Hermiston Police News: Juvenile apprehended, police are seeking additional suspect

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On the 24th of June 2012, at approximately 3:07 PM, the Hermiston Police Department received a call from a citizen advising their 2007 Chrysler Town and Country minivan was just stolen from the Theater Sports Park (1800 NW 6th Street) in Hermiston.  The caller advised two males took the van and several people (friends of the victim) were pursuing the subjects.

Officers located all subjects in the area of E Elm Avenue and Stoddard Lane.  The suspects both attempted to flee on foot but one of the occupants, a 15 year old male residing at 80290 Banks Lane in Hermiston, was apprehended by the owner of the van.  The 15 year old had to be transported to the Good Shepherd Hospital for potential injuries sustained during the struggle.  The male was later released to the custody of the Hermiston Police Department.

The 15-year-old male was lodged at the juvenile detention facility in Pendleton and charged with Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Entry to a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the Third Degree, Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The Hermiston Police Department is currently seeking Richard Correa, 28 years of age with his last provided address as 750 E Cassen Court, Hermiston.  Correa is well known to the Hermiston Police Department compiling 5 arrests and 27 charges primarily within the last year.  Correa currently has warrants for his arrest out of the Hermiston Municipal Court and the Hermiston Circuit Courts.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Mr. Correa is encouraged to call the Hermiston Police Department at 541-567-5519.

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