Barbara Burchard: 68, of Baker City, died Aug. 7, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are being made through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. To light a candle in memory of Barbara, go to


Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

THEFT I: Brent Alexander Breshears, 26, Baker City transient, 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, in the 2800 block of Broadway Street; police said Breshears was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and will be transported to the Baker County Jail when he is released from the hospital. No other information about his arrest was available in time for this report.

ATTEMPTED THEFT II and THEFT III: Jason Michel Kautz, 29, of 2495 Second St., 2:26 p.m. Monday, at Bi-Mart, 700 Campbell St.; jailed. Police said Kautz attempted to take miscellaneous electronics valued at $200 from the store; he had bagged the items, but dropped them and ran when off-duty officer Rand Weaver saw him attempting to leave the store with the merchandise. Kautz rode off on a bike valued at about $100 belonging to Zachariah Hensen, 33, of Baker City; a customer followed Kautz to his house and called police who took Kautz into custody and recovered the bicycle.

ASSAULT IV DOMESTIC: Debra Renee Efird, 43, of 1725 Ash St., 4:12 p.m. Monday, at her home; jailed.