HPD Street Crime Unit Rounds 'Undesirables'


The Hermiston Police Department’s Street Crime Unit had a busy night on Friday, rounding up five people on outstanding warrants. Each of the five had been arrested numerous times in the past.

Police arrested Tyler Stone, 20, 610 N.E. Second St., Apt. A in Hermiston, around 5:10 p.m., for an active detainer warrant. Stone had been arrested 21 previous times on 37 charges by the Hermiston Police Department. Around 7 p.m., that evening, Willie McLemore, 46, a transient of the Pendleton-Hermiston area, was observed in a pickup in the area of E. Ridgeway and N.E. Seventh St. McLemore had two warrants for his arrest and fled on foot. He was located at 716 E. Ridgeway and taken into custody. McLemore had previously been arrested 16 times on 89 different charges.

Around 11:30 p.m., Mitchell Thomas, 25, of 1985 Diagonal Blvd., was arrested after a short foot pursuit in the area of N.W. Spruce Street and W. May Avenue. Thomas, who had previously been arrested 20 times on 51 different charges by HPD, had an active detainer warrant. He was also found that evening to be in possession of methamphetamine.

A little more than two hours later, Jeova Guzman, 24, 376 W. Locust Ave., Hermiston, and Carol Mendoza, 23, 1110 Eighth St., Umatilla, were both arrested at Stockman’s Steakhouse in Hermiston. Officers recognized both and knew they had multiple arrest warrants. Guzman had previously been arrested 16 times on 71 different charges and Mendoza had previously been arrested 17 times on 38 charges by HPD.

“Friday night was a great example of cleaning our streets of irresponsible and undesirable people,” said Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston

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