Wednesday, December 4, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Nov. 24-Dec. 1.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Nov. 27 — Neal Creek Mill Road — Male cited and released for harassment.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
Nov. 28 — Highway 35 at Baseline Drive — Vehicle stopped for violation of the basic rule. The driver was subsequently cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and given a written warning for speeding.
Nov. 29 — Highway 35, 4700 block — Male arrested for felon in possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, assault on a public safety officer (times two) and possession of a schedule I substance (LSD). He was also issued citations for violation of the basic rule and driving while suspended. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Nov. 30 — Copper Dam Road at Orchard Road — Two males cited and released for possession of marijuana.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:
Nov. 25 — Wells Drive, 2000 block — Criminal mischief reported.
Nov. 30 — Highway 35, 6100 block — Criminal mischief reported.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
Nov. 29 — Dethman Ridge Road, 3600 block — Female arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, and failure to perform the duties of a driver (property damage) following the investigation of a motor vehicle crash. The driver was lodged at NORCOR.
Nov. 28 — I-84 at milepost 62 — Female arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. BAC registered .15 percent. Her vehicle was towed and she was lodged at NORCOR.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Nov. 25 — Country Club Road at Frankton Road — Deputy investigated a two-vehicle, non-injury crash. Damage was reported, although both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.
Nov. 26 — Morton Road, 400 block — A hit-and-run with property damage was reported. The suspect fled, and the vehicle was towed.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Nov. 27 — Highway 35 at Miller Road — Male arrested for a felony statewide warrant and attempt to elude.
Nov. 27 — Miller Road, 5500 block — Male arrested on a warrant and lodged at NORCOR.
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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