Big, white, fluffy dogs watch over Terrebonne rancher Ed Barnes' hundreds of goats, protecting them from coyotes and cougars. But Sunday morning, one of his Maremmas couldn't protect itself from the only animal Barnes really fears.
Bend police released a surveillance photo and sought tips from the public Tuesday to find an identity theft suspect who stole a credit card and other personal ID from a car in northeast Bend last week and has used it at several stores around the city.
A 29-year-old resident of the Tollgate subdivision just west of Sisters has been arrested on charges he started three small fires in the area Monday – but not a fourth, much larger blaze, which burned over two acres, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.
Private and public donations have pushed a reward fund to $40,325 as of Friday for information leading to suspects in three possible arson fires, two of which merged to become the Two Bulls Fire that threatened thousands of homes west of Bend, officials said.
A price tag is all that's left behind of a $6,000 bike at Pine Mountain Sports on Bend's Westside -- the store's second such theft in less than a year. The last one was solved, and the store hopes to repeat that, with the public's help.