Wednesday, February 12, 2014
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River Feb. 2-9.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
Feb. 5 — Carter Road — An unknown person called a residence repetitively.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
Feb. 9 — Cooper Spur Road at Highway 35 — Male cited and released for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. He was additionally cited with open container of alcohol.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
Feb. 3 — 13th Street at Taylor Avenue — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop. BAC registered .30 percent. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:
Feb. 3 — Tucker Road, 1000 block — Identity theft and theft II reported from a business via the Internet and the suspect is out of state.
Feb. 6 — N.W. Clark Street, 0-100 block, Cascade Locks — Deputies seized several boxes of merchandise purchased through identity theft via the Internet.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
Feb. 2 — Avalon Drive at Belmont Avenue — Deputy assisted the Hood River Police with a traffic crash investigation that led to a driving under the influence of intoxicants arrest.
Feb. 2 — Second Street at Cascade Avenue — Deputy assisted Hood River City Police during a traffic stop.
Feb. 7 — Highway 35 at Ehrck Hill Drive — Deputy responded to a single-vehicle, non-injury crash. The vehicle was towed.
Feb. 9 — Wells Drive, 2300 block — Deputy covered two-vehicle, non-injury motor vehicle crash.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
Feb. 4 — State Street, 300 block — Female arrested for probation violation.
Theft, burglary or robbery:
Feb. 3 — Wells Drive, 2000 block — Male contacted regarding theft I complaint.
Feb. 3 — Bartlett Drive, 4000 block — Gas siphoned from a tank reported.
Feb. 4 — N.E. Herman Creek Lane, 100 block, Cascade Locks — Unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, theft and criminal mischief reported.
Feb. 3 — Highway 35, 14000 block — Mt. Hood Meadows requested assistance for an out of bounds snowboarder. Subject was located.
Feb. 4 — Highway 35, 14000 block — Deputy advised that a search and rescue was occurring at Mt. Hood Meadows. An out-of-bounds snowboarder was lost in White River Canyon. Ski patrol advised the subject was lost but under the power lines. They responded with three ski patrollers and located the subject, then escorted him out.
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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