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Public safety log for Friday, May 18, 2018

Cows tangle up Morrow County traffic, and scammers get yet another

Published on May 17, 2018 3:20PM


Noon - A woman cleaning up a property on South Main Street, Heppner, asked the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office for extra patrols in the area because of “a lot of unsavory individuals going by” her residence.

4:31 p.m. - Heppner fire crews were dispatched to a fire at a home at Lakeview Heights on Willow Creek Road. The caller said the flames were out but the ceiling was melting and the fire sprinkler was going off.

7:36 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a man on Northeast Fifth Street, Irrigon, was being hostile and the female resident of the house had put his things outside in the yard. The man had left before sheriff’s deputies arrived.


3:36 p.m. - Two teenage girls parked at the Irrigon Marina on Northeast Seventh Street, then sped off but left debris and damage behind, a caller complained. Morrow County sheriff’s deputies took a report


12:47 a.m. - Hermiston police received a report of a vehicle break-in on Southeast Ninth Street. A second break-in was reported at 9:05 a.m. by a resident of West Quince Avenue, and a third at 1:02 p.m. on Southwest Ninth Place.

1:09 a.m. - A man driving on Toms Camp Road and Kunze Lane, Boardman, called the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office after he hit a cow in the road. The man said he didn’t hit the cow very hard and there were no injuries, and the cow was not deceased.

2:14 a.m. - In a second cow-related traffic incident, a man driving on Highway 74 west of Lexington almost hit 2-3 cows in the roadway, his dispatcher told a Morrow County sheriff’s deputy.

10:16 a.m. - Scammers relieved another victim of $1,000, a resident of East Hurlburt Avenue admitted to Hermiston police.

11:52 a.m. - A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy was called to Irrigon Elementary School for a reported minor in possession.

12:23 p.m. - A resident of Southwest Nevada Avenue, Irrigon, reported a formerly neglected pregnant Chihuahua was now being abused by the neighbor’s son, and requested contact from a Morrow County sheriff’s deputy.

12:36 p.m. - A man called the Umatilla police to report a vehicle he left at Hot Rod Auto on Sixth Street with a deposit for a year’s storage was gone and the business was empty.

12:42 p.m. - Umatilla County sheriff’s deputies investigated a reported theft at Pilot Truck Stop, 2115 S. Highway 395, Stanfield.

2:02 p.m. - Umatilla police investigated a vehicle break-in at Southridge Apartments, 1330 Fifth St.

4:37 p.m. - Another scam was reported to Hermiston police by a resident of Northeast Alora Drive.

7:54 p.m. - Boardman fire crews were called to a fast-moving grass fire across from Calbee North America, Lewis and Clark Drive, Boardman.


1:21 a.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Department investigated a report of a man lying in the middle of the road at Miller Road and Wilson Lane, Boardman.


•The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mason Lee Alcala Kennedy, age and address not provided, for felony fourth-degree assault and for the domestic violence charge of strangulation.

•Hermiston police arrested Brady Lee Faircloth, 32, address not provided, for possession of a stolen vehicle (2 counts), unauthorized use of vehicle and on a parole/LSA violation, all felonies.

•Pendleton police arrested Ronald Patrick Sims, 74, address not provided, on two charges of felony first-degree sexual abuse and for public indecency.

•Pendleton police arrested Brandon Glenn Anderson, 29, address not provided, for second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of methamphetamine, all felonies, and a misdemeanor charge of carrying concealed weapons.


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