Wednesday, March 19, 2014
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River March 9-16.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
March 10 — Central Vale Drive — Female contacted regarding a telephonic harassment complaint.
March 14 — S.W. John Quincy Court, Cascade Locks — Male cited and released for harassment and interfering with making a report following an altercation at a residence. Male suspect left following the contact.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
March 9 — Wy’east Road at Odell Highway — Male cited and released for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, giving false information about liability insurance and two traffic violations. His vehicle was towed.
March 11 — Carter Road at Portland Drive — Male arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, criminal trespass and vandalism:
March 14 — Culbertson Drive, 4400 block — Female cited and released for criminal mischief II.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
March 10 — Davis Drive, 3400 block — Female arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop conducted for violation of the basic rule (speeding). BAC registered .11 percent. She was cited and released to a friend.
March 15 — Highway 35, 1900 block — Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop for failure to maintain lane. BAC registered .17 percent. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Identity theft or bank/credit card fraud:
March 12 — Wy’east road, 2900 block — Identity theft reported.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
March 11 — Carter Road at Portland Drive — Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for defective lighting. The driver eluded the deputy. Upon searching the area, one male was arrested by another deputy for unlawful possession of methamphetamine. After several interviews, the owner of the vehicle admitted to being the driver. He was cited and released for attempted elude vehicle, attempted elude foot and driving while suspended.
March 12 — Tucker Road, 1000 block — Vehicle stopped for defective lighting. Driver admitted vehicle was not insured. Driver was cited and vehicle towed.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
March 9 — Ninth Court, 1600 block — Female arrested on a misdemeanor arrest warrant out of Hood River County Circuit Court. She was lodged at NORCOR.
March 14 — Oak Street, 1600 block — Male arrested on a Wasco County Arrest Warrant. He was lodged at NORCOR.
Theft, burglary or robbery:
March 12 — Thomsen Road, 3300 block — Theft reported.
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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