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Hermiston Police News - Productive Street Crime Unit

Release Date: 
04/21/2014

The Friday night (April 18th) shift for the Hermiston Police Department Street Crime Unit proved to be very productive with multiple arrests having been made.  The street crime unit consisting of Officer Will Jons and Chris McMahon were very busy with numerous foot chases where all suspects were caught and lodged in the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

Hermiston Police News: Weekend Events

Release Date: 
04/07/2014

On the 5th of April 2014 at approximately 2:30 AM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to the area of Elm Avenue and North Highway 395 on a report of a male brandishing a weapon at another male.  Officers arrived within minutes and located Kevin Besler, 20 years of age, of 405 SW 11th Street #50, Hermiston, in the area of North Highway 395 and W. Cherry Ave.

Hermiston Police News: Juvenile charged with numerous incidents of graffiti

Release Date: 
04/03/2014

Numerous officers of the Hermiston Police Department worked in conjunction with identifying a 14 year old male as the person responsible for two recent rashes of vandalism via graffiti.  Officer Mike Ellwood and Training Officer Doug Gill were once again the lead officers in compiling information and identifying the responsible male.

The mother of the male, Maria J. Torres, 41 years of age, of 1210 W. Ridgeway Ave, Hermiston, was charged with (2) counts of Failure to Supervise a Child.

Hermiston Police News: Diligent police work leads to Arlington teen detainment

Release Date: 
03/27/2014

Officers of the Hermiston Police Department worked relentlessly in identifying a 17 year old Arlington, Oregon male as the person responsible for a recent rash of vandalism via graffiti.  Officer Mike Ellwood and Training Officer Doug Gill responded to the 200 block of W. Hermiston Avenue on March 24th around 11AM and noted similar markings in at least three locations.  During a canvass of the neighborhood, the officers contacted a group of individuals at 220 NW 3rd Street.

Hermiston Police News: Intoxicated Teen Lodged at Juvenile Department

Release Date: 
02/27/2014

On the 27th of February 2014 at approximately 1:15AM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to the area of E. Beech Avenue and NE McNary Avenue on a report of a shot having been fired.  Officers canvassed the area and found a parked Ford F150 pickup that had been damaged.

60% of Hermiston's Stolen Vehicles Had Keys in Car

Release Date: 
02/19/2014

On the 18th of February 2014, the attached stolen vehicle analysis document was presented to the members of the Public Safety Committee.  The analysis for all stolen vehicles experienced by the Hermiston Police Department was compiled at the request of a city councilor.

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Hermiston Police News: Business Trespass Enforcement Program Works

Release Date: 
12/23/2013

On the 28th of December 2013 at approximately 8:17 PM, Hermiston Police Department Street Crime Team member Officer Will Jons stopped Malissa J. Bush for trespassing on the property of G & S Tire Factory (535 N. 1st Street) after business hours.

Bush, who provided her current address as 510 E. Catherine Avenue, Hermiston, was the subject of (3) warrants for her arrest.  Bush was processed at the Hermiston Police Department.  Bush was also found to be in possession of approximately 3 ½ pounds of marijuana, a stun gun, and drug paraphernalia. 

Hermiston Police News: Busy Day for HPD

Release Date: 
10/30/2013

On the 29th of October 2013, at approximately 10:13 AM, the Hermiston Police Department received a report from Maurices clothing store (894 S. Hwy 395) of a female having left the store without paying for merchandise. Store employees were able to provide the license plate of the white Nissan Versa the female left in.

Hermiston Police News: Interagency Cooperation

Release Date: 
09/19/2013

On the 18th of September 2013, at approximately 10:13 AM, the Hermiston Police Department received a call from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center, making us aware of (2) males that tried to pawn/sell questionable items in Pendleton.

Hermiston Police News: Felon Arrested with Firearm

Release Date: 
09/09/2013

On the 8th of September 2013, at approximately 1:55 PM, members of the Hermiston Police Department responded to 1735 NE 2nd Street after one of our officers located a stolen vehicle at this residence.  The vehicle had been reported stolen by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office.