Hermiston Transient Arrested for 55th Time

<p>Peter Villarreal</p>

Peter Villarreal

Within hours of being dropped off in Hermiston by a hospital transit van, Hermiston Police arrested Peter Villareal yesterday for disorderly conduct.

Officers found Villarreal laying down in the of the Highway 395 just after 6 p.m. last night.  He was wearing dark clothing and after an evaluation from paramedics, he was transported to the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston says "This continues to be an extremely unfortunate situation where the only recourse available to law enforcement is to charge Mr. Villarreal criminally despite our belief he needs additional services and assistance."