Wednesday, July 24, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River July 15-21.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
July 16 — Old Columbia River Drive at Highway 35 — Male arrested for possession of methamphetamine and lodged at NORCOR.
July 16 — Highway 35, 4400 block — A Parkdale resident was arrested on numerous possession charges and lodged at NORCOR.
July 19 — Hood River Toll Bridge — Driver and passenger stopped for not wearing seat belts. Female passenger arrested for a warrant out of Skamania County. After searching her belongings, the deputy found methamphetamine in her bag. She was lodged at NORCOR.
July 20 — Orchard Road, 1700 block — Female arrested for a misdemeanor warrant and unlawful possession of methamphetamine, and lodged at NORCOR.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:
July 16 — Norman Road, 4300 block — Deputy took report of an out-of-control juvenile punching holes in the house two days prior.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
July 20 — Dethman Ridge Road at Highway 282 — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop. BAC registered .16 percent. He was also cited for unlawful possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and failure to carry proof of insurance, with a written warning for defective lighting. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:
July 15 — State Street, 300 block — Identity theft reported.
July 17 — Eagle Creek Trailhead — Theft II from a motor vehicle, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, criminal mischief II and identity theft reported.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
July 17 — Tucker Road at Elliot Drive — Deputy responded to a two-vehicle car crash. One citation was issued.
July 17 — Highway 35 and Central Vale — Deputy investigated a two-vehicle crash between a motorcycle and a passenger car. The operator of the car was cited for reckless driving, and the operator of the motorcycle transported to the hospital, then LifeFlighted to Portland.
July 18 — Tucker Road at Schull Drive — Deputy responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
July 17 — Tucker Road, 1600 block — Female arrested on probation violation detainer.
July 18 — Willow Flat Road, 4200 block — Female arrested on an outstanding warrant and lodged at NORCOR.
Theft or burglary:
July 16 — N.W. WaNaPa Street, 700 block, Cascade Locks — A cellphone was reported stolen. The victim reported that the suspect was a hitchhiker and has asked to use the cellphone, but wouldn’t give it back. He also took the victim’s charger from inside the car.
July 17 — S.W. WaNaPa Street, 300 block — A theft was reported.
July 18 — Highway 35 at Sunday Drive — Vehicle stopped for no headlights. Driver was cited for no operator’s license and driving uninsured. The vehicle was towed.
July 19 — Baldwin Creek Drive at Highway 35 — Vehicle towed for driving uninsured.
July 19 — Wy’east Road, 2700 block — Deputy took report of stolen blueberries from a field.
July 19 — Cascade Locks Marina Park — Two males arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. One was further charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to carry and present a license, and giving false information to a police officer.
July 19 — WaNaPa Street, 300 block, Cascade Locks — Theft reported.
July 15 — S.W. WaNaPa Street, 400 block, Cascade Locks — Possible child neglect reported.
July 16 — Bartlett Loop, 4000 block — A juvenile male was reported as a runaway.
July 19 — McIsaac Drive, 4800 block — Deputy placed a male under a police mental hold after contact. He was ultimately transported to a facility in John Day.
July 21 — Tucker Road, 1700 block — Deputy took report that a subject had threatened his sister by stating he would shoot her.
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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