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Oregon City Domestic Violence Suspect Taken Into Custody After SWAT Activation. (Photo) - 10/16/14
On October 16, 2014 at about 8:16 am the Oregon City Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the Canemah District of Oregon City. The vehicle was found to have been reported stolen by a family member earlier in the morning.

The suspect of the stolen vehicle was identified as 43 year old Tristen Lane Jordan of Oregon City. Mr. Jordan who lived in the area was served with a restraining order the previous day, October 15, 2014. He was believed to be back in the Canemah area and armed with a rifle. The suspect was reported to have made threats to harm his estranged wife and himself.

The Oregon City Police assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office SWAT located the suspect on 5th Place at the residence he had been restrained from. Tristen Lane Jordan was safely taken into custody for violating the restraining order at about 10:26 am. No one was injured.

Oregon City Police requested King Elementary School and Gardiner Middle school be put in a Lock Out status during the call as precautionary measure due to the proximity of the incident. No threats were made against either school. Both schools have been returned to normal status.

Oregon City Police Investigators are still on scene determining what Mr. Jordan's action were prior to the call.
Oregon City Police Look to Identify Car Break-In Thieves (Photo) - 10/06/14
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 starting at 8:30 am the Oregon City Police Department took reports of at least 5 different vehicle break-ins which occurred in the area of Vincent Drive and surrounding streets in Oregon City.

One of the victims had multiple items stolen from his car including his credit card which was then used at several locations throughout Milwaukie, Clackamas, Happy Valley, and Troutdale, Oregon. Oregon City Police were able to obtain video surveillance of two suspects attempting to use the stolen credit card in the early morning hours of October 1st, 2014. The suspects' vehicle, described as a white SUV, was also captured on surveillance footage.

The Oregon City Police is asking the public's help in identifying the two suspects. If you have any information regarding these crimes or the identity of the two suspects please call the Oregon City Police Tip Line at (503) 496-1616.
Oregon City Police Arrest Man for Shooting Gun Through His House (Photo) - 09/23/14
On September 21, 2014 at about 12:22 am Oregon City Police responded to a suspicious circumstance call after it was reported a neighbor's window was broken out in the 700 block of Hilltop Ave. Patrol officers arrived and found a resident of the home had fired a .45 caliber handgun several times through his front door. An occupied residence across the street was struck by gun fire. One round hit the side of the house and one round hit the rear window of a vehicle parked in the driveway. No occupants of the residence across the street were hit by the gunfire.

The man who fired the handgun from inside his residence was identified as 31 year old Robert Benjamin Fear. Oregon City Police suspect Mr. Fear was under the influence of Methamphetamine before the shooting. Robert Benjamin Fear was arrested for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangering, and Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. Mr. Fear was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.
Oregon City Police Department Stats from Pedestrian Safety Operations 2014 - 09/22/14
The Oregon City Police Department participated in two Pedestrian Safety Operations this year. The first Safety Operation was held in April at the intersection of Washington St. and 12th St. The second Operation was held in August at the intersection of Molalla Ave. and Willamette St., in Oregon City.

The primary focus of these operations was to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Oregon City Police Department helped raise awareness of the drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws.
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.

These operations resulted in 42 drivers being stopped for violations between the two locations. The final stats for both operations included 4 citations issued for Fail to Stop or Remain Stopped for a Pedestrian and 19 warnings for Fail to Stop or Remain Stopped for a Pedestrian. Officers issued 15 other citations and 10 warnings for violations found during the operation. These violations included Driving While Using a Mobile Communication Device, Fail to Obey Traffic Control Device, and Fail to Carry/Present Vehicle Registrations.

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 these pedestrian safety operations were made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.