May 19 community briefs
NDPD releases results of enhanced traffic patrols
Throughout the month of April, officers of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department took part in enhanced traffic patrols in the city, nabbing wrongdoers with a focus on distracted driving. While the primary focus was cell phone use while driving, officers also pulled over vehicles for speeding and driving under the influence of intoxicants.
In total, NDPD made 70 contacts for distracted driving, 66 for speeding and made eight arrests for DUII. Funding for the enhanced patrols was made possible by the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Blood drive events set for the area
The American Red Cross will hold a number of blood donation events in the area over the next several weeks.
The organization is accepting blood and blood products from noon to 5 p.m. May 26 at Zion Lutheran Church, 301 S. River St.; from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 at Grocery Outlet, 1510 Portland Road; from noon to 6 p.m. June 1 at the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center at 1802 Haworth Ave., and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newberg Safeway store, 1140 N. Springbrook Road.
In St. Paul there will be a blood donation event from 1 to 6 p.m. June 2 at the town fire hall, 4233 Church Ave.
To make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.
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