8:00 a.m. - Two callers on North Golda Road, Hermiston, called the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office after a German Shepherd entered a neighboring yard and attacked another dog. The owner of the German shepherd called first to report her dog had been shot by the neighbor, and three minutes later the owner of the injured dog called to report he had kicked the attacking dog away and tried to get his dog inside the house, but the German shepherd came onto his porch and attacked his dog again. The second caller went inside, got his gun and shot at the dog, which ran back across the street to its home. Both callers requested contact from a deputy.

1:43 p.m. - An employee at Central Machinery Sales, 78112 Highway 207, Hermiston, called the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office to file a harassment report on the advice of his lawyer after an altercation at work with a coworker. The caller told police he found a loaded pistol in a coworker’s desk while he was looking for paperwork and reported it to management and the human resources department, who told the gun’s owner to remove it from the premises. When the caller returned later to look for more paperwork in the same desk the pistol’s owner saw him and threatened him.

6:22 p.m. - Umatilla County sheriff’s deputies were advised of two poachers in the area of Bensel Road and Alpine Drive, Hermiston, shooting at a buck and a doe. The poachers were driving a light blue full-size pickup and fired six shots. Sheriff’s deputies were unable to locate the shooters.

8:22 p.m. - A Galaxy S6 cellphone was stolen out of an unlocked car parked on Raymond Street, Umatilla. The caller told Umatilla police a neighbor saw a man in a red sweater take the phone.


2:01 p.m. - Water spewed across the road from the side of the regional waste facility at Feedville Road and Highway 207, Hermiston.


3:39 a.m. - Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Locust Street, Stanfield.

5:09 p.m. - A Hermiston-area man told law enforcement is wife left their home and threatened to harm and kill him.

5:52 p.m. - A caller reported the bank card reader was “yanked out” at Bank of Eastern Oregon, Irrigon.

9:16 p.m. - Staff at the Hermiston Warming Station, 1075 S. Highway 395, reported the theft of the station’s LG flip phone.

9:18 p.m. - Stanfield police received a report of a possible drunk driver who struck a Chevrolet Suburban in the snow at Stanfield High School.


2:10 a.m. - A resident of Southgate Village Apartments, 1105 S. First St., Hermiston, called 9-1-1 to report someone parked in his parking spot. The dispatch center told him to talk to the apartment manager.

10:55 a.m. - Umatilla police received a complaint about transients hanging out in the conference room and lobby at Umatilla City Hall, 700 Sixth St.

12:59 p.m. - Another man’s identity prevented a Hermiston man from buying a gun. At least for a while. The local 27-year-old went to the Hermiston Bi-Mart to buy a gun until a background check reported he was in a mental heath institution in Alabama, which disqualified him from buying the gun. Oregon State Police responded, and a trooper found out the buyer and the Alabama resident shared the same spellings on his first, middle and last names and shared the same date of birth. Police concluded the person trying to buy the gun was not the person in a mental institution.

1:10 p.m. - A resident on Northeast 15ht Street, Hermiston, told law enforcement the neighbor’s pit bull dog killed 20 of his chickens.

2:17 p.m. - A caller said she was concerned for the safety of two children digging a hole in the snow pile in the parking lot across from Trinity Lutheran Church, 485 W. Locust Ave., Hermiston.

4:22 p.m. - Umatilla police received a 9-1-1 report of a dog without food, water or shelter in the back yard of a home on Chinook Court, Umatilla. Reports of neglected pets were among the most common calls for service during the weekend.

5:27 p.m. - A woman reported the theft of her black 1997 Honda Prelude from Northwest 13th Street, Hermiston.

9 p.m. - A mother in Stanfield reported people harassed her teenage son on the internet for months, and Friday night they found him on social media and started harassing him again.


4 a.m. - Fire departments from Morrow County Fire Station 7 and Boardman responded to a possible furnace fire in the wall of a home on Wagon Trail Road, Echo.

9:28 a.m. - An employee of Traner’s Plumbing, 80611 N. Highway 395, Hermiston, reported to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office that someone during the night ran into the side of the building, damaging some of the siding.

12:59 p.m.- A semi driver at Pilot Travel Center, 2115 S. Highway 395, Stanfield, called police to report someone threw something at his windshield and broke it.

3:36 p.m. - One person suffered injuries when the Toyota pickup she was in crashed on Interstate 84 near milepost 183. The vehicle was eastbound when the 20-year-old driver from Auburn, Washington, lost control. The pickup crossed onto the median and rolled several times before stopping on the westbound side of the freeway. The 19-year-old female passenger from Issaquah, Washington, suffered injuries, and an ambulance took her to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston. The driver also went, but he was not injured.

4 p.m. - A customer at Harvest Foods, 1411 Sixth St., Umatilla, came into the store to report to employees that a vehicle drove up to the side of the store and stole their recycling cans. The customer supplied the store with the information about the thief’s vehicle.

8:14 p.m. - An Irrigon resident reported a Chevrolet Suburban drove erratically between Seventh Street and California Avenue. The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office sent a deputy, who found the vehicle and talked to the occupants, who said they got stuck in the snow and were sledding.


9:02 a.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call about an animal carcass at North Ott and East Punkin Center roads, Hermiston.

11:08 a.m. - Hermiston police responded to a home on Southwest 11th Street after a caller reported a male wearing black gloves and a black hood tried to open her front door. Police found no suspect.

1:25 p.m. - A caller told Hermiston police someone stole the battery out of her car on Northwest 13th Street, and the day before someone stole fuel from the car.

2:31 p.m. - A Umatilla resident on Columbia Boulevard asked for police help to deal with the people stealing from her apartment. So far, they took a light bulb, three ice chests, two barbecue grills and laundry.

8:18 p.m. - A caller on East Beeach Avenue, Hermiston, reported a man stole more than $1,000 cash from her. She knew his first name, she said, but not his last or where he lives.

9:12 p.m. - The driver of a white sedan spun cookies near La Palma Restaurant, 231 E. Hurlburt Ave., Hermiston, until the car became high centered.

9:19 p.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a truck driver punching a man on Interstate 84 near Hermiston.

10:14 p.m. - A Hermiston woman reported her ex-husband keeps harassing her with calls and texts, but she has no protection order against him.


7:41 a.m. - A Hermiston mother at Viewcrest Apartments, 525 S.W. 13th Place, told police the neighbor below her stopped her son, yelled at him and threatened him from her window.

8:08 a.m. - A caller reported the theft of a flatbed trailer from the construction site near Vadata, 3200 Beach Access Road, Umatilla.

10:21 a.m. - Hermiston police received a report of a cougar behind Safeway at the Hermiston Plaza Shopping Center at East Highland Avenue and Highway 395. Police did not find any big cat.

1:56 p.m. - Umatilla police looked into complaints of dogs out in the cold at a home on D Street.

2:51 p.m. - A Hermiston resident told police she arrived home on Northeast Willow Court and a silver Chevrolet Silverado pickup with Washington plates sped off from in front of her residence. She said there were footprints around the house and a broken screen in the back.

3:53 p.m. - Hermiston police responded to Sandstone Middle School, Hermiston, on a report of a juvenile with marijuana.

4:18 p.m. - A manager at the Umatilla Port of Entry, Umatilla, reported a former employee is poaching clients and fraudulently claiming to work for the port.

8:17 p.m. - Law enforcement received a call about vehicles having to swerve around the “can man” in the right lane at South First Street and West Gettman Road, Hermiston.



• Hermiston police arrested Diane Rochelle Berecz, 43, address not provided, for delivery of methamphetamine and driving while suspended, and on a felony probation violation.


• Hermiston police arrested David Daniel Diaz, 19, of Hermiston, for domestic violence fourth-degree assault and strangulation, as well as on three misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear.


• Dante Lamar Marshall, 30, of Snellville, Georgia, ended up in the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton, for domestic violence assault.

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office around 4:40 p.m. responded to a home on Northeast 10th Street, Hermiston, after a woman there reported Marshall hit and bit her and destroyed her property. Deputies arrested Marshall and put him in jail for felony fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest.

Marshall already has a domestic violence assault case pending following his Oct. 31 arrest. Court records show he skipped his Nov. 14 court hearing to face that charge.

His victim was the same in both cases.

• Boardman police arrested Cynthia Ann Brown, 28, of Boardman, for fourth-degree assault.

• Boardman police arrested Tyler Maurice Messersmith, 31, no address provided, for third-degree and fourth-degree assault.


• Oregon State Police arrested Cirillo Ramos Contreras, 35, no address provided, for driving under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol).

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