Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 28, 2015.
To the editor: As I hear about national cop abuse of power the more proud I am our Police Department. Over the 4th of July weekend they and the Sheriff's Office handled 78 calls, most involving excessive drinking. Angry drunks are so unpredictable and prone to excessive violence that I cannot imagine stepping in to stop it. They didn't choke hold anyone, shoot a minority, use excessive force or haul people in on trumped up charges.
Wasco County courthouse evacuated but scare turned out to be false alarm
Fire, police and lottery for Friday, July 24
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 23
Agency took in 500 lbs. of drugs in 2014
For the record from July 22
A man from The Dalles was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday for sexually abusing two teen males who were close family friends of his. The incidents were 12 years apart.
Two emergency situations that occurred July 14 — a missing woman and six fires along Highway 197 — are still under investigation by the responding agencies.
No sign of missing woman has been found
Firefighters and law enforcement officials from multiple agencies scrambled Tuesday to keep up with six wildfires along Highway 197.
Teams comb Mill Creek area.
New facility privately funded
A member of the Mid Columbia Rural Fire Protection District runs a hose out as he fights a grass and brush fire on Highway 197 south of The Dalles at milepost three Tuesday, July 14 in the afternoon. Fires were also reported at milepost 4, Eight Mile Road and Boyd Loop Road, at their junction with Highway 197.
Multi-agency investigation finds no weapons