Update Thursday evening from Bend Police:
Earlier today, we put out information regarding our attempts to locate Ryan Simpson. Around 3:00 pm detectives were able to locate the area where Simpson was staying. They were able to contact him in a passenger car during a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Motel West.
Simpson was taken into custody for Robbery I and Theft II related to the robbery from the Super 8 Motel. Based on information obtained from the arrest of Simpson and the entirety of this three day investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant to for a residence in SE Bend.
During the execution of the search warrant enough evidence was located to tie both Ryan Simpson and Scott Sullivan to the robbery at the Super 8 Motel and The Days Inn and Suites.
Simpson was lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on charges for both robberies, to include Robbery I (2 counts) and Theft II (2 counts). Sullivan will have charges of Robbery I and Theft Ii added for the robbery at The Days Inn and Suites.
Bend Police have developed information regarding Ryan Simpson of Bend, wanted because he is now believed to have been involved in the robbery at the Super 8 Motel in Bend on January 8. At this time Simpson is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Bend Police are asking the public for help. If you know where Simpson is located or have information about this investigation, please call 541-693-6911 or contact us through private messages via our Facebook (@BendPoliceDepartmentOfficial) page or Twitter account (@Bendcitypolice). If you see Simpson, please do not approach him. Just call 911.
Bend Police have managed to track down two men who were believed involved in two Bend area motel robberies. It was earlier this week that two motels were robbed at gunpoint – each time by males fully covered up with hoodies and masks to conceal their faces.
Bend Police immediately went to work to determine which known criminals were on the street, especially those who are on probation or parole. And with that and other data trails they were able to find and arrest Scott Sullivan 32, who was spotted in a parked car outside a Bend deli. Soonafter Police were able to track down the other prime suspect, Jason House 36, of Bend, near his residence on the southeast side of town. Both were lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on charges of Robbery and Conspiracy.
Bend Police say there may be other suspects that were involved with the robberies. Anyone knowing anything about the case should call Bend Police at 541-693-6911 and ask to speak to an officer.