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Oregon City Police Department to conduct a Pedestrian Safety Operation - 04/16/15
The Oregon City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Tuesday April 21st, 2015. This operation will be held on 7th St. near John Adams St. in Oregon City, OR between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, who will be a police officer, the Oregon City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.

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.
Oregon City Police Investigate Infant Homicide (Photo) - 04/15/15
Oregon City, Oregon (April 14, 2015, 1130 am): The Oregon City Police Department is investigating the homicide of a seven month old infant boy from Oregon City.

On the afternoon of April 6, 2015 hospital staff at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel reported they were treating a seven month old boy who sustained a skull fracture. Oregon City Detectives immediately began investigating the circumstances regarding the child's injury.

Investigators found the infant had been at his babysitter's house in Oregon City when the injury occurred. The infant's parents were notified and have been fully cooperating with the investigation.

On April 7, 2015 the seven month old boy died as result of his head injury. An autopsy was later conducted by the State Medical Examiner's Office. Oregon City Police Detectives have classified this case as a homicide and an ongoing investigation is being conducted.


Oregon City Police Release Infants Name and Statement from Gillen Family

Oregon City, Oregon (April 15, 2015, 9:00 am): The Oregon City Police have identified Izaak Gillen as the seven month old infant, who died from a head injury on April 7, 2015.

Izaak's parents have released the following statement. They are asking for everyone to respect their privacy while they grieve.

"Our family is deeply saddened with the loss of our son Izaak. Izaak was an inquisitive and curious little boy, who explored the world with a twinkle in his eyes and a smile on his face. He was our happy beautiful little baby. Although this is a tragic event, we take some comfort knowing Izaak was able to save the lives of other children by donating 3 of his organs. In his seven months, Izaak touched many lives."

Oregon City Police Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the head injury Izaak received, while he was at his babysitter's house in Oregon City.
Attached Media Files: Izaak.JPG
Sierra Harper
Sierra Harper
Missing Oregon City juvenile (Photo) - 04/05/15
On the Afternoon of 4/5/2015 Sierra Harper was located by Oregon City Police Department Officers unharmed at an address in Portland and taken into protective custody. Sierra was reunited with her family and is no longer considered missing.

On 4/2/15 the Oregon City Police Department received a report of a missing juvenile. The Mother of 16 year-old Sierra Harper, reported that when she left for work that morning, Sierra was preparing to go to school. When she returned home from work at around 4:00 pm, Sierra was not home. She later learned that Sierra had not made it to school that day. According to family, Sierra has never run away from home before. Sierra is 5 foot 9 inches tall, 130 pounds with dirty blond hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is urged to call Clackamas County non-emergency dispatch 503-655-8211. You may remain anonymous.
Attached Media Files: Sierra Harper , Sierra Harper