The Dalles Police Department

  • Agency: The Dalles Police Department
  • Address: 401 Court St, The Dalles, 97058 OR
  • Chief: Jay Waterbury (Chief of Police)
Phone: (541) 296-2233
Fax: 541-298-2747

The Dalles Police Department is located at 401 Court St, The Dalles, 97058 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Jay Waterbury. The The Dalles Police Department phone number is (541) 296-2233.

The Dalles Police Department News

Many of you have seen the graffiti pictures shared from the Little League Field. The subject who tagged the dugouts also did so on top of the Cascade Square building yesterday. We are looking for the person in these pictures as a possible suspect. He was last seen on 05/22 at about 1:15 PM. If you know who this subject is, please call our non-emergency dispatch and ask to speak with Officer Lick.

We are receiving more calls recently of over the phone scams. While anyone can be a victim of these, they primarily target the elderly. Please remind your elderly friends, family, and neighbors that these scams can put them out thousands of dollars. The most common ones we hear of are the IRS calling demanding money over the phone so they won't go to jail. The IRS will never call you for money. The next is their grandchild or niece/nephew needing money to get out of jail in another state or country. Please take a moment to discuss these with anyone you think may be persuaded by these scammers.

You can now register your bicycle online! Instead of coming down to the police department, you can fill out all of the info on our website. Once it's submitted, we will send you the registration sticker and paperwork in the mail. Please remember to input as much detail as possible as it helps us find the rightful owner of the bike. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple of minutes to fill out. Follow the link below to register

A message from our Animal Control Officer Lisa Stuck. For full details on when you can enter a vehicle in an emergency, please follow this link to view House Bill 2732

Do you know me? On 05/06/18 a female subject driving a green Dodge Neon with a red hood came to the Westside 76. The subject asked for $20 in fuel, went inside, and ate a box of doughnuts while looking around the store. The subject did not pay for the gas or the doughnuts. As you know, doughnuts are very near and dear to our hearts at the police department. If you know who this subject is, please contact Officer Dutton. All crimes are alleged until proven guilty.

Hit and Run occurred this afternoon at 6th and Webber and we are asking for public assistance. Suspect vehicle was described as a small blue car, possibly a Chevy. The vehicle is missing the passenger side mirror. The driver was described as a white female, short with blonde hair and about 25-30 years old. This is all the information we have at this time. Any assistance in this case is appreciated. Please call us at 541-296-2613

A message from Chief Ashmore:

Now that spring is finally here and the weather is nicer, more people are out and about and it's great weather to walk dogs. Here are some tips for dog owners and people that encounter others walking dogs. Not all dogs are friendly to dogs or strangers.

Three things to cover today: On our police department page we have a crime map. The crime map shows incidents in the city limits (thefts, property crimes, etc.) within a selected time frame. You can look up our calls for service here. The deadline for removing your studded tires ended on April 15th. It is a Class C traffic violation to have studded tires on your vehicle currently. Lastly we have been getting several calls a day regarding this box in the Cascade Square parking lot. Someone had hit one of the poles and the electrical is being covered. We found it a bit suspicious the first time we saw it as well but everything is okay.

Outstanding job Trooper MacKenzie

At around 2:45 AM this morning, an alert citizen called dispatch regarding 2 male subjects looking into vehicles near 13th & Lincoln. Officers were able to locate the subjects and several stolen items. The subjects eventually admitted to taking items from 10-15 unlocked vehicles around the area. If you are in the area and missing some items from last night, please contact our dispatch 541-296-2233 case number D180567

Do you know me? This subject stole $300 headphones from AT&T today. He is approximately 5’10” and has a silver chain hanging on the left side of his pants. If you have any info please call 541-296-2233 case number reference D180445

Reminder: Studded tires are to be removed from your vehicle by April 1st.

***EDIT*** The owner has been located and informed of the incident. Thank you to everyone who shared this post and to the people who contacted the owner. Original Post: Officers received a call at about 8:00 PM tonight regarding a Rottweiler found injured near 8th & Home St. (near Pomona St) He was not able to move on his own and one of his back legs is injured. The dog was taken to The Dalles Veterinary Hospital. They said he seems to be okay so far and are keeping him overnight for evaluation. He does not have a chip. If you know who owns this very sweet dog, please have them contact Officer Lick or Officer Perez at 541-296-2613. Case number D180320

Notice to the public: On 02/02/18 at around 5:30 PM, a person was attacked by a dog near 10th & Chenoweth Loop Road. The person was talking with her friends near the side of the street when the dog attacked from behind, biting her ribs then latching onto her head. The dog was not provoked and the person was not close to anyone's yard. The dog was described as medium sized, black short hair with white paws, and no collar. If you see this dog running around in the area, please call The Dalles Police immediately as the dog needs to be quarantined and checked for current vaccinations for the health of the victim and safety of our community. Officers and Deputies are also frequently checking the area. Non-emergency dispatch number 541-296-2233

Update: Thomas has been located by one of our officers and is okay. MISSING PERSON Thomas White, 78 years old, 5’9”, 202 lbs, gray hair with bald patch in the back. Associated with a bright red 2014 Ford Focus unknown Pennsylvania handicap license plate. Unknown if vehicle is a hatchback or sedan. Thomas was last seen at about 5 PM today at Fred Meyer. He is wearing pajama pants and a gray sweatshirt. Thomas is new to the area and has memory issues and may not know how to get home. If you see a vehicle matching this description, please call our non-emergency dispatch line 541-296-2233

Yesterday two of our city officers attended the funeral for Deputy Daniel McCartney of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel was killed in the line of duty on January 8th, 2018 protecting his community. Several agencies came and showed their support for Daniel and his family.

We would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! If you are planning to go out and celebrate tonight please do so responsibly. Call a taxi, friend, or carpool and remember that impaired driving puts more than just the driver in danger. We hope you all have a great 2018 and thank you for your support, it means a lot to us.

Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue and all law enforcement agencies in the area are getting extremely busy with crashes. This vehicle at I-84 MP 84 and the black Jeep at MP 88 have already been taken care of and the individuals involved are okay. Reminder to please slow down during these times and watch out for other drivers. You may get to your destination a few minutes late but at least you’ll arrive safely. Do not call our dispatch center for road closures and conditions. Go to for this info. Please be safe out there!

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY ... * WHAT ...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches are expected. * WHERE ...Arlington, The Dalles, Dayville, John Day, Mitchell, Monument, Spray, Heppner, Condon, Fossil, Dufur, Maupin, and White Salmon. * WHEN ...7 AM today to 4 AM Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS ...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.