A Bend man who interrupted a burglary at his home Monday night helped police make an arrest by following the suspect’s car.
At about 9 p.m., the unidentified man arrived at his home on Destiny Court and saw a person inside his house. He called 911 and began to leave his home, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. As he was turning in his driveway, a white car drove around from the back of the house and almost hit him. The victim backed up and allowed the car to leave.
The burglary victim then followed the suspect’s car while telling a 911 dispatcher where he was. Sheriff’s office deputies soon stopped a 1993 Dodge Sprinter on O.B. Riley Road and detained the driver, a 36-year-old Pocatello, Idaho, man named Robert Lee Tyson. A woman in Tyson’s car also was detained and questioned.
Meanwhile, officers discovered several items belonging to the unidentified burglary victim in Tyson’s car. Tyson was arrested on charges of burglary and aggravated theft, which applies when the value of stolen goods exceeds $10,000. His passenger was released without being charged.