Sheriff’s office seizes horses

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 10:42 a.m. seized a couple of neglected horses from 1915 E. Hooker Road in Hermiston.

Sounds like a bad sitcom

A woman living outside Hermiston called the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 11:25 a.m. to report she loaned a steam cleaner to another woman who was dating the caller’s estranged husband. The first woman said she received a text message from the second stating she would return the cleaner as she got back her winch. The caller said she didn’t like the second woman sending her messages regarding her husband. A deputy tried to call the fist woman but couldn’t. The entry on the agency’s log noted “A divorce is in process.”


A semi driver told Pendleton police at 2:09 p.m. that he broke the arm on the railroad crossing on Westgate in Pendleton. He waited in the area for officers to arrive

Think before you litter

An Oregon State Police trooper gave an offensive littering ticket to man Thursday afternoon after the cigarette he tossed out of his vehicle hit the grill of the trooper’s patrol car in the westbound lane of Interstate 84 near Milepost 201. Offensive littering is a Class C misdemeanor.

High speed chase near La Grande

Oregon State Police troopers around 6:20 p.m. tried to catch a car going more than a 100 mph in the La Grande area.

According to an entry on the Pendleton Police log, troopers were in hot pursuit of a red car with Washington plates. The man driver and female passenger were Hispanic, police reported, and there was a child in the backseat. “Speeds were well over 100mph, and they were driving all over the road and heading into oncoming traffic,” the entry said.

OSP lost the culprit in the La Grande area. Pendleton police stayed sharp in case the driver headed their way.

Assault investigation

Oregon State Police is investigating an assault a woman reported Thursday night around 9 p.m. at the Korral Tavern outside Pendleton at  406 N.E. Highway 11.

The woman told troopers a man attacked her while she was closing up the business. She said she didn’t know the man, who choked her and demanded sex.

They struggled, according the entry on the OSP log, and ended up outside. Then the suspect “got tired and drove off in a possibly dark blue single cab pickup” that was worn and has “large white portions where paint is coming off.”

Troopers collected evidence and the investigation continues.

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