•A couple fighting for hours in Irrigon led a caller at 7:01 a.m. to ask the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office to send help. Deputies told the couple to keep down the noise.

•A Pendleton-area man at 8:10 a.m. asked the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office for input after he and a neighbor debated about road access regarding a driveway on southwest Gateway Avenue, Pendleton.

•A farm truck at about 12:20 p.m. knocked a FedEx van onto its side at Moorehouse and Despain Gulch roads, Stanfield.

•A man at 12:33 p.m. outside Milton-Freewater on Highway 339 reported three pit bull dogs came at him, and the only thing that saved him was a car that just about hit the dogs.

•An Athena woman at 1:07 p.m. reported her estranged husband forged signatures on a vehicle title.

•Pendleton police at 3:18 p.m. received a report that a male pulled the backpack of a 10-year-old boy at Peace Lutheran Church, Pendleton.

•A man at 8:12 p.m. reported a burglary and theft of electronics, a boat, tools and more from property at the junction of Holdman and Helix highways.

•Umatilla police at about 8:15 p.m. responded to Fifth Street after a van with a trailer went over the embankment. There were no reports of injuries.

•A woman at 8:46 p.m. called police from St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, and reported her ex-husband shoved her, so she punched him and injured her hand.

•A 30-year-old man at about 9:10 p.m. arrived at St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, with a bullet wound to his hand. An emergency department staff member called police and said the man claimed this was an accident that happened five miles out of the city.

•A man at 11:14 p.m. reported a woman on Bensel Road, Hermiston, was threatening him with a pistol due to a dispute over a phone.


•A driving violation in Pendleton led to the arrest of an Adams man for drug charges and more.

An Oregon State Police trooper stopped a blue Plymouth Voyager at about 2:20 p.m. at Banner Bank, 1220 Southgate, for making an improper turn. The driver, Michael Aldun Pangle, 61, of Adams, looked impaired, according to state police, and failed a sobriety test. The trooper then arrested Pangle for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The trooper also searched Pangle and found about 10 grams of methamphetamine, and a search of the vehicle revealed a drug pipe, digital scale, plastic bags and a small amount of marijuana. That led to charges of possession and delivery of methamphetamine and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

The trooper also saw a five-gallon gas container in the Voyager with a phone number on the container. The trooper called the number and found it belonged to a Portland resident, who said the container was stolen from the back of his pickup earlier in the month. The trooper added the charge of third-degree theft.

Pangle remains in the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton, in lieu of $26,500 bond.

•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adam Ben Cooley, 35, of Hermiston, for violating a release agreement and possession of methamphetamine

•Pendleton police seeking a man on warrants late Wednesday ended up making three arrests.

Officers at about 11:50 p.m. came to 301 S.W. 14th St. to arrest Evan Charles Hiatt, 30, of Echo, on a felony probation violation and on a warrant for failure to appear, according to Pendleton police Lt. Bill Caldera. But Tiffany Lily Robbins, 24, who lived at the house, denied Hiatt was there.

Caldera said officers knew Hiatt was there and arrested Robbins for hindering prosecution, a felony. After that, she admitted Hiatt was hiding, and cops found him in the attic.

Caldera said Alvaro Demetrio Orrala, 22, of Pendleton, also was in the house, and officers arrested him for violating a restraining order in another case.

All three are in the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton.

•An Oregon State Police trooper arrested a married couple at a Pendleton park on drug charges.

A trooper at 12:56 a.m. spotted a white Toyota Celica parked with the engine on at a parking lot at Grecian Heights Park at the intersection of Tutuilla Road and Southwest Athens Avenue. The trooper asked the driver if he was OK and noticed signs of impairment.

The driver, Randolph Douglas Schirmer, 36, of Pendleton, told the trooper he used methamphetamine earlier in the evening, according to state police, then drove around before parking for about 20-30 minutes. Schirmer showed impairment during a sobriety test, and the officer arrested him for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Schirmer’s wife, Dianne L. Billy, 45, was the passenger in the vehicle. She also admitted to using meth, state police reported, and claimed a meth pipe in the car was hers. The trooper arrested her for possession of meth and booked them both into the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton.

The couple also had a pet, which an officer took to a kennel.

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