BEND, OR -- A Bend transient is accused of starting two fires at his mother's home, destroying her vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. According to Bend Police, 39-year old Adri Pitts was arrested after he was found hiding in his mom's backyard, early Wednesday morning. Bend Police and Fire units responded to Priscilla Pitts' home on Southeast Douglas Street and extinguished the car fire, just before 3 a.m. Investigators then discovered a second fire, which caused minor damage to the home's siding. Bend Police believe it was also intentionally set. It burnt itself out before crews arrived.
Bend Police report Priscilla Pitts has a restraining order against her son, and believe he started the fires after she refused to allow him into the house. Adri Pitts is charged with violating a restraining order, attempted assault, reckless endangering and arson II.