Jonathan Wallace ran from Bend Police Officer but turned into dead end street
BEND, OREGON – 06/04/2017 — Bend Police report that on May 11, 2017, at 10:35 pm, a Bend Police officer attempted to stop a white 1994 Chevrolet pickup as it was driving without any lights working to the rear of the vehicle. The officer observed further violations and attempted to stop the vehicle as it was going onto the Parkway northbound from Colorado Avenue.
After initially stopping, the driver of the vehicle waited for the officer to approach the pickup before fleeing quickly from the stop. The Bend Police Officer started to pursue the vehicle but quickly terminated it. The Chevrolet pickup traveled away at speeds over 80 miles per hour.
Bend Police, along with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, continued at normal speeds in the direction where the vehicle sped away. Officers were able to see the suspect vehicle turn onto Nels Anderson Road, and later onto Nels Anderson Place, which is a dead end street. The vehicle was found parked at 63291 Nels Anderson Rd, the parking lot of Central Oregon Roofing.
The driver of the pickup was taken into custody without incident at this time. The driver was identified as Jonathan Michael Wallace, 46, of Bend. Wallace was found to be DUII and was driving with a Felony Suspended license. Wallace was transported to the Deschutes County Jail, where he was lodged for DUII, DWS- Felony and Attempt to Elude a Police Officer.
As we move into the late spring and summer, we generally see an increased use of marijuana and alcohol. This is a reminder to the community and visitors alike that if you consume alcohol or marijuana please be responsible in your decisions, especially the decision to operate a motor vehicle