Police News

Hermiston Police News Release - Response leads to assault on officers

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On the 10th of March, 2011, at 01:53 A.M. Hermiston Police Officers responded to the 100 block of W June for a report of a fight in progress.  

Hermiston Police News Release - Routine traffic stop leads to arrest

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On the 23rd of February 2011, at approximately 10:52 PM, Officer Tim Miears of the Hermiston Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a white Mazda sedan with Oregon registration plates ZYK561 in the area of E Highland Avenue and SE 6th Street.  Officer Miears recognized the driver as Richard Lee Griffin 26 years of age of 275 NW 13th Street #A, Hermiston, and knew him to have a revoked driver’s license.

Hermiston Police News Release - Juveniles charged

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On the 11th of February 2011, at approximately 8:28 PM, the Hermiston Police Department took a 14 year old female from Umatilla into custody during the course of an investigation of graffiti located inside a dugout at Newport Park.  The female was questioned and eventually charged with Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, Unlawfully Applying Graffiti, and Unlawfully Possessing Graffiti Implement.  The juvenile was eventually released to the custody of her father, Margarito P. Lopez of 1001 Carolina Road, Umatilla.

Hermiston Police News Release - Property recovered, suspects taken into custody

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On the 4th of February 2011, at approximately 5:15 PM, the Hermiston Police Department was dispatched to a theft call at Maurices located at 894 South Highway 395.  An investigation was initiated and Officer Rod Vega began working on identifying what was reported to be two females responsible for the loss of merchandise.

Hermiston Police News Release - Juveniles charged

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On the 24th of January 2011, at approximately 1:05 AM, the Hermiston Police Department was contacted by the management of the Sunshine Court Apartments located at 690 SW 9th Street on a report of several males getting into vehicles in the parking lot. 

Officers Bill Golter and Bryan Maess arrived within minutes and immediately took a 15 year old male into custody.  The other parties involved fled on foot and with the assistance of the Oregon State Police, (2) additional subjects (a 14 year old male and a 16 year old male) were detained.

Hermiston Police News Release - Suspect taken into custody

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On the 16th of January 2011, at approximately 8:15 AM, Officer Chris Martin contacted Charles Brian Barker 38 years of age, a transient of Hermiston, in the area of NE McNary Ave. and E. Cherry Ave.  Barker was on foot and Officer Martin was aware of a current detainer warrant issued by Umatilla County Parole and Probation for the apprehension of Barker.

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