Wednesday, October 2, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Sept. 23-30.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Sept. 26 — Mason Road — Male arrested for assault IV and strangulation, and lodged at NORCOR.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:
Sept. 23 — Indian Creek Road, 1200 block — Deputies responded to a possible bomb threat. Upon arrival a note was discovered threatening the use of a bomb at a local school. None were found.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
Sept. 29 — Cooper Spur Road at milepost 18 — Hood River male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. BAC registered .19 percent.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Sept. 23 — Frankton Road, 400 block — Deputies investigated a traffic crash.
Sept. 24 — Second Street off ramp — Male arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and driving under the influence of alcohol. He was lodged at NORCOR. The vehicle was towed.
Sept. 26 — Odell Highway, 3000 block — Deputy responded to a two-vehicle, non-injury crash. One driver was cited for careless driving.
Sept. 27 — Odell Highway at Wy’east Road — Passengers cited for open containers of alcohol. The driver was cited for no operator’s license and open container of alcohol.
Sept. 28 — S.E. Frontage Road, 500 block, Cascade Locks — Male cited and released for failure to stop and weigh.
Sept. 28 — Dee Highway, 3300 block — Driver cited for no operator’s license and driving uninsured. He was also issued a written warning for violation of the basic rule and a verbal warning for a seat belt violation (child). The vehicle was towed.
Sept. 30 — I-84 at milepost 63 — Motor vehicle crash reported.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Sept. 27 — Indian Creek Road, 1200 block — Juvenile male arrested on a probation violation and lodged at NORCOR.
Theft or burglary:
Sept. 24 — Highway 35, 2300 block — A wallet was stolen from a gas station.
Sept. 24 — Sunset Road, 1330 block — A chain saw was reported stolen.
Sept. 25 — AGA Road, 3300 block — A vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Weld County, Colo., was recovered, and the owner contacted.
Sept. 27 — Lost Lake Resort — Deputies took report of the theft of stove and stove pipes from the organizational camp. A previous break-in was also reported.
Sept. 28 — Lost Lake Road, 4600 block — Burglary reported.
Sept. 24 — Summit Drive at Wy’east Road — A 9-year-old was found walking on the roadways while attempting to run away from home. He was returned to his mother.
Sept. 25 — Columbia River — Deputies recovered a kite from the Columbia River after it was found floating.
Sept. 26 — N.W. Clark Street, 0-100 block, Cascade Locks — Deputies took a juvenile report.
Sept. 28 — Eagle Creek Trailhead, Cascade Locks — Deputies responded to a report of an overdue hiker. The subject was later located and assisted down the trail.
Sept. 28 — Gnarl Ridge Trail, Cascade Locks — Deputy responded to a search and rescue on a female. She was later found safe and escorted out.
Sept. 29 — Central Vale Drive, 3600 block — Male cited for minor in possession of alcohol.
Sept. 29 — Timberline Loop — Sheriff’s office conducted a search and rescue mission with the assistance of the Crag Rats. The hiker was located and returned to family.
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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