Date: Friday, August 02, 2013 Case # 2013-160162, 2013-160178, 2013-160181
Date & Time of Incident: 08/02/2013 @ 0230 hrs
Type of Incident: Arson
Location of Incident: Ponderosa Park SE 15th St., 1700 SE Tempest Ariel Glen Apartments, SE Cessna Dr.
On 08/02/2013 at approximately 0230 hrs, a citizen reported what was believed to be a large bon fire at Ponderosa Park on SE 15th St. Officers arriving on scene discovered the fire had spread into nearby trees. The Bend Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. There was no structural damage.
At approximately 0453 hrs, Officer responded to a reported dumpster fire at 1700 SE Tempest, the Ariel Glenn Apartment Complex. This fire was dowsed by a responding officer who utilized a fire extinguisher. This fire did not cause any structural damage but did however damage paint on the side of a building.
At approximately 0506 hrs, a Deschutes County Deputy responding to the Ariel Glenn dumpster fire discovered smoke coming from the bed of a pick-up truck on SE Cessna. The deputy was able to dowse the fire with a fire extinguisher before there was any damage to the vehicle.
The Bend Police Department and Bend Fire Department investigators are currently investigating these incidents.
Anyone with information regarding these fires is asked to contact the Bend Police Department through Deschutes County Dispatch at 541 693-6911.