Wednesday, October 23, 2013
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Oct. 7-13.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
Oct. 11 — I-84 at milepost 63 — Two males and two females were arrested on the charges of possession, distribution and manufacturing of marijuana. In addition, the two females were individually charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
All were lodged at NORCOR.
Oct. 12 — Oak Street at Cascade Avenue — Vehicle stopped for minor traffic violation. Driver cited and released for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
Oct. 13 — Cascade Avenue, 1200 block — Female arrested for possession of methamphetamine and offensive littering.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, criminal trespass and vandalism:
Oct. 11 — Belmont Avenue, 1900 block — A Hood River resident was arrested for disorderly conduct I after setting off multiple illegal aerial fireworks.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Oct. 8 — Lovers’ Lane, 0-100 block — Officer took report of a stolen vehicle.
Oct. 8 — W. Cascade Avenue, 2100 block — Officer took report of a hit-and-run.
Oct. 10 — 12th Street at Belmont Avenue — Officer took report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. The driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian.
Oct. 10 — I-84 at milepost 63 — A resident from Hermiston, Ore., was cited and released for reckless driving (injury).
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Oct. 8 — Second Street, 200 block — A Hood River resident was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Hood River County.
Oct. 11 — 13th Street, 200 block — A juvenile male was arrested for violating his probation and cited for harassment for offensive physical contact.
Oct. 13 — I-84 at milepost 64 — A Portland, Ore., resident was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
Theft, burglary or robbery:
Oct. 7 — Lincoln Street, 1300 block — A Hood River resident reported a unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, which occurred overnight.
Oct. 7 — 12th Street, 1600 block — Male stole the tip jar from a coffee shop window.
Oct. 7 — 12th Street, 800 block — A resident of Wishram, Wash., reported the theft of an item from his vehicle while it was parked in a medical facility parking lot.
Oct. 8 — Cascade Avenue, 1800 block — Officer took report of a stolen phone from a display.
Oct. 9 — 13th Street at B Street — Officer took report of a robbery II and assault IV.
Oct. 10 — Betty Lou Avenue, 200 block — Burglary and theft reported at a home. A computer, camera and phone charger were reported stolen.
Oct. 11 — Cascade Avenue, 2600 block — A robbery was reported at a local hotel where the clerk was found tied up.
Oct. 12 — Oak Street, 1600 block — Female reported the loss or theft of her purse.
Oct. 11 — 12th Street — Officer retrieved a sexual assault evidence kit as requested by Bend Police.
Oct. 11 — Westcliff Drive, 4000 block — Several used syringes were retrieved from a hotel garbage can to be disposed of.
Oct. 12 — 12th Street, 1800 block — Officer assisted a Hood River County Sheriff Office deputy with a traffic stop.
Oct. 13 — Cascade Avenue, 1800 block — Officer took report of a juvenile runaway.
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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