Stop, thief!

A man called Pendleton police at 1:05 a.m. to report he may have just stopped someone from stealing from Thompson RV, 1201 Southgate, Pendleton. The caller said there was RV “stuff” in the back of a white Ford truck, and the male driver took off north on Southgate. The caller described the suspect as a tall white male wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt with a tan Carhart coat over the top. The pickup had a lumber rack in the back, and no plate information was available.

Woman reports assault

Pendleton police received a report at 4:59 p.m. from a woman who said another woman assaulted her just moments before. The caller named the suspect and said the second woman kicked her in the stomach, pulled her hair and hit in face with a fist. The caller also said she has stomach pain and was urinating blood. Pendleton police and medics responded.

Ripped off

A woman called Pendleton police at 9:44 p.m. to report she gave $80 to a man to buy her beer, but the man took the money and never came back. The woman said she talked to the man at his residence, but he then threatened her. She said she would wait for police at in the parking lot of a local bar.


Protective parents

Parents in the 200 block of Northeast Third Street in Irrigon called the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office at 7:08 p.m. to report a 40-50 year-old man who buys things for their teenage daughter. The parents said the man goes to the school, brings lunch to the girl and her friends and has bought items for her such as a video game system and prom dress. The parents said they have told the man to stop, but he won’t. A deputy talked to the man, who promised to never contact the daughter again.

Where’s the steak?

A Pendleton man in the 300 block of Southeast Court Avenue called police at 7:51 p.m. to report he bought $34 worth of hamburger and steaks from two men only to find there were no steaks. The caller said the suspects took the money and drove off. Both are white, one was 26 years old and the other was 37 years old. One drove a newer white Ford Ranger pickup with a cooler in the back, and the other drove a newer white Chevrolet pickup, also with a cooler in the back. Both had Idaho plates and there were passengers in the pickups.


An Oregon State Police trooper Wednesday arrested Matthew Michael Carney, 50, Gladstone, for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) and driving while revoked. The trooper also cited Carney for open container and refusing a breathalyzer test. The trooper booked Carney into Umatilla County Jail and took his dog to the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic.

Hermiston police recently arrested Rachelle Renee Estes, 40, 1259 N.E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston, for DUII and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

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