NEWS RELEASE FROM BEND POLICE DEPARTMENT:
On June 22nd, 2014, at about 2138 hours, Bram Jacobson called 911 and reported he had been robbed at knife point by an unknown suspect. The suspect fled in a vehicle prior to the report.
Officers determined Jacobson had just met the suspect on this same date. The suspect provided Jacobson a ride home. During this ride, the suspect stopped the vehicle near the intersection of NW Idaho Avenue and NW Broadway Street. The suspect demanded Jacobson’s wallet. Jacobson initially refused to give it to him. The suspect then assaulted Jacobson, held a knife to his throat, and continued demanding the wallet. Jacobson ultimately gave the suspect his wallet. Jacobson was left on the side of the street as the suspect drove away.
Jacobson sustained non-life threatening injuries to multiple areas of his body.
Investigators were able to identify the suspect as William Joseph Baker out of Dufur, Oregon. Additionally, they identified Baker’s vehicle and suspected he would attempt to return to his home. Investigators provided the information to surrounding police agencies in an attempt to locate Baker.
On June 23rd, 2014, at about 1900 hours, members of the Oregon State Police located and arrested Baker at his residence in Dufur, Oregon. Baker was transported back to Deschutes County where he was lodged on charges of Robbery I, Assault IV, and Theft III. The arrest occurred without incident.
Bend PD would like to thank the Oregon State Police for assisting in locating and arresting Baker. Additionally, we would like to thank NORCOR Adult Facility for temporarily detaining Baker until BPD investigators could pick him up.