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All Evacuation Levels Dropped for Umpqua North Fires - 09/19/17

Effective Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at noon, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Fire Managers will lift all evacuations related to the Umpqua North Fires.

Residents living in the Dry Creek/Illahee area (Hwy 138 E, milepost 46.5 to 49.5), Slide Creek area (Hwy 138 E, milepost 53 to 56), Toketee Village (Hwy 138 E, milepost 56 to 58.5) and Toketee Ranger Station (Hwy 138 E, milepost 58.5 to 61) were previously under a Level 1 or "Be Ready" Evacuation notice.

The lifting of this notice means no homes are currently being threatened by any of the fires in the Umpqua North Complex.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and our firefighting partners ask that all residents have an emergency plan and live in a state of preparedness for when disasters may strike. You may find resources at www.dcso.com/preparedness_N.asp or www.ready.gov

All Evacuation Levels Dropped for Horse Prairie Fire - 09/15/17

Effective Friday, September 15, 2017, at 8:00 am, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Fire Managers have lifted all evacuations related to the Horse Prairie Fire.

Residents living on Lower Cow Creek Road from the End of County Maintenance, west to Union Creek (including residents on Doe Creek Road) were previously under a Level 1 or "Be Ready" Evacuation notice.

The lifting of this notice means no homes are currently being threatened by the wildfire.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and our firefighting partners ask that all residents have an emergency plan and live in a state of preparedness for when disasters may strike. You may find resources at www.dcso.com/preparedness_N.asp or www.ready.gov

DCSO
DCSO
New Jail Visiting Hours Announced (Photo) - 09/13/17

Effective Monday, September 25, 2017, the Douglas County Jail visiting hours will change. These changes are being made to conform to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The following is the new visiting schedule:

Mondays:
9:00 am-11:00 am - Females
1:30 pm-3:30 pm - No Visiting

Tuesdays:
9:00 am-11:00 am - General Population (Males)
1:30 pm-3:30 pm - Special Housing

Wednesdays:
9:00 am-11:00 am - Special Housing
1:30 pm-3:30 pm - General Population (Males)

Thursdays:
9:00 am-11:00 am - General Population (Males)
1:30 pm-3:30 pm - Females

Fridays:
9:00 am-11:00 am - RSAT
1:30 pm-3:30 pm - Special Visits

Saturdays:
9:00 am-11:00 am - No Visiting
1:30 pm-3:30 pm - No Visiting

Sundays:
9:00 am-11:00 am - Outside Work Crew
1:30 pm-3:30 pm - No Visiting

It will be the inmate's responsibility to inform potential visitors of their classification. Corrections staff will not answer questions as to each inmate's visiting time or classification status.

There is a video visitation unit on the 3rd floor lobby of the Justice Building which is available for use Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

Visitors may use any computer equipped with a web camera from any location to schedule and conduct video visitation by going to this website address: http://www.icsvideovisit.com/douglasor

Additionally, there is a smartphone application "ICS Mobile" which is available for Android devices. The use of this application will allow the user to use their cell phone to make video visitation to the facility. An application for Apple devices is currently in production.

For additional information, please visit www.dcso.com

Attached Media Files: DCSO
Wilmarth
Wilmarth
Trespassing Complaint Leads to Arrest (Photo) - 09/13/17

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 11:00 pm, deputies were dispatched to the Yoncalla High School for a report of three adults trespassing on school property.

The deputies located the subjects near the dugouts. The subjects were identified as 43 year-old Nathan Allen Wilmarth of Yoncalla, 45 year-old Joey Bitah of Drain and 23 year-old Kelsey Wilburn of Yoncalla.

During the course of the investigation, Wilmarth was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and Heroin. He was taken into custody and transported to the Douglas County Jail where he was lodged for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Heroin and a Probation Violation.

Bitah and Wilburn were interviewed and released.

Attached Media Files: Wilmarth
Alice Hawkins
Alice Hawkins
Missing Persons Located (Photo) - 09/09/17

***UPDATE***

On Saturday, September 09, 2017, at 10:16 am, the Douglas County 9-1-1 center received a call from a local elk hunter reporting he had located the missing persons and their 2005 PT Cruiser. Melvin and Alice Hawkins were given a ride by the citizen to meet with an ambulance. The caller stated Sharon Buchanan died prior to him locating the vehicle.

The Hawkins were transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg for evaluation, though they were reported to be in good condition when transferred to the ambulance.

Deputies were directed to the location of the vehicle by the citizen. Arrangements were made to retrieve the vehicle, which was high centered on a remote forest road off of Upper Cow Creek Road.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office and Ms. Buchanan's family have been notified.

The Hawkins and Ms. Buchanan had gone for a drive on Friday, September 01, 2017, after 3:00 pm. They were reported as missing to the Sheriff's Office on Sunday, September 03, 2017 at 9:00 pm. Since that time, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Division as well as citizens have been combing the area in attempts to locate them. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue division also provided resources at the request of Douglas County.

***END UPDATE***

***ORIGINAL RELEASE***

On Sunday, September 03, 2017, at 9:00 pm, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a missing persons report.

86 year-old Melvin Hawkins and his 80 year-old wife Alice Hawkins were reported missing by a family member. The caller reported she had not heard from the Riddle couple since Friday, September 1, 2017.

They were last known to be with their 70 year-old neighbor, Sharon Buchanan. The three reportedly had gone for a drive in a blue 2005 PT Cruiser with Oregon license plate XBP679 on Friday after 3:00 pm. Their destination or intended plans are unknown.

Melvin Hawkins is described as 5'07'' 190 lbs with white hair and brown eyes.

Alice Hawkins is described as 5'04'' 150 lbs with white hair and brown eyes.

Sharon Buchanan is described as 5'05'' 145 lbs gray hair and hazel eyes.

If anyone has information as to the whereabouts of any of these subjects, they are asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 and reference case #17-3794.

Attached Media Files: Alice Hawkins , Melvin Hawkins , Sharon Buchanan
Level 1 Get Ready
Level 1 Get Ready
Wildfire Evacuation Levels Lowered (Photo) - 09/08/17

Effective Friday, September 08, 2017, at 1:00 PM, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Umpqua North Fire Managers are lowering the evacuation levels for the following areas:

The Dry Creek Community and residents living in the Slide Creek area (residents living between mileposts 53-56 on Highway 138E) are now on a Level 1 pre-evacuation notice.

Horse Prairie Fire Managers have also lowered the evacuation levels for residents living on Lower Cow Creek Road (Riddle) from the end of county maintenance, west to Union Creek. This includes residents on Doe Creek Road.

Level 1 or "Get Ready": Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

Attached Media Files: Level 1 Get Ready
Officials Lower Evacuation Level for Horse Prairie Fire - 09/06/17

***UPDATE 09/06/2017 8:00 PM***

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Horse Prairie Fire Managers, has lowered the evacuation level for residents previously placed under the Level 3 "GO!" evacuation.

The affected area is Lower Cow Creek Road (Riddle) from the end of County Maintenance, west to Union Creek. This includes residents living on Doe Creek Road. The evacuation level was downgraded to a Level 2 "Set" effective Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm.

A Level 2, or "Set", evacuation means residents must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. There is significant wildfire danger to the area as a result of the Horse Prairie Fire. Residents are encouraged to voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. If choosing to remain, residents should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Residents may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.

Residents should closely monitor official outlets for additional information. Lastly, residents with a landline telephone number may be contacted via an automated emergency notification system from the Sheriff's Office if the threat increases. Those who do not have a landline telephone and rely on a cell phone are asked to register their cell phone number to receive potential emergency messages from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. You may register at www.dcso.com/alerts

The Bureau of Land Management closure remains in effect for the public. Only residents with valid ID will be allowed past the road closure.

***END UPDATE***

***UPDATE 08/29/2017 2:30 PM***

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Fire Managers have issued update to the evacuation level regarding the Horse Prairie Fire.

A Level 3 or "GO!" evacuation is now in effect for residents living on Lower Cow Creek Road (Riddle, OR) from the end of County Maintenance to Union Creek. This includes residents living on Doe Creek Road.

A Level 3 or "GO!" evacuation means to evacuate now. Leave Immediately. Danger to your area is current or imminent and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.

Entry into evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe.

If residents need shelter assistance, they may contact the American Red Cross at 1-888-680-1455.

***END UPDATE***


The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, working in conjunction with the Horse Prairie Fire Managers, have issued a Level 2 or "Set" evacuation notice for residents living on Lower Cow Creek Road (Riddle, OR) from the end of County Maintenance to Union Creek. This includes residents living on Doe Creek Road.

A Level 2, or "Set", evacuation means residents must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. There is significant wildfire danger to the area as a result of the Horse Prairie Fire. Residents are encouraged to voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. If choosing to remain, residents should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Residents may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.

This may be the only notice that residents receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify residents if conditions rapidly deteriorate.

Residents should closely monitor official outlets for additional information. Lastly, residents with a landline telephone number may be contacted via an automated emergency notification system from the Sheriff's Office. Those who do not have a landline telephone and rely on a cell phone are asked to register their cell phone number to receive potential emergency messages from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. You may register at www.dcso.com/alerts

For additional information residents may call 1-855-419-2349 for recorded fire information.

Harris, Martin Bradley
Harris, Martin Bradley
Elkton Man Arrested for DUII and Disorderly Conduct (Photo) - 09/05/17

On Sunday, September 03, 2017, at 10:28 PM, Douglas County Emergency Communications received a report of a suspicious male riding a bicycle with a firearm in the campgrounds in Winchester Bay.

Deputies contacted the male on Salmon Harbor near Lighthouse Road. The male kept grabbing his firearm and disobeyed commands from the deputies.

The male was identified as 49 year-old Elkton resident Martin Bradley Harris.

Harris was found to be under the influence of intoxicants and was subsequently arrested for DUII and Disorderly Conduct II.

He was lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

Attached Media Files: Harris, Martin Bradley
Multiple Injured in Single Motor Vehicle Crash - 09/03/17

On Sunday, September 03, 2017, at 2:25 am, the Douglas County 9-1-1 Center received a report of an injury motor vehicle crash in the 1900-block of Ben Irving Road in Tenmile.

The caller reported a single vehicle crash with multiple injured patients lying in the roadway.

Emergency service personnel responded to the scene and located a 2014 Kia Soul that had been involved in the single vehicle crash and six occupants with varying injuries.

The driver was identified as 22 year old, Troy Robertson (female) of Tri City, Oregon.

The passengers were identified as the following:

36 year-old Shannon Brumley Tenmile, Oregon

28 year-old Dio Paddock Tenmile, Oregon

32 year-old Brandon Murray of Roseburg, Oregon

25 year-old Tyler Kramer of Roseburg, Oregon

26 year-old Matthew McCallister of Tenmile, Oregon

All of the occupants were transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg by ambulance. McCallister and Murray were later transferred to Sacred Heart at River Bend to receive higher level of care. Kramer and Brumley were admitted to Mercy Medical Center. Paddock and Robertson were treated and released.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 or by email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us

The Winston Police Department, Douglas County Fire District #2, Bay Cities Ambulance, Tenmile and Lookingglass Fire Departments responded to the scene with the Sheriff's Office.

No further information will be released at this time.

Evacuation Notices Lifted
Evacuation Notices Lifted
Umpqua North Complex - Susan Creek Moore Hill Lane Notices Lifted (Photo) - 09/03/17

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Umpqua North Fire Managers have lifted the Level 1 Evacuation Notice for the following locations impacted by the Fall Creek Fire effective on Sunday, September 03, 2017, at 12:00 pm. Residents living between milepost 28 and the Forest Service/BLM Boundary (MP 30) on Highway 138 East and residents living on Moore Hill Lane.

With the official lifting of this notice, the Sheriff's Office and our firefighting partners would like to take a moment to encourage all Douglas County residents to remain at an appropriate level of preparedness. Take the following tips:

EVACUATION PLANNING

* Make a plan, and be sure everyone in your family understands it.

* Assign tasks to each family member for what to do during a Level 1 (Ready), Level 2 (Set) and Level 3 (GO!) evacuations.

* Have an evacuation plan for your pets and livestock. If it isn't safe for you, its not safe for them.

* Designate a meeting place - this could be a friend or family member's house, or an evacuation shelter.

* Choose an out-of-the-area contact person to relay information about your welfare to family and friends to keep your phone lines open.

HOUSE PREPARATION

* Make sure your home address is visible from the street.

* Make sure driveways are wide enough for emergency vehicles to enter (10-12 feet wide).

* Create a defensible space around your home using Firewise concepts.

EMERGENCY KITS - KEEP THEM READY AT ALL TIMES IN YOUR HOME AND VEHICLE.

* Include supplies for you and everyone who lives in your home or visits regularly.

* Include supplies for your pets

* Include copies of important documents, phone contact lists, family photos, household inventory lists, and any portable valuables.

* Keep your vehicles filled with fuel.

For more information about emergency preparedness, please visit www.dcso.com/preparedness_N.asp

Sheriff's Office Participates in Sex offender Sweep - 09/02/17

On August 30, 2017, members of the Oregon State Police, US Marshal's Fugitive Taskforce, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department and Douglas County Parole and Probation, conducted a two-day, county wide sex offender sweep, reaching the boundaries of Douglas County and inner-city Roseburg. Approximately 122 sex offenders were identified for contact during this event. 22 offenders were brought in for registration, 13 arrests were made and 33 non-compliance checks were conducted. 54 individuals were found to have moved out of state, and are the subject of further investigation.

Law enforcement encourages any sex offender in Douglas County who has not met their obligations to register, to visit their local Police Department, Sheriff's Office or Oregon State Police Station and comply with their registration requirements.

**Updated** Fatal Vehicle Crash - 09/01/17

***UPDATE 09/01/2017***

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim of this crash as 28 year-old Jeffrey Alan Douglas of Tempe, Arizona.

The vehicle he was operating was a 1994 Chevy S10 Pickup.

Next of kin has been notified.

**END UPDATE**

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 9:39 am, the Douglas County 911 Center received a report of a single vehicle crash on Lookingglass Road near Nandy Drive in Roseburg. The caller reported the vehicle was on fire.

Lookingglass Fire Department and deputies responded to the scene. The vehicle was located off of the roadway, into a dry creek bed. The vehicle was fully involved upon arrival of responding units. Once the fire was extinguished at approximately 9:54 am, the body of the deceased driver was located inside.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an investigation into the identity of the driver and will then make next of kin notification.

Bay Cities Ambulance, Oregon State Police, DFPA and Douglas Electric also responded.

Level 1
Level 1
Umpqua North Complex - Evacuation Level Update (Photo) - 09/01/17

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Umpqua North Fire Managers, have downgraded the evacuation level for residents in the Moore Hill Lane area. Residents living between mileposts 31-35 on Highway 138 East, are now in a Level 1 or "Ready" notice effective 09/01/2017 at 1:30 PM.

Level 1 or "Ready" - Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area and monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency service personnel may contact you via an automated emergency notification system.

Residents who rely on a cell phone as their primary telephone communication solution, should register their cell phone with the Sheriff's Office to receive emergency citizen notifications in the event of an emergency. Residents may register at www.dcso.com/alerts

Attached Media Files: Level 1
Level 2 Slide Creek
Level 2 Slide Creek
Umpqua North Complex - Officials Upgrade Evacuation Level For Slide Creek (Photo) - 08/31/17

Umpqua North Complex fire managers and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office raised the evacuation notice for the Slide Creek area on Highway 138 East from Mile Marker 53 to Mile Marker 56 from Level 1 "Get Ready" to Level 2, "Set" effective at 1:00 p.m. on August 31, 2017.

A Level 2 or "Set" Evacuation notice indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice that you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate.

People in this vicinity are urged to closely monitor the situation, as the threat from the Happy Dog Fire is increasing as it approaches Highway 138 East once again. It is important to be ready to leave at a moment's notice.

Attached Media Files: Level 2 Slide Creek
Wyckoff
Wyckoff
Two Arrested on Multiple Charges Following Robbery (Photo) - 08/31/17

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 1:20 am, The 9-1-1 Center received a report of a male who had entered the 103 Chevron in Riddle (200 Pruner Road) and attempted to leave with a six pack of beer. An employee of the store attempted to stop the man from leaving. While doing so, the employee was punched and pushed from the suspect's vehicle while it was moving at approximately 30-40 miles per hour.

A deputy located the suspect vehicle, which was stolen, travelling on Interstate 5 near milepost 86 and attempted to perform a traffic stop, at which point the driver attempted to flee. The pursuit ended at milepost 79 on Interstate 5, after an Oregon State Police Trooper was able to successfuly deflate the tires on the suspect vehicle.

The driver, 19 year-old Cody Duane Wyckoff of Glide, was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (Felony), Attempt to Elude Police - Vehicle (Felony), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Misdemeanor), Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Misdemeanor), Possession of a Stolen Vehicle (Felony), Robbery III (Felony), Assault II (Felony), Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor)

The 20 year-old passenger, Jason Lee Snyder of Winston, was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle (Felony), Robbery III (Felony), Assault II (Felony)

Attached Media Files: Wyckoff , Snyder
Officials Lower Evacuation Level for Dry Creek - 08/29/17

The Umpqua North Complex fire managers and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office lowered the Level 3 "Go" Evacuation Notice for the Dry Creek and Illahee areas to Level 2, "Get Set" effective at noon, Aug. 29, 2017. Residents who evacuated may return but need to be aware that fire danger continues to exist in their area, and fire traffic and operations continue in and around their communities. It is important to monitor the situation and be prepared to leave at a moments notice if the evacuation level needs to be changed again.

The Oregon Department of Transportation, in coordination with fire managers, modified the road closure on Highway 138 East effective at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The highway is closed from Mile Marker 47 by Dry Creek to Mile Marker 54 by Soda Springs. The road remains closed from Mile Marker 47 to 54 to the public due to the hazards of falling rocks and burning snags affecting public safety. This change allows Dry Creek area residents to return from the west.

Closure Notices:

Highway 138 East from Mile Markers 47 to 54 remains closed due to concerns with falling debris and fire activity. Road shoulders and pullouts between Mile Markers 31 to 35 of the highway are also closed by the Forest Service to provide for public and firefighter safety. For the latest road closure information, call the Oregon Department of Transportation at 511 or go to https://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp# .

The Umpqua National Forest remains closed in areas of the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts. The North Umpqua River remains closed from Boulder Flat Raft Launch to Susan Creek Campground to boaters and anglers due to falling trees and rolling debris except for a short stretch of river near the Steamboat Inn that is open for fishing opportunities.

For information on forest closures see Public Notices at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/Umpqua/alerts-notices

Evacuation Notices: Current as of Tuesday noon, August 29, 2017

Level 1 Evacuation Notices -- "Get Ready" (threat in the area) -- the Clearwater area, along Highway 138 East from Mile Marker 53 to Mile Marker 61, the Susan Creek residential area and the BLM Susan Creek Campground, Highway 138 E from Mile Marker 28 east to the Forest Service/BLM.

Level 2 Evacuation Notices -- "Get Set" (threat is greater) -- Moore Hill Lane, Dry Creek and Illahee areas.

Level 3 Evacuation Notice -- "Go" (threat is imminent) -- None at this time.

DCSO 17-3671
DCSO 17-3671
Fatal Car Crash (Photo) - 08/28/17

***UPDATED WITH PHOTOGRAPH***

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 1:00 pm, Douglas County 911 received a call from a male who reported finding a vehicle over a steep embankment near the top of Mount Reuben Road in Glendale.

The caller stated he had observed indications that a vehicle had gone over the embankment. He began investigating and found the vehicle. He believed the occupant inside of the vehicle was deceased.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene and found the 2017 Subaru Outback approximately 1/4 mile over the embankment with a deceased adult male driver inside. The male was identified as 35 year-old Angus Leslie Graham of Carbondale, Colorado.

Due to the complexity of the recovery and out of concern for responder safety, a recovery effort was postponed until Sunday morning when sufficient personnel and equipment would be available.

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, members of the Douglas County Search and Rescue's Mountain Rescue were able to safely recover Graham's body from the vehicle. He was wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash.

Next of kin has been notified.

Glendale Fire Dept, Glendale Ambulance and DFPA also responded.

Attached Media Files: DCSO 17-3671
Click It or Ticket - 08/27/17

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as other State Law Enforcement agencies across the state, from August 21 thru September 3, 2017. Deputies will be working special overtime, federally funded, and administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation to educate the public about safety belt and child seat laws, including a newly passed law increasing safety for children under age two.

A new Oregon law for children under age two requires they use a child seat with harness in a rear-facing position, unless the child turned one year of age prior to May 26, 2017. A child over age two or who turned one year of age prior to May 26, 2017, must continue to ride in a car seat with harness or in a booster until they reach age eight or 4'9" in height and the adult belt fits them correctly.

The new law, which extends the rear-facing requirement from the previous age of one to age two, will better protect the child's head, neck, and spine from potential crash injuries. Research has shown that children in the second year of life are five times less likely to die or be seriously injured in a crash if they ride rear-facing. This is because of a rear-facing seat spreads crash forces evenly across the seat and child's body while also limiting forward or sideway motion of the head.

Many car seat fitting stations will host special events during the National Child Passenger Safety Week, with Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on hand to assist families with selection and use of car seats and boosters. http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

Oregon law requires belts be used and maintained in working order. A child weighing less than 40 pounds must be restrained in a child safety seat. A child under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds, but under age eight, or less that 4'9" tall must be restrained in a booster seat that elevates them so the lap/shoulder belts fit correctly. For help with child safety seats, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual or call ACTS Oregon Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 1-800-772-1315

You can find out more about the Click It or Ticket campaign at www.nhtsa.gov/ciot

Failure to properly use safety belts is a Class D traffic infraction.