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Cops and Courts

Published on August 1, 2017 4:11PM

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

Robert L. Crosby, II, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of attempt to commit a class A misdemeanor and was sentenced to one year probation, 30 hours community service and 10 days in jail. He was fined $300.

Cherith Rose Sheedy pleaded guilty to pointing a firearm at another and was issued deferred adjudication with a sentence of 24 months bench probation and 35 hours community service and a $200 fine. Upon successful completion of probation, the charges will be dismissed without entering a judgment of guilt.

Oregon State Police

Responded July 23 to a serious motorcycle-deer crash near milepost 172 on Highway 395. The driver was transported by ambulance to Blue Mountain Hospital.

Cited Ren Matthew Kirkpatrick Sr., 41, John Day, for driving under the influence and open container after he was pulled over and showed signs of impairment. Kirkpatrick had his 14-year-old child with him and admitted to previously smoking marijuana. He consented to a blood alcohol test and had a BAC of .12 percent.

Grant County Sheriff

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of July 21-27:

• Concealed handgun licenses: 1

• Average inmates: 15

• Bookings: 13

• Releases: 10

• Arrests: 1

• Citations: 1

• Fingerprints: 3

• Civil papers: 16

• Warrants processed: 2

• Asst./welfare check: 5

Justice Court

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

Exceeding the speed limit: Coleman Kerry Myers, 19, Happy Valley, 65/35 zone, July 7, fined $260; Joan Devine, 73, Eugene, 57/35 zone, July 16, fined $160.

Beegie Julius Smith, Klamath Falls, pleaded guilty to one charge of failure to install an interlock ignition device and one charge of driving while suspended and was sentenced to 24 months probation, five days in jail, suspended if probation is successfully completed, 80 hours community service and fined $1,560.


John Day dispatch worked 178 calls during the week of July 24-30. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:

• John Day Police Department

July 24: Responded to a report of illegal camping behind The Outpost restaurant.

July 25: Responded with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to a report of a domestic disturbance.

July 26: Dispatched to a report of a theft in the Riverside Trailer Park. Advised of a restraining order violation.

July 29: Responded to a report of kids jumping off the Patterson Street Bridge.

July 30: Received a complaint of an ATV rider speeding in a residential neighborhood in John Day.

• Grant County Sheriff’s Office

July 25: Responded to a report of trespassers on private property near the Mullin Ranch. Responded to a report of telephonic harassment.

July 27: Responded to a report of shots fired on Laycock Road.

July 28: Advised of a restraining order violation in Mt. Vernon.

July 29: Investigated a report of harassment at the Rainbow Gathering.

July 30: Responded with Oregon State Police to a report of underage drinking at Magone Lake.

• John Day ambulance

July 27: Responded for a 62-year-old man with a head injury at Strawberry Lake.

• Oregon State Police

July 24: Responded to a report of an unwanted subject on Ritter Road.

July 25: Responded to a hay truck that lost its load near milepost 13.5 on Highway 395.

July 27: Received a report of a driver passing in no-passing zones and almost running cyclists off the road near milepost 186 on Highway 26.

• United States Forest Service

July 24: Advised of a forest fire near Fields Creek and Rooster Combs.

July 30: Advised of a forest fire on Highway 7.


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