Police and Fire


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Carrico honored for heroism

Detective Jamie Carrico has received The Dalles Police Department Medal of Valor in recognition of actions to preserve public safety that put his own life in jeopardy last year.

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Summit home destroyed by fire

Resident was absent from home, lost everything to flames

For the record, July 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 25, 2014.

Lightning caused small fires, quickly extinguished

State and federal fire authorities are spotting one to two small lightning fire starts every day since thunderstorms boomed through north central Oregon Wednesday, but they’ve been quickly extinguished.

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New lightning fires arise

Not clear how many new starts may grow into large fires.

Mounsey arraigned on Measure 11 charges

Esten Alton Mounsey, 39, of The Dalles will be represented in a rape and sexual assault case by Amy Lammers of the gorge firm Morris, Smith, Starns and Sullivan.

For the record, July 24

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from july 24, 2014.

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Shaniko Butte fire sees rain gain

Authorities watch for lightning-sparked fires as fuel dries.

Shaniko Butte Fire update; 75 percent contained

The Shaniko Butte Fire received a quarter-inch of rain on Tuesday afternoon from a thunderstorm that also produced a powerful display of lightning and thunder. 900 strikes were detected on and near the Warm Springs Reservation. Firefighters will be on the lookout today and throughout the week for possible “sleeper” fires from lightning strikes that begin to show up when the fuels start drying out.

For the record, July 22

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 22, 2014.

Navarro arraigned for camp shooting

Juan Carlos Navarro, 20, was arraigned Monday in Wasco County Circuit Court for allegedly using a shotgun July 13 to injure one man at a Pleasant Ridge Road orchard camp and endangering two other people.

Rape suspect arrested

Esten Alton Mounsey, 39, was arrested Monday afternoon, July 21, at his home at 500 E. 14th St. on first-degree charges of rape and sodomy, according to Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley.

Shaniko Butte fire update; fire activity minimal

The Level 2 Notification for residences near Dant has been fully removed, as has the Level 1 Notification for residences along Road S-300 near Simnasho. Under the authority of the Wasco County Sheriff, residences in the Kaskella area will temporarily remain on a Level 1 Notification because of the recent burnout operation immediately to their west.

Evacuation levels increase in Warm Springs tribal areas

Logging Unit Fires complex near Warm Springs, Highway 26 now at 7,328 acres. Updated information from Sunday, July 20.

Deschutes River reopened to rafting

Public safety has been our primary priority during the Shaniko Butte Fire. While firefighting activities continue, danger to the river corridor has diminished significantly. We are pleased to announce that it is now safe to reopen the Deschutes River corridor, from Trout Creek to Long Bend, to rafting and other recreational activities, beginning tomorrow morning, Sunday, July 20, at 6:00 a.m. The rest of the river also remains open.



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