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

One case filed against Fidel S. Barajas, 43, Kimberly, was dismissed and an arrest warrant was recalled Nov. 25 in the best interests of justice following the district attorney’s motion. He was charged with taking a deer in a closed season and hunting deer with the aid of an artificial light, both misdemeanors allegedly committed on Dec. 6, 2008.

One case filed against Eric Arzate, 26, Visalia, California, was dismissed and an arrest warrant was recalled Nov. 25 in the best interests of justice following the district attorney’s motion. He was charged with felony possession of marijuana and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor allegedly committed on Oct. 3, 2010.

Two cases filed against James D. Cassidy were dismissed and an arrest warrant was recalled Nov. 25 in the best interests of justice following the district attorney’s motion. He was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, allegedly committed on Nov. 13, 2008, and failure to appear for the DUII charge, allegedly committed on March 18, 2010.

One case filed against Linn D. Stewart, 66, Burns, was dismissed and an arrest warrant was recalled Nov. 26 in the best interests of justice following the district attorney’s motion. He was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, allegedly committed on Feb. 28.

Devan J. Haynes, 25, Pendleton, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to driving under the influence of intoxicants committed on March 29. He was sentenced to 48 hours jail, 24 months probation and $1,355 in fines and fees. His driver’s license was suspended for one year, and he was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he drives. Charges of driving with a suspended to revoked driver’s license and giving false information to a police officer were dismissed.

Grant County Sheriff

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of Nov. 28:

Concealed handgun licenses: 2

Average inmates: 19

Bookings: 5

Releases: 11

Arrests: 2

Citations: 1

Fingerprints: 0

Civil papers: 4

Warrants processed: 1

Asst./welfare check: 0

Search and rescue: 0

Nov. 26: Thomas Busby, 46, Prairie City, was cited for driving with a suspended license and no insurance and failing to obey a traffic control device.

Justice Court

• Violation of basic rule: Isaac E. O’Casey, 24, Bend, Nov. 9, 73/55 zone, fined $140; Laura J. Housley, 43, Redmond, July 1, 74/55 zone, fined $165; Christopher M. Carroll, 25, Aug. 31, 73/55 zone, fined $165.

• Exceeding speed limit: Brian W. Clugston, 53, Culver, Nov. 5, 74/65 zone, fined $165.

• Violation speed limit: Jaden M. Corely, 18, Unity, Nov. 9, 55/35 zone, fined $165; Jacob M. Kasberger, 18, Boise, Idaho, Oct. 28, 55/35 zone, fined $165; Joshua T. Frazier, 22, Canyon City, Oct. 29, 54/20 zone, fined $265.

• Driving uninsured: Tylor J. Gifford, 24, John Day, Oct. 5, fined $265, Nov. 5, fined $265.

• Driving while suspended: Tylor J. Gifford, 24, John Day, Oct. 5, fined $440, Nov. 5, fined $440.

• Failure to install ignition interlock: Christopher M. Carroll, 25, Aug. 31, fined $225.

• Illegal alteration of license plates: Tylor J. Gifford, 24, John Day, Nov. 5, fined $265.

• Failure to obey traffic control device: Tylor J. Gifford, 24, John Day, Nov. 5, fined $265.

• Failure to properly use safety belt: Joshua T. Frazier, 22, Canyon City, Nov. 3, fined $115.

• Open container of alcohol: Joshua T. Frazier, 22, Canyon City, Nov. 3, fined $265.

• Careless driving causing an accident: Reuben P. Harvey, 22, Seneca, Nov. 4, fined $375.

• Leonard M. Corwin, 59, Long Creek, pleaded guilty Oct. 3 to second-degree disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to 12 months probation, 20 hours community service and $400 in fines and fees.

• Gregg E. Devore, 29, Prairie City, pleaded no contest Nov. 28 to second-degree disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to 20 days jail. The state agreed that facts in the case will be used in a pending circuit court case.

• Curtis J. Clark, 27, Pendleton, pleaded guilty Oct. 10 to driving without an operator’s license. He was sentenced to $265 in fines and fees. Charges of third-degree theft and driving with a suspended or revoked license were dismissed.

Oregon State Police

Nov. 25: Investigated a noninjury crash on Highway 7 near Austin Junction. The westbound vehicle was traveling faster than conditions would allow and skidded off the highway into trees and a barbed wire fence.

Nov. 26: Responded to a crash that occurred on Nov. 25 on Highway 395 south of the Logan Valley Road junction. The northbound vehicle swerved to avoid hitting a deer, slid off the highway and rolled onto its top. The 19-year-old female driver had climbed out and walked to a nearby residence.

Nov. 28: Responded to a crash on Highway 26 west of John Day. A 17-year-old male accelerated to overtake another vehicle, slid off the highway and rolled over through a barbed wire fence. Both occupants were not injured.

Nov. 29: Investigated a noninjury crash on Highway 402 near Long Creek. The eastbound vehicle slid on black ice and stopped on the westbound shoulder.

Dec. 1: Responded to a crash on Highway 395 south of Canyon Creek. A vehicle slid on ice and landed upside down in Canyon Creek, leaving a 36-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter from Hines suspended in their safety harnesses and unable to get free. A passerby from Elko, Nevada, who witnessed the crash broke out the rear window and handed them a pocketknife so they could cut themselves free. The girl was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Dispatch

John Day dispatch worked 163 calls during the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2, including:

• John Day Police Department

Nov. 26: Responded to a business on North Canyon Boulevard in John Day for a criminal mischief report.

Nov. 26: Received reports of mail being removed from residential mailboxes in John Day.

Nov. 26: Dispatched to a noninjury crash at Main Street and South Canyon Boulevard in John Day.

Nov. 27: Responded to a location in John Day for a sexual abuse report.

Nov. 27: Received a report of a burglary on North Canyon Boulevard in John Day.

Nov. 27: Responded to a mobile home park on West Main Street in John Day for a possible dispute.

Nov. 27: Advised of a possible trespasser at a restaurant on Main Street in John Day.

Nov. 27: Received a report of harassment in John Day.

Nov. 27: Responded to a vehicle fire on Franke Drive in John Day.

Nov. 28: Following a traffic stop on Main Street in John Day, Virginia Harris, 71, Mt. Vernon, was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

Nov. 28: Advised of a juvenile problem on Franks Creek Road in Dayville.

Nov. 29: Responded with state police to East Main Street in John Day for an elderly woman.

Nov. 29: Received a theft report from a senior home in John Day.

Nov. 30: Responded to East Main Street for a report of unwanted persons.

Dec. 1: Advised of suspicious circumstances on Northwest Bridge Street in John Day.

Dec. 2: Responded with state police to North Canyon Boulevard for a possible burglary.

Dec. 2: Following a traffic stop near the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day, Karina Robinson, John Day, was cited for driving without insurance and failing to obey a traffic control device.

Dec. 2: Following a traffic stop on West Main Street in John Day, Storm Carpenter, 59, John Day, was cited for driving while using a cellphone.

• Oregon State Police

Nov. 26: Advised of a disabled vehicle creating a hazard on Highway 26 near Laycock Creek Road.

Nov. 27: Received a report of a noninjury crash at Highway 26 and Bragga Way Road in John Day.

Nov. 27: Advised of a noninjury crash involving a deer on Highway 26 near Dog Creek Road.

Nov. 29: Responded to a noninjury crash on Highway 402 near Monument.

Nov. 29: Received a 911 call about a suspicious person on Highway 395 south of the Harney County line.

Nov. 29: Responded to Mt. Vernon for a noninjury crash involving a deer.

Nov. 30: Advised of a noninjury crash on Highway 395 near Long Creek.

Dec. 2: Received a livestock complaint for Highway 395 north of Long Creek.

Dec. 2: Advised of a noninjury crash on Highway 26 west of John Day.

• Grant County Sheriff’s Office

Nov. 26: Advised of theft on North Mountain Boulevard in Mt. Vernon.

Nov. 28: Received a report of a theft on Patterson Drive in Canyon City.

Nov. 28: Advised of a theft on East Third Street in Prairie City.

Nov. 28: Received a report of a theft at a restaurant on Front Street in Prairie City.

Nov. 28: Advised of a theft in Mt. Vernon.

Nov. 28: Received a report of fraud on Trafton Lane in John Day.

Dec. 1: Advised of a noninjury crash on Highway 395 near Canyon Creek Road.

• John Day ambulance

Nov. 26: Responded with Seneca ambulance, John Day police and state police to Highway 395 near Logan Valley Road for a vehicle that was in a creek.

Nov. 27: Paged to a restaurant on Main Street in John Day for a woman possibly having a stroke.

Nov. 28: Responded with state police to Highway 26 west of John Day for a single-vehicle crash.

Nov. 28: Dispatched with Seneca ambulance to C Avenue in Seneca for an 88-year-old woman.

Nov. 29: Responded to South Eagle Street in Long Creek for a 911 call.

Nov. 29: Transported a patient to the airport in John Day.

Nov. 30: Responded to a hardware store on West Main Street for a person who had fallen.

Nov. 30: Dispatched with Monument fire and ambulance to Wilson Street in Monument for a 61-year-old woman having seizures.

Nov. 30: Responded with John Day police and state police to a noninjury crash on Highway 26 west of John Day.

Nov. 30: Dispatched to a mobile home park on West Main Street in John Day for a 58-year-old woman with nausea and vomiting.

Dec. 1: Responded to a crash scene on Highway 395 south of Canyon Creek.

Dec. 1: Dispatched to South Johnson Avenue in Prairie City.

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