Police News

Hermiston Police News: DQ Robbery suspects in custody

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On the 3rd of March, 2012, at approximately 6:28 PM, Hermiston Police Detectives Jimmy Allen and Billy Osborne took Shane Springer 23 years of age of 506 E Reeder Drive, Hermiston, into custody for his involvement in/with the robbery at Dairy Queen (1140 N. 1st St.) on the night of March 1st.

Springer was processed at the Hermiston Police Department before being transported and lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton on the following charges:

Hermiston Police News: Incident reports

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On the 1st of March, 2012, at approximately 10:20 PM, officers were dispatched to Dairy Queen after an unknown white male entered the restaurant after closing via an unlocked rear door and demanded money from the employees.  There were (6) employees inside the restaurant at the time, yet two of the employees did not see or hear what transpired. 

Hermiston Police News: Old West Federal Credit Union Robbery Update

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At the request of Old West Federal Credit Union, the total reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the robbery that took place Friday February 10th at approximately 5:30 PM, has been increased to $20,000.

This includes $12,500 from Old West Federal Credit Union, $5000 from the Financial Institution Security Taskforce (FIST), and $2500 from the City of Hermiston.

Persons with information are asked to call the Hermiston Police Department at 541-567-5519.

Hermiston Police News: Bank Robbery Report

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On the 10th of February 2012, at approximately 5:30 PM, the Hermiston Police Department responded to 1739 N. 1st Street (Old West Federal Credit Union) on a report of a robbery that just took place.  Officers arrived within minutes and established a perimeter.

Very few details will be released at this time but what is known is the following:

Hermiston Police News: HPD assists OSP with traffic investigation

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On the 2nd of February 2012, at approximately 3:30 PM, the Hermiston Police Department was requested to assist the Oregon State Police in/with a motor vehicle crash that took place on Highway 207 and the eastbound exit ramp of I-84 involving one of their troopers.

To ensure impartiality, it is a typical practice for most agencies to request assistance from neighboring or surrounding agencies when a crash takes place involving one of their employees.  The Hermiston Police Department was more than willing to assist in this investigation.

Hermiston Police News: Letter to our community regarding current crime statistics

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Citizens and Business Community,

Following is a letter written to each of you with the intent to try and explain some of the increases and decreases we experienced with crime in 2011.  Focusing solely on one year to the next and trying to establish a "trend" can be narrow minded in approach, so I have added a chart that shows our reportable crimes from 2005-2011.  That particular chart shows a "normal range" which to me is a good indicator of where trending takes place.

Hermiston Police News: Repeat offender apprehended

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On the 15th of January 2012, at approximately 2:50 PM, Hermiston Police Officers observed Ramel Rodriguez 31 years of age of 315 Willow Fork Drive, Boardman, as a passenger in a black 1991 Honda Accord with Oregon plates ZEF438.  Rodriguez was currently wanted on outstanding felony warrants and was wanted for questioning in a stolen vehicle investigation from November of 2011 out of this agency.

Hermiston Police News: Updated statement concerning Monday's incident

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Preface:  Significant incidents such as what transpired this past Monday (January 9th, 2012) are very alarming and concerning not only to those directly involved, but to each member of this agency, each member of the law enforcement community as a whole, and to each citizen of this community in which we serve.

Hermiston Police News: Preliminary statement for "Gotta Stop" mini mart shooting

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The Hermiston Police Department along with the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office as well as detectives from the Major Crime Team (comprised of the Oregon State Police, Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Pendleton Police Department, Umatilla Police, and Stanfield Police) are working together on an incident that took place at the Gotta Stop mini mart (located at 1580 W Highland Ave – Hermiston) at approximately 3:40 PM. 

Hermiston Police News - Robbery suspects arrested and charged

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On the 28th of December 2011, at approximately 2:27 PM, officers were dispatched to Fiesta Foods located at 1875 N 1st Street, Hermiston, on a report of a dispute taking place in the parking lot possibly involving loss prevention employees from the store.  Officers arrived within minutes and took two males into custody.

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