Saturday, September 28, 2013
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River Sept. 19-23.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Sept. 22 — Trout Creek Ridge Road — Male arrested for telephonic harassment, probation violation detainer and resisting arrest, and lodged at NORCOR.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, trespass and vandalism:
Sept. 23 — Indian Creek Road, 1200 block — Deputy responded to a local high school on a report of a possible bomb threat. Upon arrival a note was discovered, threatening use of a bomb at the school. The school was evacuated and searched for explosive devices. None were found.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
Sept. 22 — Dee Highway at Trout Creek Ridge Road — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and unlawful possession of a firearm following a traffic stop and lodged at NORCOR.
Sept. 23 — Highway 35 at Paasch Drive — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. BAC registered .15 percent. He was lodged at NORCOR. The four passengers in the vehicle were released to a sober and licensed friend, and the vehicle towed.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Sept. 19 — Odell Highway at milepost 1 — Deputy responded to a one-car motor vehicle crash with possible injuries. The driver was taken to the hospital.
Sept. 19 — Dee Highway, 3600 block — Driver cited for driving while suspended, violation, and driving uninsured. The vehicle was towed.
Sept. 19 — Tucker Road, 1500 block — Deputy took report of a non-injury motor vehicle crash. The driver was unable to give a reason as to why his car left the roadway; he was later cited for careless driving.
Sept. 20 — Straight Hill Road, 3800 block — Deputy responded to a single-vehicle, non-injury crash.
Sept. 20 — Alexander Drive, 4900 block — Male arrested for attempting to elude in a vehicle.
Sept. 21 — Dee Highway at milepost 12 — Deputy assisted with a private tow for a vehicle that had run off the roadway while swerving to avoid a collision with an animal.
Sept. 21 — Dee Highway, 3300 block — Deputy responded to a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, a pickup was found to have sheared off a utility pole. The driver was uninjured and two passengers left the scene before the deputy’s arrival.
Sept. 21 — Dee Highway, 3300 block — While at the scene of an accident, a deputy had contact with a driver of an unrelated vehicle. The driver was suspended and there was not a licensed driver in the vehicle. The vehicle was towed and the driver cited.
Sept. 21 — Highway 35 at Massee Grade Road — Pickup stopped for expired plates. Driver cited for driving while suspended violation and driving uninsured with a written warning for expired plates. The vehicle was towed.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Sept. 20 — Dee Highway at Iowa Drive — Male arrested for a felony warrant during a traffic stop.
Theft or burglary:
Sept. 22 — Tucker Park — Theft of camping equipment reported.
Sept. 19 — Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks — Employees turned over a lost wallet a bicyclist had dropped after crossing to a deputy.
Sept. 20 — Herman Creek Trail, Cascade Locks — Deputies responded to a search and rescue request that involved a female rider and her horse. A landslide had blocked the trail with a log that she could not cross. The log was cut enough to get the horse across it. They were escorted down.
Sept. 21 — Marina Way, 1000 block — A local resident was cited and released for selling alcohol to a minor.
Sept. 21 — Cascade Avenue, 2100 block — A local resident was cited and released for selling alcohol to a minor.
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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