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Two Men Arrested Following Recovery of Stolen Pickup and ATV in Hermiston Area
October 25, 2012

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of Morrow County Sheriff's Office, arrested two men Wednesday afternoon on multiple charges and recovered a stolen pickup and stolen ATV after responding to a report of suspicious circumstances near a Hermiston-area vacant storage building on private property.
 
According to Trooper Mark Amos, on October 24, 2012 at approximately 2:00 p.m., OSP troopers responded to the 78000 block of Westland Road in Hermiston to investigate a report by two workers for the Hermiston Generating Company who saw two men operating red ATVs on company property near a vacant storage building and then enter the back of a storage building through a piece of removable wall.
 
Troopers responded, contacted the two men, and found a 1988 Ford pickup inside the storage building. With the help of the Morrow County Undersheriff, they confirmed the pickup was reported stolen to the sheriff's office by Oregon Department of Agriculture on September 27 from an Irrigon-area dairy farm. Troopers also confirmed one of the ATVs was reported stolen to Umatilla County Sheriff's Office on October 4, and found burglary tools and a small amount of methamphetamine. OSP is continuing to investigate to determine if the second ATV was also stolen.
 
Subsequent to the investigation, the two men were arrested and lodged in the Umatilla County Jail on the following charges:
 
ORIN ANDREW WHITBECK, age 48, from Irrigon
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Theft in the First Degree
* Burglary in the Second Degree
* Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree
 
KEVIN HASKEL BOND, age 40, from Irrigon
* Burglary in the Second Degree
* Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree
* Possession of Burglary Tools
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine