Hermiston Police News: Officer Assaulted During Arrest of Female

Release Date: 

On the 2nd of August 2017 at approximately 8PM, Hermiston Police responded to the 300 block of E Cherry Avenue on a report of a female creating a disturbance.  Officers arrived and located Janie Appleby 47 years of age of 320 E. Cherry Ave. #B., Hermiston.  Appleby was found to have an active arrest warrant and during the attempt to take her into custody, officers were subjected to resistance via kicks and swings.  Appleby refused all verbal commands and ultimately struck an officer in the face causing a bloody nose and broken glasses.  The same officer was also kicked in the chest.

Appleby was transported directly from the scene to the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton and lodged on charges of Assaulting a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.


Accessibility Statement - The City of Hermiston is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities. We are currently in the process of upgrading our web site to ensure we meet or exceed the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content.

For more information on how to report an issue related to the accessibility or how to file a formal Section 504 or ADA (Title II) complaint about the accessibility of any content on our website, please see our full Accessibility Statement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy - It is a policy of the City of Hermiston that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. For more information, visit the Anti-Discrimination Policy page.