Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office
Two Die In Separate Weekend Incidents - 02/23/15
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Deputies responded to two unrelated incidents over the weekend involving deaths of recreationalists. On Saturday, February 21, just after 3 p.m., deputies were notified of a medical incident involving motorcycle riders near the 640 road on the East side of the Hood River Valley. When personnel arrived, they found forty-three year old Eirik Elton Schulz of Portland deceased. Schulz appeared to have suffered a medical emergency while on the trail. Friends on scene attempted life-saving measures without success.
At 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, February 22, deputies were called to the Surveyors Ridge area off of US Forest Service Road 4410 to a man that was found at the bottom of a cliff. The man, later identified as twenty-four year old Peter William Clifford Bryner of Portland was a member of a camping party staying in that area. Bryner was discovered by persons in the group who made the call to the Sheriff's Office. When responders arrived, it was determined that Bryner was deceased, likely a result of a fall.
Both deaths are still under investigation and official cause of death in both instances has not been determined.
It is critical to know and remember that in many parts of Hood River County, cell phone reception is poor or non-existent. While enjoying the outdoors, it is important to know where you are and the closest points of reference. GPS devices, plenty of water, basic medical supplies, essential medications and enough provisions to stay overnight, are always highly recommended when planning an excursion in the outdoors.
Deputies Seek Assistance in School Burglary Investigation (Photo)
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Cascade Locks, Ore. - The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is seeking information related to a burglary of the Cascade Locks School that occurred between 8:00p.m. and 10:00p.m. on January 5th, 2015 and another burglary that occurred overnight at a nearby church on the same date. Over $1,000 worth of damage was caused by forced entry through multiple locked doors. A white adult male was captured on surveillance video breaking an office window.
If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) or the items stolen, please contact Deputy Dylan Lerch or Detective Noel Princehouse via the Sheriff's Office 24 hour non-emergency line at (541) 386-2711.