(Update: Photo released; police investigating other possible crime)
Quinlan Ribeiro, 24, believed to have frequented Bend, Redmond bars
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Bend police released a booking photo Thursday as they investigate the possibility of other crimes by a Terrebonne man charged with kidnap, assault and sexual abuse involving two women who were at a downtown Bend bar last August, said they blacked out and later awakened in a motel room with a male stranger.
“Bend police continue to investigate the possibility of additional crimes committed by Quinlan David Ribeiro,” 24, Communications Manager Sheila Miller said. “He is believed to have frequented bars in Bend and Redmond over the past year.”
“If you have had contact with Ribeiro, or you or someone you know witnessed suspicious or illegal activity involving Ribeiro, please contact Detective Eli Allen via non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.”
A nearly four-month investigation led to Ribeiro's arrest on Dec. 14, and detectives said he may be responsible for other assaults.
Police responded on Sunday, August 21 to a report of a sex crime that had occurred somewhere in Bend the previous weekend, Miller said last week.
Three women visiting from out of town reported they had been drinking at Seven nightclub on Bond Street on Saturday of that weekend. At some point in the evening, one of the women was separated from the other two and returned to the group’s Airbnb, Miller said.
The other two women reported blacking out, though they did not believe they had enough to drink to cause a blackout. Miller said they reported waking up Sunday morning in a motel room with a man they did not know, who drove them back to their Airbnb.
One of the women recalled being placed in handcuffs and gagged during the night, Miller said, and had evidence of bruising on her wrists, chest and neck. The women didn’t know what motel they’d been in, Miller said.
Over the ensuing months, officers investigated the incident and worked to identify a suspect. Miller said they were able to obtain video surveillance of a man later identified as Ribeiro in various locations, ultimately ending up at the Sugarloaf Motel on N. Highway 97 around 3:50 a.m. on August 21.
Bend police executed a search warrant on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Ribeiro’s Terrebonne home and car “and found additional evidence of Ribeiro’s crimes,” Miller said in a news release.
Ribeiro was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on initial charges of first-degree sex abuse, fourth-degree assault, coercion and strangulation.
He was arraigned on 10 charges Dec. 15, including two counts of second-degree kidnapping, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of coercion and single counts of third-degree sexual abuse, fourth-degree assault and harassment. Seven of the 10 charges are Class B and C felonies.
Ribeiro is scheduled for arraignment on an indictment on Jan. 12, court records show.
Bend police are “thankful to the victims in this case for their courage in cooperating with the investigation,” Miller said.