CRIME & SAFETY
Fire traced to stove burner left on destroys SW Redmond manufactured home
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A fire caused by a stove burner accidentally left on destroyed a manufactured home in southwest Redmond Friday morning, with losses estimated at $500,000, authorities said Monday. Redmond Fire & Rescue crews were alerted around 9 a.m. Friday to the possible structure fire in the 6200 block of SW Harvest Avenue, The post Fire traced to stove burner left on destroys SW Redmond manufactured home appeared first on KTVZ.
Madras Police Report Increase In Stolen Vehicles
In just under two months (October 1, 2023 through November 25, 2023), there have been ten vehicles stolen from within the Madras city limits. Of those ten, Madras Police officers have recovered seven, four arrests were made, and two vehicles were recovered by other agencies. There is still one vehicle that remains unrecovered. In addition, Madras officers recovered one vehicle that was reported stolen from Deschutes County.
Tales of the Past: Bank robbers take hostages in Redmond, 1935
The Dairymen’s Bank in Redmond was the scene of an early bank robbery in Central Oregon. Two men entered the bank near noon on May 29, 1935. They pulled out pistols and briskly walked to a teller cage declaring, “This is a stickup.” They rapidly took money from the cashier’s till and stuffed it into a bag. There were not many customers in the bank at the time. The men then took the cashier, George Rice, his daughter, Henrietta, and bank staff member, Ruth Roberts,...
Smoke alarm awakens NE Redmond residents to early-morning fire; cause traced to improperly vented pellet stove
A smoke alarm awakened northeast Redmond residents to a fire that heavily damaged their manufactured home early Wednesday and was spreading to a neighbor’s home before firefighters stopped it. Investigators determined the fire was caused by an improperly vented pellet stove. The post Smoke alarm awakens NE Redmond residents to early-morning fire; cause traced to improperly vented pellet stove appeared first on KTVZ.
Madras sees recent rash of car thefts; several victims left their vehicles running unattended to warm up
Madras has seen a recent string of car thefts, many tied to the cold weather and people warming up cars who leave them unattended, keys in the ignition. The post Madras sees recent rash of car thefts; several victims left their vehicles running unattended to warm up appeared first on KTVZ.
▶️ Cat dies in Redmond house fire that spread to second home
An improperly vented pellet stove is believed to be the cause of a fire that did heavy damage to one home and spread to another in Redmond Wednesday morning. Redmond Fire and Rescue said it responded to the fire at about 3:30 a.m. in the 600 block of NE Shoshone Drive.
Jefferson County law enforcement logs
POLICE LOG Log items are citations, not convictions. November 13 Officers responded to a welfare check at a business in the 20 block of Northeast Oak Street. A citation was issued for minor in possession of alcohol. Officers responded to...
Sisters men arrested on drug, weapon charges
A father and son were both arrested on Monday, November 13, for distributing illegal narcotics in Central Oregon. The arrests came as the result of a longer-term investigation by the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team that was concluded when drug agents executed search warrants at two different locations in Redmond and Sisters. One search warrant was served in the 3000 block of Obsidian Place in Redmond, and the second search warrant was served in the 7000 block of Holmes Road east of Sisters.
Weekly Safety Report: Rental Car Fire and Drug Arrests Shake Redmond, Oregon
Nine rental cars were gutted by fire at an overflow lot at Redmond Municipal Airport. The vehicles belonged to Avis-Budget and the incident is currently under investigation. No cause has been determined yet. In another incident, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team arrested a father and son in Sisters and Redmond respectively. Two raids at their homes uncovered large quantities of drugs, including fentanyl distributed in the region and marijuana grown and shipped across the U.S. Additionally, a convicted felon was arrested on a weapons charge at the father's property, where he was tending to a large commercial marijuana grow.
Redmond Woman Loses Over a Decade of Memories to Facebook Scam
A Redmond resident loses over a decade of cherished Facebook memories to hackers in a common scam. Despite paying a ransom, the account remains inaccessible, highlighting the emotional toll of such cybercrimes and raising questions about Facebook's user protection policies.
Father and Son Duo Arrested for Fentanyl Distribution in Central Oregon
In a major operation against drug trafficking, authorities in Central Oregon have arrested a father and son suspected of distributing fentanyl and other illegal narcotics. The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team's two-month investigation into the activities of David Hanegraaf Sr. and his son, David Hanegraaf Jr., culminated in their arrest after search warrants uncovered a trove of drugs, firearms, and cash at two separate locations.
Jefferson Co. Among Sites Searched In Large DEA Bust
GRANTS PASS, OR -- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and eight Oregon law enforcement agencies conducted a large bust this week. David Reames, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Seattle Field Division, said Wednesday 24 people were arrested in the operation. "For 18 months, DEA and our partners have been investigating an armed group of fentanyl, methamphetamine and weapons traffickers centered in Grants Pass and operating throughout southern and central Oregon."
Madras arrest part of major regional drug takedown
A law enforcement raid in Madras Tuesday morning was part of a regionwide takedown resulting from an 18-month investigation. With the help of Madras Police and Jefferson County deputies, agents executed a search warrant at a home on Marshall Street near State Highway 361 at about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 14, resulting in one arrest. The person arrested in Madras was transported to the Josephine County Jail in Grants Pass. ...