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Published on September 5, 2017 4:40PM


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


Elmer Ray Ahrendsen, Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of resisting arrest, two counts of fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence and one count of coercion, and was sentenced to 19 months in prison and three years probation. Counts of attempt to commit a class C felony, strangulation, fourth-degree assault and first-degree unlawful sexual penetration were dismissed.

Matthew Eric Sagaser was found guilty of a probation violation and a deferred adjudication violation for use of methamphetamine, strangulation, coercion and three counts of fourth-degree assault, and was sentenced to 50 days in jail and 40 hours of community service.

Ryan Jeffrey Bernhard pleaded guilty Aug. 31 to fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer on July 15 and was sentenced to five days in jail and 18 months of probation, and was fined $200. His license was suspended for 90 days. A count of driving under the influence of intoxicants was diverted. A charge of third-degree criminal mischief was dismissed.

Jon Louis Kimball pleaded guilty Nov. 3, 2016, to driving under the influence of intoxicants on Aug. 27, 2016. His diversion for this charge was revoked for consuming intoxicants Aug. 31. He was sentenced to 18 months probation and 80 hours of community service, and was fined $1,255. His license was suspended for one year.

Tyson Richard Haack pleaded guilty Aug. 31 to first-degree criminal mischief on March 25. He was sentenced to six days in jail, 24 months of probation and 80 hours of community service, and fined $350. He was ordered to pay $670 in restitution to Matthew Eric Sagaser and $150 in attorney fees.

Timothy Luke Keith pleaded guilty Aug. 31 to unlawful possession of a firearm and driving uninsured on May 8. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months bench probation, and fined $330. Single counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, driving while suspended or revoked and violation of ignition interlock device installation were dismissed.


Grant County Sheriff


The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of Aug. 24-30:

• Concealed handgun licenses: 5

• Average inmates: 16

• Bookings: 8

• Releases: 9

• Arrests: 1

• Fingerprints: 3

• Civil papers: 9

• Warrants processed: 9

• Asst./welfare check: 3

• Search and Rescue: 3


Justice Court


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

Ronald Ray Lambeth pleaded guilty to second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree theft and was sentenced to two years probation and fined $200. One charge of second-degree disorderly conduct was dismissed.

Tedric James Swartzendruber was found guilty of offensive littering and was fined $435.

Open container of alcohol: Cameron J. Hopper, 24, Burlington, Vermont, July 3, fined $270.

Failure to carry proof of insurance: Dillon Glen Winters, 20, John Day, June 27, fined $260.

Failure to register vehicle: Austin Wade Holliday, 19, July 1, fined $110.

Off-road vehicle on highway: Gregg A. Haberly, 53, John Day, Aug. 18, fined $260.

Failure to carry a valid registration card: Madison Duvall, 19, John Day, June 28, fined $110.

Failure to drive within lane: Claire Veronica Broome, 68, Berkeley, California, Aug. 21, fined $260; Anthony M. Gonzalez, 58, Bullhead City, Arizona, June 24, fined $260.

No operator’s license: Russell Scott Sickler, 51, Seattle, July 2, fined $270; Paul Richard Cullinan, 36, Burns, June 19, fined $270.

Driving uninsured: Gregory J. Ramage, 46, Milwaukie, Wisconsin, July 3, fined $270; Tyler John Gifford, 22, John Day, June 21, fined $260; Paul Richard Cullinan, 36, Burns, June 19, fined $270; Damian Christian Patteeuw, 23, Burns, July 1, fined $270; Anthony M. Gonzalez, 58, Bullhead City, Arizona, June 24, fined $260; Nicole Christine Shaffer, 21, Mt. Vernon, April 2, fined $260.

Driving while suspended: Anthony Scott Steele, 52, John Day, May 31, fined $445; Tyler John Gifford, 22, John Day, June 21, fined $435; Damian Christian Patteeuw, 23, Burns, July 1, fined $445; Steven Michael Posorski, 37, Hot Springs, Montana, June 21, fined $445; Benjamin Lee Keith, 37, Burns, June 23, fined $445; Benjamin Lee Keith, 37, Burns, July 2, fined $445; Anthony M. Gonzalez, 58, Bullhead City, Arizona, June 24, fined $435; Nicole Christine Shaffer, 21, Mt. Vernon, May 6, fined $435; Nicole Christine Shaffer, 21, Mt. Vernon, May 7, fined $435; Nicole Christine Shaffer, 21, Mt. Vernon, May 22, fined $435; Nicole Christine Shaffer, 21, Mt. Vernon, April 2, fined $435.

Exceeding speed limit: Malcom Spencer Squire, 24, San Francisco, 72/65 zone, Aug. 21, fined $160; Ronald F. Harris, 67, Hyampom, California, 79/65 zone, Aug. 21, fined $260; Teri Corialle Smith, 24, Hines 82/65 zone, June 19, fined $270; Branden Sasser Pearson, 44, Camas, Washington, 73/65 zone, Aug. 19, fined $160; Michael Stephen Sarka, 67, Calabasas, California, 80/65 zone, Aug. 21, fined $260; Douglas K. Barrett, 54, Junction City, 49/35 zone, Aug. 19, fined $135; Carissa Kaye Gormley, 34, Meridian, Idaho, 88/65 zone, Aug. 5, fined $435; Sean T. Mathieu, 21, 73/65 zone, Aug. 7, fined $160; Todd Takho Lee, 49, Oakland, California, 79/65 zone, Aug. 20, fined $220; Jon Andrew Box, 64, Villa Grande, California, 74/65 zone, fined $135; Tyler Grant Colwell, 53, San Luis Obispo, California, Aug. 20, fined $135; Andrew G. Coles Heriot, 24, Portland, 73/65 zone, Aug. 21, fined $160.

Violation of the speed limit: Kate Hallisey Russel Robin, 34, San Diego, California, 47/30 zone, fined $100; Ievacny Sanivsky, 40, Brooklyn, New York, 42/25 zone, Aug. 20, fined $160; Emma Stokes Alling, 33, Culver City, California, 42/25 zone, Aug. 19, fined $160; Jeffery P. Slack, 57, Sheridan, 51/35 zone, Aug. 6, fined $160; Robert Earle Holmer, 48, Sacramento, California, 49/30 zone, Aug. 19, fined $160; Dillon Glen Winters, 20, John Day, 55/30 zone, June 27, fined $260; Erryn Avorey Smith, 22, La Mesa, California, 75/55 zone, Aug. 20, fined $135.

Violation of the basic rule: Donald Roy Sturms, 60, San Leanardo, California, 76/55 zone, Aug. 21, fined $220; Christopher Kurt Schmid Schnyder, 43, 84/55 zone, Aug. 22, fined $260; Claire Veronica Broome, 68, Berkeley, California, 70/55 zone, Aug. 21, fined $160; Brent Foutz, 69, Boulder City, Nevada, 81/55 zone, fined $160.

Small claims

Ray Klein Inc. v. Lisa K. Marquez. Money judgment awarded to Ray Klein Inc. for $1,702.62.



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