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Two White Salmon residents suffered injuries in a one vehicle accident on Nov. 29, 2005, at approximately 5:50 p.m.

The accident occurred on State Route 141 near milepost 9.

According to the report, Lisa H. Brooks, 38, White Salmon, was driving a 1999 Ford pickup northbound on SR 141 when she lost control on the icy surface. The vehicle spun counterclockwise, went off the roadway to the right, overturned, went down a 30 foot slope, and came to rest on its wheels.

Brooks was taken to Skyline Hospital, suffering neck pain. A passenger in the vehicle, Daniel C. Hayes, 50, Bingen, was also transported to Skyline with back injuries. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

Kenneth R. Haxton, 56, Porterville, Calif., was not injured when he was involved in a one-vehicle accident on SR 14 near Murdock.

The accident occurred on Dec. 2, 2005, at approximately 5:46 a.m.

According to the report, Haxton was driving a 1997 Kenworth eastbound on SR 14 on an icy roadway. The vehicle jackknifed while climbing a grade and left the roadway to the right. The vehicle struck a utility pole, fence, telephone box, cable tv, and dirt embankment before coming to rest.

Haxton was cited for speeding too fast for conditions and log book violations.



On Dec. 4, 2005, at about 3:30 p.m. the sheriff's office responded to a call of a gunshot victim at a residence in the 100 block of Murdock Ave. in Murdock.

The victim, Arthur J. Cloud, 42, was located in a camp trailer on the property. He had a gunshot wound to the face. Deputy M. Wykes and Sergeant Erik Anderson responded and secured the scene for ambulance personnel and detectives.

The suspect, James R. Hayworth, 63, was quickly identified and placed into custody.

The deputies and detectives were able to establish probable cause to arrest Hayworth on attempted murder in the first degree. He is currently in the Klickitat County Jail.

A small handgun was recovered at the residence.

Detective Steve Shields is leading the investigation.

Cloud was transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, and then was flown to a Portland area hospital later in the evening.



An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper arrested two men last Friday after finding approximately two pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 84 near Hood River.

On Nov. 25, 2005, at 8:15 p.m., OSP Senior Trooper Raiser stopped a 1998 Chevrolet Camara eastbound on I-84 near milepost 62, for a traffic violation. During the stop, a consent search revealed approximately two pounds of marijuana in the car that was reportedly enroute to Hermiston.

The two occupants were arrested for possession of a controlled substance -- marijuana and lodged at the Northern Correctional Center in The Dalles.

The men are identified as the driver, Jorge Estrada Gutirrez, 23, Mabton, and passenger, Arturo Escobedo Piedra, 21, Myrtle Point, Ore.


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