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Three men arrested in shooting near SW Redmond park


A five-month region-wide investigation led to this week’s arrest of three men in connection with up to 13 gunshots fired last December during a dispute near a southwest Redmond park, with bullets hitting at least two nearby homes and an SUV, police said Thursday.

A multi-agency investigation of the shooting incident near Umatilla Sports Complex the night of Dec. 14 resulted in the arrests Tuesday and Wednesday of Jesus Alexis Alvino, 19, and Jacob Benjamin Rubio, 21, both of Redmond, and Pedro Huizar Arellano, 29, of Madras, Lt. Mike Kidwell said.

While no one was injured in the incident, “there is evidence to indicate multiple firearms were involved,” Kidwell told NewsChannel 21, adding that while nobody was injured, the suspects apparently were shooting at each other.

One resident reported hearing as many as 12 or 13 shots fired, though others heard fewer, and police asked the public for help in finding a red car with loud exhaust that was seen speeding away from the area a short time later.

About 13 shots were fired during the incident, which occurred in front of the Umatilla Sports Complex, at SW Umatilla Avenue and 29th Street, Kidwell said.

A homeowner on Meadow Lane reported that a bullet had come through their window and landed on the kitchen floor. Another homeowner, on 28 th Street, also told police of finding a bullet in the home, Sgt. Curtis Chambers said at the time.

He said all three men were taken into custody without incident, and were being held in the Deschutes County Jail in Bend.

Several search warrants were executed during the investigation that led to the seizure of large amounts of drugs, as well as several guns, two of which had been reported as stolen, the lieutenant said.

Kidwell said the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team’s six raids, a traffic stop and 13 arrests in February, capping a year-long investigation of meth trafficking in Redmond, played a role in the investigation that led to this week’s arrests.

Alvino and Rubio are both charged with unlawful use of a weapon and three counts each of reckless endangering and second-degree criminal mischief. Rubio also is charged with second-degree disorderly conduct. Both men remained behind bars Thursday, each held on $47,500 bail.

Kidwell said Arellano was brought to the Bend jail from the Jefferson County Jail, where he was being held on other charges. In the Redmond incident, he was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, three counts each of reckless endangering and second-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree disorderly conduct.

The bail on those charges totaled $57,500, but he was held on a no-bail warrant as a detainer for Jefferson County.

Redmond police expressed thanks for assistance in their investigation to several including the CODE Team, Oregon State Police, the OSP Crime Lab, the Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook County sheriff’s offices, the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office and the Bend Police Department

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