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Pair arrested in string of burglaries at La Frontera, Redmond Tap House; police seek buyers of stolen jewelry

Michael Moran, Christien Richardson
Redmond Police Dept.
Michael Moran, Christien Richardson

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Two men from Redmond and Sisters have been arrested in a string of burglaries at La Frontera in Redmond and the Redmond Tap House, police said Monday. They have recovered some stolen items but are turning to the public to help find any more items they may have sold online.

Michael Anthony Moran, 28, of Redmond and Christien Richardson, 25, of Sisters were arrested last Thursday in the parking lot of the Sisters Dairy Queen, Redmond Police Lt. Eric Beckwith said.

The pair are accused in four burglaries at La Frontera, with a “large multitude of items stolen,” Beckwith said, while the Tap House also was a victim of theft.

They were booked into the Deschutes County Jail on initial charges of first- and second-degree theft, second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools, the lieutenant said.

Police released booking photos of both men Monday as they asked the public to contact them if they bought any items from the two. Stolen items were listed for sale on websites such as Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist.

“Some items have been recovered,” Beckwith said. “However, bracelets, watches and other jewelry stolen from La Frontera remain outstanding.”

Anyone who bought any items from Moran or Richardson is asked to contact Redmond Police Detective Sergeant Tyler Kirk at 541-504-3400.

Court records Moran was arraigned Friday on seven charges filed by the DA’s office, including six counts of second-degree burglary and a misdemeanor charge of possessing a burglary tool or theft device. He also faces six new misdemeanor counts of negotiating a bad check. He's scheduled to return to court Friday on an expected grand jury indictment.

In February, Moran was charged with felony ID theft third-degree theft and three misdemeanor counts of second-degree forgery, possession of a forged instrument and theft.

Christien Richardson also was arraigned Friday on four felony counts of second-degree burglary and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a burglary tool or theft device. She also is due back in court Friday on an expected indictment.

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