Sheriff Log for Jan. 9, 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.

Other:

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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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



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