SISTERS, OR -- The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in a theft investigation. A witness reported someone taking gas from a commercial fuel tank at the Cloverdale Fire station. The thief was seen loading large barrels on to the bed of a pickup, early Sunday morning.
A deputy responded and pursued the vehicle, at times going as fast as 90 miles an hour on Highway 20. The chase was called off once they reached Sisters, over safety concerns.
The pickup was later reported as stolen from northeast Redmond. It was recovered Sunday night, in Terrebonne. The suspect remains outstanding and the investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office through Non-emergency Dispatch, at 541-693-6911.