Friday, March 22, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River March 10-18.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
March 14 — S.W. Ruckel Street, Cascade Locks — Male arrested for menacing and unlawful use of a weapon following an altercation. He was arrested in Multnomah County and ultimately lodged at NORCOR.
March 14 — Indian Creek Road, 1200 block — Three juvenile males were involved in a physical altercation. One was charged with assault IV, and another with harassment. Both were issued citations and released back to school.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
March 15 — Thomsen Road at Fir Mountain Road — Deputies responded to a one-vehicle roll-over crash. The driver was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and no operator’s license, and lodged at NORCOR.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
March 10 — 13th Street at Sherman Avenue — Vehicle towed when driver was unable to produce proof of valid insurance.
March 11 — Dee Highway at Riverside Drive — Deputies dispatched on report of a vehicle in the ditch. Upon arrival, the vehicle was unoccupied and was subsequently towed from the scene.
March 11 — Highway 35 at milepost 95 — Vehicle stopped for a speeding violation. Male driver was cited for violation of the basic rule, driving while suspended (violation) and driving uninsured. The vehicle was towed.
March 12 — Old Columbia River Drive, 2600 block — Deputies contacted male subject regarding reckless driving and criminal mischief complaints.
March 17 — Redwood Road at Gilkerson Road — Driver cited for driving while suspended (violation) during a traffic stop for defective equipment and improper display. The driver was not the registered owner of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed.
March 17 — Highway 30 at Highway 35 — Deputies dispatched to a motor vehicle crash. The driver stated he had slowed for the stop sign and was struck in the right rear quarter panel/bumper by another driver, who did not stop but continued south.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
March 15 — Tucker Road, 1600 block — Male arrested on a warrant out of Umatilla County following a traffic stop.
March 16 — Ruthton Park — Male arrested for a warrant and failure to appear on a dangerous drug charge, and lodged at NORCOR.
March 17 — Third Street at Oak Street — Male suspected of violating probation was released due to an assault in progress call in the same area. His probation officer was notified.
Theft or burglary:
March 10 — Highway 35, 14000 block — Deputies took report of theft II and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.
March 11 — Indian Creek Road, 1200 block — A male student at a local high school stole 46 school lunches after acquiring another student’s lunch identification number.
March 15 — Odell Highway, 3300 block — Two juveniles were cited and released for shoplifting. A third suspect was slated to be contacted at his next shift.
March 16 — Markham Road, 1700 block — Deputies took report of a stolen bicycle, and a report filed for burglary II and theft I.
March 15 — Bartlett Loop, 4000 block — Deputies took report of lost W.I.C. stamps.
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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