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 Gildardo T. Aguiire 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 a secret indictment on Aug. 12, 2009.
Grant County Sheriff
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of Dec. 5:
Concealed handgun licenses: 8
Average inmates: 16
Civil papers: 12
Warrants processed: 2
Asst./welfare check: 1
Search and rescue: 1
Dec. 3: Matthew Mayfield, 37, Boise, Idaho, was cited for violation of the basic rule, 65/55 zone.
Oregon State Police
Dec. 5: Responded to a pond near Highway 26 west of John Day for a horse that had fallen through the ice. Only the head was above water. With assistance from John Day police, passing motorists and the landowner, a rope was placed around the horse’s neck to keep it from totally submerging. A backhoe broke up the ice, and the horse was brought to the shore. It was treated for hypothermia.
Dec. 8: Following a traffic stop on Highway 26 near Clyde Holliday State Park, a 17-year-old from Parma, Idaho, allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and being a minor in possession of marijuana.
John Day dispatch worked 165 calls during the week of Dec. 3-9, including:
• John Day Police Department
Dec. 3: Received a call about a possible theft on Southwest Brent Drive in John Day.
Dec. 3: Investigated a report of suspicious circumstances at a health department office on Main Street in John Day.
Dec. 3: Following a traffic stop on Main Street in west John Day, Charles C. Briet of Vantage, Washington, was cited for driving uninsured.
Dec. 4: Responded to a restaurant on Main Street in John Day for a report of suspicious activity.
Dec. 5: Received a report of sexual abuse from Grant Union High School.
Dec. 5: Advised of fraud on Northeast Elm Street in John Day.
Dec. 5: Responded to a mobile home park on West Main Street in John Day for a report of unwanted persons.
Dec. 6: Following a traffic stop on West Main Street in John Day, Tylor Gifford, 24, John Day, was cited for driving with a suspended license, no insurance and switched license plates.
Dec. 6: Advised of a suspicious person on East Third Avenue in John Day.
Dec. 6: Attempted to stop a vehicle on West Main Street in John Day but terminated the resulting pursuit for safety reasons.
Dec. 6: Following a traffic stop on South Canyon Boulevard, Nathan M. Elledge, 27, Bend, was arrested and charged with eluding and reckless driving.
Dec. 7: Responded to a grocery store in John Day for a shoplifting report.
Dec. 8: Dispatched to West Bench Road in John Day for a report of credit card fraud.
Dec. 8: Responded to a report of shots fired above the police department in John Day.
• Oregon State Police
Dec. 3: Responded to a noninjury crash on Highway 7 near Austin Junction.
Dec. 4: Dispatched to Highway 26 near Indian Creek Road for a report of horses on the highway.
Dec. 5: State police and sheriff’s deputies were advised of suspicious activity on Highway 26 east of Dayville.
• Grant County Sheriff’s Office
Dec. 5: Advised of a burglary on Highway 26 in Mt. Vernon.
Dec. 6: Received a theft report from Front Street and Main Street in Prairie City.
Dec. 8: Advised of a fraud case in Seneca.
Dec. 8: Received a report of a domestic dispute on South McCallum Street in Prairie City.
Dec. 9: Advised of criminal mischief on Ingle Street in Mt. Vernon.
Dec. 9: Received a report of a dispute on Harpers Creek Road in Mt. Vernon.
• John Day ambulance
Dec. 3: Responded to a ranch east of John Day for a man in his 70s.
Dec. 3: Dispatched to North Scenic Drive in Canyon City for a 74-year-old man who had fallen.
Dec. 3: Responded to a senior home in Prairie City for a 50-year-old woman with abdominal pain and difficulty breathing.
Dec. 4: Dispatched to East Fifth Street in John Day for a 79-year-old woman who had fallen.
Dec. 5: Responded to a senior home in John Day for a 75-year-old woman.
Dec. 5: Dispatched to Northeast Seventh Street in John Day for an 85-year-old woman.
Dec. 6: Dispatched to C Avenue in Seneca.
Dec. 6: Responded to Northeast Seventh Street in John Day for an 85-year-old woman.
Dec. 6: Dispatched with Seneca ambulance to Park Avenue in Seneca for a 6-year-old boy.
Dec. 6: Received a 911 call from North Humbolt Street in Canyon City.
Dec. 7: Responded to a mobile home park on West Main Street in John Day for a 58-year-old woman.
Dec. 7: Dispatched to South Canyon Boulevard.
Dec. 7: Received a 911 call from Courtrock Road in Monument.
• John Day fire
Dec. 3: Responded to a request about heaters on Northwest Third Street in John Day.
• Prairie City fire
Dec. 4: Responded to West Sixth Street in Prairie City for a possible flue fire.