department has also received reports from a local bank, who have identified five counterfeit hundred-dollar bills in the past two days.  

The Redmond Police Department would encourage businesses to visit KnowYourMoney.pdf (secretservice.gov) for helpful ways to identify counterfeit currency.  If a counterfeit bill is identified, call the police immediately through dispatch 541-693-6911 and attempt to identify any vehicles associated as well as a physical description of the person trying to pass the bill.    

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Redmond Police Seek Publics Assistance in Unsolved Murder Investigation from 2021 - 02/21/24

REDMOND, OR - On December 30, 2021, twenty-six-year-old Dustin Hilsendager was the victim of a homicide that occurred on SW Canal Blvd near SW Umatilla Ave.   Despite the on-going investigative efforts of both the Redmond Police Department and the Tri-County Major Incident Team (MIT), who were activated to assist in the homicide investigation, no suspects have been identified.  

 

The Redmond Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance for any information that may lead to the resolution of this unsolved case, RPD case #2021-33016. If you have information about the case, please contact Sgt. Tyler Kirk at 541-504-3488 or tyler.kirk@redmondoregon.gov.   

 

This is an active investigation and no further information about the case will be released.   

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Rescue Vehicle 2
Redmond Police Department Utilizes Armored Rescue Vehicle to Arrest Barricaded Female (Photo) - 02/20/24

Redmond, OR – The Redmond Police Department responded to the Shepherds House, 1350 S. Hwy 97, at approximately 6:12 a.m. today to investigate a dispute. Upon arrival officers learned a 49-year-old female attempted to strike other individuals on scene with a vehicle and threatened to arm herself with a hammer to assault others.  

As officers sought to contact the female, she attempted to flee the area. STOP sticks were successfully deployed and the vehicle was contained to the parking lot and then blocked by law enforcement. The female then barricaded herself in the vehicle and refused officer commands to surrender. CERT (Central Oregon Emergency Response Team) negotiators were called on scene but were unable to gain compliance from the female and pepper spray was deployed inside the car. After further negotiations the female was taken into custody without further incident.   

Redmond Police would like to thank Redmond Fire and Rescue for their assistance. The 49-year-old Redmond resident was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on charges of Attempted Assault II, Assault IV, Reckless Driving, Elude and Resisting Arrest. 

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Redmond's Hola Restaurant Burglarized Twice in as Many Months (Photo) - 02/08/24

Redmond, Oregon – The Redmond Police Department is once again investigating a burglary that occurred at Hola restaurant, located at 514 NW Greenwood Avenue.  The burglary occurred between the hours of 11:00 p.m. on February 6, and 9:40 a.m. on February 7. Items stolen from the business include three bottles of tequila and an undisclosed amount of cash.  

The business does not show signs of forced entry, which is different from the reported burglary on January 21. The Redmond Police Department is seeking information from anyone that may have witness suspicious behavior at the business during the timeframe of the burglary. Please call dispatch non-emergency at 541-693-6911 to report any information that may lead police to those responsible for the burglary.  

 

 

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