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Spike strips, citizen tips and Bend PD K-9’s bite lead to arrest of Terrebonne man

After search in Deschutes River Woods, SW Bend; 2 schools were in lockdown

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – It took spike strips, citizen tips and the bite of a Bend police K-9 to arrest a wanted 23-year-old Terrebonne man Monday morning after a manhunt in Deschutes River Woods and southwest Bend that also prompted the lockdown of two elementary schools, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

Around 5:40 a.m., a citizen reported a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Northwest Lava Road in Bend, sheriff’s Sgt. Jayson Janes said. A Bend police officer responded and the car, a white 2012 Ford Focus, sped away. The officer did not pursue, but passed a vehicle description and license plate to area law enforcement agencies.

Sheriff’s deputies believed they knew who the driver was and possibly where he was going. Deputies, Bend police and Oregon State Police troopers headed to Deschutes River Woods, in case he headed there, Janes said.

A deputy with spike strips was set up in the area of Riverwoods Drive, just west of Faugarwee Circle, when he saw the car approaching and was able to successfully deploy the spike strips. Janes said the driver kept going through DRW on three flat tires.

Law enforcement set up a search perimeter in the area and spotted the car on Buck Canyon Road. Deputies then found the car abandoned on that road and the search perimeter was adjusted, Janes said. They also asked that Elk Meadow and Pine Ridge elementary schools be locked down.

Citizens began to call dispatchers with reports of the driver running through the area. As a result, law enforcement was able to find the man in the area of Hiawatha Road, near Apache Road in DRW.

A deputy contacted and tried to take the driver into custody, but he “actively resisted,” Janes said. While the deputy was trying to arrest the driver, Bend police K-9 Lil’ Kim and her handler/partner, Officer Kevin Uballez arrived on scene. Because the man was fighting with the deputy, Lil’ Kim bit the driver, who was then taken into custody.

After the driver was checked by paramedics, he was taken to the county jail in Bend. Janes said he was charged with misdemeanor attempting to elude police, resisting arrest and a warrant for absconding parole.  Janes said he also is being charged in a previous case with vehicle theft, felony attempt to elude, reckless driving and reckless endangering.

The sergeant credited law enforcement agencies working together and tips from area residents with leading to the arrest.

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Barney Lerten

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13 Comments

  1. And how do these guys get out on bail again? Previous charges for car theft and felony attempt to elude. The cops knew exactly who he was and where to find him. Why can’t they keep him in the slammer until he is convicted and sentenced. Get rid of Hummel

  2. According to the jail he is a 23 year old kid now on a $95,000 bail. But Hummel can’t let him out because he is on hold for an out of county warrant. He’s got a life of crime ahead of him. Central Oregon Daily has the whole story including his name, Barney.

    1. Yes, I’m well aware that we are the first to revise our policy in this fashion. Not to mention the originating agencies make their information available to the public. Whether other entities might reconsider how to treat crime stories, we shall see. We’re not alone. Then there are things like legislation in Salem to greatly restrict the use of mugshots.

      1. As you can consistently see your new policy isn’t very popular. I (we) believe that deterrence is part of crime control and naming names can shame people into not committing crimes in some cases. Also, letting the citizens of these areas know who is a criminal is helpful as well. Mug shots help as well. These criminals prey on us and we should have every opportunity to deter as well as protect ourselves from this menace. I wanna know if a child molester is in my neighborhood and who he/she is, with pictures if possible to best protect my kids.
        Sure these “suspected” criminals have rights, but so do we and in my book my right to know supersedes their “right” to anonymity especially for repeat offenders. If these fine folk want to fly under our radar then they should obey the laws and become productive members of society. If not, screw em.

        1. Sorry, it’s our company’s new policy and the “public shaming” model you throw out, I doubt has ever been proven. What is known is that, as just one example of the reasons, formal charges often vary dramatically from the initial arrest charges, for a variety of reasons. The social media lynch mob runs contrary to the rights of the accused that pre-date it by centuries.
          If you were ever accused of a serious crime, falsely or accurately, you might feel a lot different about the public’s “right to know.”

          1. Being accused of a single crime is very different than the career criminals you write about nearly every day. This fine gentleman has been in trouble before and most likely will be again, soon. With a system that wont hold them until trial and if they ever are tried are given a nothing sentence there is very little to stop them from re-offending. Except for you and me. That is why we need to know, to protect ourselves and our loved ones. They might not feel shame and that makes them a lesser citizen indeed but it still doesn’t buy them a mask in my book.

  3. Will the alleged criminal will be getting vaccinated for rabies, after being bitten by the police dog? I hear the shots can be painful. Maybe a deterrent for future K-9 encounters.

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