Police News

Hermiston Police News: Suspect arrested with multiple charges

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On the 16th of April 2012, at approximately 3:50 PM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church located at 565 W Hermiston Avenue on a report of an unknown Hispanic male yelling and howling.  Officers arrived and contacted Reynardo Mendoza Barrera 31 years of age of 600 SE 4th Street, Hermiston.

Hermiston Police News: Bicyclist Injured

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On the 29th of March 2012 at approximately 8:25 PM, the Hermiston Police Department initiated an investigation into a reported crash between a vehicle and a bicyclist after having received a call from a parent of one of the bicyclists.

As a result of the investigation, Alden Jemmett, 28 years of age of 1105 SW 10th Street, Hermiston, was arrested for Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver to Injured Persons.  Jemmett was processed at the Hermiston Police Department and later lodged at the Umatilla County Jail.

Hermiston Police News: Anonymous Tip Line

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The Hermiston Police Department would like to remind citizens of our Anonymous Tip Line, which has been in place for several years. Non-life threatening information can be provided to the agency via a voice message using this phone number.  The tip line is checked daily and both English and Spanish messages can be left. The phone number for the Anonymous Tip Line is 541-667-5148.

Hermiston Police News: Old West Federal Credit Union Robbery Update

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On the 12th of March 2012, at approximately 8:40 AM, officers from the Hermiston Police Department, Oregon State Police, and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, served a search warrant at 1740 NE North Street in Hermiston.  The warrant was obtained as the result of the continuing investigation of the robbery at the Old West Federal Credit Union on the 10th of February 2012.

As a result of the activity from today, the following people were taken into custody:

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.

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