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Speed Enforcement Patrols!!! - 06/16/17

For the next several months, the Roseburg Police Department will be conducting speed enforcement patrols on streets affected by the Stewart Parkway construction closure. This was made possible by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The Roseburg Police Department's goal is to reduce speeding in Roseburg, which will reduce speed related crashes, injures and fatalities.

In 2014, there were 177 speed related reported crashes in Douglas County. Of those, 32 were speed related fatal and serious injury crashes.

Pedestrian Safety Crosswalk Event (update) - 06/13/17

On June 12th, the Roseburg Police Department participated in a Pedestrian Safety Crosswalk enforcement event. During that day there were Officers working specifically to enforce laws related to pedestrian crosswalks. This campaign was made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.

Officers issued the following citations during the event:

Seatbelt violations - 5 cites

Cellphone violations - 4 cites

Insurance violations - 6 cites

Crosswalk violations - 28 cites

Driving While Suspended Violation / No valid license - 3 cites

Registration violations - 2 cites

Warnings - 14

Arrests - 2 (1 Driving While Suspended-Misdemeanor and 1 Felony Parole Violation)

Roseburg K9 Tracks Felon!!! - 06/09/17

On June 9th 2017, at approximately 1:00 PM, Crystal Martines (26 years old) was called in by medical staff at a W Harvard doctor's office because she reportedly attempted to steal medical supplies during her doctor appointment. Martines fled on foot from the scene. Investigation revealed Martines had a Felony Parole Violation warrant for her arrest. Roseburg Police K9 Axel and his handler responded to the scene. K9 Axel tracked Martines a couple hundred feet to where she was hiding in some bushes behind a residence. Martines was taken into custody without incident, and lodged on her warrant at the Douglas County Jail.

Pedestrian Safety Crosswalk Event!!! - 06/06/17

The Roseburg Police Department will be taking part in a pedestrian safety enforcement blitz on Monday, June 12th. The ability to take part in this event was made possible by a grant that was obtained through Oregon Impact.

The Roseburg Police Department will have Officers on duty who will be conducting pedestrian safety events around crosswalk areas in the City of Roseburg to enforce laws regarding pedestrian safety.

The goal of this event is to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities and to remind drivers to be cautious when approaching crosswalks, and to yield to pedestrians who are utilizing those crossing areas. According to statistics provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation, pedestrians accounted for an average of 14% of traffic fatalities from 2008 through 2010 in Oregon. For 2008-2010, an average of 660 pedestrians were injured and 51 killed in motor vehicle crashes. Oregon's streets and highways are busy -- roadways that must be shared by drivers and pedestrians alike. The majority of driver errors in motor vehicle / pedestrian crashes are a failure of drivers to yield to the pedestrian. And half of the pedestrians who were struck by vehicles were hit while in a crosswalk. Pedestrians and motorists both share in the responsibility of pedestrian safety. However, under Oregon law, drivers have specific responsibilities.

When turning at a traffic signal, drivers must:
* Stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane into which your vehicle is turning and at least 6 feet of the next lane.

At any other crosswalks - whether marked with paint or unmarked - drivers must:
* Stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane in which you are traveling (or into which you are turning) and the next lane.
* Stop and remain stopped for students as you are directed by a crossing guard.
* Stop and remain stopped for a blind pedestrian using a white cane or a guide dog until the pedestrian is completely across the roadway.

Safety Tips

* Remember, under Oregon law there is a crosswalk at every intersection.
* Do not pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. A stopped car may be a clue that a pedestrian is crossing. When stopping for a crosswalk on a multi-lane road, you should stop about 30 feet before the crosswalk so you don't block visibility to a driver in a second lane.
* When stopping at an intersection, do not block the crosswalk. This forces pedestrians to go around your vehicle and puts them in a dangerous situation.
* Watch for pedestrians, especially children, when exiting driveways or when backing out of parking spaces in parking lots.
* Pedestrians move at different speeds. Be alert for children who may suddenly dart into the street. Be patient with older adults who take extra time to cross the street.
* Around taverns and bars, be alert for people with slowed reaction times or impaired judgment.
* Be alert for people or animals during low-light conditions, especially in areas where they are likely to cross the road, or you might not see them until it is too late to stop.

DUII Enforcement Patrols!!! - 06/06/17

Roseburg Police Officers participated in a traffic safety campaign focusing on DUII enforcement during the month of May. During the month of May, the Roseburg Police Department arrested 7 people for DUII.

Additionally, Roseburg Police Officers will be participating in a traffic safety campaign focusing on DUII enforcement during the month of June.

The Roseburg Police Department along with the Oregon Department of Transportation encourages all drivers to plan ahead, and follow these tips:

* Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk--or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving.
* If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.
* If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.
* Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.
* If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone's life, and inaction could cost a life.

Remember, it is never safe to drink and drive: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.