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An unoccupied trailer was destroyed by fire at the Lone Pine In Lieu Site Friday night. The owner was fishing at the time and had her 3-year-old son with her, a relative said.

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Hood River County, which is in the midst of its own budget crisis, has proposed increasing the subsidy it pays to fund the regional jail, even though it would mean staff reductions at the county.

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In a recent drug bust at 512 Liberty St. in The Dalles, police seized 1.8 pounds of methamphetamine and 5.3 ounces of heroin. Three people were arrested in connection with the bust.

evin Howard Dale, 30, who has coached several sports at The Dalles High School and previously at Horizon Christian School in Hood River, was arrested Friday afternoon by The Dalles Police Department on three charges of third-degree sex abuse, one charge of private indecency and one charge of second-degree criminal trespass.

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A man who tried to put a hit on the district attorney and two others saw his 20-year sentence cut by more than half last month after a successful appeal of the most serious charges against him.

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A truck was driven into The Dalles Marina late Monday night, and the suspected driver was arrested, soaking wet, as he was getting into a cab at a nearby business.

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An adult male jumped off the Interstate 84 overpass Monday morning, and city police did not know his status at mid-afternoon Monday.

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Next-door neighbor Melissa Conover, center, takes charge of a cat after firefighters rescued it from inside a home at 102 Harris in The Dalles early Thursday afternoon, April 4. The back porch of the home was in flames as firefighters arrived. Additional details were not available at press time.

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, and The Dalles police officers and state troopers will be increasing patrols on Thursday, April 11, looking for drivers who are violating Oregon’s distracted driving law.

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The Dalles Police Officer James Finch was justified in fatally shooting James Virl Young, 76, on the evening of March 16, the district attorney ruled Monday. Young, who lived at 1921 E. 10th St., had fired multiple shots into a neighbor’s house, pointed a rifle at the neighbor, and then fired multiple rounds in the direction of responding officers, according to a press release issued Monday afternoon by Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley.

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The Dalles Police Chief Patrick Ashmore said Wednesday no more information would be released regarding the officer-involved fatal shooting last Saturday night, including the name of the officer, until the district attorney releases his findings.

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Braulio Robledo watched from inside his house Saturday night as a neighbor across the alley began firing rounds from his porch, and then was shot and killed by police.

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A man who was shot and killed by a city police officer Saturday, March 16, as he stood on his porch firing a rifle, had been the subject of a number of calls to police in recent weeks.

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Eight people were arrested March 4, when the Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (MINT) executed a search warrant at 1300 East 14th Street, The Dalles, as part of an investigation of the distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school.

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The death Tuesday, March 5, of a 49-year-old woman found in a camper is under investigation, according to Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley.

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A 43-year-old man was sentenced Friday to over eight years in prison for raping a teen in 2017 when he was a houseguest at her family’s home.

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A traffic stop Feb. 11 in The Dalles yielded nearly $90,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin, according to The Dalles Police Department Brian Roy Snyder, 49, of Aurora, was arrested at Sixth and Chenowith Loop after he was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign, said Detective Sergeant Eric Macnab.

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Kevin Dwayne Hester, 34, was arrested Jan. 31 on multiple charges by the Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (MINT) following the execution of a search warrant at 220 E. 12th St., Apt. C.

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Jessie Godsil, her burned and swollen right arm bandaged from the fingers to above the elbow, chased after her four-year-old, Kiva, in the foyer of the motel they were staying in. “Ouch,” she whispered as she hoisted him into her lap. On Friday, Jan. 18, Godsil had raced out of her burning house on Nevada Street, Kiva in her arms. Her path to the door forced her past the burning sofa in the living room where the fire apparently started. Kiva wasn’t hurt.

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One occupant was burned as they escaped a fire that destroyed much of their home Friday afternoon in the 1400 block of Nevada Street. The second occupant was not injured.

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2018 will be remembered for a destructive trio of fires

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The Dalles Police Department is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to get drunk drivers off the roads and help save lives this holiday season. The national high-visibility enforcement campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” runs now through Dec. 31.

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The Dalles Police Officer Chris Simonds came back from a conference last December with an idea he could quickly and easily implement: helping transients get replacement IDs. But for some reason, the idea didn’t take off until just a few weeks ago, when the Mid-Columbia Community Action Council suggested to a client that they take Simonds up on his offer.

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