Hermiston Police News - Productive Street Crime Unit

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The Friday night (April 18th) shift for the Hermiston Police Department Street Crime Unit proved to be very productive with multiple arrests having been made.  The street crime unit consisting of Officer Will Jons and Chris McMahon were very busy with numerous foot chases where all suspects were caught and lodged in the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

  • Tyler Stone - 21 arrests/37 charges by Hermiston PD – Stone, 20 years of age of 610 NE 2nd Street #A, Hermiston, was contacted in the 300 block of E. Cherry Avenue around 5:10 p.m. and arrested for an active detainer warrant issued by Parole and Probation. 
  • Willie McLemore -16 arrests/89 charges by Hermiston PD – McLemore, 46 years of age a transient of the Pendleton/Hermiston area, was observed in a pickup in the area of E Ridgeway Ave and NE 7th Street around 7PM.  McLemore had two warrants for his arrest and fled on foot from the pickup.  McLemore was located at 716 E Ridgeway Ave and taken into custody.
  • Mitchell Thomas - 20 arrests/51 charges by Hermiston PD – Thomas, 25 years of age of 1985 Diagonal Blvd, Hermiston, was arrested after a short foot pursuit in the area of NW Spruce St. and W. May Ave at approximately 11:30PM.  Thomas had an active detainer warrant issued by Parole and Probation.  Thomas was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. 
  • Jeova Guzman - 16 arrests/71 charges by Hermiston PD and Carol Mendoza 17 arrests/38 charges by Hermiston PD – Guzman 24 years of age of 376 W Locust Ave, Hermiston, and Mendoza 23 years of age of 1110 8th Street, Umatilla, were both arrested at Stockman’s Steakhouse (1530 N. 1st Street) around 1:45AM after a short foot pursuit.  Officers recognized both and knew each had multiple arrest warrants.

“Though only the street crime unit is mentioned by name, the other members of the Hermiston Police Department to include officers and supervisors, are just as committed to working together to have positive impact on the citizens we serve.  Friday night was a great example of cleaning our streets of irresponsible and undesirable persons, ” reports Chief Jason Edmiston

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