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 arrested listed.

Circuit Court

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Circuit Court reported the following fines and judgments:

• Tylor John Gifford, 19, pleaded guilty to first-degree theft. He was sentenced to jail for five days and bench probation for 18 months, and fined $450, plus $750 restitution to the victim. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim. The court deferred sentences for fraudulent use of a credit card and first-degree forgery.

Grant County Sheriff

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported the following for the week of Feb. 21-27:

• Concealed handgun licenses: 6

• Average inmates: 25.8

• Bookings: 8

• Releases: 13

• Fingerprints: 1

• Civil papers processed: 11

• Warrants processed: 1


John Day dispatch worked 106 calls during the week of Feb. 24-March 2. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:

• John Day Police:

Feb. 28: Cited an Ontario man for speeding and failing to carry proof of insurance.

March 1: Cited a Prairie City 16-year-old for failure to carry proof of insurance; cited a John Day woman for expired plates.

• John Day ambulance:

Feb. 24: 93-year-old man with difficulty breathing; elderly woman with flu symptoms; 77-year-old man.

• Prairie City ambulance:

Feb. 25: Transported a 91-year-old woman to the hospital.

Justice Court

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Justice Court reported the following fines and judgments:

• No operator’s license: Shawn Patrick Sullivan, 30, Bend, fined $260.

• Violation of the basic rule: Andrew James Boyles, 20, John Day, 71/55 zone, fined $160.

• Driving while suspended-violation: Deanna D. Galindo, 31, John Day, fined $435.

• Driving uninsured: Deanna D. Galindo, 31, John Day, fined $260.

• Failure to change vehicle registration: Deanna D. Galindo, 31, John Day, fined $110.

• Violation of the speed limit: Augustia Hester, 87, John Day, 40/20 zone, fined $130.

• Joseph V. Radinovich, John Day, pleaded guilty to taking/possessing buck deer, hunting with artificial light, hunting on the enclosed land of another, no big game tag and waste of game mammal. He was sentenced to 24 months bench probation, 140 hours community service, 12 days in jail with credit for time served and ordered to forfeit all seized game parts. He was fined $2,784, including $1,000 to be suspended upon successful completion of probation, plus $800 in restitution to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and $500 to the Oregon Hunter’s Association-TIP fund. His hunting license was suspended on each of the five counts, to run concurrently over five years. Seven other game-related charges were dismissed.

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