There have been reports of a couple break-ins or home invasions in the last week in Bend. Though these kind of crimes are fairly rare in the area, police want to give residents with some tips to keep them safe. Lt Paul Kansky is with the Bend Police Department: “We always recommend in any such incident that people dial 911 as quickly as possible. If arriving at home and you see something not right, even if minor. Just call us. That can be done. We do this on a fairly routine basis throughout the year.” Kansky reminds people to put a barrier between you and the intruder either by leaving the home, or locking yourself in a room away from them.