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

Michael W. Roberts, 41, of John Day pleaded guilty Nov. 26 to fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence and recklessly endangering another person committed Sept. 16, and possession of prohibited firearms or silencer, felon in possession of a firearm and first-degree theft committed Dec. 11, 2017. He was sentenced to 35 months in prison and 24 months post-prison supervision. Counts of fourth-degree assault, harassment, first-degree theft, supplying contraband and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and four counts of felon in possession of a firearm, were dismissed.

Grant County Sheriff

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of Dec. 18:

Concealed handgun licenses: 5

Average inmates: 14

Bookings: 4

Releases: 15

Arrests: 0

Citations: 0

Fingerprints: 5

Civil papers: 8

Warrants processed: 3

Assistance/Welfare check: 0

Search and Rescue: 0

Justice Court

Violation of the basic rule: Tucker L. Davis, 23, Redmond, Nov. 27, 73/55 zone, fined $165; Charles L. Meyer, 39, Ukiah, Texas, Dec. 1, 79/55 zone, fined $265; Owen L. Holum, 63, Enterprise, Nov. 21, 75/55 zone, fined $165; Beanie Hobgood, 85, Mulino, Nov. 14, 68/55 zone, fined $165; David G. Stubblefield, 72, Monument, Nov. 29, 75/55 zone, fined $165; Michael J. Kutz, 29, Dallas, Nov. 11, 75/55 zone, fined $165; Pravin J. Pate, 69, Lake Oswego, Nov. 18, 70/55 zone, fined $165; Mathew W. Scott, 38, Prineville, Nov. 25, 70/55 zone, fined $165.

Violation of speed limit: Sharon A. Fritsch, 57, Beavercreek, Nov. 17, 55/35 zone, fined $165; Sean A. Hoolehan, 51, Pendleton, Dec. 5, 82/65 zone, fined $265; Wyatt M. Armstrong, 18, Hereford, Nov. 15, 44/30 zone, fined $165; Meghan M. Tremblay, 34, Prairie City, Nov. 19, 74/65 zone, fined $165; James A. Moore, 53, Dayville, Nov. 11, 74/65 zone, fined $140; Thomas Mulder, 65, Brush Prairie, Washington, Nov. 18, 50/35 zone, fined $165; Douglas M. Johnson, 63, Tahoma, California, Nov. 12, 76/65 zone, fined $265; Jacqueline Burns, 44, Mt. Vernon, Oct. 3, 40/30 zone, fined $95.

Driving uninsured: Patrick E. Conrad, 32, Pendleton, Oct. 22, fined $265.

Operating without required light: Kevin G. Kimberling, 47, Prairie City, Nov. 9, fined $165.

Failure to drive within lane: Kathleen E. Lockwood, 67, Cordova, Tennessee, Nov. 7, fined $265.

Failure to carry proof of compliance with financial responsibility requirements: Lewis A. Burdick, 58, Canyon City, Nov. 30, fined $135.

Operating without proper fenders: Marti Jo T. Bays, 47, Springfield, Nov. 21, fined $165.

Failure to properly use safety belt: Logan R. Bailey, 41, John Day, Nov. 20, fined $115.

Use of cellphone while driving: Jessica J Williams, 32, Harper, Nov. 26, fined $265.

Exceeding length: William R. Crawford, 32, Spencer, Tennessee, Nov. 23, fined $115.

Careless Driving: Ronald J. Martinelli, 52, Grants Pass, Nov. 22, fined $440.

Tiffany R. Bryant was ordered to pay a fine of $440 after a plea of no contest on Dec. 18 for disorderly conduct.

Frank A. Appiah was ordered to pay a fine of $440 after a plea of no contest on Dec. 18 for possessing a doe with no tag outside.

Adam A. Young was ordered to pay a fine of $115 after a plea of no contest on Dec. 18 for violating travel management agreement.


John Day dispatch worked 84 calls during the week of Dec. 16-19, including:

• John Day Police Department

Dec. 16: Responded to a report of attempted forced entry and dispute on Southwest Brent Street.

Dec. 17: James Cook Jr., 29, of John Day was arrested for harassment.

• Oregon State Police

Dec. 18: Advised of pigs on Highway 26 near milepost 142.

Dec. 19: Received a report of a noninjury crash on Highway 26 near milepost 184.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office

Dec. 16: Received a report of theft on Park Avenue in Seneca.

Dec. 16: Advised of cows roaming loose in Mt. Vernon on Ingle Street.

Dec. 16: Responded to domestic abuse on Moon Creek Lane.

Dec. 19: Advised of a car in the river.

• John Day ambulance

Dec. 16: Dispatched for an elderly woman not feeling well on Northeast Seventh Avenue.

Dec. 16: Dispatched for an elderly man not feeling well on Meacham Drive.

• Prairie City fire

Dec. 16: Notified of possible flue fire on East 12th Street.

• Long Creek ambulance

Dec. 16: Along with John Day ambulance, responded to a 15-year-old girl with asthma.


Rudy Diaz is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. Contact him at or 541-575-0710.

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