Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 141 at milepost 13. The accident occurred on Feb. 28, 2012, at approximately 7 p.m.
According to the report, Crystal L. Voss, 30, Outlook, was driving her 2000 Ford Explorer southbound on SR 141. She lost control of the vehicle on the snow covered road, crossed the centerline into the northbound lane where the right front of her vehicle collided with the front end of a 2006 Buick driven by Stephanie D. Sattig, 38, Trout Lake.
Voss suffered back pain and was transported to Skyline Hospital in White Salmon. Sattig suffered a broken ankle and was taken to Hood River Memorial Hospital.
Jessica L. Hale, 18, Sunnyside, a passenger in Voss's vehicle, suffered a pelvic fracture and was transported to Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Jaycobb E. Gagner, 23, Prosser, also a passenger in Voss's vehicle suffered bumps and bruises and was taken to Hood River Memorial.
Voss was charged with speeding too fast for conditions.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident on SR 97, at milepost 33, 20 miles north of Goldendale. The accident occurred on Feb. 28, 2012, at approximately 8:45 p.m.
According to the report, Robert C. Prest, 58, Medford, Ore., was driving his 2001 Freightliner semi southbound on SR 97. James C. Moore, 56, Beaverton, Ore., was following Prest in his 2000 Freightliner. Prest lost control on the icy roadway. He semi jackknifed, blocking both lanes. Moore was unable to stop in time, striking the Prest's semi. Both vehicles came to rest fully blocking SR 97.
Prest was not injured. Moore suffered a sore neck and possible rib fracture. He was transported to Klickitat Valley Hospital in Goldendale.
Prest was cited for speeding too fast for conditions.
On March 1, 2012, deputies and detectives from the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Cypress St., Dallesport.
The warrant was the result of a month-long investigation into illegal activity at the property.
Two suspects were arrested in the case: Richard Ralph Roberts, 61, and Marilyn Virginia Dimmick, 65.
Roberts has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm and leading organized crime.
Dimmick has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance.
Both were booked at the Klickitat County Jail.
In the late afternoon of Feb. 25, Bickleton area resident Tom Mortensen (an off duty Washington State Patrol trooper) noted an out-of-place vehicle near a Bickleton residence. The owner of the residence was known to be away for the winter.
After the vehicle left, Mortensen discovered the door to the residence has been forced open and a television had been removed.
Mortensen called the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office and deputies began responding to the area while receiving Mortensen's description of the suspect vehicle.
Mortensen drove to Bickleton where he located the suspect vehicle parked at the Bluebird Inn. He contacted and detained the driver, along with two passengers in the vehicle, at the Bluebird Inn until deputies arrived.
The three occupants of the vehicle were interviewed on scene, resulting in the arrest of two suspects. The suspects' vehicle was seized by deputies and towed to Goldendale. A subsequent sheriff's office search of the vehicle located a flat screen television and two firearms identified as being taken from the burglarized residence.
One suspect, who has connections to Bickleton, also had an outstanding Yakima County warrant and remains in custody at the Klickitat County Jail. Another suspect has been charged and released pending further court appearances.
As the case continues to be investigated by the sheriff's office, Sheriff Rick McComas commends Trooper Mortensen for being mindful to watch neighbor's homes, as well as for the support that local residents gave to Mortensen while waiting for the deputies.
"It's all about being a good neighbor. That is exactly how Neighborhood Watch Program are meant to work. I'm sure that the last thing that the suspects thought was that there would be a community resident who would not be afraid to trust his instincts," said McComas.