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Public safety log for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

A purchase at a Hermiston store prompted a complaint to police, and a driver fell asleep and crashed

Published on August 20, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on August 20, 2018 11:07PM


8:55 a.m. - A woman asked to speak to a Hermiston officer about some product she bought at a local store. She said she thinks the item has alcohol in it, and the store has other issues she felt police should look into.

11:30 a.m. - Pendleton police received a 911 call from the Brown Building, 110 S.W. Court Ave., for a dispute.

11:37 a.m. - Hermiston police received a request for help with an ongoing elder abuse investigation.

11:56 a.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about abandoned dogs on Pleasant View Road, Umatilla.

12:59 p.m. - Pendleton police responded to Premium Tire & Lube, 910 S.W. Emigrant Ave., for vandalism at the car wash.

2:25 p.m. - A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy helped an Ione resident on Rhea Creek Road herd goats back into their pasture.

4:21 p.m. - An Irrigon caller reported her stepfather threatened to burn her car with her children inside. The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded and determined there was no crime.

7:23 p.m. - Irrigon residents on Power Pole Street reported they now believe they know which dog attacked their rabbits.

8 p.m. - Umatilla police took a report for theft at Umatilla Self Storage, 2541 Highway 730, Umatilla.

10:35 p.m. - A Pendleton 911 caller on Northeast 14th Street reported three vehicles stopped in the road and people were fighting.

11:13 p.m. - Hermiston police received a 911 report for a burglary on the 1100 block of South First Street.


12:24 a.m. - Pendleton police took a report for an assault at Crabby’s Underground Saloon & Dance Hall, 220 S.W. First St.

5:45 a.m. - A 911 caller reported an assault at Fruitvale Road, Milton-Freewater.

10:40 a.m. - Hermiston police took a report for a burglary on the 400 block of Southwest 11th Street.

12:02 p.m. - A caller reported drug activity at Umatilla River Road and Intestate 82, Umatilla.

1:44 p.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received information about possible drug activity on Highway 204, Weston.

5:14 p.m. - Law enforcement received a 911 report of the theft of a car from the Quality Inn, 705 Willamette Ave., Umatilla.

8:48 p.m. - A male and female were in a physical fight on East Newport Avenue, Hermiston.

9:32 p.m. - A caller on West Orchard Avenue, Hermiston, reported hearing multiple gunshots.

11:53 p.m. - Hermiston police took a report for a fight on East Main Street.


12:03 p.m. - Hermiston police received information of possible child abuse.

8:16 a.m. - Hermiston police responded to a disturbance and possible road rage at Northwest 11th Street and West Elm Avenue.

10:02 a.m. - Hermiston police issued a citation on an animal complaint.

1:04 p.m. - Stanfield police checked into criminal mischief at Mamie Street and Tawny Court.

2:51 p.m. - A Pendleton man fell asleep while driving east on Interstate 84, drifted onto the shoulder near milepost 210 and crashed into a disabled and unoccupied vehicle. Oregon State Police reported the passenger, a 19-year-old woman from Pendleton, suffered minor injuries, and an ambulance took her to St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton. State police cited the driver for failing to drive within the lane.

Each vehicle was a Ford Taurus, and tow trucks hauled them away.

7:30 p.m. - A Pendleton caller on Southeast First Street reported a male was hitting him with beer cans.

11:11 p.m. - A Milton-Freewater resident on the 100 block of Evans Street reported the theft of a gun.



•Pendleton police arrested Joshua Ralph Norton, 31,of Pendleton, for a probation violation and felony possession of methamphetamine.


•Stanfield police arrested James Dean Johnson Jr., 32, of Stanfield, for fourth-degree assault, interfering with making report and strangulation. Stanfield police reported Johnson assault a female friend, causing her to suffer a minor injury. Johnson sat on her when she tried to leave and took her phone. Police found Johnson several hours later, made the arrest and booked him into the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton.

•Umatilla Tribal Police arrested Tyler Elijah Lamar Burns, 27, of Pendleton, for criminal trespass, resisting arrest, dangerous drugs and criminal activity in drugs.

•Pendleton police arrested Clinton Daniel Getschman, 55, of Pendleton, for felony fleeing, property hit and run, driving under the influence of intoxicants and carrying concealed weapons.


•Umatilla Tribal Police arrested Gabriel David Freeman, 23, of Pendleton, for misdemeanors of menacing and domestic abuse.

•Morrow County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael James Hawks, 25, of Heppner, for domestic violence fourth-degree assault, harassment, menacing, second-degree criminal mischief and misdemeanor methamphetamine possession.

•Hermiston police arrested Deyma Louise Cantu-Smith, 28, of Hermiston, for second-degree theft, first-degree theft (a firearm) and unlawful possession of a firearm.


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