Sheriff Log for Feb. 13

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Jan. 28-Feb. 4.

Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:

Feb. 3 — S.W. WaNaPa Street, Cascade Locks — Male cited for assault IV, domestic, and released.

Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:

Jan. 29 — Wy’east Road, 3000 block — Juvenile male cited for disorderly conduct in the second degree and harassment.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants:

Feb. 1 — Old Columbia River Drive at Highway 35 — A Gresham male was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and lodged at NORCOR.

Feb. 4 – Tollbridge Park – Male was arrested for DUII.

Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:

Jan. 31 — Eastside Road, 1700 block — Deputies took a report of a semi blocking Eastside Road. The truck was hooked up on a guide wire on a telephone pole. The deputy arrived and saw the damage, but the semi was gone. When the operator returned later, he was cited for failure to perform duties of a driver and driving uninsured.

Feb. 3 — 12th Street, 1800 block — Vehicle stopped for defective lighting and the driver was cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured. The vehicle was towed.

Feb. 5 – Wyeast Road, 2600 block – Officer investigated a two-car non-injury motor vehicle crash.

Feb. 5 – Indian Creek Drive, 1200 block – Citizen patrol report lodged on a vehicle damaged while in the HRVHS parking lot on Dec. 21, 2012.

Theft or burglary:

Jan. 28 — I-84 at milepost 55 — Deputies took report of a several items stolen from a vehicle and the wiring under the steering column appeared tampered with.

Jan. 30 — Mt. Hood Meadows — Male reported unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and theft in the second degree.

Feb. 3 — Dee Highway, 3100 block — Numerous items were taken from a residence and outbuilding.

Feb. 3 — Collins Road, 5300 block — Male arrested for burglary I, theft I, criminal mischief III, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and lodged at NORCOR.

Feb. 4 – S.W. WaNaPa St., Cascade Locks – Officer took a report of stolen gasoline from a school van.


Feb. 2 — Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead — Male cited for minor in possession of alcohol by possession and consumption.

Feb. 4 – Highway 35, 6600 block – Officer took a report of a juvenile female runaway.

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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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