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Public safety log for Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

Sheriff’s deputy doubled as social worker, and burglars hit cabins on Weston Mountain

Published on August 6, 2018 3:52PM


5:51 a.m. - A caller reported a female sleeping in a van at the soccer field near the elementary school in Irrigon. Morrow County sheriff’s deputies responded and trespassed two people from the school.

7 a.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office took a report for a vehicle theft from Highway 332 and Edwards Road, Milton-Freewater.

9:19 a.m. - Emergency services responded to Northeast Third Street, Irrigon, for a 43-year-old woman who was drunk, passed out, fell and was on the running board of a vehicle. The Irrigon ambulance took her to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston.

10:15 a.m. - The renter of a storage unit on the 1800 block of North First Place told police someone broke into her storage unit.

11:18 a.m. - Grass caught fire at Highway 730 and Diagonal Road, Umatilla.

12:26 p.m. - Pendleton police received a 911 report of a prowler trying to break into a gray Suzuki SUV behind the Episcopal Church of The Redeemer, 241 S.E. Second St., Pendleton.

12:55 p.m. - A caller on the 300 block of Raspberry Loop, Milton-Freewater, reported someone stole his vehicle during the night.

6:41 p.m. - A Heppner woman told the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office she received harassing and threatening texts.

11:43 p.m. - A caller reported a man assaulted a female in a vehicle at Pendleton Market, 2101 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton.


9:38 a.m. - Residents at Sagebrush RV Park on North Sherman Street, Stanfield, reported the neighbor’s dogs were out again and chased his cats.

9:54 a.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office dealt with parents in a dispute. A man reported his child’s mother called continuously to harass him, their child did not want to talk to the mother on the phone, and there is an Oregon Department of Human Services protective custody order in place. A deputy talked to the parents as someone at DHS, and the parents agreed not to contact each other as often.

10:38 a.m. - Stanfield police were at 3D Idapro on Hoosier Lane for more odor complaints.

10:51 a.m. - Owners of a cabin on Rommel Lane, Weston, reported someone broke in, smashed windows and stole vehicles. This was the first of several burglaries the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is investigating along Highway 204 and Tollgate area on Weston Mountain.

The sheriff’s office in a written statement reported the thieves made off with a two-tone gray 1989 Ford F250 extended cab diesel pickup, snowmobiles, firearms and other property. The law enforcement agency also is asking the public to report any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area and would like property owners on Weston Mountain to check their properties and report any thefts.

The sheriff’s office emphasized to not place information on Facebook, but instead call its 24-hour dispatch center at 541-966-3651.

11:30 p.m. - Hermiston police took a report for an assault on the 600 block of West Hermiston Avenue.


1:28 a.m. - A caller reported a person on the ground at Northeast Sixth Street and East Gladys Avenue, Hermiston.

8:08 a.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and Boardman police responded to Summit Lane, Boardman, on a call about a man and woman in a physical fight. She left the area, and the man said they were only in a verbal argument.

2:26 p.m. - A caller reported someone left bullet casings all over the shooting ranger on Rippee Road, Boardman, and it was probably the person there before him.

5:44 p.m. - An Ione caller asked about having Morrow County Sheriff Ken Matlack talk to parents and juveniles about the consequences of underage driving.

4:54 p.m. - Pendleton police responded to the parking lot of Walmart, 2203 S.W. Court Ave., on a report of two young boys alone in a white van for more than 30 minutes. Police warned the adults for leaving the boys in the van.

8:15 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and Boardman police responded to the area of Driftwood RV Park on West Kunze Lane, Boardman, for a man kicking a woman. Law enforcement separated the pair for the night.

9:04 p.m. - Heppner residents on Southeast Chase Street reported a female with a baseball bat opened the door, said something, then closed the door. She was not aggressive but seemed to be high on drugs.

9:04 p.m. - Hermiston police responded to an assault on the 400 block of East Highland Avenue.



•Pendleton police arrested Terry Andrew Ray, 27, no address available, for first-degree theft.


•Oregon State Police arrested Edwin Phillip Himmerich, 46, of Stanfield, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. State court records show this is his second DUII in five years in Umatilla County.

•Pendleton police arrested Wayne Daniel Swanson, 33, of Pendleton, for DUII.

•The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested JC Samuel Thompson, 23, of 82276 Hat Rock Road, Unit 18, Hermiston, for felony driving while suspended/revoked, felony DUII and contempt of court.

•Oregon State Police arrested Steven Dick Arbogast, 47, of Pendleton, for DUII and driving while suspended/revoked. The trooper also cited Arbogast for violating the basic rule, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, and refusing to provide a breath sample.


•Pendleton police arrested Shireese Dean Minthorn, 27, of Pendleton, for unauthorized use of a vehicle.

•Morrow County Sheriff’s Office arrested Manuel Gutierres Batz, 52, no address available, for DUII.


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