Saturday, December 14, 2013
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Dec 2-8.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Dec. 3 — Ninth Court — Officer took report of a possible assault that occurred on Nov. 30.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
Dec. 3 — Eugene Street, 2800 block — A Carson, Wash., resident was cited and released for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, criminal trespass and vandalism:
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
Dec. 7 — 13th Street at A Street — An Arizona male was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants, and on a driving under the influence of intoxicants warrant from Umatilla. He was lodged at NORCOR. The vehicle was towed.
Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:
Dec. 3 — May Street, 300 block — Female reported an attempted credit card fraud.
Dec. 4 — May Street, 2900 block — Male reported fraudulent use of his credit card and identity.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Dec. 3 — May Street at 11th Street — Officer took report of a non-injury motor vehicle accident.
Dec. 6 — I-84 at milepost 62 — Officer responded to a motor vehicle crash.
Dec. 6 — Cascade Avenue, 2100 block — Officer responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident. The reporting party stated the crash was caused by two juveniles throwing snowballs at the vehicle. It was determined the juveniles did not directly cause the crash; they said they were having a snowball fight and did not see the car coming.
Dec. 7 — Second Street at State Street — Vehicle stopped for expired tags. Driver was violation suspended and driving uninsured and the vehicle was towed.
Dec. 7 — Wasco Street, 2700 block — Male reported vehicle damage at a local parking lot.
Dec. 8 — Fourth Street at State Street — Officer responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle sliding into a parked car.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Theft, burglary or robbery:
Dec. 4 — Marian Street, 800 block — A statue was reported stolen from the property of a Hood River resident.
Dec. 2 — Hood River City officers assisted Hood River County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police in a stolen vehicle pursuit on I-84 eastbound.
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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