Coos Bay Police Department

  • Agency: Coos Bay Police Department
  • Address: 500 Central Ave, Coos Bay, 97420 OR
  • Chief: Eura Washburn (Chief of Police)
Phone: 541-269-8911
Fax: 541-269-5788

Coos Bay Police Department is located at 500 Central Ave, Coos Bay, 97420 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Eura Washburn. The Coos Bay Police Department phone number is 541-269-8911.

Coos Bay Police Department News

Tuesday November 7th 2017, the Coos Bay Police Department Dispatch Center / North Coos 911 Center received: - Phone Calls – 150 - 911 Calls – 30 - Calls for Service – 121 Officers from the Coos Bay Police Department had: - Calls for Service – 89 - Arrests – 2

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Monday November 6th 2017, the Coos Bay Police Department Dispatch Center / North Coos 911 Center received: - Phone Calls – 82 - 911 Calls – 26 - Calls for Service – 135 Officers from the Coos Bay Police Department had: - Calls for Service – 100 - Arrests – 2

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It has been a busy weekend! Here are the latest stats: Friday November 3rd 2017, the Coos Bay Police Department Dispatch Center / North Coos 911 Center received: - Phone Calls – 108 - 911 Calls – 30 - Calls for Service – 104 Officers from the Coos Bay Police Department had: - Calls for Service – 76 - Arrests – 4 Saturday November 4th 2017, the Coos Bay Police Department Dispatch Center / North Coos 911 Center received: - Phone Calls – 83 - 911 Calls – 21 - Calls for Service – 91 Officers from the Coos Bay Police Department had: - Calls for Service – 66 - Arrests – 5 Sunday November 5th 2017, the Coos Bay Police Department Dispatch Center / North Coos 911 Center received: - Phone Calls – 58 - 911 Calls – 31 - Calls for Service – 93 Officers from the Coos Bay Police Department had: - Calls for Service – 63

On November 2nd, 2017, the Coos Bay Police Department Dispatch Center / North Coos 911 Center received: - Phone Calls – 121 - 911 Calls - 33 - Calls for Service – 102 On November 2nd, 2017, officers from the Coos Bay Police Department had: - Calls for Service – 75 - Arrests – 3

In an attempt to keep our citizens updated on the daily actvity of our department, the Coos Bay Police Department will begin posting our daily stats. Additionally, we are working on creating a hyperlink to allow you to view our daily press log, so look for that soon. With that said, here are the stats from the previous two days: On November 1st, 2017, the Coos Bay Police Department Dispatch Center / North Coos 911 Center received: - Phone Calls – 163 - 911 calls - 37 - Calls for Service – 123 On November 1st, 2017, officers from the Coos Bay Police Department had: - Calls for Service – 81 - Arrests – 2 ********** On October 31st, 2017, the Coos Bay Police Department Dispatch Center / North Coos 911 Center received: - Phone Calls – 168 - 911 calls - 47 - Calls for Service – 159 On October 31st, 2017, officers from the Coos Bay Police Department had: - Calls for Service – 107 - Arrests – 7 ***********

Officer Meier, Officer Krebs and K-9 Dak were visited earlier by two little Swat Team members that were looking to fight some crime. Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Another successful multi-agency arrest and a successful capture for K-9 Dak & his handler Officer Krebs!

WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES The City is approximately 45% complete on the construction of the new wastewater treatment plant in Empire.City staff members are working very closely with the contractor and the design engineer to ensure a successful project. There are many people working on this project with expansive and diverse backgrounds. Construction and engineering was once a male-dominated field, but today females are making their mark in this industry and providing expertise. For example, Jean Ames and Julia Coleman are concrete truck drives for Knife River Materials and Angela Christie performs concrete testing and works for SHN Engineering and Geologists. There are also several female professional engineers working on this project. Jan Kerbo is the City’s Project Manager that oversees the daily activities of the project, Jennifer Wirsing is the City’s Wastewater Project Engineer and Sheryl Stuart of CH2M Engineers is in charge of the mechanical design of the new plant. The construction industry is growing and there are more opportunities for all, including those for young women, to enter the construction field both in the trades and engineering.

LIFE-SAVING EFFORTS OF COOS BAY POLICE OFFICERS The administration and the staff members of the Coos Bay Police Department would like to both recognize as well as share the below heroic details of two Coos Bay Police Officers who immediately engaged in life-saving efforts without hesitation. It is these types of heroic acts performed by our officers that make us so proud to be a part of this outstanding Police Department. The Coos Bay Police Department is honored to get to serve our community and when faced with situations that are life and death they are trained, skilled, and prepared to take immediate action. It is our hope that as you read this short story that you find it comforting to know that the members of the Coos Bay Police Department are always there and always willing to go above and beyond. On October 13, 2017, approximately 1124 hours, Senior Officer Scott Rogers and Officer Jordan Moeller were on a call at the Nancy Devereux Center when they observed a vehicle come into the parking lot. A father exited his vehicle with an infant reporting the infant was choking. The officers quickly reacted to the situation requesting medical to the location. The father handed over his child to Senior Officer Rogers and Officer Moeller and they both recognized the infant was in distress and needed immediate medical attention. They did an assessment of the infant and could tell it was having difficulty breathing and appeared to be choking. Officer Jordon Moeller administered back blows to the infant which cleared the airway. The infant’s breathing was restored to normal. A short time later, medical arrived on scene and the infant was transported to the hospital. If it wasn’t for the quick and immediate actions of the two officers, the outcome may have been much different. We would like to recognize the life-saving efforts of our two officers and thank them for their willingness to go above and beyond.

LIFE SAVING EFFORTS BY COOS BAY POLICE OFFICERS The administration and the staff members of the Coos Bay Police Department would like to both recognize as well as share the below heroic details of two Coos Bay Police Officers who immediately engaged in life saving efforts without hesitation. It is these types of heroic acts performed by our officers that make us so proud to be a part of this outstanding Police Department. The Coos Bay Police Department is honored to get to serve our community and when faced with situations that are life and death they are trained, skilled, and prepared to take immediate action. It is our hope that as you read this short story that you find it comforting to know that the members of the Coos Bay Police Department are always there and always willing to go above and beyond. On October 13, 2017, approximately 1124 hours, Senior Officer Scott Rogers and Officer Jordan Moeller were on a call at the Nancy Devereux Center when they observed a vehicle come into the parking lot. A father exited his vehicle with an infant reporting the infant was choking. The officers quickly reacted to the situation requesting medical to the location. The father handed over his child to Senior Officer Rogers and Officer Moeller and they both recognized the infant was in distress and needed immediate medical attention. They did an assessment of the infant and could tell it was having difficulty breathing and appeared to be choking. Officer Jordan Moeller administered back blows to the infant which cleared the airway. The infant’s breathing was restored to normal. A short time later medical arrived on scene and the infant was transported to the hospital. If it wasn’t for the quick and immediate actions of the two officers, the outcome may had been much different. We would like to recognize the life saving efforts of our two officers and thank them for their willingness to go above and beyond.

INCREASE IN IRS SCAM CALLS CBPD has received an increase of reports and questions regarding IRS scam calls. Please read and share this information from the IRS and Oregon Department of Justice. THINGS THE IRS WON'T DO: -Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail. -Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe. -Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card. -Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone. -Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying or claim you have a warrant out for your arrest.

NEW 911 DISPATCHER BEGINS WITH COOS BAY This Monday, October 2, 2017 was Samantha Mattarolo’s first day with the Coos Bay Police Department as a 911 Dispatcher. Mattarolo will start her five to six-month training process which will prepare her to handle the thousands of calls that come into the Coos Bay Police Department dispatch center annually. Mattarolo originally applied with the Coos Bay Police Department in December of 2016 and quickly rose to the top during that process. During the consolidation talks, Mattarolo was placed on an eligibility list and when a position became available she accepted the challenge. Mattarolo grew up in the Coos Bay/North Bend area and graduated from North Bend High School. Over the years, Samantha had worked for several local businesses in the area and was most recently employed by First Call Resolution (FCR). Mattarolo became interested in dispatching after learning about the job opening from a current Coos Bay Police Department 911 Dispatcher. She loves spending time with her family and makes them her first priority. Mattarolo also enjoys spending time at the gym with her friends and is involved in kickboxing and working out. Mattarolo ran the Prefontaine Memorial Run for the first time this year, which was a huge personal goal. Mattarolo's significant other was just recently hired as a Police Officer with the North Bend Police Department, so they both will be embarking on new endeavors and exciting careers. We welcome Mattarolo into the Coos Bay Police Department Family and look forward to watching her serve her community as a 911 dispatcher.

NEW CELL PHONE LAW AFFECTS DRIVERS An amended cell phone law has taken effect as of October 1, 2017, under House Bill 2597. Harsher fines and even a potential to be charged with a B Misdemeanor if convicted three times within 10 years are just a few of the new regulations under the amended House Bill. Fines for the first offender could total $1000 but could be erased if the drivers take a state-approved Distracted Driving Avoidance class at their own expense. If a driver is operating a cell phone and they are involved in a traffic collision, even higher fines could be issued that may not be waived. The new law was enacted in an effort to lower traffic collisions and traffic deaths tolls caused by distracted drivers. “In Oregon, a crash caused by distracted driving occurs approximately every three hours” according to a report from the Oregon Department of Transportation’s distracted driving task force. Nationwide, distracted drivers account for one in ten traffic fatalities and 18 percent of traffic injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. House Bill 2597 also clarifies that driving while holding or using a cell phone, tablet, GPS or other devices for texting, talking, entertainment, navigation, writing emails or going online is, in fact, against the law. We can all do our part to help lower these staggering statics by staying off our cell phones while driving and to encourage our loved ones and friends to also put the phone down while driving. Remember no phone call, text, email, or message is worth your life or the life of another.

The burn ban within the city limits of Coos Bay has been lifted.

Officer Meier was pretty lucky to get a photo with Miss Coos County's Princess Kiara at the Bay Area Fun Festival last weekend!

K-9 TEAMS ARE IN TOWN! Over the next few days expect to see many police K-9 vehicles from all over the state. Today started a three-day annual fall conference for the Oregon Police Canine Association (OPCA), which is being hosted by Coos Bay Police Department and Coquille Tribal Police Department. The two agencies along with the help of North Bend Police Department and Coos County Sheriff’s office have helped secured various training sites through-out Coos County. In addition, many local businesses and citizens have contributed through donations and generous support. Over 163 dog teams from throughout the entire state of Oregon will be in our area. The last time the Coos Bay area hosted the OPCA was in 2008 for their annual spring seminar.

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS YIELD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS Coos Bay Police Department, as a part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Coos Bay, has conducted 4 pedestrian safety enforcement operations during the months of August and September 2017 that focused on motorists who fail to yield the right-or-way to pedestrians. Pedestrian safety is a key issue in our community and the Coos Bay Police Department is committed to upholding pedestrian safety laws to protect our citizens. During these four operations the pedestrian enforcement and education program was conducted, which specifically focused on drivers and pedestrians who were violating right-of-way laws. As a result several citations were issued and an even larger number of citizens were educated. It is worth noting that during these operations officers gave citations and warnings for other moving violations as well. The Coos Bay Police Department strongly encourages members of the community to follow basic practices: • Drivers should be on the lookout for and stop for pedestrians. • Drivers should stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk and stay stopped until the pedestrian is two traffic lanes away or has reached the sidewalk. • Pedestrians should use a crosswalk when crossing the street and obey pedestrian signals. • Pedestrians should look both ways for traffic before crossing and ensure cars are yielding before crossing. Remember that having the right-of-way does not prevent you from being seriously injured by a driver who is not paying attention. Traffic safety is everyone’s personal responsibility. • Pedestrians should wear bright colored, reflective clothing and use flashlight when walking during hours of darkness. Be visible! Coos Bay Police Department is committed to doing our part to keep the community safe. We urge every member of the community to help by keeping themselves safe and following the basic rules of the road. For more information, please contact the Coos Bay Police Department, Captain Chris Chapanar at 541-269-8911