Hermiston Police News: Weekend Events

Release Date: 
06/21/2014

Pendleton duo arrested after suspicious activity call

On the 21st of June 2014, at approximately 6:20 PM, the Hermiston Police Department received a call about two males acting suspicious in the 800 block of South Highway 395.  An officer responded and contacted Christian D. Leach, 30 years of age and J. Maston Wornell, 34 years of age, both of Pendleton. 

Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the pair.  Leach was arrested on a Felony Parole violation warrant and also charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1000’ of a School, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Wornell was charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1000’ of a School, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon (spring loaded knife).

Both were lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.


Disturbance leads to arrest of trio

Members of the Hermiston Police Department responded to a report of a fight in the 1300 block of North 1st Street (Hwy 395) on June 22nd, 2014 at approximately 1:30 AM.  Prior to arriving, three subjects fled the scene in a Honda sedan.  With the assistance of the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle was located and the trio was contacted.

Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the following people:

Edgar H. Rivera 23 years of age of the 300 block of NW 12th Street, Hermiston, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Kevin R. Melendez 19 years of age of the 1000 block of 7th Street in Umatilla, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

A 17 year old Hermiston male residing in the 400 block of SW 11th Street, was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Pointing a Firearm at Another.

The adults were lodged at the county jail in Pendleton and the 17 year old was lodged in the juvenile facility.

"This department remains committed to impacting people such as this that choose to engage in unlawful behavior.  We appreciate the assistance of UCSO deputies on this matter" comments Chief Jason Edmiston.


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