Their job is to protect and to serve and that's exactly what police officers in Milwaukie are doing for some of the city's most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
Starting Wednesday, a police officer showing up at the front door will be a welcome sight for many at-risk people in Milwaukie.
The city has figured out a system where officers can pick up a prescription and deliver the medication to those who need it.
It's a free service for those who are 60 and older and have pre-existing medical conditions.
Those who are interested will need to reach out to the pharmacy and arrange for a police officer to pick up the medication and drop it off at their home.
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Three masked men robbed a Tigard home early Tuesday, confronting people inside at gunpoint and getting away in a stolen car.
Tigard police said the men got into the home in the 11900 block of Southwest North Dakota Street through an unlocked door, and confronted the home’s occupants at gunpoint.
The men stole things from the house, as well as one of the residents’ cars: a white 2014 Ford Fusion with Oregon license plates reading 314HWC. The men got away before police arrived. No one was hurt.
Investigators don’t think there’s an apparent public threat. The case is under investigation.
Detectives ask anyone who sees the stolen Ford to call 911 and refrain from approaching the car.
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The Medford Police Department says it’s received several complaints about a public feeding for the homeless.
It took place in Hawthorne Park over the weekend.
The agency says any kind of group gathering is against the law, according to Governor Kate Brown’s current ‘shelter in place’ order.
A violation of this order could result in a class C misdemeanor criminal charge.
“It really places this vulnerable population at a high risk and it places our first responders, who, if these people were sick would have to respond to help them,” said Chief Scott Clauson, Medford Police Dept.
Last week, Chief Clauson says the agency partnered with local non-profits and the county to give lunches to the homeless 7-days a week.
That’s to ensure they’re not gathering in groups where the virus could easily spread.
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The Tillamook Police Department (TPD) reports it is starting to see a higher than normal level of thefts occurring at night in the community.
Even though the vast majority of the community are properly sheltering at home when not doing essential travel, there is still activity at night by persons who have a selfish purpose, Police Chief Terry Wright said. Tillamook is having thefts from vehicles, thefts of vehicles and thefts from private property.
"We are all focusing on diligence in protecting our families and ourselves from the current emergency," Wright said. "We need to also be diligent in protecting property."
Even with past releases and posting about guns left in vehicles, yet another gun theft from vehicle has been reported. Police say the vast majority of these guns are traded immediately for a very small amount of drugs.