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Public safety log for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

Two men suffered minor injuries in a crash, The Joker went missing, and a Halloween decoration led to a 911 call

Published on November 1, 2017 2:35PM

Last changed on November 1, 2017 6:02PM


9:23 a.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office took a report for a burglary at Steve’s Assured Security Storage, 80886 N. Highway 395, Hermiston.

12:12 p.m. - A person asked to speak to a Hermiston officer about being blackmailed via Facebook.

1:34 p.m. - A man from Minnesota called the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and asked about sex offender registration in Oregon.

2:46 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office received a request to check on the welfare of an elderly Boardman resident who may be the victim of theft and abuse.

3:29 p.m. - Two drivers suffered minor injuries in a crash on Interstate 84, Pendleton.

Oregon State Police reported Paul F. Brauer, 84, of Boring, was heading east in a Volkswagen Beetle when he lost control near milepost 210, crossed the median and collided with a westbound Ford Explorer.

Ambulances took Brauer and the Ford’s driver, Marcus A. Nelson, 33, of Hermiston, to St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton. The hospital treated and released Nelson, according to state police, but kept Brauer overnight for observations. He is the father of Umatilla County Circuit Judge Christopher Brauer.

The Pendleton Fire Department, Oregon State Police, and other agencies responded to the crash, which slowed traffic along the westbound lanes for around an hour.

5:47 p.m. - Pilot Rock police issued a warning to a dog owner for the pet biting someone.

6:48 p.m. - A Umatilla caller on Eighth Street reported a break-in and theft of tools and materials.

7:12 p.m. - Hermiston police received a report that a 6-year-old girl went missing while trick-or-treating. She was dressed as the superhero villain The Joker but with two ponytails. She was found back at her vehicle within one minute of the report.

9:20 p.m. - Pendleton police responded to a report of a fight outside Bi-Mart, 901 S.W. Emigrant Ave.

9:32 p.m. - Pendleton police checked out a possible bomb threat at Brownfield Park, 12 S. Main St. Officers found a Halloween ornament was knocked over and not a bomb.


•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nathan Daniel Spencer, 19, of Athena, for felony strangulation, and misdemeanors of menacing and harassment

•Hermiston police arrested Rachel Elizabeth Collyer, 33, of Hermiston, for possession of methamphetamine and a post-prison supervision sanction.


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