Arrest and search warrants for violation of personal privacy investigation
Bend Police Dept. - 06/01/18
On May 26th, the Bend Police Department was contacted by a 20 year old Bend resident who filed a complaint of finding a camera in the bathroom of Fins Scuba and Water Sports. The victim relayed they located a wireless camera concealed inside the bathroom. The victim confronted the owner of the business, Dennis Snyder, about finding the camera.
The victim reported the incident to the Bend Police Department the next day. On May 29, Bend Police applied for and was granted search warrants for the business and Snyder’s residence in rural Deschutes County. The warrants were executed and evidence was obtained during the search. Snyder was arrested and released to appear in Deschutes County Circuit Court for the crime of Invasion of Personal Privacy, a Class A Misdemeanor.
This incident is concerning, as the camera was found in a bathroom that was open to customers and employees of Fins Scuba and Water Sports. Several items seized during the search warrants need to be analyzed in furtherance of this investigation. The Bend Police Department does not know how long the camera was in bathroom or if other patrons and/or employees were subject to any violation of personal privacy.
Case # 2018-153048
Date & Time of Incident: May 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm
Type of Incident: Invasion of Personal Privacy
Location of Incident: 155 SW Century Drive #122; Fins Scuba and Water Sports
Dennis James Snyder 63 year old Bend resident
20 year old