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Published on February 6, 2018 4:50PM


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


A misdemeanor charge of physical harassment against Kayla D. Lambeth, 23, John Day, from May 5 was dismissed based on a diversion agreement with the Grant County District Attorney’s Office.

Shawn Kite, 49, Prairie City, pleaded guilty Feb. 1 to misdemeanor driving while license was suspended or revoked. He was sentenced to 24 months probation and fined $1,100.

James C. Beard, 49, Portland, pleaded guilty Jan. 31 to felony failure to report as a sex offender, involving a case in 1987. This was the sixth time he was charged with failing to register as a sex offender. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail, 24 months probation and 60 hours of community service, and fined $200.

Omar Ceja, 20, Canyon City, pleaded guilty Feb. 1 to misdemeanor menacing, constituting domestic violence. He was sentenced to two days in jail, 24 months probation and 20 hours of community service, and fined $300.

Travis J. Freniere, 31, Salem, pleaded guilty Feb. 1 to felony delivery of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to six months in jail, two years probation and substance abuse evaluation and treatment.

Christopher L. Edlefsen, 30, Salem, pleaded guilty Feb. 1 to misdemeanor giving false information for issuance or serving a warrant. He was sentenced to eight days in jail, 24 months probation and 80 hours of community service, and fined $300.


Grant County Sheriff


The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of Feb. 1:

Concealed handgun licenses: 3

Average inmates: 12

Bookings: 9

Releases: 9

Arrests: 2

Citations: 1

Fingerprints: 2

Civil papers: 8

Warrants processed: 4

Asst./welfare check: 5

Search and rescue: 1

Kristopher Johnson, 27, John Day, was cited Jan. 26 for operating a vehicle without required lighting and failure to renew registration.


Justice Court


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

• Driving while suspended: Shawn C. Kite, 49, Prairie City, Jan. 5, fined $435; Christopher J. Keith, 36, Prairie City, Jan. 3, fined $435; Adrian Couey, 32, Prairie City, Dec. 4, fined $435.

• Driving uninsured: Christopher J. Keith, 36, Prairie City, Jan. 3, fined $260; Fnu Hamed, 25, Redmond, Jan. 12, fined $135.

• Violation of the basic rule: Gregory D. Broxson, 46, Sunriver, Jan. 14, 74/55 zone, fined $140; Mary L. Gregson, 69, Beaverton, Dec. 29, 78/55 zone, fined $220.

• Exceeding speed limit: Terran Q. Libolt, 19, Powell Butte, Jan. 7, 42/30 zone, fined $165.

• Accumulation garbage/vehicles: Joseph D. Mecham, 27, Prairie City, Dec. 6, fined $100.

• Fnu Hamed, 25, Redmond, pleaded guilty Jan. 24 to driving with a suspended license and no insurance. He was sentenced to 24 months probation and fined $1,160.

• Melinda Moss, 38, John Day, pleaded guilty Jan. 31 to harassment. She was sentenced to five days in jail, 18 months probation and 30 hours community service, and fined $320.


Oregon State Police


Jan. 28: Responded to a domestic dispute on B Avenue in Seneca.

Jan. 28: Jason W. Wainwright, 28, Long Creek, was arrested on a contempt of court charge on Highway 402.

Feb. 2: Dispatched with John Day police to South Johnson Avenue in Prairie City for a domestic problem.

Feb. 2: Shawn M. Long, 26, Wolf Creek, was arrested on Highway 26 and charged with DUII.

Feb. 3: Advised of cattle on Highway 26 near Dog Creek Road.

Feb. 3: Dane J. Blume, 22, Redmond, was arrested on Highway 26 east of Dayville and charged with DUII. A passenger in the vehicle, Dillon A. Duwe, 19, was arrested and charged with probation violation.

Feb. 4: Advised of a calf creating a hazard on Highway 26 near Fields Creek.


Dispatch


John Day dispatch worked 149 calls during the week of Jan 29-Feb. 4. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:

• John Day Police Department

Jan. 29: Dispatched to a scam report on Mecham Road in Prairie City.

Jan. 29: Responded to a suspicious person report at a gas station in John Day.

Jan. 29: Dispatched for a man seen walking in the middle of Highway 26 in west John Day.

Jan. 30: Orion D. Bliss, 24, John Day, was arrested on a Grant County warrant at a grocery store in John Day.

Jan. 31: Harry Bettis, 84, Donnelly, was cited for speed on Highway 26 near Pine Creek Road.

Jan. 31: Report of tobacco sold to a minor at a convenience store in John Day.

Jan. 31: Dispatched to a report of children pretending to push a wheelchair into traffic on Highway 26 in John Day.

Feb. 1: Responded to Hillcrest Drive in John Day for a civil problem.

Feb. 2: Received a report of menacing on West Main Street in John Day.

Feb. 2: Dispatched with John Day ambulance to West Main Street in John Day for a juvenile problem.

Feb. 2: Received a report of a burglary at a coffee shop on Main Street in John Day.

Feb. 3: Received a report of a flue fire on North Johnson Avenue in Prairie City.

Feb. 3: Received a report of an unattended death on South Johnson Avenue in Prairie City.

Feb. 3: Nicky J. Ballou, 40, John Day, was cited for expired plates on South Canyon Boulevard in John Day.

Feb. 3: Shawn M. Long, 26, Wolf Creek, was cited for no insurance on West Main Street in John Day.

Feb. 3: Aaron M. Roseberry, 31, John Day, was cited for driving with a suspended license and no insurance on West Main Street in John Day.

Feb. 3: Advised of a dispute on West Main Street in John Day.

Feb. 4: Responded to a report of suspicious circumstances on Dayton Street in John Day.

Feb. 4: Raymond J. Janczyk, 48, Springfield, was arrested on suspicion of burglary at a grocery store in John Day.

• Grant County Sheriff’s Office

Jan. 30: Received an identity theft report from Seneca.

Jan. 30: Responded to a possible burglary on Rebel Hill in Canyon City.

Feb. 1: Dispatched to Highway 26 east of John Day for a theft report.

Feb. 2: Responded with John Day police to Half Street in Prairie City for a domestic dispute. Ben Keith, 37, Prairie City, was arrested and charged with harassment.

Feb. 2: Dispatched to South Washington Street in Canyon City for a suspicious person report.

Feb. 2: Received a fraud report from Canyon City.

Feb. 3: Investigated a fraud or identity theft report on South Humbolt Street in Canyon City.

Feb. 4: Tamara L. Michael, 47, Florence, was arrested on a Florence warrant on Highway 26 in Dayville.

Feb. 4: Followed up on a restraining order violation in Dayville.

• John Day ambulance

Jan. 29: Responded for an 81-year-old woman on East Main Street in John Day.

Jan. 30: Dispatched to South Metschan Avenue in Prairie City for a 37-year-old woman with a cardiac issue.

Jan. 31: Responded to a senior home in John Day for a 90-year-old woman.

Feb. 1: Dispatched to Highway 26 in John Day for an 86-year-old man.

Feb. 2: Responded to East 11th Street in Prairie City for a woman who had fallen and was semi-conscious.

Feb. 2: Dispatched to Marysville Lane in John Day for a 22-year-old woman.

Feb. 3: Responded to Picnic Creek Road in Mt. Vernon for an 80-year-old woman with cardiac issues.

Feb. 4: Dispatched to Highway 26 in Dayville for an 86-year-old man.

Feb. 4: Responded to South Johnson Avenue in Prairie City for a 73-year-old woman who had fallen and fractured her jaw.

• John Day fire

Jan. 29: Responded to a report of a flue fire on Northeast Elm Street in John Day.

Jan. 31: Dispatched to the John Day Fire Hall for an unfounded report of a fire.



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