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Sheriff's Office Parole and Probation Division Sex Offender Community Alert - 12/02/14
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office Parole and Probation Division is alerting the community about a high risk sex offender that has recently returned to the community. Eric Alexander VanDyke, twenty three, is currently residing at 959 Eby Rd. in Hood River. He is on Post-Prison Supervision for two counts of Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree.

Mr. VanDyke is described as a white male, six feet two inches tall, 225 pounds with brown hair and eyes. Conditions of supervision prohibit him from working or volunteering at a school or day care center. He is not to be in parks, playgrounds or other places where persons under eighteen years of age regularly congregate.

Historically Mr. VanDyke has targeted adolescent females, pre-pubescent females and has a handicapped teenage female victim and adult female victim. Additionally, he was adjudicated as a youth.

In the past, VanDyke accessed victims through church and school sporting events. He is considered high risk based on his scores on risk assessments. If seen loitering near a school or church, please contact 911 immediately.

Any offender misconduct or violations should be reported to the Hood River County Sheriff's Office Parole and Probation Division.

Questions about Mr. VanDyke should be directed to Parole and Probation Commander Jamie Hepner at 541 387-7056.

The goal of the Sheriff's Office Parole and Probation Division is to work with and rehabilitate offenders so they become productive, contributing members of society while ensuring community safety.
Attached Media Files: VanDyke_SO_Alert.pdf
Sheriff's Office Launches New Website For Improved Community Access - 11/29/14
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office launched a re-vamped website earlier this week, improving online accessibility to services. The Sheriff's Office partnered with Locus Interactive, a Hood River based digital marketing agency, who developed the site and Edwin Tofslie of Hood River's Tofslie & Company, who created and designed the site.

Additionally, local photographer and Hood River Crag Rat, Richard Hallman's work is featured throughout the website and highlighted in the Search and Rescue and Marine Division sections.

"It's our hope that the new Hood River County Sheriff's Office website will make it easier for users to obtain the information they need and be able to access it readily from their mobile devices. We enjoyed working with the Sheriff's Office on the project, and are proud our contribution could make a positive impact on our local community.", said Locus Interactive Partner Amy Moody.

The new site was redesigned to ensure that the information people are looking for is readily available and easy to find. Additionally, the site vastly improves and spotlights the numerous divisions and programs the Sheriff's Office runs. Major division and program pages feature frequently asked questions to ensure people visiting the pages can get their questions answered without having to look further.

"It was time for an improvement.", said Sheriff Matt English. "In order to provide relevant, professional service, you have to have an online presence in this day and age. I'm very pleased with the results and I'm confident we've improved our service delivery with this site.

Check out the new Hood River County Sheriff's Office website at www.hoodriversheriff.com.