Hermiston Police News: Zero Tolerance for (5) from out of town

Release Date: 
08/19/2013

On the 17th of August 2013, at approximately 8:40 PM, members of the Hermiston Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of West Hermiston Ave on a report of several males threatening people in the area.  Additional witnesses stated the males were leaving the area in a silver sedan.

Officers initiated a traffic stop on a 1997 Subaru Legacy (silver in color) with Oregon plates 012AMZ in the area of El Dorado Apartments (245 NW 11th Street).  Officers contacted (5) males inside the vehicle and observed numerous open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle as well as a .22 caliber handgun.

Subsequent investigation led to the following charges:

Edgar Gomez Garcia 19 years of age of 811 8th Street #A2, Umatilla, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Menacing, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol.  Garcia was lodged at the Umatilla County Jail.

Andres Campos 23 years of age of 1370 E Highway 730 #3, Irrigon, was charged with Providing Alcohol to Minors, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Operator’s License, and Driving Uninsured.  The vehicle was impounded by Bert’s Auto.

A 15 year old male residing at 340 Dean Ave #C, Umatilla, was charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol by Consumption.  The male was released to Leticia Chairez, 35 years of age, of that address.  Chairez was cited for Failure to Supervise a Minor.

A 15 year old male residing at 1631 3rd Street #B15, Umatilla, was charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol by Consumption.  The male was released to Ruben Andrade, 40 years of age, of that address.  Andrade was cited for Failure to Supervise a Minor.

A 16 year old male residing at 200 Madison St, Umatilla, was charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol by Consumption.  The male was released to Vicente Armenta, 52 years of age, of that address.  Armenta was cited for Failure to Supervise a Minor.

"Once again people are choosing to come to our town and engage in illegal activities and once again our officers did an outstanding job with a quick response and zero tolerance approach to this behavior.  We will continue to do everything legally possible to make it known our citizens will not stand for this," remarked Chief of Police Jason Edmiston."


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