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Oregon City, Oregon (July 11, 2016, 11:30 am): On Sunday afternoon an Oregon City Police K9 captured 22 year old Timothy David Crawford after he stole a relative's car and was involved in a roll over traffic crash on Central Point Rd near Geiger Rd, in Oregon City, Oregon. Mr. Crawford was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver When Property is Damaged, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief II, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Law Enforcement Animal, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and an outstanding arrest warrant for Criminal Trespass II.
On Sunday, July 10, 2016 around 4:17 pm Oregon City Police were dispatched to the report of a suicidal threat and domestic disturbance in the area of Allegheny Dr. near Blue Ridge Dr. in Oregon City. Witnesses reported Timothy David Crawford was involved in an argument with family before stealing their car and crashing it into their house on Allegheny Drive. Crawford fled the scene in the stolen car as police were called.
Two minutes later witnesses reported a single vehicle roll over crash into a ditch had just occurred on Central Point Rd. near Geiger Rd. in Oregon City. Officers from Oregon City Police, Canby Police, and Deputies from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrived at the crash scene. They identified the vehicle as the same vehicle Crawford had stolen from family members on Allegheny Dr. Timothy Crawford fled the crash scene into a densely wooded area before police arrived and was reported to be armed with a knife.
Several officers, deputies, and two police K9's conducted a search for Mr. Crawford in the wooded area. Around 5:17 pm almost an hour after the 911 call, Oregon City Police K9 "Mac" located Crawford in the wooded area. Crawford was armed with a large knife and hatchet, refusing commands to surrender. Mac successfully captured Crawford. Mr. Crawford continued to resist and fight with patrol officers for several minutes. Patrol officers were able to disarm Crawford taking away a large knife and a hatchet he was armed with during the struggle.
Timothy David Crawford was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $61,000 bail. Mac was not injured during the fight and is back on patrol in Oregon City.
Oregon City, Oregon (July 11, 2016, 11:00 am): The Oregon City Police Department conducted the first two of three pedestrian safety enforcement operations in 2016, which have been funded by Oregon Impact.
The primary focus of these operations was to educate drivers and help raise awareness of the pedestrian right away laws. The Oregon City Police Department used a pedestrian decoy, while another police officer observed traffic violations occurring and radioed awaiting uniform officers to make the stop. The officers issued citations or warnings to help educate the violators. The overwhelming majority of drivers stopped for the pedestrian decoy, which was good to see.
The first safety operation occurred on May 12, 2016 at the intersection of 5th St x Washington St between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Officers issued 2 citations and 2 warnings for fail to stop or remained stopped for a pedestrian, 6 citations and 2 warnings for driving while using a mobile communication device, 5 citations for failing to obey a traffic control device, 3 citations for driving without insurance, and 2 citations for driving while suspended.
The second safety operation occurred on June 16, 2016 at the intersection of Molalla Ave x Dewey St between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Officer issued 14 citations for fail to stop or remained stopped for a pedestrian, 13 citations for driving while using a mobile communication device, 3 citations for driving without insurance, 3 citations for registration violations, and 8 warnings for other traffic violations.
These intersections were specifically selected for the pedestrian safety operation due to heavy foot traffic and heavy motor vehicle traffic.
The final pedestrian safety operation of 2016 will take place later this year. The exact date, time and location will be announced at a later date.