BEND, OR -- A local transient is accused of breaking into at least one car in southwest Bend, over the weekend. A witness saw someone taking items from inside a car near SW Roosevelt and Silver Lake Boulevard, early Saturday morning. The prowler was gone by the time police arrived but a victim's purse was found in the road.
The victim’s credit cards were later used at two area stores and surveillance video provided investigators with a look at the suspect. Police canvassed the area and spotted a driver matching the suspect description. An officer pulled over the car and arrested 32-year-old Derek Chamberlain for theft, drug possession, an outstanding warrant and other charges. They also recovered stolen property during the stop.