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Arrest Made In String Of Business Burglaries

BEND, OR -- A Bend man is accused of breaking into at least 11 businesses in Bend and Redmond over the past three weeks. In each case, a burglar broke a deadbolt to get inside a small business then took cash and other property.

Surveillance footage led investigators to 48-year-old Michael Dillon who was on probation for a prior commercial burglary conviction. He was arrested during a traffic stop near China Hat Road over the weekend.

Dillon is charged with 10 counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree theft, five counts of second-degree theft, three counts of first-degree theft, three counts of third-degree criminal mischief, two counts of second-degree criminal mischief and four counts of first-degree criminal mischief. He was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. 

Police executed a search warrant on Dillon’s vehicle and at his home at the St. Vincent’s Village and say they found items stolen during the burglaries.

The Bend businesses targeted include: 

  • Old Boy Vintage, 1400 block of NE First Street
  • Scissor Bird, 200 block of SE Taft Avenue 
  • Allure Nails Spa, 2000 block of NE Highway 20
  • Apollo Tanning, 61400 block of S Highway 97
  • Industrial Joes Coffee, 400 block of SE Ninth Street
  • Totally Polished, 1200 block of NE Second Street
  • Rugged Thread, 2500 block of NE Twin Knolls Drive
  • State Farm, 1000 block of SE Third Street
  • Subway, 62900 block of N Highway 97 
  • Ida’s Cupcake Café, 1100 block of SW Division Street 
  • Big O Bagel, 1000 block of NW Galveston Avenue

The Redmond businesses targeted include: 

  • Redmond Burger Co., 200 block of NW Sixth Avenue
  • Ka Nui Salon, 200 block of NW Sixth Avenue 
  • Hip Chicks Salon, 300 block of NW Seventh Avenue

Additional charges could be forthcoming. 

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