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Public safety log for Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

Thieves hit Heppner and the Oregon Department of Transportation, and a distracted driver crashed but was not injured

Published on December 6, 2017 2:01PM


12:44 a.m. - Pendleton police received a report of suspicious activity at Southeast Isaac Avenue and Second Street involving two ”guys” who got out of a green car, possibly a Nissan Alitma, then walked through a neighbor’s property, and one of them may have had a knife.

9:01 a.m. - A caller reported spray paint graffiti and vandalism at the Main Street Park, Heppner.

11:51 a.m. - Staff at the Baltimore Apartments, 180 Baltimore St., Heppner, reported someone broke into a basement room and stole flashlights, a drill and more.

1:06 p.m. - An Irrigon resident on Wagon Wheel Loop reported a neighbor plugged an extension cord into her power and is stealing her electricity.

1:30 p.m. - The Oregon Department of Transportation was the victim of theft at a rock pit at the junction of Highway 730 and Highway 207. Oregon State Police reported the suspect or suspects stole 100 gallons of diesel fuel, $400 in hand tools and cut out and stole about 50 feet of 2-inch copper wire that has a replacement cost of $2,880.

2:19 p.m. - Distracted driving was the reason behind a crash on Highway 11 near Pendleton. Oregon State Police reported it was not a cellphone, however, that distracted the 18-year-old female from Athena. Even so, she drifted off the road in a red Chevrolet Cavalier, over-corrected and flipped the car. State police also reported she was not injured, but took an ambulance ride to the hospital as a precaution.

3:10 p.m. - A Hermiston man reported the theft of his Glock 19-mm pistol. He told Oregon State Police the crime occurred at his residence around September or October 2012.

Police have no suspects at this time.

3:15 p.m. - A caller told Hermiston police about finding a stack of identification and credit cards with different names in a garbage container on West Sunland Avenue.

3:34 p.m. - Another Hermiston caller reported suspicious activity on Southeast Crestline Drive involving a slow-going green van with its hood open. The caller said she talked to the driver, a man in his 20s or 30s, who said he thought his wife was cheating on him with someone in the area. She told him to get out of there.

5:42 p.m. - A criminal conviction for domestic violence assault prevented a 37-year-old man from buying a gun at Bi-Mart, 901 S.W. Emigrant Ave., Pendleton. Oregon State Police responded to the denial and advised the man not to buy a gun until after the four-year waiting period expires.


•The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 8:29 p.m. responded to the Long Branch Cafe & Saloon, 201 E. Main St., Weston, on a stalking complaint. Deputies arrested Raul Ureno Alvarez, 32, of 114 W. Water St., Weston, for interfering with a peace officer, second-degree trespass and stalking.


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