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Public safety log for Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

Local police made two arrests for forgery, the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office cited two for dog problems, and a church was too loud

Published on November 30, 2017 3:14PM


9:38 a.m. - A 26-year-old man collapsed due to a back injury while working on a roof at a construction site on West Sperry Street, Heppner. The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Heppner ambulance and volunteer fire department with getting the man off the roof. The ambulance took him to Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Heppner.

10:21 a.m. - Milton-Freewater police took a report for the theft of items from Desires, the adult toy and smoking paraphernalia shop at 15 N. Columbia St.

11:01 a.m. - Residents on Alder Court, Stanfield, drew a complaint for shooting pellet or BB guns at a tree and fence in the neighbor’s backyard.

11:12 a.m. - A caller at McNary Heights Elementary School, 120 Columbia Ave., Umatilla, told police that men “the other morning” yelled at children as they walked to school.

12:02 p.m. - An electrical company’s work van ripped out a stop sign on Southeast Brandon Street, Irrigon, at the intersection with Utah Street. The caller who reported the incident said his friend has video of the incident. The caller also said he planned to complain to the company.

2:20 p.m. - Boardman-area residents near the bombing range off Tower Road could hear a couple of demolition explosions Friday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The time is weather dependent.

3:13 p.m. - Pendleton police responded to a fight at Grecian Heights Park, 1910 S.W. Athens Ave., Pendleton.

6:17 p.m. - An Irrigon resident on Southeast 10th Street complained that the nearby Columbia View Community Church, 1230 Highway 730, was too loud. She said she suffered from migraines and the noise from the church was “causing issues for her.”

9:16 p.m. - A caller on Baxter Road, Hermiston, reported the theft of two handguns, two rifles and one shotgun.


•The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office issued a citation for maintaining a dog as a public nuisance to a Heppner resident on the 100 block of North Main Street after her puppies entered a neighbor’s property. The sheriff’s office also cited an Irrigon resident for the same violation after a neighbor on Knapp Street reported a brindle pit bull attacked and may have killed her goat.

•Hermiston police arrested Danny Edgar Covarrubias, 25, of 38 Apple Court, Umatilla, for five counts of second-degree forgery and five counts of identity theft, along with one count each of first- and second-degree theft.

•Pendleton officers at 5:49 p.m. responded to a report of fraud at the Circle K, 335 S.E. Court Ave., and arrested Rebecca Jo Baker, 34, no address provided, for first-degree forgery, first-degree possession of a forged instrument, interfering with a peace officer and second-degree trespass.

•Oregon State Police arrested Edgar Armando Soto, 25, of Stanfield, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. The arrest came at about 9:50 p.m. when a trooper stopped a westbound Saturn Ion on Interstate 84 near milepost 153 for speeding at 92 mph on the 70 mph road. State police also reported Soto was “visibly intoxicated” and had a blood-alcohol level of .17 percent, more than twice the .08 percent legal limit.


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