Police and Fire


Behold (and beware): ‘The 12 Schemes Of Christmas’

Better Business Bureau warns of holiday hoaxes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and potentially the most profitable for scammers. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has put together a list of 12 common Christmas schemes to help consumers stay safe this holiday season.

Spike strips net suspect in HR to Stevenson police chase

Skamania County Sheriff’s deputies took control of a vehicle pursuit that originated in the city of Hood River Friday morning.

Police Log, Dec. 1 to 7

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

Lighted fire trucks roll Dec. 15-17

The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted truck Christmas parade will take place Dec. 15 in Odell and Pine Grove, Dec. 16 in Parkdale and Dee, and Dec. 17 on the West Side and Hood River, each night from 6-9 p.m.

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Training, on the House

Firefighers, officers punch holes in 12th Street house to gain new skills before the place is torn down

Call it construction demolition.

‘High-risk’ sex offender returns to HR

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office Parole and Probation Division is alerting the community about a “high-risk” sex offender that has recently returned to the community.

Sheriff Log: Nov. 24 to 29

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

Police Log: Nov. 10 to 30

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

String of car prowls reported

About 10 cases of unlawful vehicle entry have been reported in recent weeks in Hood River.

Sheriff Log, Nov. 17 to 23

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

Sheriff Log, Nov. 9 to 17

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

Public Records: CIRCUIT COURT

Oct. 2014

Fire destroys two structures near Broughton lumber mill

A fire completely destroyed two buildings near the old Broughton Mill in Skamania County last Wednesday afternoon.

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Team works together in runaway cliffhanger

Boy, 17, climbs down sheer slope, pulled to safety by Crag Rats and plenty friends

While spinouts and pileups dominated on Nov. 13, it was an actual cliffhanger that occupied about 20 emergency responders’ day.

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Marine Board honors Sheriff duo for life-saving river rescue

The Oregon State Marine Board honored Hood River County marine law enforcement deputies John Harvey and Sergeant Ricardo Casteneda for their life-saving efforts during the 2014 boating season. With their skills, expertise, timing, and teamwork, a life was saved on the Columbia River.