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Bend PD: Burglary suspect tried to break into home twice

(Update: Adding new rape, abuse charges against Schaumann)

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- A Bend man was arrested late Sunday night, accused of burglarizing a southwest Bend home and trying to break in a second time, as well as trying to enter a nearby home.

Police said he resisted a trip to jail, so officers struggling with him used the WRAP restraint device.

Police responded around 4:45 a.m. Saturday to a report of an attempted burglary at a home on Southwest Blakely Road. Officers were shown a window that was broken out that morning by the suspect, who fled before making it inside.

Officers recovered undisclosed evidence at the home, allegedly left by the suspect, Bigelow said.

Around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a reported burglary at a home on Southwest Millbrook Lane, which is off Blakely Road, the sergeant said. The homeowner reported coming home to find someone had broken in, damaged property and stole more than $10,000 worth of items.

Police responded to another attempted burglary at the home on Millbrook Lane Sunday night around 10:45 p.m.

An officer on the perimeter spotted a man matching the suspect’s description running to the south on Powers Road near Blakely Road. 

The man, identified as Brenton Daniel Schaumann, 30, of Bend, was taken into custody without incident. Bigelow said the man had evidence tied to the Millbrook Lane break-in.

On Monday, NewsChannel 21 spoke with the couple whose home was broken into on Millbrook Lane.

David and Michele Hegelmeyer said they left last Thursday for a weekend trip to the coast to commemorate the second anniversary of the passing of their son, Zach, who died in a surfing accident in Bali.

The couple said although police estimate the total cost of stolen and damaged property at more than $10,000, some of the stolen items are priceless. Among them: footage of Zach's trip to Bali and a Martin D35 guitar David and Zach both played music on.

"Our son had two GoPros (cameras) that had video of his last days here on Earth, so there's video on there that we haven't even seen that we want back," Michele Hegelmeyer said.

The Hegelmeyers said they are wary, especially because the burglar did not break in through windows or the doors, but rather unconventionally --through the roof.

They said they think Schaumann took a shower in their master bathroom, ate food out of the refrigerator and used their computer before he left.

"I mean, I'm still in shock to have come home to that type of intrusion and the way he came in was so scary," Hegelmeyer said. "We found out he had tried to get through a bunch of windows, slashed some screens but couldn't. So he climbed up onto the top of the roof of the two-story and went through."

Neighbors told NewsChannel 21 crimes rarely happen in the area. They said it's the type of neighborhood where everyone looks out for their neighbors. 

Michele Hegelmeyer said when Schaumann returned to their home on Sunday night, he placed the jewelry he had stolen the first time near the front door. At that time, her husband was already on the phone to police.

Schaumann first was taken to the Bend Police headquarters, to collect further evidence, but he “actively resisted officers’ efforts” to then be taken to jail, Bigelow said. “Officers responded to Schaumann’s resistance by escorting Schaumann onto the ground.”

Schaumann, who sustained a small abrasion (scrape) during the officers’ response, was placed in a WRAP restraint and taken to the jail. 

Schaumann was booked into the jail early Monday on several charges, including first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree attempted burglary, first- and second-degree criminal mischief, aggravated theft and resisting arrest. His initial bail totaled $90,000.

Anyone with information about the missing GoPros and the guitar is urged to call Bend Police.

Schaumann was charged in a separate case Wednesday with multiple counts of rape and abuse involving a minor over four years, between 2014 and 2018, and his bail was raised to more than $2 million. District Attorney John Hummel said the case was unrelated and the timing was coincidental to his arrest on the burglary charges, as an investigation was pending at the time.

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