Sheriff Log for May 19, 2012 edition

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River May 7-13.

Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:

May 7 — Early Road, 3400 block — Male placed under arrest for disorderly conduct II and offensive littering and lodged at NORCOR.

May 8 — Odell Highway, 3000 block — Officer contacted male subject regarding a criminal mischief complaint.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants:

May 13 — Tucker Road, 1700 block — Female arrested for DUII alcohol after driving her vehicle into a ditch. BAC registered .06 percent.

May 13 — Highway 35 and Ehrick Hill — Officer located vehicle of possible drunk driver. Driver initially consented to tests, but stopped and refused subsequent tests. He was arrested for DUII alcohol and driving while suspended/revoked and lodged at NORCOR.

Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:

May 8 — Tucker Road, 1000 Tucker Road — Officer investigated a three-vehicle, minor injury crash. One person was transported to the hospital for possible injury, and all three vehicles were able to be driven away from the scene.

May 13 — Wy’east Road, 2800 block — Male arrested for reckless driving and failure to perform duties of a driver involved in a motor vehicle crash with property damage after severing a Hood River Electric Co-op pole at the base and attempting to hide his vehicle at his residence.

Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:

May 8 — Carter Road, 1900 block — Male and female arrested on outstanding warrants out of Hood River County and lodged at NORCOR.

May 11 — Alameda Road at Barrett Drive — Male arrested for outstanding warrant.

Theft or burglary:

May 7 — Odell Highway, 3300 block — Officer took report of a theft at an Odell market.


May 8 — Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks — Deputies from Hood River County and Skamania County subdued a male attempting to commit suicide by jumping from the bridge. He was unharmed. He was treated at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and evaluated by a mental health specialist.

May 12 — Mason Road at Van Horn — Three adults, including the driver, were cited for minor in possession of alcohol by consumption following a traffic stop.

May 13 — Officer recovered a cellphone found in Corning, Calif., which had been stolen by a Medford, Ore., 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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