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Public safety log for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

Vehicle theft at the Hinkle Rail Yard, and police looked for the a dump truck driver after a crash

Published on October 27, 2017 3:43PM


2 a.m. - Union Pacific Railroad staff reported someone broke into a new vehicle on a rail car at the Hinkle Rail Yard, 77870 Hermiston Hinkle Road, Hermiston. Union Pacific reported no company detectives were in the area. The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office responded and took a report

2:28 a.m. - A resident on East Columbia Lane, Hermiston, reported a dog was in his yard and may have killed his chickens. He said the white Labrador lives down the street and has done this before.

6:53 a.m. - Oregon State Police responded to a crash on Highway 395 near Power City Road, Hermiston. The driver of a Chrysler Town and Country rammed into the rear of a white dump truck pulling a pup trailer. The Chrysler’s driver and passenger, Irrigon residents in their 70s, both suffered minor injuries and went to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston, for treatment.

Witnesses told state police the dump truck has no markings, and the driver stopped for a while, then left before first responders arrived. The trooper contacted several local companies that own dump trucks, according to state police, but did not find the vehicle.

10:41 a.m. - Three dogs showed up at the Northwestern Motel & RV Park, 389 Main St., Heppner, prompting a call to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office. One of the dogs, according to the caller, appeared “to be somewhat aggressive.”

3:35 p.m. - Milton-Freewater police responded to the 600 block of College Street after a vehicle struck a trash can. The driver reported swerving to miss an oncoming vehicle on the narrow street. No one was injured and police did not report writing any citations.

3:48 p.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male shooting at a residence on Rayton Lane, Hermiston.

5:31 p.m. - A caller reported the theft of a vehicle at J.A. Almaguer Jr. Trucking, 1635 N. First St., Hermiston.

5:48 p.m. - A caller reported an eastbound Ford Explorer on Interstate 84 near Boardman was “all over the road,” and the driver was on a cellphone.

6:34 p.m. - Umatilla police received a 911 call that a man and woman were fighting at the liquor store, 1508 Sixth St.

9:51 p.m. - A 25-year-old Boardman woman heading west on I-84 near Boardman struck a tire in the road. A tow truck hauled away her Kia Optima, Oregon State Police reported, and she was uninjured.


•Pendleton police arrested Jessica Maria Picard, 31, Hermiston, for fourth-degree assault, menacing, and second-degree theft.

•Umatilla tribal police arrested Anthony Michael Stalder, 24, of Walla Walla, for possession of methamphetamine, third-degree escape, resisting arrest and second-degree disorderly conduct.


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