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' ra - December 12, 2012 VouR COMMUNITV Page 9 Winter's here - drive forest roads carefully, officials say U.S. Forest Service offi- even a few inches of snow can weather conditions, ahead of you. Don't forget to fuel cials are cautioning visitors to obscure icy roads and soft shoul- Let someone know whereup at the beginning of your trip. the Willamette National Forest ders where vehicles can easily get you're going. Although GPS systems are that they will encounter a wide stuck. Winter storms can trigger Carry an emergency kit in valuable tools for navigating for- range of driving conditions from unexpected rock slides, as well as your vehicle, est roads, they cannot always be now through spring. Many roads, falling limbs and trees, which can Also, be prepared to spend relied on to provide the safest especially those in higher eleva- cause roads to become impass- long periods of time in the car. routes based on current condi- tions, have already become im- able in a matter of minutes. Blankets or sleeping bags, warm tions. A GPS system can easily passable due to snow. " "Winter offers visitors so clothes, a snow shovel, water, lead you to a route that is impass- Forest Service roads are not many ways to enjoy the Forest, food and other necessities are able due to snow. Keep in mind maintained for winter travel, especially for those who like recommended as part of a corn- that cell phones are not likely to Those include popular and sce- to snowmobile, ski, snowshoe, plete vehicle emergency kit. work in remote areas. nic two-lane paved roads such as or look for their perfect holiday Good " snow tires, a four- Visit or call Your local rang- Forest Highway 46 (Breitenbush tree," said Matt Peterson, Rec- wheel drive vehicle and chains er district office for the latest up- Road), Forest Highway 19 (North reation Staff Officer for tho Wil- are advised when driving indates regarding weather, snow Fork Road/Aufderheide Drive) lamette National Forest. "The wintry conditions. As a general levels, and driving conditions and Forest Highway 21 (Middle following tips can help you pre- rule, always adjust your speedto (see list provided below). Fork Road). pare for a safe visit." current conditions and drive at Current conditions and help- Visitors should be aware that Plan for the unexpected, speeds that allow you to stop in ful links for planning your trip are Check the latest road and half of the visible road distance also available on the Willamette National forest website at www, fs,usda.~oto/willamette/con- ditions. For regular updates regard- ing road conditions on state highways that serve as mountain passes visit Tripcheck, which is offered by Oregon Department of Transportation at www, trij)check. CO~11. For local information call the Sweet Home Ranger District at (541) 367-5168. From page 8 not of age to supervise), 4300 block of Main. 4:52 p.m. - Caller reported the theft of a bicycle, Sweet Home Public Library. Report taken. Bike valued at $30. Dec. 4 6:26 a.m. - Caller reported that someone broke into her vehicle and stole a GPS unit and medication, 1313 42"d Ave. Report taken. 7 a.m. - Ashley Marie Ames, 24, arrested for probation violation and cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, 1155 55th Ave. Cited and released. 10:49 a.m. - Keith Allen Smith, 48, arrested on Linn County ~upervisory warrant, Sweet I-Iome warrant for failure to appear'on original charge of resisting arrest and Linn County warrants for failure to appear and probation violation on original charges of attempting to elude, recklessly endangering another, possession of meth and resisting arrest. Transported to Linn County Jail. 4:14 p.m. - Caller reported that subjects who live above him are throwing cats off of the balcony, 1890 Kalmia St. Officer responded. No witnesses stated that the cat was thrown. Three subjects said the cat jumped. 6:20 p.m. - Jennifer Marne Elizabeth Comstock, 14, referred to Juvenile Department for failure to perform duties, 2208 Long St. 7:46 p.m. - Caller reported that someone entered his enclosed trailer, 1300 block of 42"d. Report taken for theft of $120 in property. Dec. 3 4:34 p.m. - Harlee Ann Fox, 20, arrested for third-degree theft, 1530 Main St., Santiam Drug. 8:23 p.m. - Sandra Carlynn Freeman, 53, arrested for fourth- degree assault (domestic violence), menacing, resisting arrest and attempted assault on a public safety officer, 1530 Tamarack St., Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Park. Transported to Linn County Jail. 7:40 p.m. - Caller reported that two people just took off in her truck and then rolled just down the hill, 28100 block of Ridgeway. Vehicle recovere& Report taken. 8:28 p.m. - Caller reported that someone broke into her residence and took $8 in coins and bills, 1200 block of 44th. Report taken. 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