Wednesday, September 18, 2013
About 20 people watched from across the street Monday at 4:30 p.m. as Hood River Police arrested Timothy Bryan Glenn, 28, of Hood River, as the suspect in the Sept. 12 bank robbery of the Hood River branch of U.S. Bank.
Police led Glenn out the door and down the steps of the 20th Street four-plex where he lives, between Columbia and Wasco streets across from Hood River Skate Park.
“How you folks doing?” said Glenn, handcuffed and nearly smiling, as he was led down the stairs of the residence. An unidentified officer was seen carrying apparent drug paraphernalia out of the house; Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell said marijuana possession charges against Glenn are “under review.”
Glenn was arraigned at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hood River County Circuit Court with charges of second degree robbery and second degree theft as well as delivery of marijuana.
As of press time, Glenn was lodged at Northern Oregon Regional Correction Facilities and held on $25,000 bail.
Hood River Police chief Neal Holste said an investigation into the bank robbery by the Hood River Police Department culminated in a search warrant at the suspect’s residence.
Members of the Hood River Police Department, FBI and Hood River Sheriff’s Office executed the search warrant at about 1 p.m. Monday.
“We began getting tips and based on evidence we gathered starting on the day of the robbery, we were able to make the arrest,” Holste said. He declined to elaborate on the evidence found, but stated it was collected “in the Hood River area.” He said Officer Juan Pulido and Detective Mike Martin gathered “evidence linking (the suspect) to the scene” that led to the search.
“They worked throughout the weekend, putting things together,” Holste said. “It was excellently handled.”
Matt Stoneberg, manager of U.S. Bank’s Hood River branch, said he was thankful for all the efforts law enforcement had put in since the start of the investigation, which began 60 seconds after the crime was committed.
“It was an awesome sight to see how fast the police responded,” he said. “They were (at the bank) within one minute.”
Stoneberg didn’t give many details on the bank robbery other than to say he physically saw the suspect walk into the bank Thursday morning. He said he knows how much money was taken in the armed robbery but said he couldn’t release the figure. He did note, however, that after a robbery, counselors are brought into the bank to help employees deal with the “traumatic” event.
Stoneberg said his employees were “pretty excited” to learn about the Monday arrest.
“It’s great to know they have a suspect in custody,” he said. “It will help my staff sleep well at night.”
Glenn was arrested wearing a Naked Winery shirt and Dave Barringer, one of the owners of the winery, confirmed Glenn used to work at the downtown Hood River tasting room. Barringer said he also knew Glenn from their time as ski instructors at Mt. Hood Meadows, but wasn’t sure how long he had known him or what Glenn’s dates of employment at Naked Winery were. He added that Glenn’s arrest came as a surprise to him.
“I was shocked, honestly,” he said.
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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