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Public safety log for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Published on December 25, 2017 2:53PM

Editor’s note: Due to the Christmas holiday, some agencies did not provide police logs by press time.


6:10 a.m. - A law enforcement officer advised the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office his patrol car had been hit by another vehicle at North Main and Northeast Front streets, Boardman.

6:45 a.m. - A resident of Washington Lane, Irrigon, told the Morrow County Sheriff’s Officer her friend thinks her husband was killed, and asked to speak to a deputy.

10:01 a.m. - A large hole was cut in a fence in the 900 block of Cowl Street, Milton-Freewater.

10:45 a.m. - A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy dispatched an injured duck owned by a resident of the Blue Spruce Apartments, 61228 Highway 207, Heppner.

1:47 p.m. - A woman reported her purse stolen from the 400 block of North Columbia Street, Milton-Freewater.

6:17 p.m. - A resident of Northwest Baltimore and Northwest Gale streets, Heppner, reported kids were running through the alley behind her home and spray painting her walls and vehicle.

9:07 p.m. - A man driving on South First Street and West Highway 730 in Irrigon almost hit a pedestrian wearing all black. The caller said no one was injured, but the man he almost hit wanted to start a fight, then left heading west. The caller requested contact from a Morrow County sheriff’s deputy at his home.

10:01 p.m. - Irrigon ambulance and fire crews and the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office reported to the area of Southeast Division Road and Hoop N Holler Lane, Irrigon, after a 17-year-old male rolled his parents’ Suburban. The young man declined medical assistance.


4:40 a.m. - Boardman ambulance and fire crews and Oregon State Police responded to a rollover accident on eastbound Interstate 84 near Boardman. One person was taken by ambulance to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston for treatment.

10:20 a.m. - A resident of Paterson Ferry Road, Irrigon, advised the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office his foster child stole a moped and he wanted to report it stolen. He said Umatilla police arrested the juvenile Thursday night and then released him to DHS.

10:37 a.m. - A woman rolled her pickup on Dee Cox Road north of Heppner and was taken to Pioneer Memorial Hospital for treatment by private vehicle.

12:23 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle that spun out on westbound Interstate 84 near Boardman and ended up in the median. There was no indication of injuries.


1:14 p.m. - A resident of Parkside Road, Boardman, reported a trespasser was cutting trees on the neighbor’s property.

3:45 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police were busy dealing with multiple accidents, slide-offs and reports of dangerous driving by semis on Interstate 84 near Boardman, Highway 207 near Echo and Heppner, and in and around Irrigon through about 9:30 p.m.

5:55 p.m. - A resident of East Second Street, Ione, reported a transformer on fire in the alley behind her home. The Ione Fire Department and Columbia Basin Electric Co-Op responded.

5:58 p.m. - A white pickup struck an ambulance on East Highway 730, Irrigon, and kept driving. Morrow County sheriff’s deputies were unable to locate the hit-and-run driver.



•Milton-Freewater police arrested Luis Vazquez Mendez, 27, address not provided, for driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.

•Umatilla Tribal Police arrested Ryan Tyler Patrick, 32, of Pendleton, for dangerous drugs and criminal activity in drugs, both felonies, and on multiple warrants.


•Hermiston police arrested Zeus Moses Gutierrez, 37, Connell, Wash., for second-degree theft, second-degree possession of forged instrument, giving false information, felony possession of methamphetamine and on a warrant.


•Pendleton police arrested Brandy Nichole Thompson, 29, Jefferson, Ore., for second-degree trespass and felony possession of methamphetamine.

•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steve Allen Steele, 73, of Hermiston, for third-degree assault and menacing.


•Oregon State Police arrested Devin Dixon, 27, no address provided, for driving under the influence of intoxicants.


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