Missing Person Arrested After Bend Car Theft

A 27-year-old Albany woman, reported as a missing person, was one of two people arrested for stealing a pickup in Bend last weekend. Micaela Gabrielle Horning was reported missing out of Linn County. She and Kory William Brown, 44, from California were arrested about 40 minutes after the theft. The two allegedly stole the Toyota pickup from a driveway in a subdivision in the 60000 block of Sally Lane.

Bend Police say the owner saw two people drive off and called police. About 40 minutes later, police spotted the pickup at NE 27th Street at NE Highway 20 East. A traffic stop at Highway 20 East at NE Dalton Street found the driver, Brown, and a passenger that would not provide her name. She was also arrested, and through investigation, she was determined to be Horning. Bend Police would like to remind our community members to always lock your vehicle, with the windows rolled up, and never leave your keys or valuables inside your vehicle.

Lava Lands Visitor Center Opens Thursday

Newberry National Volcanic Monument will open many of its sites for limited capacity due to COVID-19 for summer visitors next week. Beginning on Thursday, Lava River Cave will open with daily operations thru Sunday August 22, 2021.  The

Ridgeview High Wins Safety Media Contest

Teams of students at Parkrose, Ridgeview, Pendleton, and Sutherlin high schools have earned top prizes in a media contest designed to increase awareness about workplace safety for young workers. High school students across Oregon were invited to

No Change To St. Charles Mask Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can stop wearing masks and physically distancing in certain places, with exceptions that include health care facilities. This means there will be no

Knott Landfill Installs New Web Cams

The Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste has installed new webcams at Knott Landfill that allow customers to view inbound and outbound traffic queues. “Customers can now check online to see how busy we are before they

Crooked River Near Record Low Levels

The Bureau of Reclamation says the public should expect lower than normal water levels in Crooked River this spring and summer. Flows will be lowest near Prineville, Ore., and Smith Rocks State Park, and could potentially impact