BEND, OR -- Two teens face multiple charges after Bend Police say they were caught damaging construction equipment at a job site. Police have responded to the area in the past, for reports of people entering, stealing or attempting to steal equipment.
Thursday night, a witness reported seeing two people inside a skid steer and excavator at the Northeast Victor Place property; they appeared to be intentionally crashing the vehicles into each other. Arriving officers immediately set up a perimeter and attempted to contact the suspects. One ran, but was caught after a lengthy foot chase, with the help of a police drone and a K-9 unit.
A 15-year-old from Redmond and a Bend 16-year-old are accused of a number of crimes, including Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Minor in Possession of alcohol and Trespassing. They’re believed to have caused over $1,000 in damage.