HERMISTON — Hermiston Police arrested a man Thursday, and an investigation is pending on indecent exposure at North First Street.

Officers arrested Jeffery Hawkins, 58, of Hermiston, on a warrant for failure to appear. Hawkins claimed he was not exposing himself, but urinating in public, which Hermiston police chief Jason Edmiston said is also a citable offense.

Hawkins has been arrested several times in Umatilla and Morrow counties.

On Wednesday, Umatilla School District also reported that a male in a van had exposed himself to a student, and as of Friday morning the school district said no suspect had been found.

Edmiston could not say whether Hawkins was involved in the Umatilla incident, but said he was not associated with a van.

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