Police News

Hermiston Police News: End of Year, New Goals

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The following table shows a 4-year snapshot of DUII enforcement and drug related charges by members of the Hermiston Police Department for the periods of January 1st through December 27th of each year:

Hermiston Police News: Reward being offered

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The Hermiston Police Department was contacted by a citizen (who wishes to remain anonymous) that would like to put in place a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of each person responsible for the robbery of the Westside 76 station on the 1st of December 2012.

The following press release was sent on the incident:

Hermiston Police News: New look at HPD

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The citizens we serve will notice a significant change in the appearance of the marked police vehicle purchased this year and those vehicle(s) purchased moving forward.  Former Chief of Police Andy Anderson instituted the previous decal package in 1996. 

A change with Ford Motor Company no longer building Crown Victoria’s for 2013, prompted an internal query of whether the department wanted to outfit the 2013 Ford Taurus with a new look to coincide with the significant difference in the body style of the vehicle.

Hermiston Police News: Robbery Investigation

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On the 1st of December 2012, at approximately 10:30 PM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department responded to the Westside 76 Station located at 710 W. Hermiston Ave. on a report of a robbery having just been committed.

Hermiston Police News: Alleged bank robber arrested again

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On the 30th of November 2012, at approximately 10:40 AM, detectives of the Hermiston Police Department located Austin J. Erickson at his residence, 1630 W. Sunland Avenue #D2, Hermiston. Detectives were looking for Erickson due to an active contempt of court warrant for his arrest stemming from a previous arrest of Mr. Erickson for his alleged involvement with the robbery of the Old West Federal Credit Union in February of this year.

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”

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