Wednesday, July 17, 2013
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River July 8-14.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
July 13 — Third Street at State Street — Female from Washington state arrested for possession of methamphetamine and cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and driving while using a cellphone. She was lodged at NORCOR.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, criminal trespass and vandalism:
July 11 — A Street, 1500 block — Male contacted regarding damage done to his work vehicle.
July 13 — Oak Street, 200 block — Officer responded to a local restaurant regarding an unwanted male subject who had reentered the premises after being advised not to reenter. He was lodged at NORCOR.
July 13 — Pine Street, 800 block — A Heights resident reported a young male attempted to steal items from his carport.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
July 14 — May Street at 12th Street — Male cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants and released to his sister-in-law.
Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:
July 8 — Wasco Avenue, 2700 block — Officer received report of a counterfeit $50 being passed at a local store.
July 9 — Eugene Street, 2400 block — Female reported fraudulent charges on her credit card.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
July 8 — Portway Avenue, 400 block — A Hood River resident was struck by another vehicle while riding her motorcycle in a gravel parking area.
July 9 — Old Columbia River Road at Highway 35 — A Portland, Ore., resident was arrested for misdemeanor driving while suspended and two outstanding warrants for driving under the influence of intoxicants and driving while suspended.
July 11 — Hood River Interstate Bridge — Officer responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. One was damaged and had to be towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
July 14 — A Street — Officer observed a male in contact with a female, which was against the terms of his probation.
July 14 — 12th Street, 1600 block — Male arrested for a probation violation and later treated at Mid-Columbia Medical Center for a possible overdose. He was cited and released to his mother.
July 14 — West Cascade Street — A person in transition was arrested on a parole violation.
Theft, burglary or robbery:
July 8 — Pacific Avenue, 900 block — Vehicle reported stolen from the driveway of a residence.
July 8 — Wasco Street at Jaymar Road — An iPhone was reported stolen.
July 10 — Taylor Avenue, 1500 block — Theft from a motor vehicle reported; sail board equipment was taken.
July 10 — Event Site — Canadian male reported theft of a bike rack.
July 10 — 12th Street, 1800 block — Officer responded to a local restaurant in regards to a cellphone being stolen inside.
July 13 — Wasco Avenue, 2700 block — A male shoplifter took a computer out of the store without paying for it.
July 8 — I-84 at milepost 63 — A Umatilla resident was arrested on the charge of tampering with drug records.
July 9 — Oak Street — Male transported to the ER to be evaluated by medical staff.
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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