Police and Fire


Woodburn shooting suspect arrested on I-84

Local law enforcement officials on Monday arrested a man suspected of shooting four people in Woodburn, killing three and injuring another.

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Railroad to replace bolts after Mosier derailment

PORTLAND — Union Pacific Railroad said it will replace a type of bolt on its track that led to a fiery oil train derailment in Mosier on June 3.

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HR Port seeks bridge cost reimbursement

A flood of overload traffic from the Mosier derailment took a toll on the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge.

Brush fire near Dufur contained

The Jewel Road Fire was reported Saturday at 4:30 p.m. burning in grass and brush on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands west of Dufur in central Oregon.

Police report burglaries

Over the last couple of weeks, the Hood River Police Department has taken two reports of burglaries to local businesses. In both cases, generators were stolen after the suspect(s) broke a window to gain entry into the business. These burglaries occurred in the early morning hours.

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Delayed burn pile fire

Firefighter John Stehlik hoses a burn pile Thursday that had been set more than five weeks ago. The fire spread to four-tenths of an acre before Wy’East Fire District personnel responded and controlled its spread through blackberries and into nearby woods.

Police Log, June 6 to 12

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

Sheriff Log, June 5 to 18

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

Police Log, June 6 to 11

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

ODOT asks for oil train moratorium

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a fiery derailment there this month.

Sheriff Log, May 29 to June 4

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

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Wyden debriefs with Mosier firefighters

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held a private debriefing session Sunday morning with Mosier firefighters about the June 3 oil train derailment in their community.

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Elected officials demand oil-by-rail moratorium in Gorge

At Mosier gathering, Washington city leaders support Gorge mayors

A week after an oil train derailment in Mosier, a pair of city leaders from Vancouver and Spokane joined local mayors to show their explicit stance against crude-by-rail traffic through the Northwest.

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Sheared screws blamed in train derailment

The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment.

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Cascade Locks Council opposes oil trains

Cascade Locks has joined several other Gorge municipalities in opposing crude-by-rail through their city limits.