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News of Record for Sept. 1, 2014


POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Samuael Vischer Galvan, 22, 3000 N. Third St., Fischer Christopher Shank, 19, 1100 H St., and Jacob Oliver Brown, 18, 127 Ninth St., 12:29 a.m. Sunday on Grandview Drive; Galvan and Shank were jailed.

OUT OF COUNTY WARRANTS (Clackamas and Malheur counties), POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Cody Ray Fairall, 34, Middleton, Idaho, 5:01 p.m. Sunday at Birch and Campbell streets; jailed

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY CONDITIONS OF DEFERRED PROSECUTION (Baker County CIrcuit Court warrant): Gene Sterling Taylor, 20, 3220 14th St.; cited and released.

Baker County Sheriff

Arrests, citations

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS: Kenneth Steven Doyle, 24, Silver Springs, Nevada, 2:26 p.m. Sunday on Highway 86, Milepost 52; jailed.

 

News of Record for Aug. 29, 2014


DEATHS

Beulah G. Cody: 85, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 22, 2014, at San Antonio, Texas. A complete obituary will be published later.

FUNERALs PENDING

Darcy Mehl: Celebration of life and memorial service, 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Baker City Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception afterward at the Eagles Club, 2935 H St. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart ‘n’ Home Hospice & Palliative Care, through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Leave online condolences at www.tamispine
valleyfuneralhome.com

Amber Lynn Randolph: Memorial service, 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at Elkhorn Community Church, 1839 Third St. Gene Bunyard will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at Geiser-Pollman Park.

Debi Garrett: Private family graveside service, 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19., at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of life service at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Baker City Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St.

POLICe LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Baker County  Circuit warrant): Stacy Lee Lindstrom, 35, of 700  Birch St., 9:25 a.m., in the 200 block of Bridge Street; jailed.

POST-PRISON SUPERVISION VIOLATION (Parole and Probation detainer) and POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Opaul Adam Heller, 43, address unknown, 7:14 p.m. Wednesday, in the 1500 block of  Campbell Street; jailed.

PROBATION VIOLATION: Casey John Campbell, 29, 8:24 a.m. Thursday at the police department; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

Oregon State Police

Arrests, citations

 

News of Record for Aug. 27, 2014


DEATHS

Ruth E. Ballo: 85, of Baker City, died Aug. 25, 2014, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City. Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Miriam Jeanette Jampolsky: 86, a longtime Baker City resident, died Aug. 25, 2014, at Meadowbrook Assisted Living center in Baker City. Her graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception immediately afterward at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Arrangements are under the direction of  Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneral
home.com.

FUNERALS PENDING

Charles “Larry” Merriman: Graveside service, 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Memorial contributions may be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation or to Heart ‘n’ Home Palliative Care through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneral
home.com

Darcy Mehl: Celebration of life and memorial service, 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Baker City Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception afterward at the Eagles Club, 2935 H St. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart ‘n’ Home Hospice & Palliative Care, through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Leave online condolences at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com

Amber Lynn Randolph: Memorial service, 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at Elkhorn Community Church, 1839 Third St. Gene Bunyard will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at Geiser-Pollman Park.

Debi Garrett: Private family graveside service at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19., at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of life service at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Baker City Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St.

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Lane County warrant): Crystol Morgan, 18, of 1667 Washington Ave., 12:26 a.m. today, in the 1600 block of Fourth Street; jailed.

INITIATING A FALSE POLICE REPORT: Savanna Jean Maloney, 21, of 909 Elm St., 2:14 p.m. Monday, at the police station; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

POLK COUNTY PAROLE BOARD WARRANT: Arlie Ray Bryant, 25, of Willamina, 3:05 p.m. Monday, on north Cedar Street, jailed.

Oregon State Police

Arrests, citations

GIVING FALSE INFORMATION TO A POLICE OFFICER and FAILURE TO CARRY OPERATOR’S LICENSE: Mario Alberto  Zarinana, 32, of Salt Lake City, 4:08 p.m. Sunday, on Interstate 84 at Baker City; transported to the Baker County Jail were he was fingerprinted to obtain his identity; cited and released. Police also cited Zarinana on a charge of speeding.

 

News of Record for Aug. 25, 2014


DEATHS

Janet Hardesty: 77, of Baker City, died Aug. 24, 2014, at her home. Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements.

FUNERALS PENDING

Debi Garrett: Private family graveside service at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19., at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of life service at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Baker City Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St.

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATIONS (Baker County Circuit Court warrants): Buddy Dean Otnes, 31, of 1908 Chestnut St., and Stephanie Marie Pogue, 22, of 1450 13th St., 11:17 p.m. Sunday, at Oak Street and Court Avenue; Otnes was jailed; Pogue was cited and released.

INITIATING A FALSE POLICE REPORT: Krystal Lynn Clark, 25, of 2415 Baker St., No. 2, 5:57 p.m. Sunday, at her home; cited and released.

THEFT II: Tamara Kay Lafferty, 41, of 2450 Broadway St., No. 2, 10:35 p.m. Saturday, in the 2400 block of 10th Street; cited and released.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE: David Anthony Hurst, 43, of Vancouver, Wash., and Lori Ann Henderson, 44, of Portland, 2:21 p.m. Saturday, in the 700 block of Campbell Street; jailed; Henderson also was held on an out-of-county warrant charging her with a probation violation.

OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT: Todd Jeffrey Hamm, 46, of 1814 Seventh St., 11:16 a.m. Saturday, at his home; jailed.

ASSAULT IV: Tiffany Ann Steele, 26, of 2260 Wabash St., 9:53 p.m. Friday, at her home; jailed.

CONTEMPT OF COURT (Baker County warrant): Xysis Silk Duane Lahey, 19, of 2425 Balm St., 7:24 p.m. Friday, at his home; jailed.

THEFT II: Randy Allen Backlund, 32, of 1521 Washington Ave., 4:42 p.m. Friday, in the 3600 block of 10th Street; jailed and later released on bail.

THEFT III: Neil Sloan Lewis, 31, of 3430 Fifth St., 2:49 p.m. Friday, in the 2400 block of 10th Street; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

ASSAULT IV DOMESTIC: Shawn Horn, 24, of 1604 Fourth St., No. 2, 11:25 p.m. Sunday, at his home; jailed.

FAILURE TO APPEAR (Washington warrant): Kim Van Mai, 55, of Seattle, 10:47 a.m. Sunday, at the Snake River; jailed.

PROBATION VIOLATION (Multnomah County warrant): Caleb Pierce, 29, of Huntington, 7:29 p.m. Wednesday, at his home; jailed.

Oregon State Police

Arrests, citations

POSSESSION OF LESS THAN AN OUNCE OF MARIJUANA: Justin James Sweringen, 33, of Pendleton, 5:01 p.m. Aug. 18, at Campbell and Walnut streets; cited and released.

 

News of Record for Aug. 13, 2014


DEATHS

Lyle Benjamin Rager: 95, of Baker City, died Aug. 11, 2014, at Settler’s Park. Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Saul: 83, of Seneca, died Aug. 10, 2014, at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day surrounded by family. Her graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Prairie City Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the Strawberry Grange Hall in Prairie City. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Bates State Park through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S.  Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

Douglas Duane Calder: 66, of Baker died Aug. 12, 2014, at his home. Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn A. Peterson: 71, of Baker City, and a former longtime Halfway resident, died Aug. 12, 2014, at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise. A celebration of her life will be Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Pine-Eagle High School gymnasium in Halfway. Pastor Bill Shields of the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church will officiate. Services are under the direction of Coles Tribute Center.

Darcy Lynn Mehl: 50, died Aug. 12, 2014, at her home with her family at her side. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation  Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS: Lucas Chad Barajas, 25, of 695 Campbell St., 11:58 p.m. Tuesday, in the 1600 block of Third St.; jailed; police said the arrest was made after investigation of a motor vehicle accident.

OUT-OF-COUNTY DETAINER: Tyrone E. Jackson, 21, of Union, 11:58 p.m. Tuesday, in the 1600 block of Third Street; jailed.

CRIMINAL TRESPASSING and UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE: Cindy Ann Trader, 50, of 2719 Second St., Apartment 2, 8:06 p.m. Tuesday, at her home; jailed.

CRIMINAL TRESPASSING: Elijah Michael Reyes, 25, transient, 11:24 p.m. Monday, in the 1900 block of Main Street; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY DEFERRED PROSECUTION (Baker County warrant): Russell George Paddock, 55, of 3085 Resort St., No. 3, 12:44 p.m. Tuesday, at the sheriff’s office; cited and released.

Baker County Parole and Probation

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Detainer): Tyson James Burningham, 31, of 2039 Cherry St., 10:54 a.m. Monday, at his home; jailed.

 

News of Record for Aug. 11, 2014


POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

NEGOTIATING A BAD CHECK (Warrant): Paul Lloyd Niehaus, 47, of 2210 Colorado Place, 8:59 p.m. Saturday, at his home; jailed and later released on bail.

INITIATING A FALSE REPORT: Mathew Oscar Merle Carlson, 21, of 1400 Second St., 6:02 p.m. Friday, at the police station; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

CRIMINAL TRESPASSING II: Jessey James Thomas O’Quinn, 18, of Halfway, 3:32 p.m. Saturday, at Halfway; jailed.

ASSAULT IV (Domestic) and STRANGULATION: Jaymes Christopher Latimer, 26, of Halfway, 9:40 p.m. Friday, at Halfway; jailed.

Baker County Parole and Probation

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Detainer): Michael Steven Myers-Gabiola, 23, of 1304 Court Ave., 4:37 p.m. Friday, at 2610 Grove St.; jailed.

 

News of Record for Aug. 8, 2014


DEATHS

Jack Lee Love Sr.: 77, of Burbank, Wash., died Aug. 5, 2014, at Pasco, Wash. Mueller’s Greenlee Funeral Home at Pasco, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Detainer): Gary Gene King, 56, of 990 Elm St., 9:08 a.m. Thursday, at his home; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

RAPE III: Jacob Walker, 23, of 1455 Auburn Ave., 10:50 a.m. Thursday, at his home; jailed; Lt. Travis Ash said Walker is accused of have sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl.

Baker County Parole and Probation

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Baker County Detainer): Markus Gregory Burke, 35, of 2230 Campbell St., 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, at 2610 Grove St.; jailed.

 

News of Record for Aug. 6, 2014


DEATHS

Deborah Kay Garrett: 56, of Baker City, died Aug. 5, 2014, at an assisted living center in Baker City. Arrangements are under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com

BIRTHS

Istre: Tawnie Nicole and Justin Mark of La Grande, 8:16 a.m., July 28, 2014, a girl, Jossalyn Rose Istre, 7 pounds, 6 ounces; maternal grandparents are Wayne Overson and Robin Pine; paternal grandparents are Dan Istre and Tami Istre.

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Two Baker County warrants): Xysis Silk Duane Lahey, 20, of 2425 Balm St., 8:50 p.m., Monday, at his home; cited and released.

ASSAULT IV DOMESTIC (in the presence of minors): Irene Elizabeth Mack, 38, of 1829 Chestnut St., 11:56 p.m. Monday, at her home; jailed and later released.

PROBATION VIOLATION (Baker County Circuit Court warrant): Lisa Lynn Culley, 30, of 1992 Plum St., 12:43 a.m. Tuesday, at her home; jailed and later released.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

FAILURE TO APPEAR (Umatilla County warrant): Cindy Ann Trader, 40, of 2719 Second St., No. 2, 4;22 p.m. Monday, at her home; jailed and later released to Umatilla County.

Accident reports

On Highway 86 about five miles east of Baker City, 9:25 p.m. Saturday; Lt. Travis Ash said a 1998 Honda CR-V driven by Trina Duncan, 51, of 2010 Plum St., collided with a black cow in the roadway; Duncan was taken by ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center, where she was treated on Saturday and released.

Oregon State Police

Arrests, citations

POST-PRISON SUPERVISION DETAINER (Warrant): Brandon Michael Lutz, 20, of Baker City, 3:11 p.m. July 30; jailed.

FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER: Leny Chance Warren, 45, of Baker City, 3:14 p.m. Friday, on Pocahontas Road; cited and released.

RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION: Chad Jess Bowman, 43, of Baker City, 5:47 p.m. Saturday; jailed; police also cited Bowman on a charge of violating Oregon’s basic rule.

 

News of Record for Aug. 4, 2014


FUNERALS PENDING

Ida Thompson: Graveside service, 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 8, at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception afterward at the Baptist Church Youth Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalley
funeralhome.com

Jacqueline Piatt: There will be a celebration of Jacqueline’s life and memorial service, 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Baker City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 42171 Chico Road. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneral
home.com

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

MENACING, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING (two counts), RESISTING ARREST, ESCAPE and VIOLATING RELEASE AGREEMENT (four counts): Terrence James Lizotte, 28, of 1730 Baker St., 9:45 p.m. Friday; jailed; Police Chief Wyn Lohner said Lizotte threatened his parents, Mark and Barbara Lizotte, with a knife at their home; when police arrived, Terrence Lizotte ran from them and trespassed on the property of Cristy Baird of Baker City.

ASSAULT IV (two counts), HARASSMENT (two counts) and STRANGULATION: Jose Gonzales Juarez, 38, of 948 Valley Ave., 5:35 a.m. Sunday at his home; jailed; police said Juarez assaulted his two minor-age children at their home.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS: Risa Marie Frank, 33, of Union, 2:03 a.m. Sunday, at Second Street and Auburn Avenue; jailed and later released on bail.

ASSAULT IV and HARASSMENT: Nicholas Kane Van Sickle, 24, of 2491 Carter St., 8:36 a.m. Saturday, at his home; jailed and later released on bail; police said the charges are related to a domestic disturbance that took place at 3:55 a.m. July 30.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

MENACING: Fabian Barajas Rosales, 27, of 20152 Sunset Lane, 9:24 a.m. Friday, on Foothill Road; jailed and later released on bail.

 

News of Record for Aug. 1, 2014


DEATHS

Lola Arlee Suitter: 78,of La Grande, died July 29, 2014, at her home. There will be a viewing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Loveland Funeral Chapel in La Grande. A second viewing will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug., 6, at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., in Baker City. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co.

FUNERALS PENDING

Ida Thompson: Graveside service, 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com

Jacqueline Piatt: Memorial service, 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Baker City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 42171 Chico Road. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

THEFT III: Ashley Jane Nykiel, 48, of 2435 East St., 10:51 a.m. Monday; jailed and later released; police said Nykiel took a medical smock from St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City at 3325 Pocahontas Road.

PROBATION VIOLATION (Baker County warrant): Mary Jane Grazen (also known as Mary Jane Gray), 65, of 2364 Oak St., 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, at 2610 Grove St.; jailed and later released.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Accident reports

On Cracker Creek Road near Sumpter, 5:28 p.m. Thursday; Lt. Travis Ash said Bonnie E. Dennis, 69, of Sumpter sustained cuts to her head and hand when the 2002 Bluebird motor home she was driving drifted off the shoulder of the road and rolled onto its side. Dennis was taken by ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center for treatment.

 
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