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Public safety log for Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

A woman reported a possible Pendleton parking scam, and police catch a burglary suspect after he tangled with the property owner

Published on September 13, 2017 2:31PM

Last changed on September 13, 2017 3:52PM

TUESDAY


7:46 a.m. - An Irrigon woman reported someone broke into her vehicle on North First Street and stole her work bag and cash. The bag, the said, contained confidential information.

9:18 a.m. - A woman told Pendleton police she was the victim of a parking scam. She said she was at the Pendleton Wal-Mart, 2203 S.W. Court Ave., and a female told her she has to pay to park, so she paid, as did others. Parking at Wal-Mart is free for customers, and the caller said she wanted an officer to get back her money.

11:26 a.m. - A person asked to speak to Hermiston police about fraud on a company credit card.

2:37 p.m. - Another Irrigon resident reported a theft from their vehicle, this one on Northeast Fifth Street. The caller said someone stole his Toshiba laptop.

2:53 p.m. - An anonymous caller told law enforcement transients again set up a camp at Oxbow Park Trail 2 on West Elm Avenue and Northwest 11th Street near Good Shepherd Medical Center.

3:38 p.m. - An inmate in the Umatilla County Jail relayed a message to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office to have a deputy make sure no one has stolen his recreational vehicle.

5:24 p.m. - Pendleton police responded to Southwest 10th Street and Dorion Avenue for a collision between a car and bus from Kayak Public Transit.

6 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office received a request for extra patrols to curtail a vehicle prowler at Southwest Utah Avenue and South First Street, Irrigon.

6:08 p.m.- A caller told Hermiston police someone broke into and destroyed his travel trailer at a storage area on Highway 395.

10:19 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office took a report for vandalism at the Sinclair service station, 100 N. Main St., Boardman.

11:50 p.m. - Managers at the Marigold Hotel, 105 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton, told police a stranger was sleeping in their living room.


ARRESTS, CITATIONS


Tuesday

•Pendleton police cited Steve Walsborn, 62, of Pendleton, for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

•Pendleton police arrested Derek Ryan Miller, 35, of Pendleton, for felony domestic violence assault.

•Milton-Freewater police arrested Erasmo Garza, 58, no address provided, for possession of a stolen vehicle.

•Pendleton police reported offender Lancen Boyd Malone, 41, of Pendleton, found himself in the wrong trailer.

Police at about 8:20 p.m. responded to Fallen Field behind the Pendleton Round-Up Grounds after a caller said he caught someone trying to get into his trailer and had the suspect on the ground.

The owner caught Malone red-handed, according to statements from police, and the two men fought. Malone went for a knife with brass knuckle handle, police stated, but another person took the weapon from Malone.

Malone took a few punches in the fracas. After St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, cleared him, police booked him into the Umatilla County Jail for first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.

Malone has a long criminal history, according to Umatilla County Circuit Court records, and has cases pending for fleeing police and theft.



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