Wednesday, May 7, 2014
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River April 28-May 5.
Assaults, harassment, menacing and domestic violence:
April 28 — Cedar Lane Drive — Possible assault reported.
Disorderly conduct, mischief, criminal trespass and vandalism:
April 28 — Summit Drive, 3700 block — Criminal mischief reported; photos were taken.
May 5 — S.W. WaNaPa Street, 100 block, Cascade Locks — Criminal mischief to a fence reported.
Driving under the influence of intoxicants:
April 29 — Dee Highway at Summit Drive —Male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. BAC registered .13 percent. He was lodged and NORCOR.
May 3 — Van Horn Drive at Mason Road — Juvenile male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop conducted for an illegal turn. BAC registered .17 percent. He was also issued citations for no operator’s license and minor in possession of alcohol by consumption. He was released to his father.
Motor vehicle crashes, offenses and impounds:
April 30 — Summit Drive at Lippman Road — Male arrested for misdemeanor driving while suspended and lodged at NORCOR.
April 30 — Larch Mountain Road — Deputy covered a single vehicle off-road motorcycle crash. The operator was transported by ambulance.
May 1 — State Route 281 at State Route 282 — Deputy investigated a two-car motor vehicle crash. The driver of the second vehicle was issued a citation for following too close.
May 1 — S.W. WaNaPa Street, 100 block, Cascade Locks — Motor home towed for no insurance and expired registration.
May 2 — Willow Flat Road at Highway 35 — A Belgium tourist was arrested for the traffic crime of reckless driving after pacing him at a speed greater than 95 mph from milepost 92 to milepost 94.
May 3 — Early Road at Davis Drive — Vehicle towed after driver was cited for driving without an operator’s license and warned for a speeding violation.
Outstanding warrants, parole, probation or terms violations:
April 30 — S.W. Cascade Avenue, 100 block, Cascade Locks — Male arrested for a probation violation.
May 3 — Toll Bridge Road at Baseline Drive — Male cited and released for possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana following a traffic stop for an equipment violation.
May 5 — State Street, 300 block — Male arrested on a probation violation detainer and lodged at NORCOR.
Theft, burglary or robbery:
April 28 — Lower Miller Drive, 3000 block — Burglary reported.
April 30 — Lingren Road, 3000 block — Burglary interrupted the previous day; investigation ongoing.
April 30 — S.W. WaNaPa Street, 600 block, Cascade Locks — Deputies took report of aggravated theft I.
April 30 — Old Dalles Drive — A .22 rifle was found and turned into the sheriff’s department.
May 1 — Central Vale Drive, 4100 block — Unattended death reported.
May 3 — Eagle Loop, 3800 block — Male arrested for unlawful possession of a concealed firearm following a suspicious vehicle contact. The driver consented to the vehicle search after admitting to the possession of marijuana. He was later lodged at NORCOR for the crime and cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
May 4 — Gilhouley Road near Highway 35 — Juvenile male cited for minor in possession of alcohol by consumption and careless driving following a traffic complaint.
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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