Tuesday, April 9, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River April 1-8.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
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:
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
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.
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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The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge