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Redmond Theft Suspect Caught After Standoff

REDMOND, OR -- A man suspected of stealing items from the back of a parked pickup was arrested Sunday with the help of CERT. Police first responded to the Redmond Wilco Farm Store just after 9:30 a.m. After reviewing surveillance footage, officers determined the suspect's vehicle had been seen at multiple other parking lot thefts over the past several weeks. 

About 30 minutes later, the suspect vehicle was found at the Redmond Lowes. When the man returned to his car, police say he had items stolen from inside that store. Despite police surveillance, he jumped in the car and sped from the scene. 

Officers then found the same car parked at the Ridgemont Apartments, with stolen property in plain view. Police set up a perimeter after witnesses said a man matching the suspect's description ran into an apartment. 

CERT - the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team - responded to help with the barricaded suspect. Just before 3 p.m., they arrested 29-year-old Derek Andersen on multiple charges, including theft and two outstanding warrants. 

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