Flag City USA meeting Oct. 14

Flag City USA will meet Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Redmond VFW Hall. It is a meeting rescheduled from last spring.

All community members interested in the continuation, promotion and improvement of the Flag City USA project are invited to attend. Next year is its 30th anniversary and this meeting initiates planning of a summertime celebratory community event. For more info contact jeff@ycob.net.

Redmond man dies in single-vehicle crash

A 25-year-old Redmond man died late Saturday when the car he was driving struck a large tree at SW 31st Street and SW Xero Avenue in Redmond, police said.

The driver was identified as Gadiel Diaz, according to a press release from Redmond Police Lt. Curtis Chambers.

Police and Redmond Fire & Rescue personnel were dispatched at 11:55 p.m. after a resident in the area called 911 after hearing the crash, Chambers said. Diaz was already dead when crews arrived at the crash scene.

A preliminary investigation determined that Diaz was driving a 1997 Honda Civic south on SW 31st Street and failed to negotiate the 90-degree turn onto SW Xero Avenue, Chambers said. The Civic left the roadway and struck a large tree.

Speed appears to have been a factor in the crash, but toxicology tests will be needed to learn if the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol, Chambers said.

Redmond man arrested in weekend shooting

A Redmond man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with a shooting that took place Saturday morning.

Redmond Police officers took Carlos Manuel Lopez, 55, into custody around 6:43 a.m. outside the Redmond Grocery Outlet on NW 6th Street. He was the primary suspect in the weekend shooting and was considered “armed and dangerous,” according to an earlier release by the Redmond Police Department asking for the public’s help locating Lopez.

The 31-year-old victim was taken to St. Charles Redmond before being airlifted to St. Charles Bend with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Lopez is currently in Deschutes County jail with bail set at $70,000. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He has yet to be charged.

Driver crashes into home of sleeping infant

The driver of a pickup truck was arrested Saturday night after slamming the vehicle into the front room of a Redmond home where an 8-month-old child was sleeping, police said.

No one in the home was injured in the 11:20 p.m. crash at 2773 SW 50th Street.

Teresa Brunson, 39, of Redmond, was arrested for investigation of charges that include DUII, recklessly endangering and reckless driving, Redmond Police Lt. Curtis Chambers said in a press release. Brunson received a criminal citation to appear in Deschutes County Circuit Court and was released.

Police allege that Brunson was driving a 2017 Ford F150 when she crossed the center of SW 50th Street, hit a parked Jeep Grand Cherokee on the south side of the street and then careened across the front yard of a home before crashing into two front rooms, including the one where the infant was sleeping, Chambers said.

Brunson received minor injuries when the truck’s airbag deployed.

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