Where are their parents?

Just after midnight Saturday, an employee of Safeway, 201 S.W. 20th St., reported to Pendleton police that a group of teenagers had stolen about four 30-packs of Keystone and ran. They were on foot heading south toward Bill’s Glass.

Definitely not a secret admirer

A resident in the 200 block of Boardman Avenue Northeast called the Boardman Police Department at 9:27 p.m. Saturday to report a suspicious item on her porch. An unknown person had pounded on her door and ran away. When she opened the door, she found a water bottle “with brown stuff in it.” She said she didn’t touch it, but pushed it away from her door with a broom. The woman did not report having problems with her neighbors. She requested an officer to come to her house.

This guy needs to relax

At 2:52 a.m. Sunday, Pendleton police received a call from a woman in the vicinity or Northeast Riverside Avenue and Highway 11 who stated she had been brought to the area by another woman, who was inside a house, and the owner of the house had come outside and threatened her with a bat and an axe. She requested contact from an officer.

String of car thefts

Three vehicles in Milton-Freewater were broken into between 9 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Vehicles in the 800 block of South Mill Street and the 600 block of South Columbia had car stereos stolen. A vehicle in the 900 block of South Columbia was missing CDs.


Runaway bathroom fixture sought

A Pendleton resident called the Oregon State Police and Hermiston and Stanfield police departments Sunday at about 4 p.m. to report a missing bathtub. He had bought the tub at Home Depot earlier in the afternoon, but it had disappeared from his vehicle by the time he arrived home. The man suspected it had slid out somewhere between Hermiston and the Pilot truck stop. He requested contact if the tub was found.

Not the usual way to clean house

A code enforcement officer called the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 8:54 p.m. Sunday to report a resident in the vicinity of 84000 Highway 339 in Milton-Freewater was burning all his household items, including a couch, pillows and a chair, in the front yard and was carrying more stuff out the door. She said she slowed down to look and he ran toward her vehicle. She requested an officer check out the situation.


This kind of hot time will land someone in hot water

The manager at Dean’s Deli, 420 S.W. 20th St., reported to a Pendleton Police sergeant at 12:52 a.m. that this past Monday and again the previous night some juvenile males had attempted to start a fire in the laundry room. An officer took a report of criminal mischief.

Just trying to stay warm

A man living in the 1200 block of Southwest 12th Drive called Pendleton Police at 2:46 a.m. to report college kids living next door were out in their garage having a loud party. When an officer contacted the neighbors, they were in their pickup trying to stay warm because their furnace had broken down. The officer told them to keep down the noise.

Burglars hit locals

Oregon Trail Manor, 2430 S.W. Perkins Ave., and Toys ‘N More, 339 S. Main St., both in Pendleton, reported burglaries Monday morning. An manager of Oregon Trail Manor said someone broken into took about $50 from a safe sometime over the weekend. And the owner of the downtown business said several items were missing from the toy store.

Also, a Milton-Freewater man reported two pistols stolen from his home in the 100 block of Southeast Seventh Street.

Combative couple

A woman living at Green Acres RV Park, 80542 Paterson Ferry Road, Irrigon, called the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office at 12:06 p.m. to report her granddaughter and a male neighbor had been in a physical altercation. The woman said the man had a bat and her granddaughter had a stick and both combatants “made contact.” The caller was concerned her granddaughter would get some friends together and try to find the neighbor to make more trouble. The mother of the man called at 4:11 p.m. to say her son’s trailer had been broken into and vandalized, and his dog had been stolen. Sheriff’s deputies responded to take a report from both sides.

Dope at school

Pendleton police at 12:19 p.m. cited and released someone at Pendleton High School for possession of marijuana.

It seems no dog is safe

An Irrigon man called the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office at 3:20 p.m. to report his poodle had been shot from the front yard of his home on Magic Garden Lane. The caller was in Pendleton at the time of the shooting. He requested officer contact.


Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office cited and released Sonny Phipps, age and address not provided, for possession of methamphetamine.

OSP also arrested Steven M. Zacharias, 45, Umatilla, for possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and driving while suspended.

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