SUNDAY, Dec. 11

1:32 a.m. - A mother asked Hermiston police to check on the welfare of her 21-year-old daughter who was wrapped in a blanket and outdoors in the area of East Gladys Avenue and Northeast Fourth Street.

1:35 a.m. - A man at the Riverside Sports Bar & Lounge, 1501 Sixth St., Umatilla, reported he lost his identification and wanted the number for the Mexican consulate. The caller also was too intoxicated to understand and would not answer questions.

6:52 a.m. - Boardman fire and ambulance responded to a large barn on fire on Kunze Lane, Boardman.

1:35 p.m. - Juvenile rivers on four-wheelers dragged others behind them in the snow and ice in the Highland Summit area of Hermiston. A caller said they were driving erratically and lacked supervision.

4:05 p.m. - An older teen reported she did not want to drop off her younger sister with their mother in Irrigon because she seemed to be suffering a possible mental episode.

5:44 p.m. - The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office received a second-hand report of a male beating a female at a trailer on the 61300 block of Dee Cox Road, Heppner.


1:07 a.m. - Juvenile girls ran around Spruce Village Apartments, 625 N.W. Spruce St., Hermiston, swearing, yelling and looking in windows to try and take photos of people.

6:55 a.m. - A semi driver at the Pilot Travel Center, 2115 S. Highway 395. Stanfield, reported another driver yelled and threatened him for taking too long to get out of the parking spots.

10:27 a.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of five starving horses at Banks Lane and East Punkin Center Road, Hermiston. They have been without hay for four days, the caller said.

2:46 p.m. - A man on East Wilshire Avenue, Hermiston, reported a green parrot was at his bird feeder. He said he tried to catch it, but it flew into a tree.

8:22 p.m. - A caller reported her father was at the mobile home park Bella Vista Estates Cooperative, 705 Paul Smith Road, Boardman, had a knife and was trying to kill her boyfriend.

FRIDAY, Dec. 9

11:50 a.m. - A caller reported a tenant that lives at the recreational vehicle park at the Pilot Travel Center, Stanfield, dumped raw sewage in the site’s waste container.

2:26 p.m. - The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received second-hand information of a caller harassing a man living at J D Gonzalez Trucking, 30386 Oldfield, Hermiston. The man received a hundred calls and texts messages in 12 hours from one person, which also sent calls and texts to the man’s wife.

2:56 p.m. - Someone broken the lottery machine at Fortune Garden, 1200 N. First St., Hermiston, and video cameras captured the incident.

10:58 p.m. - A Hermiston caller reported her friend showed up and her place of business with a female, and the female was trespassing. The man was the victim of the earlier phone harassment.

11:12 p.m. - Two Rivers Correctional Institution, Umatilla, reported a 59-year-old man in the prison was suffering a possible heart attack. An ambulance from Irrigon took the man to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston.


12:37 p.m. - The winter storm brought the usual slew of crashes, starting with a report of a car wreck at Cutsforth Corner on Highway 207, Lexington. Throughout the course of the day, the Morrow County dispatch received calls for another 11 crashes. Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office fielded five.

Drive careful, everyone.

7:20 p.m. - Emergency services in Hermiston received a report of a vehicle striking a male near the Field Of Dreams on East Diagonal Boulevard, Hermiston.

9:48 p.m. - A caller on East Beebe Avenue, Hermiston, reported her neighbor died and someone was inside his home.

10:30 p.m. - And a man on Deschutes Avenue, Umatilla, reported chasing off prowlers.


12:49 a.m. - Icy conditions at Pilot Travel Center, 2115 S. Highway 395, Stanfield, led to a minor fender-bender between semi trucks at the commercial fuel island. A second semi-to-semi accident occurred three minutes later in the same vicinity.

7:38 a.m. - A resident of Southridge Apartments, 1330 Fifth St., Umatilla, reported his uncle’s car was stolen sometime during the night. Umatilla police are investigating.

10:04 a.m. - Hermiston police responded to Dutch Brothers, 660 N. First St., Hermiston, after a caller reported a man was lying in the middle of the road, stopping traffic, and trying to open the caller’s trunk. Hermiston police lodged the man at the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton, on misdemeanor disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges.

12:06 p.m. - An employee at Tom Denchel Ford, 555 S. Highway 395, Hermiston, reported the back window was broken out of a car on the lot and another was keyed sometime during the night.

12:07 p.m. - The Oregon State Police East Region Explosives Unit were called to a residence on Lena Street, Stanfield, after a maintenance crew found a possible explosive device in the home, a foreclosure, after tenants were evicted. The device consisted of six 10-minute road flares and an older flip-style cellphone taped together with electrical tape. The device also had black, white and green residential-type wires attached to it. The device was released to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office for forensic follow-up.

12:18 p.m. - Umatilla police were called after an alleged drunk driver almost hit a pedestrian on Umatilla River Road and Bonney Lane, Umatilla.

2:17 p.m. - Hermiston police were notified of a possible cougar sighting at Oxbow Trail No. 1, Southwest 23rd Street and West Orchard Extension.

6:40 p.m. - Three juveniles who broke into Hermiston High School, 600 S. First St., filmed the illegal entry and a parent sent the video to the district director of operations, who called Hermiston police. Officers, however, were unable to locate the juveniles.


8:31 a.m. - Thieves broke out the window of a vehicle parked at Oxbow Trail, West Elm Extension and Northwest 11th Street, Hermiston, and stole a purse and cell phone.

1:27 p.m. - A man who thought his friends were playing a joke on him finally reported his gray 1998 Ford Taurus stolen from Eldorado Apartments, 245 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston. The caller said the vehicle has been gone since sometime in October.

6:22 p.m. - Umatilla police were called to the Riverside Sports Bar and Lounge, 1501 Sixth St., for a man who reported he was assaulted by a woman. The man was bleeding from the nose and hand, but claimed he didn’t touch the woman. He declined medical assistance.

8:25 p.m. - A passerby reported a fire hydrant lying in the middle of the street outside Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 565 W. Hermiston Ave., Hermiston. The caller said no water was leaking from the hydrant’s base.

8:45 p.m. - A vehicle traveling westbound on I-84 near milepost 176 at a high rate of speed failed to notice a vehicle in front of it was traveling much slower due to mechanical issues. The following vehicle rear-ended the slower one, which ended up on the north shoulder of the road while the other came to rest in the median. No one was injured, according to OSP.



•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mikael Iacob Butler, 18, no address provided, for second-degree theft and second-degree burglary.

•Stanfield police arrested April Mae Bautista, 39, of Stanfield, on a warrant for failure to appear in an assault and weapons case and for possession of methamphetamine.


•Pilot Rock police arrested Terry Dean Schoen, 58, of Hermiston, for menacing and felony fourth-degree assault, both domestic violence charges.

•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Anthony Cano Sr., 46, of Stanfield, for DUII, reckless driving, and second-degree disorderly conduct.


•Stanfield police arrested Virgil Ray Robbins, 41, of Hermiston, for driving under the influence of intoxicants, supplying contraband (drugs), and driving while suspended/revoked. Court records show Robbins is serving two years of probation for a DUII conviction from Oct. 31.


•Umatilla police arrested Veronica Ruiz, 28, address not provided, for possession of methamphetamine.

•The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brooks Goforth Pitts, 36, address not provided, for felony attempt to elude.

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