Sheriff Log for Nov. 17, 2012

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Nov. 5-12.

Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:

Nov. 12 — Norman Road — Juvenile male arrested for menacing and harassment following an altercation with his mother.

Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):

None reported

Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:

Nov. 9 — Central Vale Drive, 3800 block — Female contacted regarding a criminal mischief complaint.

Nov. 5 — Mud Alley Drive, 3600 block — Officer received report of criminal mischief to the door locking mechanism of a car.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants:

Nov. 10 — Country Club Road at West Ridge Drive — Male arrested for DUII alcohol. BAC registered .17 percent. He was lodged at NORCOR.

Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:

None reported

Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:

Nov. 6 — Highway 281 at milepost 12 — Officer investigated a single-vehicle, non-injury crash. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Nov. 7 — Indian Creek Road at Barrett Drive — Vehicle towed after the driver was found not to have a valid driver’s license.

Nov. 10 — Highway 35 near milepost 64 — Officer investigated a motor vehicle crash.

Nov. 11 — Highway 281 at Lost Lake Road — Juvenile male arrested for attempt to elude and reckless driving, and lodged at NORCOR. He was also cited for no operator’s license, failure to yield to emergency vehicle, and failure to maintain lane.

Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:

None reported

Theft or burglary:

Nov. 11 — N.E. Forest Lane, 800 block, Cascade Locks — Female contacted regarding a theft I complaint.

Sex offenses:

None reported

Other:

Nov. 8 — Gilhouley Road — Juvenile female runaway located and released into the custody of her mother and father.

Nov. 9 — Riverdale Road, 2300 block — Officer covered 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 www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge



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