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
Misdemeanor charges against Robert D. Herrera, 60, John Day, of strangulation constituting domestic violence, menacing constituting domestic violence and harassment stemming from a May 15 incident were dismissed Aug. 22. The Grant County District Attorney’s Office motioned to dismiss the charges in the best interests of justice.
A felony charge against Kathy L. Meyer, 46, Mt. Vernon, of criminal conspiracy constituting unlawful delivery of methamphetamine was dismissed Aug. 23. The Grant County District Attorney’s Office motioned to dismiss the charge on the grounds that plea negotiations warrant that the matter be dismissed.
Kevin J. Rapp, 33, John Day, pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to felony first-degree assault and misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine committed on Oct. 16, 2017. He was sentenced to prison for 85 months with good-time credit limited to 20 percent and no more than six months transitional leave, three years post-prison supervision, 18 months supervised probation and $300 restitution. Charges of attempt to commit murder and unlawful use of a weapon were dismissed.
Grant County Sheriff
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of Aug. 22:
Concealed handgun licenses: 11
Average inmates: 22
Civil papers: 11
Warrants processed: 3
Asst./welfare check: 0
Search and rescue: 0
Aug. 16: Curtis Clark, 27, Pendleton, was cited for driving with a suspended license.
Aug. 20: Maxwell Donahue, 21, Missoula, Montana, was cited for speeding, 51/35 zone.
Aug. 20: Mary Brown, 56, Glide, was cited for speeding, 42/25 zone.
Oregon State Police
Aug. 20: Responded to a commercial vehicle accident on Highway 26 west of Prairie City where a westbound Peterbilt truck hit a cow elk.
Aug. 22: Dispatched to a report of a vehicle hitting a flagger at a construction site on Highway 395 south of Canyon City. Jeffrey Leeman, 56, Gaston, was cited for reckless endangerment of a highway worker.
Aug. 22: Responded to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 402 near West Cottonwood Creek Road in Monument. A 36-year-old had reached for something that slid off the seat, and the 1999 Subaru drifted off the westbound lane for about 180 feet. The driver over corrected, causing the vehicle to trip, roll and go airborne before hitting a large juniper tree and resting on its top. The driver was transported to the hospital and was released without injury.
Aug. 24: Dispatched to North Mountain Boulevard in Mt. Vernon. Kristini R. Perry, 33, Mt. Vernon, was cited for possessing a home-grown marijuana plant in public view.
Aug. 24: Responded to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 26 near Dixie Summit. A state trooper, sheriff’s deputy and ambulance crew member reported that the driver was highly intoxicated and admitted he believed he was traveling 90 mph when he crashed. The 674-foot long crash scene included 60 feet of torn-out guardrail on the westbound lane and extensive damage to the guardrail on the other side of the highway. A blood draw at the hospital indicated the driver had a 0.217 percent blood alcohol content. Aaron L. Hancock, 27, Prairie City, was charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.
John Day dispatch worked 133 calls during the week of Aug. 20-26, including:
• John Day Police Department
Aug. 20: Dispatched to Highway 26 in west John Day for a suspicious persons report. Georgia Kadin, 53, was arrested on a Crook County warrant.
Aug. 21: Responded to a mobile home park in John Day where Caleb Vielma, 29, turned himself in on a warrant for violating a release agreement.
Aug. 22: Dispatched to East Main Street in John Day for a report of a restraining order violation.
Aug. 23: Responded to a barber shop in John Day. Robert Herrera, 60, was arrested and charged with a restraining order violation.
Aug. 24: Following a traffic stop on Highway 26 near Bear Creek Road in John Day, Paul H. Reeder, 72, was cited for speeding.
Aug. 24: Following a traffic stop at Highway 26 and Gunther Street, Jeremiah C. Van Arsdall, 19, Gresham, was cited for minor in possession of alcohol.
• Oregon State Police
Aug. 20: Received a livestock complaint for Highway 26 near Pine Creek Road.
Aug. 26: Received a report of a noninjury crash on Fields Creek Road.
• Grant County Sheriff’s Office
Aug. 20: Received a report of suspicious circumstances on Dog Creek Road in John Day.
Aug. 21: Advised of a missing person in Mt. Vernon.
Aug. 23: Received a report of a dispute on Screech Alley Loop in John Day.
Aug. 24: Advised of a missing person on West Bench Road in John Day.
Aug. 25: Received a report of a crash with injuries on Forest Service Road 16 in the Logan Valley area.
Aug. 25: Advised of a noninjury crash on Forest Road 36.
• John Day ambulance
Aug. 20: Responded to Highway 402 near Monument for a 2-year-old boy.
Aug. 20: Dispatched to West First Street in Long Creek for a diabetic issue.
Aug. 20: Responded with Long Creek ambulance and sheriff’s office to Highway 395 for a man with abdominal pain and difficulty breathing.
Aug. 21: Dispatched with the sheriff’s office to Widows Creek Road for a medical condition.
Aug. 22: Transported a patient to the hospital in John Day.
Aug. 22: Responded to Northeast Dayton Street in John Day for a medical alert alarm.
Aug. 22: Dispatched with Monument fire and ambulance to a single-vehicle rollover crash.
Aug. 23: Transferred a patient to the airport in John Day.
Aug. 24: Responded with state police to an accident on Highway 26 near Dixie Summit.
Aug. 24: Dispatched with Monument fire and ambulance and air ambulance to Cottonwood Road near Monument for a 27-year-old man who lost consciousness and stopped breathing.
Aug. 25: Responded with Prairie City ambulance to South Bridge Street in Prairie City for a 12-year-old boy with seizures.
Aug. 26: Dispatched with Seneca ambulance, state police and sheriff’s office to Highway 395 near Starr Ridge for a single-vehicle rollover crash.
Aug. 26: Responded to Little Dog Creek Lane in Canyon City for a 56-year-old man with an ankle injury.