Hermiston Police News - Suspect arrested on multiple charges

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On the 7th of December 2011, at approximately 6:30 AM, officers responded to Tower Apartments on a report of a 4 wheeler that had just been stolen out of the back of a pickup.  Officers were able to track the ATV based on the noise of the engine, from Tower Apartments at 1150 S. Hwy 395 to the east where they eventually caught up with the suspect in the area of Canal Road (approximately 2 miles away).

After a short foot pursuit, Officer Bill Golter took Richard Correa 27 years of age of 750 Cassen Court, Hermiston, into custody.  Correa had been sought for questioning by the Hermiston Police Department for a theft of a tractor from Buttercreek Equipment in October of this year.

Correa was processed at the police department before being lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on the following charges:

  • (2) counts of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • (3) outstanding arrest warrants
  • (1) count of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
  • (1) count of Criminal Trespass in the First Degree
  • (1) count of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree
  • (1) count of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree
  • (1) count of Possession of a Burglar Tool or Theft Device

Acting Chief of Police Jason Edmiston says, "Alert neighbors and unwavering officers worked well together to catch Mr. Correa.  Many of the crimes we experience are crimes of opportunity and we encourage citizens to take measures to limit the likelihood of victimization."


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