Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 34-year-old transient after a local resident found the man sleeping in his bed.

According to a sheriff’s office report, deputies were dispatched at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, to a residence in the 200 block of S. Elm Street in Sisters regarding a burglary. The initial information given to deputies was the resident had arrived home to find a transient male sleeping in his bed.

The suspect left the residence once confronted by the resident and was last seen near the Village Green Park. The resident also reported the man had taken property from the residence.

Deputies arrived in the area within two minutes and began searching for the suspect. They located Thomas J. Bauer a short time later in one of the public restrooms inside the Village Green Park. Bauer was positively identified as being the suspect in the burglary and deputies recovered the stolen property in his pockets.

Bauer was arrested and transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on charges of Burglary I and Theft II.