2:49 p.m. - Umatilla police received a report of a dog tied to a backpack in the middle of the road at Columbia Boulevard and Covina Court, Umatilla.


10:59 a.m. - A caller from Space Age Fuel, Hermiston, used a racial slur in describing a semi driver wearing a blue turban as angry. A dispatcher asked the caller how he could tell the man was angry. The caller said he was 54 years old and worked in customer service most of his life and you could tell by the way the man walked and glared. He also said he called after the man left.

10:59 a.m. - Umatilla police received a call of someone throwing beer bottles out the window of an older green Ford Escort at Umatilla River Road and Bonney Lane.

2:31 p.m. - A man told law enforcement his ex-employee pushed him, refused to leave property on Cooney Lane, Hermiston, and threatened to use a crowbar to hit him. The caller said he would wait for contact.

FRIDAY, Jan. 1

12:19 a.m. - A prowler tapped on the back window of a woman’s residence on Third Street, Umatilla. Police did not find anyone slinking around.

2:35 a.m. - A woman told police she put her Chihuahua out at Columbia Crest Apartment, Umatilla, and saw a stocky male in dark pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt messing with a silver car and pickup. The dog chased the male, who took off down Third Street toward Brownell Avenue. Police did not find the suspect.

5:06 p.m. - A man told Umatilla police his girlfriend was “acting crazy” and had a knife.


3:48 a.m. - A Stanfield woman reported banging outside her home on West Furnish Avenue, and when she opened her door there was a male’s hat on her doorstep. She said the banging continued but she could not see anyone.


9:21 a.m. - A caller at Winebarger Welding & Irrigation, Stanfield, reported the theft of four Chevrolet six-hole, white rim tires from the back of a cart in the last two days.

12:21 p.m. - A Umatilla man told police his wife’s son pushed him out of the house and has locked himself inside the house with his mother, and she wants the son out.

6:15 p.m. - A Boardman woman reported her brother got out of 30 days in a rehabilitation center and during the last two days he drank at least two gallons of vodka and is taking Prozac and other psych medications.

TUESDAY, Dec. 29

•The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 9:44 a.m. report of an older white Ford Crown Victoria parked outside a Heppner residence because a caller said the driver threatened her before and she was concerned for her safety.

•A Umatilla resident on Pomono Drive told police at 10:10 a.m. her ex-boyfriend may have snuck around her home during the night and threw something at her parents’ car.

•A caller at 1:32 p.m. asked law enforcement to check on a female who said she was walking barefoot and without a coat from Umatilla to Irrigon while hiding from a male. The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office was not able to find her.

•A caller at 8:15 p.m. told the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office a male sent death threats via text and phone calls.

MONDAY, Dec. 28

•A woman at about 11:15 a.m. tied a small dog to the top of a trash can at McNary Market, 205 Willamette Ave., Umatilla, then went inside the store. A person then picked up the dog so it would not hang itself and called for law enforcement.

•A Boardman man at 11:20 a.m. told the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office he wanted to file a theft report after he let someone he knows borrow his car under the promise of returning it Sunday, but the person has not. The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office called this a civil problem.

•A Hermiston-area caller at 11:58 a.m. reported her neighbor’s dog on East Columbia Lane is digging under the fence and will charge her if it enters the yard.

•A male at 4 p.m. told Umatilla police his mother hit him with a slingshot by the bridge on Stephens and Tucker avenues, Umatilla.

•The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office at 7:39 p.m. received an anonymous report of possible animal cruelty or a puppy mill operating on East Second Street, Hermiston.


•Hermiston police arrested Felix Mendoza-Carrollo, 24, of Hermiston, for fourth-degree assault.

•Oregon State Police arrested Onorio Jaime Ibarra, 26, of Hermiston, on two misdemeanor warrants and one felony warrant and for first-degree burglary, possession of methamphetamine and fourth-degree assault.



•Umatilla police arrested Rodney Dean Cearns, 24, for felony domestic violence assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, harassment, misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, recklessly endangering a child and second-degree animal abuse.

•Hermiston police arrested Lucio Guararo Ochoa, 18, no address provided, for attempt to flee police in a vehicle and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

•Hermiston police arrested Rhyan James Baney, 27, of Hermiston, for possession of the following: a stolen vehicle, methamphetamine and a controlled substance.

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