Police News

Hermiston Police News: 12 Year Old Charged with Threat

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On the 6th of October 2016, at approximately 9AM, a Hermiston Police Department School Resource Officer was made aware of a social media thread being circulated where a threat of gun violence was made to students at Sandstone Middle School.

After interviewing several students, a 12 year old Hermiston male was taken into custody around 1:15PM and charged with Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree.  The juvenile was later lodged at the detention facility in Pendleton.

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Hermiston Police News: Wildhorse Foundation Supports Community Preparedness

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During the summer of 2016, members of the Hermiston Police Department provided emergency preparedness training to several local entities/organizations. Members of the Hermiston School District Administration, Umatilla School District Staff, Umatilla-Morrow Head Start, local churches, local businesses, and citizens, received the training.

Hermiston Police News: Dispute over girl leads to shooting

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On Wednesday August 24th 2016, at approximately 8:15AM, members of the Hermiston Police Department responded to the 11th Street Market (425 NW 11th Street) on a report of a male with a gunshot wound.  Officers arrived and learned a 25 year old Umatilla male drove to that location after having been involved in a dispute with a person known to him.  The dispute took place in the area of W Elm Avenue and NW 7th Street.

Hermiston Police News: Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash Update

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On Wednesday August 3rd 2016, at about 6:49PM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department responded to the 400 block of NE 4th Street on a report of a crash involving several persons with injuries.  Officers arrived and learned Jesse J. Focht 23 years of age of 225 SE 4th Street, Hermiston, was operating a 2014 Chevrolet southbound on NE 4th Street when his vehicle left the roadway crashing into the fence of the residence at 430 NE 4th Street and causing serious injuries to three juveniles playing in the yard.

Hermiston Police News: Man Arrested for Elude and Injury Crash

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On the 7th of July, 2016 at about 11:15 AM a Hermiston Officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of W Highland and S 1st Street. The vehicle initially stopped and as the officer walked up to the car the driver drove away fleeing the officer’s attempt to stop him. Almost immediately after the suspect attempted to flee he ran the stop sign at the intersection of W Highland/ S 1st Street hitting another vehicle causing both to crash and injury to the adult female victim driver.

Hermiston Police News: Gunshots Exchanged in Hermiston

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On Sunday May 8th, 2016, at about 3:16 a.m., officers of the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of SE 4th Street in Hermiston for a report of shots fired. While en route, (some) officers were redirected to the emergency room at Good Shepherd Hospital for two persons arriving at different times with apparent gunshot wounds. Further investigation showed the two persons in the emergency room were associated with the original shots fired call.

Hermiston Police News: Hermiston PD Receives Grants

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  • The Hermiston Police Department recently agreed to terms involving a grant of $26,985 from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The granted monies are to be used for safety purposes along the Highway 395 corridor during the upcoming construction slated to take place.
  • The Hermiston Police Department was recently awarded $1,800 from the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation. The granted monies will be used to purchase (3) additional AED’s to be placed in patrol vehicles.

Hermiston Police News: Man Arrested for Assault in Stabbing

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On the 17th of March 2016, at approximately 11:05AM, Hermiston officers responded to 1100 W Sunland Ave on a report of a domestic disturbance where one person was possibly stabbed.  Officers arrived and Hermiston Fire and Emergency Services medics tended to a 41 year old female victim with a wound to her neck area.

Hermiston Police News: Hermiston Man Arrested for Animal Neglect

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On the 7th of December 2015, at approximately 12:50PM, Hermiston officers responded to 141 NE 7th Street on a report of possible neglect of animals. Officers contacted David Zehner of that residence and located (14) cats with varying conditions. Of the 14, three were deceased and two were requiring immediate medical care.

Pet Rescue of Hermiston responded and assisted the officers with removing all animals from the small residence.

Hermiston Christmas Express Update

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The 46th annual Hermiston Christmas Express Program is well underway and so far the donations have been on par with previous years.

Citizens can donate unwrapped toys and food at the following locations: