Bend gentleman with life span motorists license suspension arrested on DUII, resisting arrest charges

Open beer cans, loaded handgun stolen in Texas discovered in minivan

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A Bend male whose motorists license was suspended for daily life soon after a 2017 DUII and strike-and-operate in Benton County was arrested Saturday on felony DUII and other costs, accused of placing a pickup truck when pulled more than by Bend Law enforcement and resisting arrest. Police observed quite a few open beer cans and a loaded stolen handgun in his minivan.

Bend Police received a targeted traffic criticism around 2 p.m. Saturday about an erratic driver in a white Chrysler Pacifica minivan who was waving out the window and adhering to other automobiles in the downtown space, Communications Manager Sheila Miller mentioned.

An officer noticed the car in the location of Northeast 3rd Avenue and Franklin Avenue, watching as the driver, later recognized as Dennis Alexander Puente, 32, drove straight through an intersection signed as “right transform only,” Miller explained.

When the officer tried using to pull the minivan in excess of, Miller explained Puente struck a parked pickup truck as he turned into a parking ton on Third Avenue, then parked and bought out. He appeared to have a knife holstered on his hip and showed signals of impairment, she reported. Miller included that no knife was located on Puente when he was taken into custody.

“He did not obey recurring instructions from the officer, rather pacing and alternating between sitting down and kneeling,” Miller said in a information release. “As officers attempted to choose him into custody, Puente resisted arrest, frequently reached for his knife (sheath) and also tried to take maintain of an officer’s vest and clear away police equipment.”

As a consequence, officers placed Puente in a WRAP restraint machine all through the experience.

After he was taken into custody, officers searched Puente’s car or truck and identified quite a few open up alcoholic beverage containers in the heart console and on the passenger floorboard, which includes beer and malt beverages, Miller stated.

Officers hunting the minivan also discovered a loaded Sig Sauer pistol under the driver’s seat and a number of magazines made up of hollow-stage bullets, as effectively as metal knuckles, she reported. An investigation determined the gun was stolen out of Texas.

Puente was to start with taken to St. Charles Bend, then booked into the Deschutes County Jail on prices of felony DUII, felony driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, resisting arrest, first-diploma theft, 2nd-degree disorderly perform, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a limited weapon and a parole violation, Miller stated.

He was arraigned Monday afternoon on 3 Course B and C felonies – DUII, felon in possession of a firearm and felony driving with a suspended or revoked license – and two misdemeanor rates, reckless driving and resisting arrest. A public defender was appointed, and arraignment was established for following Monday on an predicted official indictment.

Court data present Puente pleaded responsible in early 2018 in Benton County to DUII, hit-and-operate (residence damage) and interfering with a law enforcement officer, though rates of reckless driving, and failure to have/demonstrate a driver’s license were dismissed. He was sentenced to 3 years’ probation, a life span motorists license suspension and 30 days in jail.