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Emergency Evacuations Continue in Flooded Areas of Umatilla County

On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported there were successful evacuation efforts using two helicopters in areas affected by county flooding. Helicopters...

FLOOD UPDATE: 26 Evacuated; Rescue Teams Checking Others

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to organize operations with a Type 3 Incident Management Team made up of local officials around the...

Woman Dies in Snowmobile Accident

A Weston woman died in a snowmobile accident on Wednesday near her home. Around 5:20 p.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a report...

Search and Rescue Free Two Couples Stranded in Snow Near Ukiah

A Umatilla County Search and Rescue (SAR) team pulled two vehicles stranded in the snow east of Ukiah last Saturday. Around 10 p.m. on Saturday,...

Major Crime Team Investigating Homicide of Milton-Freewater Man

The Umatilla-Morrow County Major Crime Team is investigating the homicide of a Milton-Freewater man. The Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office released a statement on Wednesday...

Sheriff’s Office Searching for Suspects in Armed Robbery

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is searching for suspects involved in an armed robbery of a conveniences store in Milton-Freewater on Friday. Around 6:30 a.m....

Elderly Woman Found Safe After Leaving Home in Middle of Night

An 83-year-old Hermiston woman is safe at home with her family after she went missing in the early-morning hours on Friday. The woman was reported...

Sheriff’s Office Increasing Patrol Deputies During Holiday Season

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office has increased the number of patrol deputies on duty during the holiday season as part its participation in the...

Umatilla County Man Charged with Sex Crimes Involving Minors

A Weston man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with multiple sex crimes involving minor victims. According to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, Kenneth Allan...

Sheriff’s Office to Renew K-9 Program Thanks to Wildhorse Foundation

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is bringing back its K-9 program thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Wildhorse Foundation. The money will be used...

Umatilla Woman Faces Manslaughter Charges After Fatal Collision

A Umatilla woman has been charged with manslaughter after a collision on Highway 395 left one person dead and another injured Friday evening in...

Hermiston Man Indicted for Allegedly Kidnapping Washington Woman

A Umatilla Grand Jury has indicted a Hermiston man on charges related to an alleged kidnapping in which the suspect allegedly kept his victim...

Hermiston Man Charged with Attempting to Steal Cattle Chute

A Hermiston man was arrested and jailed for allegedly attempting to steal a hydraulic cattle chute from a local business. On Nov. 1, Deputy Cody...

BMCC Students Perform Repairs, Maintenance on SWAT Vehicle

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office’s armored SWAT vehicle is now ready for action thanks to repairs and maintenance completed by students in Blue Mountain...

Pick-Up Truck with Skeletal Remains Found Near Hat Rock State Park

A submerged pick-up truck with skeletal remains inside was recovered from the Columbia River near Hat Rock State Park by a dive and rescue...

Search and Rescue Team Finds Man Trapped in Vehicle in E....

A Umatilla County Search and Rescue (SAR) team rescued a man trapped inside a vehicle that had crashed into a creek. On Saturday, Oct. 5,...

2-Month Investigation Leads to Arrest of Hermiston Man on Theft Charges

A Hermiston man is in jail on multiple charges including theft following a nearly two-month investigation. On Aug. 6, the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office received...

Seven People Arrested During Sheriff’s Office Warrant Sweep

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office and Umatilla County Parole and Probation conducted a warrant sweep this week at multiple locations in the Hermiston area. The...

Deputies De-Escalate Potentially Suicidal Situation in Milton-Freewater

Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office deputies were able to talk a potentially suicidal man into dropping the knife he had pointed at his own throat...

Standoff With Police Ends Peacefully

A tense, armed standoff ended peacefully Friday after a man experiencing a mental health crisis had threatened to kill himself in Hermiston. Around 7:15 a.m.,...

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