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Public safety log for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

Umatilla police cracked down on parking in one neighborhood, and a Hermiston resident wanted to know when it’s OK to shoot a cat

Published on November 17, 2017 8:46PM


5:48 a.m. - Boardman fire and the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to eastbound Interstate 84 near Boardman for a semitrailer with an axle on fire.

8:38 a.m. - A caller to Hermiston police asked for information on the laws about the legal age to smoke marijuana.

9:22 a.m. - The driver of a Peterbilt semi eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 234 tried to miss vehicles stopped on the icy road due to an earlier crash. The semi driver swerved toward the median, and the trailer jackknifed and swiped the side of another semi stopped in the slow lane.

Oregon State Police reported all vehicles drove from the scene.

10:55 a.m. - Better park right in the Umatilla neighborhood of Dark Canyon and Bridgeport avenues. A city police officer wrote tickets there on six vehicles for prohibited parking, cited another for parking the wrong way and gave warnings to two others.

1:38 p.m. - A Umatilla resident at Country Club Manor Apartments, 605 Umatilla Ave., reported her “ex” took her car without her permission and refuses to return it.

2:35 p.m. - Cats and birds prompted a Hermiston resident to call police. She said she feeds birds at her home on Yucca Avenue, and the neighbors have four cats that sometime come into her yard and kill the birds. She asked if she could shoot the cats if they are on her property.

3:57 p.m. - A 911 caller reported a road rage incident at East Punkin Center Road and Highway 395, Hermiston.

4:48 p.m. - A driver in Heppner asked the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office to send someone to talk to three third-graders who were unattended and ran through traffic.


6:49 a.m. - One vehicle lost control at East Crockett Road and Highway 11, Milton-Freewater, and collided with a silver Pontiac Grand Prix.



•Milton-Freewater police arrested Stephanie Marie Costa, 22, of Milton-Freewater, for second-degree assault related to domestic violence.


•Pendleton police arrested Brooklin Paige Melson, 21, of Hermiston, for heroin possession, methamphetamine possession and hindering prosecution.


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