Saturday, August 31, 2013
A 91-year old Washington man was arrested Thursday afternoon after attempting to elude and failing to stop for Oregon State Police troopers between Biggs Junction and The Dalles. The incident came to an end after police successfully deployed spike strips and the man pulled into the OSP The Dalles office parking lot where he was arrested without further incident.
On Aug 29, at approximately 5:30 p.m., an investigation was in progress at the scene of an officer-involved shooting that closed both directions of Interstate 84 between Biggs Junction and Rufus. OSP troopers encountered a vehicle traveling eastbound in the closed section approaching the investigation scene. The vehicle was contacted by troopers and its driver was told to turn back to Biggs Junction. Troopers followed the vehicle westbound in the eastbound lanes but it didn’t exit at Biggs Junction and continued westbound, passed ODOT temporary barriers and into an extensive traffic back up.
Eastbound vehicles were pulling out of the way to avoid the oncoming 2001 Chevrolet Blazer until it crossed the center dirt median into the westbound lanes. As an OSP patrol unit got alongside the Chevrolet, it steered into the OSP patrol car, striking its side and disabling it from continuing.
Additional OSP units got into position but the vehicle continued westbound in the westbound lanes failing to yield at speeds up to 80 mph.
OSP and The Dalles Police Department deployed spike strips successfully hitting three tires. The Chevrolet continued westbound as speeds slowed while tires shredded. It took exit 87 and then headed eastbound toward the OSP The Dalles Area Command office where it stopped in the front parking lot.
The vehicle’s driver, Marseill William Gunnyon, was arrested without further incident. He was lodged in the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility in The Dalles for felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, reckless driving, and misdemeanor hit-and-run. There was no evidence of intoxication and he has a valid driver’s license.
OSP was also assisted during this incident by Wasco County Sheriff’s Office and Sherman County Sheriff’s Office.
More like this story
- Boys lax suffers significant setback in league opener
- Letters to the Editor for April 30
- No on 14-55: But not a ‘yes’ to Nestlé
- ‘Putting your house in order’ returns May 11
- Police Log, April 12 to 24, part 2 of 2
- Sheriff Log, April 17 to 24
- ‘Music at the Dawn’ brings early 1900s to life
- Entertainment Update for April 30
- GOP governor candidates spar in Hood River
- Late rally falls short in HRV loss to Hermiston
Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
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