Sheriff Log for April 10

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River April 1-8.

Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:

None reported

Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):

April 3 — First Street at State Street — Male cited and released for unlawful possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:

None reported

Driving under the influence of intoxicants:

None reported

Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:

April 4 — Country Club Road, 1100 block — Female reported theft of her federal tax returns, stating that when she filed, the Internal Revenue Service stated they had already been claimed.

Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:

April 2 — Cedar Drive, 3500 block — Female reported her vehicle had been damaged somewhere in the Portland area on March 30. It is unknown when or where the damage occurred.

April 4 — Odell Highway at Summit Drive — Vehicle stopped for defective lighting, and driver cited for not having a valid driver’s license and driving uninsured. The vehicle was towed.

April 6 — Highway 35 at milepost 63 — Male arrested for driving while suspended, misdemeanor, failure to perform the duties of a driver, misdemeanor, and reckless driving, as well as on two outstanding warrants following a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. The arrestee was also cited for driving uninsured with a written warning for failing to register vehicle and a citation for unlawful possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. He was lodged at NORCOR.

April 7 — Dethman Ridge — Male cited for failure to carry proof of insurance, failure to carry vehicle registration and switched plates. The vehicle was towed.

Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:

April 3 — Forest Lane at Jackson Roberts, Cascade Locks — Female arrested on a warrant for failing to appear for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

April 4 — N.E. Forest Lane, 1000 block, Cascade Locks — Male arrested on four outstanding misdemeanor warrants out of Hood River Circuit Court and lodged at NORCOR. During the same incident, a female was cited for unlawful possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Theft or burglary:

April 4 — Highway 35 at milepost 75 — Male cited and released for theft of services for illegally taking wood from county land.

April 6 — Avalon Drive, 3400 block — Deputy took report of a scam, in which a woman wired $976 to a woman she believed to be her granddaughter.

Sex offenses:

None reported


April 3 — Copper Dam Road, 1700 block — Male contacted regarding his dog being killed by another dog.

April 5 — State Street, 300 block — Deputy assisted Community Corrections transport of a male to NORCOR.

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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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