Monthly Archives: September 2019

Power outage impacting Astoria and outlying areas creating multiple calls to 911

The Astoria Police Department is aware of a power outage that has impacted the City and some outlying areas. Pacific Power is investigating a possible transmission outage. Please do not call 9-1-1 unless you have any emergency.  Driver’s are also reminded when traffic signals are out, the intersection should be treated like a four-way stop.  We will post updates as they become available.

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement planned for September 10, 2019

On September 10, 2019 the Astoria Police Department will have extra officers on duty participating in a pedestrian safety enforcement program in conjunction with Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation.  This enforcement effort will focus on drivers that fail to yield to an officer who is acting as a pedestrian crossing at marked as well as unmarked crosswalks.  Additionally, officers will be watching for vehicles that pass another vehicle that has stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.  Officers will be enforcing other traffic violations that are witnessed during this enforcement period.  The fine for failing to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian or for passing a vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian in $265.00.

The goal of the Astoria Police Department in participating in this enforcement is to increase the safety of all pedestrians and drivers in and around the City of Astoria.  The enforcement project is paid for with money awarded to the Astoria Police Department by Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

If you have questions about this project please feel free to contact Sergeant Brian Aydt at the Astoria Police Department or by phone at 503-325-4411.