•A?Hermiston resident reported the theft of tires and rims from the back of his vehicle at Viewcrest Apartments, 525 S.W. 13th Place, sometime the previous night. A Hermiston police officer took a theft report.

•The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 1:22 a.m. from a man in the vicinity of Leezer Avenue and Marble Street, Echo, who said a woman took the keys to his 1990 gold/white Chevrolet pickup and took off. He wanted to sign the vehicle as stolen.

•A Umatilla resident called the Umatilla Police Department at 12:07 p.m. to report a brown container on the side of the road at the intersection of Radar and Powerline roads with a frozen dog and Christmas ornaments inside it. He requested an officer to come pick up the container. The Umatilla County Police Department was notified of the call.

•Milton-Freewater police at 7:05 p.m. received a call from a Walla Walla man who said his 2003 Mercedes had been stolen from the Blue Mountain Growers parking lot, 231 E. Broadway Ave. The vehicle had been left running, unlocked and unattended. The vehicle was later located in the 100 block of Northeast Eighth Avenue.


•A Pendleton man called police at 1:12 a.m. to report his maroon 1997 Hyundai Elantra stolen from the parking lot of Crabby’s, 220 S.W. First St. The vehicle was later found parked behind the Elk’s Lodge, 14 S.E. Third St.

•A semi and trailer parked on the eastbound side rest area on Interstate 84, milepost 228, began to slide on ice and snow while the driver was in the restroom. The semi struck a fence, cement trash can and light pole before coming to rest. No one was injured and only minor property damage was reported at 1:05 p.m., according to Oregon State Police.


•Hermiston police took a theft report after a resident of Southeast Fifth Street reported a $150 stereo and possibly other items missing from their unlocked vehicle at 9:33 a.m.

•The owner of a house in the 1800 block of Cherry St., Umatilla, called the Umatilla Police Department at 11:25 a.m. to report she was told by neighbors that a man living down the street had been stealing items from the yard. She requested phone contact from an officer.

•A Tribal police officer was providing scene safety for a disabled motorist on an icy stretch of Old Emigrant Hill Road near Pendleton at 4:33 p.m. when another vehicle tried to stop and slid into the back of the officer’s vehicle, Oregon State Police reported. No one was injured in the incident.



•Casey Lee Miller, 35, address not provided, was arrested by Pendleton police and lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.

•Pendleton police arrested Nicole Ann Conover, 18, address not provided, on charges of possession of methamphetamine and violating probation.

•Stanfield police arrested Devan Ray Phillips, 28, address not provided, and charged him with first- and second-degree criminal mischief, assaulting a public safety officer and second-degree disorderly conduct.


•Kaitlyn May Christman, 19, 2075 E. Diagonal Blvd., Hermiston, was arrested by the Hermiston Police Department on charges of identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and third-degree theft.

•Ernesto Cancino, 23, 1476 N.E. Gillespie Lane, Hermiston, was arrested by Hermiston Police for driving under the influence of intoxicants. His blood alcohol was 0.21, almost three times the legal limit.

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