Sheriff Log for Dec. 19, 2012

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Dec. 9-17.

Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:

Dec. 13 — Indian Creek Road, 1200 block — A student was cited for assault IV.

Dec. 17 — N.W. Lakeside Drive, Cascade Locks — Male arrested for strangulation and assault IV.

Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):

None reported

Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:

Dec. 19 — Country Club Road, 1900 block — Deputies investigated a report of an explosive device found inside a mailbox.

Dec. 13 — Lost Lake Road, 5100 block — Officer took report of criminal trespass.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants:

Dec. 15 — S.W. Watts Avenue at S.W. Cascade Avenue, Cascade Locks — Male arrested for DUII alcohol and his vehicle towed.

Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:

None reported

Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:

Dec. 9 — Tucker Road at Portland Drive — Male cited for no operators license and failure to carry proof of insurance. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Dec. 12 — Tucker Road, 1600 block — Vehicle towed after a traffic stop for no insurance.

Dec. 13 — Dee Highway at Bassler Drive — Officer investigated a single-vehicle roll-over crash due to black ice. There were no injuries, and the vehicle was towed.

Dec. 15 — Old Columbia River Drive at Highway 35 — Abandoned vehicle blocking the right lane of Highway 35 towed.

Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:

Dec. 10 — S.W. Cascade Avenue, 100 block — Cascade Locks male violated terms of his probation by testing positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. He was lodged at NORCOR.

Dec. 10 — Ehrck Hill Drive, 3700 block — Juvenile male taken into custody for a probation violation.

Theft or burglary:

Dec. 11 — N.W. Clark Street, 0-100 block, Cascade Locks — Officer responded to a report of a burglary.

Dec. 14 — S.W. Sadie Avenue, 800 block, Cascade Locks — Deputies took report of burglary I and assault IV.

Sex offenses:

Dec. 11 — State Street, 300 block — Male arrested for failing to register as a sex offender and a probation violation, and lodged at NORCOR.

Dec. 17 — N.W. Lakeside Drive, 0-100 block — Male arrested for failure to report as a sex offender and lodged at NORCOR.


Dec. 9 — Culbertson Drive, 4700 block — Deputies responded to an unattended death.

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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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