A 1994 Ford pickup and more than $500 worth of tools were stolen from the parking lot of Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed over the weekend.

Ron Post, the owner of the pickup, does electrical work for the plant and had parked the vehicle at 2212 S.E. Ninth Street for the weekend.

The vehicle was last seen by a co-worker in the parking lot at noon on June 16, according to a police report.

Post’s wife had driven him to the site so he could drive the pickup home.

When the pickup wasn’t there, it didn’t strike him at first as a theft.

“I just thought someone was playing a joke on me,” Post said.

After reporting the theft to the Hermiston Police Department, Post said he hopes they can help put a stop to thefts in the area.

Post was unsure of the value of the truck but added, “It was worth a lot to me.”

On Friday, approximately $512 worth of tools were also reported stolen from a 2010 F-150 truck and cold weather gloves were taken from another pickup parked at Pioneer Seed, according to the police log.

In other crime reports over the weekend:

• During a traffic stop on Saturday, Oregon State Police reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from a Saturn Vue on Interstate 82. After the trooper asked the driver about the odor, she handed him a jar containing marijuana and admitted the marijuana belonged to her.

• Also over the weekend, a trailer behind Midway Tavern was burglarized for the second time in one month. A report from Sunday said someone had recently cut the chain link fence and entered the trailer in the back, according to the police log.

• Watermelons were stolen from Wal-Mart, according to the Saturday police log. The store reported video footage of a man taking the fruit.

• On Monday, a woman reported her silver 1985 Ford Mustang GT was stolen from a repair shop and sold as scrap metal. The Hermiston Police Department will send an information report to the District Attorney’s Office. 

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