Bend man arrested for killing of swan in Sunriver

A 23-year-old Bend man has been arrested for killing a swan northwest of Sunriver on Thanksgiving Day last year. According to Sunriver Police, Justin Dupuis admitted to killing the swan after an anonymous tip was made to authorities. The 11-year-old swan named Chuck was one of 2 swans that spent time near the Sunriver Nature Center with his mate Grace. Dupuis was cited for unlawful taking of a prohibited species, which is a class A misdemeanor.


R.L. has won numerous local, state, and national awards for his news coverage and community involvement. He is in the Oregon Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame as a 2004 Heritage Broadcaster of the Year. Over his 38-year career he has been a mainstay in the Central Oregon media.