Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office
Former Youth Coach Arrested for Multiple Sex Offenses Involving a Minor (Photo)
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - On March 11, 2015, deputies arrested twenty-four year old Gerardo Morales of Parkdale for multiple sex offenses involving a minor. In the past, Morales has worked with youth in the community through various sports and youth group programs.
The investigation which began on March 8, 2015 concluded Wednesday with Morales's arrest and detention at NORCOR. Morales is currently being held on thirteen charges including Sodomy, Sexual Abuse and Attempted Coercion.
As a result of Morales's past involvement with youth programs, Sheriff's Office Investigators are concerned about the potential for additional victims. Anyone that has information about Morales or potential victims should contact detectives at 541 387-6846 or the Sheriff's Office twenty-four hour non-emergency number at 541 386-2711.
DUII Patrols Increased for St Patricks Day - 03/10/15
HOOD RIVER, ORE - The Hood River County Sheriff Office is participating in a DUII enforcement overtime grant on St Patricks Day, March 17th, 2015. This grant is funded through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Our goal is to reduce instances of people driving under the influence of intoxicants by high visibility enforcement. Enforcement and visibility is critical in reducing fatalities and injuries that occur from impaired driving. We will be increasing our patrols and have Deputies dedicated to searching for impaired drivers during this time.
The Sheriff's Office urges everyone to drive with care and to please not drive when using substances that impair, including prescription medication, alcohol, marijuana or any other impairing substance. Enjoy St Patricks Day, but please remember to use a designated driver if you must be out on the road. If you have information about an impaired driver or are concerned about someone please call 911 and report it.