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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
7:18 a.m. — A Heppner resident on Northwest Gale Street
reported someone entered his home and stole cat food. He said
he may know the suspect.
10:05 a.m. — Umatilla police received a report of vandalism
at a house under construction on Roosevelt Avenue.
10:24 a.m. — Pendleton police received reports of graffiti
along Southwest Court Avenue.
11:53 a.m. — Employees at Banner Bank, 1220 Southgate,
Pendleton, told police a customer called about an hour or two
earlier and made threats.
12 p.m. — A caller at the Willow Creek Country Club, 53726
Highway 74, Heppner, reported someone cut the lock on the
money drop box and stole at least $60.
2:07 p.m. — A motorcyclist crashed at Laurel and Yates lanes,
Boardman. An ambulance transported one victim to Good Shep-
herd Medical Center, Hermiston.
2:32 p.m. — Umatilla police dealt with graffiti on Margaret
4:41 p.m. — A 911 caller reported a domestic disturbance at
a home at Riverview Mobile Estates, 2712 N.E. Riverside Drive,
4:49 p.m. — Pendleton police received a report of possible
5:23 p.m. — A caller reported a male at the Dollar Tree in
Pendleton tried to start a fight with a female.
5:32 p.m. — Hermiston police responded to McKenzie Park at
West Orchard Avenue and South First Street for an older couple
beating up on each other.
7:48 p.m. — A caller reported illegal camping near the north
end of the Bedford Bridge, Pendleton.
10:13 p.m. — A 911 caller on Washington Street, Umatilla,
reported someone tried to enter the residence.
10:22 a.m. — A caller reported a domestic disturbance
between a male and female on Baggett Lane, Hermiston.
12:16 p.m. — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a
report of an assault on Lind Road, Umatilla.
5:42 p.m. — A 911 caller reported a physical confrontation
between a male and female at AC Mini Storage & RV Park, 2255
S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton.
11:30 p.m. — A resident at B & M Mobile Home Court, 2903
N.E. Riverside Ave., Pendleton, reported someone may have
been prowling around outside.
9:03 a.m. — Pendleton police responded to the area of Still-
man Park, 413 S.E. Byers Ave., after staff at the nearby Circle K
reported a male covered in blood came in and said there was a
fight and others were involved.
11:56 a.m. — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office took a
report for burglary at a site on Northwest Geer Road, Hermiston.
9:42 p.m. — Pendleton police took a report for the theft of
a vehicle from apartments on the 900 block of Southeast Sec-
•Morrow County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephen Ronald
Bray, 47, of Warrenton, for misdemeanor domestic violence
assault and on a probation violation.
•Oregon State Police arrested Jack Charles Oar, 24, of Pend-
leton, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. State police
reported Oar provided a breath sample that showed his blood
alcohol level was 0.17 percent, more than twice the 0.08 percent
•Oregon State Police arrested Rodney Dean Cearns, 27, of
Hermiston, for DUII (alcohol).
•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marc Ronald
Gushwa, 29, of Pendleton, for menacing and pointing a firearm
at another, both misdemeanors.
•Umatilla Tribal Police arrested Natasha Ann Watchman, 45, of
Pendleton, for assault and domestic abuse.
•Pendleton police arrested Von Chris Campbell, 47, of Stan-
field, for second-degree burglary and first-degree theft.
•Oregon State Police arrested Kathleen Hasenkrug Forsman,
62, of Vernal, Utah, for DUII (controlled substances).
TUESDAY, AUG. 13
PENDLETON PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION, 12 p.m.,
Pendleton City Hall community room, 500 S.W. Dorion Ave.,
PORT OF UMATILLA COMMISSION, 1 p.m., Port of Umatilla
offices, 505 Willamette Ave., Umatilla. (541-922-3224)
PENDLETON FARMERS MARKET BOARD, 5:30 p.m., Pend-
leton Early Learning Center, 455 S.W. 13th St., Pendleton.
WESTON CEMETERY BOARD, 6 p.m., Memorial Hall, 210 E.
Main St., Weston. (541-566-3313)
PENDLETON LIBRARY BOARD, 6 p.m., Pendleton Pub-
lic Library meeting room, 502 S.W. Dorion Ave, Pendleton.
LEXINGTON TOWN COUNCIL, 6:30 p.m., Lexington Town Hall,
425 F St., Lexington. (541-989-8515)
PENDLETON CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP, 7 p.m., Pendleton
City Hall, 500 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. (Donna Biggerstaff
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14
UKIAH SCHOOL DISTRICT, 8 a.m., Ukiah Community School,
201 Hill St., Ukiah. (541-427-3731)
MORROW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, 9 a.m., Bar-
tholomew Government Building upper conference room, 110
N. Court St., Heppner. (Roberta Lutcher 541-676-9061)
INTERMOUNTAIN EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT, 10:45 a.m.,
InterMountain ESD office, 2001 N.W. Nye Ave., Pendleton. (Marla
MILTON-FREEWATER CEMETERY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT
NO. 3, 12 p.m., Milton-Freewater Golf Course restaurant, 301
Catherine St., Milton-Freewater. (541-938-5531)
STANFIELD IRRIGATION DISTRICT, 12 p.m., district office, 100
W. Coe Ave., Stanfield. (Tiffany Harrell 541-449-3272)
PORT OF MORROW COMMISSION, 1:30 p.m., Port of Morrow,
2 Marine Drive, Boardman. (Dori Drago 541-481-7678)
PENDLETON FAÇADE COMMITTEE, 3:30 p.m., Pendleton
City Hall community development conference room, 500 S.W.
Dorion Ave., Pendleton. (Julie Chase 541-966-0204)
RIVERSIDE SITE COUNCIL, 5:30 p.m., Riverside High School
library, 210 N.E. Boardman Ave., Boardman. (541-676-9128)
WESTON CITY COUNCIL, 6 p.m., Memorial Hall, 210 E. Main St.,
ATHENA PLANNING COMMISSION, 6:30 p.m., Athena City
Hall, 215 S. Third St., Athena. (541-566-3862)
CONDON PLANNING COMMISSION, 7 p.m., Condon City Hall,
128 S. Main St., Condon. (541-384-2711)
CONDON SCHOOL DISTRICT, 7 p.m., Condon Grade School,
220 S. East St., Condon. (541-384-2441)
HERMISTON PLANNING COMMISSION, 7 p.m., Hermiston
City Hall, 180 N.E. Second St., Hermiston. (541-567-5521)
STANFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT, 7 p.m., Stanfield School Dis-
trict office, 1120 N. Main St., Stanfield. (541-449-3305)
UMATILLA COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1, 7 p.m., Fire Station
21, 320 S. First St., Hermiston. (Reta Larson 541-567-8822)
HELIX SCHOOL DISTRICT, 7:30 p.m., Helix School library, 120
Main St., Helix. (541-457-2175)
THURSDAY, AUG. 15
HERMISTON IRRIGATION DISTRICT, 4 p.m., Hermiston Irriga-
tion District office conference room, 366 E. Hurlburt Ave., Herm-
ECHO CITY COUNCIL, 4 p.m., Old VFW Hall, 210 W. Bridge St.,
UMATILLA COUNTY SPECIAL LIBRARY DISTRICT, 5:15 p.m.,
Pendleton Center for the Arts boardroom, 214 N. Main St., Pend-
leton. (Erin McCusker 541-276-6449)
FRIDAY, AUG. 16
No meetings scheduled
MONDAY, AUG. 19
NIXYAAWII COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD, 4:30 p.m., Nixy-
aawii Community School, 73300 July Grounds Lane, Mission.
ECHO SCHOOL DISTRICT, 6 p.m., Echo Community School, 600
Gerone St., Echo. (541-376-8436)
HELIX CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Helix City Hall, 119 Columbia St.,
PENDLETON YOUTH COMMISSION, 7 p.m., Intermountain
ESD office, 2001 S.W. Nye Ave., Pendleton. (541-276-6711)
Elzie ‘George’ Burns
Dec. 17, 1937 — Aug. 9, 2019
Elzie “George” Burns, 81, of Pendleton, died Friday, Aug.
9, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1937, in Corn-
ing, Arkansas. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of
Anna Marie Estle
Jan. 26, 1946 — Aug. 10, 2019
Anna Marie Estle, 73, of Hermiston, died Saturday, Aug.
10, 2019, in Athena. She was born Jan. 26, 1946, in Tor-
rington, Wyoming. At her request, no service will be held.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
Share memories with ther family at www.burnsmortuary-
Hermalyn J. ‘Lynn’ DeSouza White
Jan. 8, 1942 — Aug. 11, 2019
Hermalyn J. “Lynn” DeSouza White, 77, of Hermiston,
died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at her home. She was born Jan.
8, 1942, in Prairie City. A private family burial will be held
at Skyview Memorial Park, Pendleton. Burns Mortuary of
Hermiston is in care of arrangements. Share memories with
the family at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Martin Roy ‘Marty’ Wood
June 4, 1933 — Aug. 10, 2019
Martin Roy “Marty” Wood, 86, of Pendleton, died Sat-
urday, Aug. 10, 2019, at St. Anthony Hospital. He was born
June 4, 1933, in Carstairs, Alberta, Canada. Online condo-
lences may be sent to www.pioneerchapel.com.
TUESDAY, AUG. 13
No services scheduled
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14
RASMUSSEN, BEVERLY — Visitation from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop, 131
S.E. Byers Ave., Pendleton.
Hermiston student awarded OSHA
SALEM — Eight Oregon high school graduates, includ-
ing Salma Anguiano of Hermiston, are recipients of the
2019 Workers’ Memorial Scholarship awards, the Oregon
Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA)
announced. The awards program helps finance higher edu-
cation for family members of Oregon workers who have been
fatally injured or permanently disabled on the job.
Each of the recipients has different educational pursuits,
career aspirations, and plans to contribute to something
larger than themselves. All of them have experienced the
personal and financial hardships that result when a parent is
lost to a workplace death or permanently disabled while on
The Workers’ Memorial Scholarship is open to any high
school graduate, graduating high school senior, GED recip-
ient, or current college undergraduate or graduate student
who is a dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has
been fatally injured or permanently disabled while on the job.
Learn more about the program at http://osha.oregon.gov/
Federal New York lockup draws new scrutiny in Epstein death
MICHAEL R. SISAK
NEW YORK — The
apparent suicide of Jef-
frey Epstein has brought
new scrutiny to a fed-
eral jail in New York that,
despite chronic understaff-
ing, houses some of the high-
est-security inmates in the
Epstein’s death is also the
latest black eye for the U.S.
Bureau of Prisons, the jail’s
parent agency that already
was under fire for the Octo-
ber death of Boston gangster
James “Whitey” Bulger, who
was fatally beaten at a fed-
eral prison in West Virginia
shortly after his arrival.
Taken together, the deaths
underscore “serious issues
surrounding a lack of lead-
ership” within the BOP, said
Cameron Lindsay, a former
ing the Met-
A defense attorney for
Epstein, Marc Fernich, also
faulted jail officials, say-
ing they “recklessly put Mr.
Epstein in harm’s way” and
failed to protect him.
The Bureau of Prisons
did not respond to repeated
requests for details about
Epstein’s death. But Attor-
ney General William Barr
demanded answers, saying
he was appalled by the appar-
ent suicide and announcing
a pair of federal inquiries
by the FBI and the Justice
Epstein, 66, had pleaded
not guilty to federal sex
trafficking and conspiracy
charges. His lawyers main-
tained the charges against
him violated a non-prose-
cution agreement he signed
over a decade ago.
Epstein’s death brings
fresh attention to the staffing
at Manhattan’s Metropolitan
Correctional Center, where
shortages worsened by a par-
tial government shutdown
prompted inmates to stage a
hunger strike in January after
they were denied family and
Eight months later, the
lockup remains so short-
staffed that the BOP is offer-
ing correctional officers
a $10,000 bonus to trans-
fer there from other fed-
eral lockups. That’s on top
of a so-called “recruitment
incentive” that amounts to
10% of new guards’ first-year
Staffing shortfalls are
resulting in extreme over-
time shifts, in which guards
may work up to 16 hours a
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day, citing a law enforcement
official familiar with the
Epstein had been alone in
his cell when he was found
unresponsive Saturday, even
though he only recently
had returned to the Special
Housing Unit from suicide
watch. The jail had placed
him on 24-hour monitor-
ing — with daily psychiatric
evaluations — after he was
found injured on the floor of
his cell two weeks ago with
who retired in 2014 after 16
months as the MCC’s war-
den, said some people were
overreacting to Epstein’s
suicide because he was well
known. She noted the limita-
tions jailers face when some-
one decides to take his or her
wants to commit suicide,”
Linaweaver said, “they’re
going to do it.”
For more than a decade,
the union that represents
federal correctional officers
has been warning of what it
describes as “unsound” and
“dangerous” staffing levels at
prisons around the country.
In general population units,
there’s often just one officer
to deal with more than 125
Eric Williams, a correc-
tional officer at a federal pen-
itentiary in Canaan, Penn-
sylvania, was working alone
on a bi-level unit in Febru-
ary 2013 when inmate Jes-
sie Con-ui hurled him down
a concrete staircase and
stabbed him repeatedly with
a makeshift blade, killing
The attack came so sud-
denly and with such force,
Williams never had a chance
to call for help. No one at
the prison thought to look
for Williams until an officer
noticed he had not returned
at the end of his shift.
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Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019
day. A person familiar with
the jail’s operations told The
Associated Press that a guard
in Epstein’s unit was working
a fifth straight day of over-
time and another guard was
working mandatory over-
time the day he was found.
The person spoke on
condition of anonymity
because he lacked authori-
zation to publicly discuss jail
Those conditions could
make it more difficult for cor-
rectional officers to enforce
the BOP’s strict measures
for screening security risks.
Those protocols acknowl-
edge that inmates held in
so-called special housing
units, as Epstein was, “may
be at a higher risk for suicidal
Those safeguards —
including cell checks every
30 minutes — were not
followed the night before
Epstein’s death, The New
York Times reported on Sun-
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