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Safe Routes to Schools Grant Helps Kids Get to School Safely - 04/12/18

Gresham Police Department’s traffic division is beefing up its education and enforcement of traffic laws around area schools. This focused enforcement will start immediately and continue to the end of the school year, June 22. Officers are hoping to ensure the safety of children and pedestrians; preventing accidents and instilling healthy driving practices.

Funds from a Safe Routes to Schools grant will pay for the additional, target-specific enforcement in Gresham’s school zones and surrounding areas.  Particular attention will be given to the areas around Hall Elementary School (2505 NE 23rd St., Gresham), East Gresham Elementary School (900 SE 5th St., Gresham) and North Gresham Elementary School (1001 SE 217th Ave., Gresham). 

Officers will concentrate on school zones, student pick-up and drop-off locations, and crosswalks.  Drivers who are identified as breaking laws will be stopped and may receive a citation in addition to an educational pamphlet.  

Oregon laws require drivers to obey posted speed limits, including the posted 20 MPH zones near local schools during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Drivers must also yield to pedestrians crossing streets within marked and unmarked crosswalks, stopping their vehicle before the solid white line when a crosswalk is in use and before reaching a stop sign. 

Pedestrians too must obey traffic laws, comply with posted signs, cross within crosswalks and perpendicular to the roadway. Motorists and pedestrians alike are encouraged to remain alert and help keep each other safe.

Gresham Police Continue with Extra DUII Enforcement - 04/08/18

Gresham, Ore. – Through funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact, Gresham officers have arrested 26 people for alcohol and drug DUII offenses and issued 218 citations during the months of January through March in an attempt to crackdown on impaired driving.

Gresham Police will continue conducting enforcement missions focusing on impaired drivers. These increased patrols are designed to deter people from driving while impaired by implementing high-visibility enforcement and increasing the number of officers on the streets who are assertively seeking to identify and stop impaired drivers.  

Ways to prevent impaired driving:

  • Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
  • Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist with calling for cab service.
  • Choose a responsible designated driver.
  • Serve plenty of food to lessen the effects of alcohol.
  • Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.

Everyone plays an important part in keeping our highways and city streets safe. Immediately report aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications at 503.823.3333 or call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.                 

Missing 14 Year Old Located - 03/31/18

Missing 14-year-old Madison Taussig has been located. She is safe and will be reunited with her family. Thanks to everyone that assisted in locating her.

Madison Taussig
Madison Taussig
Police Seek Help Finding Missing 14-Year-Old Girl (Photo) - 03/30/18

Gresham, Ore. – Police are looking for a missing 14-year-old girl who ran away from her Gresham residence on March 28. Madison Taussig is described as a white female with blonde hair and green eyes. She is approximately 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 105 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with gold lettering, black sweatpants and white shoes.

Police believe that she may be with her 18-year-old boyfriend Austin Webster.

Anyone who has information about Taussig’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333.

Attached Media Files: Madison Taussig , Austin Webster