Oregon City Police Dept.
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.
Oregon City Police Looking for "Skimming" Suspect
On August 30, 2014 around 1:41 pm Oregon City Police were notified about a "Skimming Device" found on the ATM at the Clackamas Federal Credit Union located on Warner Milne Rd in Oregon City. A concerned citizen took possession of the device and brought it to the Oregon City Police Department to report the crime. A second unidentified witness reported a possible suspect vehicle description near the ATM. The vehicle was described as a newer dark grey sedan.
Oregon City Patrol Officers began to check neighboring bank ATM's for other devices. At about 3:16 pm a second "Skimming Device" was found on the Columbia Bank ATM located on Molalla Ave in Oregon City.
Surveillance photos of the suspect were obtained from both bank locations. The suspect is described as a white male adult with a short dark colored beard. The suspect was wearing long sleeved collared shirts with different patterns, jeans, and a baseball cap in the surveillance photos.
The Oregon City Police is asking for the public's help in identifying this suspect. If you have any information regarding these crimes or the identity of the suspect please contact the Oregon City Tip Line at (503) 496-1616.
11 year old girl accosted by stranger in Oregon City.
On 09/01/14 around 6:15 pm it was reported that a Hispanic male accosted an 11 year old girl from the exercise path at the Mt. Pleasant Elementary School located at 1232 Linn Ave., Oregon City. Police officers arrived on scene within minutes then searched the area, but the suspect was not located.
The 11 year old victim reports riding her bicycle around the track when the male came up from behind her, reached underneath her arms, and groped her chest. Despite having multiple patrons in the park, police were unable to locate any witnesses to the incident. The suspect was last seen by the mother fleeing on foot down Warner Parrott (westbound) towards South End Road.
Suspect is described as:
-Light skinned Hispanic male adult, roughly twenty years of age.
-Last seen wearing a yellow t-shirt with skateboard design on front, black athletic shorts, black Airwalk tennis shoes with a swastika symbol, and red hat.
-Swastika tattoo on L elbow.
-Blue tattoo with cursive writing on L forearm.
-Large scar around the outside of R eye.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Oregon City Police dispatch at 503-655-8211 or the Tip line at 503-496-1616.