Friday, September 29, 2017

Backstabbing: Attempted Murder in Broad Daylight

Son Allegedly Stabs Father, Flees Scene

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 5:18 PM

Bend PD allege Ian King, 19, pictured above, stabbed his father in the back. - DESCHUTES COUNTY JAIL
  • Deschutes County Jail
  • Bend PD allege Ian King, 19, pictured above, stabbed his father in the back.

A crisp fall day became even chillier this morning when Ian King, 19, allegedly stabbed his father, Anthony King, 57, in the back. Bend Police responded to the 21000 block of Woodhaven Avenue when the elder King called to report the alleged crime after incurring the stab wounds.

Officers from Bend PD say Anthony left the residence and was transported to hospital by his wife, while the younger King fled into the family residence. Ian initially did not comply to officer's initial requests to vacate the premises, however officers were able to convince Ian to exit the residence after approximately 5 minutes of negotiations.

He was lodged on three charges in Deschutes County Jail without incident including attempted murder, assault in the second degree and unlawful use of a weapon.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Major Central Oregon FBI and DEA Raids Two Drug Cells

Officers are lauded for putting a drastic dent in the C.O heroin and meth markets

Posted By on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Mauricio Lima and Isaac Dominguez pictured above, are alleged by the FBI to be ring leaders of a major drug ring in Central Oregon. - LANE COUNTY JAIL
  • Lane County Jail
  • Mauricio Lima and Isaac Dominguez pictured above, are alleged by the FBI to be ring leaders of a major drug ring in Central Oregon.

Residents of Central Oregon witnessed a rather unusual scene yesterday,  when Central Oregon Drug Enforcement teams descended on neighborhoods throughout Madras and Redmond, raiding homes and arresting nine.

On Sept. 27, a joint operation involving the FBI and DEA, charged nine with allegedly aiding in a major drug ring in the Central Oregon area. The suspects were charged with a slew of federal charges from a year-long investigation that began in 2016. Charges ranged from conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine and heroin, and outstanding arrest warrants. Officers also removed 11 drug-endangered children, filing mandatory charges of child abuse reports and place five minors with the Jefferson County Child Welfare service.

"This unified law enforcement effort is a significant step in dismantling a drug trafficking organization profiting off the destruction of families and communities in Central Oregon suffering the ravages of drug addiction," said Billy J. Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon.

Accused, Trever Billingsley - LANE COUNTY JAIL
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  • Accused, Trever Billingsley
Accused, Heather Boynton - LANE COUNTY JAIL
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  • Accused, Heather Boynton

According to investigators, Mauricio Lima, 36 and Isaac Dominguez, 32, both of Madras, are alleged to have operated two cells distributing large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin to a large customer base in Central Oregon. “The cells worked in coordination with each other to supply drugs and transfer funds to further the conspiracy using code in their communications in an attempt to hide their illegal activity,” wrote Beth Anne Steele, the FBI’s Oregon public affairs spokesperson. “The investigators believe that the other defendants served under Lima and Dominguez to move the drugs to lower-level sellers and users.”

"The successful operation this week was designed to counter the emerging threat in Central Oregon against organized crime fueled by methamphetamine and heroin trafficking," said DEA Special Agent in Charge Keith Weis.

Accused, Leonel Barajas - LANE COUNTY JAIL
  • Lane County Jail
  • Accused, Leonel Barajas
Accused, Desmond Plazola - LANE COUNTY JAIL
  • Lane County Jail
  • Accused, Desmond Plazola

Federal defendants made an initial court appearance this afternoon, Sept. 28, at the U.S. District Courthouse in Eugene. Since this investigation began in 2016, law enforcement believes the organization has trafficked both heroin and methamphetamine throughout Central Oregon. In a series of searches conducted in conjunction with the arrests on Wednesday, investigators also recovered ten weapons.

"The work done by these agents, officers, detectives and deputies will have real and lasting impacts for those who live in Central Oregon. This law enforcement team has, over a period of many months, taken direct aim at organized crime," said Loren Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "Together they have made our shared community safer by taking dangerous drugs and guns off the streets."

All defendants and charges are as follows:

Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin (federal)
- Lima, Mauricio - age 36 of Madras, Oregon
- Dominguez, Isaac - age 32 of Madras, Oregon
- Harper, Sherry - age 45 of Redmond, Oregon

Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (federal)

- Boynton, Heather - age 26 of Madras, Oregon
- Plazola, Desmond - age 29 of Warm Springs, Oregon
- Barajas, Leonel - age 29 of Madras, Oregon
- Billingsley, Trever - age 26 of Madras, Oregon

Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin (federal)

- Mortensen, Preston - age 29 of Bend, Oregon

Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (federal)
- Biever, Marlena - age 38 of Redmond, Oregon

Parole violation charge (Jefferson County warrant)

- Eric Brian Wilkinson, age 23, hometown unknown

Failure to Appear for theft 3rd degree (Deschutes County warrant)

- Lindsey Renee Haney, age 22, of Redmond, Oregon

Unlawful possession of methamphetamine (state charge)
Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school (state charge)
Felon in possession of a firearm — 3 counts (state charges)

- Juan Jose Vega, age 27, of Culver, Oregon

“The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the following Central Oregon law enforcement agencies: Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Police Department, Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Madras Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, Black Butte Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney's, and the Oregon National Guard.

“The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement task forces to disrupt or dismantle local, multi-state and international drug trafficking organizations.”

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Photos and Video From The Shins Concert on Sept. 26, 2017

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 4:33 PM


With Modest Mouse on Friday night and The Shins on the following Tuesday, it's been a pretty amazing week for live indie rock in Bend. Check out our photos and video from The Shins concert at the Athletic Club of Bend. Enjoy!

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Day Wave Opens for The Shins and Becomes Your New Favorite Indie Band

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Ahead of last night’s show at the Athletic Club of Bend, I went to Spotify to listen to The Shins’ opener, Day Wave. I was immediately stoked on the indie dream pop band, the brainchild of Jackson Phillips, who studied at the Berklee School of Music. On his debut album, “The Days We Had,” Phillips played all of the instruments and wrote all of the music and lyrics. Day Wave has a romantic indie rock charm reminiscent of their tour mates, The Shins.

As my best friend and I walked into the venue, Day Wave started their set with the track “Something Here,” which appeals on a universal, emotional level with the lyrics, “There’s something here, oh / And my head feels heavy” Phillips was joined on stage by a full band of musicians, which brought his ethereal yet catchy pop jams to life.

Unlike most opening bands, Day Wave’s performance included a full light show, which added to their appeal, professionalism and stage presence. I love The Shins, and they put on a phenomenal performance last night, but Day Wave held their own and definitely won over new fans with their musicianship, song arrangement and stage presence. While other openers stand in front of covered gear for the headliner (which they had to do as well), Day Wave amped up the performance value with a light show of headliner proportions.

The band has great charisma and really seemed to be having fun together on stage. Each member seemed fully engaged. Phillips’ vocals sounded on point and the sound quality was incredible, especially for an outdoor music venue. As the last concert in the Clear Summer Nights music series, we couldn’t have asked for a better, clear fall evening with two amazing indie rock bands.

I don’t know about you, but Day Wave may be my new favorite dream pop band. I’ll always love The Shins and last night they put on a stellar performance. You could really tell that James Mercer and the rest of the band were having a great time, which always makes a big difference at a show. And the same could be said of Day Wave. If you haven’t already added them into your rotation, do it! “The Days We Had” album sparkles and lands the band comparisons to The Shins, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and a little less electronic-y Passion Pit.



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Monday, September 25, 2017

Show Preview: Rude boys and girls rejoice, The Beat hits Bend Dec. 1

Posted By on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 4:35 PM


SKA — The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band's unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world. You just can’t stop The English Beat!

The English Beat—or just “The Beat” as they’re known in the UK—just wrapped up a two-month tour in the UK and Ireland mid-September and they already kicked-off their U.S. tour in sunny California this past weekend. 

They’re stopping in Bend on Dec. 1 as a part of their three-month U.S. tour, where they’ll make stops coast to coast from Los Angeles to New York City.

If their name sounds familiar, but you can’t quite put your finger on who they are—The English Beat are best known for their role in the British 2 Tone Ska movement, with their first album “Just Can't Stop It” essentially defining the genre. The Specials, The Selecter and Madness were all huge at the cusp of 1980, following the great UK ska revival of the late 1970’s.

Dave Wakeling is the only original band member remaining and he’s continued to skank across the globe with backing ska band under The English Beat name.

Side note: It was a great time for music videos, you guys. Watch, listen and enjoy. You’re welcome.


YouTube user realperson909 says, "watching this slightly high with headphones on was easily the best decision i have made this month." Agreed.

The English Beat

Fri. Dec. 1, 7pm. Domino Room, 51NW Greenwood, Bend. $32/adv. at

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hiker Fatally Falls 250 Feet at Smith Rock State Park

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 7:33 AM

  • Smith Rock


man ventured off a hiking trail in the early evening hours at Smith Rock State Park yesterday where he then fell 250 feet to his death, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. Sebastian Baker, 23, from Vancouver, Wa. appeared to be hiking alone on the Misery Ridge Trail near the area of Picnic Lunch Wall Peak before leaving the path and falling to the base of the wall, detectives said. Witnesses reported the fall to the Deschutes County 9-1-1 at approximately 7pm.

“The case of the fall appears accidental, although it remains under investigation,” wrote Sgt Kent Vander Kamp in a press release. “DCSO Detectives are seeking any additional witnesses that may have seen the incident at Smith Rock State Park or Mr. Baker prior to the incident. Please contact DCSO Detective Patterson at 541-693-6911 with any additional information.

The accident comes at the tail end of yet another busy season at the State Park. As we reported last year, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is mitigating a steep influx of visitors in recent years and conducted a three month survey in 2016 asking visitors of their experience. Of the people surveyed, 83 percent of Smith Rock visitors felt the park was crowded to some degree, which suggests "that crowding in the day and overnight-use areas are at 'greatly overcapacity' ...and it is generally necessary to manage for high-density recreation."

In 2002, the park averaged 440,000 daytime visitors annually, according to statistics provided by Oregon State Parks. In 2016, that number jumped to 746,000.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ack! Here's what you missed in Pearl's puzzle this week

Here's what you might be looking for from this week's puzzle.

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Dear fans of Pearl's Puzzle:
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We're sorry we had to leave out Pearl's Puzzle in the 9/7 issue. And to make matters worse, we included the answers to the 8/31 issue as the clues the 9/14 issue. Confused yet? We'll try not to let it happen again.

Here's a look at what we may have missed/messed up/cried about this week and last. Just breathe, everyone. This is supposed to be fun. 

Puzzle words for 9/14:

Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters:
H E R  T O X I N S

The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote:

"I love the____, and the_____loves me back. Why else would it offer me so much____?" - Stephen Colbert.


Puzzle answer 8/31:

"Education's answer is to replace an empty mind with an open one." - Malcolm S. Forbes

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Call for Poetry: Enter the Source's Poetry Contest!

Get your poems into the Source by Oct. 9

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Enter the Source Weekly Poetry Contest!

In partnership with OSU-Cascades Master of Fine Arts program

Win prizes! Read with famous poets! Get your very own one-on-one critique with McSweeney's poet Emily Carr!

And have your poetry published in the Source’s Poetry Issue Nov. 2!

click image Craft 'em on a typewriter, a computer or scrawl with paper or pen... just get your poems in by October 9. - PIXABAY
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  • Craft 'em on a typewriter, a computer or scrawl with paper or pen... just get your poems in by October 9.

Rules for Entry:

Choose between two categories for submission: The theme of “Growth,” or the “open” category covering any topic/theme (enter in one or both categories, so long as you follow the below guidelines).

-Submit up to 5 poems max, 30 lines max each
-Submit with your first and last name AND title of poem in the file name
-Submit as a PDF document
-Include your name, phone and email on every page you submit

Submit your poems to with the subject line “Poetry contest.” (Or drop off at the Source’s office, 704 NW Georgia Ave., Bend)

Deadline: Mon. Oct 9, 2017 by 4 pm

Winners will be invited to take part in public readings in Bend and will have their work published in the Nov. 2 issue of the Source.

Go forth. Make good work, Central Oregon!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Got the Canceled Sisters Folk Festival Blues? Volcanic Theatre Pub Has a Solution

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM

As many of you have heard by now, sadly the Sisters Folk Festival has been canceled due to concerns about smoke and air quality. Fortunately, music lovers have an indoor option to catch a few of the bands scheduled to appear at the festival. This afternoon, Volcanic Theatre Pub announced a last minute show featuring Amy Helm, Hot Club of Cowtown and Martha Scanlan.

Experience Amy Helm's deeply expressive vocal performance and incredible songwriting skills. Hot Club of Cowtown features three-part vocal harmonies pair with hot jazz and western swing jams. Martha Scanlan sings old-time traditional music. While it may not be the outdoor 120+ band extravaganza we'd all been hoping for, this last minute show may help a little bit with your canceled Sisters Folk Festival blues.

Amy Helm, Hot Club of Cow Town, Martha Scanlan
Saturday, Sept 9. 8pm.
Volcanic Theatre Pub
70 SW Century Dr., Bend.
$21.75 at

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Did the rain help the wildfires in Oregon?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 4:39 PM

A firefighter examines the night back burn off of I-84 west of Cascade Locks. - INCIWEB.NWCG.GOV
  • A firefighter examines the night back burn off of I-84 west of Cascade Locks.

For the first time in weeks, rain poured down on Central Oregon this Thursday.

The hot and dry conditions over the last few months have fueled the outbreaks of over ten wildfires in Oregon and many more in Washington, Idaho and Montana, making this one of the worst wildfire seasons the western U.S. has ever seen, according to U.S. News and World Report. With more moisture in the air, almost all fires are estimated to be fully contained within the next month, according to The Oregonian.

The Milli Fire area likely received .03 to .10 inches of rain on Thursday, causing the fire closure area to reduce in size, according to an update from the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

It is expected to burn out naturally around Oct. 1 once it runs west into the lava fields, but remains at 60 percent containment.

The area surrounding Black Butte Ranch and Cold Springs Campground along the northern border of the fire has now been reopened to the public. However, the western, southern and eastern border closures remain intact. You can find more information on forest closures here.

Highway 242 is closed west of Forest Road 430 to all vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. Check road closures here. 

Meanwhile, the Eagle Creek Fire continues to threaten the Columbia River Gorge, but favorable weather conditions have allowed fire crews to make progress.

Relative humidity reached 100 percent in some areas as firefighters continue to work on structure protection, burnout operations and debris removal. Burnout operations will cause smokier conditions, but will help secure the fire line near the Bridge of the Gods.

Interstate 84 remains closed between Troutdale and Hood River because of road debris and the potential of falling rocks and trees, however, the U.S. coast-guard is reopening the Columbia River to commercial ships for night passage, according to fire crews.

The Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal has reported the number of structures destroyed by the Eagle Creek Fire has grown to four. One structure was a full time occupied residence and the additional three structures were non-full time residences that were unoccupied. The Eagle Creek Fire is now 7 percent contained and has plateaued at 33,382-acres, according to an update from fire crews.

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"Manifesto" Released of Umpqua Community College Shooter

The six-page letter says "For people like us this (is) all that’s left...My success in Hell is assured.”

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 4:12 PM


The usually sleepy town of Roseburg, Oregon was shocked and captulated to nationwide notoriety in 2015, when a gunman opened fire at a college, killing nine. Today, Oregon authorities released the six-page "manifesto," according to the Associated Press, of Christopher Harper-Mercer, who opened fire at Umpqua Community College.

The letter was found on a thumb drive given to police by a student who Mercer single-handedly picked out at the beginning of the shooting. The shooter told him he would survive if he hand-delivered the drive to police. Authorities have finally released the contents today.

The gunman wrote of how he studied the methods of other mass shooters, particularly the Sandy-Hook mass shooting. The 26-year-old wrote that when he dies he hopes to return "to kill again and again."

Mercer wrote he was part of a "demonic Hierarchy," and "paints himself as a 'loser,' with nothing to live for and no successes in life," according to the AP. “

"My whole life has been one lonely enterprise. One loss after another. And here I am, 26, with no friends, no job, no girlfriend, a virgin,” he wrote.

Mercer died of a self-inflicted gunshot injury after being wounded by police. Authorities later found nine guns stashed in a bag, in a restroom at the community college and at his home.

“But for people like me there is another world, a darker world that welcomes us. For people like us this (is) all that’s left,” he wrote. “My success in Hell is assured.”

Both Roseburg Police and the FBI conducted their own investigations and interviewed the killers mother, Laurel Harper, who told police that Mercer was "born angry, who had fierce tantrums as a young child that required her to pin him in a "bear hug," according to a report by the Washington Post.

The Post reported that, "As a young child, he opened the door of a car while his mother was driving on a freeway and tried to jump out, she said. He was hospitalized and eventually placed on psychiatric medications, but he stopped taking the drugs when he turned 18, she said.

"He pointed a gun in his mother’s face after getting kicked out of U.S. Army boot camp when he was 19 or 20, she said, and watched videos of killings on a computer in his room."

His mother reflected that he seemed "less volatile" after they moved from California to Roseburg in 2013. The Post reported that, "When she got an automated phone message about an active shooting on her son’s college campus, she said she first called a hospital to see if he was there and then called the jail to see if he’d been arrested.

"When Harper could not find him, she checked his room to see if his guns were missing but could not tell because his room was so messy.

"At one point, officers asked if she needed anything.

"She replied, “I think I need my son back. I need to understand, really why he did this. I don’t. I’m guessing.”

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Muse + Soulrocker Yoga Jam with Michael Franti Today!

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Director, and Michael Franti lead the pack on a past Soulrocker bike ride. Photo by Jill Rosell. - JILL ROSELL
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  • Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Director, and Michael Franti lead the pack on a past Soulrocker bike ride. Photo by Jill Rosell.
With all of the smoke throughout Central Oregon, many events have been canceled, including the Sisters Folk Festival. Tonight's Michael Franti and Spearhead concert will continue as planned, barring any drastic changes in air quality.

For the past several summers, Michael Franti has partnered with Bend-based organization World Muse for a yoga jam and bike ride through the Old Mill District. I spoke with Franti about his involvement with World Muse in our recent interview, which debuted in the paper this week.
"As a traveling musician, normally we're going from sound check to sound check, to show to show to show," Franti says. "It's really great to have that pause in our tour schedule to really be doing something that's fun and celebrating that sense of community."

This afternoon ahead of his annual performance at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, Franti joins World Music once again for the Muse + Soulrocker Yoga Jam. Here are the details:

Get your soul rockin! Join us for a very special community yoga class led by Heather Gray TenBroek to kick-off Michael Franti & Spearhead Live in Bend this Friday at Riverbend Park (look for Muse sign and yoga mats).

Special guests: Michael Franti & Spearhead

4:30 Gather
5:00 Yoga
5:45 CYOJ (choose your own jam): Bike, picnic, volleyball, head to show

Yoga with Franti? Sounds like the perfect kickoff to a night of soul rockin' to us!

Muse + Soulrocker Yoga Jam
Friday, Sept. 8. 4:30pm.
Riverbend Park
799 SW Columbia St., Bend.
No cover. Tickets required for concert ($43 +Service Fees)

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