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Armed Robbery, Two Suspects in Custody, Money and Property Recovered
Redmond, OR – On Saturday, April 21, 2018, at about 5:10 PM, employees from the US Cellular Store, 1380 SW Canal Blvd #101, called Deschutes County 911 and reported an armed robbery involving a firearm. Employees reported a white male adult had a handgun and demanded money, and an iPhone. Items, which included money and electronic devices, were given to the suspect who then fled the store on foot towards the Redmond Fred Meyer store. Officers soon learned the suspect had got into a vehicle after leaving the store.
Officers located a suspect in the area of SW Rimrock Way and SW 21st Street. Mitchell D. Hunsaker, 23-years-old and a Redmond resident, was taken into custody after a short foot chase. Mr. Hunsaker did not have the items taken during the robbery and had changed his clothes. Officer Josh Powers and his K9 partner “Mavrick,” conducted an area search and was able to locate the stolen money, clothing worn during the robbery, a backpack with the stolen items, and the handgun believed to be used during the robbery.
Based on information from witnesses in the area, it was reported that Mr. Hunsaker was a passenger in a vehicle and had been dropped off. Additional tips and information from citizens were received, and the vehicle used during the robbery was identified, and soon located. The driver of the car, Dustin A. Hilsendager, 23-years-old and a Redmond resident, was arrested at his place of employment without incident. Evidence of the robbery at US Cellular was found inside the vehicle.
Mr. Hunsaker was arrested for numerous crimes, including Robbery in the First Degree, Kidnapping in the First Degree, Coercion, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the First Degree, Menacing, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Mr. Hilsendager was also arrested for numerous crimes, including Robbery in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of Weapon, and Burglary in the Second Degree.
“The quick resolution to this violent crime was made possible by the employees of US Cellular, and the numerous citizen witnesses who provided information to law enforcement in a timely manner,” said Lieutenant Hank Majetich, Redmond Police Department.
It is the vision of the Redmond Police Department to make Redmond the safest community in Oregon. Quickly responding to violent crime, and arresting those responsible for the harm done in our city, is just one example of how we attempt to achieve our vision. The Redmond Police Department is extremely appreciative of the numerous witnesses who provided information to us while this incident was being investigated. Your police department works hard every day to serve you, and we continue to be your humble servants.