Hermiston Police News: Burglar Arrested

Release Date: 
05/02/2013

The swing and late shift for the Hermiston Police Department were extremely busy during the night of May 1st and early morning hours of May 2nd making multiple arrests and clearing several criminal cases.

At approximately 5:40 PM, Omar Garcia Escobedo 20 years of age, a local transient, was arrested for violating a restraining order in the 1000 block of W. Orchard Ave and having (2) warrants for his arrest – one warrant out of Hermiston Municipal Court for Failure to Appear on a Criminal Trespass II and MIP and one warrant out of Hermiston Circuit Court for Contempt of Court on a Violation of a Restraining Order.  Escobedo was later lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

During the processing of Escobedo, observant HPD officers recognized some jewelry on his person that was recently stolen (April 18th, 2013) in a residential burglary in the 600 block of E. Newport Ave.  Escobedo was interviewed and later charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree for this matter.

Escobedo was also interviewed and processed for his involvement in a residential burglary that took place in the 400 block of E. Newport Ave on April 27th, 2013.  Escobedo was charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree for this matter.

Lastly, Escobedo was interviewed and processed for his involvement in a residential burglary that took place in the 600 block of E. Ridgeway Ave on April 29th, 2013.  Escobedo was charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree for this matter.

“Our patrol officers did an incredible job piecing this one man crime wave together.  As this makes the 16th arrest of Escobedo to include 55 charges, it is even clearer to me a single source of adjudication is what is needed for those offenders we deal with and our citizens are continually victimized by.  Mr. Escobedo is clearly manipulating both the municipal court and circuit court as he had warrants for his arrest from both," reports Chief Jason Edmiston.


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