Hermiston Police News: Weekend Events

Release Date: 
04/07/2014

On the 5th of April 2014 at approximately 2:30 AM, officers of the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to the area of Elm Avenue and North Highway 395 on a report of a male brandishing a weapon at another male.  Officers arrived within minutes and located Kevin Besler, 20 years of age, of 405 SW 11th Street #50, Hermiston, in the area of North Highway 395 and W. Cherry Ave.

Besler, who matched the physical description of the person reported to be with a weapon, was taken into custody without incident.  During his detainment, a black BB gun resembling a handgun fell to the ground from his vest.

Besler was charged with Menacing and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree before being lodged in the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.


On the 5th of April 2014 at approximately 12:45 PM, a 16 year old Hermiston male was taken into custody for his involvement with vandalism done to Funland Park.  The 16 year old used a black marker to canvass the playground equipment with symbols and drawings.

The boy was charged with Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Unlawfully Applying Graffiti before being released to his mother.  The mother, Jamie Emerson, 36 years of age, of 1315 NE Misty Drive, Hermiston, was charged with Failure to Supervise a Child.

Hermiston Parks and Recreation Department will be removing the graffiti from the park.


On the 6th of April 2014 at approximately 2:15 AM, the Hermiston Police Department Street Crime Unit attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation in the area of NE 6th St and E Catherine Ave.  After following the vehicle (at slow speeds) into the Dun Rollin Trailer Park (445 E. Jennie Ave), the driver eventually stopped his 1997 Honda Accord and complied with the officers.

Morgan J. Campbell, 38 years of age, listed as transient of the Hermiston/Pendleton area, was taken into custody and charged with Attempt to Elude Police, Failure to Carry or Present License, Unlawful Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana, and (3) traffic violations.

Campbell was processed at the Hermiston Police Department before being lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.


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