Sheriff Log for April 14, 2012 edition

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River April 2-8.

Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:

None reported

Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):

April 4 — Tyler Drive, 4600 block — Male arrested for being in possession of methamphetamine and a probation violation and lodged at NORCOR.

April 5 — AGA Road, 3300 block — Male arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamine and probation violation detainer during traffic stop. He was also cited for operating a motor vehicle while using a cellphone with written warnings for defective lighting (plate) and failure to obey traffic control device (stop sign). He was lodged at NORCOR.

Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:

April 6 — N.E. Forest Lane, 600 block, Cascade Locks — Officer took report of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants:

None reported

Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:

None reported

Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:

April 2 — Fir Mountain Road, 2500 block — Officer contacted male regarding unlawful entry into a motor vehicle complaint, theft complaint and fraudulent use of a credit card complaint.

April 5 — Highway 35 at Eastside Road — Officer investigated a two-car, non-injury accident.

April 5 — Summit at Wy’east Road — Male arrested for failure to carry and present license after being unable to provide any type of identification. Dispatch was not able to locate man through Oregon or California.

April 6 — Pinemont Drive — Stolen vehicle was recovered.

April 7 — Cascade Avenue at 20th Street — Vehicle stopped for failure to dim headlights. Vehicle was not registered to the driver, and driver admitted to having no insurance. The vehicle was towed.

April 8 — I-84 at milepost 51 — Officer stopped vehicle for speeding. Driver was driving while suspended and the vehicle was towed.

April 8 — S.W. WaNaPa Street at S.W. Oneonta Street, Cascade Locks — A bus was towed after a traffic stop because the driver was uninsured without a valid operator’s license.

April 8 — S.W. WaNaPa Street, 500 block, Cascade Locks — Officer took report of a hit-and-run.

Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:

April 3 — Orchard Road, 1900 block — Male arrested for probation violation and lodged at NORCOR.

Theft or burglary:

April 4 — Sperry Road, 6400 block — Officer contacted male regarding burglary II, theft I and unlawful use of a motor vehicle complaint.

April 6 — Gilhouley Road, 3200 block — Officer took report of residential burglary. Stolen items include a black powder pistol, containers of black powder, several knives and two compound bows.

April 7 — Wheeler Road, 2600 block — Officer took report of the theft of vehicle parts believed to have occurred between November 2011 and now.

April 8 — Allen Road, 6600 block — Officer took report of the theft of a Yamaha four-wheeler from the driveway of a residence.

Sex offenses:

April 7 — S.E. Hammond Avenue — Officer took report of a juvenile foster child who was reportedly exposed to pornography on a computer by a foster parent.


April 3 — State Street, 300 block — Officer received an evidence release from the District Attorney’s Office regarding a firearm that had been forfeited to the Sheriff’s Office.

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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