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Public safety log for Friday, July 14, 2017

Harassment was a common problem Wednesday, and a Pendleton man faces four counts stemming from acts of domestic violence

Published on July 13, 2017 6:05PM

Last changed on July 13, 2017 9:02PM


11:10 a.m. - Staff at the Pilot Rock Market, 168 N.W. Birch St., Pilot Rock, reported a woman harassed them. Police showed up, and the business banned the woman for life.

11:24 a.m. - A Stanfield resident on West Furnish Avenue reported the theft of her shovel from her porch. She also said the culprit may be getting into her refrigerator at night. She said she would like the shovel back.

11:53 a.m. - The operators of Murray’s Drug Inc., 217 N. Main St., Heppner, reported a trailer in the back lot blocked part of their property.

12:07 p.m. - A caller told the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office an older man was sitting by himself in a red vehicle at the Irrigon Skate Park and he might be a pedophile.

12:50 p.m. - The goat on the garage side of a house on Northwest Water Street, Heppner, “wrapped itself up,” a caller said, and could not get to its water.

3:48 p.m. - Pendleton police took a report of criminal mischief at the Umatilla County Courthouse, 216 S.E. Fourth St.

4:58 p.m. - Pendleton police responded to Dairy Queen, 1415 S.W. Court Ave., Pendleton, after a possible member of the Rainbow Family harassed a local man for a cigarette. The victim told the East Oregonian that the stranger even tried to fight him, and the person has harassed the crew at the Dairy Queen.

9:38 p.m. - Hermiston police received a report from a business at the Hermiston Plaza about a “white male covered in tattoos” who employees asked to leave for loitering. He was upset when he left because he hid clothing in a fitting room. The caller also was concerned for the safety of employees.


•Pendleton police arrested Nathaniel Lewis Eickstaedt, 21, of Pendleton, after responding to a report of domestic violence. According to court records, the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office brought initial charges against Eickstaedt of strangulation and two counts of fourth-degree assault, all domestic violence crimes against the same victim. The district attorney also charged him with second-degree mischief for grabbing prescription eyeglasses from the victim’s face, squeezing them and throwing them to the ground.

Eickstaedt remains in the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton, in lieu of $80,000 bail.


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