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BEND, OR -- A 23 year old transient man, identified as Jeffrey J. Ebel, was arrested Monday following an incident at Trader Joe’s. Employees at Trader Joe’s told a Security Officer about a man yelling and causing a disturbance. The officer found Ebel at Food 4 Less and told him not to return to Trader Joe’s. Ebel was given directions to the bus stop and was walking north when he saw the Security Officer following him.  Ebel pulled out a hatchet and began threatening to harm the officer, who called 911.  Ebel then reportedly charged the officer, with the hatchet over his head and the officer ran and hid. Ebel was then seen running and the JC Penney store was briefly locked down. Bend Police arrived and found Ebel near Hunnel Road and Robal Road. Police took the hatchet and Ebel was arrested without incident. He is jailed on charges of Menacing, Disorderly Conduct and, Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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