Police Log for Sept. 28

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Sept. 18-22.

Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:

Sept. 21 — Ninth Court — A Hood River resident was arrested for harassment and criminal trespass II.

Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):

Sept. 18 — Sherman Avenue at 24th Street — A Yelm, Wash., resident was cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. Another Yelm resident was cited for driving uninsured, no operator’s license and unsignaled turn.

Sept. 20 — 12th Street at Prospect Avenue — Vehicle stopped for minor traffic violation. Driver cited for open container, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and failure to obey a stop light.

Sept. 21 — Westcliff Drive at Windswept Place — A resident to The Dalles was arrested for unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, unlawful distribution of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful distribution of marijuana, unlawful possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of hashish.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants:

Sept. 21 — North Second Street at Riverside Drive — A Louisiana resident was arrested for driving under the influence of controlled substances, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule III controlled substance, and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:

Sept. 18 — Brookside Drive, 1300 block — A Hood River resident reported a hit-and-run.

Sept. 20 — 12th Street, 1300 block — Officer took report of a cold hit-and-run that had occurred in the parking lot of a local business.

Sept. 22 — 12th Street at C Street — Driver cited for driving while suspended; the vehicle was released to a friend.

Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:

Sept. 20 — E. Marina Drive, 1000 block — An Oregon male was arrested on a warrant out of Troutdale.

Sept. 20 — 12th Street, 1800 block — An Oregon resident was arrested on a warrant out of Klickitat County with additional charges for assault IV and strangulation, and lodged at NORCOR.

Theft, burglary or robbery:

Sept. 18 — Belmont Avenue, 1300 block — Male reported his wallet had been stolen.

Sept. 20 — 12th Street, 1700 block — A business reported the fraudulent return of items for consideration of purchase for other products, and a partial credit to the suspect’s credit card.

Sept. 23 — 12th Street, 1800 block — Officer took report of a female leaving a restaurant without paying for her meal. When an employee attempted to confront her in the parking lot, she and her friends drove off.

Sept. 22 — Indian Creek Trail — Male reported his wallet had been stolen. Three possible suspects were interviewed.

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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

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