BEND, OR -- A Bend transient faces a number of charges, following a car and foot pursuit. According to Bend Police, 39-year-old Ronald Juarez-Wallace drove away from officers during a traffic stop, Thursday morning. Police pursued the man down Country Club Road, through Murphy Road and into neighborhoods near SE Aberdeen and SE Silver Sage.
Wallace crashed the Ford Ranger into an electrical transformer, causing it to explode. He then ran from the scene of the crash, climbing over a residential fence.
When a K-9 search was unsuccessful, officers broke down the perimeter. However, detectives continued to drive the area and eventually located Wallace walking down the road. He was taken into custody without incident.
Wallace is charged with attempting to elude, reckless driving, criminal mischief and hit and run. Bend Police say numerous community members helped officers narrow down the search area and were proactive in giving information to detectives.