Tuesday, March 12, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River March 3-11.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
March 4 — Thomsen Road — Male arrested for assault IV felony and felony strangulation.
March 9 — Tahoma Street, Cascade Locks — Deputies took report of a possible kidnapping.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:
March 3 — Odell Highway, 2900 block — Female cited and released for criminal trespass II.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
March 3 — Tucker Road at Portland Drive — A Parkdale male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and lodged at NORCOR.
March 3 — I-84 at milepost 51 — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. BAC registered .16 percent. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:
March 4 — Semmes Drive, 4100 block — Deputies took a report of identity theft after the victim discovered his debit card had been used.
March 6 — N.W. Clark Street, 0-100 block, Cascade Locks — Deputies took report of identity theft and theft II. A female’s debit card had been used to take cash out of an ATM in Gresham without her permission. Her driver’s license and physical debit card were also stolen.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
March 7 — Dethman Ridge Drive at Gilkerson Road — Vehicle towed following a traffic stop; driver did not have license and the vehicle was not insured.
March 8 — AGA Road at Eagle Loop — Driver cited for driving uninsured and failure to obey a traffic control device, and the vehicle towed.
March 8 — Ehrck Hill Drive at Webster Road — A semi-truck and trailer drove into a ditch. The driver was not injured, and no other vehicles or passengers were involved.
March 10 — 13th Street at Sherman Avenue — A vehicle was towed because the driver was not able to produce proof of valid insurance for the vehicle.
March 11 — Dee Highway at Riverside Drive — Deputies dispatched on a report of a vehicle in the ditch. Upon arrival, the deputy found the vehicle unoccupied, and it was towed from the scene.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
March 3 — S.E. Sunset Avenue, 300 block, Cascade Locks — Female arrested on a warrant and lodged at NORCOR.
Theft or burglary:
March 6 — Davis Drive, 3600 block — Male juvenile cited and released for theft II in relation to an incident that occurred March 1 on Wy’east Road. He was cited into the Hood River Juvenile Court.
March 9 — Mt. Hood Meadows parking lot — Deputies took report of the theft of items out of a car.
March 3 — Sherman Avenue at 22nd Street — Deputies assisted the Hood River Police Department in apprehending a suspect who had fled from officers during a traffic stop.
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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