Friday, February 15, 2013
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Feb. 5-11.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Feb. 10 — 13th Street — A Hood River juvenile was arrested for assault IV domestic and lodged at the NORCOR juvenile facility.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
Feb. 5 — Second Street overpass — A Spokane, Wash., resident was cited for unlawful possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, driving uninsured, driving without an operator’s license and exceeding the posted speed limit.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, criminal trespass and vandalism:
Feb. 10 — Oak Street, 100 block — A Hood River resident was arrested for disorderly conduct II and lodged at NORCOR.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
Feb. 9 — 12th Street, 1800 block — A Hood River male was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and lodged at NORCOR. BAC registered over .15 percent.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Feb. 5 — I-84 at milepost 63 — Officer responded to a two-vehicle, non-injury crash.
Feb. 5 — 12th Street at Taylor Avenue — Officer responded to a motor vehicle, non-injury crash.
Feb. 5 — First Street, 100 block — An improperly secured vehicle rolled into the rear of another vehicle; the brake was not set and the tires were turned slightly away from the curb.
Feb. 8 — Cascade Avenue, 2100 block — Officer responded to a two vehicle crash in a business parking lot.
Theft, burglary or robbery:
Feb. 6 — Brookside Drive, 1300 block — Officer contacted a Hood River resident regarding a stolen cellphone.
Feb. 6 — Avalon Court, 1700 block — A Hood River resident reported a U.S. Mail package being stolen from the front porch area.
Feb. 8 — Front Street, 200 block — Male reported a missing bank deposit.
Feb. 11 — 12th Street, 1800 block — Officer took report of the theft from a cash register.
Feb. 11 — Third Street, 1600 block — Female reported her son’s bicycle as stolen sometime between Feb. 1 and Feb. 11.
Feb. 6 — 22nd Street, 900 block — A juvenile male was reported as a runaway.
Feb. 7 — Root Road, Mosier — Officer responded with the Hood River medics for a subject with a self-inflicted injury.
Feb. 8 — 12th Street, 1300 block — Officer contacted regarding a found wallet.
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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