Hermiston Police News Release - Suspects arrested and charged - additional charges may follow.

Release Date: 

On the 13th of April 2011, at approximately 2:20 AM, late shift officers of the Hermiston Police Department responded to the 500 block of NW Samantha Avenue on a report of an outdoor shed that had been entered.  Further investigation revealed several other residences in the area with similar sheds and/or garages that had been entered and items taken.

On the 13th of April 2011, at approximately 11:46 AM, Officer Jimmy Allen responded to 350 NW 6th Street, Hermiston on a report of a vehicle that had been entered and unknown property left behind.  Officer Allen investigated the incident and discovered several pieces of property were what had been stolen earlier in the morning.

Additional investigation led to the apprehension of the following:

  • Jonathan T. Pells 16 years of age of 1110 SE 4th Street, Hermiston.
  • Noah L. Campbell 16 years of age of 350 NW 6th Street, Hermiston.
  • Cody L. Dean 19 years of age of 1125 Tumbleweed Lane, Hermiston.

As of the time of this release, the trio were each charged with:

(1) count of Theft in the First Degree, (3) counts of Theft in the Third Degree, (2) counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, (1) count of Unlawful Entry to a Motor Vehicle, (1) count of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and (1) count of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.

This investigation remains very active and additional information is not available at this time.  It is believed the crimes took place between the evening hours of the 12th of April and early morning hours of the 13th of April.  Additional charges will inevitably be filed once the task of locating additional victims and property is complete.

“Our investigation leads us to believe the majority of victims lived in the northwest corner of town.” “Many of the crimes we encounter are crimes of opportunity.  This spree appears to be just that with access to several areas made by either walking in or opening an unlocked door.” reports Lt Jason Edmiston

Contact the Hermiston Police Department with additional information at 541-567-5519

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