In La Grande, a local retail store received a counterfeit $100 dollar bill. An investigation is underway, and police urge others to report any money they have suspicions about.
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Burns Police took a man into custody for Parole Violation and Resisting Arrest. 36 year old Jonathan Black is now in the Harney County Jail.
A man was taken into custody in Burns following a domestic violence incident. Mike Corson is now facing charges including domestic violence and inerfering with making a report.
Oregon State Police took one man into custody on a Harney County warrant. 42 year old Donnie Washington was arrested on a warrant for Contempt of Court stemming from original charges of Menacing, Felon in Possession of a Weapon and Eluding. WAshington is now behind bars.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an emergency order to help farmers, ranchers, residents, and businesses recover after recent floods caused damage in Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa counties. That order comes at the same time as Governor Kate Brown’s state of emergency declaration for the same three counties… temporarily suspending some environmental rules and fees to expedite the cleanup of flood debris.
High winds Sunday caused crashes, disrupted traffic, and causing blackouts. The highest gusts according to the National Weather Service were clocked at 74 miles per hour. In La Grande the wind was recorded at 47 mph. Interstate 84 was closed in both directions for two hours between La Grande and Wildhorse Resort and Casino due to downed power lines.
A Walla Walla man was sentenced after admitting to felony property and drug crimes. 38 year old Clarence Gunter pled guilty to three counts of possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine. Now, Gunter has been sentenced to just over two years in prison. He will get credit though, for 334 days already served.
A club called the Tollgate Off-Road and Recovery Club helping with livestock owners hit by flooding, by delivering bales of hay to animals along the Umatilla River and the South Fork of the Walla Walla River. So far 25 ranches along the Umatilla and Walla Walla rivers have received hay.
Baker City Police made two warrant arrests over this past weekend. Alexander Adams was taken into custody after a traffic stop that revealed Adams had outstanding warrants in Baker and Union Counties. The second, unrelated arrest was for an outstanding Baker County Warrant. Brendan Winston was nabbed.
La Grande is reminding residents affected by the recent flooding, and they need to get all the necesary local permits before they repair or rebuild flood damaged buildings. For properties in the 100-year floodplain, State and federal assistance may be available. Check with the Community Development Director for answers to your questions at 541-962-1307.
Idaho Power donated a boat to help with search and rescue operations, patrols and other work. County Law enforcement will use the 18-foot Duckworth open-bow with a trailer and a 115-horsepower motor, on the 70-mile stretch of the Snake River.
Enterprise Police will soon be participating in the collected data of officer-initiated traffic and pedestrian stops program through the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. The program is designed to identify and address problems with Bias-based policing. Officers will enter information into an application that provides the data to the Criminal Justice Commission.