Saturday, September 7, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Aug. 26-Sept. 2.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Sept. 1 — AGA Road — Male arrested for the crimes of three counts of menacing, attempted criminal trespass I, criminal trespass II, criminal mischief III, and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:
Aug. 27 — S.W. WaNaPa Street, 400 block, Cascade Locks — Male arrested for criminal mischief after damage was done to a business building. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
Aug. 30 — NF-48 Road — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while suspended/revoked, and two counts of reckless endangering after a motor vehicle crash about three miles east of Highway 35. BAC refused. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:
Aug. 26 — Country Club Road, 1800 block — Deputy took information about an identity theft that had occurred earlier. Later that day, Hood River Police units took the suspect into custody for that crime as well as others.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Aug. 26 — Highway 281 at Windmaster — Deputy responded to a three-car motor vehicle crash. One was cited for careless driving.
Aug. 27 — Tucker Road, 1300 block — Deputy responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported. One vehicle was towed, and one citation was issued.
Aug. 29 — Highway 35 at VanHorn Drive — Driver cited for no operator’s license during a traffic stop. The vehicle was towed.
Aug. 31 — Highway 35 at KLM Drive — Vehicle towed after both occupants were found to have suspended driver’s licenses.
Sept. 1 — Billings Road, 5800 block — Male arrested for driving while revoked/felony and possession of methamphetamine. He was also cited for careless driving and driving without insurance.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Aug. 27 — Trout Creek Ridge Road, 6600 block — Male arrested for violating the agreements of his probation and lodged at NORCOR.
Aug. 27 — S.W. WaNaPa Street, 400 block, Cascade Locks — A male from Toppenish, Wash., was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Skamania County and lodged at NORCOR.
Sept. 1 — Clear Creek Road, 7600 block — Male arrested for probation violation detainer. BAC registered .11 percent. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Sept. 1 — I-84 at milepost 62 — Female arrested for outstanding warrants from Wasco County and lodged at NORCOR.
Sept. 1 — State Street, 300 block — Male arrested for an active felony warrant from Hood River Circuit Court.
Theft or burglary:
Aug. 26 — Tucker Road, 1400 block — A burglary to a storage unit was reported.
Aug. 27 — Tucker Road, 900 block — A cellphone was reported stolen from inside a business.
Sept. 1 — Tucker Road, 1400 block — Deputy took report of another burglary that had occurred at a local storage unit.
Aug. 31 — I-84 at milepost 48, Cascade Locks — Male arrested for giving false information about vehicle insurance. The vehicle was towed.
Aug. 31 — Columbia Street, 500 block — A found wallet was turned into the Hood River Sheriff’s Department.
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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