Hermiston police arrested a felon with a firearm after an officer found a stolen vehicle at 1735 NE Second St. about 2 p.m. Sunday.
The vehicle had been reported stolen by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers spoke with people at the property and ultimately arrested “Kit” Michael Gibson, 36, of Hermiston, on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a felon.
Officers also seized a .40 caliber H&K handgun. Gibson is jailed at Umatilla County jail.
Officers also arrested and jailed Christopher S. Nelsen, 35, of Hermiston, on two warrants issued from Benton County.
Police said this Second Street home is the location “where just two weeks ago we found stolen vehicles being dismantled (and it) continues to be a magnet for those who choose to engage in illegal activities,” said police Chief Jason Edmiston in a release.
“As this location is just outside our jurisdiction, we will continue to work with the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office on getting the property abated. This is the second time in the last 18 months this agency has arrested Mr. Gibson for unlawfully possessing a firearm,” Edmiston said.