Thursday, September 12, 2013
Emergency lockdowns have been canceled for schools in Hood River, but police continue their search efforts for a suspect fleeing the scene of a reported holdup at U.S. Bank, located at 1309 12th St., in Hood River.
Suspect is reported to be armed with a handgun.
Hood River Police, Hood River Sheriff's Office and Skamania County are in a collaborated effort to find the suspect. A bank surveilance photo of the suspect has been released.
Lockdowns in local schools were in effect this morning, but now have been lifted.
Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a holdup that occurred shortly after 10 a.m. at U.S. Bank in Hood River. A suspect in his 30s, 5'11," white, with facial hair, wearing a brown wig, blue sweatshirt, reportedly fled the scene after brandishing a black handgun. Search is currently focused along east section of Indian Creek Trail.
Police Statement: At 10:09 on 09/12/13 suspect appearing to be in his 30's, blue long sleeve t-shirt, tan pants, long hair and facial hair 5'11, slender build came into Hood River branch of US Bank and presented a note and displayed a firearm. suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money. Hood River Police, Hood River Sheriff's Office and Skamania County are in a collaborated effort to find the suspect.
FBI units are en route to Hood River to aid the investigation. Skamania County is aiding the investigation with a cainine unit, and a helicopter is being used in the search.
Police scanner information reported a witness saw a person wearing a "white shirt, khakis, and dreadlocks," who may have matched the description.
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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