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Suspected burglar arrested

Wanted for Sunriver home invasion, burglary

by: Submitted photo - Troy Kenneth Dahl


   A supect in a Sunriver area home invasion and burglary at a market was arrested at a restaurant in Madras on Sept. 21.
   Troy Kenneth Dahl, 26, who lives between Sunriver and La Pine, was taken into custody around 5:40 p.m., outside the Madras Subway, by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Warm Springs Police Department.
   "He was in Jefferson County at a doctor's appointment," said Capt. Marc Mills, of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. "We got eyes on the car at the doctor's appointment; we had guys following the car."
   "He pulled into the Subway and they felt it was most appropriate to contact without lights," said Mills, noting that officers didn't want to endanger a female relative who was driving, nor a 3-year-old child who was a passenger in the car.
   "He had no clue that we knew he was a suspect," Mills said, adding that the female driver was not involved. "They were completely surprised by it all."
   Since the arrest occurred on the same afternoon as a massive drug bust nearby, which involved many deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Warm Springs Police Department, which is also part of the CODE team, was called in.
   For the Sept. 19 home invasion, Dahl was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, coercion, and second-degree criminal mischief.
   The burglary, at Summit Xpress Market early on Sept. 19, resulted in charges of second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree theft and a probation violation. A burglar had used an ATV to crash into the market and break windows to gain access.
   Prior to the arrest, sheriff's detectives had determined Dahl was a suspect and obtained a search warrant for his residence using evidence from the crime scenes, the victim's description, and witnesses to suspicious ATV activity in the area of the market.
   Additionally, Mills said that Dahl "is pending sentence on some burglary cases inside the city of Bend."
   Dahl was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at 541-617-3398.