Bend Police have arrested a Redmond couple and recovered property that has been reported missing from Bend storage units dating back to 2010, the department announced Friday.
Police began investigating in September when a Bend resident reported the loss of various valuables and $35,000 in cash from a storage unit.
Investigators obtained security camera footage from a storage facility, and said they identified Michael Shawn Rupp, 40, as a suspect. Investigators said they learned Rupp and his wife, Kimberly Lynn, also 40, were renting two storage units at that same facility.
On Oct. 19, police executed search warrants at the Rupps’ Redmond home and three storage units the couple reportedly rented at two different Bend storage facilities. Kimberly Rupp was arrested at the residence.
Police said they located property reported missing from 13 storage units, although not all property that was claimed to be missing was recovered. Police said they did not recover the $35,000 cash from the September incident.
In addition to the items that were reported missing, police said they also found a small amount of methamphetamine in the Rupps’ bedroom, according to a news release.
Michael Rupp was out of town at the time of the searches, investigators said in the news release. But he turned himself in to Bend Police on Wednesday afternoon, they said. He is currently being held at the Deschutes County jail.
Michael Rupp was arrested on suspicion of 13 counts each of second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree criminal mischief; seven counts of first-degree theft; four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor; three counts each of first-degree aggravated theft and second-degree theft, and one count each of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.
Kimberly Rupp was arrested on suspicion of four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and one count each of possession of methamphetamine and conspiracy to commit first-degree aggravated theft.