Hermiston Police News: Trio arrested and lodged

Release Date: 
09/17/2012

With the assistance of Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office deputies, officers of the Hermiston Police Department dealt with a very well-known group of individuals during a traffic stop this past Sunday morning at 12:50 AM. 

A 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Tirso Garcia Lopez, 19 years of age, of 80780 Kik Road, Hermiston, was stopped in the Safeway parking lot.  During the course of the stop, a loaded .22 handgun and a knife were located and seized as evidence.

The following charges were filed as a result of the interaction:

  • Tirso Lopez was charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon.  Lopez who has been arrested by the Hermiston Police Department 14 times and charged with 46 different things, was lodged at the county jail.
  • Omar Ledesma Almonte, 19 years of age, of 31090 Bode Lane, Hermiston, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Almonte who has been arrested by the Hermiston Police Department 8 times and charged with 36 different things, was lodged at the county jail.
  • Oscar Miguel Mejia, 26 years of age, of 220 NW 5th Street #4, Hermiston, was arrested on (2) outstanding warrants from the Hermiston Municipal Court for Failure to Pay Fines.  Mejia who has been arrested by the Hermiston Police Department 35 times and charged with 109 different things, was lodged at the county jail.
  • Joey Campos, 21 years of age, of 1500 NE 10th Street #35, Hermiston, was charged with Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.  Campos who has been arrested by the Hermiston Police Department 6 times and charged with 29 different things, was cited and released at the scene.
  • A 17 year old male of 2033 Robinett Ave in Umatilla, was charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol by Consumption and was released to a parent.

All reports have been forwarded to the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office.

“Our agency truly appreciates the assistance from other law enforcement entities in and with our drive to hold chronic offenders accountable," says Chief Jason Edmiston.


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