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Public safety log for Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

Criminals in Texas apparently are not paying for fuel, and a raccoon contributed to a car crash.

Published on October 26, 2017 3:16PM


1:26 a.m. - A 20-something white man in a green Chevrolet pickup at the Pilot Travel Center, 2115 S. Highway 395, Stanfield, prompted a call to police for checking trash cans, “scoping out rigs in the area” and asking another person if he “had a crack pipe to load up.” Police did not find the suspect.

1:55 a.m. - A black Toyota pickup pulled up to a home on Southwest Eighth Place, Hermiston, and a person got out, stole an Everlast kickboxing bag and then sped off. The caller did not get the pickup’s license plate number.

2 a.m. - The Pendleton Fire Department responded to a fire in the pellet mill at Blue Mountain Lumber Products, 44112 Rieth Road, Pendleton. Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Penninger reported crews were on scene more than two hours extinguishing the blaze. The fire caused minimal structural damage and the cause is under investigation. He also stated no damage estimates were available.

9:27 a.m. - A person came to the Hermiston Police Department, 330 S. First St., and asked to speak to an officer about a criminal organization that has been fraudulent in paying for its fuel costs in Texas.

9:29 a.m. - Another person came into the Hermiston Police Department and reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle on Westview Drive and stole a backpack, which was full of college textbooks.

10:05 a.m. - Pendleton police took a complaint about stalking that occurred to an employee at St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton.

12:43 p.m. - Hermiston police received a report of someone using fraudulent checks at a coffee shop.

1:14 p.m. - A caller in Irrigon asked to speak to a Morrow County sheriff’s deputy about fraud happening to his mother.

4:18 p.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office took a report of possible mail theft on Buffalo Lane, Hermiston.

5:20 p.m. - Umatilla police received a report of possible animal neglect at Wildwood RV Park, 82280 Wildwood Lane.

6:24 p.m. - A Boardman man on Faler Road reported a woman hit and threatened him and popped his car tires. He also said she was at his residence and he wanted her to leave.

8:15 p.m. - An 18-year-old Boardman resident crashed his car while trying to avoid a raccoon.

Oregon State Police reported the crash occurred on Highway 730 near milepost 177 in Morrow County. The driver swerved when the raccoon entered the road and rolled the vehicle.

The driver and his passenger, a female, 20, also from Boardman, were uninjured.

9:07 p.m. - A Hermiston caller told police a kitten died after someone dumped it at a parking lot.

9:37 p.m. - Residents on Agnew Road, Hermiston, reported four or five people were prowling on their back field.



•Umatilla County law enforcement arrested Jeremy Leon Beard, 24, of Yakima, for possession of methamphetamine and felony probation violation.

•The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adrian Alberto Guerra, 28, of Hermiston, for unauthorized use of a vehicle and second-degree theft.

•The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rosario Androse Barrera, 35, no address provided, for second-degree burglary and first-degree attempted theft.


•Umatilla police arrested Vince Monroe Strong, 32, of 360 N.E. Sixth St., Irrigon, for first-degree criminal mischief, a class C felony. Umatilla County Circuit Court records show the charge is for damaging or destroying a window at a cost exceeding $1,000.

•Hermiston police arrested Sarah Anne Patrick, 27, of Umatilla, for third-degree assault.


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