Police News

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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Hermiston Police News: Wildhorse Foundation Supports Community Preparedness

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During the summer of 2016, members of the Hermiston Police Department provided emergency preparedness training to several local entities/organizations. Members of the Hermiston School District Administration, Umatilla School District Staff, Umatilla-Morrow Head Start, local churches, local businesses, and citizens, received the training.

Hermiston Police News: Dispute over girl leads to shooting

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On Wednesday August 24th 2016, at approximately 8:15AM, members of the Hermiston Police Department responded to the 11th Street Market (425 NW 11th Street) on a report of a male with a gunshot wound.  Officers arrived and learned a 25 year old Umatilla male drove to that location after having been involved in a dispute with a person known to him.  The dispute took place in the area of W Elm Avenue and NW 7th Street.

Hermiston Police News: Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash Update

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On Wednesday August 3rd 2016, at about 6:49PM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department responded to the 400 block of NE 4th Street on a report of a crash involving several persons with injuries.  Officers arrived and learned Jesse J. Focht 23 years of age of 225 SE 4th Street, Hermiston, was operating a 2014 Chevrolet southbound on NE 4th Street when his vehicle left the roadway crashing into the fence of the residence at 430 NE 4th Street and causing serious injuries to three juveniles playing in the yard.

Hermiston Police News: Man Arrested for Elude and Injury Crash

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On the 7th of July, 2016 at about 11:15 AM a Hermiston Officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of W Highland and S 1st Street. The vehicle initially stopped and as the officer walked up to the car the driver drove away fleeing the officer’s attempt to stop him. Almost immediately after the suspect attempted to flee he ran the stop sign at the intersection of W Highland/ S 1st Street hitting another vehicle causing both to crash and injury to the adult female victim driver.

Hermiston Police News: Gunshots Exchanged in Hermiston

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On Sunday May 8th, 2016, at about 3:16 a.m., officers of the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of SE 4th Street in Hermiston for a report of shots fired. While en route, (some) officers were redirected to the emergency room at Good Shepherd Hospital for two persons arriving at different times with apparent gunshot wounds. Further investigation showed the two persons in the emergency room were associated with the original shots fired call.

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