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Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.

Published on March 15, 2016 6:17PM


Arrests and citations in the Blue Mountain Eagle are taken from the logs of law enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of arrest cases.


Circuit Court


CANYON CITY — The Grant County Circuit Court reported the following fines and judgments:

• Santina Jean Mathew, 52, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants. She was sentenced to jail for 48 hours, with possible credit for time served, and fined $585. Her driver’s license was suspended for one year. She was found guilty by court verdict of recklessly endangering another person. She was sentenced to jail for two days, with possible credit for time served, bench probation for 18 months and 40 hours community service. She was fined $633 and her driver’s license was suspended for 90 days. The offense date for both counts was June 22, 2007.

• Vincent Rex Tietjen, 51, pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine committed on or about May 9, 2015. For each, he was sentenced to jail for 364 days, with possible credit for time served, post-prison supervision for two years and fined $200. The second sentence is to be concurrent with all previously imposed ones. The court dismissed two counts for unlawful delivery of meth, two for unlawful manufacture of meth and five for unlawful possession of meth.

• Toby James Yazzie, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault and one for strangulation-constituting domestic violence, both committed on or about Jan. 30, 2016. For each, he was sentenced to jail for 10 days, supervised probation for 24 months and 40 hours community service, and fined $200. The sentences are to be consecutive. The court dismissed three counts for menacing—constituting domestic violence and one for attempting to commit coercion.

• Ethan Taylor Thomas, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal driving while suspended or revoked committed on or about Oct. 24, 2015. He was sentenced to bench probation for 12 months, no driving without a valid license while on probation and fined $1,000. The court dismissed one count of unlawful possession of meth.


Oregon State Police


• March 4: At about 3 p.m., on Highway 26 at the west end of John Day, arrested Diana Sandersfeld, 37, of Dayville, for DUII—controlled substances. She was taken to Grant County Jail.

• March 6: At 12:46 p.m., received a report of telephonic harassment in John Day.

• March 6: At 1:48 p.m., received a report of an intoxicated person trespassing on a neighbor’s property in Prairie City.


Justice Court


CANYON CITY — The Grant County Justice Court reported the following fines and judgments:

• Violation of the speed limit: Matthew Tom Swafford, 31, La Grande, 83/55 zone, Feb. 9, fined $220.

• Violation of the basic rule: Sterling Sage Gilbertson, 30, Prineville, 73/55 zone, Feb. 14, fined $135; Blake Riley Tirico, 21, Seneca, 78/55 zone, Feb. 26, fined $220.


Dispatch


John Day dispatch worked 94 calls during the week of March 7-13. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:

• John Day Police:

March 9: Cited Duane Stokes of Mt. Vernon for speeding.

March 10: Arrested a Prairie City man for assault, strangulation and menacing.

March 11: Theft reported at a Canyon City apartment; arrested a John Day woman on a felony.

• Grant County Sheriff:

March 7: Burglary reported in Granite.

March 9: Advised of a lost hunter in the East Fork Beech Creek area.

• John Day ambulance:

March 7: Responded for an 80-year-old man with difficulty breathing; dispatched for a woman with back pain.

March 8: Responded for a 90-year-old man.

March 9: Responded for an 80-year-old man; pages for someone with high blood pressure.

March 10: Dispatched for a woman with chest and back pain; dispatched for a woman who fell.

March 12: Responded for an 83-year-old man with chest pains

• Monument ambulance:

March 7: Responded for a 70-year-old man.

• Prairie City ambulance:

March 12: Dispatched for a man who was dizzy.

• Long Creek ambulance:

March 12: Paged for a woman who fell.



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