BEND, OR -- Two alleged thieves were found napping inside a stolen car, just outside Bend, Tuesday.
Just before 11 a.m., a witness reported a suspicious car parked near Highway 97 and Suzanne Lane. When Deputies arrived, they ran the plates and determined the Cadillac Escalade had been reported stolen from Redmond on Monday; while checking the car, they discovered two people sleeping inside.
Deputies performed a high-risk traffic stop and ordered 18-year-old Autumn Blundell, of Redmond, and 21-year-old Shawn Ison, of Crooked River Ranch, out of the car. Both complied and were arrested without incident. They're charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
Redmond Police say the the Escalade was the fifth vehicle stolen this month. Coincidentally, RPD recovered a stolen VW Beetle in southwest Redmond, Tuesday, that had been reported stolen from the county on Sunday.