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Oregon City Man Arrested For Robbery at the Grocery Outlet - 03/02/15
On March 1, 2015 just after 10:00 am Oregon City Police received a 911 call of a strong armed robbery occurring at the Grocery Outlet located at 878 Molalla Ave. Patrol officers arrived on scene finding a male suspect fighting with two Grocery Outlet employees outside the store. The suspect was taken into custody after resisting arrest.

The suspect was identified as 21 year old Monty Ray Buck out of Oregon City. Investigators found Mr. Buck had shoplifted store property before exiting the store. Store employees confronted Mr. Buck outside the store. Mr. Buck began fighting with the employees. Store employees realized he was armed with a machete and a knife. They were able to get the machete away from Mr. Buck and keep him outside the store until police arrived.

The suspect was transported to Willamette Falls Hospital as a precautionary measure. The suspect attempted to escape from police custody at the hospital and bit an Oregon City Police Officer. The officer was treated for his injury and released from the hospital.

Monty Ray Buck was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for 2 counts of Robbery I, Resisting Arrest, Attempted Escape II, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, and Criminal Mischief II with a bail of $295, 000.
Oregon City Robber Pretends to be with Meals on Wheels; Tips Sought (Photo) - 02/27/15
On February 13, 2015 at about 5:26 PM Oregon City Police responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery which occurred at a residential home on Taylor St near 15th St. A male suspect contacted a 64 year old female homeowner at her front door and pretended to be with Meals on Wheels. The female victim let the suspect into her home. The suspect produced a knife and demanded money from the victim. The suspect cut the home phone line and fled the residence on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The victim was not injured during the robbery. She was able to get help from a neighbor who contacted police.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens to early 30's, 5'8" to 5'10" tall with a slender build. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue hooded top, and brown gloves. The suspect's face was covered with a blue handkerchief and sunglasses.

A witness was able to help police create a composite sketch of the suspect, leaving the crime scene. Investigators located video surveillance of the suspect leaving the neighborhood after the robbery. The Oregon City Police is asking anyone with information regarding this Robbery or who recognizes the suspect in the video surveillance or composite to call the Oregon City Police Tip Line at (503) 496-1616. Oregon City Police Case #15-541.
Oregon City Police K9 Catches Robbery Suspect (Photo) - 02/26/15
On February 21, 2015 at about 10:33 PM Oregon City Police responded to a Robbery call near Chevron Gas Station on Molalla Ave and Mt. View Ln. Patrol officers arrived at the scene, finding an 18 year old male and female victim who had been robbed at knife point, while they were parked behind the Chevron gas station. The male victim sustained cut wounds from the suspect during the robbery. He was transported to OHSU for his injuries and later released. The suspect fled on foot before police were called.

The Oregon City Police Department assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, West Linn Police, and Gladstone Police began an immediate search for the armed suspect. At about 11:06 PM Oregon City Police K9 Mac located the suspect hiding in the back yard of a residence not far from the original crime scene. The suspect was safely taking into custody.

The suspect was identified as 22 year old Humberto Diaz Trujillo out of Oregon City. Humberto Diaz Trujillo was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for Robbery I, Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine with a bail of $530,000.
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Oregon City Police Participating in Safety Belt Blitz - 02/26/15
The Oregon City Police Department along with several Oregon sheriff's offices, local police departments and OSP are participating in the OREGON SAFETY BELT OVERTIME CAMPAIGN BLITZ. The Blitz starts February, 9 2015 and continues through February 22, 2015. 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.

A statewide observation survey in June 2014 found 98% percent of Oregon's motoring public routinely using safety belts. However, ODOT crash data reveals a belt use rate of only 62% among those killed in crashes last year.

Among those killed or injured were 938 child passengers under age eight and a third of these were riding unrestrained or in the wrong type safety restraint for their size.

Oregon law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly.

For help with child seats, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual, or your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/


The Oregon City Police Department Patrol Division had 5 officers participate in the first Safety Belt Overtime Campaign Blitz of 2015. These officers focused on drivers failing to use safety belts, drivers using cellular phones, and speed enforcement. The officers issued a total of 50 citations and or warnings during this enforcement operation. The final stats for this operation included 3 contacts for failing to use a safety belt, 15 contacts for using a cellular phone while driving, and 7 contacts for speeding. Officers also issued citations for careless driving, following too closely, and driving while suspended. The Oregon City Police Department will be participating in the next Safety Belt Blitz scheduled for May of 2015.
Oregon City Police Execute Search Warrant on Drug House (Photo) - 02/19/15
On February 18, 2015 a three month investigation into the distribution of heroin and methamphetamine came to an end when members of the Oregon City Police Department and the Clackamas County Sheriff's office executed a search warrant on the residence of 13531 Clairmont Way #175, in Oregon City. During the search warrant, heroin, methamphetamine, and evidence of distribution of narcotics were found within the residence.

35 year old Phillip Andrew Wanhoff was ultimately arrested on charges of Delivery of a controlled substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of a controlled substance-Methamphetamine, and Possession of a controlled substance-heroin. Wanhoff is being held at the Clackamas County Jail on $65,000 bail.
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