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BEND, OR -- A man barricaded himself in a house for several hours yesterday leading to a lockout of Highland and West Village Magnet Schools. Police had been investigating thefts of a half dozen snow blowers from Home Depot in December. Police continued to investigate other thefts including wood splitters, a welding machine, ATV’s and a rifle. They eventually  identified 40 year old Jeffrey Randall Short of Bend as a suspect. Yesterday morning about 10-40 police served a search warrant at Short’s home on Columbia Street. He refused to come out. For hours negotiators were unable to convince Short to come out, so a CERT team used chemical irritants. By 6-o’clock police entered the home and arrested Short. He is jailed and charged with Burglary and Theft and possession of Cocaine.

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