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Hermiston Police Looking for Father after Pursuit

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HERMISTON, Ore. -- Hermiston Police are looking for a father who was trespassing on railroad property with a young boy and fled the scene when police arrived.

On Tuesday, police were called to the area of North 1st Place and W. Geer Road on a report of a small child operating a motorcycle in/around the train tracks. When officers arrived, they tried to talk to what appeared to be an adult male and young boy on motorcycles.

As soon as the officer turned on the overhead lights in his car, the duo fled southbound, then west across North 1st Place. Officers saw the young boy crash his motorcycle a short distance later in the driveway of his home. However, the father of the boy continued to flee.

The father was identified as 28-year-old Gregory White. The young boy with him was 6 years old.

The 6-year-old boy was taken into protective custody and later released to his mother who returned to the home on North 1st Place after being at work.

Officers have spoken with White on the phone, but refuses to meet with officers because he's afraid of going to jail. White is 6'1", 185 pounds, with Brown hair and Hazel eyes. 

The Hermiston Police Department is currently seeking the whereabouts of White so he can be processed on charges of Eluding a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, Criminal Trespass in the First Degree and Child Neglect in the Second Degree.