Man allegedly steals, wrecks five cars Published: May 31, 2004
By Ernestine Bousquet
Perhaps the only thing that stopped a Bend man from stealing his sixth car in a little more than an hour Sunday morning was that there were no keys in the ignition.
According to police, Matthew Paul Forster, 25, managed to steal and wreck five cars Sunday between downtown Bend and an area near Tumalo. He allegedly started off the spree by stealing and crashing a patrol car from the Bend Police Department, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.
The charges he may face are:
? Five counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; ? One count of attempted unauthorized use of a vehicle; ? Two counts of first-degree theft; ? One count of possession of a weapon by a felon; ? One count of resisting arrest; ? Five counts of driving under the influence of intoxicants; ? Three counts of reckless driving; ? Three counts of hit and run property damage; ? Five counts of second-degree criminal mischief; ? Two counts of interfering with a police animal; ? And six counts of unlawful entry into a vehicle.