Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 28, 2016
Shepherd pleads guilty, will serve over seven years
A Hood River man was sentenced this week for robbing a business in his hometown and another in Wasco County. Tucker Douglas Shepherd, 21, will spend nine years in prison and pay restitution to both Subway in Hood River and Jack’s Mini Mart in The Dalles. Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell and Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley worked together on a settlement for both cases. “We felt the sentence was fair and appropriate,” said Nisley. Shepherd held up the Subway on Cascade Avenue with a shotgun on July 3 before fleeing the scene with cash in tow. \He was arrested at Hood River Library later that week. He also robbed Jack’s by The Dalles Bridge the day before his arrest. Shepherd appeared last week before Judge John Wolf in the Hood River County courthouse, via video feed from Northern Oregon Regional Corrections facility, to enter his first guilty plea. Except for briefly answering Wolf’s questions, Shepherd didn’t speak during his hearing. It was over in about five minutes. Shepherd’s attorney, Bernice Melamud, testified, “On July 3, 2016, Mr. Shepherd entered Subway in Hood River with a shotgun and threatened physical force on (a female Subway employee) who was working at the cash register, in the course of committing theft.”
A city police officer responding to a call last Thursday afternoon of two dogs attacking chickens had to shoot several times when one of the dogs charged at him.
A Portland man taking pictures at Rowena Crest Friday afternoon spotted what turned out to be a pipe bomb, which was detonated by the Oregon State Police bomb squad hours later.
Temperatures may be getting much cooler as the calendar moves into autumn, but the risk of wildfires has not significantly diminished. A grass fire that started Wednesday night on Doane Road south of The Dalles vividly demonstrates the point.
Police, medical, fire and lottery reports from Sept. 22
The questions came fast and furious. Have you ever seen a dead person? Ever shot anyone? Ever been pulled over? Ever been tased?
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 20, 2015.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 16, 2016
City will still recommend denial
Cliff Wirtz, owner of the Dufur Pastime, asked the Dufur City Council Tuesday to reconsider its decision to recommend that his annual state liquor license not be renewed.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 15, 2016.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 14, 2016
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 13, 2016
With a 20-year building bond retiring soon, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue is asking voters to approve a new $3.85 million bond to replace aging fire apparatus and ambulances and do property maintenance. Property taxes would not increase if the Nov. 8 bond passes, said Fire Chief Bob Palmer.
Wildfire rekindled Monday afternoon in the area of 782 Old Highway 8 in southeast Klickitat, rapidly spreading west and south toward Highway 14 and the area of Sundale, Wash. As of 6:30 p.m. Monday, the fire had burned approximately 3,500 acres, according a press release from the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office.