Saturday, March 29, 2014
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River March 16-24.
Controlled substance violations (non-DUII):
March 21 — Highway 35 at Paasch Drive — Male cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana following a traffic stop.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, criminal trespass and vandalism:
March 21 — Lingren Road, 3200 block — Criminal mischief reported.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
March 23 — I-84 at milepost 51 — Female arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and lodged at NORCOR.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
March 18 — Barrett Drive near Markham Road — Motor vehicle crash reported.
March 19 — Highway 281 at milepost 10 — Single-vehicle injury crash reported.
March 23 — Eliot Drive, 2900 block — Deputies ordered a vehicle towed because it was parked in the road and was a traffic hazard.
March 24 — Dethman Ridge Drive, 3400 block — Victim of a hit-and-run reported the incident to the sheriff’s office.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
March 20 — State Street, 300 block — Male arrested on a court ordered sanction.
March 20 — Kenwood Drive, 2200 block — Male arrested for probation violation detainer and lodged at NORCOR.
March 20 — State Street, 300 block — Male arrested for a probation violation.
March 21 — State Street, 300 block — Male arrested for violating the conditions of his probation and lodged at NORCOR.
Theft, burglary or robbery:
March 18 — N.W. WaNaPa Street, 400 block, Cascade Locks — Male contacted regarding a theft II complaint.
March 19 — Shute Road, 2900 block — Male contacted regarding a theft I complaint.
March 21 — Kenwood Drive, 2200 block — Burglary I and theft II reported.
March 22 — Montello Avenue, 2300 block — Stolen vehicle reported.
March 17 — Starvation Creek Trail — A search and rescue mission was conducted for a lost hiker between the Starvation Creek Trail and the Mount Defiance Trail.
March 20 — White River Sno-Park — Deputy responded on a search and rescue operation. A male had suffered a heart attack and needed medical assistance to evacuate him from the area. Patient was brought out and flown to Portland via LifeFlight.
March 21 — Summit Drive at Wy’east Road — Deputy located a young child wandering along the road without adult supervision. Contact was made with the parents and the child was returned home. Investigation pending.
March 22 — U.S. Forest Service 48 road — A group of people got stuck in the snow 4 miles east of Highway 35. Using sheriff equipment, deputies were able to help get the group moving back eastbound.
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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