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
Gregory Paul Wienands pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal mischief and one count of second-degree disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 12 days in jail and fined $200. One count of attempt to commit a class A misdemeanor and one count of harassment were dismissed.
Travis Michael Lake pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants and was issued a suspended sentence of 24 months probation and five days in jail and fined $1,255. One count of reckless driving and one count of possession of greater than one ounce of marijuana were dismissed.
Oregon State Police
• Arrested Barbara K. Drake on July 2 for driving under the influence of intoxicants after she admitted to using methamphetamine prior to a traffic stop.
• Investigated the death of George Ernest Rogers at the Rainbow Gathering with Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Forest Service. Rogers was complaining of chest and stomach pain at a medical tent in the gathering. He collapsed and an on-scene doctor administered CPR for 20 minutes.
• Forest Service law enforcement arrested Christopher Michael Cobb, 31, Rock Hill, South Carolina, after he was found in possession of items stolen from Walmart. The Forest Service requested OSP take the lead on the theft case.
• Forest Service law enforcement arrested Jesse Aaron Weaver, 27, for driving under the influence after stopping him for expired registration.
• Arrested Justin B. Saunders, 47, Lake View, New York, for driving under the influence of intoxicants after he was stopped for equipment violations and admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.
Grant County Sheriff
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of June 30 - July 6:
• Concealed handgun licenses: 6
• Average inmates: 25
• Bookings: 21
• Releases: 29
• Citations: 8
• Fingerprints: 3
• Civil papers: 5
• Warrants processed: 1
• Asst./welfare check: 6
• Search and Rescue: 1
Kelly Debuff, 34, Billings, Montana, was charged with theft and criminal trespass.
Clayton Coffer, 26, Prineville, was charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive within lane.
Efrain Camacho, 29, John Day, was charged with driving while suspended.
Timothy Edwards, 25, John Day, was charged with operating without a license, without required lighting and without insurance.
Dalton Rumbolz, 24, Bend, was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Albert Skye, 41, Carmel, New York, was charged with violation of the basic rule, 54/35 zone.
Russel Sickler, 51, Seattle, was charged with operating without a license.
Gordan Black, 83, Canyon City was charged with operating a vehicle without driving privileges.
The Grant County Justice Court reported the following fines and judgments:
Exceeding the speed limit: Colin James Martin, 23, Eugene, 77/65 zone, May 21, fined $260; Sam M. Glerup, 28, Baker City, 75/65 zone, fined $135; Sierra L. Dahlen, 17, Prairie City, 73/65, June 19, fined $160; Eric Smith Dennison, 27, John Day, 79/65 zone, June 15, fined $260; Stephanie Marie Mardahl, 65, Seattle, 80/65 zone, June 12, fined $160; Jeffrey Frank Benecke, 67, Joseph, 42/25 zone, June 27, fined $160.
Violation of the basic rule: Cheryl Dachman, 28, Sacramento, California, 71/55 zone, June 30, fined $135; Tawnery A. Stymus, 40, Moyie, Idaho, 78/65 zone, fined $260; Douglas Jack Taylor, 23, Lake Oswego, 70/55 zone, May 27, fined $160; Casey Austin Burton, 51, West Valley, Utah, 80/65 zone, May 19, fined $160; Bradley J. Parsons, 69, Layton, Utah, 75/55 zone, June 13, fined $160; Robert Jeffrey Petershagen, 54, Bend, 83/55 zone, May 11, fined $220.
Driving uninsured: Sammy Wayne Guy, 37, John Day, Feb. 19, fined $260; Sammy Wayne Guy, 37, John Day, May 26, fined $260.
No operator’s license: Sammy Wayne Guy, 37, John Day, Feb. 19, fined $260; Sammy Wayne Guy, 37, John Day, May 26, fined $260; Natasha M. Guy, 42, John Day, Feb. 12, fined $260.
Failure to yield before entering: April Knieper Wilcox, 40, John Day, May 13, fined $260.
Dog as a public nuisance: Julianne Rebecca Hanson, 37, Canyon City, May 31, fined $260; Julianne Rebecca Hanson, 37, Canyon City, June 18, fined $260.
Driving while suspended: Benjamin Lee Keith, 37, Burns, May 22, fined $435.
Billy Joe Gideon, Republic, Missouri, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree disorderly conduct and was sentenced to seven days in jail and fined $100.
Tyson Lewis Angeles, Leadville, Colorado, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree theft and was sentenced to three days in jail and fined $127.
John Day dispatch worked 448 calls during the week of July 1-9. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:
• John Day Police Department
July 1: Responded to a report of a dog locked in a hot car. Responded to a report of a motor home that hit a parked vehicle and attempted to leave the scene. Made contact with a subject in a Speedo with a shopping cart at the post office in John Day. Received a report of someone stealing diapers from Len’s Drug. Responded with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to a report of a dispute in Prairie City. Responded to a report of a sexual assault.
July 4: Arrested a California man for fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Took a report of a theft of roses in John Day. Responded to a report of a belligerent subject at Chester’s Thriftway. Arrested a 42-year-old John Day resident for violating a restraining order. Responded to a report of someone harassing a Prairie City resident by hitting the side of a house.
July 5: Cited a juvenile for theft at Chester’s.
July 6: Dispatched to a report of people sleeping in a parking lot in downtown John Day. Arrested a 59-year-old Nevada resident for second-degree theft. Arrested a 50-year-old John Day resident for a parole violation.
July 7: Responded to a report of stolen gas at Chester’s. Responded to a report of a theft in progress at Chester’s.
July 8: Cited a 31-year-old Missouri resident for hit and run, no insurance and failure to renew registration. Responded to a report of people smoking marijuana in public at Chester’s.
July 9: Responded with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office for a violent and upset customer at Chester’s.
• Grant County Sheriff’s Office
July 2: Arrested a 24-year-old Bend resident for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Received a report of gasoline theft from the Sinclair station.
July 3: Took a report of a theft at Barrieuta Storage. Responded with the John Day ambulance and United States Forest Service to a medical emergency at the Rainbow Gathering.
July 4: Arrested a 26-year-old Prineville resident for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
July 8: Advised of a dog attack at Crawfish Lake.
July 9: Responded to a report of a dog attack at Magone Lake.
• John Day ambulance
July 2: Responded to a report of an assault at the Rainbow Gathering. Responded with John Day Police for a 2-year-old having seizures at the Seventh Street Complex. Responded for a severely intoxicated 31-year-old man with facial lacerations. Responded with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to a report of an assault on Highway 7 near Tipton.
July 4: Responded for a female patient with giardia symptoms. Responded to a subject near the Rainbow Gathering with severe pain.
July 5: Responded with the Seneca ambulance and Grant County Sheriff’s Office for a single-vehicle crash on the Izee Paulina Highway near milepost 31.
July 6: Responded to the Rainbow Gathering for a 27-year-old man, possibly suffering from a head injury and a dog bite.
July 9: Responded with United States Forest Service law enforcement and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to an accident with injuries on the South Fork Road.
• Oregon State Police
July 5: Responded with Dayville Fire Department for a fertilizer truck that overturned a trailer on Highway 19 near milepost 115.
• United States Forest Service
July 1: Made contact with subjects who didn’t pay a campground fee and were smoking marijuana.
• Prairie City Fire Department
July 2: Responded to a report of illegal fireworks on Green Haven Road.
• Mt. Vernon Fire Department
July 3: Advised of a swarm of bees; a beekeeper was contacted.