Police and Fire


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Columbia Gorge CASA welcomes new volunteers

Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) welcomes new child advocates to the program: Mike Uffelman and Janis Miller from White Salmon, Katie Wallace and Amber Strain, The Dalles, Trena Gray and Donna Birtwistle, Sherman County and Grace Parson and Maria Miller of Hood River. The group was sworn into duty by the Honorable John A. Olson on March 9.

Sheriff Log, March 23 to March 29

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Police Log, March 23 to 29

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Fire incident conference meets in Vancouver

Agencies from region look at 2015 fire season

The 2015 Northwest Incident Management Team Review Conference will be held in Vancouver on April 7 – 10 at the Vancouver Convention Center.

Oregon man who blew himself up had prior mental crisis

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who killed himself last week in an explosion along a busy highway below Mt. Hood had a recent mental health crisis that sent him to a southwest Washington hospital, authorities said.

Second trial over former MCMC anesthesiologist starts

A second trial against Mid-Columbia Medical Center stemming from a former anesthesiologist’s sexual assault of sedated female patients and hospital employees is underway in The Dalles.

Hearing delayed for accused caregiver

A Hood River caregiver accused of stealing over $10,000 from a patient appeared in court Monday March 30, but the hearing was postponed until May 4.

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Rescuers help injured hiker near Horsetail

Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers provided mutual aid Thursday to an injured hiker near Horsetail Falls area west of Cascade Locks.

Police Log, March 16 to 22

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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Fire Association starts ‘Amazing Ellen’ project

Hood River Fire and EMS Department has officially kicked off the Amazing Ellen Dittebrandt Program (AED), honoring the dedicated firefighter and community volunteer who died in a bicycling accident in 2014.

Sheriff Log, March 15 to 22

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River

Target practice substance suspected in blast death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A blast that killed one man near U.S. Highway 26 between Portland and Mount Hood is believed to have been caused by a mixture that is used to make exploding targets for firearms practice, authorities said Friday.

Realtor feared the worst Ashley sensed eviction would be problematic

As soon as the bank told Dee Ashley last Friday that she had to give an eviction notice Monday to a man she’d seen declining for months, she had a gut feeling it would end badly.

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Gordon Pillon mixes doughnuts with vehicle repair

Gordon Pillon aims for 100 percent customer satisfaction at Expertec Automotive Repair, located on the Heights at 1802 12th Street.

Police Log, March 9 to 15

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.