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SE Bend man threatens neighbors with gun, surrenders after CERT call-out

SE Bend residents saw a major police presence Saturday afternoon due to a man's threats with a handgun that was found to be a replica.
Lisa Mahoney
SE Bend residents saw a major police presence Saturday afternoon due to a man's threats with a handgun that was found to be a replica.

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A southeast Bend man allegedly broke out car windows, entered a neighbor’s vehicle and threatened people with what turned out later to be a replica handgun Saturday afternoon, prompting call-out of the region’s tactical team and road closures until his surrender nearly three hours later.

Police responded shortly after noon to the reported events in the Nottingham Square neighborhood off Southeast 15th Street, Lieutenant Bob Jones said.

Officers learned the 31-year-old man had chased a woman into her house and tried to enter her home while pointing a handgun at her, Jones said. He returned to his own home after being confronted by the woman’s husband, who had armed himself with a gun.

The Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) was called out to assist, Jones said.

The man eventually came out of his home, was taken into custody without further incident and was taken to St. Charles Bend for an evaluation. A search warrant served later at his home turned up a replica handgun.

Jones said the man faces charges including three counts of unlawful use of a weapon, three counts of menacing, first-degree attempted burglary, second-degree attempted robbery, disorderly conduct, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and first-degree criminal mischief.

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    1. Yes, luckily there were plenty of guns on hand to make things safer. Know guns, know gun violence. No guns, no gun violence. Just a little complicated for spineless and fearful gun kooks.

        1. Predictable juvenile, failed logic. Without cars obviously we wouldn’t be able to function as a society. Cars have value. Without guns nothing would change ex pet there wouldn’t be weekly mass shootings and tens of thousands of Americans killed and wounded each year. Try and keep up sweetie!!!

          1. Guns have value! Have you priced any lately? It’s nuts. But i went ahead and bought it anyway just to add to the collection.
            Now to address the dumbest statement in this forum so far this year. You don’t anything anything would change if the govt decided to ban guns? That essentially what your saying correct? You might ask the Jews that survived the holocaust if anything changed after they gave up their guns. Or the people of North Korea or China or any number of crap hole countries where the people are ruled by sadistic dictators and are helpless to defend themselves.
            Cars, like guns are tools. In the wrong hands both can be deadly. I use my guns for hunting long range shooting, self defense and as an investment. And mostly just because I freakin like them!
            The lack of critical thinking skills it requires to be an anti-gun anti-freedom whackadoodle is shocking!
            Happy New Year Sugar Bump!

          2. Cars are actually not necessary for our society to function. There’s this thing called public transportation that can move people to/from work, the store, and anywhere else they need or want to go. Public transportation is also much safer than allowing millions of people with their various personal problems to drive their private vehicles around.

            Using your logic with guns, we could save tens of thousands of lives annually by phasing out privately owned cars and replacing them with more buses, subways and trains. End DUII for good. Would you be willing to give up the convenience and freedom that comes with private vehicle ownership to save that many lives? Be honest now.

            It is probably a good idea to make sure that you have a solid basis for your assertions before trash talking.

          3. @ Herr Groper – Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office
            Sun, Jan 2 at 9:31 PM

            News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office
            Posted on FlashAlert: January 2nd, 2022 9:29 PM

            On January 2, 2022, at just before 7:00 p.m., deputies were called to a disturbance at a home on 45th Avenue NE near Iberis Street NE. A 911 caller reported an unknown male was trying to break into the home before a resident shot the intruder. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other reported injuries.

            Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit have been called out to investigate the incident. Due to this being an active investigation, no additional information is available for release at this time.

            Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to submit tips online at or by texting TIPMCSO and their tip to 847411

      1. That’s a foolish statement Groper. The bad guy here had a toy gun. A replica gun is not a gun. It’s just a toy. So where is the gun violence here? The woman’s husband armed himself to protect his family from a would be bad guy with what they thought was a gun. It turned out to not be a gun but that was unknown at the time, since it looked like a real gun. You anti-gunners are all alike. Misinformed.

      2. So, you ARE calling for Hunter Biden to be put in jail for his illegal gun purchase, cool. But Hey, No worries, Creepy Sleepy China Joe Obiden will fix everything, Just ask Hunter and the ATF!!!!

          1. @Keyser Soze – not really, I just like throwing it into boneheads’ face, he(she?) has failed to respond yet. On the same track, how are you and President Trump getting alone in your head? But Hey, No worries, Creepy Sleepy China Joe Obiden will fix everything, Just ask Hunter and the ATF!!!!

      3. “He returned to his own home after being confronted by the woman’s husband, who had armed himself with a gun”.
        So your theory is if they guy had a knife or other weapon that he would not have been a threat?

          1. @Keyser Soze – I got some spare cans and bottles if you want, then you can have enough funds to take some of your Hunnel Road buddies with you.

      1. I’ll tell you what TooSlow, If someone ever breaks into your home, you call the police and wait 20-40 minutes for them to arrive to collect your remains. If someone breaks into mine, I will call the police and wait 20-40 minutes for them to collect the remains of those who intended to do harm to my family. It is you who lives in a fantasy world where criminals intend no harm and will sit there and wait with you for the police arrive.

        1. There are policies that go beyond HIPAA, varying from one organization and situation to another.
          Sometimes, you might say, the curious public overstates its “right to know.” A new state law is precluding the release of mugshots in most situations, for example, as those can follow a person for life, whatever the reality of the initial arrest turned out to be, among other factors.

    1. That call, from my understanding, is made by police, not citizens, based on the nature of the call and what officers learn on initial contact. And it would no one knew it was a replica firearm until after. You will often see major police call-ups for anything involving a possible use of a weapon or danger to the public – we hear from worried citizens frequently. Afterward, some call it over-kill, others call it proper precautionary actions.

      1. Wow really Barney. I thought for sure it was the citizens that made the decision for a SWAT team callout…. Regardless on your need to say something that was obvious this was a very expensive callout which leads one to understand the seriousness of the call.

    1. From the NRA. “Studies indicate that firearms are used more than 2 million times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances. Shooting usually can be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to life, limb, or in some cases, property.”

  1. Herr Gropenfuhrer: really poor logic. Guns, like cars, are tools. Without cars far less “tragedy” would occur than does by guns… sweetie. The only actual gun in this story deterred crime, commensurate with FBI statistics. Keyser: am I to understand that you have your CHL? that seems hypocritical. Or is lawful gun ownership only for you and, maybe, those you think should own Guns? End of the day this played out reasonably well for all involved. Maybe this individual can get help. To the rest of you; what really do you propose? Guns aren’t going away. Thier proper function under our constitution, by lawful citizens, acts to level the playing field between good and bad. Like any tool they can be abused, or even just have accidental tragedies. I’m sorry the world is not always a feather bed. Guns serve a purpose, but I will concede, lamentabley, that many individuals exist anymore that should not have them. More however, treat them responsibly and use them for a myriad of legitimate purposes. Any ideas? Or just continue with the sabre rattling, macho, fearful, ill-educated rhetoric we’ve all heard for so long? Generates lots of heat, but produces little light.

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