A Hood River man accused of robbing at gunpoint Jack’s Mini Market had a court appearance Tuesday in Wasco County but did not enter a plea as expected. A plea entry is anticipated by or before Sept. 20.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 11, 2016
A wildfire that started about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the mouth of the Deschutes River quickly spread across 300-900 acres and is being fought by firefighters from three different agencies on rotating shifts.
A Madras woman died in a crash on Highway 213 in Clackamas Aug. 10. OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle versus a pedestrian on Highway 213 at SE Overland Street in Clackamas at about 11 p.m.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 10, 2016
UPDATE 4:30 pm A wildfire that is believed to have started a couple of hours ago in Heritage Park along the Deschutes River has grown to 1,200 acres and is being battled by multiple agencies, according to Katie Santini, public information officer for the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area Office of the U.S. Forest Service.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 9, 2016.
The Dalles City Councilor Russ Brown was first on the scene of a vehicle accident Monday morning (his truck is in the background) that trapped a woman in her smoking car along Highway 197 about 15 miles south of Maupin.
Neal Creek Fire The Neal Creek Fire was reported Thursday evening burning in dense second growth Douglas-fir on steep terrain approximately eight miles south of Hood River, in the Department of Forestry's The Dalles Unit. As of Friday afternoon, the fire was estimated to be 15 acres in size. Winds up to 20 miles an hour and steep terrain were a challenge as hand crews lay hose around the fire Friday, at which time the fire was 50 percent contained. Resources on scene included four 20 person hand crews and two engines. A Type 2 and Type 1 helicopter is available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Police, Fire, Medical and Lottery reports for August 5
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 3, 2016.
In what is believed to be the first fatality at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport, longtime Hood River pilot Richard Sperling died Monday morning after his plane crashed on landing. The FAA responded to the crash from Hillsboro, and was on scene until about 9 p.m. Monday, said Rolf Anderson, an airport manager. Sperling was flying a Lancair 360, a type of home-built plane.
Local pilot crashes, transported with injuries
Barbara Nearing’s house and everything in it burned to the ground July 13. But it is a testament to both a giving community and her deep faith that she asked a reporter writing about the fire to please “keep it positive.” As she told a harrowing story of losing everything, the word “blessed” kept coming up. There was Joyce Powell-Morin at Mid-Columbia Medical Center, where Nearing works, who took on the task of getting her a replacement birth certificate, which she needs to replace her driver’s license.
Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill’s “community policing” policy is being incorporated into regional jail policies intended to lower the rate of recidivism and help people build meaningful lives.