Portland Police Continue Street Racing Patrols

This weekend, extra resources from North Precinct, the Traffic Division and our Air Support Unit patrolled North and Northeast Portland. These directed patrol were conducted on Saturday and Sunday nights and resulted in 17 traffic stops, 1 illegal firearm recovery and 1 arrest.

Police arrested 47-year-old Enrique Magana for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm

Three additional yet separate cases of attempting to elude a police officer will be followed up on after reviewing evidence.

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. Enforcement action will also continue against individuals who are suspected of committing these types of crimes.

Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been 48 Major Crash Team activations and 41 vehicular related fatalities for 2019.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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