Tuesday, January 15, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Jan. 7-14.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Jan. 7 — Indian Creek Road, 1200 block — Two juvenile males were cited for assault IV and disorderly conduct II after a fight at a local high school.
Jan. 12 — Eastside Drive — Male arrested for assault IV and lodged at NORCOR.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
Jan. 9 — Tucker Road at Gravenstein Drive — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. BAC registered .16 percent.
Jan. 11 — Country Club Road at Wooded Acres Drive — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a one-motor-vehicle crash.
Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:
Jan. 9 — Highway 35, 6600 block — Officer took report of $108 of unauthorized charges to a checking account.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Jan. 10 — 12th Street, 800 block —Female arrested on a probation violation detainer.
Jan. 11 — State Street, 300 block — Female arrested for probation violation and lodged at NORCOR.
Theft or burglary:
Jan. 8 — Highway 35, 14000 block —Officer took report of the theft of two snowboards and bindings, valued at about $1,600. One board was recovered in Clackamas County.
Jan. 9 — Tucker Road, 1200 block — Male reported the unlawful entry into his vehicle and damage to the ignition, possibly from attempted theft.
Jan. 10 — Eliot Drive, 3000 block — A property owner of a fire damaged residence reported the theft of two exterior doors and two hunting knives.
Jan. 13 — N.E. Forest Lane, 600 block, Cascade Locks — Officer took report of the theft of firewood valued at about $150.
Jan. 13 — Lost Lake Road, 5100 block — Deputies took report of an attempted burglary II at a residence.
Jan. 12 — Indian Creek Road, 1200 block — Two juvenile males were cited for possession of marijuana and minor in possession of alcohol.
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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