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Semi Vs Car Minor Crash Leads to DUII Arrest (Photo) - 01/19/18

Redmond, Oregon -- On January 19, 2018, at approximately 9:38 AM, Redmond Police Officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a semi-truck and trailer, and a passenger car near the intersection of SW 5th Street and SW Deschutes Ave, Redmond. The driver of the passenger car complained of pain as a result of the crash, but there were no life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger of the semi-truck were not injured.

An investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the semi-truck driver, Mr. Arturo Lopez, 26 years of age and an Arizona resident. Mr. Lopez was arrested for Reckless Driving, two counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and DUII-Controlled Substances. Mr. Lopez exhibited signs of impairment consistent with recent marijuana use. A small amount of marijuana was also found to be in Mr. Lopez's possession. Mr. Lopez was ultimately lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Adult Jail on the above-mentioned crimes.

The passenger of the semi-truck was also under the influence of marijuana and unable to operate the vehicle safely. The semi-truck was impounded per RPD policy. The passenger car was towed from the scene due to damage sustained.

The Redmond Police Department would like to ask drivers, even professional drivers, not to drive after becoming impaired. Redmond 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.

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).

Attached Media Files: MVA3 , MVA2 , MVA1 , Lopez DCSO mug
Madden DCSO mug
Madden DCSO mug
Repeat Burglar & Theft Suspect Arrested.....Again (Photo) - 01/14/18

Redmond, Oregon- On Saturday, January 13, Redmond Police Officers received a report of a theft from several vehicles that had just occurred in the area of NW 10th St and NW Birch Ave, Redmond. The suspect was reportedly leaving the area in a red Ford Explorer. A Redmond Police Officer located the vehicle and contacted the driver, identified as Mr. Dennis Madden, 49 years old and a Redmond resident.

During the contact, Madden was found to be in possession of a window punch, a ski mask, gloves, and other burglar tools. Additionally, officers located a purse belonging to a Redmond woman who reported it stolen from her vehicle the night before. Madden also matched the description of the suspect believed to be involved in several other thefts from vehicles were a window was broken to gain access to the contents. As a result of this contact and the subsequent arrest of Madden, Patrol Officers and members of Redmond Police Department part-time Street Crimes Team applied for and were granted a warrant to search Madden's residence, located in the 2500 block of SW Cascade Mountain Ln, Redmond.

Inside the residence, Officers located property belonging to several victims of residential burglaries and vehicle break-ins in both Bend and Redmond. Items recovered include three stolen firearms, jewelry, collector coins, and a large number of small tools. Officers also located a commercial quantity of methamphetamine and other drug-related contraband.

Madden has an extensive criminal history of burglary and theft, among other crimes. He has taken advantage of many people in the Central Oregon area over the past decade. He recently served a 60-month prison sentence for burglary and theft, relating to a 2010 Redmond Police investigation. At the time of these new crimes, he was on community supervision after his release from prison. Deschutes County Parole & Probation is assisting Redmond Police with this investigation.

The Redmond Police Department has in our possession several known and suspected stolen items and will work hard to link the property seized during the search warrant to victims in the community.

The Redmond Police Department would like to credit the detailed observations of the suspect and vehicle by theft victims, for the arrest of Madden. Additionally, detailed descriptions of personal property stolen, in particular, serial numbers have led to linking Madden to other known thefts. The Redmond Police Department would like to remind everyone to remove valuables from their vehicles. Furthermore, Redmond Police would like to encourage all people to itemize their property and record serial numbers and detail descriptions. To this end, Redmond Police has partnered with LeadsOnline to assist community members with this essential task. Go to https://reportit.leadsonline.com/ to create an online account where a person can document property and serial numbers. This information is only accessible by the account creator, not law enforcement. In the event of a theft or other loss, data can be easily retrieved and provided to law enforcement for a report.

Media Release was written by:
Sergeant Eric Beckwith
Redmond Police Department

Attached Media Files: Madden DCSO mug
RPD DUII arrest
RPD DUII arrest
Redmond Police Announce DUII Enforcement Results for December & Planned January Enforcement (Photo) - 01/03/18

Redmond, Oregon - The Redmond Police Department participated in a nationwide DUII High Visibility Enforcement campaign beginning December 15, 2017, and going through January 1, 2018. During this time Redmond police placed three additional officers on the road, funded by DUII grant funds. A total of 14 and one-half (14.5) hours were worked, resulting in the arrest of two DUII drivers. Redmond patrol officers working their regular shifts during December arrested an additional ten DUII drivers.

Redmond Police will continue enhanced DUII patrols throughout the remaining month of January. 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 city 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).

Attached Media Files: RPD DUII arrest , NHTSA image
Harmon July 2017 Mug shot
Harmon July 2017 Mug shot
UPDATE - SUSPECT ARRESTED - Redmond Police Seek Domestic Violence Suspect (Photo) - 12/29/17

Redmond, Oregon - Shortly before 10:00 PM on Friday, December 29, Ivan Blu Harmon was contacted and arrested on his outstanding arrest warrants, and the probable cause to arrest him for the domestic violence incident occurring on December 26 in Redmond. Harmon was arrested as a result of citizen tips. The part-time Redmond Police Department Street Crimes Team, assisted by members of the Central Oregon CERT Team and Redmond Police K9 "Mavrick," arrested Harmon in the area of NE O'Neil Highway near the Deschutes County and Crook County line.

The Redmond Police Department desires to thank everyone who provided information as to Harmon's whereabouts. This arrest would not have been possible without your help. This investigation is still ongoing, and additional information will not be released by the Redmond Police Department. Harmon will be lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Adult Jail very soon.

The part-time Redmond Police Street Crimes Team is made up of Redmond Police Officers, Detectives, and Sergeants who work many extra hours, in addition to their normal patrol or investigative duties. The Street Crimes Team focuses on quality of life crimes, such as drug sales and drug endangered children, theft, burglary, and person crimes. Efforts by the Street Crimes Team has resulted in holding many offenders accountable who do harm in the Redmond community.

Attached Media Files: Harmon July 2017 Mug shot