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‘Officer Friendly’ Sergeant Jesse Flem retires after 30 years

Jesse Flem never set out to be a sheriff’s deputy, but, after 30 years on the job, he’s about to retire from a career doing just that. His last day will be July 30 — he’ll be working security at the Hood River County Fair — before going on vacation and coming back on a part time basis.

Police Log, July 8 to 24

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

Sheriff Log, July 17 to 23

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

Police Log, June 27 to July 8

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

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Crews contain wildfire near Condon Monday

A fire near Condon burning 33,587 acres was fully contained Monday, officials reported.

Vancouver bans future oil refineries, storage facilities in the city

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Vancouver City Council has voted to prohibit new or expanded crude oil storage facilities in the city.

Bodies of missing Kentucky men found in forest near Parkdale

The bodies of a father and son from Kentucky who had been missing since 2014 were found Thursday evening near the Dog River Trail in the Mt. Hood National Forest, south of Parkdale.

Car crash takes CL man’s life

A man from Cascade Locks died early Wednesday morning in a car crash on Herman Creek Road, just outside of town.

Sheriff Log, July 10 to 16

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

‘Robbery went bad’: Three men arrested in shooting at campground near Cascade Locks

A robbery scheme turned violent Tuesday near Herman Creek Campground, just east of Cascade Locks, prosecutors say.

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Fire marshal: Tucker Road house fire cause remains unknown

The July 6 fire that destroyed a home at 1303 Tucker Road in Hood River was apparently human-caused, according to Fire marshal Jim Trammell, of West Side Fire Department. The fire occurred Wednesday at 11:30 p.m.

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Boat runs aground at sandbar

This Bayliner vessel, owned by John Herrin out of the Tri-Cities area, ran aground late Thursday night after the pilot strayed too far from the shipping channel and struck the Hood River sandbar.

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Blaze displaces Washougal family

One person was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire that may have originated on the porch of a mobile home in Washougal Tuesday night.

Sheriff Log, June 26 to July 2

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

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Two-car wreck Thursday at Belmont, Country Club

One car wound up partially atop the second in a vehicle crash Thursday at 5:57 p.m. at Belmont Drive and Country Club Road.

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