Dale Austin: 84, a longtime Baker City resident, died March 15, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. Arrangements are under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
Paul Scott: 78, of Baker City, died March 16, 2017, at his residence in Beehive Homes. Coles Tribute Center is in charge of arrangements. To light a candle for Paul, go to www.colestributecenter.com
Jack Bridgmon: 82, of Halfway, died March 17, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. Arrangements are under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
Julie Hardesty: Her funeral will be Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at the Richland Grange Hall (the former Richland Elementary School at the corner of Moody Road and Main Street). Interment will be at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Grange Hall after the interment. Contributions may be made in Julie’s memory to help defray funeral expenses through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
Baker City Police
CRIMINAL TRESPASSING II: Lillian Bethany butterfield, 22, of 940 Elm St., 3;47 p.m. in the 1000 block of Tamar Street; jailed.
Baker County Sheriff
ASSAULT IV (Baker County Circuit Court warrant): Derrick Lee Schisler, 32, of Huntington, 4:17 p.m., Wednesday; jailed.
POST-PRISON SUPERVISION VIOLATION (Parole and Probation violation): James Robert Blitch, 46, of 2339 East St., 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, at Main Street and Valley Avenue; jailed.
Baker City Fire Dept.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 2135 Auburn Ave. Wednesday at 7:43 p.m. The resident, Joel Davis, said he found the fire in a shed after a circuit breaker tripped. He used a garden hose to extinguish most of the fire. Damage was estimated at $4,000. The property is owned by Trish Brinton.