Harley Spriet: 50, of Baker City, died unexpectedly on Dec. 20, 2018, at his home. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Online condolences may be made at


Robert Lane Watson: Memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Baker United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. There will be a reception afterward at the church. Private inurnment will take place later at the Prairie City Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Heart ’N Home Hospice or Best Friends of Baker, through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in memory of Lane, go to


Baker City Police

HARASSMENT, INTERFERING WITH A POLICE OFFICER, RESISTING ARREST: Christopher Allen Prince, 28, 1815 Balm St., 11:39 p.m. Friday at his home; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

PROBATION VIOLATION: Christopher Allen Prince, 28, 1815 Balm St., 4:04 p.m. Sunday at the Baker County Jail, where he was already in custody on other charges.

Accident reports

On Gem Mine Road, 12:06 a.m. Friday; Deputy Scott Immoos was dispatched to a snowmobile accident in which the rider, Perry Powell, 56, of 45833 Gem Mine Road, was injured after his snowmobile overturned, according to the sheriff’s department. Eagle Valley ambulance and the Keating Quick Response Unit transported Powell from the accident site to be picked up by a Life Flight air ambulance. No other information about Powell’s injuries was available in time for this report.