Updating you on a story we brought to you Friday afternoon; a suspect was apprehended in the apparent burglary and subsequent school lock down. Police received information linking John Brady Vance, 30, of Bend to the stolen property. Students at Sky View Middle and Lava Ridge Schools in northeast Bend were under a lock down for about 45 minutes Friday afternoon. School Resource Officer Kecia Weaver explains what happened: "There was a vehicle located in the parking lot of Sky View Middle School that had been reported as having been taken from a burglary in a nearby area this afternoon. And so, as a precaution, Deschutes County Sheriffs Office and Bend PD, while investigating that crime, decided to lockdown both schools while we looked for the suspect in the area of the school." Around 12:20 p.m., with guns drawn, officers swarmed the area looking for the burglary suspect, causing some excitement with the students.
Weaver says the kids do go through drills and knew exactly what to do.
Meanwhile, Vance is charged with burglary, unlawful use of a vehicle and theft and is lodged in the Deschutes County Jail.
Iif you have any information - contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. (541-693-6911)