Police News

Hermiston Police News: Another arrest made at The Agape House

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On the 30th of November 2012, at approximately 2:30 AM, Hermiston Police officers responded to the Agape House located at 500 W Harper Road on a report of flashlight(s) being observed in/around the premises.

Hermiston Police News: Public Alert

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The following serves as a public alert for the citizens we serve:

From the summer of 2008 through today, the Hermiston Police Department has arrested Peter Villarreal 54 times, charging him with 83 different things.  Charges have included criminal activity such as Disorderly Conduct, Offensive Littering, and Criminal Trespass and other violations such as Drinking in Public and Urinating in Public.

Hermiston Police News: Pursuit ends in multiple arrests

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On the 19th of November 2012, at approximately 2:15 PM, officers from the Hermiston Police Department responded to Cashco (650 S. Hwy 395) on a report of a female inside the business attempting to cash a counterfeit check. Within minutes, officers were on scene and observed a grey 1988 Oldsmobile sedan with Oregon plates 331AEM fleeing the parking lot in an erratic manner.

Hermiston Police News: Graffiti Suspects Arrested

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Despite incidents of graffiti being down this year from last year, we experienced a rash of vandalism this weekend involving numerous places being subjected to the blight of graffiti.  The good news is the employees of the Hermiston Police Department made two arrests for graffiti related crimes.

Hermiston Police News: Successful "Winning the Battle" Seminar

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The Hermiston Police Department facilitated a very successful one-day seminar called “Winning the Battle” from The Pain Behind the Badge at the Hermiston Community Center on November 14th, 2012.  Clarke and Tracie Paris presented their information with incredible commitment and passion using the following as the basis for their work: “The #1 Cop Killer in the United States each year is officer suicide”

Hermiston Police News: Hermiston Officer Graduates from Academy

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Photo: In order from left to right is/are Lt. Travis Eynon, Chief Jason Edmiston, Officer Freddy Sotelo, and Lt. Darryl Johnson.The Hermiston Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Officer Freddy Sotelo from the Basic Police Class #332 in Salem, Oregon.

Hermiston Police News: Burglar Caught

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With the assistance of an alert citizen, members of the Hermiston Police Department were able to apprehend a person alleged to have been attempting to break into the Agape House located at 500 W. Harper Road in Hermiston.

Hermiston Police News: Suspects arrested on charges of Theft I, Criminal Mischief, and Graffiti

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On the 7th of November, 2012, Hermiston Police Department Officer Robinson received a call of suspicious persons in the area of W Joseph / SW 9th. Officer Robinson was initially unable to locate the subjects, but stayed in the area and eventually located three males, 19 year old Fernando Garcia, 18 year old Christopher Garcia and a 16 year old juvenile male that all reside at 1215 SW 11th #108.  When the subjects were contacted it was found they were in possession of several stolen items from vehicles.

Hermiston Police News: $500 Reward Offered for Information

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Photo: Click for larger imageThe Hermiston Police Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an unknown white male who attempted to rob a local convenience store on November 3rd, 2012, at approximately 10:15 AM.

Hermiston Police News: Alcohol furnished to minors

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On October 15th 2012, the Hermiston Police Department was advised of a possible underage alcohol consumption party having taken place in Hermiston on the night of October 5th.  The party was reported to have included several students involved in sports from the Umatilla High School.

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