Hermiston Police arrested Shane Verhey Springer, 23, of 506 E. Reeder Drive, on Saturday as a suspect in connection with a robbery at Dairy Queen on March 1.

Springer was lodged at Umatilla County Jail and charged with third-degree robbery, first-degree theft, second-degree burglary, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of marijuana. Springer’s probation officers also placed him under two arrest warrants.

Acting Police Chief Jason Edmiston praised detectives Jimmy Allen and Billy Osborne for their work on the case.

“Mr. Springer has a growing history with the Hermiston Police Department, as he has been arrested numerous times and charged with several crimes over the years,” Edmiston said. “The tenacity of our detectives to work on this case through the weekend speaks volumes of their commitment to those we serve.”

The Hermiston PD responded to the robbery on March 1 at 10:20 p.m. at Dairy Queen, 1140 N. First St.

According to an HPD press release, a suspect entered the restaurant through an unlocked back door and demanded money from employees. A man described as a tall, slender white male with a bandana over his face was given an undisclosed amount of money from the safe before he fled on foot to the east toward Dogwood Avenue.

“No weapon of any kind was displayed during the approximate one minute interaction,” Edmiston said.

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