An Estacada, Ore., man was injured in a one vehicle accident on Nov. 19, 2009, at 3:47 p.m. The accident occurred on State Route 14 at milespost 107, 20 miles southeast of Goldendale.
According to the report, Gregory Locke Jr., 20, Estacada, Ore., was driving his 1994 Pontiac Firebird westbound on SR 14. He swerved to avoid multiple deer in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. The car entered a ditch on the northside of the road, rolled one time down a 15-foot embankment and came to rest on thh driver's side.
Locke suffered lacerations to his hands and had a sore neck. He was transported to Mid Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles.
On Nov. 17, 2009, at 9:27 p.m., the Hood River County Sheriff's Office responded to an armed robbery at Chuby's, a restaurant and bar located in Odell.
An employee was closing the business, when two armed males entered and demanded money. The pair dressed in dark clothing and wearing masks, obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled.
Both suspects are described as being thinly built. The first is reported to be 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and the second 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Hood River County Sheriff's Office tip line at (541) 387-7077.
An Oregon State Police (OSP) Sunday traffic stop south of The Dalles ended with more than a speeding citation after a trooper found an illegally killed trophy sized buck in the bed of the pickup. A Portland-area man who is believed to be responsible for killing the deer was also arrested for failure to register as a sex offender and lodged in jail in The Dalles.
On Nov. 22, 2009, OSP Trooper Brent Ocheskey stopped a Ford Ranger pickup after spotting it traveling 79 mph in a 55 mph speed zone on Highway 197 south of Dufur. As Ocheskey walked up to contact the driver he saw an approximately 250 lb. trophy sized 4 by 4 buck deer in the pickup's bed shot with an arrow.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop indicated passenger Eric Eugene Burris, 31, Portland, is alleged to have unlawfully shot the buck with bow and arrow in the White River Unit, which was closed during the open late season archery hunt.
Burris was taken into custody for unlawful taking deer and two counts of failure to register as a sex offender. He was also cited for unlawful possession of an open container of alcohol.
Driver Joshua Edward Lepoidevin, 25, Portland, was cited and released for aiding in a game violation, violation of the basic rule to wit: 79 mph in a 55 speed zone, driving uninsured, and unlawful possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
The deer and a compound bow were seized as evidence.
Burris was lodged at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) in The Dalles.