Tuesday, January 8, 2013
All calls responded to within the County of Hood River Dec. 31-Jan. 7.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Dec. 31 — Baseline Drive — Officer notified that a female had been assaulted and was bleeding from the head.
Jan. 3 — Alexander Road — Deputies took report of an assault II with a knife.
Jan. 3 — Avalon Drive — Officer contacted female regarding an assault complaint.
Identity theft or bank/credit fraud:
Jan. 3 — Fir Mountain Road, 3300 block — Officer took report of identity theft after a female received a letter from an out-of-area grocery store stating they had received checks that had been returned for non-sufficient funds. Officer discovered the victim’s name was used on a bank account in Oregon City.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Dec. 31 — Highway 35, 14000 block — Two vehicles were damaged in a hit-and-run situation; officer learned the driver of the vehicle that caused the damage had tried to leave information on the damaged vehicle.
Jan. 12 — 12th Street — Male stopped for failure to maintain lane and subsequently arrested for failure to carry and present, and giving false information to a police officer. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Jan. 3 — White River Sno-Park — Officer took report of hit-and-run after the owner found his vehicle had been struck and slid about three spaces sideways to the left.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Jan. 6 — Orchard Road, 1600 block — Male arrested for a warrant and possession of heroin.
Theft or burglary:
Jan. 3 — N.W. WaNaPa Street, 700 block, Cascade Locks — The front license plate on a vehicle was stolen; also taken was the plate frame.
Jan. 5 — Redwood Road, 3200 block — A wallet was stolen at a house party.
Jan. 1 — S.E. Sunset Avenue, 400 block — Officer seized a handgun for safekeeping after the owner was transported to the hospital with a medical issue.
Jan. 1 — Lost Lake Road, 5200 block — Juvenile female reported being bitten by a dog. She received medical attention and the dog was quarantined and transported to the animal shelter.
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The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge