Bend Police Catch Bicycle Thieves After Receiving Public Tips

On August 4th at about 3:50pm, the two individuals in the picture stole two high value bicycles from St. Charles Medical Center — Bend. The bicycles were locked up at the time of the theft. The Bend Police Department solicited the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals.
On August 8th at about 7:45pm, the Bend Police Department received an anonymous tip that the two suspects were attending the Munch and Music concert in Drake Park. Bend police officers assigned to downtown foot patrol attempted to make contact with the two individuals, later identified as Carrie Odonell and Thomas A. Dunaway. Odonell was detained and Dunaway fled on foot. In an attempt to evade capture, Dunaway jumped into Mirror Pond. Numerous Bend police officers responded to the scene while Dunaway swam in Mirror Pond. After about 25 minutes in the water Dunaway swam to shore and was taken into custody. As a precaution, a water rescue team from the Bend Fire Department had been placed on standby in the area.
It was later determined, both Odonell and Dunaway had valid arrest warrants out of California. Both Dunaway and Odonell were taken into custody for their respective warrants and theft of the two high value bicycles. Dunaway was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail and Odonell remained in custody while she received treatment at the St. Charles Medical Center for an unrelated issue.
The Bend Police Department wanted to thank community members for tips and information received through social media. The police department would like to take this opportunity to encourage bicycle owners to record their serial numbers and bicycle information. Websites such as are helpful tools in documenting details about your bicycle.