George Sherman VanCleave Jr.: 76, of Baker City, died Feb. 19, 2019, near Unity. Service details will be announced later. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tyler VanCleave Memorial Scholarship Fund through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle for Sherman or to leave a condolence for the family, go to

Richard “Dick” Bennett: 87, of Haines, died Feb. 22, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family. Those who would like to make a donation to help defray funeral expenses may do so through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at


Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY DUII DIVERSION (Baker County Circuit Court warrant): Michael Richard Watson Jr., 35, 2750 Madison St. No. 4, 8:09 p.m. Sunday at his home; cited and released.

CONTEMPT OF COURT, SECOND-DEGREE CRIMINAL TRESPASSING: Pearl Naomi Adair, 38, Boise, 4:01 p.m. Friday in the 2400 block of Second Street.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

VIOLATION OF RELEASE AGREEMENT (Baker County Circuit Court warrant): Kirk William Roberts, 55, unknown address, 1:34 a.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of Estes Street; jailed.