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Published on October 31, 2017 3:57PM


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 Count Circuit Court


Joseph W. Leo, 40, John Day, pleaded guilty Oct. 26 to unlawful possession of a firearm, a misdemeanor, following a Sept. 9 incident at the Ugly Truth Bar & Grill in John Day. He was sentenced to three days in jail and 12 months probation and fined $200. A second count of pointing a firearm at another person was dismissed.

Shelby Pickenpaugh, 25, Mt. Vernon, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months probation based on a Nov. 30, 2015, guilty plea of felony possession of methamphetamine on Sept. 24, 2015. Fines and fees were waived as they were paid in full on the conditional discharge. A second count of driving under the influence of intoxicants was dismissed.


Grant County Sheriff


The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of Oct. 19-25:

• Average inmates: 15

• Bookings: 8

• Releases: 10

• Arrests: 2

• Citations: 0

• Fingerprints: 1

• Civil papers: 13

• Warrants processed: 3

• Asst./welfare check: 3

• Search and Rescue: 0


Justice Court


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

• Exceeding the speed limit: Donnell S. Brush, 56, Long Creek, 72/65 zone, fined $160.

• Violation of speed limit: Samantha A. McLaren, 40, Warrenton, 54/35 zone, fined $160; Sean G. Ruhland, 28, Huntington Beach, California, 59/35 zone, fined $260.

• Violation of basic rule: Jay R. Trevillian, 39, Woodburn, 77/55 zone, fined $220; Matthew F. Smith, 27, Union, 84/55 zone, fined $260.

• Following too closely: Ann K. Marino, 34, Redmond, fined $220.

• Refusal to take breath test: Billy W. Wells, 54, Seneca, license suspended for one year, fined $1,000.


Oregon State Police


Oct. 23: Responded to a report of a cow on Highway 395 near Seneca.

Oct. 27: Responded to a vehicle-deer accident on Highway 26 east of John Day.

Oct. 27: Responded with sheriff’s office and John Day fire for a vehicle fire on Highway 395 in Canyon City.

Oct. 28: Dispatched with sheriff’s office to a vehicle accident on Highway 26.

Oct. 29: Advised of cows on Highway 26 near Clyde Holliday State Park.


Dispatch


John Day dispatch worked 180 calls during the week of Oct. 23-29. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:

• John Day Police Department

Oct. 23: Responded with Oregon State Police to a domestic dispute in John Day.

Oct. 23: Responded to a burglary report on Hillcrest Drive in John Day.

Oct. 23: Dispatched to a report of fraud on Johnson Avenue in Prairie City.

Oct. 23: Dispatched to Prairie City School for a minor in possession of tobacco.

Oct. 24: Responded for a person with mental issues at Blue Mountain Hospital.

Oct. 25: Report of a fraud caller in John Day.

Oct. 25: A woman reported that she and her dog were attacked and bitten by another dog on Valley View Drive in John Day.

Oct. 26: Dispatched to a harassment report on Southwest Brent Drive in John Day.

Oct. 26: Responded to a shoplifting report at Chester’s Thriftway in John Day.

Oct. 26: Dispatched to a theft report at John Day Parks and Recreation Department.

Oct. 26: Report by hospice of harassment.

Oct. 27: Report of criminal mischief on Bridge Street in John Day.

Oct. 27: Responded to a report of a burglary on Main Street in John Day.

Oct. 28: Report of a goat on Highway 26 near Prairie City.

Oct. 28: Responded to a report of a fight at the Elkhorn Motel in Canyon City. Joshua M. Semler, 40, John Day, was cited for disorderly conduct.

Oct. 28: Responded to a report of an unwanted subject at Chester’s Thriftway in John Day. Raymond G. McDonald, 52, John Day, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Oct. 29: Responded to a report of a theft on Canyon Boulevard in John Day.

Oct. 29: Followed up on a theft investigation on Southwest Brent Drive in John Day.

Oct. 29: Followed up on a theft investigation on Industrial Park Road in John Day.

Oct. 29: Checked on a subject reportedly sleeping in the doorway of a church in John Day.

• Grant County Sheriff’s Office

Oct. 23: Responded to an assault report at Grant Union High School.

Oct. 23: Dispatched to Long Creek for a trespassing report.

Oct. 24: Responded to a theft report near Ritter.

Oct. 25: Responded with John Day ambulance and Oregon Department of Transportation for a single-vehicle crash near Austin Junction.

Oct. 25: Responded with John Day police to a report of a stolen U-Haul trailer in John Day.

Oct. 26: Responded with John Day ambulance for a vehicle-deer accident on Highway 26 near Mt. Vernon.

Oct. 26: Dispatched for a suicidal subject at the Dayville School.

Oct. 26: Dispatched with Oregon State Police, John Day and Long Creek ambulances, Long Creek fire and Airlink for an injured hunter in the Indian Creek drainage northeast of Meadowbrook Summit.

Oct. 26: Two callers on Ingle Street in Mt. Vernon reported someone entered their houses when they were gone during the day and items were missing.

Oct. 28: Advised of a child abuse complaint in Dayville.

Oct. 28: Responded to a report of a prowler on Marysville Road in Canyon City.

• John Day ambulance

Oct. 23: Responded for an elderly male in the John Day city park.

Oct. 24: Responded for a 66-year-old woman in John Day.

Oct. 27: Responded with Monument ambulance for a 16-year-old boy with a neck injury at the Monument football field.

Oct. 27: Dispatched for a woman in John Day.

Oct. 28: Dispatched with sheriff’s office for a woman in John Day who had fallen.

Oct. 29: Responded for an elderly woman in John Day.

Oct. 29: Responded with Oregon State Police and Prairie City ambulance and fire to an accident on Highway 26 at Austin Junction.

Oct. 29: Responded to Blue Mountain Care Center for a 65-year-old man.



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