Drug-Impaired Person Assisted and Taken to Hospital by Redmond Police Following Arrest for Disorderly Conduct

Redmond Police Dept.

Redmond, OR – On Tuesday evening, January 28, 2020, Redmond Police received a report of a male who had stripped down to his underwear and was running around inside the Redmond Fred Meyer store and parking lot.  Witnesses said the male was speaking gibberish, making large animated movements with his hands, and scaring a significant number of people. 

Officers responded and found the male, Mr. George Ryan Gove, a 37-year-old Crooked River Ranch resident, lying in the roadway on SW Highland Ave and SW 5th Street.  Mr. Gove was lying face down in the street, making strange movements and blocking the flow of traffic.  Mr. Gove was subsequently arrested at the scene and taken to St. Charles Redmond.  In order to safely secure Mr. Gove, officers placed him in the WRAP restraint device.  The WRAP is intended to reduce the mobility of people in custody for their own protection and to aid in transporting the resisting person. 

Gove was ultimately released to the care of hospital staff after he was issued a citation to appear in court for the crimes of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. 

Drug use and abuse remain a societal problem.  Treatment services are available for those individuals and families who are struggling with drug use and addiction.  There are a number of local resources available in Central Oregon that can assist in drug and alcohol addiction.  More information can be located on the State and County health department websites, or by speaking to your medical provider or health insurance company. 

Deschutes County Health Department: https://www.deschutes.org/health