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Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 141 at milepost 22.7. The accident occurred on Nov. 1, 2010, at approximately 10:21 p.m.

According to the report, Emily D. Sattig, 16, Trout Lake, was driving a 2002 Ford pickup southbound on SR 141. The pickup crossed the centerline and collided with a 1995 Mercury, driven by Arien R. Engelmann, 30, Trout Lake.

Sattig suffered back injuries and was transported to Providence Hood River. Engelmann had back and neck trauma and was transported to Providence Hood River. Julianne B. Engelmann, 29, Trout Lake, a passenger in the Mercury, also had neck and back trauma and was transported to Providence Hood River.

Sattig was charged with over the centerline.

One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident on SR 97 at milepost.58, 12 miles south of Goldendale. The accident occurred on Oct. 27, 2010, at approximately 11:19 a.m.

According to the report, Troy W. Poppen, 43, White Salmon, was driving a 2005 Kenworth dump truck loaded with asphalt northbound on SR 97, following a 2010 Ford F150 pickup driven by Andrew K. Rukliss, 68, LaCenter. Rukliss stopped in the northbound lane to avoid a collision with a southbound semi crossing over the centerline. The dump truck did not stop. The dump truck and pickup collided in the northbound lane.

Neither Poppen nor Rukliss were injured. Carol A. Rukliss, 64, LaCenter, a passenger in the pickup, suffered a cut nose and back pain. She was transported to Mid Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles.

Poppin was cited for following too close.



On Oct. 19, 2010, the Hood River County Sheriff's Office launched an updated website, replacing its former site which was outdated.

The new site offers a much more comprehensive online source of information. Citizens now have the ability to complete online forms outlining criminal activity complaints and traffic complaints within the county.

In addition, visitors to the site will be able to contact specific divisions within the sheriff's office via email, telephone and in many cases print necessary forms online.

Additionally, a new component of the website offers citizens the ability to report certain crimes online and provide access to crime mapping. Online reporting is offered as a service to the public and is meant to target lower priority crimes where there are no viable suspects and have a low probability of being solved.

Although the reports can be completed and submitted online, sheriff's office personnel will review all online reports and will correspond with citizens as needed. Citizens submitting reports online will be able to check the status of their submission via the internet and print a copy of the report for their records.

The crime mapping module will take information from Hood River County 911's calls for service log that is specific to the sheriff's office only. Citizens will be able to view calls by location and date in more than two dozen general categories.

The Hood River Sheriff's Office website is located at


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