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Published on August 8, 2017 4:47PM

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.

Oregon State Police

Arrested Jack Norris Haughton, 44, Bend, for driving under the influence of alcohol on Friday, Aug. 4.

Grant County Sheriff

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of July 27 to Aug. 2:

• Concealed handgun licenses: 8

• Average inmates: 16

• Bookings: 5

• Releases: 6

• Arrests: 1

• Fingerprints: 3

• Civil papers: 19

• Warrants processed: 1

• Asst./welfare check: 4

Justice Court

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

Violation of the speed limit: Santo Domingo Vargas Sanbria, 34, Medford, June 27, fined $200; Gabriel Jackson Helwig, 21, Belleville, Illinois, 65/35 zone, July 8, fined $260.

Violation of the basic rule: Dalton James Reimers, 21, John Day, 70/55 zone, fined $160; Morgan Mae Jenson, 18, Bend, 83/55 zone, July 28, fined $260.

Exceeding speed limit: Jonathan Aaron Frohnmayer, 45, Eureka, Montana, 52/35 zone, July 10, fined $135; Sue Marie Robinson, 72, Eugene, 50/35 zone, June 19, fined $135; Jose Manuel Gutuerrez, 34, Eureka, California, 45/35 zone, July 7, fined $110.

Driving uninsured: Robert James Bryant Jr., 20, Prairie City, June 3, fined $130; Daneta Dawn Lewis, 43, Prairie City, July 8, fined $130.

Careless driving: Ernest Zuniga, 62, Mt. Vernon, July 9, fined $370.

Exceeding max weight limit: John Weatherman, 61, Prineville, July 11, fined $150.

Driving uninsured: Logan William Ortmann, 27, John Day, July 21, fined $130; Jackson R. Stephenson, 25, Asheville, North Carolina, June 28, fined $130.

Operate without proper fenders: Jordan Rachelle Dibartolo, 21, Tygh Valley, July 1, fined $160.

Driving while suspended: Caleb Joe Vielma, 28, Mt. Vernon, June 6, fined $435.

Failure to drive within lane: Ben G. Luethe Jr., 73, Mt. Vernon, July 18, fined $260.


John Day dispatch worked 172 calls during the week of July 31 to Aug. 6. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:

• John Day Police Department

July 31: Dispatched to a report of a dispute at America’s Best Value Inn. Responded to an accident at the stoplight in John Day.

Aug. 3: Received a report of kids jumping off the Patterson Bridge. Received a report of a month-old shoplifting incident at Suzie Q’s.

Aug. 4: Responded to a non-injury hit and run accident in John Day.

Aug. 5: Responded for Grant County Sheriff’s Office with Oregon State Police and Burns/Paiute Tribal Police to a report of domestic violence in Canyon City. Responded to a report of abuse in Strawberry Village.

Aug. 6: Received a report of a gunshot wound from the hospital, but no crime had been committed. Arrested a 57-year-old Salem resident for failure to renew sex offender registration and cited him for speeding.

• Grant County Sheriff’s Office

July 31: Dispatched to a report of a dispute in Canyon City. Took a report of harassment in Mt. Vernon.

Aug. 5: Removed hazard cows from Highway 26 near milepost 198. Arrested a 31-year-old Eugene resident on a warrant after responding to a report of harassment.

Aug. 6: Advised of a report of illegal hunting.

• John Day ambulance

Aug. 1: Responded for a 73-year-old male who was unresponsive.

Aug. 4: Responded with Long Creek ambulance, Long Creek Fire Department and Oregon State Police to a single vehicle accident on Highway 395 North.

Aug. 5: Responded with Long Creek ambulance for a 71-year-old male with a possible heart attack. Responded with Prairie City ambulance for a 51-year-old man who injured himself getting off a roof.

• Oregon State Police

Aug. 5: Responded to a report of a bull in the highway.

Aug. 6: Received a complaint of a bull on Highway 26 near Belshaw Bridge.

• John Day Public Works

July 31: Responded to a report of a broken water line on Lamford Road.

• Long Creek Fire Department

Aug. 4: Received a report of a tractor fire on Vaughn Road in Fox.


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