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Public safety log for Friday, May 19, 2017

More problem dogs, a man fled police for now, and drug crimes are not what they used to be

Published on May 18, 2017 4:37PM


6:54 a.m. - Pendleton police took a report from a resident at Shadeview Mobile Home & RV Park, 1417 S.W. 37th St., who said a female came onto her property and took her flower pots and brooms.

7:20 a.m. - A Pendleton father told police someone was contacting his daughter at her elementary school.

7:38 a.m. - Staff at Calpine Corp., 78910 Simplot Road, Hermiston, reported a drunk driver in the area.

9:05 a.m. - Pilot Rock police looked into a situation of loose dogs using the city park as a restroom and turning the grass yellow.

9:30 a.m. - A Umatilla resident on Alder Avenue asked to speak to an officer about a dog that is a continual problem in the neighborhood.

10:17 a.m. - An Irrigon man on Southwest Wyoming Avenue reported the neighbor’s dog attacked one of his ducks, which may require medical attention.

1:21 p.m. - A woman on Southeast Court Street, Heppner, reported a man refuses to leave the residence. She said she hit him with a set of keys and he hit her with a water bottle, but now they are just arguing.

5:28 p.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle striking the front of the Chuckwagon Cafe, 81027 N. Highway 395, Hermiston, and then taking off.

9:07 p.m. - Stanfield police responded to the Pilot Travel Center, 2115 S. Highway 395, Stanfield, for an intoxicated man.

9:18 p.m. - An Ione mother told the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office she is concerned for her children when they stay with their father because the 11-year-old has to take care of the 8-year-old, who has diabetes.

11:50 p.m. - Oregon State Police responded to help the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrest Joshua McNeil, 34, at the Taj Food Mart, 84802 Highway 11, Milton-Freewater, on charges of domestic violence assault, strangulation and menacing. Once he saw the officers, he fled in a maroon Ford F150 pickup, state police reported.

Police pursued McNeil about a quarter of a mile on Highway 11, then he drove into a pasture near milepost 34, broke a fence and got the pickup stuck. But he took off running.

The landowner met police in the field and fixed the fence, and officers notified a supervisor the pickup was not going anywhere due to the amount of water and mud it was in.

Police also plan to arrest McNeil for attempting to elude, reckless driving and criminal mischief.


•Hermiston police arrested Joshua Phillip Miltenberger, 24, of Hermiston, on warrants for failure to appear and violating probation, as well as charges of third-degree theft and identity theft.

•Oregon State Police reported a trooper at 7:55 p.m. stopped a Mitsubishi Outlander for speeding eastbound on Interstate 84 about two miles from Pendleton. The trooper contacted the driver, William R. Salaam, 25, of Ontario, and saw “numerous criminal indicators,” according to state police, and smelled fresh marijuana. That led the trooper to search the vehicle and find four pounds of pot.

The trooper cited Salaam and passenger Jarbaren M. Terrell, 25, for possession of 32-64 ounces of marijuana.

The days of police traffic stops leading to jail time for drug possession seem so over in Oregon.

•Oregon State Police arrested Michael Robert Carlson, 51, of Stanfield, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. State police reported his blood-alcohol level was .23 percent, just shy of three times the legal limit of .08 percent.

•The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 11:20 p.m. about shots fired on North Golda Road, Hermiston. Deputies responded and arrested Michael Shane Marion, 41, of 81384 N. Golda Road, for making a false report.


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