The Citizen Patrol is seeking to expand its membership to allow for additional patrols in Corbett and the Columbia Riv-er Gorge. This will be done by partnering with our local Springdale Job Corps. The Job Corps is a no-cost educa-tion and career technical train-ing program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career, technical and academ-ic training.
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"Citizen Patrol members are trained to be an extra set of “eyes and ears” for the Sheriff’s Deputies. In a recent series of trespass incidents at the now-empty Chinook Inn restaurant, an uncooperative transient unlawfully entered the building and resided in it without permission. The man built a large campfire inside the structure without the use of a chimney. The large flames were only a few feet below the unprotected ceiling. The smoke billowed out the doors and windows, which caused the man to exit. A deputy arrested him on a warrant and Corbett Fire responded to extinguish the fire. After spending a brief time in jail, the man returned again and lit another fire inside the building. This resulted in his second arrest. The man had torn down the no-trespass signs. Numerous drug paraphernalia items were also strewn throughout the area. The man attempted to flee by bike after being noticed by the Citizen Patrollers. As deputies closed-in to apprehend the man, he dropped an empty baggy from his pocket that is suspected of containing drug residue. The case has been referred to the District Attorney for prosecution."
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