Reported from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. today.

Burglaries, Thefts

Pendleton Police

From 2900 block Northeast Riverside Avenue. Taken: mail.

From 500 block Northeast Ellis Place. Reported: mail stolen from locked mailbox, check cashed.

From 4900 block Northwest H Avenue. Taken: 4-wheeler.

From vehicle at Rite Aid, 1900 S.W. Court Ave. Taken: backpack.

Athena Police

From vicinity West Sherman Street. Reported: burglary.

Umatilla County Sheriff

From WTechLink, 2255 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton. Taken: Wymax radio.

From vicinity 81000 Sagebrush Road, Hermiston. Reported: possible fraud/scam.

Morrow County Sheriff

From 100 block Southwest Nevada Avenue, Irrigon. Taken: $450 bicycle.

Boardman Police

From 800 block West Kunze Road. Taken: black/white 20-inch BMX-type bicycle.

Arrests, Citations

State police

? Pendleton

Robert Clyde Kuschel, 47, Baker City, Ore.: driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII).

George E. Smith III, 16, 822 N.E. Center St., Salem, Ore.: DUII, open container, minor in possession, possession of marijuana, failure to maintain lane.


Walla Walla police arrested an Idaho man Tuesday after a high-speed pursuit and standoff.

Police arrested Christopher Robling, 30, on felony charges of felon in possession of a firearm, eluding, residential burglary and possession of stolen property, including a gun.

At 12:32 p.m., Walla Walla police officer responded to a report of a man switching license plates on a silver Dodge pickup in the 600 block of Newell Street. The officer discovered the plate was stolen from an Oregon vehicle. Before the officer could make contact, Robling and a woman fled in the pickup at a high speed. The vehicle crashed into a small creek at the dead end of Bryant Ave. Police arrested the woman at the scene, but the man ran.

Officers searched and found Robling breaking into a home in the 800 block of South Second Ave. Police cordoned off a two block radius, stopping traffic through a major thoroughfare and called the City/County Emergency Services Unit (SWAT), as well as negotiators from the Walla Walla Police Department.

Officers tried to talk to Robling via a loud speaker, but he didn?t respond. Police than delivered a negotiator ?throw phone? to Robling, but he left the building and fled over a fence into a neighbor?s yard. An officer shot Robling with a Taser and police arrested him without further incident at 4:19 pm.

Tim Bennett, the public information officer for the Walla Walla police, said Robling confessed to stealing in several states and during the standoff police heard wide-ranging rumors, including that Robling had a pregnant woman as a hostage. That wasn?t true, Bennet said, and investigators are still sussing out the case.

Fire, Ambulance Runs

Pendleton Ambulance

2:20 p.m. Tuesday ? Transfer from St. Anthony Hospital, 1601 S.E. Court Ave., to Willowbrook Terrace, 707 S.W. 37th St.

7:13 p.m. Tuesday ? Medical, 300 block Southwest Third Street.

2:13 a.m. Wednesday ? Medical, 2200 block Southwest Nye Avenue.


Arrests and offenses that the East Oregonian reports are taken from the logs of area police agencies. The EO generally reports only crimes classified as felonies, but may also report misdemeanors when a rash of one kind of crime occurs; when a public official or prominent individual is involved; when an incident has an unusual aspect; and some traffic-related offenses. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of all arrests reported here.


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