The Union County Sheriff’s Office at about 9:25 a.m. responded to the Island City Walmart, 11619 Island Ave., on a report about an intoxicated driver. Deputies arrested Cecil Kuckup Bettles, 34, of Bosque Farms, New Mexico, for driving under the influence, driving while suspended and felony in possession of a weapon plus violating probation.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office at 10:56 a.m. received a request for extra patrols due to thefts on the 10200 block of F Street, Island City,

La Grande police at 6 p.m. received a report from the 300 block of Lane Avenue that a dog bit a person. Police took a report.

A La Grande resident at 7:47 p.m. reported receiving harassing calls.

A little after 11 p.m., La Grande police responded to another report of a dog bite.

La Grande police at 11:34 p.m. received a second report from a resident about harassing calls.


And at 1 a.m., La Grande police again dealt with harassing telephone calls. An officer contacted the two parties involved, and they seemed to reach a mutual agreement.

A caller in La Grande in the area of 1200 Hall Street at 8:38 a.m. reported livestock on the loose.

La Grande police at about 1:15 p.m. responded to the 2200 block of Island Avenue to check on the welfare of a person having mental health issues. The person was OK and left the area.

Oregon State Police arrested Alexander Crieghton Declue, 22, of Pendleton, for possession of unlawful weapon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin and felon in possession of a weapon, all felonies.

La Grande police at about

2 p.m. responded to the 900 block of 13th Street for a burglary. Police took a report.

A North Power caller at 3:45 p.m. reported two aggressive dogs on the loose on the 400 block of F Street.


The Union County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian Wurdeman, 41, of Kennewick, Washington, for domestic violence charges of misdemeanor harassment and menacing and felony assault and strangulation.

And firefighters responded to 10 calls for medical assistance on Sunday, five on Saturday and six on Friday.

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