Hermiston Police News: Alleged burglar/car thief arrested

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Members of the Hermiston Police Department located a stolen vehicle at 2195 N. 1st Street on September 15th, some 3 hours after it was reported as missing from a garage in the 600 block of NE Willow Court.  During the course of that investigation it was discovered the residence where the vehicle was stolen from was also entered and a gaming system was taken.

Officers took a 17 year old Hermiston male currently residing at 650 W Madrona Ave, into custody and charged him with Burglary in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Theft in the Second Degree.  The juvenile was transported to the detention facility in Pendleton.

Julio A. Bravo 18 years of age of 2195 N. 1st Street, Hermiston, was also arrested and charged with Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.  Bravo was lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

The gaming system and vehicle were returned to the rightful owner.

Additional investigation by detectives of the Hermiston Police Department on September 17th, led to interviewing the 17 year old at the juvenile center in Walla Walla, Washington.  As a result of those interviews additional charges have been filed.

Detective Jimmy Allen and Detective Will Jons were able to locate a significant amount of property connected to a burglary in the 2100 block of NW Overlook from July of this year and a separate burglary in the 600 block of NE Willow Court reported on September 16th. 

Additional charges included (2) counts of Burglary in the First Degree and (2) counts of Theft in the First Degree as well as recovering (7) firearms and (2) laptop computers associated with those residences.  

“With personnel such as a detective focusing on property crimes, we see this as a great example of what can be solved with dedicated resources working on specific criminal activity.  We have had very minimal contact with this 17 year old that has chosen the wrong path in life,” reports Chief Jason Edmiston

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