Sheriff Log for Dec. 12, 2012

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Dec. 2-9.

Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:

Dec. 5 — Wy’east Road at Mijos Drive — Male was cited for menacing. A firearm was seized as evidence.

Dec. 6 — Shahala Drive, 0-100 block — Female was cited and released for harassment.

Dec. 6 — Indian Creek Drive, 1200 block — Two students were cited for assault IV.

Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):

Dec. 3 — E. Marina Drive, 900 block — Male was arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamine and lodged at NORCOR.

Dec. 7 — Indian Creek Drive, 1200 block — Male juvenile was cited and released for possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.

Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:

None reported

Driving under the influence of intoxicants:

None reported

Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:

Dec. 2 — Odell Highway, 3300 block — Deputy responded to a single-car accident after driver struck a power pole.

Dec. 3 — Eastside Road, 500 block — Adult reported an unlawful motor vehicle entry.

Dec. 8 — Tucker Road, 1100 block — Male was cited for hit-and-run property damage following a damaged vehicle report from Your Party Rental Center.

Dec. 8 — Dethman Ridge Road at Gilkerson Road — Deputy responded to a motor vehicle crash.

Dec. 9 — Tucker Road at Portland Drive — Male was cited for no operator’s license and failure to carry proof of insurance. Vehicle was towed.

Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:

Dec. 6 — S.E. Sunset Avenue, 300 block — Male was arrested for probation violation and lodged at NORCOR.

Theft or burglary:

Dec. 2 — Westcliff Drive, 4100 block — Restaurant reported a theft by an employee. Suspect left the county after deputy attempted contact.

Dec. 3 — Wasco Avenue, 2700 block — Male was cited and released for theft II following a report from a local retail store. Stolen property was recovered and turned over to Hood River City Police.


Dec. 2 — Forest Lane, 1400 block — Deputies recovered a small bicycle found by a Cascade Locks resident.

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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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