Senior state department official arrested for alleged DUII in Bend

Police: Susan Phalen was returning from wedding when she rolled her Land Rover

A senior official with the U.S. State Department was arrested this month on suspicion of … Read more

Woman gets two years for stealing from employer

Katrina Cannon stole $200K while working for golf course designer DMK

Katrina Kennedy Cannon, an office manager who stole $210,000 from her employer, brought to her … Read more

Two shot in Madras, suspect in custody

Juan Francisco Hernandez-Medina charged with attempted aggravated murder

Two people are receiving hospital care, and a Madras man is in custody following a … Read more

Man struck by train in Bend, cited with trespassing

Kyle Justin Houser survived encounter with only minor injuries

A man who was listening to music on headphones when he was struck by a … Read more

Prineville ‘creep catcher’ arrested

Police arrest vigilante for alleged menacing, disorderly conduct

The Prineville man who films himself in confrontations with alleged pedophiles was arrested last week … Read more

Two hurt in three-car crash

Two people were hurt Saturday afternoon when a car driven by a Bend boy rear-ended … Read more

Driver who killed motorcyclist, employer sued for $4M

Lawsuit: Driver’s vehicle should have had ignition interlock device

Relatives of a man who survived a motorcycle crash in Bend only to be killed … Read more

Prineville man gets 20 years for killing two in drunken-driving crash

Justin Bittick doesn’t recall the deadly 2017 crash; judge says that’s a blessing

PRINEVILLE — Justin Dewey Bittick doesn’t remember the night of Oct. 20, 2017, the night … Read more

Witt appeals conviction, sentence in death of Bend cyclist

Drugged driver convicted for 2017 case, ordered to pay $78,000 restitution

Shantel Lynn Witt, whose behavior after killing a Bend cyclist shocked the community, is appealing … Read more

Grand Ronde man sentenced for abusing children when he was a child

Cody Maxey gets 2 years prison, 8 years supervision

Cody Maxey was between 12 and 14 years old and living in Redmond at the … Read more

July 10 police and fire report

The Spokesman will update items in the Police Log when such a request is received. … Read more

250-pound man arrested for choking 15-pound dog in Bend parking lot

Witness says tiny Star squealed as Jonathan Bailey choked it with both hands

A Redmond man is in jail accused of choking and hitting his dog in a … Read more

Man, teen arrested after chase in stolen SUV

A 20-year-old man and 14-year-old boy were arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase … Read more

Jefferson County DA investigating girl’s death at Madras Speedway

DA wants to talk to eyewitnesses

Officials are still looking for more information following a tragic accident at the Madras Speedway … Read more

DOJ investigating Madras High School bookkeeper

Misty Foster on administrative leave as authorities suspect she pocketed student funds

The bookkeeper for Madras High School is under criminal investigation for allegedly embezzling student funds. … Read more

Madras dog breeder arrested, 57 Aussies seized

Cora Gooding of Waggin’ on Wiggle Butt Aussies charged with neglect

When Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies raided Waggin’ on Wiggle Butt Aussies, a dog breeding business … Read more

Bend Fourth celebration draws nearly 10,000 people

Dogs, ponies, top hats, annual celebration had a bit of everything

If Bend’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July festival felt familiar this year, that was exactly the … Read more

Powell Butte woman gets 5 years for crash that killed boyfriend

Samantha Toews was high on meth when she rolled her car on Powell Butte Highway

A Powell Butte woman will serve five years in prison for being high on methamphetamine … Read more

Alleged Redmond hit-and-run DUII gets physical with police

Redmond Police arrest 5 after Saturday afternoon incident

Five Redmond residents were arrested Saturday following an alleged DUII hit-and-run, and a video circulating … Read more

Police: Bend man caught burglarizing gun store for second time in a month

Brandon Petri allegedly stole 14 firearms before being caught by officers

A Bend man was arrested early Monday after police say he tried to burglarize a … Read more

Retiring Deschutes County judge reflects on career

A. Michael Adler retiring at end of June

Deputies in Red Bluff, California, should have done more to get murderer Edwin Lara an … Read more

COCC fully compliant with ‘Kaylee’s Law’ after de-policing security force

Bend police chief praises COCC’s steps to ‘de-police’ security force

Central Oregon Community College is likely the only Oregon college in compliance with the newly … Read more

Madras middle school employee suspected of sexually abusing student

Kristin Elaine Stickler allegedly coerced a student she coached into sexual acts

An educational assistant at Jefferson County Middle School was arrested Friday for allegedly coercing a … Read more

Authorities searching for Oregon City man’s body at Lake Billy Chinook

Patricio Pineda hit head while diving off pontoon boat

Authorities on Monday were still searching for an Oregon City man who fell into Lake … Read more

Real estate broker facing rape charges

Ted Settlemier has extensive history of stalking, violence against women

A local real estate agent whose attempted murder charges made headlines in 2014 is now … Read more

Prineville man, 18, hunts ‘creeps,’ whether cops like it or not

DA, Police have asked Cougar Joanis to stop Crook County Creep Catchers

Life has been complicated lately for Cougar Joanis. One year out of high school and … Read more

Fireworks patrols coming to Bend

Task force will pair police, firefighters

Bend Police and Bend Fire departments will team up this year to crack down on … Read more

Shotgun blast in moving SUV tears fingers from man’s hand

Teens were firing from window while driving from Redmond to La Pine

One 18-year-old man allegedly shot another in the hand late Monday night while firing a … Read more

Warm Springs man get 6 years for double DUI manslaughter

Harold Blackwolf Jr. pleaded guilty Monday in federal court

A Warm Springs man was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for running … Read more

Bend men suspected of drug charges, child neglect

Butane honey oil lab found at Bend home

Two Bend men were arrested Monday morning is relation to a butane honey oil operation … Read more

Facebook chat leads to child luring charge for Terrebonne man

Tom Daly reached out to undercover officer posing as 17-year-old girl

Bend Police say a Terrebonne man chose to seduce the wrong Facebook friend. Thomas Lee … Read more

In Bend, mental health worker teams with police

Counselor rides with cops to keep mentally ill people out of jail

The Bend Police Department has a special weapon in its fight against mental illness — … Read more

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