Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Accident - 04/25/15
Gresham Police are investigating a traffic accident in which a pedestrian was struck and killed at the 4800 block of West Powell today. The suspect fled and is at large.
Police were dispatched to the 4800 block of W Powell on a report of an accident at 8:39 p.m. They arrived and located the victim, a deceased adult female whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The suspect vehicle, a white Mercedes Benz fled the scene. A short time later, a citizen who had been monitoring the police radio, located the suspect vehicle nearby and notified police. The vehicle has since been recovered. The suspect is still at large. There is no suspect description.
The East County Vehicular Crimes Team was activated and is investigating. There is no further information.
Stolen Vehicle Collides with Passing Motorist - 04/25/15
Gresham, Ore - On April 24, 2015 at approximately 11:25 pm, Gresham Police responded to a collision on SE Stark St. near SE 199th Ave. Police arrived on scene and discovered that a stolen vehicle traveling eastbound on SE Stark St. had collided with a passing motorist.
The three adult occupants of the victim vehicle were transported to the hospital with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the stolen vehicle was also transported to the hospital. The extent of his injures are not known at this time. The East County Vehicular Crime Team is investigating and no other information is currently available.
Gresham Police Continue Watching For DUII Drivers and Enforcing Safety Belt Laws
With the help of funding through the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Gresham Police Department in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact will continue to provide enhanced patrols looking for DUII drivers and enforcing Safety Belt laws.
Children that either are riding unrestrained or in the wrong type of safety restraint for their size are often injured or killed in traffic accidents. Safety belts save lives and the NHTSA data show that as children get older they are less likely to buckle up. Over the past 5 years, 1,552 kids between the ages of 8 and 14 died in car, SUV and van crashes across the nation - of those who died, almost half were not belted. You can find more information about fitting stations at the following websites: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm
or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/
During the first three months of 2015, Gresham Officers working specific hours dedicated to these missions issued a total 77 Safety Belt Citations with 18 of them being Child Restrain Citations, 40 Suspended or Revoked License Citations, 17 DUII Citations and or Warnings and 206 citations or warnings for other offenses.
Gresham Police will continue these enhanced enforcement efforts in the upcoming months.
Missing Alzheimer's Patient Found Deceased - Update - 04/10/15
Gresham, Ore. - On April 9, 2015, missing person Diane Holcom was located deceased near NE 205th Ave. and NE Thompson St. in Fairview, Oregon. As a result of an investigation by Gresham Police Detectives and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office, it was determined that Diane Holcom's death was accidental, caused by exposure to hypothermia.
Missing Alzheimer's Patient Found Deceased - 04/09/15
Gresham, Ore. - On April 9, 2015 at 5:54 p.m., a citizen called Police after locating a deceased female near NE 205th Ave. and NE Thompson St. in Fairview, Oregon. The female, Diane Holcom, 74, had been reported missing from her Gresham residence on March 24. Gresham Detectives and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office are working together to determine the cause of death. That information will be released at a later date.