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Hermiston Police News: Hermiston PD Investigating Robbery

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On 01/31/2018, at about 9:45 p.m., the Hermiston Police Department was notified a robbery had just occurred at the Sinclair Station, located at 710 West Hermiston Avenue. Officers arrived in two minutes and learned a male in dark clothing, with his face covered, entered the store and demanded money.  Store employees believe he may have been armed. The suspect fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigators are not certain if he left on foot or in a vehicle.

Hermiston Police News: HPD Investigating Armed Robbery

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At approximately 11:56PM on January 4th, 2018, officers of the Hermiston Police Department responded to the 11th Street Market on a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  Officers were on scene within minutes and quickly canvassed the area in and around the business located at 425 NW 11th Street.

Hermiston Police News: Department to enhance social media footprint in 2018

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Effective January 2nd, 2018, citizens who utilize Facebook and follow activity on the Hermiston Police Department page, will begin to see more information posted. As a slow roll out, we have been using social media (much like other police departments) in a more frequent manner over the last several months.

Hermiston Police News: Arrest(s) made in stabbing investigation

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On December 18th, 2017, at about 9:45 p.m., the Hermiston Police Department received a 911 call, advising a male victim was thrown from a vehicle in the 800 block of North 1st Street.  Responding officers learned the victim, identified as Jentry P. Wedge, 25 years of age of Umatilla, OR, had also been stabbed in the abdomen by an acquaintance.   Wedge was admitted to Good Shepherd Hospital and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Hermiston Police News: Traffic Crime Leads to Major Bust

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William Richard RhoadesOn December 13th, 2017, around 1 AM, a Hermiston Police Officer tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of South 1st Street and West Highland Avenue.  The driver did not stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued.  The pursuing officer lost sight of the vehicle so Hermiston Police with the assistance of the Oregon State Police, surrounded the area and began searching

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.

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