Oregon City Police Dept.
Oregon City Police Continues Pedestrian Safety Crackdown - 07/28/14
The Oregon City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on August 5th, 2014. This operation will be held on Molalla Ave. at Willamette St. in Oregon City, OR.
The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Oregon City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of the drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws. The operation will be conducted between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.
As a reminder, motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in.
The members of the Oregon City Police Department are dedicated to enhancing the safety of both the citizens and guests of the city. Funding for the pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.
Oregon City Cougar Sightings Reported - 07/14/14
Over the weekend two separate cougar sightings were reported in the Park Place neighborhood area of Oregon City. The first call came in to police on Saturday, July 12th about 8:46 pm on Harley Ave between La Rae St and Cleveland St. A citizen reported seeing the cougar lying down on the south west portion of her property. Oregon City Police responded to the area, but were not able to locate the cougar. On Sunday, July 13th at about 3:00 am a second citizen reported seeing two cougars in the area of Swan Ave and Cleveland St. This sighting was less than 1/2 mile east from the first reported sighting. Patrol Officers did not locate the cougars. Notifications have been made to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the County Trapper.