Police and Fire


Home search nets guns

A Pine Hollow man was arrested Thursday afternoon on drug charges and 11 counts of being a felon in possession of a weapon.

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Cliff rescue

Crews from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue and The Dalles City Police responded Monday night, 6 p.m., to reports of a man fallen from a 20-foot cliff in the area of Rock Fort Campground on the Columbia River, west of the Union Street Underpass downtown The Dalles.

For the Record, Feb. 23, 2016

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Slide burned at Tree Top

Late Monday morning, parks employees removed a plastic slide that was destroyed by fire early Sunday at Tree Top Play Park.

For the Record, Feb. 19, 2016

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Sheriff ready to retire

Wasco County Sheriff Rick Eiesland has given his retirement date—April 30. Speaking to the board of commissioners Wednesday afternoon, Eiesland’s comments were brief. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my job and time here in Wasco County,” he said. “It’s time to let the young guys take over. Things have changed so much. It’s overwhelming.”

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High speed chase ends in wreck

The pursuit of a wanted felon for parole violations that began in The Dalles Wednesday ended in a high speed chase and wreck in Washington.

For the Record, Feb. 18, 2016

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For the Record, Feb. 17, 2016

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For the Record, Feb. 16, 2016

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Taggers hit the east side

A rash of tagging was reported over the weekend, mostly on the eastside between East 8th and 11th streets, police said.

For the Record, Feb. 12, 2016

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For the Record, Feb. 11, 2016

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For the Record, Feb. 10, 2016

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The Dalles Police Chief to retire

Police Chief Jay Waterbury announced he would retire July 1 at Monday’s The Dalles City Council meeting. He received a standing ovation after making a few remarks about his long career. When he retires, he will have served almost 42 years in law enforcement, almost 41 of them for The Dalles police, 20 of them as its chief. He began work here Aug. 11, 1975, at age 23. He told the council, “I don’t really want to go but it is getting close to being the time to go.”


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