Theft from vehicle

Hermiston police at 7:47 a.m. received a report of a theft of a $700 weed cutter from the back of a pickup in the 1500 block of West Highland Avenue.


Not where — or how — she left it

A woman called the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 7:56 a.m. to report her vehicle ran out of gas Tuesday around 1 a.m., so she left the 1978 Subaru Brat on West Birch Creek Road in Pilot Rock. She said she went back for the vehicle Wednesday and found someone had pusher it down an incline, where it was lying on the side next to the creek. She had a tow truck take the Subaru to her home.


Dogs on the attack

A  Hermiston man on Geer Extension at 9:32 a.m. reported two pit bull dogs tried to jump into his pickup and attack his dog. The caller told Umatilla County dispatchers that he shot one dog three times with a .22-caliber revolver. The dogs then retreated to where they reside on Kik Road. A deputy responded and talked to the caller about his options.


Not where she left it, but different

A woman at 10:52 a.m. reported her vehicle wasn’t where she left it after it broke down near Powerline and Westland roads in Hermiston. She said she went back for the 1995 Honda Civic, but it was gone. Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office found that Oregon State Police had impounded the vehicle because it was a hazard.


Dog bites woman

A dog bit a woman at about 12:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 80500 Paterson Ferry Road in Irrigon. Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded and cited the dog’s owner for maintaining dog as a public nuisance. The sheriff’s office also trespassed the woman and the dog owner from each other’s residences.


Train gets dog

A Pendleton woman at 1:57 p.m. called police to report a train had decapitated a dog at the tracks near Southwest Fourth Street and Frazer Avenue. The police department then called the city road department about the dead dog.


Open deer season on the vineyard

Sevein Vineyards in Milton-Freewater informed the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 2:38 p.m. that the business had received state permits to shoot deer on the vineyard’s property at 83501 Lower Dry Creek Road. The business began the work this weekend, and the permit allows the killing to happen at any hour of the day or night.


Just target practice

An Irrigon resident at 2:42 p.m. reported hearing about 20 gunshots near West Eight Road and the Columbia River. A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy found it was someone target practicing with a new .22-caliber gun.


Police arrest teen

Boardman police arrested a 17-year-old boy for fourth-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct. The arrest stemmed from a report at 4:34 p.m. that two high school students had assaulted another teen. Police booked the suspect into a juvenile facility in The Dalles.


Fights ends with arrest

Hermiston police at 8 p.m. responded to a 9-1-1 call about a fight in the parking lot in front of Club 24, 832 S. Highway 395, Hermiston. The caller said three females were beating a fourth girl. Police ended up arresting 18-year-old Marilyn Ruiz of 18 Ceder Court, Hermiston, for fourth-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct.


Drinking problems

A woman at 9:37 p.m. called 9-1-1 to report her husband had driven “down a dark country road” and was going to kill her. The woman told a Hermiston dispatcher that her husband was drunk and then hung up. Hermiston referred the call to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, which sent a deputy to Bensel Road. The deputy found the man and the woman were both “highly intoxicated.”




Yeah, real tough guy

A woman called 9-1-1 at 12:40 a.m to report a man was beating a woman in the 1400 block of Southwest 37th Street in Pendleton. The caller said her ex-boyfriend was in a vehicle with and another male, who yelled at her because she had called the police on him a while ago. She then said the man “started hitting her in the face with some kind of metal object.” She said she was bleeding from her head, lip and nose and was suffering pain in her neck. She said the suspect left and she was calling from her home. She then went to St. Anthony Hospital where she met with an officer.


Theft ends hunting

Hermiston police at 5:44 a.m. received a report of a vehicle break-in in the 600 block of West Joseph Avenue. The caller said someone broke into his pickup and stole a gun, hunting pack with items inside and speakers.


Dogs bites children

A nurse at We Care, 422 S.E. Eighth St., Pendleton, called police at 4:55 p.m. to report a dog bit an 8-year-old girl. And at 7:32 p.m., an Irrigon woman called the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office to report a neighbor’s dog bit her granddaughter in the vicinity of 75500 Pheasant Lane.


Long trip for wrong place

Boardman police at 5:02 p.m. responded to a call about a man sitting on a woman’s front porch in the 400 block of Kinkade Road Southwest. Officers talked to the man who said he came from Los Angeles to meet a man and may have gotten off at the wrong town.


Dope makes dopes

Hermiston police at 8:58 p.m. received a call about people smoking marijuana in the 400 block of Southeast Eighth Street. Officers responded and arrested Justan Krieger Michael, 20, of 435 S.E. Eighth St., Hermiston, for manufacture of marijuana.




Loose dog creates wreck

A mother in the 1500 block of Southwest 44th Street in Pendleton called police at 2:02 p.m. to report a loose dog knock down her 2-year-old son and jumped on and broke a $600 remote-controlled car. The woman said the dog’s owner wasn’t being very cooperative, so she would wait at the playground next the the restrooms. 




Car chase ends with three arrests

Oregon State Police arrested a woman and two men after a short car chase Sunday evening. 

According to OSP, a driver of a 1994 Dodge Intrepid turned on Snyder Road off Highway 37 after spotting a patrol vehicle at 6:35 p.m. The driver sped off at an “extremely high” speed, nearly crashing. 

The car stopped at the intersection, where a trooper spoke with the driver, Deanna Louise Martinez, 26, of Pendleton. The state trooper arrested her for driving under the influence of intoxicants, refusing a breath test, recklessly endangering, reckless driving and driving while suspended. As of this morning, she was in the Umatilla County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Troopers also arrested passenger Joseph Benjamin Thompson, 28, of Pendleton, for possession of methamphetamine and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. And OSP arrested another passenger, Ricky Sly Higheagle,  26, of Pendleton, on four arrest warrants.

OSP booked the trio into the Umatilla County Jail.




From Friday through Sunday, local police made the following arrests and/or citations:

Joshua John Anderson, 26, of 204 S.E. 12th St., Milton-Freewater, second-degree arson and reckless burning. Pendleton police also arrested him for first-degree criminal trespass. As of this morning, he was in the Umatilla County Jail in lieu of $17,000 bail.

Michael Howard Appelton, 44, of 835 E. Quince Ave., Hermiston, for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) and refusal of breath test. 

Alberto Garay Carela, 19, of 31054 Joy Lane, Hermiston, for DUII.

Jose Luis Rivera Garcia, 42, 516 S.W. Goodwin Ave., Pendleton, for DUII.

Juan Dedios Raza Garcia, 35, of 1075 N. Ott Road, Hermiston, for DUII.

Cathy D. Garcia-Rodgers, 47, no address provided, for possession of heroin. 

James Joe Holady, 67, no address provided, for DUII, felony driving while suspended and failure-to-appear warrants. As of this morning, he was in the Umatilla County Jail in lieu of $51,000 bail.

Alaska Star Koski, 20, of 2712 N.E. Riverside Ave., Apt. 51, Pendleton, for DUII and no driver’s license.

Zakary Kelly Peterson, 24, of 80164 Patriot Lane, Hermiston, for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) and for a failure-to-appear warrant for a DUII.

Eric Ivan Sanchez, 23, no address available, for felony domestic violence. As of this morning, he was in the Umatilla County Jail in lieu of $6,000 bail.

James Ernest Stout II, 33, address not provided, for attempt to elude in a vehicle, driving while suspended, reckless driving and a failure-to-appear warrant. As of this morning, he was in the Umatilla County Jail in lieu of $19,000 bail.

Richard Tolley, 63, of Milton-Freewater, for DUII and a DUII failure-to-appear warrant.


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