BEND, Ore. - A raid on a northeast Bend apartment Thursday night turned up more than a dozen suspected stolen bicycles being disassembled and repainted, along with several drugs, bike parts and a possibly stolen snow blower, police said. The two residents were arrested, one after jumping from a bedroom window, they added.
Police served the search warrant around 7:45 p.m. at an apartment in the Eastlake Village Apartments, 675 Northeast Bellevue Drive, said Corporal Matt Baldwin.
In recent weeks, a Bend officer had developed information that Christopher Blaylock, 31, was receiving stolen bikes, Baldwin said. He also had an outstanding felony warrant for parole violation. Investigators also determined Blaylock was living at the apartment with his girlfriend, Codie Messina, 31.
As the warrant was being executed, assisted by a K-9 team from the BLM, Blaylock jumped from a bedroom window and tried to run away, the corporal said. He was caught and detained by officers in an adjacent parking lot, while Messina was detained in the apartment.
During the search, officers found several suspected stolen items, including more than 12 bikes in various forms of disassembly and repainted, numerous bike parts, including wheels and tires and a gas-powered snow blower.
Officers also found various quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin packaged for sale and seized $965 in cash.
Blaylock remained Friday at the Deschutes County Jail, held without bail on the felony parole violation warrant and facing new charges of second-degree theft, third-degree escape and heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine manufacturing, delivery and possession. Messina was held on $115,000 bail on the drug manufacturing, delivery and possession charges.
While the investigation into the ownership of the bikes and snow blower continues, police encouraged reporting all stolen property when a theft occurs.
That can be done by calling Bend police through non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 or through an online reporting system at the department’s website.
Baldwin said reported serial numbers and specific features help police in identifying the rightful owner of recovered property. Residents also can register their bikes through Websites such as bikeindex.org, he said.