Police and Fire


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Fatality closes I-84 Friday

A pedestrian died Friday afternoon when she attempted to cross eastbound lanes of I-84 in The Dalles just east of the Union Street underpass.

Police Log, Aug. 10 to 16

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

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‘Reach and Treat’ bolsters search and rescue program

Search and rescue missions throughout the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood are getting swifter and stronger this summer, thanks to a new program that unites police, fire and emergency crews in a tighter collective response.

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Freeway Car Fire

A car fire six miles east of Cascade Locks on Interstate 84 destroyed a 2013 Hyundai four-door car Thursday afternoon.

HR Police DUII enhanced enforcement planned

The Hood River Police Department will be ramping up its efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. From August 21 through September 7, the Police Department will be participate in a high visibility campaign which will allow more officers to target impaired drivers.

Sheriff Log, Aug. 8 to 14

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

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Mt. Adams fire doubles to 18,000 acres

An angry curl of smoke over Mt. Adams signaled one of the largest fires the Columbia River Gorge has seen this summer.

Five human caused fires on Mt. Hood

Firefighters caught five human caused fires in the Mt. Hood National Forest last weekend, three of which burned in the Hood River Ranger District.

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Court hearing concerns Nichols’ Miranda rights, release conditions

A court hearing Wednesday mulled over release conditions and considered an alleged violation of Miranda rights for 2009 Eagle Creek murder suspect, Stephen Nichols.

Police Log, Aug. 3 to 9

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

Beware of ‘warrant’ call — it’s a scam

The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning about a new telephone scam that references two local law enforcement agencies.

Thirsty hikers walk out, after two trail rescues

‘Reach and Treat’ system responding

Back country rescues are part of life in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood region, regardless of the time of year.

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Judge sets murder suspect Nichols’ bail at $200,000

Following an intensive three-day bail hearing, a judge set Eagle Creek murder suspect Stephen Nichols’ cash bail at $200,000 Wednesday morning.

Police Log, July 27 to Aug. 2

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