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Holiday Season High Visibility DUII Enforcement - 12/13/18

 

During the holiday season Beaverton Police Department, along with other law enforcement partners around the state, will participate in a high visibility DUII enforcement event.  Between December 13th and January 2nd, additional officers will be patrolling Beaverton to help take impaired drivers off the road.  Funding for the additional officers have been paid for through grants from the Oregon Department of Transportation.    

 

Beaverton is a no-refusal city.  No-refusal means officers will apply for a search warrant to obtain blood samples from a person who refuses to provide a breath sample after an arrest for DUII.  Beaverton has contracted with Metro West Ambulance to help execute search warrants for a sample of blood from these drivers.

  

Drunk driving, impaired driving or buzzed driving all have the potential to claim lives and often will result in jail time. The men and women of the Beaverton Police Department ask you to please use a designated driver or find another sober ride home.

Attached Media Files: December_HVE_detail.pdf
Free Child Safety Seat Clinic - 12/12/18

On December 15, 2018, Beaverton Police Department, along with Safe Kids Coalition of Washington County and Kuni Auto Center, will be offering a free child safety seat clinic.

The clinic will run from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Kuni Auto Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005.

Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death nationwide for children ages 1-12. In 2015, 1,353 children under age 9 were injured in Oregon traffic crashes; six children died. It's estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under 1 year old, and by up to 59% for toddlers ages 1-4. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among 4- to 8-year-olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

For more information about the proper fit of a child safety seat please visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats.

No appointment is necessary so please just drop in. Arriving early is recommended as we sometimes have more vehicles than we can accommodate during the event timeframe. Each car seat check will take approximately 30 minutes.

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Attached Media Files: Press release
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Fatal Traffic Crash (Photo) - 12/06/18

On December 5, 2018 at 6:47 a.m. Beaverton Police officers responded to an injury traffic crash at SW Murray Blvd/SW Hart Rd.  Officers found a dark colored 2005 Honda Odyssey and a dark colored 1999 Yamaha YZF motorcycle were involved in the crash.

The investigation revealed the driver of the Honda was turning left from northbound SW Murray to westbound SW Hart. The Yamaha driver was traveling south on SW Murray.  The two vehicles collided in the intersection causing significant damage to both vehicles.

Community members stopped and provided CPR to the driver of the Yamaha.  The driver of the Yamaha, 44-year-old Michael Arthur Campero Jr, was pronounced deceased on scene.  The driver of the Honda stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators.

Investigators believe speed and misuse of a motorcycle helmet by the Yamaha driver, and a dangerous left turn by the Honda driver contributed to the crash.  The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation.  The investigation is on-going. 

Investigators are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or the driving behavior of the drivers leading up to the crash.  Witnesses are asked to call 503-629-0111 and speak with Beaverton Police Officer Bryan Dalton.   

Attached Media Files: mc crash , mc crash
Average BAC in November Alcohol DUIIs was .12% - 12/04/18

The Beaverton Police Department is participating in a yearlong National Traffic Safety Campaign again in 2018. The focus of this campaign is taking impaired drivers off our streets, keeping Beaverton a safe city to travel and live.

 

Officers were out on targeted patrols for impaired drivers during the month of November and made 28 DUII arrests. During the month of December, officers will continue their efforts to take impaired drivers off the streets of our no refusal city. This High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) detail was paid for by grant funds. Out of the 28 arrests, 4 people refused to take a breath test and a warrant for a blood draw was granted. Out of the people who were arrested for an alcohol related DUII and provided a breath sample, the average blood alcohol content in their blood was .12%.

 

10 Of the 28 DUII drivers in November crashed their car prior to being arrested. 13 Intoxicated drivers, which included the 10 traffic crashes, were found by citizens calling the police and 15 intoxicated drivers were found by our patrol officers performing self-initiated activity.

 

Drunk driving, impaired driving or buzzed driving all have the potential to claim lives and often will result in jail time. The men and women of the Beaverton Police Department ask you to please use a designated driver or find another sober ride home.

Attached Media Files: Press Release
Update: Suspicious Circumstance Led To Death Investigation - 11/26/18

On November 17, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. Beaverton Police officers were called to 12120 SW Allen Blvd regarding a suspicious circumstance. A deceased body was located at the residence. The body was taken by a state Medical Examiner and an autopsy was conducted on November 19th.

 

The state Medical Examiner determined the manner of death to be homicide.  Beaverton Police detectives believe the deceased is 29-year-old Amy N. Low from evidenced obtained during the investigation.  A positive identification has been difficult due to the condition of the body when discovered.  Further test results are needed to make a one hundred percent confirmed identification.    

 

Further release of case details are being withheld at this time due to the potential that those details may negatively impact the outcome of this case.  As releasable details become available, they will be shared via updated press releases.    

 

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Attached Media Files: 18-3211016_update_1.pdf
Suspicious Circumstance Led To Death Investigation - 11/19/18

On November 17, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. Beaverton Police officers were called to 12120 SW Allen Blvd regarding a suspicious circumstance.

 

Officers arrived and spoke to several people staying at the house.  A deceased body was located at the residence.  The body was taken by a state Medical Examiner and an autopsy is scheduled for today, November 19th.  At this time, a positive identification and a cause of death has not been determined.

 

A forensic team from the Oregon State Police assisted Beaverton Police detectives with processing the residence.  Beaverton Police detectives do not believe there is any danger to the public regarding this incident.

 

Beaverton Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance with tips regarding this incident.  If anyone has information regarding this death investigation please call 503-526-2674 and speak to Detective Chad Opitz.     

 

Once a positive identification and cause of death has been determined, an update will be released.  This is an ongoing investigation and no further details can be released at this time.

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Attached Media Files: Press Release