Dashcam footage released from May 9 sheriff-led pursuit

Chase ended with injuries to Bend officer and police dog

Dashcam footage from a May 9 high-speed pursuit was released Friday, and it shows Deschutes … Read more

Sisters man arraigned on child porn charges

George Staab’s court appearance prompts furious courtroom outbursts

A Sisters man made his first court appearance in a child pornography case Wednesday during … Read more

Transient arrested in early morning shooting at Bend bar

No one injured when man, 52, allegedly shot gun while leaving Mountain’s Edge bar

A homeless man was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after firing a handgun while … Read more

Bend physical therapist, former pro athlete arrested on suspicion of soliciting prostitution

Andrew Fecteau arrested along with two women from Stockton

A prominent member of the local athletic community was arrested over the weekend on suspicion … Read more

Bend man arrested in child porn, attempted rape

Donal Stevenson was surveilled at job at Taco Bell

A Bend man with a long criminal record was arrested after allegedly chatting with an … Read more

Bend woman denied bail as grisly details emerge in Hawaii murder

Hailey Dandurand, boyfriend accused in beating death of housekeeper

A woman who grew up in Bend and is charged with a grisly killing in … Read more

Crook County woman accepts responsibility for killing boyfriend

Tina Marie Hill claims she feared assault from abusive partner, gets 6 years in prison

A Crook County woman was sentenced to 6 years and two months in prison for … Read more

Court files detail man’s rough arrest

Jacob Gregan spat blood on deputy who struck him in forehead with rifle butt

The subject of a police investigation allegedly spat blood on a sheriff’s deputy following his … Read more

Sheriff led vehicle pursuit that injured officer and police dog

Office didn’t publicize Shane Nelson’s role in high-speed chase

Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson initiated a high-speed vehicle pursuit north of Bend on Thursday … Read more

Sheriff’s office fights costly lawsuit from former deputy

Deputy was fired after challenging Deschutes County sheriff in election

Three years after a bitter and costly race for Deschutes County sheriff, Shane Nelson and … Read more

Prosecutor outlines slavery, kidnapping case against Plantae co-founder

Andrew Anderson accused of abusing two women in polyamorous relationship

A successful Bend-area cannabis grower was in Deschutes County Circuit Court on Thursday to face … Read more

Warrant issued for former deputy accused of stealing from elderly father

Russ Mathiasen failed to appear at arraignment

A former Oregon sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his elderly father … Read more

Woman’s meth arrest involved auto tracking device

Krista Jeanne Vela suspected of being one of the region’s major drug suppliers

A woman suspected of being a major supplier of methamphetamine and heroin in Central Oregon … Read more

Former juvenile justice officer gets prison for botched Bend robbery

Christopher James Grant’s lawyer: He was at ‘lowest point in his life’

A man who impersonated a police officer while trying to rob a Bend auto dealership … Read more

Man detained in Terrebonne after shots fired

Deputies responded to report of reckless driving

A man reported for reckless driving was taken into custody Friday evening following an encounter … Read more

Police catch man suspected of crashing into cop car

Officer uninjured; suspect Jerrod Floyd found hiding in backyard

A Bend man suspected of stealing a vehicle crashed into a police car while attempting … Read more

Man accused of severely injuring girlfriend’s son faces new charges

Josue Mendoza-Melo charged with 11 felony child sex abuse counts in new indictment

A Jefferson County man accused of abusing his girlfriend’s young son, causing permanent brain injury, … Read more

Plantae owner faces numerous felony charges for alleged abuse

Andrew Anderson accused of involuntary servitude, kidnapping

The owner of a Bend dispensary is facing felony charges that he abused his wife … Read more

Handcuffed Bend woman escapes from back of squad car

Citlali Hernandez tracked down, arrested two days later

A Bend woman with warrants slipped from handcuffs and escaped from the back of a … Read more

Prineville teacher gets jail for mishandling Redmond High senior class funds

Cheryl Sumerlin mishandled RHS senior class funds

A Prineville elementary school teacher was sentenced to a 10-day jail term and 500 hours … Read more

Former Madras High student files lawsuit after 25lb weight falls on his head

Student suffered a concussion, memory loss, balance issues in 2017 incident

Former Madras High School student Joshua ­Rodriguez is suing the Jefferson County School District for … Read more

Police arrest man suspected of shooting out tire

Police: Franklin Smalley approached men having argument

Bend Police arrested the man wanted for discharging a handgun into another man’s car tire … Read more

Former juvenile justice officer pleads guilty to attempting to rob dealership with hammer

Christopher James Grant threatened, tied up couple

The former juvenile justice officer accused of attempting to rob a used car dealership with … Read more

Police: Transient shoots car tire during parking lot dispute in Bend

Shooter fled in Chevry Astro and is at large, police say

Police are searching for a homeless man suspected of shooting a tire on another man’s … Read more

Judge: Victim ‘stared into the eyes of a murderer and didn’t blink’

Edwin Lara gets second life sentence in kidnapping case

EUGENE — The killer of Kaylee Sawyer, of Bend, will serve a second life sentence … Read more

Two years after cyclist killed in downtown, bike lane bill passes House

Judge’s 2018 ruling on bike lane protection sparks outcry from cyclists

A bill that would clear up uncertainty about bike lanes in intersections passed the House … Read more

U.S. attorney seeks second life sentence for Kaylee Sawyer murderer

Prosecutors: Lara suffers from ‘urge to kill,’ would kill again

Chilling details about how convicted killer Edwin Lara terrorized a kidnapping victim before he was … Read more

Bend man arrested after fleeing into canal, pond

A Bend man was arrested for allegedly fleeing police multiple times during a traffic stop … Read more

Former Redmond principal accused of abusing student is back in Deschutes County

Michael Tallman, formerly Bremont was captured by feds in Kentucky

The former Redmond school principal facing a possible life sentence for alleged sexual relationships with … Read more

Musician reunited with prized guitar stolen in Bend

Fruition frontman got instrument as gift from luthier

On Nov. 15, Portland folk-bluegrass rockers Fruition played to a packed and raucous house at … Read more

Sisters man accused of online sexual corruption of a child

A 32-year-old Sisters man is accused of seeking a sexual relationship with a juvenile who … Read more

Former deputy investigated for spending elderly father’s money

Son accused of making thousands in unauthorized purchases from father’s bank account

A former sheriff’s deputy from Gilliam and Wheeler counties could soon face charges he stole … Read more

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