Drugs and evidence seized at a residence in the 2200 block of SW Quartz Avenue Jan. 29. Albino Jose Reyes, 18, of Redmond, was arrested on drug charges after the near fatal overdose of another 18 year old man at the residence. 

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Alleged drug dealer arrested after police save overdose victim — Redmond police arrested an 18-year-old Redmond man on multiple drug charges late on the night of Jan. 29 after another 18-year-old man was found overdosed, unconscious, without a heartbeat and not breathing at a house in the 2200 block of SW Quartz Avenue, according to a police news release. Police officers administered CPR and Narcan to the unconscious man, reviving the man before medics from Redmond Fire and Rescue arrived and transported him to St. Charles Redmond. He was released a few hours later. Police say the overdosed man had consumed “a potential lethal dose of opioids” he had received from Albino Jose Reyes, a resident of the home. Using a search warrant for Reyes’ residence, detectives from the Redmond Street Crimes unit found evidence of an extensive drug-dealing operation, including crack cocaine, LSD, prescription medications, butane honey oil (BHO), marijuana, and approximately $6,000 in cash. Reyes was also in possession of a handgun. He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful delivery and manufacture of cocaine, unlawful delivery and manufacture of marijuana extract, unlawful delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance (LSD), and unlawful delivery of controlled substance (opioids). Reyes was taken to the Deschutes County jail.

Police: Man arrested after running around Redmond Fred Meyer in his underwear — A Redmond-area man was hospitalized and cited Jan. 28 after allegedly stripping down to his underwear and running around the Redmond Fred Meyer store while impaired by drug use, according to a Redmond Police news release. Witnesses told police that George Ryan Gove, 37, was speaking gibberish and making large animated hand movements while running around the store and parking lot, scaring a “significant number” of people, police said. Police found Gove lying face down in the intersection of SW Highland Avenue and SW 5th Street, police said. Gove was making strange movements and blocking traffic, police said. Gove was arrested and placed in a restraining device and released to the care of hospital staff at St. Charles Redmond, police said. He was issued a citation on second-degree disorderly conduct and criminal trespass charges, police said. Police remind people struggling with drug addiction and their families that resources are available from the county and state health departments.

Redmond police now using Neighbors app — The Redmond Police Department, along with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Bend Police Department, has begun using the Neighbors app by Ring, which is “a platform for communities to share information about activity occurring in their neighborhood,” according to a news release from Redmond Police. Individual users of the free app, which does not require a Ring device, can upload videos and information that can be used to help identify suspicious people, solve crimes and deter criminal activity, police said. For more information or to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS, Android and FireOS devices visit shop.ring.com/pages/neighbors.


Redmond to hold comprehensive plan meeting Feb. 6 — The city of Redmond is almost finished with updating its comprehensive plan, a document that dictates and manages the city’s growth over the next two decades. But before city staff can complete it, additional public feedback is needed. The city is hosting a Redmond 2040 public meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Redmond City Hall. Staffers will present their nearly-complete vision statement for Redmond’s future, particularly in regards to land use. The city’s draft vision statement for its new comprehensive plan, which touches on everything from parks to transportation to business, was crafted partly from Redmond residents’ feedback from earlier public hearings. The city last updated its comprehensive plan in 2001. This will be one of the last public outreach events on this topic, said city spokesperson Heather Cassaro. At the public meeting, attendees will be polled on their feelings on the near-finished comprehensive plan. — Bulletin staff report


Poetry Out Loud contest at Redmond High — Redmond High School will present a school level poetry competition at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Clyde Moore Auditorium at Redmond High as part of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a national program that encourages students to “learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. The competition, presented in partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is free and open to the public. More than 20 students will participate and the winner will advance to the regional competition. Guest judges include local author Shea Earnshaw, and Sky Pinnick, owner of Rage Film productions. For more info, contact Angela Liesching at 541-923-4800 ext. 1925.

Ridgeview to perform The Little Mermaid — The Ridgeview High School performing arts department will present eight performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, a stage presentation with a cast of 52, Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 20-22 at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. performances on Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 at Ridgeview High School, 4555 SW Elkhorn. Adult admission is $10, $5 for seniors 60 and older, $5 for students in grades 6-12 and $3 for children in grades 5 and below. Tickets are available at ridgeviewhs.seatyourself.biz.

Redmond students receive university honors — Erin N. Cork, who is studying agronomy, was named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Emily McLean was named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Carroll College in Helena, Mont. The dean’s list honor at both schools requires a minimum 3.5 grade point average and at least 12 credit hours. Danielle Hallworth, who is studying psychology, was named to the fall 2019 president’s list at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. The honor requires a 4.0 grade point average.

— Reporter: 541-548-2186, gfolsom@redmondspokesman.com

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