Hermiston Police News: Trespass Enforcement Program in Action

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On the 7th of March 2013, at approximately 9:55 PM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department took two people into custody for trespassing at the Agape House (500 W. Harper Road). 

Local Hermiston transient Stacey E. Kirby, 27 years of age, and Orin A. Whitbeck, 49 years of age, of 74587 McCall Lane, Irrigon, were located behind the business rummaging through containers.

Kirby was ultimately charged with Unlawful Possession of Meth and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

Whitbeck was charged with Unlawful Possession of Meth, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and was lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on a Benton County Washington arrest warrant.

“Having launched our trespass enforcement program a mere (8) days ago, this is a great example highlighting the lawful authority of our officers to take people into custody for being on commercial property after normal business hours," commented Chief Jason Edmiston. "The Agape House is one of only five businesses (so far) to partner with us on this program.  I am optimistic we will experience many more businesses within our jurisdiction that would like to join this worthy endeavor.”

Click here for more information about the Trespass Enforcement Program.


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