Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Bend; Two Arrested

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/16/18

On October 16, 2018, at approximately 10:52am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported suspicious vehicle parked in the area on Highway 97, near Suzanne Lane in Bend.  A passing motorist reported a pearl colored Cadillac Escalade parked off the side of the roadway.

Deputies and DCSO Street Crimes Unit detectives responded to the area and after observing the license plate on the vehicle, confirmed the Escalade was reported stolen on October 15th from within the City of Redmond, Oregon.  When deputies were checking the vehicle, two subjects were observed asleep inside.

Deputies performed a high risk contact of the two occupants and ordered them out of the vehicle one at a time.  Both subjects complied with the deputies and were subsequently taken into custody. 

Shawn Ison and Autumn Blundell were then transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail where each was lodged on one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

We would like to thank the observant community member that reported the suspicious vehicle to non-emergency dispatch.  Timely reporting of suspicious activity to law enforcement give us the best possible chance of arriving quickly and catching criminal activity as it’s happening.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 232 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.