BEND, OR -- A Bend man faces a list of charges after allegedly hitting multiple vehicles and getting into a physical altercation with officers who were trying to take him into custody.
According to Bend Police, an officer responding to a report of a minor hit and run at Reed Market and American Lane spotted the suspect vehicle on Savannah. While following the Acura Integra, the officer says it nearly hit an oncoming vehicle. The car spun his tires while pulling into a driveway and the driver quickly got out. Police say the officer repeatedly told the man to stop walking, but he ran from the officer.
During a physical struggle with the arresting officer, the suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Kevin Trapman, reportedly kept reaching for his waistband. Police later discovered a bayonet hidden in the front of his pants. Several other officers arrived and Trapman allegedly tried to head butt and kick police. Eventually, they used a "WRAP" to restrain the man, and he was taken to St. Charles for a DUII investigation. WRAP is a restraint device designed to keep a combative person safe from harming themselves or others.
Trapman was later booked for DUII, Hit and Run, Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, Interfering with a Public Safety Officer, Attempt to Assault a Public Safety Officer and Resisting Arrest, Driving While Suspended. Investigators later learned he's a suspect in an unrelated shoplifting case; he's also charged with Theft III.
The suspect vehicle sustained more damage than can be attributed to the initial hit and run. Bend Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down more potential victims or other information in the case. Trapman allegedly caused near collisions at Brosterhous and American Lane and Savannah near Linnea Drive. He was also seen driving from Reed Market north on 15th Street. Anyone who saw the car driving in a concerning manner on Thursday is asked to call 541-693-6911.