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Oregon City Police Pedestrian Safety Enforcement - 05/17/17

The Oregon City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. This operation will be held on Molalla Ave at Pleasant Ave in Oregon City and last from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. The Oregon City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws, using a decoy pedestrian. 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 ORS 811.028. 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 citizens and guests of the city. Funding for the pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.

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Commercial burglar sentenced to 180 months in prison after crime spree. (Photo) - 05/11/17

Oregon City, Oregon (May 11, 2017, 5:00 pm): In late 2014 and early 2015, the Oregon City Police Department and the Lake Oswego Police Department had several commercial burglaries occurring in the middle of the night. Officers and detectives from both agencies began linking the burglaries together but were unable to identify the suspect.

On March 16, 2015, the Oregon City Police Department identified the suspect as 53 year old Anthony Gordon Brown, after he fled an interrupted burglary at the Oregon City Coffee Rush, 900 Main St. Oregon City Police located him a short distance from the scene and took him into custody. Brown was later convicted of Burglary II and Robbery III for that incident and was sentenced to prison. OCPD Case # 15-962.

Yesterday, in a Clackamas County Circuit Court, Anthony Gordon Brown was convicted of three additional commercial burglaries from Oregon City and three commercial burglaries from Lake Oswego. Brown was sentenced to 180 months in prison for six counts of Burglary II, ORS 164.215.

OCPD cases
Casa Ixtapa (407 Beavercreek Rd.) -- December 14, 2014 -- Case # 14-4802
Jimmy John's (431 Beavercreek Rd.) -- December 15, 2014 -- Case # 14-4826
Still House Pub (201 S. 2nd St.) -- March 1, 2015 -- Case # 15-749

LOPD cases
Go Fish Go Sushi -- Case # 14-663905
Pizza Schmizza -- Case # 14-663908
Laughing Planet -- Case # 15-660140

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Oregon City Police Participating in Oregon's Safety Belt Blitz - 05/11/17

Oregon City, Oregon (May 11, 2017, 11:30 am): The Oregon City Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon, will be working overtime enforcement shifts to focus on proper safety belt use and child safety seat use. The nationwide traffic enforcement "blitz" will occur day and night from Monday, May 15, 2017 through Sunday, May 28, 2017. With onset of warmer weather, officers will also be checking compliance with laws prohibiting transportation of a minor in an open pickup truck bed. The enhanced enforcement is funded through USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 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:

Roadside observations of belt use among Oregon travelers in 2016 revealed 96% of travelers use safety belts. But despite this high use rate among the general population, Oregon crash data for 2015 shows lack of belt use in 27% of daytime and 50% of night time crashes. ODOT estimates that at least half of those who died unbelted or 67 persons could have been saved if everyone used safety belts on every trip.

Safety belts, used correctly, can reduce the risk of major crash injury or death by up to sixty-five percent. Belts are even more effective when used in combination with airbag systems and other not-so-obvious occupant protection features designed into today's vehicles.

Oregon law requires children weighing under forty pounds to use a child seat with harness. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must ride in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must use either a child seat or booster until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall and the adult belt fits them correctly. If you are unsure whether your child is ready to transition to an adult belt system, use the easy five-step test here: http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm

For help installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

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Expect Delays on 99E Friday (Photo) - 04/27/17

The City of Oregon City Public Works Department has just been notified of a project between Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and ODOT to make repairs to the railroad crossing at Highway 99E (McLoughlin Blvd) and Main Street on Friday, April 28. Repairs are anticipated to begin at 9:00am and last for one day. This will be a partial road closure with traffic limited to one lane in each direction. Anticipate delays in your commute. Thank you for your understanding, and if you have any questions please contact ODOT's Northwest Region - Region 2 office at 503-986-2600.

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Updated press release - OnPoint Community Credit Union robber suspect federally indicted (Photo) - 04/27/17

Yesterday, 23-year-old William Kelly III was federally indicted for bank robbery. William Kelly III has been identified as the suspect who robbed the Oregon City OnPoint Community Credit Union, located at 19753 S. Hwy 213, on March 21, 2017.

William Kelly III is currently in custody in the Clackamas County Jail on two counts of Burglary II, and one count of Theft I. These charges are as a result of him burglarizing the Oregon City Car Wash on March 11, 2017 and March 18, 2017.

Reference OCPD case #'s 17-965, 17-923 & 17-821.

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