On September 29, 2017, at approximately 0056 hours, an officer with the Redmond Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a tan 1999 Ford Contour passenger car for trespassing on Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) property. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop for officers and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle traveled south on a dirt road through COID property. The officer followed the vehicle onto COID property and a short time later located it unattended. Redmond Police Department Officers, along with Deschutes County Deputies and Oregon State Police Troopers, set-up a perimeter in the surrounding area. Bend Police Department Officer Umnitz and K-9 partner Rony, responded to assist with tracking the suspect.
The driver of the vehicle in the pursuit was located approximately 150 yards from the vehicle. The driver was identified as 29-year-old Transient Chelsea Flettre. Chelsea Flettre was arrested and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail for Elude, Criminal Trespass, and Probation Violation.
On September 29, 2017, at approximately 2336 hours, an officer with the Redmond Police Department located a stolen vehicle, white 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora, in the area of E Antler Ave. and NE 11th St. While clearing the stolen vehicle, a gray Chevrolet Colorado exited COID property and continued north through BLM property. Officers attempted to stop the Chevrolet Colorado for trespassing on COID property. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued north, northeast, through BLM and Deschutes County land.
Redmond Police Department Officers, along with Deschutes County Deputies and Oregon State Police Troopers, set-up a perimeter in the surrounding area. At approximately 2359 hours a gray 1991 Subaru Legacy failed to yield to officers and entered the perimeter. Officer’s attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle traveled south on Deschutes County and BLM property. The driver of the Subaru Legacy, Brian Duran, was located by Oregon State Police when he attempted to exit the perimeter on Highway 126, near mile post three. Brian Duran was arrested and lodged at the Deschutes County Jail for Elude, Criminal Trespass, and for a Felony Warrant.
The Redmond Police Department would like to remind community members the COID property, southeast of NE Antler Avenue and NE 9th Street, has been posted No Trespassing. The Deschutes County land in that area is designated for day use only; meaning people can’t be on the property after hours.
The Redmond Police Department is dedicated to making Redmond the safest community in Oregon. In an effort to keep Redmond safe, the RPD will enforce trespass notices so we can protect people’s valuable property from being stolen and/or destroyed. Anybody with information pertaining to these three pursuits are encouraged to contact the Redmond Police Department through dispatch at (541) 693-6911.
The Redmond Police Department would like to thank the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, and Bend Police Department, for their assistance with these investigations.