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Man arrested for bookstore break-in

A motorist driving down Cascade Avenue on Tuesday evening, January 17, spotted a person wearing a black ski mask trying to break into Lonesome Water Books. The citizen called 911 at about 6:15 p.m.

According to Sgt. Jason Wall of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, as deputies responded to the area, Deschutes County 911 was advised that the person wearing the ski mask had gained entry to the store.

When law enforcement arrived, the subject wearing the ski mask left the store, armed with a hatchet. A Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputy assisted by the Black Butte Ranch Police Department contacted the subject, identified as Hendrix Reed Pursell, 21, of Bend, and ultimately took him into custody without incident.

Purcell was arrested on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree; Criminal Mischief in the First Degree; and Possession of a Burglary Tool or Theft Device.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police, Black Butte Ranch Police Department, and the Redmond Police Department.


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