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Cops and Courts

Published on May 23, 2017 4:55PM

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

Christopher Whitmore was found guilty of a probation violation and had his probation extended 12 months and was sentenced to 20 hours additional community service.

Corey R. Kingsmith, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence of intoxicants on or about March 16 and had his license suspended one year, was issued 18 months of probation, 80 hours of community service and fined $1,355.

Grant County Sheriff

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of May 11-17:

• Concealed handgun licenses: 13

• Average inmates: 13

• Bookings: 7

• Releases: 11

• Arrests:1

• Citations: 2

• Fingerprints: 6

• Civil papers: 13

• Warrants processed: 1

• Asst./welfare check: 2

Arrested Ryan Cook, Monument, and a minor from Dayville for possession of marijuana on May 11.

Justice Court

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

Violation of the basic rule: Rachel Anne Kleinschmit, 30, Salem, 76/55 zone, May 13, fined $260; Justin D. McClaughry, 24, Nampa, Idaho, 78/55 zone, April 22, fined $260; Andrew James Dodson, 53, Meridian, Idaho, 75/55 zone, May 7, fined $160.

Exceeding the speed limit: Christine Brinkman Burkey, 52, Eugene, 63/50 zone, May 12, fined $160; Louis George Long, 63, Dayville, 39/25 zone, Feb. 22, fined $135; Mallory Rose Thomas, 27, John Day, 80/65 zone, April 22, fined $260.

Driving uninsured: Michael J. Brennan, 22, Mitchell, April 21, fined $130; Zach Holmes, 29, Prairie City, May 5, fined $260; Zach Holmes, 29, Prairie City, May 16, fined $260.

Driving while suspended: Zach Holmes, 29, Prairie City, May 5, fined $435; Zach Holmes, 29, Prairie City, May 16, fined $435.

Failure to obey traffic control device: Brandon M. Lambeth, 24, John Day, April 21, fined $220.

Hannah R. Pereira was found guilty of minor in possession of alcohol and sentenced to one year suspended driver’s license, and fined $435.

Caleb J. Vielma pleaded guilty to one charge of third-degree theft and was sentenced to 20 days in jail.

Joshua David Winegar was found guilty of a wildlife violation and had his hunting privileges suspended for three years and was fined $1937.50.

Dereke James Clark was convicted of second-degree disorderly conduct and fined $435.


John Day dispatch worked 160 calls during the week of May 15-21. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:

• John Day Police Department

May 15: Responded to a report of a dispute on First Street. Took a report of telephonic harassment in John Day.

May 16: Cited a 32-year-old Prairie City resident for maintaining a dog as a nuisance. Received a report of a vehicle bringing a 2-year-old with a snake bite to Blue Mountain Hospital.

May 18: Arrested a 38-year-old John Day resident for initiating a false report and misuse of 911. Arrested a 19-year-old John Day resident on a Grant County warrant.

May 19: Assisted a man who was unable to move because his foot was stuck.

• Grant County Sheriff’s Office

May 16: Received a report of possible animal abuse. Arrested a 28-year-old Mt. Vernon resident after responding to a report of a domestic dispute in Mt. Vernon.

May 19: Baker Police arrested a 41-year-old La Grande resident on a Grant County warrant.

May 20: Advised of a possible restraining order violation in Canyon City.

• John Day ambulance

May 17: Dispatched for a report of a disoriented elderly female found on the ground in John Day.

May 18: Responded to a woman who was unable to move.

May 20: Responded to a woman who broke her leg in a cattle guard.

May 21: Responded to a 19-year-old female who was having seizures. Responded to Juniper Ridge for a patient with extreme chest pain.

• United States Forest Service

May 19: Advised of lightning strikes on the Malheur National Forest.


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