As dangerously cold weather gripped Bend this week, a man and his dog stayed warm by a portable propane heater. Their battered old travel trailer had no electricity and no running water. Even so, its thin walls were life-changing.
A Bend man is facing a hate crime charge for an alleged road-rage incident in which he is accused of threatening a Black man with a knife, smashing his car window, slashing his tire and using a racial slur.
City officials describe police who closed Emerson Avenue as “calm and professional,” while a prosecutor rails the operation as “the type of conduct that should never happen in American law enforcement.”