September 15, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
A 26-year old Bend-area man is facing several charges following his arrest Saturday afternoon when he allegedly filed a false police report after an early morning elude in Bend.
On September 14, 2013 at approximately 2:10 a.m., an OSP trooper patrolling southbound near Cleveland Avenue and 3rd Street saw a silver Subaru Impreza hatchback operated at a high rate of speed and checked it on radar at 64 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. As the Subaru was going out of sight, the trooper obtained a second radar speed reading of 85 mph and attempted to overtake and stop it with overhead lights on. At one point as the driver attempted to elude the trooper, the vehicle reversed directions coming toward the trooper. The trooper saw two male subjects inside the car before it went out of sight.
The trooper notified Bend Police Department and provided a vehicle description and partial license plate.
At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Subaru was found in the Parrell Mobile Home Park by a property manager. Bend police responded to the abandoned vehicle's location and also contacted its owner, CHRISTOPHER LEE EDLEFSEN, age 26, from Bend, who filed a stolen vehicle report because he said it had been taken during the night.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., the trooper who was involved in the early morning elude incident, contacted EDELFSEN and immediately identified him as the driver of the vehicle during the early morning elude.
EDELFSEN was arrested for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Initiating a False Report.
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