Friday, February 22, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Feb. 10-18.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Feb. 11 — Eastside Drive — Juvenile assaulted during the course of other subjects fighting. An adult male was arrested for assault IV, disorderly conduct II and harassment, and lodged at NORCOR.
Feb. 12 — Thomsen Road — Female contacted regarding a harassment and criminal trespass complaint.
Feb. 14 — Indian Creek Road, 1200 block — A student was cited for harassment.
Feb. 15 — Copper Dam Road — Male arrested for harassment and lodged at NORCOR.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
Feb. 10 — I-84 at milepost 44 — Male arrested for unlawful possession of more than one ounce of marijuana and unlawful delivery of marijuana following a traffic stop for a lighting infraction.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:
Feb. 17 — Toll Bridge Road, 7300 block — Deputy took report of criminal trespass II.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
Feb. 10 — Homestead Drive — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. BAC registered .11 percent. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Feb. 11 — Baseline Drive, 4800 block — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a non-injury motor vehicle crash. He was cited and released to family after providing two breath samples, with the final result a BAC of .025 percent.
Feb. 17 — Barrett Drive at Country Club Road — Under-aged male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a motor vehicle crash investigation. BAC registered .15 percent. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Feb. 10 — Eighth Street, 1700 block — Driver cited for driving while suspended, driving uninsured and open container, and the vehicle towed.
Feb. 10 — Front Street at State Street — Male cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured and the vehicle towed.
Feb. 17 — Highway 281 at milepost 9 — Male cited for driving while suspended violation and driving uninsured. The vehicle was towed.
Feb. 17 — Highway 35 at milepost 72 — Deputy covered a single-vehicle roll-over crash. An elderly male was transported by ambulance to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Feb. 14 — S.W. WaNaPa Street at S.W. Wasco Street, Cascade Locks — Male arrested for a probation violation following a traffic stop.
Theft or burglary:
Feb. 13 — Old Columbia River Drive, 2600 block — Female contacted regarding a theft II complaint.
Feb. 18 — N.W. WaNaPa Street, 400 block, Cascade Locks — A customer left a gas station without paying for his fuel.
Feb. 18 — Morton Road, 400 block — Victim reported the theft of prescription medication from a locked vehicle.
Feb. 14 — 15th Street — Deputy spoke to an individual who hadn’t yet registered as a sex offender.
Feb. 15 — Sheriff Offices — A citizen turned in several miscellaneous ammunition cartridges.
Feb. 17 — Forest Lane, 1200 block, Cascade Locks — Deputies took report of a juvenile runaway.
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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