Sheriff Log for July 17

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River July 8-14.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants:

July 13 — I-84 at milepost 46 — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and lodged at NORCOR.

Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:

July 10 — Neal Creek Mill Road, 3100 block — Deputy took information on a vehicle hit-and-run that occurred the previous day. No injuries were reported.

Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:

July 8 — Sieverkropp Drive, 900 block — A Hood River resident was arrested on a warrant issued out of the Hood River Circuit Court.

July 9 — I-84 at milepost 64 — Male arrested on four warrants issued out of Washington State.

July 12 — Willow Flat Road, 4400 block — Local resident arrested on a warrant out of Benton County.

Theft or burglary:

July 7 — Wild Dogwood Road, 5200 block — Theft reported.

July 11 — Straight Hill Road, 3700 block — Stolen vehicle recovered in an orchard and returned to its registered owner.

Other:

July 8 — I-84 at milepost 46 — Male cited and released for failure to stop and weigh at the Port of Entry in Cascade Locks.

July 11 — Badger Lake — Search and rescue operation conducted on the 497 Trail.

July 11 — Woodworth Drive, 4500 block — Deputy took report of an unknown male throwing a bag of garbage into the East Fork of the Hood River from a bridge.

July 13 — Punch Bowl Falls, Cascade Locks — Deputy responded to a search and rescue call after a male jumped off the falls and injured his back. He was located out of the water and transported to an ambulance at the trailhead, then transported to a Portland area hospital.

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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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