Public safety log for Saturday, July 22, 2017

Police are searching for this man, who is suspected of stealing from the Pendleton Walmart.

7:13 a.m. - A resident of Power Pole Street, Irrigon, reported a woman fell asleep on her front porch and would not wake up and leave. The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office trespassed the woman.

11 a.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a resident of Highway 207, Heppner, who said the son of her sister-in-law, who is staying with her, threatened to come to the house and “stab them all,” and he was on his way from Pendleton.

11:38 a.m. - A dump truck driver on Interstate 84 eastbound near Boardman was driving 75 miles per hour, swerving between lanes and almost left the roadway, a caller reported to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, which notified Oregon State Police. Deputies did not find the dangerous driver.

11:52 a.m. - Morrow County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of prescription painkillers from a residence on North Main Street, Heppner.

7:49 a.m. - Morrow County sheriff’s deputies received a report from Irrigon City Hall that a residence on Southeast 14th Street had more than 23 cats on the property and the residents there were burying garbage in a hole in the back yard. There were also reports of large rats on the property.

Sheriff’s deputies ordered the residents to clean up the property and remove the cats by Monday or face fines and liens on the property.

8:23 a.m. - Multiple agencies responded to a call-out for a grass fire at 74655 Gravel Pit Lane, Irrigon. Crews contained the blaze at 9:25 a.m. A riding lawnmower sparked the fire, and there were no loss of structures or casualties.

9:58 a.m. - A man came into the Hermiston Police Department to report fraud on his credit report.

10:23 a.m. - The Umatilla Police Department received a complaint of criminal mischief from Two Rivers Correctional Institution, 82911 Beach Access Road, Umatilla.

10:48 a.m. - A woman told Hermiston police someone called her to report they had her purse.

1:39 p.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible fire in the area of Milton Cemetery and Grant roads, Milton-Freewater. The sheriff’s office passed the call to the Milton-Freewater Fire Department.

3:23 p.m. - Tools, a welder and welding equipment were reported stolen from a residence on Olson Road, Boardman. A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy took a theft report.

4:52 p.m. - Vicious pit bull dogs were at large on Deschutes Avenue, Umatilla, a caller said.

5:54 p.m. - A caller reported the theft of a rifle, shot gun, safe and battery out of his pickup near Green Acres RV Park, 80542 Paterson Ferry Road, Irrigon.

6:05 p.m. - Pendleton police responded to Walmart, 2203 S.W. Court Ave., for a man who stole electronics from the store. A Pendleton resident saw the man taking off from Walmart with two employees chasing him. The resident followed the man and called 9-1-1 to report where he left the goods. The citizen also snapped several photos of the suspect.

Pendleton officers did not catch the man, but police were able to identify him and have a warrant for his arrest.

7:17 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Washington Lane, Irrigon, after bicycles, two bottles of pills and a knife were stolen. The caller said his daughter described a man in his 20s who also may have defecated in front of the property.

7:58 p.m. - The Boardman Fire Department responded to the coal fire plant on Tower Road for an electrical fire.

9:13 p.m. - Two men parked in the middle of a field near the railroad tracks at South First Street and West Gettman Road, Hermiston, were reported to be “going at it” but Umatilla County sheriff’s deputies were unable to locate any fight.

10:20 p.m. - A resident of Umatilla River Road, Hermiston, called the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office to report a woman knocked on their door, made threats, and ranted and raved.

10:36 p.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office was called when an elderly woman went missing from East High Street, Weston.

•Milton-Freewater police arrested Billy Wayne Barnes, 58, 675 N. 11th St., Walla Walla, for possession of methamphetamine, giving false information to police, failure to carry/present driver’s license and on two misdemeanor Umatilla County warrants and two Washington state felony fugitive warrants.

•Pendleton police arrested Kris Travers, 52, of Pendleton, for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

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