McMinnville Police Dept.
McMinnville residence shot at multiple times around midnight last night. - 12/02/13
Around 12:10 to 12:15 this morning, someone fired more than ten rounds of a small caliber bullet at and into 1612 SW Shirley Ann Drive. There were multiple bullet entries in the West side of the residence and in the front door. Some rounds penetrated both the exterior siding and interior drywall and traveled into the interior of the residence. There were reportedly seven people in the residence at the time of the shooting. Two children and an adult were sleeping in a room that two bullets penetrated. There were no injuries sustained from the incident but several items were damaged by the rounds that penetrated the residence.
McMinnville Police Department detectives are investigating to determine the shooting position and potential motives for the incident. Anyone with further information is asked to call Detective Bill Christensen at 503-435-3495.
McMinnville Police Team up with Newberg-Dundee Police for Holiday DUII patrols - 11/19/13
The McMinnville Police Department, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department and Oregon Impact want your 2013 holiday season to be happy and memorable. To help accomplish that goal, we have partnered to make the roadways in Yamhill County safer this holiday season.
Oregon Impact, based in Milwaukie, Oregon, is a prevention and educational non-profit entity. They focus their efforts on increased traffic safety through driver education and through prevention by increasing the number of arrests of impaired drivers thereby reducing the often times devastating but always negative impact the impaired driver can have on others.
The McMinnville Police Department is committed to motorist safety by applying an extra emphasis on seeking impaired drivers during this holiday season. The Newberg-Dundee Police Department has a similar commitment and has been awarded grant funds through Oregon Impact to do just that; seek out and arrest impaired drivers during this holiday season.
While the Newberg-Dundee Police Department and the McMinnville Police Department are always on the look-out for impaired drivers, there will be an increased focus and extra patrols around the holidays. The first dates the community will notice an increased focus is November 22 and 23. The second dates are November 30 and December 01.
In addition to an increased emphasis on impaired drivers, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department, the McMinnville Police Department and Oregon Impact remind drivers to have a plan in place to get home safely. Designate a driver in your party who will not consume intoxicants. If your prefer otherwise, be sure you have enough funds to pay for a taxi ride home or pre-arrange a ride home with a friend or family member who will come pick you up.
Think before your drink. The decision you make today can have long-lasting and painful effects on you, your family, friends and co-workers as well as those who may have the unfortunate circumstance of becoming a victim because of your poor choice.