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Oregon City, Oregon (September 21, 2016, 2:30 pm): The Oregon City Police Department conducted the last of three pedestrian safety enforcement operations of 2016. The enforcement was funded by a grant from Oregon Impact.
The primary focus of this operation 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 safety operation occurred on August 31, 2016 at the intersection of Linn Ave and Williams St between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. The operation resulted in 26 drivers being stopped. The violations included 8 citations issued for failing to stop or remained stopped for a pedestrian, 8 citations issued for driving while using a mobile communication device, 2 for no insurance, 2 for driving with a suspended driver's license, and 7 other miscellaneous violations. 6 warnings were given during the operation.
This intersection was specifically selected for the pedestrian safety operation due to heavy foot traffic going to and from Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. The Oregon City Police Department wants to remind everyone to stay aware of your surroundings when operating a motor vehicle.
Oregon City, Oregon (September 13, 2016, 11:00 am): Oregon City Police are investigating four commercial burglaries which have occurred from July to September, 2016. The Berry Hill Radio Shack, Verizon Wireless, and Aaron's Furniture Store on Beavercreek Rd have all been the victims of commercial burglars since July.
The burglaries occurred on Saturdays and Sundays in the early morning hours. The suspect smashed windows to get inside the businesses and took electronics. He was captured on video surveillance during one of the burglaries. The burglar is described as a white male in his 30's about 5'9" tall with brown hair. He was associated with a second suspect in a black mid 90's Jeep Cherokee.
The Oregon City Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying the suspect from the surveillance photos. If you know the identity of this individual or any information regarding this crime, please call the Oregon City Police at (503) 793-4621, Oregon City case #16-2730.