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Pedestrian Safety Operation Results - 07/16/18

GRESHAM, Ore. – The Gresham Police Department is actively participating in Oregon Impact and Oregon Department of Transportation Pedestrian Safety Operations. On July 13, Gresham Officers conducted targeted enforcement along the area of W Powell Blvd and W Powell Loop. Officers issued 29 citations from the hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Education for drivers and pedestrians is vital to keeping our roads safe. Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are in the process of crossing, the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when a vehicle is already stopped in a lane next to the one they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028, Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for Pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers. Refer to ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

The department is hoping to raise pedestrian safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws. Additional missions will be scheduled during the summer and again in September, as the new school year begins.

Gresham Police Asking for Witnesses of Fatal Crash - 07/14/18

Gresham, Ore.— Gresham Police is asking for any witnesses of a fatal July 11 crash to come forward. On July 11 around 5:50 p.m., police responded to a traffic collision involving a car and a motorcycle near NW Burnside Rd and NW Wallula Ave. Police arrived on scene and found that the motorcycle rider was deceased. The motorcycle rider is identified as 61-year-old M Liss Mason Cusic of Gresham. The driver of the car being 35-year-old Maria Del Carmen Morales-Vasquez of Fairview. Traffic Investigators are still investigating exactly what occurred and no arrests or citations have been made.

Anyone who witnessed or has information about the collision is asked to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.

Be Alert - Pedestrian Safety Operation on July 13 - 07/10/18

GRESHAM, Ore.— The Gresham Police Department will be conducting a pedestrian safety operation on July 13 at the intersection of W Powell Blvd. and W Powell Loop. The department is hoping to raise pedestrian safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians through a two-pronged approach: education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws.

The operation will be conducted from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with warning signs posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone. Pedestrian safety education is vital to keeping our roads safe.

Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are already crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane next to the lane they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028, failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers. Refer to ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Funding for this pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and Oregon Department of Transportation. Additional operations will be scheduled during the summer and in September as the school year begins.

Update: Mary Bryant has been found safe. - 07/08/18

RELEASE DATE:   July 8, 2018

CONTACT PERSON:   On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:  18-38028

 

Police have located missing woman Mary Bryant. Thanks for everyone’s help.
 

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Woman (Photo) - 07/06/18

RELEASE DATE:               July 6, 2018

CONTACT PERSON:         On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 18-38028

 

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 50-year-old woman with a mental health condition.  Mary Bryant was last seen around 8:00 AM this morning near 3rd and Main in downtown Portland. Bryant has white hair, green eyes, is approximately 5-feet-3-inches tall and 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a green tank top, blue jeans, sandals and large black eye glasses.

Anyone who knows of Bryant’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333 or if needed, 911.

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Gresham Police Investigate Fatal Crash (Photo) - 07/06/18

RELEASE DATE:               July 6, 2018

CONTACT PERSON:         On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 18-38296

 

Gresham, Ore. – On July 6, 2018 at 3:17 PM Gresham Police and medical personnel responded to a crash in the 1700 block of Orient Drive.  When police arrived, they found the driver of the motorcycle, a 20-year-old Portland resident, unresponsive.  The driver of the car involved, a 65-year-old Gresham resident, attempted life saving measures until medical personnel arrived, but her efforts were unsuccessful.

The driver of the car is cooperating with the investigation, and police do not believe that she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

Names are not being released pending family notification. If anyone saw the car or motorcycle prior to the crash or actually witnessed the crash, please contact Ofc. Robert Harley at 503-618-2318.

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Update: Mary Bryant has been found safe. - 07/06/18

RELEASE DATE:               July 6, 2018

CONTACT PERSON:         On Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 18-38028

 

Police located missing woman Mary Bryant.  Thanks for everyone’s help.

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Woman (Photo) - 07/05/18

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 50-year-old woman with a mental health condition. Mary Bryant was last seen at a doctor’s appointment this morning in Gresham. Bryant has white hair, green eyes, is approximately 5-feet-3-inches tall and 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a green tank top, blue jeans, sandals and large black eye glasses.

Anyone who knows of Bryant’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333 or if needed, 911.

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Gresham Police Continue with Extra DUII Enforcement - 07/03/18

Gresham, Ore. – Through funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact, Gresham officers will continue conducting enforcement missions focusing on impaired drivers over the Fourth of July holiday.  These patrols are designed to deter people from driving while impaired by implementing high-visibility enforcement and increasing the number of officers on the streets who are assertively seeking to identify and stop impaired drivers.  

Ways to prevent impaired driving:

  • Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
  • Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist with calling for cab service.
  • Choose a responsible designated driver.
  • Serve plenty of food to lessen the effects of alcohol.
  • Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.

Everyone plays an important part in keeping our highways and city streets safe. Immediately report aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications at 503.823.3333 or call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.

Illegal Fireworks
Illegal Fireworks
Gresham Police Target Use of Illegal Fireworks (Photo) - 07/02/18

GRESHAM, Ore.— The use of illegal fireworks is a concern of Gresham residents and the Gresham Police Department. This year, police officers will be focusing on reducing the use of illegal fireworks leading up to and including the Fourth of July. 

Oregon law bans the sale, possession and use of fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air.

There will be extra patrols to enforce the laws pertaining to the possession and use of illegal fireworks. Individuals found in possession of illegal fireworks will be cited for ORS 480.120 sale, possession and use of fireworks. This is a class B misdemeanor which can result in a $1500 fine. In addition, illegal fireworks will be seized by officers.

Gresham Police want to ensure that all citizens get to enjoy a safe Fourth of July celebration. Illegal fireworks can be reported to the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333. Please recognize that emergency police calls will get priority response.

Attached Media Files: Illegal Fireworks , Legal Fireworks
Update: Missing 14-year-old Female Returned Home - 06/27/18

Gresham, Ore. - Missing 14-year-old Amaya Torres returned home a short time after the information was sent out to media recipients and on social media. Gresham Police thank everyone who shared the posts and helped look for her. No further information is available.

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Missing Teen Located (Photo) - 06/24/18

Thanks to the public's help, Tyler Cha has been located and his home safe.

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Pedestrian Safety Operation Results - 06/21/18

GRESHAM, Ore. – The Gresham Police Department is actively participating in Oregon Impact and Oregon Department of Transportation Pedestrian Safety Operations. On June 20, Gresham Officers conducted targeted enforcement along the area of E Powell Blvd. and NE Liberty Ave. Officers issued 18 citations and made two arrests from the hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Education for drivers and pedestrians is vital to keeping our roads safe. Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are in the process of crossing, the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when a vehicle is already stopped in a lane next to the one they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028, Failure to Stop and Remain Stopped for Pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers. Refer to ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

The department is hoping to raise pedestrian safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws. Additional missions will be scheduled during the summer and again in September, as the new school year begins.

Legal Fireworks
Legal Fireworks
Gresham Police Target Use of Illegal Fireworks (Photo) - 06/19/18

GRESHAM, Ore.— The use of illegal fireworks is a concern of Gresham residents and the Gresham Police Department. This year, police officers will be focusing on reducing the use of illegal fireworks leading up to and including the Fourth of July. 

Oregon law bans the sale, possession and use of fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air.

There will be extra patrols to enforce the laws pertaining to the possession and use of illegal fireworks. Individuals found in possession of illegal fireworks will be cited for ORS 480.120 sale, possession and use of fireworks. This is a class B misdemeanor which can result in a $1500 fine. In addition, illegal fireworks will be seized by officers.

Gresham Police want to ensure that all citizens get to enjoy a safe Fourth of July celebration. Illegal fireworks can be reported to the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333. Please recognize that emergency police calls will get priority response.

Attached Media Files: Legal Fireworks , Illegal Fireworks