Redmond Police Department

  • Agency: Redmond Police Department
  • Address: 777 SW Deschutes Ave, Redmond, 97756 OR
  • Chief: Ronnie Roberts (Chief of Police)
Phone: (541) 504-3400
Fax: 541-504-3490

Redmond Police Department is located at 777 SW Deschutes Ave, Redmond, 97756 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Ronnie Roberts. The Redmond Police Department phone number is (541) 504-3400.

Redmond Police Department News

MORE THAN JUST A POLICE OFFICER In March, Redmond Police responded to assist Redmond Fire and Rescue at a reported house fire on NW 9th Street. Officer Rasmussen arrived quickly and used the garden hose to start putting out the fire. Officer Rasmussen had just come on-duty to work a DUII enforcement grant when the call was dispatched. During his time “playing firefighter,” Officer Rasmussen was rewarded with a cold shower. Watch and see what I mean! ENJOY (Truly…..we do love our RF&R partners!)

MEDIA RELEASE - A Stolen Vehicle, Pursuit, and a K9 Bite Ends a Bad Day for a Suspect Redmond, OR – On Friday, April 13, 2018 at approximately 8:45 AM, an employee with Knife River Construction working on the SW Canal Blvd reconstruction project noticed suspicious behavior of a white male adult looking through a white minivan, and then driving away in the vehicle from the area of SW Canal Blvd and SW 25th Street. Redmond Police responded, and after speaking with the owner of the vehicle discovered the Knife River employee witnessed the theft of the vehicle. At approximately 9:30 AM a concerned citizen called Deschutes County 911 Dispatch to report a white minivan had run a stop sign at the intersection of SW Wickiup Ave and SW Helmholtz Way. Redmond Police and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the area to attempt to locate the vehicle, believing it may be the stolen vehicle. Shortly before 10:00 AM, a Redmond Police Officer observed the stolen white minivan being driven north on SW Canal Blvd approaching the roundabout at SW 27th Street and SW Yew Ave. Two Redmond Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to stop, accelerating to speeds of over 50 miles per hour in a residential area. Officers were able to see the driver and recognized him as Mr. David Giovanini. The pursuit was terminated by Officers due to the unsafe driving by the suspect and the unnecessary risk that posed to the public. At approximately 10:07 AM, an Officer observed the stolen vehicle at the drive-through of McDonald’s Restaurant on S Hwy 97 in Redmond. An Officer set up spike strips, and as other Officers began to arrive, the suspect again drove away, driving over the spike strips and weaving his way through several Redmond Police vehicles, hitting one police department vehicle causing minor damage. Officers pursued the suspect on S Hwy 97. The suspect made several U-turns on the highway, all the while at least one tire was deflating. Spike strips were again successfully deployed on the vehicle. However, Officers again terminated the pursuit based on the reckless driving exhibited by the suspect. A few minutes later, the suspect vehicle was located again, this time driving on SW Canal Blvd with four deflated tires. The tires were tearing apart, and the vehicle was nearly driving on the steel wheels. Officers followed the vehicle until it became disabled on SW Timber Ave at SW 21st Street. Once stopped, the suspect did not immediately obey commands to exit the vehicle and eventually emerged from the vehicle, continuing not to follow commands. The suspect ran back towards the driver seat of the vehicle and started to get inside. Officer Josh Powers deployed his canine “Maverick,” and “Maverick” bit the suspect while he was retreating into the vehicle. Officers pulled the suspect from the passenger side of the vehicle and placed him on the ground. Officers arrested the suspect without further incident. Mr. David Giovanini, 53-years-old and a Redmond resident, sustained minor injuries to his leg consistent with a dog bite and scratches to his face from coming into contact with the roadway. He was taken by law enforcement to St. Charles Medical Center – Redmond for a medical evaluation due to health-related concerns, and eventually released to the custody of the hospital. Mr. Giovanini was arrested for numerous crimes, including Theft of a Vehicle, three counts of Attempt to Elude a Police Officer – Felony, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Interfering With a Peace Officer, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. A report of this incident will be forwarded to the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office for review and formal charging. The Redmond Police Department attempts to balance the need to capture a suspect with the need to keep the community safe. The decisions made by officers and supervisors in the field are based on the information known to law enforcement at that moment. Hindsight is always “20/20,” but the rapid pace of dynamic incident necessitates quick action and decision-making. It is our hope the actions of your police department today were reflective of your highest expectations of law enforcement. We want to thank the Knife River employee who reported the suspicious behavior of this individual and want to remind everyone to call the police when they see activity which is unusual or suspicious.

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH April is child abuse prevention month. If you see blue ribbons at various locations around the area, this is why. KIDS Center in Bend is a valued partner of RPD and our efforts to investigate and refer criminal child abuse incidents to the District Attorney's Office.

ID ME, PLEASE Our friends at DCSO are attempting to identify some folks related to an investigation. Please call Dispatch at 541-693-6911, and speak to a Deputy, or send a private message to DCSO directly. Thank you all very much for your help; we cannot do it alone.

MEDIA RELEASE - Redmond Police Announce DUII Enforcement Results for March, Planned April Enforcement REDMOND, OR – In March, the Redmond Police Department conducted a DUII High Visibility Enforcement effort. During this time Redmond police placed two additional officers on the road, funded by DUII grant funds. No DUII arrests were made during the grant-funded overtime shifts. However, Redmond patrol officers working their normal shifts during March arrested ten (10) DUII drivers. Redmond Police will continue enhanced DUII patrols throughout the remaining month of April. The primary intent of these heighten patrols is to prevent deaths, injuries and property damage caused by DUII drivers by removing them from the road. Redmond Police Department officers are trained to look for signs of impairment beyond just alcohol, as many other substances, legal or illegal, can impair a person’s ability to operate a vehicle. The officers of your Redmond Police Department are committed to making Redmond the safest community in Oregon. Preventing, locating and arresting DUII drivers is one of many ways they are working to accomplish this vision. Funding to support these enhanced DUII patrols is provided by a DUII High Visibility Enforcement Grant, awarded to the Redmond Police Department from the Oregon Department of Transportation. Please report suspected DUII drivers by calling 541-693-6911 in Deschutes County or anywhere in Oregon by calling 800-24-DRUNK (800-243-7865).

REDMOND POLICE SEEKING TO HIRE RESERVE OFFICERS Redmond, OR – The Redmond Police Department is seeking interested and eligible people to apply to become a Reserve Police Officer. RPD is currently accepting applications for a June testing date. The exact date of testing is to be determined. The closing date for applications is Monday, April 16, 2018. What is a Reserve Officer? Like a volunteer firefighter, a Reserve Police Officer is an unrepresented volunteer who serves alongside full-time sworn officers. Redmond Police Department Reserve Officers receive specialized law enforcement training mandated by state law and department policy. They serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police and have full peace officer powers as grant by Oregon law. Becoming a Reserve Officer is a challenging and rewarding way of serving your community while learning the many challenging aspects of modern-day policing. Many of our Reserve Officers enter with an interest in a career in law enforcement. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain firsthand knowledge and experience in this field before deciding to dedicate themselves to the profession. Our Reserve Officers have taken full advantage of this career development opportunity, with dozens of them being promoted to full-time positions with the Redmond Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in Central Oregon and around the state. While some of our officers are moving on to full-time careers, others make a career of being volunteers. Many of our Reserve Officers have well established positions in the public and private sectors. They are deeply rooted in the community and come to our unit with a variety of skills and life experiences that make them an invaluable part of our team. They are driven by a deep sense of civic pride and the satisfaction of making a positive impact on the quality of life in our city. The City of Redmond is looking for individuals who have a desire to provide valuable assistance to the Department and community through service as a Reserve Officer. Explore this exciting opportunity to see what a law enforcement career is really like. Feel the pride and satisfaction generated by being part of a team of volunteers who take an active role in establishing the City of Redmond as a safe and productive community where their families and loved ones can grow and prosper. Interested individuals can click this link http://www.ci.redmond.or.us/government/departments/police/become-a-redmond-police-reserve-officer to be taken to the Redmond Police Department website for additional information, instructions, and the application.

VEHICLE CRASHES INTO CHAN’S OF REDMOND RESTAURANT Redmond, OR – Today, March 28, at approximately 10:07 AM, Redmond Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at SW 6th Street and SW Glacier Ave where one of the involved vehicles had crashed into the Chan’s of Redmond restaurant, 704 SW 6th Street. Officers on scene determined a white BMW SUV was southbound on SW 6th Street and failed to stop for a red light. The BMW was struck on the driver side rear by a Lincoln SUV which had been westbound on SW Glacier Ave, which had the right-of-way. The collision caused the BMW to spin into the Chan’s of Redmond restaurant wall facing SW 6th Street. Neither driver reported being injured, and there were no customers inside the restaurant at the time of the crash. Chan’s of Redmond remains closed and may reopen soon for take-out only. Damage to the building necessitates repairs before the building can be occupied by dine-in customers. The 80-year-old driver of the BMW was issued a citation for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device – Red Light. For the duration of this event, four officers responded with three of them having to stay for nearly one hour to investigate, control traffic, and await vehicles being towed from the scene. This is an example of how one call for service can consume a significant number of resources, limiting RPD response to other calls for service.

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MEDIA RELEASE - Redmond Police Respond To Vehicle Crash, Driver & Passenger Arrested Redmond, OR – Shortly after midnight, at 12:15 AM, on Tuesday morning March 27, 2018, Redmond Police officers responded to the 2000 block of NW Maple Ave after receiving a 911 phone call of a single-vehicle crash. This crash occurred just yards away from another DUII crash on February 11, where a vehicle crashed into a residence. Arriving officers contacted two people who had been able to remove themselves from the vehicle after the crash. The driver, Aaron Faherty, 31-years-old and Redmond resident, was uninjured. The passenger, Aaron Kuper, 31-years-old and a Redmond resident received minor injuries. An investigation at the scene revealed Faherty was driving westbound on NW Maple Ave and then left the roadway and hit a street sign, went over the top of a large rock pile, and then through a fence before coming to rest in the front yard of 2074 NW Maple Ave. Faherty was arrested at the scene by officers for DUII-Alcohol, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Additional crimes are possible after further investigation is completed. In addition to impairment, high speed is considered a contributing factor in this crash. Faherty was taken to the Redmond Police Department were he was booked and released to a sober adult. The passenger, Kuper, was arrested on an outstanding DUII arrest warrant. He was taken by Redmond Fire & Rescue medics to St. Charles Medical Center – Redmond, where he was ultimately issued a new court date on his arrest warrant and released. Since the start of this year, your Redmond Police Department has arrested no less than 27 people for DUII. These people arrested, we fear, represent only a fraction of the actual number of people driving impaired in our community. DUII drivers place the lives of countless other people in danger during every hour of every day. The Redmond Police Department would like to encourage everyone to not drive after becoming impaired. In Oregon, approximately 40% of all fatal crashes involve at least one DUII driver. Please remember to plan ahead when choosing to drink or use another impairing substance. Arrange a ride, call a taxi or ride-share service, or walk to your destination after becoming impaired. Save lives, drive sober!

City of Redmond wins MODA Assist competition...........

MEDIA RELEASE - Redmond Police Investigate Shooting Incident Redmond, OR -- On Sunday, March 18, at approximately 11:45 AM, Redmond Police Officers responded to the 1900 block of SW Reindeer Ave after receiving multiple phone calls of several rounds being fired from a firearm. The shots were reportedly in quick succession and all within a couple of seconds. The multiple phone calls led Officers to a group of townhouses, where it appeared several shots had been fired into a rear door and rear siding of a residence at 1956 SW Reindeer Ave. Officers worked to secure the scene and ensure the safety of all residents in the area. Reverse 911 was utilized to inform those living nearby of the police activity. Although the residence was occupied, a preliminary investigation has revealed no one was home at the time the rounds were fired. Multiple spent shell casings, presumably from a semi-automatic weapon, were recovered outside of the building. Redmond Police Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. It is too early to conclude if this was a targeted incident, random, or the result of some other set of circumstances yet to be discovered. The Redmond Police Department is requesting anyone with knowledge of this incident to please contact us by calling Dispatch at 541-693-6911. The Redmond Police Department reminds everyone Oregon law (ORS 166.220) prohibits the discharge of a firearm, blowgun, bow and arrow, crossbow, or an explosive device within any city limit; or in a residential area within an urban growth boundary which is discharged in the direction of any person, building, structure, or vehicle within range of the device. There are lawful exceptions, such as firing ranges or permitted businesses (State of Oregon, 2017). Your Redmond Police Department will investigate this incident quickly, and completely. Please contact us with any information you may have.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR BAKER PARK!!! Please consider going to the link below and vote for Baker Park. The winner receives approximately $20,000.00 to go towards playground equipment. Baker Park is nearly 40 years old and is in need of some new equipment. $20,000.00 will go a long way to ASSIST with this effort. Please vote at: http://www.nba.com/blazers/assist

REDMOND K9 TO RECEIVE TRAUMA & NARCAN KIT K9s of Valor is sponsoring our very own K9 Patch, and sending him a trauma kit and a Narcan overdose kit. K9 Patch is a drug detection dog and can come into contact with Fentanyl and other narcotic analgesics which could have a sudden and fatal effect upon Patch if he were to inhale it. The overdose kit provided to the Redmond Police Department is a valuable tool to keep our cutest officer safe. K9 Patch is partnered with Sergeant Fraker. K9 Patch was purchased with funds from Redmond Friends of K9, a 501(c)3 charity which supports all things K9 here at Redmond PD.

A TEACHABLE MOMENT FOR TEENS & PARENTS Life of full of choices, and we all have to live with whichever choice we make. Some choices have long-lasting consequences, as well as legal or civil liability. RPD would like to share a teachable incident with teens and parents of teenagers. Yesterday, March 8, RPD was made aware of an anonymous tip involving apparent teenagers posting to Instagram pictures of themselves using marijuana in a variety of forms. The tipster included names of some of the teens. Redmond Police Detectives went to a possible address for the teens and contacted a 15-year-old & 17-year-old juvenile, along with a parent to one of the juveniles, and another elderly female living in the house. Detectives were permitted to look inside one of the juvenile’s rooms where numerous marijuana consumption devices were located (some of which were featured in the picture we received) and nearly 5 ounces of marijuana. Since this incident, the public Instagram account which contained the images is now set to private. However, images from that account can still be found using a basic Google internet search, which anyone can view. This is the teachable moment. The purpose of this post is not to shame those contacted, to blame a parent, or to discuss whether or not marijuana is good or bad. The purpose is to point out how choices made to post pictures to an internet site, such as Instagram or Facebook, can have long-term consequences, and in this case legal consequences as well. These pictures are now on the internet “forever,” and those people featured will have to explain those to others in the future. Parents….please continue to speak to your kids about what they put on the internet. Once is not enough, keep doing it until your teen is sick of you, and then do it some more. Also, please monitor their activity on the internet. The Redmond community is proud of all of our kids, and we desire to help all of them be successful wherever their life leads. Information is available to parents about how to have a conversation about marijauana with their kids. The Shared Future Coalition is an excellent resource, and one the Redmond Police Department is proud to partner.

REDMOND POLICE REMINDS EVERYONE TO BE WARY OF IRS SCAMS This is the time of year where scammers, both within the United States and from overseas, attempt to take advantage of tax season by scaring individuals into providing payment for alleged taxes owed, and threaten arrest if payment is not immediately made over the phone or through another means. No one is Redmond is safe from receiving these phone calls, not even police department and other City of Redmond employees. While many of us know not to provide information or send money to those who call, there are still many who do still become victims. Many victims are elderly, so please contact your family members and talk with them about scams and to never send money. Encourage elderly family members to speak to someone about the call they received, before they attempt to send money. Your Redmond Police Department will take a report only if a person sends money, after falling victim to a scammer. We will investigate to the best of our ability, but most investigations quickly lead overseas and beyond our capability to investigate and to hold accountable. Individuals can also report scams directly to the Federal government by going to https://www.ic3.gov The IRS has a website discussing common scams. You can read more about these by going to https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/dirty-dozen

MEDIA RELEASE - Redmond Police Announce DUII Enforcement Results For February, Planned March Enforcement REDMOND, OR – In February, the Redmond Police Department was hit hard by the flu and other illnesses which resulted in no DUII High Visibility Enforcement overtime patrols funded by grant funds being conducted. However, Redmond patrol officers working their normal shifts, albeit shorthanded still arrested thirteen (13) DUII drivers. Now that nearly all of our staff are well, Redmond Police will continue enhanced DUII patrols throughout the remaining month of March. The primary intent of these heighten patrols is to prevent deaths, injuries and property damage caused by DUII drivers by removing them from the road. Redmond Police Department officers are trained to look for signs of impairment beyond just alcohol, as many other substances, legal or illegal, can impair a person’s ability to operate a vehicle. The officers of your Redmond Police Department are committed to making Redmond the safest community in Oregon. Preventing, locating and arresting DUII drivers is one of many ways they are working to accomplish this vision. Funding to support these enhanced DUII patrols is provided by a DUII High Visibility Enforcement Grant, awarded to the Redmond Police Department from the Oregon Department of Transportation. Please report suspected DUII drivers by calling 541-693-6911 in Deschutes County or anywhere in Oregon by calling 800-24-DRUNK (800-243-7865).

PLEASE VOTE TODAY, AND EVERY DAY, ON EACH OF YOUR DEVICES. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!!!

RPD STAFF HAVE PINEWOOD DERBY COMPETITION Annual state-mandated training can get very repetitive, and let’s be honest, boring at times. March 6 was inservice training for off-duty officers and a few on-duty staff of the department. While the topics discussed during training were important and much was learned, the lunch hour was entertaining! During the lunch hour, employees were able to race their homemade pinewood derby race cars on a track donated for use by Redmond’s Cub Scout Pack 27. Between noon and 1 PM, Officers and Staff raced each other to claim the position of fastest car at Redmond PD. Winning today was Detective J. Dickson, followed by Detective Administrative Assistant K. Charge, and then Evidence Technician L. Thost. On March 2, the other half the department attended their inservice training and also raced derby cars during their lunch break. Officer J. Miller came in first for that group. One final race was held at the end of the day between Detective J. Dickson and Officer J. Miller, with Detective J. Dickson winning, and claiming the much-coveted title of “Fastest Pinewood Car Champion 2018.” The Redmond Police Department desires to make Redmond the safest community in Oregon. Attending state-mandated training, and learning new and innovative ways of policing is essential to reach our goal. At the same time, encouraging teamwork, healthy competition, and a sense of comradery amongst our staff is also necessary to reach our vision.

RPD RESPONDS TO SINGLE VEHICLE MVA - SW Helmholtz Way In a news story by Redmond News Today, details of a single vehicle crash are discussed. Please slow down and do not drive distracted.

OREGON FALLEN BADGE FOUNDATION - Line-of-duty death in Ashland The Redmond Police Department is saddened to hear about the line-of-duty death of Officer Malcus Williams, Ashland Police Department, on March 2. Thank you for your service Officer Williams to Ashland, and all of Oregon.

RPD ASSISTS DCSO IN PURSUIT RPD K9 Maverick and his partner, Officer Powers :) , helped locate a suspect in a vehicle pursuit. Please read the story by one of our media partners.

UPDATE - Both persons have been tenatively identified. Thank you everyone who reached out to us. Both investigations are ongoing, no arrests have been made at this time. ID ME, PLEASE (TWICE AS NICE!) Redmond PD is turning to the public for assistance in identifying two people of interest in two separate investigations. 2018-00059853 - In this investigation, an identification is sought after a dispute between a customer and a Walmart store employee occurred. The person of interest left the store prior to police arrival. 2018-00053241 - This investigation involves an alleged theft which also occurred at Walmart. The person of interest left the store without paying for merchanise and fled from Loss Prevention. A search of the area by law enforcement did not locate the person. If you know who either of these two individuals area, please contact the Redmond Police Department by calling Dispatch at 541-693-6911 or sending a private message to our FB page. PLEASE REFERENCE THE CASE NUMBER WHEN CALLING OR MESSAGING. Your Redmond Police Department desires to make Redmond the safest community in Oregon. We recognize we cannot accomplish this task alone, and we value our relationship with all of you. Thank you.

HELP SUPPORT BAKER PARK IN REDMOND - Blazers Moda Assist Program - PLEASE VOTE City of Redmond’s Baker Park was recently selected as one of three community park projects eligible for the Portland Trail Blazers Moda Assist Program. For every assist on court during Trail Blazers games, a joint $10 donation from Moda and the Trail Blazers will be made to the Trail Blazers Foundation to fund a park project. The park receiving the most fan votes online at trailblazers.com/assists, will receive the funds raised at the end of the season. Voting opens February 20 and closes on March 19. Redmond is competing for votes against park projects in Gresham and Dallas, Oregon. “We are very excited to have Baker Park’s renovation project in the running for the Trail Blazers Assist Program,” states Annie McVay, Redmond Parks and Facilities Division Manager. “As the only project east of the Cascades, it’s going to take voting by park supporters throughout Central Oregon to win. The funding would kickstart needed updating of one of our oldest parks.” This is the fifth consecutive year the Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Health have teamed-up to install all-abilities playground equipment at select community parks in Oregon through the Moda Assist Program. Past recipients of the program include Birnie Park (La Grande, OR), Culley Park (Portland), Fichtner Mainwaring Park (Medford, OR) and Sunset Park (Hermiston, OR). To date, the program has generated more than $73,000 in funds to support the initiative over its multi-year history. For more information on the Portland Trail Blazers Moda Assist Program or to vote, please visit trailblazers.com/assists.

DRIVERS URGED TO DRIVE WITH CAUTION; SLOW DOWN RPD responded to the area of W. Antler Ave. at SW. 15th St., the area near the Redmond skate park and the Redmond dog park, after several slide off vehicle accidents were reported. Drivers are reminded to slow down and drive cautiously. For information on the City of Redmond snow and ice removal plan, go here: http://www.ci.redmond.or.us/government/departments/public-works/transportation-division/snow-and-ice-operations Enjoy this beautiful day! (Photo credit - RPD Volunteer In Police Services, D. Mooney)

MEET OFFICERS MALONEY AND CASPER!!!! On February 22, Officer Casper and Officer Maloney helped deliver a baby. You can see the post on our timeline below. In this video, both officers tell you a little bit about themselves. Your Redmond Police Department desires to show you the human side of policing by allowing Officers to share something about themselves, and to make police officers more approachable in our community. Please follow our page to see additional officers share a little about themselves in the future. We value the opportunity to serve you. Thank you.