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Public safety log for Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

So many arrests for driving under the influence, barking dogs prompted calls to police, and a bartender wanted help with disrespectful patrons

Published on October 23, 2017 2:23PM


11:16 a.m. - A Hermiston resident on Northwest Eucalyptus Drive told police the neighbor’s dogs are causing problems.

11:17 a.m. - Pendleton police responded to Southgate Mini Mart, 775 Southgate, Pendleton, for an assault in the workplace.

12:14 p.m. - Three barking dogs in Heppner at Northwest Church and Gale streets prompted a complaint to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies kept an ear open to deal with the situation during day and night shifts.

1:56 p.m.. - A woman in Hermiston went to the police department, 330 S. First St., and reported the theft of her new laptop from Hermiston High School.

2:55 p.m. - A caller reported a hunter outside Heppner on Highway 74 shot at a buck deer from the road, which is against Oregon law. The shooter was white, wore an orange vest and hat, had an average build and was in a newer Ford F150 pickup, possibly brown or gray. Sheriff’s deputies did not find the culprit.

3:47 p.m. - A caller asked for Hermiston police to send an officer because she wanted someone off the property after the person punched her in the face three times. The caller refused to provide a location.

4:01 p.m. - An Irrigon man on California Lane reported he left his vehicle for a repossession company, but his bank confirmed no one repossessed it. Someone may have stolen it, he added, and law enforcement in neighboring Umatilla County had contact with the pickup.

4:44 p.m. - Pendleton police received a report of possible elder abuse or neglect.

5:07 p.m. - A caller on South Franklin Street, Weston, reported an assault.

5:26 p.m. - A caller on Southeast Chase Street, Heppner, reported the burn he was controlling grew larger than he could handle.

9:24 p.m. - Police received a report of two males with open containers of alcohol were in a vehicle driving toward Umatilla on Highway 395 from Hermiston. Police did not find the suspects.

9:56 p.m. - Police responded to Northwest 12th Street, Hermiston, for a possible drunk driver and issued a warning.


7:51 a.m. - Pilot Rock police responded to Southwest Birch Street and Fourth Place for a disabled vehicle in the middle of the road.

3:44 p.m. - A Chevrolet Blazer rolled when getting off Interstate 84 near Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store, 78665 Tower Road, Boardman.

6:35 p.m. - One vehicle hit a power pole at Southwest Dorion Avenue and Eighth Street, Pendleton, but no one was injured.


1:35 a.m. - A caller reported a male and female fought outside the Shell station at 300 Highway 730, Irrigon, and the female earlier had a bruise on her face. Oregon State Police responded and advised the situation did not need further assistance.

6:01 a.m. - A woman reported the theft of her car from Hermiston Safeway parking lot, 990 S. Highway 395.

7:51 p.m. - Pendleton police received a report of domestic violence at a residence at Indian Hills Apartments, 1335 S.W. Second St., Pendleton.

11:47 p.m. - The bartender at the Knights Inn/Village Restaurant, 100 First St. N.W., Boardman, reported customers were being disrespectful and refusing to leave.



•Oregon State Police arrested Joseph Martin Sanders, 37, of Lake Stevens, Washington, for driving under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol). State police reported the Sanders was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe heading west on Interstate 84 near Pendleton when a trooper pulled him over for going 112 mph.


•Pendleton police arrested Ty A. Zeigler, 18, of Pilot Rock, for DUII.

•Hermiston police arrested Samantha Linn South, 22, of Hermiston, for possession of heroin.

•Hermiston police arrested Andrew Todd Strome, 32, of Hermiston, for first-degree criminal mischief (vandalism).


•Morrow County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ross Van Etta, 36, of Irrigon, for the domestic violence charge of fourth-degree assault, as well as on two warrants.

•Pendleton police arrested Jeffrey W. Bradbury, 49, of Pendleton, for DUII.

•Pendleton police arrested Conrad Wyss, 20, of Pendleton, for DUII.

•Hermiston police arrested Cody Levi Dorman, 26, of Hermiston, for DUII (controlled substance), possession of cocaine, possession of oxycodone and misdemeanor possession of a federally controlled substance.


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