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Counterfeiter caught on camera after using fake $100 bill, Tips Sought (Photo) - 09/09/15
Oregon City, Oregon (September 9, 2015, 1:00 pm): Oregon City Police are asking the public's help in identifying a male suspect who passed a $100 counterfeit bill at the Soy Grill Restaurant in Oregon City.

On September 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm Oregon City Police were called to the Soy Grill Restaurant after a man attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for his food order. Owners reported the man had used a counterfeit $100 bill the previous day on September 1, 2015 to pay for his food. He was given food and change for the fake bill. The suspect left the restaurant before anyone noticed the money was counterfeit. The suspect returned to the Soy Grill on September 2, 2015 and tried to use another counterfeit bill to pay for his food order. Employees recognized the suspect from the day before and confronted the man about the counterfeit bill. The suspect left the restaurant with the fake money before police were called.

The restaurant was able to provide video surveillance photos of the suspect who passed the counterfeit $100 bill. The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 25 years of age, 5'10" to 6' tall with no facial hair and a slim build. The Oregon City Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying the suspect from the surveillance photos. If you know the identity of this individual or any information regarding this crime, please call the Oregon City Tip Line at (503) 496-1616.
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Oregon City Police Participating in Safety Belt Blitz - 09/08/15
Oregon City, Oregon (August 21, 2015, 2:00 pm): The Oregon City Police Department along with several Oregon sheriff's offices, local police departments and OSP are participating in the OREGON SAFETY BELT OVERTIME CAMPAIGN BLITZ. The Blitz starts August 24, 2015 and continues through September 6, 2015. The Oregon City Police Department wants to remind you to "BUCKLE UP" before operating your vehicle.

The following information is provided by O.D.O.T. and the US Department of Transportation.

OSP, sheriffs and local police will be working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz" from August 24 through September 6. Officers will also be on the alert for persons exceeding the posted speed limit or violating the "hands-free" cellphone law. This enhanced enforcement is paid from dedicated funding through USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Statewide observation surveys in 2015 found 98% percent of Oregon travelers use safety belts or child car seats. Not surprisingly, belt use was lower among persons killed in crashes --- 75% among all crash fatalities and only 50% among persons killed in night time crashes, according to ODOT reports.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old. Child car seats increase crash survival by 71 percent for infants under 1 year old and by up to 59 percent for toddlers aged 1 to 4. Booster seats reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45 percent compared to safety belts used alone.

Safety belts reduce the chance of fatal injury to adults by 45 to 65 percent.

Properly using safety belts and child restraints holds a person safely in place and inside the car to prevent injury from occurring during sudden stops, swerves or a crash. Without a safety belt or child car seat, occupants can be thrown against each other, the interior of the car or completely out of the vehicle which greatly increases chances of serious injury.

Oregon law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly.

For help with child seats, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual, or your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

Oregon City, Oregon (September 8, 2015, 9:00 am): The Oregon City Police Department Patrol Division participated in the third Safety Belt Overtime Campaign Blitz of 2015, which was conducted from August 24, 2015 through September 6, 2015. Officers focused on drivers failing to use safety belts, drivers using cellular phones, and speed enforcement. The officers issued a total of 101 citations and or warnings during this enforcement operation. The final stats for this operation included 14 contacts for failing to use a safety belt, 20 contacts for using a cellular phone while driving, and 12 contacts for speeding. Officers also issued citations for failing to obey traffic control devices, no insurance, and driving while suspended.

The Oregon City Police Department wants to remind everyone to buckle up before you drive.