A citizen intervened early Friday morning, detaining a man after witnessing him break into a business, Bend police said.
At 12:52 a.m. Friday, police responded to a reported burglary at Duck Delivery, on SE Paiute Way in Bend.
An unidentified man told police he saw a man break into a window of the business and reach inside, police said.
The witness called dispatch to report the incident and saw the suspect quickly walking away, police said.
The witness then decided to confront the suspect, who was later identified as Ryan M. Connolly, 20, of Bend, police said.
During the confrontation, the witness attempted to detain Connolly, who resisted, police said. The citizen used force to detain Connolly, and no injury was reported, police said.
After police arrived at the scene, Connolly was arrested on one count of burglary, police said.
Connolly had thrown an outdoor standing cigarette ashtray through the window to enter the business, police said. Computer equipment was pulled down from a desk inside the business and damaged, police said.
Police said they are thankful for the assistance and good outcome, but want to remind the public that confronting suspects is dangerous.
Suspects can be unpredictable, desperate, armed or under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.
Instead of confrontation, the best action is to keep a safe distance and get as much detail as possible and provide it to dispatchers quickly, police said.
After his arrest, Connolly was released on his own recognizance, jail staff said.