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Published on April 25, 2017 4:36PM

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.

Grant County Circuit Court

June Dutcher Philomena pleaded guilty to second-degree disorderly conduct and was issued a suspended sentence of 18 months probation and fined $200. One count of fourth-degree assault and one charge of attempt to commit a class A misdemeanor were dismissed.

Grant County Sheriff

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of April 13-19:

• Concealed handgun licenses: 9

• Average inmates: 15

• Bookings: 10

• Releases: 10

• Arrests: 1

• Citations: 1

• Fingerprints: 8

• Civil papers: 13

• Warrants processed: 3

• Asst./welfare check: 2

Cited Jason Dole, 35, Canyon City for driving uninsured.

Justice Court

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

Exceeding the speed limit: Gaylene Ann Bruce Moyers, 53, Baker City, 75/65 zone, March 31, fined $160; Michael Dennis Montague, 27, Mt. Vernon, 74/65, April 14, fined $135; Levi Robert McClellan, 21, John Day, 75/65 zone, March 9, fined $160; Francois-Robert Raymond Picard, 35, Seattle, Washington, 82/65, April 5, fined $260.

Driving uninsured: Christopher Keith, 36, Canyon City, March 22, fined $260.

Driving while suspended: Christopher Keith, 36, Canyon City, March 22, fined $435.

Operating an ATV in violation of posted restrictions: John Eric Denham, 42, Lebanon, March 25, fined $160.

Dog as a public nuisance: Mary P. Rowell, 28, Prairie City, Feb. 21, fined $260 and required to pay $300 in restitution to victim.

Daniel King, Fossil, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass and was fined $260.

Nicholas Jack Weldon, Monument, pleaded guilty to a fish and wildlife license violation and was sentenced to 12 months probation, 15 hours community service, required to forfeit antlers, head, cape and meat and fined $935. One count of criminal forfeiture was dismissed.


John Day dispatch worked 128 calls during the week of April 17-23. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:

• John Day Police Department

April 17: Took a report of a theft in Prairie City. Took a report of a possible identity theft in John Day. Took a report of animal abuse.

April 18: Responded to a report of a verbal dispute. Received information on a stolen vehicle out of Baker City.

April 19: Responded to a report of criminal mischief. Arrested a 50-year-old John Day resident on a Grant County warrant. Received a complaint from a landowner that people were throwing parties on their land and stealing items.

April 21: Took a report of theft in John Day. Responded to a report of kids throwing pine cones at cars.

April 23: Took a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Charolais Heights Area and posted a request for extra patrols.

• Grant County Sheriff’s Office

April 23: Advised by John Day Police Department of an accidental gunshot wound in Mt. Vernon.

• John Day ambulance

April 20: Responded to a report of a woman who had lost consciousness.

• Oregon State Police

April 21: Took a report of people chasing deer with a drone.

• John Day Fire Department

April 23: Advised of a burn pile that might be getting out of control.


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