REDMOND, OR -- In the past week, Redmond Police have been involved in several pursuits with vehicles allegedly trespassing on Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) land on the eastern edge of the city.
Just before 1 a.m. Friday, an officer attempted to stop a car for trespassing on COID property, chasing it down a dirt road. After finding the vehicle abandoned and conducting a brief foot search, police arrested a 29-year-old transient. Chelsea Flettre faces Elude, Criminal Trespass and Probation Violation charges.
Less than 24 hours later, an officer discovered a stolen car dumped near NE 11th and Antler. While investigating that vehicle, an officer saw a pickup drive from COID property to BLM land. The officer tried to stop the truck for trespassing but it continued through BLM and county-owned land. Police set up a perimeter and about 20 minutes later a Subaru entered the search area, prompting another pursuit. The driver of the Subaru, later identified as 29-year-old Brian Duran, was found by Oregon State Police when he tried to exit the perimeter near Highway 126. Duran was arrested for Elude and Criminal Trespass, along with a Felony Warrant.