“Driving while Hispanic.” That’s the crude joke that highlights the fears of the Hispanic community that they are targeted by police for their skin color. Given ramped up immigration efforts under President Donald Trump, that fear has reached a fever pitch. But a series of meetings between local police and Hispanics has sought to address and assuage those concerns.
Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 21
In just over three hours Monday, 29 people were ticketed in the first of four enforcement actions in The Dalles targeting drivers who don’t stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. The number of tickets would’ve been higher, but sometimes the three officers assigned to write tickets were already busy on a stop so they couldn’t ticket other violators, said Jeff Kienlen, the city’s traffic enforcement officer.
Hood River Police are looking for a 27-year-old woman, Holly Kristen Lester, who has been missing since early Thursday morning, March 16. Lester was last seen near the Port of Hood River.
Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 17
Searchers found the body of Steve Leavitt, a missing skier from The Dalles, at Mt. Hood Meadows Wednesday. Leavitt, 57, had been missing for eight days.
Charlene Caldwell was killed Thursday afternoon at 1021 E. Ninth St. Her grandson, Garrett Jack Brennan, 25, was arrested and charged with murder and unlawful use of a weapon. An autopsy on Caldwell, who was 71, is set for today, but “it is believed the cause of death is a stab wound,” according to a press release from The Dalles Police Chief Patrick Ashmore.
HOOD RIVER, ORE - On Wednesday March 15th, 2017 searchers located the body of Steve Leavitt at Mt. Hood Meadows late in the afternoon. This came eight days after Leavitt was reported missing by his family. On Thursday morning a recovery team was able to retrieve Leavitt from the mountain. The preliminary investigation into Leavitt's death by the Hood River County Sheriff's Office suggests that Leavitt died after impact with a tree. He was then buried in the deep snow and in a shallow tree well.
Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 16
Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 15
Police, fire, and medical reports from Mar. 14
Police, fire, and medical reports from March 10, 2017
Police, fire, and medical reports from March 9, 2017
Coming soon to a crosswalk near you: a well-publicized, clearly marked enforcement action to urge drivers to yield to pedestrians entering crosswalks.
HOOD RIVER — Rescue crews resumed their search Thursday for a skier from The Dalles who went missing near Mt. Hood Meadows on Tuesday.