Wednesday, October 30, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Oct. 21-26.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Oct. 23 — Barrett Drive — Telephonic harassment reported.
Oct. 24 — Highway 35 — Juvenile female arrested for domestic assault IV and lodged at NORCOR.
Oct. 25 — AGA Road — Male arrested for assault IV, felony domestic after physically assaulting his partner in the presence of the couple’s child.
Oct. 26 — Fir Mountain Road — Male arrested for assault IV, domestic felony, and lodged at NORCOR.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
Oct. 21 — Canyon Road — Male arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Wasco County. During a consent search of the vehicle, a methamphetamine pipe was found. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:
Oct. 23 — Odell Highway, 3300 block — Vandalism of fence and vehicle reported.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
Oct. 25 — Eastside Road, 500 block — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving following a motor vehicle crash investigation. An evidentiary blood draw warrant was applied for and obtained, and he was lodged at NORCOR.
Oct. 26 — Tucker Road, 2300 block — BAC registered under .08 percent.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Oct. 22 — Tucker Road at Pheasant Drive — Deputy responded to a three-car motor vehicle crash. Two of the three cars were rear-ended and ultimately towed. The driver at fault was cited for reckless driving and uninsured driving. All three drivers were admitted to the hospital, cleared and released.
Oct. 26 — Dee Highway at Summit Drive — Vehicle stopped; the driver was violation suspended and driving without insurance. The vehicle was towed.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Oct. 22 — Montello Avenue at 13th Street — Male arrested on a warrant out of The Dalles.
Oct. 24 — N.E. Forest Lane, 800 block, Cascade Locks — Male arrested for a probation violation detainer.
Theft or burglary:
Oct. 21 — Brookside Drive, 3600 block — Illegal dumping and the theft of a game camera reported at a local golf course.
Oct. 23 — Dee Highway 3000 block — Female reported a theft via the telephone. The suspect purported to be her grandson and money was sent to Mexico.
Oct. 24 — Indian Creek Road, 1200 block — Unlawful entry into a motor vehicle reported.
Oct. 25 — N.E. Lewis Street, 0-100 block, Cascade Locks — Deputy took information to assist another agency.
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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