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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.

Hermiston Police News: Persistence pays off in arrest and recovery of stolen goods.

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On the 30th of September 2012, at approximately 5:15 PM, Officer Josh Roberts of the Hermiston Police Department responded to and investigated a report of an unlocked van as having been entered unlawfully while parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot.  The owner of the van reported he was missing a bag containing camera equipment valued at approximately $1000, a set of binoculars, and 9mm pistol.

Hermiston Police News: Alleged burglar/car thief arrested

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Members of the Hermiston Police Department located a stolen vehicle at 2195 N. 1st Street on September 15th, some 3 hours after it was reported as missing from a garage in the 600 block of NE Willow Court.  During the course of that investigation it was discovered the residence where the vehicle was stolen from was also entered and a gaming system was taken.

Hermiston Police News: Trio arrested and lodged

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With the assistance of Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office deputies, officers of the Hermiston Police Department dealt with a very well-known group of individuals during a traffic stop this past Sunday morning at 12:50 AM. 

A 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Tirso Garcia Lopez, 19 years of age, of 80780 Kik Road, Hermiston, was stopped in the Safeway parking lot.  During the course of the stop, a loaded .22 handgun and a knife were located and seized as evidence.

The following charges were filed as a result of the interaction:

Hermiston Police News: Hermiston PD busy with impaired drivers

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Officers of the Hermiston Police Department were busy this weekend dealing with impaired drivers.  With both officers working normal patrol and some officers dedicated in an overtime capacity with funding from the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, (8) DUII arrests in the span of approximately 36 hours were made.


Hermiston Police News: Prescription Drug Drop-Box Received via Grant

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On the 15th of August 2012, the Hermiston Police Department in conjunction with the office of the city manager and the wastewater department received a grant for a prescription drug box from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI).

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