Saturday, October 26, 2013
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Oct. 15-20.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Oct. 16 — Wasco Avenue — Officer took report of harassment and solution of controlled substances.
Oct. 18 — May Street — A juvenile was arrested on the charge of assault IV with a dangerous weapon and lodged at the NORCOR Juvenile Detention Center.
Oct. 19 — Hope Avenue — Three brothers (two adults and one juvenile) were arrested for assault IV felony, menacing and attempted assault II after the three were involved in a domestic altercation involving the destruction of a door and knives being used.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
Oct. 17 — 18th Street at Cascade Avenue — Two Hood River juveniles were cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, criminal trespass and vandalism:
Oct. 16 — Sherman Avenue, 800 block — Male reported someone had busted out the back window of his vehicle.
Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:
Oct. 16 — 12th Street, 1800 block — Officer took report of the passing of two fraudulent checks at a local business.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Oct. 15 — I-84 at milepost 63 — A resident of The Dalles was arrested for giving false information to a police officer and failure to carry and present. It was later discovered that the suspect also had an outstanding warrant out of Clark County.
Oct. 15 — 12th Street, 1700 block — Officer responded to a motor vehicle accident in the parking lot of a local store. Information was exchanged and a juvenile driver was cited for driving without a license and no proof of insurance.
Oct. 16 — Oak Street at Ninth Street — Officer took report of a two-car non-injury motor vehicle crash.
Oct. 16 — Cascade Avenue at Oak Street — Officer took report of a non-injury motor vehicle crash.
Oct. 20 — E. Marina Drive, 1100 block — Officer responded to a hit-and-run call. The other party arrived shortly afterwards.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Oct. 16 — Industrial — A Hood River male was arrested for a violation of a restraining order and lodged at NORCOR. A female was cited and released for telephonic harassment.
Theft, burglary or robbery:
Oct. 16 — Third Street at Cascade Avenue — A Hood River male reported the window of his vehicle was broken and several items were stolen from within his vehicle.
Oct. 16 — State Street, 300 block — Hood River female reported items had been taken from her vehicle while parked.
Oct. 17 — Fourth Street, 100 block — Officer took report of the theft of a purse which occurred Sept. 14.
Oct. 19 — Cascade Avenue, 1800 block — A cell phone valued at $650 was reported stolen from a local store.
Oct. 20 — Westcliff Drive, 4000 block — Officer took report of theft and damage to a motor vehicle in the parking lot of a local hotel.
Oct. 20 — State Street, 200 block — The theft of several bikes was reported.
Oct. 16 — I-84 at milepost 63 — A hound mix dog ran across the freeway from north to south and struck the driver side rear near the tire. The dog’s owner soon arrived to retrieve the animal.
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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