Prineville Distracted Driving Campaign Nets 33 Traffic Stops

The Prineville Police Department conducted a combined Pedestrian and Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation in the area of NE 3 rd Street in select school zones. The goal was to focus on pedestrian and driver’s safety; to increase awareness that every intersection is a crosswalk, and to make drivers aware of increased pedestrian traffic during the 2021-2022 school year.

The police department made 33 traffic stops resulting in nine crosswalk warnings, three seatbelt warnings, 12 distracted driving warnings, five speeding warnings and three additional violation warnings. Three citations were issued, two for failing to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, and one for no operator’s license. Two separate arrests were also made for the crimes of misdemeanor level driving while suspended.

The Prineville Police Department encourages all drivers to make a conscious effort to drive responsibly and safely. This enforcement operation was made possible through overtime funding provided by Oregon Impact, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

OSU-Cascades Hosts Talks On Civil Rights

A civil rights activist and a leader on race, religion and contemporary culture will each be featured at virtual presentations hosted by the Oregon State University – Cascades Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Laboratory this fall. Tamika D.

Concealed Handgun Fees Increase

The Sheriff’s Office would like to notify our community members of the upcoming increase in fees for concealed handgun licenses and renewals. Senate Bill 554 requires Sheriff’s Offices throughout the state to increase the fees for new

St. Charles Acquires Mobile Morgue

In response to a fast-growing population and the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Charles Health System has acquired a 17-foot, fully refrigerated trailer to serve as a mobile morgue. The Acela Truck pull-trailer was delivered to the Bend hospital