CRIME & SAFETY
Deputies: Shots fired at fishermen, sheriff’s drone at Crane Prairie Reservoir
Three people fishing from a boat on Crane Prairie Reservoir, plus a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office drone, were allegedly shot at from the shoreline Thursday, the sheriff’s office said. A Bend man was taken into custody. It all started around 5:30 p.m. when three people on the boat...
Terrebonne man arrested on 10 charges alleging rape, abuse of juvenile
A 44-year-old Terrebonne man was arrested in a raid on his home Thursday, accused of five counts each of rape and sex abuse involving a juvenile, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said. The post Terrebonne man arrested on 10 charges alleging rape, abuse of juvenile appeared first on KTVZ.
Airplane, fueling station catch fire at Bend Airport
An airplane and fueling station caught on fire Thursday afternoon after the wing of the aircraft clipped a fuel pump cover, causing it to ignite, according to Bend Fire & Rescue.
Public urged to avoid, leave Phil’s Trailhead area west of Bend amid ‘heavy law enforcement presence’
Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies advised the public Wednesday afternoon to avoid the area of Phil’s Trailhead west of Bend due to a “heavy law enforcement presence” and urged anyone in the area already to leave. The post Public urged to avoid, leave Phil’s Trailhead area west of Bend amid ‘heavy law enforcement presence’ appeared first on KTVZ.
▶️ Do you know him? Deputies looking for Terrebonne market burglary suspect
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is asking for the public’s help to find someone who burglarized Ferguson’s Market in Terrebonne over the weekend. DCSO said deputies responded to an alarm on Sunday at 10:50 p.m. from the market. Investigators determined a male suspect entered through a window, tried to steal alcohol, cigarettes and food. The suspect ran away when deputies arrived and was able to avoid being captured.
Intimidating Note, Dead Raccoon Left at Redmond Mayor's Law Office
An unknown suspect placed a menacing note and a dead racoon at the door to Redmond Mayor Ed Fitch's law firm offices on Monday morning, and the Redmond Police Department is investigating it as a potential bias crime. The sign referenced both Fitch and Redmond City Councilor Clifford Evelyn with what police say is intimidating language.
Bend resident, ex-FBI agent facing Capitol riot charges pleads not guilty
A former FBI agent who was arrested in Oregon for allegedly participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has pleaded not guilty to six charges, including assaulting, resisting or impeding a police officer.
Wanted man taken into custody in Sisters
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a couple wanted in Marion County without incident in Sisters on Wednesday, May 31. While the arrest came off smoothly, the incident attracted a lot of attention in town because local businesses had to briefly suspend operations and law enforcement personnel deployed an armored vehicle in the arrest.
Student faces expulsion over fires
A Sisters High School freshman was arrested on Wednesday, May 31, in connection with two fires in girls bathrooms that led to the evacuation of the school. Authorities withheld the name of the juvenile female. According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, a student at Sisters High School alerted staff...
Bend Police Department installing dash, in-patrol car camera systems, following up on body-worn camera project
The Bend Police Department said Tuesday it is having Axon fleet cameras installed in all of patrol cars this month, the second phase of its body-worn camera project that began two years ago. The post Bend Police Department installing dash, in-patrol car camera systems, following up on body-worn camera project appeared first on KTVZ.
▶️ ‘An incredible friend’: Teen drowning victim at Steelhead Falls remembered
Friends of Isrrael Escobar gathered at Steelhead Falls on Monday to honor the friend they lost too soon. Escobar drowned Saturday after getting caught in the undertow of the current created by the falls. He was a 17-year-old Ridgeview High School student and a member of the school’s band.
Redmond 17-year-old swimmer drowns at Steelhead Falls after being pulled underwater
CROOKED RIVER RANCH, Ore. (KTVZ) – A 17-year-old Redmond teen drowned at Steelhead Falls Saturday afternoon when he swam toward the falls and got caught in its swift undertow, Jefferson County Sheriff Jason Pollock said. Deputies and Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue crews responded around 2:18 p.m. to...
Bend-Fort Rock firefighters cancel planned prescribed burn along Paulina Lake Road
Firefighters on the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District have canceled Thursday's planned prescribed burning operations five miles northeast of La Pine along Paulina Lake Road (Forest Service Road 21) near Six Mile Sno-Park due to unfavorable conditions. The post Bend-Fort Rock firefighters cancel planned prescribed burn along Paulina Lake Road appeared first on KTVZ.
Firefighters knock down blaze west of town
A brush fire believed to be human-caused broke out on Wednesday afternoon, May 31, off Cold Springs Cutoff Road west of Sisters. Firefighters from multiple agencies were able to catch the fire and keep it to 1/4 acre. Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District crews were dispatched to assist a U.S. Forest...
Fire heavily damages home NE of Redmond; residents escape, 2 dogs rescued, given oxygen
Residents escaped a fire late Friday night that heavily damaged a home northeast of Redmond – caused by the heat of a butane lighter on a bed – but two dogs were taken from the home by firefighters and given oxygen to recover. The post Fire heavily damages home NE of Redmond; residents escape, 2 dogs rescued, given oxygen appeared first on KTVZ.
Deschutes County tackles N. Juniper Ridge health, safety code violations; sheriff seeks camping ban on county land
Deschutes County code enforcement officers have begun a formal complaint process regarding homeless campsites on county-owned property at the north end of Juniper Ridge, while Sheriff Shane Nelson is proposing a ban on long-term camping on county property, with few exceptions. The post Deschutes County tackles N. Juniper Ridge health, safety code violations; sheriff seeks camping ban on county land appeared first on KTVZ.
Bend Park & Rec Board approves 2-year, $430K contract for private security patrols in parks
The Bend Park & Recreation District Board on Tuesday evening unanimously agreed to authorize Executive Director Don Horton to negotiate and award a public contract to Trident Professional Security Systems, to help the district hire more unarmed private security personnel. The post Bend Park & Rec Board approves 2-year, $430K contract for private security patrols in parks appeared first on KTVZ.
Bend Police officer charged with assault now facing civil lawsuit from alleged victim
Bend Police Officer Kevin Uballez, facing a misdemeanor assault charge in a 2021 arrest, is now facing a civil lawsuit brought by the man he allegedly assaulted. KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation. Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can...
Sheriff: Man with 3 active nationwide felony warrants arrested in Sisters
SISTERS, Ore. — A man and woman with active warrants were arrested in Sisters Wednesday. The man had three nationwide felony warrants, including for kidnapping, coercion and menacing, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said. On Wednesday, May 31, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Rays Food...
Sixty bikers take part in Shop with a Cop Poker Run
Dozens of bikers hit the road Saturday morning from Wildhorse Harley-Davidson Powersports in Bend. About 60 took part in the Shop with a Cop Poker Run, sponsored by the Rodehouse Biker Church. All proceeds go to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office for the program that pairs kids and first responders for a holiday shopping excursion.
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