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Fugitive arrestedin Kimberly

By Tim Adams, Blue Mountain Eagle

KIMBERLY - What began with an investigation into a reported unlawful angling complaint at the Lone Pine Campground resulted in the arrest of a male Hispanic on a fugitive from justice charge.

Oregon State Police Trooper Erich Timko said he was parked along the road shoulder of State Route 402 at about 5:30 p.m. on July 8 completing an investigation when he observed a Chevrolet Blazer traveling westbound on the highway.

The vehicle reportedly crossed over the yellow line into the eastbound lane of travel at which time, Timko attempted to stop the vehicle.

The vehicle reportedly then drove up a private driveway where several residences were located and stopped.

Timko said he then contacted the driver who advised his name was Filiberto Sanchez-Chavez.

Sanchez-Chavez had no identification in his possession and a check for warrants on the subject through OSP Dispatch indicated there was a close hit on a subject matching the suspect's descriptors who was named Gilbert Sanchez.

Dispatch advised Timko there was a valid, extraditable felony warrant out of Ogden City, Utah, on Sanchez for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

He was taken into custody by Timko on a charge failure to carry and present identification until he could be properly identified.

Timko obtained a consent to search the vehicle and recovered a loaded, .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, along with several open containers of alcohol.

A male passenger in the vehicle, who was identified as being Benjamin Gamboa, 39, Kimberly, reportedly said the rifle belonged to him.

Gamboa was cited for open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

Grant County Deputy Todd McKinley arrived at the scene to assist and it was determined through interviews at the Kimberly Orchards where Sanchez worked, research of past arrest history and through fingerprint identification from Sgt. Steve McGuire, that Filiberto Sanchez-Chavez had numerous aliases and Social Security numbers.

It was further determined that he had at least six warrants for his arrest from Utah.

Sanchez was transported to the Grant County Jail where he was lodged on charges of fugitive from justice and giving false information to a police officer.

He was also cited for no operator's license and driving uninsured.

John Day Dispatch LogJuly 4

• A propane leak was reported in a vehicle at the Dayville Mini Mart. Information referred to the Dayville Fire Department and the Grant County Sheriff's Department.

• An unlocked vehicle was reported parked in the parking lot at the US Forest Service. Responsible party notified and vehicle was secured.

• A juvenile problem was reported at a residence in the 20000 block of North Highway 395. Information referred to the sheriff and the juvenile department.

• An open door was reported at JRM Equipment Rental. Unfounded, the owner was there working on equipment.

• Suspicious vehicles were reported parked on Little Baldy Mountain. Information referred to Forest Service officers. Unfounded, subjects had permission to be there.

• Smoke was reported in the area of the West Highway. Unfounded, it was Malheur Lumber's smoke stacks.

• A wallet was reported found at the Traveler's Motel.

• A dog complaint was reported at the Assembly of God Church.

• An alarm was reported sounding at Les Schwab Tire. False alarm.

• Subjects were reportedly shooting off explosive fireworks at a location in the 600 block of West Main Street.

• Fireworks were reportedly being shot off at a location on Clark Street in Canyon City. Information referred to the sheriff.

• Loud music and fireworks were reported at a location near the intersection of 12th and Overholt Streets. Information referred to the Prairie City Police Department.

July 5

• Two dogs reportedly killed nine chickens at a location in the 30000 block of Old Bates Road. Information referred to the sheriff.

• A B&S Log truck with an empty trailer was reportedly being driven at a high rate of speed on Highway 26 between Prairie City and John Day. Information referred to the Oregon State Police.

• The Oregon Department of Transportation reported 10 safety cones stolen from the area of a truck wreck on Highway 26 near milepost 142. Information referred to the sheriff.

• Loud music was reportedly coming from a vehicle at a location in the Riverside Trailer Park. Driver contacted and verbally warned.

• A possible domestic disturbance was reported at a residence in the 700 block of East Main Street.

• A possible domestic disturbance was reported at the Trout farm. Information referred to the sheriff and OSP.

• Two dogs were reported running at large at a location on Fifth Street. Reporting party said the dogs almost bit her while she was riding her bicycle.

• A grass fire was reported at the Mt. Vernon City Park. Information referred to the sheriff and the Mt. Vernon Fire Department. Kids were reportedly playing with fireworks.

• A possible domestic disturbance was reported at a location on Highway 26 near milepost 129 in the Dayville area. Information referred to the sheriff and OSP.

• A black cow was reportedly standing in the road at a location on northbound Highway 395 near milepost 105.

July 6

• A red "zip bike" was reportedly being driven at a high rate of speed on Pine Creek Road. Information referred to the sheriff.

• A suspicious vehicle was reported at Jackson's Shell. Subject in the vehicle was sleeping.

July 7

• Water was reportedly stolen from a fire hydrant at a location on Highway 26 and La Costa Drive.

• Two quilts were reportedly stolen from the backyard of a residence in the 600 block of Northwest Bridge Street.

• A horse with just a saddle and no rider was reported found in the Summit Prairie area. Information referred to the sheriff. Horse belonged to a sheep herder who was working in the area. The horse reportedly just "took off" on him.

• A possible drunk driver was reported on Highway 26 in the area of Gambler's Veterinary Clinic.

• A possible juvenile disturbance was reported at Len's Drug. Subjects involved were contacted and warned, situation resolved.

• A juvenile problem was reported at a residence in the 59000 block of Eastside Lane. Information referred to the sheriff.

• A domestic disturbance was reported at a residence in the 27000 block of Sunny Ridge Road. Information referred to the sheriff with assistance from city police.

July 8

• An open door in a vehicle was reported at the C&M Apartments. Owner of vehicle located and door was secured.

• A suspicious vehicle was reported at a location on Marysville Road.

• An owl was reportedly stuck in some wire at a residence in the 27000 block of Highway 26. Information referred to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

• Forged checks were reported turned in by the bank of Eastern Oregon.

• A puppy was reported stolen at Chester's Thriftway.

• A stop sign was reported missing on Canton Street near the City Park. Information referred to John Day City maintenance crews.

• A suspicious person was reported at a residence on Council Street. Information referred to the sheriff. Unfounded, subject was staying at the residence.

• Loud music was reported coming from the City Park. Unfounded, a band was playing there and they had a permit.

July 9

• An alarm was reported sounding at Huffman's Market. Information referred to Prairie City. Building checked and appeared to be secure.

• A possible drunk driver was reported on Highway 26 near milepost 160. Unfounded complaint.

• Loud music was reportedly coming from a vehicle at a location in the 600 block of West Main Street. Driver of vehicle contacted and warned.

• A suspicious vehicle was reportedly parked near Grantco. Information referred to the sheriff. Vehicle was not located.

• A suspicious person was reported in the area of NAPA Auto Parts.

• A loud noise, possibly fireworks, was reported in the area of Humbolt and Island Streets. Information referred to the sheriff. Subjects checked, not ing illegal found. Were advised to tone it down for tonight.

• A domestic disturbance was reported at a residence in the 27000 block of Bragga Way. Information referred to the sheriff with assistance from OSP.

July 10

• A suspicious person with a flashlight was reportedly walking around in a yard at a residence in the 27000 block of Terrace Road. Subject was arrested.

• Two subjects reportedly drove off from Chester's Thriftway without paying for a bag of bedding.

• Two juveniles were cited for curfew violation at Les Schwab Tires.

Arrests and CitationsJohn Day Police

• July 6 - Levi C. Lane, 21, Canyon City, was cited for no operator's license.

• July 10 - Roy Russell, 55, no address listed, was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

• July 10 - Two juveniles were cited for curfew violation.

Oregon State Police

• July 2 - Amos Rodriguez, 26, Woodburn, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant from Marion County for carrying a concealed weapon as the result of a traffic stop on Highway 26 near milepost 172.

• July 4 - Tristan James Johnson, 19, Great Falls, Mont., and Mathew Edward Seagren, 22, Missoula, Mont., were cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana as the result of a traffic stop on Highway 395.

Accidents and IncidentsJohn Day Dispatch

• July 5 - John Day Ambulance and Mt. Vernon Quick Response Team were dispatched for a 57-year-old male patient who was reportedly suffering from an elevated heart rate.

• July 7 - Mt. Vernon and John Day ambulances were dispatched for a 64-year-old male patient who was reportedly suffering from breathing and heart problems.

Oregon State Police

• July 8 - Troopers are investigating the reported theft of approximately 25-30 traffic cones from construction sites on Highway 26 and Highway 395. These thefts have reportedly occurred since the first of the year.

• July 7 - Troopers investigated a one-vehicle, minor injury traffic accident on Highway 26 near milepost 171.

According to police Seth Thissell, 21, John Day, was driving a 2004 Subaru Imprezza west on Highway 26 when he apparently drove off the road onto the gravel road shoulder.

He then apparently overcorrected which caused the vehicle to roll over at least twice before coming to rest in the ditch on the south side of Highway 26.

Thissell and his three passengers, Michael Watley, Matt Sagaser and Elijah Stinnett all received minor injuries as the result of the accident.

Troopers are continuing their investigation into the cause of the crash.

Justice CourtCANYON CITY - Grant County Justice Court reported the following fines and judgments:

Miscellaneous Violations

• Kathleen Weissenfluh, Fox, violation of basic speed rule (75/55 zone). Fined $110.

• Thomas Amos, Lake Oswego, violation of basic speed rule (75/55 zone). Fined $141.

• Jerald Rambo, Farmington, Wash., oversize. Fined $94.

• Peter Pellizzari, Shady Grove, violation of speed law (57/35 zone). Fined $237.

• Dane Smith, Bend, violation of basic speed rule (75/55 zone). Fined $110.

• Angela Chamberlen, Silver Lake, failed to appear on a charge of driving while suspended and was found guilty by default.

She was fined $421, plus an additional $25 driver's license suspension fee.

• Steven Roth, Durango, Colo., violation of basic speed rule (60/30 zone). Fined $180.

• Charles Mack, Mt. Vernon, violation of basic speed rule (75/55 zone). Fined $110.

• Stephen Fitzgerald, Redmond, violation of basic speed rule (60/30 zone). Fined $180.

• Dale Houck, Hines, failure to wear seatbelt. Fined $94.

• Ronald Pipkin, Redmond, violation of speed law (50/35 zone). Fined $141.

• Rowdy Nash, Mt. Vernon, no operator's license. Fined $237.

• Francisco Lopez, Laredo, Texas, no valid ODOT permit. Fined $421.

• Dennis Fasold, Eugene, violation of basic speed rule (75/55 zone). Fined $141.

• Russell Young, Canyon City, violation of basic speed rule (90/55 zone). Fined $320.

• Phyllis Hershberger, Seneca, violation of speed law (52/35 zone). Fined $110.

• Walter Sitz, Drewsey, violation of basic speed rule (79/55 zone). Fined $180.

Small Claims CourtJuly Judgments

• Les Schwab Tire v. Tim Lovell.

Default money judgment awarded to Les Schwab Tire in the amount of $867.50, which included $110.50 in costs.

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