Friday, May 17, 2013
May 6 to 12
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
May 7 — Forest Service Road 1610 — Female arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after driving off the road. BAC registered .13 percent. She was cited and released to her sister.
Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:
May 7 — Trout Creek Ridge Road, 6500 block — Deputy took an identity theft complaint involving two separate transactions totaling $5,012.77.
May 9 — Eagle Cr. Trail — Deputies took report of unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, identity theft, theft I and criminal mischief II.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
May 7 — Highway 35 at Highway 282 — Deputy dispatched to a non-injury motor vehicle crash.
May 7 — Belmont Road at Alameda Road — Deputy dispatched to a two-vehicle accident involving a passenger car and a flatbed truck. The driver of the passenger car was cited for careless driving and treated by EMS staff for minor injury. The vehicle was towed because of significant front-end damage.
May 10 — Odell Highway at Dee Highway — Deputy dispatched to a two-vehicle crash.
May 12 — Highway 35 at milepost 94 — Vehicle pulled over for defective lighting. Driver was not the registered owner and the vehicle did not have current insurance. The vehicle was towed and the driver issued a citation for driving uninsured.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
May 8 — State Street, 300 block — Juvenile male arrested on a probation violation detainer issued by the Hood River County Juvenile Department and lodged at NORCOR.
May 12 — Wells Drive, 1600 block — Female arrested on a warrant.
Theft or burglary:
May 6 — Lippman Road, 3500 block — A lawn mower valued at $1,400 was reported stolen.
May 6 — Guignard Drive, 3400 block — Male contacted regarding a theft III complaint.
May 7 — Wy’east Road, 3800 block — A juvenile female was reported as a runaway.
May 9 — Woodworth Drive, 4500 block — Citation issued to a male for possession of a weapon by a felon.
May 12 — Eagle Creek Trailhead — Deputy responded to a search and rescue call. A female with an ankle injury was reported five miles up the trail. Crag Rats and Cascade Locks Fire responded and transported her down. Once back at the trailhead, she refused medical care.
May 12 — Bartlett Drive, 4000 drive — Deputy mediated between two parents arguing over custody rights and visitation rights of a child. After speaking with both parents, an agreement was reached and the child went with the mother as the court order stated.
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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