Police Log for Oct. 12

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:

Sept. 30 — Oak Street — Officer took report of possible abuse in which a 12-year-old was abusing his 9-year-old brother.

Oct. 4 — May Street — Juvenile male arrested for harassment and probation violation and lodged at NORCOR.

Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):

Oct. 4 — 12th Street, 1800 block — A Hood River female was arrested on an outstanding warrant. She was also arrested and charged for possession of heroin and lodged at NORCOR.

Disorderly conduct, mischief, criminal trespass and vandalism:

Oct. 4 — Prospect Avenue, 2200 block — A Hood River resident reported someone had attempted to gain entry into their home and in doing so, damaged the screens.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants:

Oct. 2 — 13th Street at Taylor — A Hood River resident was cited and released for driving under the influence of intoxicants (prescription medication) and reckless driving.

Oct. 6 — Second Street at Cascade Avenue — A Hood River resident was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:

Oct. 1 — Cascade Avenue at Oak Street — A Hood River resident was involved in a single-car collision and cited for driving without an operator’s license, careless driving and failure to change address on driver’s license.

Oct. 5 — 12th Street, 800 block — Officer investigated damage done by an unidentified vehicle.

Oct. 6 — Oak Street, 1600 block — Officer took report of a hit-and-run with property damage to a passenger car.

Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:

Oct. 1 — Oak Street, 1600 block — Officer investigated the report of an assault between mother and juvenile child. She was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Oct. 1 — Hood River — Officer conducted an investigation into a restraining order violation.

Oct. 2 — Hull Street, 1000 block — A Hood River resident was arrested on a probation violation detainer and lodged at NORCOR.

Theft, burglary or robbery:

Oct. 4 — Cascade Avenue, 3300 block — Male reported the theft of boat accessories.

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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

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