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Hermiston Police News: Alleged Metal Theives Arrested

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Photo: Jonathan Price (top), Maria Martinez (bottom)On the 10th of September 2017, at approximately 4PM, the Hermiston Police Department responded to the Good Shepherd Hospital (GSH) on a report of an attempted theft that just took place.  Sergeant Chris Martin met with security staff from GSH and was able to review surveillance footage that showed a male and female attempting to steal (2) spools of high voltage copper wire valued at $2,000 from in

Hermiston Police News: Arrest Made

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On the 28th of August 2017, at approximately 7PM, the Hermiston Police Department responded to a call for service involving a 16-year-old female student athlete who reported to have been accosted by an unknown male while she was participating in a practice run in the area of SW 7th Street and W Quince Ave approximately 2 hours prior.

Hermiston Police News: Suspects Arrested for Graffiti

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On the 23rd of August 2017 at approximately 2:20AM, a Hermiston patrol corporal was on duty and driving through the neighborhood in the area of W Juniper Ave and SW 9th St when he observed two males dressed in dark clothing crossing the roadway in front of him. As the corporal neared the duo, he observed graffiti on a fence. The two males took off running and as the corporal exited his vehicle, he could smell fresh paint in the area.

Hermiston Police News: Suspect Arrested After Domestic Assault

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On the 6th of August 2017 at approximately 10:29PM, Hermiston officers were dispatched to the area of the 600 block of SE 7th Street on a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers arrived and located two females with injuries. Umatilla County Fire District 1 paramedics responded and rendered aid to the females.

Hermiston Police News: Officer Assaulted During Arrest of Female

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On the 2nd of August 2017 at approximately 8PM, Hermiston Police responded to the 300 block of E Cherry Avenue on a report of a female creating a disturbance.  Officers arrived and located Janie Appleby 47 years of age of 320 E. Cherry Ave.

Hermiston Police News: HPD and Operation Chill

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photo: Example of free slurpee coupon (not a valid coupon)In conjunction with 7-Eleven, the Hermiston Police Department will participate (again) in Operation Chill. Operation Chill is celebrating its 22nd anniversary as a community relations program designed to reduce crime and enhance relations among 7-Eleven stores, police and youth.

Hermiston Police News: Fatal Crash Investigation

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On the 3rd of April 2017 at approximately 8:19PM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department (HPD) were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 395 and Elm Ave on a report of a collision between a semi-truck and a bicyclist.  Within one minute of the incident taking place, a Umatilla County Fire District 1 (UCFD1) battalion chief arrived on scene.  Moments later HPD units arrived and secured the area.

Hermiston Police News: HPD to Expand Reserve Officer Program

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The Hermiston Police Department is currently recruiting for volunteer reserve police officers. A reserve officer functions in much the same way as a full time police officer except in a volunteer capacity. Reserve officers must be willing to volunteer a minimum of 12 hours per month or 36 hours every three months.

To be a reserve officer, you must meet the minimum qualifications of a police officer set forth in Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and training (DPSST) administrative rule 259-008-0010.

Organizational Changes within the Hermiston Police Department

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On October 31st, 2016 the Hermiston Police Department in conjunction with the Hermiston School District, implemented a second school resource officer (SRO).  After serving 11 years as a reserve officer with Hermiston, Administrative Assistant/Evidence Technician Betty Nava was selected to assume the role of SRO.  Officer Nava will be reporting to the 16-week basic police academy in Salem this February.

Hermiston Police News: 12 Year Old Charged with Threat

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On the 6th of October 2016, at approximately 9AM, a Hermiston Police Department School Resource Officer was made aware of a social media thread being circulated where a threat of gun violence was made to students at Sandstone Middle School.

After interviewing several students, a 12 year old Hermiston male was taken into custody around 1:15PM and charged with Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree.  The juvenile was later lodged at the detention facility in Pendleton.

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