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Public safety log for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2018

Some folks just have to be jerks, and a DUII stop leads to two arrests

Published on September 7, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on September 7, 2018 11:48PM


10:05 a.m. - A resident of North Slope Mobile Home Park, 650 N. Lucy St., reported a co-worker assaulted her but she did not want to pursue charges.

11:49 a.m. - A man at advantage Dental Clinic, 143 N. Main St., Heppner, reported the driver of a gray Ford pickup “with dents all over it” blocked him in and went to the nearby taco truck. The caller said he asked the driver to move, and he responded, “You can wait.” The caller also said the driver began to video him.

1:31 p.m. - Pilot Rock police responded to Pilot Rock High School, 101 N.E. Cherry St., for a student who was the victim of an assault.

5:40 p.m. - Pendleton police received a complaint about littering at the Church Of Nazarene, 2801 S.W. Hailey Ave.

6:52 p.m. - A resident of Feedville Road, Stanfield, reported a female earlier today stole her dog, took it to Hermiston, where it dug out of the yard, and someone caught the dog at Bealls, 930 S. Highway 395, Hermiston.

7:11 p.m. - A woman told Umatilla police she was just in an apartment at Country Club Manor, 605 Umatilla Ave., where one of the residents was doing drugs.


5:08 a.m. - A 911 caller reported an armed robbery at the Pendleton Market, 2101 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton.


•Pendleton police arrested three people at the Pendleton Walmart in connection with a theft report. Officers booked Malia Ashley Burrows, 25, Joseph Eugene Astley, 31, and Kari Lynn Berg, 26, into the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton, on charges of second-degree theft and conspiracy. Burrows also faces a count of giving false information to police, and Astley faces an additional charge of first-degree forgery.

•Pendleton police at 4:29 p.m. received a 911 report of burglary at Motel 6, 620 Tutuilla Creek Road, Pendleton. Officers arrived and arrested Michael Von Vertrees, 41, of Hermiston, for first-degree burglary and third-degree theft.

•Oregon State Police arrested Amanda Jo Chorazy, 48, of Pendleton, for driving under the influence of intoxicants and cited her for refusing a breath test.

•Oregon State Police at 10:42 p.m. received complaints about a Chrysler Serbia “all over the road” on the westbound side of Interstate 84 near milepost 228. A trooper stopped the car near milepost 217 and noticed the driver showed signs of impairment. Amy Cheresse Forde, 36, of Yakima, consented to a sobriety test, according to state police, and afterward the trooper arrested her for DUII.

Troopers removed John Laurence McDonald, 65, of Union, and found a gun in his pocket. State police arrested McDonald for unlawful possession of a firearm.

Troopers searched the vehicle and found multiple needles, a methamphetamine pipe and other drug paraphernalia. The driver took a breath test that showed a .5 percent blood-alcohol level, state police reported, but she refused other tests. Troopers added felony methamphetamine possession, reckless driving and refusal to take a test for intoxicants to her DUII charge and booked Forde and McDonald into the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton.


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