Arrests and citations the Blue Mountain Eagle reports are taken from the logs of area law-enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of all arrests listed.
Justice CourtCANYON CITY - The Grant County Justice Court reported the following fines and judgments:
? Jacob O'Rorke, John Day, was cited for careless driving and fined $185.
? Gene Thomas, Burns, was cited for violation of the basic rule (75/55 zone) and fined $110.
? Joe Cancilla, Mt. Vernon, was cited for burning without a permit and fined $109.
? David Clark, Somers, Mont., was cited for violation of the speed law (60/35 zone) and fined $242.
? Jessica Yarnell, Medford, was cited for violation of the basic rule (75/55 zone) and fined $110.
? David Still, Baker City, was cited for violation of the basic rule (78/55 zone) and fined $185.
? John Schilling, La Grande, was cited for violation of the basic rule (75/55 zone) and fined $145.
? Richard Bradbury, Plush, was cited for not wearing a seatbelt and fined $97.
? Karla Sandoval, Hermiston, was cited for violation of the basic rule (75/55 zone) and fined $110.
? Fuchuan Saechao, Sacramento, Calif., was cited for violation of the basic rule (72/55 zone) for a fine of $110, and cited for not having an operator's license for a fine of $185.
? Erinn C. Pulley, Boardman, was found guilty of telephonic harassment as a violation and fined $100.
? Kayleen N. Urbach, Madras, was convicted of possession of alcohol by a minor and ordered to pay $500. Her driver's license was also suspended.
? David Bryant v. Branding Iron/Henry Blaszek Inc. Money judgment awarded to David Bryant in the amount of $89.
Oregon State Police? At about 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, Oregon State Police responded to a report of a vehicle crash on Highway 395 near Vance Creek Road and found the vehicle unattended. Investigation revealed that at about 11 p.m the evening before the driver, Quinn J. Johnson, 19, Caldwell, Idaho, traveling northbound, swerved to avoid a deer while negotiating a curve. The driver, who was uninjured, contacted police later. The vehicle was pulled off the roadway by a passing motorist and was later towed from the scene.
? OSP responded to a reported hit and run crash involving two vehicles on Highway 26 and South Fork Road in Dayville at about 9:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. Investigation revealed that a Dodge Ram pickup, traveling northbound on South Fork, drifted across both lanes, striking a Toyota L-Cruiser parked along the southbound shoulder. The driver, James Michael Mullins, 30, Forest Grove, fled the area, but his pickup was found later by the victims of the Toyota. The pickup was impounded pending investigation.
? At about 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, while waiting near a driveway for a tow truck to remove the pickup from the "hit and run" crash, police observed another Dodge truck drive into the driveway where the suspect from that investigation had been last seen. Gary Ray Ellson, 49, Dayville, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol) and lodged in Grant County Jail.
DispatchJohn Day dispatch worked 175 calls during the week of Aug. 11-17, 2008. Along with the various traffic warnings, trespassing, injured animals, noise complaints and juvenile complaints, these calls included:
Law enforcement: Oregon State Police investigated a report of two young boys hitchhiking on Highway 395 near Beech Creek State Park; Grant County Sheriff's Office took a report of an abandoned vehicle north of Mt. Vernon; Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of animal abuse in the Seneca area; John Day Police Department took a report of identity theft at the Department of Motor Vehicles; John Day Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in the Screech Alley area; OSP responded to a report of a woman trying to flag down cars on south Highway 395; JD Police cited an Anderson, Calif. man for not having a driver's license; Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a loose horse in Prairie City; Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of bad checks being passed in Prairie City; Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of trucks not obeying traffic laws at the airport area; Sheriff's deputies cited a 35-year-old woman who was speeding on Highway 26 just east of Fields Creek Road; John Day Dispatch took a report of a cow in the road and possibly hit on Highway 395 north of Ritter Junction; Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of attempted fraud in Mt. Vernon; Unity amublance responded to a report of a fire on Highway 395 near Ukiah; Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of theft in the Canyon City area; Sheriff's deputies responded to a harassment complaint in Mt. Vernon; Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a motorcycle accident on Highway 395 in the Meadowbrook Pass area; JD Police cited two males for minor in possession; OSP responded to a report of a pickup blocking Highway 395 north of Mt. Vernon; JD Police arrested a Butte, Mont. man for DUII; PC Police responded to a report of theft; Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of horses out on Elkview Drive; JD Fire responded to a fire in the Charolais Heights area; JD amublance, Bates Quick Response Team, OSP, Oregon Department of Transportation and AirLink responded to a motorcycle accident on Highway 26 past Austin Junction; United States Forest Service responded to a report of fire on Overlook Road; Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of shots fired on River Lane Road.
Ambulance: John Day ambulance was requested for a 65-year-old possibly having a stroke; JD ambulance was requested for an elderly woman who was weak; JD ambulance was requested for an elderly woman who had fallen and was complaining of hip pain; JD ambulance was requested for an elderly man who was having severe back spasms and not able to get up.