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Police

Report for Bingen=White Salmon Police, WSP, Hood River Sheriff and OSP

BINGE-WHITE SALMON

POLICE DEPARTMENT

On April 9 the Bingen White Salmon Police Department responded to the 400 block of E. Franklin within the City of Bingen to investigate a dog mauling.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 2-year-old female and 5-year-old male were playing unattended in the yard at this location.

The 2-year-old female gained access to a fenced dog pen and upon doing so she was mauled and received severe facial injuries.

The 2 year old did not live at this residence and she was there under the care of a babysitter.

The child was transported to OHSU in Portland for treatment and has since been discharged and is home recovering.

The dog was transported by animal control to Goldendale and will be quarantined for the required 10 days.

This incident is under investigation and upon completion the case will be forwarded to the Klickitat County Prosecutor Office for possible filing of charges.

WASHINGTON

STATE PATROL

Six people were injured in a one-vehicle accident April 11, 2011, at approximately 2 p.m. The accident occurred on State Route 97 at milepost 31.9, 21 miles north of Goldendale.

According to the report, a 1996 Ford Windstar van driven by Norman F. Sullivan, 62, Goldendale, was southbound on SR 97 in a curve to the right. The van drifted to the southbound shoulder and entered the ditch. It continued through the ditch 100 feet and went airborne over a small ravine.

The driver told troopers he nodded off and had been drowsy on the drive home from Yakima.

Norman Sullivan had minor cuts and bruises and was transported to Klickitat Valley Hospital by private vehicle.

Bradley N. Sullivan, 6, Goldendale, had a seatbelt abrasion and head bump and was transported to KVH by ambulance.

Angelica A. Sullivan, 17, Goldendale, had a sore back and broken left small toe. She was transported by ambulance to KVH.

Shannon M. Sullivan, 40, Goldendale, has a sore back and was transported by ambulance to KVH.

Amber D. Sullivan, 20, Goldendale, had a bruised hip and back seatbelt abrasions and was transported to KVH by ambulance.

Tabatha Naught, a baby, Goldendale, was not injured and was in an infant seat.

Malona K. Bailey, 56, Goldendale, had seatbelt abrasions and a cervical strain and was also transported by ambulance to KVH.

All individuals in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts.

Norman Sullivan was charged with negligent driving.

HOOD RIVER

COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

On April 8, 2011, just after 3 p.m., deputies were dispatched to 6170 Billings Rd. in Parkdale, on a report of a shooting.

Personnel from the Hood River County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police arrived at the location and found 31-year-old Oscar Jose Solorio lying on the ground, unresponsive.

Solorio was pronounced dead on scene by emergency medical personnel a short time later.

Deputies took 20-year-old Dane Donaghy into custody at the residence. Donaghy was charged with one count of murder and was lodged at Northern Oregon Regional Corrections in The Dalles.

Investigators, in conjunction with the Hood River County District Attorney's Office are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Solorio's death.

An autopsy at the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office was scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2011.

OREGON

STATE POLICE

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's two-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 35 south of Mt. Hood Meadows that resulted in nine people being injured.

According to Sergeant Pat Shortt, on April 9, 2011, at approximately 4:34 p.m. a 2001 Jeep Wrangler driven by Drew A. Smith, 22, from University Place was southbound on Highway 35 near milepost 62 when it attempted to pass a commercial truck and semi-trailer just before the beginning of a blind curve on the two lane highway.

As the Jeep was alongside the truck and trailer, the Jeep collided head-on with a northbound 2004 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Scott R. Veenis, 26, from Park City, Utah.

The vehicles came to rest blocking the highway for over two hours.

The Suburban contained a total of seven occupants. Veenis and passenger James H. Shipman, 15, from Salt Lake City, Utah were transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Sciences University and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries.

The other five occupants, age 15 to 18, in the Suburban were transported by ground ambulance to Hood River Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. Safety restraint use by all of these occupants is pending further investigation.

Drew Smith and his passenger, Evan Smith, 16, were transported by ground ambulance to Hood River Memorial Hospital. Drew Smith was treated and released. Evan Smith was being treated in intensive care. Both were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. OSP Government Camp, Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Parkdale Fire and Ambulance, and ODOT assisted at the scene.

This past weekend Oregon law enforcement officers continued to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in the search for missing British Columbia residents Albert and Rita Chretien. The couple was last seen at a convenience store in Baker City, Ore., on March 19, 2011, during a scheduled trip to Las Vegas, Nev.

Weather conditions on Saturday improved allowing for an aerial search in Baker County. An Oregon State Police (OSP) airplane flew Highway 86, the Hells Canyon corridor, the lower portion of Burnt River Canyon, Highway 245 over Dooley Mountain and areas around Highway 7.

At this time the Oregon search has extended through Baker, Malheur, Grant and Harney counties in the eastern and southeastern portions of the state. Over 40 Law Enforcement officers and 18 search and rescue volunteers, from six separate Oregon agencies, have traveled over 3,500 miles of state highways and county roads during the search.

Malheur County has flown approximately 13 hours over two days, traveling in excess of 1,000 miles over Southeastern Oregon. OSP has flown three hours over Baker County, traveling approximately 400 miles. Working closely with investigators in Baker City for several days, the two RCMP investigators have returned to Canada.

As the search enters its second week, 23 days after the Chretien's were last seen in Baker City, search efforts throughout Oregon have scaled back. However, state, county and city police patrols throughout eastern and southeastern Oregon will continue to watch for any signs of the couple and their vehicle.

SAR and law enforcement resources will continue to be available to respond as needed, and Oregon investigators working in cooperation with the RCMP will continue to follow up on all tips and investigative leads.

The alert bulletin which was created and sent out to law enforcement agencies and other organizations across the western half of the United States continues to be distributed.

Law Enforcement is requesting that anyone with information related to the Chretiens or their missing vehicle to contact the toll free US/Canada Tip Line at 1-877-987-8477.

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