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Public safety log for Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

The nephew blamed his aunt for a car break-in, an elk hunter had a bit of a bummer harvest, and two people were in all-terrain vehicle crashes

Published on October 30, 2017 1:58PM

Last changed on October 30, 2017 5:18PM


3:10 a.m. - Hermiston police responded to North McNary Street on a report of a prowler in a carport but did not find a suspect.

7:54 a.m. - A caller reported the theft of a truck and trailer from Tum A Lum Road, Milton-Freewater.

8:33 a.m. - One hunter struck good fortune and bad luck at the same time.

Oregon State Police reported the man shot a five-point bull elk and was field dressing it off Albee Road near Ukiah and found several old wounds oozing pus. A state police trooper inspected the animal and determined the meat was probably spoiled. The hunter decided to use his tag so he could keep the rack of antlers.

11:01 a.m. - A caller told Milton-Freewater police someone stole the stereo from his vehicle on the 1300 block of South Main Street.

12:39 p.m. - Umatilla police received a report of someone dumping bicycle frames into the dumpster at Umatilla RV Park, 1551 Sixth St.

1:41 p.m. - A Hermiston man on East Wilshire Avenue asked to speak to police about someone breaking into his car and stealing the dealership papers and some change. He said his aunt left his car unlocked.

2:55 p.m. - Hermiston police received a call from a wife concerned about her husband’s behavior. She said he yelled at her after she told him she wanted to get her own place, and he took a car that is in both their names. She asked for advice on what to do.

4:06 p.m. - Umatilla police responded to Umatilla High School, 1460 Seventh St., because a belligerent soccer spectator refused to leave.

6:50 p.m. - Umatilla police took a report for a burglary on El Monte Street.

8:55 p.m. - Stanfield police responded to the 500 block of South Main Street, Stanfield, for a woman jumping into traffic. Officers did not find the suspect.


1:38 a.m. - A resident on Walla Walla River Road, Milton-Freewater, reported someone burglarized his house.

10:13 a.m. - The Heppner ambulance service received a call-out for a 14-year-old boy who flipped a four-wheeler on U.S. Forest Service Road 21 at the Morrow County Off-Highway Vehicle Park. The teen has severe leg pain, the caller reported, but received some treatment. The ambulance took the boy to Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Heppner.

4:39 p.m. - A caller on Columbia Lane, Irrigon, reported someone slashed her tires.

7:25 p.m. - Law enforcement received a report of two or three people fighting on East Hurlburt Avenue, Hermiston.


1:32 a.m. - And a caller reported several people were fighting on East Main Street, Hermiston.

8:51 a.m. - An Irrigon resident on Northwest Oregon Avenue reported a large steer — 4,000 pounds — was in her backyard and butting up against her trees. The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded and helped get the steer back where it belonged.

3:13 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a man on a four-wheeler harassed a Heppner woman on horseback and threatened to shoot her. The sheriff’s office took a report.

5:25 p.m. - A caller reported someone entered his workers’ house on the 500 block of County Road, Milton-Freewater, and stole cash and cellphones.



•Hermiston police arrested Shawn Michael Chandler, 39, of Hermiston, for first-degree trespassing, second-degree theft, two misdemeanor warrants and four felony warrants, including for failure to appear in an identity theft case.

•Oregon State Police arrested John Paul Foley, 40, of Elma, Washington, for driving under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol).


•Umatilla tribal police arrested Jacob Lee Wilson, 28, no address provided, for carrying a concealed weapon, theft, and dangerous drugs.

•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lloyd James Humbert Jr., 55, of 1171 Walnut St., Milton-Freewater, for first-degree theft, third-degree theft and credit card fraud (counterfeit/forgery).

•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Derek Bradford Jeppeson, 36, of 2700 S.W. Goodwin Ave., Apt. 10, Pendleton, for menacing, harassment, third-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and assaulting a public safety officer.

•Hermiston police arrested Alvaro Enrique Cardenas, 24, of 975 W. Ridgeway Ave., Apt. 9, Hermiston, for misdemeanor and felony attempt to elude, resisting arrest, driving while suspended/revoked, second-degree trespass and third-degree criminal mischief (vandalism).

• Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Erica Madrigal, 23, for DUII, possession and delivery of cocaine and heroin and possession of illegal fireworks.


•Umatilla tribal police arrested Sergio Lopez Jr., 25, no address provided, for DUII and resisting arrest.


•Hermiston police arrested Jason Monroe Simpkins, 30, of 638 N.E. Dakota Court, Hermiston, for first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief.


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