Pendleton Fire and Ambulance had a slow Halloween, with just three calls Sunday. Friday and Saturday, though, were a bit busier, with eight calls for service Friday and eight Saturday. More of those — 13 — were medical in nature.


A dangerous situation

At 10:19 a.m., an employee at the Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living called the Pendleton?Police Department to report one of the center’s clients had been threatened with a weapon under the Tenth Street Bridge just before dark Tuesday. The client and suspect are homeless men, and the suspect allegedly lives under a porch near the center. The suspect pulled out a .25 caliber hand gun and said he would shoot the man, though the suspect never pointed the gun at anyone. The caller and the victim asked an officer to contact them at the center.

Give them an inch, they’ll take a mile

A Pendleton resident contacted police at 10:46 a.m. to report two women had stolen her car from the 600 block of South Main Street at approximately 4 a.m. The woman said her son owned the car, and her son had given the women his keys to retrieve a coat from the vehicle. Instead of getting a coat, they took off in the car. The vehicle is a gray 2007 Honda Civic, Oregon license plate 093ETZ.

The tank is not that big

A woman called the Pendleton Police Department at 7:05 p.m. to report fraud on her debit card. She had stopped at a local gas station at 4 p.m. and asked for $10 worth of gas. When she checked her bank account upon returning home, it showed debits at the gas station totalling $125. She requested contact from an officer at her home.

Not lovin’ it so much

A manager at the Pendleton McDonald's, 900 Southgate, reported the busiess has had “a rash of internal employee thefts” and video cameras caught a suspect in action. Pendleton police cited an employee for four counts of third-degree theft.


Pendleton police arrested Jonathan J. Price, 28, 847 S.W. Sixth St., Pendleton, for possession of methamphetamine, supplying contraband and failure to appear. He is in the Umatilla County Jail in lieu of $72,000 bail.

Pendleton police cited and released Zo Favorel, 48, 900 S.E. Fourth St., Hermiston, for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), open container and hit and run.

Oregon State Police out of Hermiston recently arrested Cody Lee Bellamy, 29, of Lexington for DUII and cited and released David Ortega, 45, of Umatilla, for DUII.

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