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BEND, OR -- Police believe they have identified two people responsible for a Christmas Eve burglary at a home in northwest Bend. 


The residents of the home on NW Debron Lane returned from Christmas Eve service to find a stranger at their door. That person left after a brief conversation. But, when the family went inside, they discovered the home had been burglarized. At the time, a search of the area turned up several leads but no suspects in the case. 

Over the past several weeks, investigators learned the victim’s Uber account was used for several trips in the area, leading them to a home on Mt. Washington Drive. During a search of that location, last week, officers recovered property taken from several homes, although nothing from the home on Debron Lane. Detectives also found a handgun and user amounts of drugs, like Cocaine and Xanax. 

They arrested Goldie Ward (right) for drug possession, but are still searching for Michael William Ward, Jr. and Gabrielle Rose Ward in connection with the thefts. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.


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