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Public Safety Log: Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

Published on January 1, 2018 1:51PM

Editor’s note: Due to the holiday, not all law enforcement agencies provided police logs.


7:55 a.m. - A Heppner resident reported a man sitting on the curb on Southeast Chase Street and talking to himself didn’t appear to be dressed for the weather. A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy was unable to find the man.

8:35 a.m. - A resident of Paul Smith Road, Boardman, reported a prowler left footprints in the snow and removed a window screen sometime Wednesday, but nothing appeared to have been taken and the home was not entered. She requested extra patrols of the area by a Morrow County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

11:41 a.m. - Another attempted burglary was reported to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, this time at Heppner Day Care, 330 N.W. Gale St. The reporter said someone tried to get in the back door and the shed door was almost completely torn off.

11:49 a.m. - A tailgate was reported stolen from a pickup on Northwest Baltimore Street, Heppner.

8:38 p.m. - A Ford F150 pickup driven by a Walla Walla man on Robbins Street, Milton-Freewater, didn’t make it around a corner and slid into the canal at Canal Street. No injuries were reported.

9:42 p.m. - A “big boom” was reported near A.C. Houghton Elementary School, 1105 N. Main Ave., Irrigon, and the caller did not believe the noise came from a vehicle or a firearm. The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office was unable to locate the source of the sound.

11:36 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office was alerted that staff at Bucknum’s Tavern, 152 N. Main St., Heppner, had broken up a fight and several people were now allegedly driving drunk.


7:41 a.m. - A Christmas light show valued at $40 was reported stolen from a residence on Northwest Shobe Street, Heppner.

9:49 a.m. - A business in the 900 block of South Mill Street, Milton-Freewater, reported a break-in.

10:46 a.m. - A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy talked to two people at the Boardman Marina after the woman was reportedly screaming, “You’re going to kill us both!”

10:59 a.m. - A vehicle hit a fence in the 100 block of Poplar Street, Milton-Freewater, and kept going, the owner of the fence told Milton-Freewater police.


4:36 a.m. - A resident of the 100 block of Northeast Seventh Avenue, Milton-Freewater, reported his vehicle stolen. The Milton-Freewater police later located the vehicle.

1:19 p.m. - Runaway juveniles from La Grande were picked up by a Morrow County sheriff’s deputy after a caller reported they would be showing up at the Heppner Shell Station, 329 N. Main St., to catch a ride.

9:13 p.m. - Irrigon ambulance and fire crews were called to a house fire across from the Irrigon Moose Lodge.

10:31 p.m. - A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy assisted a women who had rolled her vehicle and was trapped inside. She was uninjured and the deputy helped her get home.



•Umatilla tribal police arrested Matthew James Wissman, 24, address not provided, on charges of possession, manufacture and delivery of heroin, and a misdemeanor count of aggravated fourth-degree assault.

•Aaron Eagle Watchman, 36, address not provided, was arrested by Umatilla tribal police for criminal use of drugs, a felony, and misdemeanor resisting arrest.


•Umatilla tribal police arrested Jonathan Thomas Tate, 19, address not provided, for driving under the influence of intoxicants and minor in possession of alcohol.

•Kasey Shawn Pankey, 26, address not provided, was arrested by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office on felony charges of attempted second-degree assault and coercion (aggravated assault), and misdemeanor charges of menacing and reckless endangerment.


•The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dylan Michael Botti, 20, address not provided, for aggravated fourth-degree assault and harassment (offensive physical contact).

•The Union County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jerardo P. Sital, 19, address not provided, in Hermiston on felony charges of unauthorized use of vehicle, hindering prosecution, criminal conspiracy and attempt to commit crime, and misdemeanor charges of unauthorized entry of motor vehicle, interfering with a peace officer and second-degree criminal trespass.

•Dustin Charles Dyer, 24, address not provided, was arrested by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office for second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy, second-degree sexual abuse (rape), second-degree unlawful sexual penetration, and unauthorized use of vehicle, all felonies, and on a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant.

•Hermiston police arrested Christian Garcia Hernandez, 21, address not provided, for second-degree assault.


•Montaylor Sunshine Fuentes, 19, address not provided, was arrested by Umatilla tribal police for felony attempt to elude police and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, reckless driving and minor in possession of alcohol.


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