Hermiston Police News: Public Alert #2

Release Date: 
02/06/2013

The following serves as a public alert for the citizens we serve:

Within a couple hours of being dropped off in Hermiston by the Kadlec Hospital transport van, the Hermiston Police Department arrested Peter Villarreal for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Photo: Peter VillarrealOn the 5th of February 2013, at approximately 6:15 PM, Mr. Villarreal was found laying down in the middle of the outside lane of southbound traffic in the 700 block of South Highway 395.  Mr. Villarreal was wearing dark clothing and after a cursory evaluation by Hermiston Fire and Emergency Services personnel, he was transported to the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

“This continues to be an extremely unfortunate situation where the only recourse available to law enforcement is to charge Mr. Villarreal criminally despite our belief he needs additional services and assistance,” reports Chief Jason Edmiston

The first public alert concerning Mr. Villarreal was released November 2012.


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