Police News

Hermiston Police News: Arrest Log Correction

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Jeremy Conrad Carlson (42 yo) was in this morning to advise that he was not arrested on 08-24-13, as was sent out in our arrest log for that date.  After looking into the arrest, it was determined that in fact, Jeremy Conrad Carlson was not the subject arrested.  We arrested the following person:

Jeremy John Carlson, 33 yo
466 W Locust Ave
Hermiston, OR

Charge:  Menacing
Location:  466 W Locust Ave

Hermiston Police News: Stolen Vehicle Chop Shop Identified

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On the 25th August 2013, at approximately 11:15 PM, members of the Hermiston Police Department conducted a “knock and talk” at 1735 NE 2nd Street in Hermiston after receiving information about a possible stolen vehicle being at the residence. It should be known this residence is surrounded by houses within the city limits yet it remains outside the city limits. Approximately 2 months ago, we requested assistance from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office with regard to the numerous code violations visible from the street.

Hermiston Police News: Zero Tolerance for (5) from out of town

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On the 17th of August 2013, at approximately 8:40 PM, members of the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of West Hermiston Ave on a report of several males threatening people in the area.  Additional witnesses stated the males were leaving the area in a silver sedan.

Hermiston Police News: Gregory A. White Captured

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On August 13, 2013, an observant citizen recognized Mr. White at 10AM in the lounge of a local restaurant and called the Hermiston Police Department. 

Mr. White was charged and lodged on the applicable crimes from the pursuit last week as well as a charge of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. 


Hermiston Police News: Hermiston PD looking for Father after Pursuit

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On the 6th of August 2013, at approximately 3:35 PM, members of the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to the area of North 1st Place and W. Geer Road on a report of a small child operating a motorcycle in/around the train tracks.  Officers arrived in the area of North 1st Place and W. Elm Ave and attempted to contact what appeared to be an adult male and a juvenile male both on motorcycles on Union Pacific Railroad property.

Car Thief Captured After Pursuit

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On the 26th of July 2013, at approximately 6:55 AM, members of the Hermiston Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near the 100 block of NE 8th Place.  After a very short pursuit (approximately 3 blocks), an unoccupied vehicle was found and a search on foot ensued.

Officers located Jeremiah Ayers 23 years of age of 150 NE 8th Place, Hermiston, a short distance away.  Ayers who is well known to agencies in Umatilla County, was taken to the Hermiston Police Department and processed. 

Hermiston Police News: Street Crime Unit Remained Busy Over Weekend

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The dedicated two-officer street crime unit remained busy this past weekend.  On Saturday the 15th of June, a second person was arrested for their involvement in graffiti that was discovered on the 11th of June in the area of NW 3rd Street in Hermiston.

Tarzziccio “Dimitri” Mexicano 18 years of age of 1030 SW 11th Street #7 Hermiston, was taken into custody and processed at the Hermiston Police Department for Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree and Unlawful Application of Graffiti before being lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

Later in the evening, officers contacted (4) individuals inside a vehicle in the vicinity of the Hermiston Conference Center.  Officers observed the individuals utilizing a glass bong to smoke marijuana.  Officers contacted Joel De Jesus Llamas 18 years of age of Boardman, OR along with (3) other males all from Boardman, ages 14, 15, and 16.

Llamas, was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Unlawful Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana within 1000 feet of a school, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The 14 year old was charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon (knife) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia while both the 15 and 16 year olds were charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The juveniles were released to their respective parent(s).   

“We are in a position where it is extremely important for us to send the message if you want to come to Hermiston and engage in illegal activity, you should expect interaction with our officers.  I believe this is what our citizens have tasked us to do," reports Chief of Police Jason Edmiston.

Hermiston Police News: Two Officer Unit arrests Vandal.

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On the 12th of June 2013, the Hermiston Police Department implemented a two officer unit with the goal of aggressively being proactive to criminal elements in Hermiston versus the traditional model of responding to calls for service.  This unit will have the ability and range to work independently within Hermiston yet in concert with agencies in our area (when not in Hermiston).

Hermiston Police News: Busted Burglar

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On the 27th of May 2013, at approximately 5:45 PM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department responded to the parking lot of the Foxwood Apartments (1070 W. Orchard Ave) on a report of an unknown male trying to get into vehicles.  Observant patrons at The Last Chance Tavern called after watching a male go from car to car checking door locks.

Officers arrived and found Derick L. Martinez 29 years of age of 1500 W. Mead Ave, Yakima, Washington, inside a 2000 Acura not belonging to him.  Martinez was in the process of removing the stereo from the vehicle.

Hermiston Police News: Burgler Nabbed.

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At approximately 3:25 AM, on the 25th of May 2013, the Hermiston Police Department responded to Rocky Heights Elementary School (650 W. Standard Ave) on a report of an interior alarm going off.  With the assistance of the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, Hermiston Police Sergeant Kelly Parsons (and a county deputy) meticulously searched the building after finding an open window.

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