Hermiston Police News - suspects arrested

Release Date: 
09/26/2011

On the 23rd of September 2011, at approximately 11:13 PM, Hermiston officers were dispatched to a suspicious call at the Dun Rollin Trailer Park located at 445 E Jennie Ave.  Information received was of a possible disturbance involving several males in a black pickup.

Responding officers conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Lincoln pickup with Oregon plates 021EXF in the area.  A passenger in the bed of the pickup fled on foot as the traffic stop was initiated.

Officers took Tony L. Colbray 24 years of age, of 1388 SW Sage Drive, Hermiston, into custody at the scene.  Colbray was wanted on a Parole Violation warrant for his arrest out of Umatilla County.  Colbray was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Theft in the First Degree by Receiving, for being in custody of a stolen handgun from Richland, Washington.

Colbray was processed at the Hermiston Police Department before being lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

Also in the vehicle was Robert M. Valencia 19 years of age a transient of Hermiston.  Valencia was taken into custody for his involvement with a dispute that took place earlier in the night (approximately 9:40 PM) at 217 E Beebe Avenue.

Valencia who has been charged with Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Menacing, was processed at the Hermiston Police Department before being lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

"Unfortunately this is yet another example of people who should not be on the street continuing to engage in illegal activity.  Though this was the first arrest of Mr. Colbray by our agency, we have had extensive contact with Mr. Valencia," says Acting Chief of Police Jason Edmiston