When nature calls

A caller at 2:16 a.m. reported a calf and cow were laying in the middle of S. Highway 207 in Heppner. The animals were not hit, the caller said. A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy responded and found a cow had given birth in the road. A rancher took care of the cow and calf.

Cell phone theft

A Milton-Freewater man reported the theft of his cell phone from the 200 block of West Broadway.

Crash day

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received reports of three crashes within three hours in three communities. Reports about two of the crashes don’t indicate if anyone suffered injuries.

The first crash was at 3:05 p.m. when a pickup ran off Umatilla River Road about half-a-mile from Umatilla. A caller said he saw a man jump out and run toward Umatilla.

Then at 4:52 p.m., two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Powerline Road and Bridge Road in Hermiston. The caller was not involved in the crash and reported all parties were out of their vehicles and appeared to no have injuries.

And the third crash was at 5:21 p.m. on Telephone Pole Road in Milton-Freewater. A man called 9-1-1 to report his girlfriend called and said he ran off the road. A deputy responded, and she called for a tow truck.


Motion-activated lights pay off

A Pendleton resident called 9-1-1 at 2:19 a.m. to report she caught a male spying into her car in the 300 block of Northwest Eighth Street. She said the motion sensor light at her residence switch on, and when she checked on why she saw a white male with a slender build wearing khaki shorts and a grey sweatshirt. The male took off down Eighth Street toward Despain Avenue, she said.

Police responded and didn’t find any damage to her vehicle, but they also couldn’t find the subject of the call.

Better listen, bub

The Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office could take action against a Pendleton resident who has been making harassing phone calls to the Victims Assistance Program. An employee of the program reported the harassment to the Pendleton police for information purposes only. The employee also said the office has warned the person not to call again.

Wire theft

Seubert Excavating reported the theft of electrical wire from Stafford Hansell Road in Hermiston.


A man fell out of a semi and hurt his hip at 12:44 p.m. on Interstate 82 near Hermiston. A local ambulance and Oregon State Police responded. No word yet on how come the man fell out of the vehicle.

Good question

A caller at 1:43 p.m. reported a dead horse in the vicinity of Northeast 34th Place and Northeast Riverside Avenue in Pendleton. The caller told the Umatilla County dispatcher he did not know what to do with the animal.

Take the warning to heart

A resident in the 100 block of Southwest Wyoming Avenue at 3:57 p.m. reported her home was being shot by a teen with a BB gun from a neighbor’s house. The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded and warned the teen to be careful with the BB gun.


Umatilla Tribal police Thursday arrested Janice Diane Jones, 53, no address provided, for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and criminal activity in drugs. As of this morning she was in the Umatilla County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

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