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Hermiston Police News - Repeat offender arrested

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On the 29th of August 2011, at approximately 7:05 AM, Clinton Eugene Springer 29 years of age, a transient of Hermiston, created a disturbance at the Eastside Market located at 582 E Main Street.  Springer fled from the store without paying for $19.11 worth of items and then stole a pickup from the parking lot. 

Hermiston Police News - Traffic stop leads to arrests

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On the 27th of August 2011, at approximately 3:30 AM, a black 2004 Ford Mustang with Oregon registration ZBF654 was stopped for careless driving.  Officers of the Hermiston Police Department contacted the occupants in the 300 block of E Dogwood Avenue.

The driver was identified as Adan Tejeda 26 years of age of 2020 N. Townsend Road, Hermiston.  Tejeda was taken into custody and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Careless Driving.

The remaining occupants in the vehicle were also charged with the following:

Hermiston Police News - Juveniles Apprehended

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On the 23rd of August 2011, at approximately 11:05 PM, alert citizens contacted the Hermiston Police Department and reported (3) males were attempting to get into vehicles in the 1000 block of W. Highland Avenue.

Officers arrived within minutes and contacted (3) brothers in the area of Birch Drive and W. Highland Ave.  After conferring with witnesses and the trio, the brothers were each charged with Attempted Unlawful Entry to a Motor Vehicle.  Two of the brothers, ages 13 and 14 were also charged with Curfew violation. 

Hermiston Police News - Suspect taken into custody

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On the 11th of August 2011, at approximately 1:20 PM, Rehyshaun Dominique Joseph Supuni, 20 years of age was taken into custody without incident on a felony arrest warrant for Robbery in the First Degree.

Supuni was wanted for his involvement in/with the robbery that took place at Cashco in Hermiston on the 21st of July 2011. Supuni confessed to his involvement about the crime prior to being transported to the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton, Oregon.

Hermiston Police News - Business owner assists police

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Approximately 30 days ago the Hermiston Police Department was contacted by a concerned business owner reporting suspicious activity (possibly drug related) taking place in and around the area of SW 11th Street and W Orchard Avenue. Members of this agency increased their patrols of that area looking for this reported activity.

Hermiston Police News - Robbery Suspect Charged

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On the 20th of July 2011 at approximately 9:39 AM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department responded to the 11th Street Market located at 425 NW 11th Street on a report of a strong arm robbery that had just occurred in which money was stolen from an open cash register.  Officers were on scene in less than a minute of the dispatched call yet the suspect had fled on foot.

Hermiston Police News - Robbery Reports and Updates

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First Armed Robbery Report

On July 21st, 2011 at approximately 12:25 PM, Officers responded to a dispatched armed robbery at CASHCO, 650 South Highway 395 in Hermiston. Information received was the establishment was “just robbed at gunpoint”.

The suspect was described as a black male adult, 5’7” to 5’8” tall, between 18 and 22 years of age, wearing a grey colored sweatshirt, blue jeans, and described as “skinny”. His hair was described as “fuzzy”.

Hermiston Police Department News - fatality crash investigation.

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On the 30th of June 2011, at approximately 12:30 PM, the Hermiston Police Department responded to the area of Highway 207 approximately ¼ mile south of Minnehaha Road on a report of a single vehicle collision.  Officers arrived on scene of the crash which was approximately 200 feet just inside the city limits.

Officers found Scott D. Duke 25 years of age of 1215 W Sunland Ave, Hermiston, deceased at the scene.  Duke was operating a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle.

Hermiston Police News Release - Vehicle Collision

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On the 25th of June 2011, at approximately 1:49 PM, the Hermiston Police Department responded to the area of North 1st Place (Old River Road) near the City of Hermiston Wastewater Treatment Facility on a report of a two vehicle collision. Officers arrived on scene of the crash which was approximately 500 feet just inside the city limits.

Jason D. Sparks, 26 years of age of 565 NW 23rd Street, Hermiston, was operating a 2006 Chevrolet 3500 pickup with Oregon registration plates 237DFA, northbound on North 1st Place.

Hermiston Police News Release - Chronic offender arrested and charged

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On the 12th of June 2011, at approximately 8:30 PM, the Hermiston Police Department responded to the area of SW 5th Street and W Hermiston Avenue (Catholic Church) on a report of a vehicle having just been stolen.  Officers investigated the incident and a signed stolen was taken on a 2000 Toyota Camry with Oregon plates XWQ030.

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