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Published on June 26, 2018 4:34PM


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


Thomas J. Elliott, 56, John Day, pleaded guilty May 25 to criminally negligent homicide and unlawful use of a weapon in the death of Todd Berry on Aug. 24, 2017. He was sentenced to five years in prison and three years post-prison supervision. He was ordered to pay $16,405 in restitution. A charge of first-degree manslaughter was dismissed.

Laura M. Brunton, 56, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty June 21 to driving under the influence of intoxicants on April 8. She was sentenced to seven days in jail, 18 months probation and $2,255 in fines and fees. She was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle she drove, and her driver’s license was suspended for one year.


Grant County Sheriff


The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of June 20:

Concealed handgun licenses: 36

Average inmates: 19

Bookings: 6

Releases: 12

Arrests: 2

Citations: 3

Fingerprints: 1

Civil papers: 3

Warrants processed: 2

Asst./welfare check: 0

Search and rescue: 0

June 18: Tarah Otto, 18, Boise, Idaho, was cited for being a minor under 21 in possession of marijuana.

June 18: Dylan Lopez, 18, Boise, Idaho, was cited for being a minor under 21 in possession of marijuana.

June 18: Karson Prodzinski, 19, Garden City, Idaho, was cited for being a minor under 21 in possession of marijuana.


Justice Court


Exceeding speed limit: Callie N. Covington, 21, Blodgett, May 28, 77/65 zone, fined $240; Noah P. Fulfer, 24, Redmond, March 28, 45/30 zone, fined $165; Arias Perez Cuauhtemoc, 27, Medford, April 8, 76/65 zone, fined $276; Haley B. Miller, 20, Portland, May 9, 37/25 zone, fined $165; Lindsay A. Davies, 39, Burns, June 10, 55/35 zone, fined $165; Kim C. Rydalch, 66, Modesto, California, June 4, 58/30 zone, fined $265; Eldon M. Grimmett, 39, Blackfoot, Idaho, June 8, 75/65 zone, fined $165.

Violation of basic rule: Josiah D. Martin, 21, Mt. Vernon, June 5, 77/55 zone, fined $140.

Violation of speed limit: Francis E. Redick, 54, Madras, May 7, 80/65 zone, fined $165.

Driving uninsured: Mathew P. Walker, 35, John Day, April 18, fined $265; David J. Darling, 43, Canyon City, April 14, fined $530; Haley B. Miller, 20, Portland, May 9, fined $265; Orion D. Bliss, 24, John Day, March 9, fined $265; David D. Miller, 43, St. Johns, April 8, fined $265; Travis B. Farr, 25, Burns, March 14, fined $500, March 15, fined $1,000, March 24, fined $1,000; Nicholas A. Fitowski, 26, Gresham, March 28, fined $265; David L. Snyder, 55, Portland, April 23, fined $265; Arias Perez Cuauhtemoc, 27, Medford, March 16, fined $265; Timothy L. Keith, 34, Prairie City, May 3, fined $530; Poppy R. Grover, 39, La Grande, March 31, fined $265; Michele Trimble, 43, Mt. Vernon, May 8, fined $225; Charles C. Paulson, 41, John Day, May 19, fined $265.

Driving while suspended: Orion D. Bliss, 24, John Day, March 9, fined $440; Danetta D. Lewis, 24, Prairie City, March 25, fined $440; Travis B. Farr, 25, Burns, March 14, fined $1,000, March 15, fined $1,000, March 24, fined $2,000; Mathew P. Walker, 34, John Day, April 18, fined $440; David J. Darling, 43, Canyon City, April 14, fined $1,000; David D. Miller, 43, St. Johns, April 8, fined $440; Timothy L. Keith, 35, Prairie City, May 3, fined $880, March 7, fined $880; Benjamin L. Keith, 38, Prairie City, April 27, fined $880; Poppy R. Grover, 39, La Grande, March 31, fined $440; Michele Trimble, 43, Mt. Vernon, May 8, fined $375; Charles C. Paulson, 41, John Day, May 19, fined $440.

Driving while revoked: Ollie Starnes, 48, John Day, April 8, fined $440.

Failure to register vehicle: Orion D. Bliss, 24, John Day, March 9, fined $530; Adam G. Jennings, 28, John Day, April 8, fined $115; Nicholas A. Fitowski, 26, Gresham, March 28, fined $115.

Operate a vehicle without proper light: David J. Darling, 43, Canyon City, April 14, fined $330.

No operator’s license: Nicholas A. Fitowski, 26, Gresham, March 28, fined $265; Haley B. Miller, 20, Portland, May 9, fined $265; Tanner J. Prock, 21, Lynden, Washington, March 31, fined $265.

Illegal alteration or display of plates: Orion D. Bliss, 24, John Day, March 9, fined $265.

Operating an unsafe vehicle: Mathew P. Walker, 34, John Day, April 18, fined $265.

Failure to renew registration: Timothy L. Keith, 35, Prairie City, March 7, fined $250.

Registration sticker expired: Poppy R. Grover, 39, La Grande, March 31, fined $115.

Failure to properly use a safety belt: Ollie Starnes, 48, John Day, April 8, fined $125.

Failure to wear a helmet on a moped: Douglas R. McCoy, 66, Trout Lake, Washington, June 11, fined $115.

Failure to display license plates: Michele Trimble, 43, Mt. Vernon, May 8, fined $100.

Improper exhaust system: Orion D. Bliss, 24, John Day, March 9, fined $880.

Failure to carry a valid registration: David D. Miller, 43, St. Johns, April 8, fined $115.

Failure to carry a valid registration card: Travis B. Farr, 25, Burns, March 15, fined $250.


Dispatch


John Day dispatch worked 131 calls during the week of June 18-25, including:

• John Day Police Department

June 18: Received a livestock complaint in John Day.

June 18: Responded to a domestic dispute on Northwest First Street in John Day.

June 19: Advised of loose cattle at Third Street and Highway 26 in John Day.

June 19: Following a traffic stop on Highway 26 at Southeast Gunther Street, Victoria McLean, 35, Prairie City, was cited for driving with a suspended license and no insurance.

June 19: Responded to the Grant County Fairgrounds for a loose horse on the road.

June 20: Following a traffic stop on Main Street in John Day, Christopher Lunch, 29, was cited for speeding 43/25 zone.

June 22: Responded to a report of smoke on West Bench Road in John Day.

June 22: Dispatched to the Department of Human Services in John Day and arrested Kris Goodwin, 27, John Day, on a Grant County warrant.

June 22: Responded to Northwest Bridge Street in John Day for a noninjury accident.

• Grant County Sheriff’s Office

June 18: Received a report of fraud on West Main Street in John Day.

June 18: Responded to Highway 26 in Mt. Vernon for a possible domestic dispute.

June 18: Dispatched to Highway 26 in John Day for a possible trespasser.

June 18: Responded to West Main Street in John Day for a juvenile problem.

June 19: Received a report of a vehicle on Highway 26 west of Mt. Vernon driving on a rim and shooting sparks.

June 21: Received a report of suspicious circumstances and a juvenile possibly in distress at a motel in Mt. Vernon.

June 21: Contacted a person on Ingle Street in Mt. Vernon about telephonic harassment.

June 22: Advised of suspicious circumstances at a convenience store in Dayville.

June 22: Responded with Dayville fire and ambulance to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 26 near Dayville.

June 23: Advised of telephonic harassment in Dayville.

June 23: Responded to Northeast Dayton Street in John Day for a theft report.

June 23: Responded to a telephonic harassment report on East Main Street in John Day.

June 23: Advised of an officer assist request for a trespasser on Southwest Brent Drive in John Day.

June 23: Responded to West Main Street in John Day for a report of children playing in traffic.

June 23: Dispatched to Forest Road 16 in Seneca for a noninjury crash.

June 23: Responded with Oregon State Police to Highway 19 near Monument for an unwanted and intoxicated person.

June 23: Dispatched to a restaurant on Main Street in John Day for a theft report.

June 23: Received a report of animal neglect on Bumpy Road in John Day.

June 23: Responded to West Main Street in John Day for a noninjury crash.

June 23: Dispatched with Oregon State Police to West Main Street in John Day for a domestic dispute.

• John Day ambulance

June 19: Paged for a 74-year-old man on Middle Fork Lane near Bates.

June 19: Responded to a senior facility in John Day for an 85-year-old man.

June 21: Dispatched to Highway 26 in Mt. Vernon for a lifeline alert.

June 21: Responded to North Johnson Avenue in Prairie City for a woman with chest pain.

June 23: Dispatched to Front Street in Prairie City for a 63-year-old man with knee pain.

• Seneca ambulance

June 21: Dispatched to Seneca.

• U.S. Forest Service


June 20: Received a report of several lightning strikes on Fall Mountain south of Canyon City.

June 20: Received a report of a possible forest fire in the Harper Creek drainage south of Mt. Vernon.

June 20: Advised of a possible fire in the Bear Creek drainage between John Day and Prairie City.

June 21: Received a report of a possible fire up Laycock Road in John Day.

June 22: Advised of a possible fire down the South Fork Road south of Dayville.

June 23: Advised of a fire near Spray.

• Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

June 20: Report of a skunk trapped on Canyon Creek Lane in Canyon City.

• Oregon Department of Transportation

June 20: Advised of a flash flood in the Izee and Paulina area.



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