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Tickets follow close call on Ainsworth

Posted on November 16th, 2008 at 10:23 am.

PSU Cycling Club president Reuben Vyn and Officer Pryce.(Photos: Peter Welte) Two members of the PSU Cycling Club got a lot more than they bargained for while riding along NE Ainsworth yesterday. According to witnesses, Club president Reuben Vyn was riding along with six other members of the club on NE Ainsworth near NE 23rd Read More »

Police Bureau continues with traffic safety education missions at Broadway/Flint

Posted on October 1st, 2008 at 10:44 am.

Broadway and Flint.(Photo J. Maus) As part of an ongoing effort, the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division is performing a series of “traffic safety educational missions” at the intersection of Broadway and Flint. Traffic Division Captain Larry O’Dea says his officers are conducting the missions during morning commute hours every day this week. According Read More »

Right-hook crash at Broadway/Williams

Posted on September 26th, 2008 at 4:05 pm.

Image of the scene.(Photo: Carl Larson) At around 5:00pm yesterday evening, there was a right-hook crash involving a bike and a truck at the intersection of Broadway and Williams in Northeast Portland (Map). According to the Police Bureau’s assistant PIO Greg Pashley, a woman riding a bicycle was struck by a “short panel truck” and Read More »

DA drops Reckless Driving charge in Stark Street collision

Posted on September 4th, 2008 at 3:37 pm.

“We couldn’t support the mental state required for a criminal prosecution.” – Gresham DA Ben O’Glasser on his decision to not seek a Reckless Driving charge against Lance Waddy The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office has elected not to proceed with a Reckless Driving charge against Lance Waddy, the man who let his car veer Read More »

News Release: Police out in force for first day of school

Posted on September 2nd, 2008 at 8:55 am.

This just in from the Portland Police Bureau: PORTLAND POLICE CONDUCT SCHOOL SAFETY MISSONS Starting Tuesday, September 2, 2008, and continuing every weekday for the next two weeks, officers from all five precincts, the Traffic Division, the Transit Police Division, and School Resource officers will participate in a citywide school safety mission. Among the goals Read More »

A look at enforcement policies in dramatic Stark St. collision

Posted on August 15th, 2008 at 12:10 pm.

On July 31st, a high-speed collision between a car and a bike on Stark Street in outer southeast Portland struck a nerve with readers and the incident left many with questions about how the law was applied. The collision itself was horrific. The man driving the car, 23 year-old Lance Waddy, was going an estimated Read More »

Police share results from Rose Quarter “bicycle education mission”

Posted on August 7th, 2008 at 4:44 pm.

New sign at entrance to Rose Quarter.(Photo © J. Maus) Yesterday from 3:30 to 6:00pm, the Transit Police and Traffic Divisions of the Portland Police Bureau staged what they refer to as a “bicycle education mission” at the Rose Quarter Transit Center. According to a statement just released by spokesperson Brian Schmautz, the mission was, Read More »

Last of three ‘bike education missions’ this morning in North Portland

Posted on July 24th, 2008 at 12:39 am.

(Photos © J. Maus) Yesterday morning (7/23) the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division conducted their second of three “educational warning missions” focused on bicycle operators at the intersection of North Flint and North Broadway. The results? According to Traffic Division Captain Larry O’Dea there were 61 total stops. 8 motor vehicle operators were stopped (all Read More »

Updated: Police target Ladds for educational mission

Posted on July 22nd, 2008 at 10:51 am.

**See results and a statement about this morning’s enforcement mission from Captain Larry O’Dea below** Ladds Circle in Southeast Portland. Officers from the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division were out in force this morning in the Ladds Circle area of Southeast Portland. This area, which is a traffic circle ringed by streets with stop signs, Read More »

Police Bureau Captain assembles new bike law working group

Posted on April 10th, 2008 at 10:52 am.

Traffic Division Captain, Larry O’Deaat the bike box press event in March.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Captain Larry O’Dea wants to learn more about bicycle laws. In fact, he also wants his officers, local judges, bike advocates, lawyers, and others to learn more too. Next month, he’ll assemble all of them Read More »

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