BEND, OR -- A 43-year-old Bend man was arrested early Tuesday morning for allegedly breaking into a church. Bend Police responded to Westside Church on NW Shevlin Park, just after 4 a.m. While enroute, they were notified that the alarm was "tripped" multiple times.
Investigators say Yajnesa Dharmarajah was found standing next to the church, wearing a ski mask and gloves, with a crowbar in his hand. He was arrested without incident. They also found Dharmarajah's Toyota Prius parked with the running, nearby.
After checking the church, police found several areas with damage consistent with someone trying to get into the building.