Hermiston Police News: Two Officer Unit arrests Vandal.

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On the 12th of June 2013, the Hermiston Police Department implemented a two officer unit with the goal of aggressively being proactive to criminal elements in Hermiston versus the traditional model of responding to calls for service.  This unit will have the ability and range to work independently within Hermiston yet in concert with agencies in our area (when not in Hermiston).

During the first night working together, Officer Joyce Wright and Detective Will Jons arrested Jesus Eduardo Magallanes 19 years of age, of 545 NE 7th Street #A, Hermiston for his involvement with multiple locations subjected to graffiti and reported to the Hermiston Police Department in June of this year.  Magallanes was also charged for his involvement with graffiti at a park back in March of this year.

In all, Magallanes was charged with (3) counts of Unlawfully Applying Graffiti, (2) counts of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, (1) count of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Magallanes was processed at the Hermiston Police Department before being lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

“Now that summer is upon us, it is imperative we find ways to be as proactive as possible with the resources made available to us.  This is yet another example of what our officers can do when they have time to focus on those persons who choose to engage in aberrant behavior.” by Chief of Police Jason Edmiston.

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