What’s that say now?

Bordertown Feed & Supply at 84575 Highway 11 in Milton-Freewater reported someone cut out a word from the banner that hangs in front of the store. The banner cost $700, the caller told the Umatilla County dispatch center.


When the cat’s away

A Hermiston caller on Northeast Eighth Street told the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office about neighbor children 11-16 years old that shoot handguns out their back door. He said the parents might not be home when this is happening.


It’s gonna cost her more 

An employee of Bert's Auto Salvage at 30775 Baggett Lane, Hermiston, reported a customer who owes the business $500 for engine repairs cut through the salvage yard fence and took her 2003 Oldsmobile Alero.


Drug suspect on the lam

A federal drug suspect in Pendleton removed his GPS ankle bracelet, a federal court worker told Pendleton police.  The caller said Stephon Centre is under U.S. court jurisdiction on a drug charge and asked police to retrieve the bracelet. The feds gave no indication that Centre is dangerous.



Maybe this is why he’s an ‘ex-boyfriend’

A Hermiston woman on South Edwards Road called the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 7:57 a.m. to report her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, approximately 20 years old, was throwing rocks at her window.


Shooting incidents on Hermiston road

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 3:23 p.m. received a report from a man who said that while he was driving on Craig Road near Friend Lane in Hermiston, he saw a teenage boy pointing a rifle into the air. The caller said there have been multiple incidents of windows and cars being shot on the Highway 730/Craig Road area.


‘Yummy,’ maybe, but legal?

A Pendleton resident called police at 12:49 p.m. to report a white van with  "Yummy Meats" was driving through the 200 block of Southwest Hailey Avenue and “three guy that are going door-to-door selling meat from this van.” The caller said it seemed suspicious and wanted police to make sure the men had a Pendleton business license.



Real smash and grab

A woman calling from the Nature Trail parking lot in Umatilla called police at 5:32 p.m. to report someone had broke our her window in her 2001 Lexus and stole her purse.


Fire, ambulance responses

Sunday was the Pendleton Fire Department’s busiest day of the weekend. Between Friday and Saturday, the agency reported it responded to nine calls Friday and only a couple of calls Saturday.

Sunday, though, fire fighters and medic responded to 10 calls, including the death on the train tracks at Southwest Frazer and Ninth Street (for more on that, refer to the story on 1A).



Pendleton police Saturday arrested Jade R. Alexander, 25, no address provided, for possession of methamphetamine, criminal trespass II, theft III, illegal lodging and criminal mischief. 

Oregon State Police troopers Saturday arrested Curtis Bevan, 34, of Stanfield, for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), driving while suspended, violation of restraining order.

Oregon State Police troopers Sunday arrested Fausto E. Franco Torres, 46, of Hermiston, for DUII, open container.

Milton-Freewater police Saturday arrested Brittany M. Houser, 20, no address provided, for second-degree assault. She is in the Umatilla County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Hermiston police Saturday arrested Gary Lee Murphy Jr., 37, 1072 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston, for felony domestic violence. He is in the Umatilla Co. Jail in lieu of $6,000 bail.


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