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Published on December 5, 2017 4:39PM


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


Jeffrey D. Porter, 52, Canyon City, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault on Oct. 26. He was sentenced to five days in jail, 24 months probation and a $150 fine.

Raegan S. Sherman, 22, Prairie City, pleaded guilty to felony third-degree assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence of intoxicants on Sept. 28. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 36 months probation and 100 hours community service, and fined $1,000. She was also ordered to pay $178 to the victim and $70,504 to the Department of Human Services Personal Injury Liens Unit. Her driver’s license was suspended for five years, and she was ordered to have an approved ignition interlock device installed on any vehicle she operates.

Matthew E. Sagaser, 33, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty on Sept. 29 to felony tampering with a witness on or about Jan. 7, 2016. He was sentenced to 25 months in prison and two years probation, and fined $200.


Grant County Sheriff


The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of Nov. 23-29:

• Concealed handgun licenses: 7

• Average inmates: 20

• Bookings: 12

• Releases: 9

• Arrests: 1

• Citations: 7

• Fingerprints: 11

• Civil papers: 24

• Warrants processed: 3

• Asst./welfare check: 7

• Search and Rescue: 0

Christine Daum, 28, John Day, was cited on Nov. 27 for driving with a suspended license, driving uninsured and failure to renew and was cited on Nov. 28 for interfering with police.

Kristin Nodine, 32, Mt. Vernon, was cited on Nov. 27 for unlawful operation of a vehicle.

Todd Winegar, 40, Prairie City, was cited on Nov. 27 for driving with a suspended license, operating a vehicle without required lighting and failure to register a vehicle.

Molly Brennan, 23, Prineville, was cited on Nov. 27 for violation of the basic rule, 76/55 zone.

Travis Palmer, 27, Mt. Vernon, was cited on Nov. 27 for driving with a suspended license.


Justice Court


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

Exceeding speed limit: Abiel R. Brown, 42, Chicago, Nov. 20, 35/25 zone, fined $95.

Driving uninsured: Somer L. Robinson, 28, Dayville, Sept. 22, fined $260; Benjamin L. Keith, 37, Canyon City, Sept. 23, fined $260.

Driving while suspended: Orion D. Bliss, 24, John Day, Sept. 24, fined $435; Christine N. Daum, 28, John Day, Sept. 23, fined $435; Benjamin L. Keith, 37, Canyon City, Sept. 23, fined $435.

Unsafe passing on the left: Frank A. Loehrl, 73, John Day, Oct. 27, fined $180.

Failure to maintain seat belt in working order: Cory A. Slayton, 25, John Day, Oct. 7, fined $160.

David K. Herr, 58, Aloha, pleaded guilty to unlawfully and knowingly hunting from a motor vehicle and exceeding the bag limit. He was fined $1,150, including $250 restitution to the Oregon Hunters Association, and had his hunting privileges suspended for 36 months.

Mike Lor, 54, Troutdale, pleaded guilty to aiding a game violation. He was fined $700, including $250 restitution to the Oregon Hunters Association, and had his hunting privileges suspended for 36 months.


Oregon State Police


Nov. 26: Dennis B. Asher, 50, John Day, was arrested and charged with failing to register as a sex offender after moving from Bend.

Dec. 1: Advised of cattle on Highway 395 near Beech Creek State Park.

Dec. 1: Report of cattle on Highway 19 near Long View Ranch.

Dec. 1: Christopher L. Edlefsen, 30, Salem, was arrested on Highway 26 near Dog Creek Road after allegedly providing a fictitious name and date of birth to avoid being arrested on an outstanding felony warrant. He was cited for driving with a suspended license. Ammunition was found inside the disabled pickup truck, and Edlefsen is a convicted felon.

Dec. 1: The driver of a Toyota RAV4 reportedly fell asleep on Highway 19 near Johnny Kirk Spring Rest Area. The vehicle hit a rocky embankment and then veered across both lanes and rolled down a steep embankment, stopping right-side up next to the John Day River. The driver was not injured.

Dec. 2: Advised of cattle on Highway 26 near Dixie Summit.

Dec. 2: Assisted the sheriff’s office in a drug investigation on Mountain Boulevard in Mt. Vernon. Thomas B. Alsup, 57, Prairie City, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor delivery of 10 grams or more of methamphetamine and felony possession of 10 grams or more of meth. Shannon L. Allison, 47, John Day, was arrested and charged with felony delivery of 10 grams or more of meth and felony possession of 10 grams or more of meth.

Dec. 3: Responded to a non-injury accident on Highway 395 near the Vance Creek Rest Area.


Dispatch


John Day dispatch worked 163 calls during the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:

• John Day Police Department

Nov. 27: Dispatched to a John Day store for a report of stolen cell phones.

Nov. 27: Dispatched to a home on East Main Street in John Day for a theft report.

Nov. 27: Responded to a report of harassment at a home on East Main Street.

Nov. 28: Took a fraudulent check report at a business in John Day.

Nov. 30: Dispatched to Riverside Mobile Home Park in John Day for a theft report.

Nov. 30: Recovered property stolen in Baker City.

Dec. 3: Christine Daum, 28, John Day, was cited on Highway 26 near Dog Creek Road for driving with a suspended license, no insurance and expired plates and later on South Canyon Boulevard for the same violations.

Dec. 3: William Thomas, John Day, was cited on Highway 26 near Pine Creek Road for driving without insurance and expired plates.

• Grant County Sheriff’s Office

Nov. 28: Responded to a harassment report in Mt. Vernon.

Nov. 30: Dispatched to a convenience store in Mt. Vernon for a woman having a heart attack.

Dec. 1: Responded to a report of trespassers on Clark Street in Canyon City.

Dec. 2: Report of theft following a traffic stop on Highway 26 east of John Day.

Dec. 2: Report of criminal mischief at a storage business on Wilderness Lane.

Dec. 3: Received a report of telephonic harassment and possible restraining order violation on Second Street in Prairie City.

Dec. 3: Advised of a slide-off crash on Highway 402 near Hamilton summit.

Dec. 3: Responded to a restaurant on Main Street in John Day for a report of harassment.

• John Day ambulance

Nov. 27: Dispatched to East Main Street in John Day for a woman with knee pain.

Nov. 28: Responded to Northwest First Avenue in John Day for a 78-year-old man with diabetic problems.

Nov. 29: Dispatched to Seventh Avenue in John Day for an 84-year-old woman who fell.

Nov. 30: Responded with Monument ambulance to Top Road near Monument.

Nov. 30: Dispatched with Prairie City and John Day fire and ambulance, sheriff’s office and John Day police to Strawberry Village Apartments in Prairie City for an apartment fire.

Nov. 30: Responded to 12th Street in Prairie City for a man suffering withdrawal symptoms.

Dec. 1: Dispatched with Monument ambulance and fire and sheriff’s office to Highway 19 near Monument for a rollover crash.

Dec. 1: Responded with Seneca ambulance for a 75-year-old man who fell.

Dec. 2: Dispatched to the Grant County Fairgrounds for an 84-year-old woman having a stroke.

Dec. 3: Responded with Long Creek ambulance, sheriff’s office and state police to Highway 395 for a rollover accident.



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