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A Carson man was injured in a one-vehicle accident on June 21, 2010, at approximately 7:18 p.m. The accident occurred on State Route 14 at milepost 45, .5 miles east of Stevenson.

According to the report, Roy C. York, 65, Carson, was driving his 1988 Toyota pickup eastbound on SR 14. The vehicle exited the roadway to the right into a drainage ditch and over a private driveway. The vehicle then became airborne, impacting a pedestal and telephone pole. The vehicle overturned on the driver's side, coming to rest on top of fiber optic lines.

York suffered head, hip and lower back pain. He was transported to the Hood River hospital.

Cause of the accident is still under investigation.



Claudia D. Escoto, 19, was arraigned June 16, 2010, in the Hood River County Circuit Court. A secret indictment handed down by the Hood River County Grand Jury was unsealed. The indictment charges Escoto with felony murder and robbery in the first degree.

These charges pertain to the robbery and gunshot death of Jerry Cranmer, proprietor of the Vagabond Motel, located near the city of Hood River. Cranmer was shot to death on Sept. 10, 2009 during the course of a robbery at the motel.

Escoto is a resident of White Salmon. She is currently being held in the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility in The Dalles. Circuit Judge Paul Crowley ordered that Escoto continued to be held on $100,000 cash bail.

Judge Crowley set Aug. 3, 2010, 10:00 a.m for the next court date in this case, for the scheduling of further proceedings.

Two other individuals have been arrested in connection with this case, They are Marlene Zarate, 20,, formerly a resident of White Salmon, and Jairo A. Vicente, 23, also from the White Salmon area.

Zarate is currently being held in California and Vicente in Washington, pending extradition back to Oregon. They were arrested on robbery charges.

No additional details concerning possible charges against these individuals is available to the public at this time. Any indictments will remain sealed until their return to Hood River County.

These arrests were the culmination of an extensive investigation led by Hood River County Sheriff's detectives. They were assisted by investigators from local, state and federal agencies.

No additional information concerning the facts of this case can be released to the public at this time.

Personnel from the Crag Rats, Corvallis Mountain Rescue and Eugene Mountain Rescue, were able to successfully recover the body of Canadian climber, 58-year-old Robert Dale Wiebe on Thursday, June 17.

The Langley, British Columbia resident was killed Tuesday after an apparent fall near the area known as the "Snow Dome" on Mt. Hood's Coe Glacier. Wiebe and four other men had ascended the mountain June 15, with the intent of skiing down from the area where the accident occurred.

Unexpected weather had moved into the area, creating diminished visibility and high winds. Members of the group discovered that Wiebe was missing and searched the area. He was discovered by companions, approximately 700 feet below, on Coe Glacier. Wiebe fell from an area located at around 9500 feet.

The climbers were not roped together at the time of the incident. Two climbers in the group were members of the Crag Rats. Rescue personnel were able to render assistance on scene and a helicopter was dispatched to the area. Weibe succumbed to his injuries before the helicopter arrived.



On Monday June 21, 2010 at about 11 a.m. the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office responded to an injured hiker near Angel's Rest view point.

Initial responders included Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies and Search and Rescue coordinators, Corbett Fire and Rescue, American Medical Response Wilderness Reach and Treat, Multnomah County Search and Rescue and the US Coast Guard.

Rescue crews discovered that 18 year old Victor Anthony Powell of Portland had fallen nearly 150 feet from the view point area.

Eyewitnesses attempted to provide First Aid and CPR but Powell died from injuries sustained as result of the fall.

Powell had been hiking with two friends before the accident. They had intended on visiting the Devils Rest area.

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind visitors of the Gorge area to stay on trails and to follow all safety guidelines for hiking. It is never a good idea to go off trail or get too close to edges.



It is suspected that a Washington State fugitive identified as Colton Harris-Moore, 19, is believed to have recently traveled to the State of Oregon. Moore previously received a great deal of media attention with his alleged crimes in and around the San Juan Islands, in Washington.

Moore has been linked to a number of residential burglaries, occurring primarily in vacation home locations. This elusive fugitive is also suspected in the theft of an airplane, a boat and automobile.

Earlier this month a vehicle believed stolen by Moore from the north Oregon coastal community of Warrenton, was recovered -- unoccupied - in Dayton, Ore., by members of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, on June 2, 2010.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, with the intention of better informing the public of this known fugitive, is now circulating photo images and a physical description of Moore as provided by the Island County Sheriff's Office, in Washington.

Colton A. Harris-Moore, age 19.

6'05" tall

200-215 pounds

Brown hair

Green eyes

Scar on his left arm


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